Adult Plays

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"Christmas in Babylon is uproarious and heartwarming, a delicious treat for the holidays, ready to be unwrapped and enjoyed."

CHRISTMAS IN BABYLON

The mcShanes are a typical blue-collar, lower-middle-class family, prone to sarcastic banter as their chief form of communication. Out of the blue, the husband, Terry, is contacted by his ex-fiancee, Kathleen, a former neighborhood woman with a booming self-help empire. It's a collision more than 25 years in the making. A comedy about two people trying to find a way to forgive each other - and themselves - for the past.     Roles: 4w, 1m

Cyrano de Bergerac

A new adaptation For the stage by James DeVita.    

From the texts translated by Gertrude Hall; Gladys Thomas and Mary Guillemard; Charles Renauld; and Henderson Daingerfield Norman.

Learning to Stay

Adapted from the novel by Erin Celello.  An Iraq war veteran returns to his wife suffering from PTSD.  Roles: 3w, 3m

A Gift of the Magi

A musical inspired by the short story By O. HENRY 

Music by Josh Schmidt, Book by James DeVita 

Lyrics by James DeVita and Josh Schmidt 

 

Written for 3 actors: 2m, 1f  

And two musicians: cello and viola. 

 

IN ACTING SHAKESPEARE

A PLAY BASED ON SIR IAN MCKELLEN'S ONE-MAN SHOW, WITH HIS PERMISSION. 

Dickens in America

One person play on the life of Charles Dickens.

Roles: 1m

Inspired by Charles Dickens' speaking tour

oF the United States.

The Desert Queen

One-woman play on the life of Gertrude Bell, The Desert Queen.

 

 

With permission of Rosemary O’Brien, author, Gertrude Bell, The Arabian Diaries, 1913 – 1914.  Also with

permission of the Robinson Library at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

 

“In 1921 Winston Churchill summoned the greatest experts on the Middle East to a conference in Egypt to determine the future of Mesopotamia and to create the country of Modern day Iraq.  The conference included 39 men. . . and Gertrude Bell.”

The Three Musketeers

A new rendering for the stage, 

from the novel by Alexander Dumas.

This original adaptation follows D'Artagnan

on one of the great coming-of-age stories and romantic adventures,

On a quest to seek his fortune and become

on the the King's Royal Musketeers.

 (Flexible cast size)

Waiting for Vern

1 actor, 1 chair,

one evening of waiting

for another actor to show up –

who doesn’t.

 

A comic ode to Waiting for Godot.

Roles: 1 actor

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"DeVita’s brilliant observations on the fragilities of family are vividly brought to life by a first-rate cast that makes us laugh, cry and think."

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"honesty, humanity and poetry at every turn."

                                           — New Yorker Magazine

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