The Ridgefield Theater Barn is thrilled to present their 2013-2014 Season!
Starting things off in September we visit August: Osage County. This darkly comic play by Tracy Letts won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 2008, as well as countless other awards. When it opened at the Imperial Theater in 2007, Charles Sherwood of the New York Times wrote, "All happy families are alike, Tolstoy told us, and each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. But I'd bet the farm that no family has ever been as unhappy in as many ways - and to such sensationally entertaining effect - as the Westons of August: Osage County."
Then in November, we stumble into a comic and touching case of mistaken identity with Becky's New Car by Steven Dietz. According to Variety, the play, "takes the audience on a smart, comic cruise through the perils of middle-aged longing and regret." Becky's New Car was a finalist for the prestigious Steinberg New Play Award.
We follow that up with The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl, in March. This whimsical romantic comedy takes place in "metaphysical Connecticut" where Matilde, a Brazilian cleaning woman with aspirations to comedy, spends her time crafting her jokes, rather than cleaning house.
And finally, we close our season with the wild western rock musical Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers. Forget everything you thought you knew about the 7th President. This comedic musical explores the life and career of "Old Hickory" in hilariously entertaining ways, musing that he may just have been an "emo" rock star.