Here’s a smashing gift idea for the theatergoer in your life: season tickets for Magenta Theater’s 2017 line-up of main stage performances. Season tickets give the ticketholders priority seating for all five of Magenta’s 2017 plays (all of which are listed below). You can also purchase a Season Sampler Experience: priority seating at any three shows for $55 (a $60 value, plus no service fees).
- February—Waiting in the Wings by Noel Coward: “The Wings” is a charity home for retired actresses in financially strained circumstances who have been stars in their day. The play focuses on a feud between residents Lotta Bainbridge and May Davenport, who both once loved the same man.
- April—The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash: The Rainmaker is a tale of love and hope set in “a western state on a summer day in a time of drought.” Just as the Curry family is beginning to despair, Starbuck—a self-proclaimed “Rainmaker”—comes on the scene.
- June—Moon Over the Brewery by Bruce Graham: Miriam Waslyk is a single mother who uses moonlight to enhance the drab surroundings of the Pennsylvania coal town in her artwork. Her desire to find a husband is thwarted by her teenage daughter Amanda, a genius with an imaginary friend feeding her devilish behavior. Will Miriam’s latest beau be able to match wits with Amanda’s psychological warfare, or will he be able to win the hearts of both mother and daughter?
- October—Prescription for Murder by Norman Robbins: In the quiet town of Bere Knighton, there is never a dull moment for Dr Richard Forth. Not only does he have a hectic work schedule and an awkward yet close friendship with his ex-girlfriend, Julia, but his wife, Barbara, is constantly ill and nobody knows what’s wrong with her. When a stranger claims to have known Richard’s second fiancée—a woman Richard claims does not exist—Barbara’s health worsens still. With bad luck spreading almost as quickly as bad news, it becomes apparent somebody is out to kill Barbara…and anyone else who gets in the way.
- December—It’s a Wonderful Life adaptated by James W Rodgers: George Bailey is a small-town man whose life seems so desperate he contemplates suicide. He had always wanted to leave Bedford Falls to see the world, but circumstances and his own good heart have led him to stay. He sacrificed his education for his brother’s, kept the family-run savings and loan afloat, protected the town from the avarice of the greedy banker Mr. Potter, and married his childhood sweetheart. As he prepares to jump from a bridge, his guardian angel intercedes, showing him what life would have become for the residents of Bedford Falls is he had never lived.