2012-2013

NSO Show:
Zanna, Don’t!

Music, lyrics, and book by Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris
Directed by Jeffrey Ligouri
Produced by Kelly-Ann Corrigan

Welcome to Heartsville High, in a world where everyone is gay–well, almost everyone! The big-man-on-campus is the chess champion, and the captain of the football team is made cool by being cast in the school musical. A controversial show called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” about straight people in the military becomes the catalyst for a man and woman in love. Enter Zanna, a magical, fairy who, with a wave of his hand, brings true love to one and all!

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Fall Show:
Proof

Play by David Auburn
Directed by Dana Floberg
Co-Produced by Hannah Brown and Becca Kaplan

Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks that her father left behind. In the face of a mysterious discovery Catherine must ask herself: How much of her father’s madness–or genius–will she inherit?

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Winter Show:
God of Carnage

Play by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Becca Kaplan
Produced by Chris Burcheri

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. The parents become increasingly childish, and the evening devolves into chaos. The play was a success in its original language, French, and has been equally acclaimed in English-translated productions.

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Spring Show Collaboration with Penn Players!:
The Children’s Hour


Play by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Rory Pelsue
Produced by Russell Abdo & Layla O’Kane

When student Mary Tilford escapes from her all-girls boarding school in the 1930s and tells her grandmother that the school’s headmistresses are having a lesbian affair, the lie grows and contaminates the lives of principals Karen and Martha. Hellman’s intelligent play strikes the perfect balance between psychological melodrama and political allegory.

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