NOVEMBER 8-10: A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon
“An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.”
Performances: November 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m., November 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
Tickets: Available now at the SMPAC website, and at the SMPAC box office.
MARCH 13-15, 2020: Tuck Everlasting
“What would you do if you had all eternity?
Eleven-year-old Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence, but not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family does she get more than she could have imagined. When Winnie learns of the magic behind the Tuck’s unending youth, she must fight to protect their secret from those who would do anything for a chance at eternal life. As her adventure unfolds, Winnie faces an extraordinary choice: return to her life, or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey.”
Performances: March 13 & 14 at 7:30 p.m., and March 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
ADVANCED THEATRE SERIES
JUNE 26-27, 2020: Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson
“When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories.
As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.”
Performances: June 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m., South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center