The York College Theatre Announces its 2012-2013 Season
For over 40 years, York College Theatre has prided itself on presentations of the highest quality. From its earliest years, the Theatre discipline at York has been committed to excellence, from the production of timeless plays by Shakespeare, Coward, and Williams to the new classics of August Wilson and A.R. Gurney. In the last few years, York College Theatre has expanded its repertoire to include timely new plays and fresh interpretations of the classics. Guest artists like playwrights Lynn Nottage, Linda Nieves-Powell and Nilo Cruz have made personal appearances and shared their artistry and perspectives in talk-backs with our performers and audiences.
This Season’s repertoire includes several highly innovative shows. For the first time, the Spanish-language hit “La Luz de Un Cigarrillo” (“The Light of a Cigarette”), will be presented in Spanish and English, at alternate performances. A special audience talk-back with playwright Marco Antonio Rodriguez will be a highlight of this production. In December, the classic French farce,” La Puce de l’Orielle” (“A Flea in Her Ear”) by Georges Feydeau, will transport us to the jazz-age Paris of the 1920’s. In early 2013, guest director Hadi Tabbal presents the world-premiere of “After,” an intimate portrayal of a Muslim family adjusting to life in modern America.
In 2008, we presented our first full-length musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” Our acclaimed recent production of “Rent” was presented on the York Mainstage, a first for York College Theatre. The musical tradition continues this May with our highly-anticipated revival of the Broadway smash, “Dreamgirls”, another Mainstage presentation, co-produced by the York College Performing Arts Center. Our very reasonable prices make it easy to enter this year’s highly diverse and fascinating world of theatre. Mark your calendar now for the full range of drama, insight and fun. Join us for York College Theatre’s most adventurous season yet!