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Thingamajig Theatre announces 2013-14 season

By Tim Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Doug Chapin Craig Dolezel and Abby Apple Boes are two of the stars in the show “Good People,” at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The show is being produced by Thingamajig Theatre Co. and Abster Productions, of Denver. The play continues at the center through Sunday, Sept. 1.

Photo courtesy Doug Chapin
Craig Dolezel and Abby Apple Boes are two of the stars in the show “Good People,” at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. The show is being produced by Thingamajig Theatre Co. and Abster Productions, of Denver. The play continues at the center through Sunday, Sept. 1.

The Thingamajig Theatre 2013 Summer Season was a resounding success. “Spamalot” and “The Full Monty” drew audiences from Pagosa Springs to Portland, Maine, and the final production of “Good People” (co-produced with Denver’s Abster Productions, and closing Sept. 1) has garnered attention regionally as one of the best shows of the year.

With this kind of momentum behind us, we’re proud to present our 2013-2014 theatre season.

The upcoming season promises to be one of our most extraordinary ever, with five breathtaking productions consisting of exciting Colorado premieres, intense drama, holiday musicals and comedies that will leave you doubled over in stitches.

Join us for a season of plays and musicals at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts in a collaboration of what we do best.  We want to make you laugh, we want to make you think, but most of all we want your pulse to race with great theatre. So come on in … the party is just getting started.

2013

October:

“One Flea Spare,” by Naomi Wallace, directed by Tim Moore.

Oct. 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.

Tickets:  $20 advance; $25 at the door.

Rated R. Adult themes.

“In plague-ravaged 17th Century London, the human heart craves comfort, contact, tenderness; survival may take many forms.”

Darkly comic and deeply moving by turns, “One Flea Spare” is set in plague-ravaged 17th Century London where social roles and the boundaries that describe them have turned upside down. The definition of morality is up for grabs. History is being tantalized. Upper and lower class are forced to live in quarantine together and the secrets and sins of the four shut-ins are laid bare. The social hierarchy collapses, and sexual inhibitions are loosened as the prisoners wait for death to strike them down or pass them by. Who, if anyone, will survive?

December:

“Winter Wonderettes,” by Roger Bean, director TBA.

Dec. 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, and 28 at 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $22 advance; $27 at the door.

Rated G.

Everyone’s favorite all-girl group, The Winterettes, are back with more heartwarming holiday tunes!

When Santa vanishes from the Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party, the Wonderettes spring into all-girl action to avert certain disaster. With tinsel-like shimmer and the voices of angels, the pleasing parody of ’60s girl groups include dozens of holiday pop standards in their Christmas extravaganza.

“A scrumptious confection! This glittering holiday package is a sugar plum delight for audiences of all ages!” — Backstage.

2014

January:

“Boeing Boeing,” by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, director TBA.

Jan. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $20 advance; $25 at the door.

Rated PG-13.

Fasten your seat belt for a nonstop ride that will take you up, up and away.

Paris, 1960: Bernard, a successful architect, juggles three flight attendant fiancees — an American, an Italian and a German. With the help of his disapproving housekeeper, Bernard thinks he can easily keep each woman unaware of the others’ existence. But with the arrival of speedier airplanes, and an updated timetable, Bernard and his country bumpkin friend, Richard, must navigate the hilarious turbulence ahead.

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play.

“This latest edition of a play named for an aircraft soars right out of its time zone and into some unpolluted stratosphere of classic physical comedy.” — The New York Times.

February:

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, directed by Laura Moore.

Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $20 advance; $25 at the door.

Rated PG-13.

Mothers, daughters, sisters, or Girls’ Night Out with co-workers and friends.

This intimate collection of stories by superstar sisters Nora and Delia Ephron, is based on the bestselling book. The show has played to sellout crowds from London to Los Angeles, using clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny, startling and often poignant stories that every woman can relate to — creating one of the most enduring theatergoing events you’ll ever experience.

May:

“Red,” by John Logan, director TBA.

May 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. May 18 and 25, and June 1, at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $20 advance; $25 at the door.

Rated PG-13.

Full-blooded and visceral, the Tony Award-winning “Red” takes you into the mind of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, for whom paintings are “pulsating” life forces and art is intended to stop the heart.

“Red” chronicles the tormented painter’s two-year struggle to complete a lucrative set of murals for Manhattan’s exclusive Four Seasons restaurant, and his fraught relationship with a seemingly naive, young assistant, who must choose between appeasing his mentor and changing the course of art history. Set amid the swiftly changing cultural tide of the early 1960s, Red is a startling snapshot of a brilliant artist at the height of his fame, a play hailed as “intense and exciting” by The New York Times.

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play.

The five-play package starts at just $102 and offers the very best value — five plays at savings up to 34 percent off single ticket prices. Subscribers get the best seats at the best prices, free and easy ticket exchanges, our Champagne Openings at no additional cost, and much more.

To purchase season tickets or learn more about supporting Thingamajig Theatre Company a 501(c)(3), visit www.pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.

This story was posted on August 29, 2013.