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M&D Productions serves up its 2011 theatre season

And a spicy one it is!

October 28, 2010
"The play reading committee of 12 community members has read over 40 plays," says Ken Martin, M&D Artistic Director. "After careful consideration, this is the season that they have chosen. I am very appreciative of their hard work and care in choosing such a diverse season."

The Main Stage season will begin Feb. 10 through 26 with the performance of "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich. This classic drama is set in Germany during WWII from 1942 to 1944 in a Nazi occupied Amsterdam. The 13-year-old German Jewish girl, Anne Frank, lives hiding in an attic of a condiment factory with her sister, her parents, three members of another family and an old dentist. For more than two years, she wrote in her diary, her feelings, her fears and relationship with the other dwellers.

"Spamalot," by Eric Idle, is the winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2004 and 2005 and will be performed as a Kennett and Fryeburg Academy joint production for the students. This is a musical comedy, "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways, especially in its parodies of Broadway theatre. This will take the stage from March 10 through 20.

"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," by Alan Ball, will be performed April 14 through 30. Eavesdrop on five bridesmaids who are going through "wedding hell," outlandish hairdos and ugly identical dresses, as they dish the dirt in an upstairs bedroom during a grand, Southern-style wedding reception.

Slated for June 9 through 25, "Talley's Folly," by Lanford Wilson, is set in an old boathouse near rural Lebanon, Missouri, in 1944. It is a romantic comedy following the characters Matt Friedman and Sally Talley as they once and for all settle their feelings for each other.

This winner of the 2009 Tony Awards, "God of Carnage," by Yasmina Reza, will be presented July 7 through 23. Find out what happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children.

The classic twist on a successful comedy, "The Odd Couple (Female Version)," by Neil Simon, will run Aug. 11 through 27. Messy Olive Madison and neat freak Florence Unger come to live together following their respective failed marriages. Along for the ride is a circle of Trivial Pursuit-playing friends and a pair of Spanish brothers recently arrived.

"Misery," by Stephen King, premieres Oct. 13 through 29. This is the story of romance writer Paul Sheldon and Annie Wilkes, the schizophrenic nurse and his No. 1 fan, who literally takes his life in her hands. Come see how this popular movie translates to the stage.

"Along with a new 2011 season, members will receive substantial benefits that they won't get with other theater companies' cheaper tickets," says Mark DeLancey, the Executive Director. "We are also offering membership cards, season punch cards and numerous other offers that we will announce very soon."

For more information on upcoming productions, contact the box office at 662-7591 or visit www.yourtheatre.com.

Littleton Chmber
Martin Lord Osman
Varney Smith
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