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Join us for the 2016-2017 season as we present in-house main stage productions under this category of Main Stage.  Call the Box Office to make your reservations.

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The Voice of the Prairie

by John Olive

Thursdays, September 21 and 28 | 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus
Fridays, September 22 and 29 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, September 23 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, September 30 | 2 p.m. La Plata Campus

$15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and below

As the play begins, an old hobo, named Poppy by his avid companion, young Davey Quinn, is telling a tall tale. It is the early 1890s and itinerant story tellers like Poppy are the voices of the prairie. Years later, Davey is discovered by a radio entrepreneur while he is telling stories about Poppy and Frankie, a blind girl he rescued from a cruel father. Quinn becomes famous on radio as the Voice of the Prairie. Frankie reenters his live and the FCC threatens them all for broadcasting without a license.

Originally commissioned and produced by Artreach,Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Expanded version produced by Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


 

Ragtime

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel, Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

Thursdays, November 2 and 9 | 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus
Fridays, November 3 and 10 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, November 4 | 8 p.m. La Plata Campus
Saturday, November 11 | 2 p.m. La Plata Campus

$15 adults, $12 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and below

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing... and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to live in America.

Ragtime is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.www.MTIShows.com.