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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu to Season 19
— Christopher Haines
iTC Artistic Director
So, two years in the making, iTheatre's 19th season has come to a close. What a long strange trip it's been. But really satisfying. As I am scrambling to figure out next season (and reading plays like crazy), I wanted to look back and say farewell to this 19th season.
I was astounded by the turnout for our delightful production of Larissa Fasthorse's The Thanksgiving Play (which, by the way, will be going to Broadway next season). I have to give kudos to my cast and crew with a special shoutout to our media designer, Jacob Nichols. His work on those interlude videos made the show. I was in director's heaven working with all of those talented people. We saw the return of our annual Christmas Cabaret with Jeff Kennedy with each show being very nearly sold out.
Once again while mixing the sound for our Cabaret, I fell in love with each of those artists' talent and skill. It was most satisfying to finally be able to produce the show we were going to do when we had to shut down back in March 2020. I am, of course, talking about I'll Eat You Last with the incomparable Laura Durant.
Again, nearly sold-out shows as Laura tickled and delighted audiences with her portrayal of the delicious and wicked talent agent, Sue Mengers. We closed out the season with a show I had been wanting to produce since 2019, Pass Over. Oh my... during the spring/summer of 2020 with the George Floyd murder and its subsequent protests, and BLM movement, I so wished we could have brought this play forward. But alas, I had to wait. This play’s powerful story and its riff on Waiting for Godot stunned, shocked, and overwhelmed audiences. I hope you got to see it.
And, that's a wrap. Have a safe, happy, and, hopefully, cool summer. We'll be back in the fall with our 20th Season (Yikes!). When I know what we're doing, I will let you know. Also, we'll have a big funding announcement very, very soon. Thank you so much for your support and interest in iTheatre.
— iTC Artistic Director Christopher HainesRead Past Director's Corners
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The Thanksgiving Play
Nov. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20 at 8 pm; Nov. 7 and 14 at 2 pm
Celebrate Me Home: A Christmas Cabaret with Jeff Kennedy & Friends
Dec. 17, 18, 19, and possibly Dec. 20
I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers
Feb. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, March 3, 4, 5 at 8 pm; Feb. 20 and 27 at 2 pm
March 25, 26, 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8 pm, and March 27 and April 3 at 2 pm