January 27-29, 2012
Nov. 11-19, 2011
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical that centers on that most competitive of all intellectual pursuits- the chance to advance to the National Spelling Bee finals in Washington DC. The slightly eccentric cast of over- (and under-) achievers face their fears, dreams and hopes as they spell their way to glorious success, or abject failure. This musical will not only delight audiences, it gives them a chance to participate. Four audience members will be selected each night to get up on stage and test their spelling ability.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 8, 2011
William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Picnic, takes place in a small town in 1950’s Kansas, where everyone knows everybody. A handsome drifter turns up and the normal, everyday life of the town is derailed. The force of young love ultimately proves too powerful for this small town to hold.
Picnic originally opened on Broadway in February 1953. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Outer Circle Award, and The New York Drama Critics Award. It was adapted into film in 1955.
February 11-19, 2011
“It’s a comedy about a man who is married to a younger woman and is having problems in his marriage,” Patrick Sweetman, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Speech and director of the production, said. “He almost makes a mistake, but manages to do the right thing.”
“It’s very funny,” he continued. “It’s also an opportunity to see some great young talent at UTC.”
November 12- 20, 2010