FORT LEE, Va. (July 18, 2013) -- The Theater Company at Fort Lee recently announced its 2013-2014 performances.
The season opener is “Something’s Afoot.” This musical-murder mystery spoofs the crackling old detective stories, particularly Agatha Christie’s classic novel, “And Then There Were None.” The story focuses on a group of people who are invited to the lake estate of a wealthy lord. When their host is found dead, the guests race against the clock to find out “whodunit.”
Performance dates are Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 8, 15 and 22 at 3 p.m.
The second show is “Dancing at Lughnasa,” the Tony Award-winning production by Irish playwright Brian Friel. Set in Ballybeg, Ireland, in 1936, “Dancing at Lughnasa” is a story of the five unmarried Mundy sisters, scrambling to survive while holding out hope for love. Into this mix comes their elder brother, who returned home from life as a missionary in Africa, and a charming Welsh drifter who strolls into the life of the youngest sister after abandoning her and their son years ago.
Performance dates are Nov. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 3, 10 and 17 at 3 p.m.
February offering this season is “The Chalk Garden.” The arrival of the mysterious Miss Madrigal upsets the delicate balance of the relationship between the British dowager Mrs. St. Maugham and her equally eccentric granddaughter Laurel in this entertaining mix of comedy, country -house thriller and psychological drama.
Performance dates are Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 9, 16 and 23 at 3 p.m.
The final main stage production of the season is “Big River,” based on the novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, “by Mark Train. Huckleberry Finn and Jim navigate the mighty Mississippi in an amusing, suspenseful and heartwarming search for freedom. Classic characters like Tom Sawyer, Widow Douglas, the sinister Pap Fin and the uproarious King and Duke help bring this theatrical celebration of Americana to life. The award-winning score is by Roger Miller (famous for “King of the Road”).
Performance dates are May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. and May 4, 11 and 18 at 3 p.m.
Season tickets are available for the main stage productions for $40 for all four shows. Tickets for a single production for any of the plays may be purchased for $12 each. For details or to subscribe, call (804) 734-6629.