Our Short & Sweet (tiny) New Play Festival, originally scheduled for April 24-May 9 is will be performed online this summer – dates TBA. Stay tuned and stay safe.
The Silverthorne 2020-2021 Season
Reflected below are our original plans for 2020-21. We are monitoring the state and federal guidelines for live performance and will make decisions about the season accordingly. Meantime sales or Season Tickets are suspended. We will contact Season subscribers with definitive information as soon as possible. Visit our WHAT’S HAPPENING page for Silverthorne’s full statement regarding the COVID 19 situation.
October 2-17, 2020 THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP:A Penny Dreadful,
by Charles Ludlam Directed by Chris Rohmann
This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.
“A true vaudeville tour de farce… It’s wonderful.” -Time “A hearty mixture of thrills, laughter and extravagant showmanship.” -The Village Voice
March 12-27, 2021 ADMISSIONS, by Joshua Harmon Directed by Mark Dean
Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of hypocrisy.
“Masterful. Expertly crafted. An absorbing drama and a prod to self-examination.” – Miami Herald
April 30-May 15, 2021 SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, by Oliver Goldsmith Directed by Keith Langsdale
First performed in 1773, this is a comedy of manners in which, in a polite society setting, the comedy arises from the gap between the characters’ attempts to preserve standards of polite behavior and their true behavior. A complex series of misunderstandings and practical jokes tie the Hardcastle family up in knots which the action proceeds to untangle.
December 11, 12, & 13, 2020 A HOLIDAY RADIO PLAY (TBA)