From a New York story on love, duty and family to a tale about delinquent siblings crashing a Christmas pageant, Theatrikos Theatre Company is setting the stage for a 2018 season full of emotion and humor.
The Flagstaff community theater announced its 2018 lineup during a sneak-peek event at the Doris Harper-White Community Playhouse last Sunday. Twenty Theatrikos actors read lines from six main-stage productions and one studio series play that are part of the theater’s 46th year.
Here’s the 2018 main-stage lineup.
“Lost in Yonkers,” by Neil Simon, Feb. 2-18
This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning coming-of-age drama centers on Arty and Jay, two brothers who go to live with their grandmother and their mentally challenged Aunt Bella.
“Blithe Spirit,” by Noel Coward, April 6-22
A character-driven play with plenty of farce, emotion and wit in which an eccentric medium is invited to the home of cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine to perform a séance.
“The Trip to Bountiful,” by Horton Foote, June 1-17
A moving tale of a widow’s desire to escape her overprotective son and his authoritarian wife to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies.
“Ruthless,” by Joel Paley, music by Marvin Laird, July 27-Aug. 12
Adorable but sociopath 8-year-old Tina will do anything to get the lead role in her school play. This aggressively outrageous musical garnered rave reviews during its long off-Broadway run.
“The Great Gatsby,” by Simon Levy, Oct. 5-21
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, the play unveils the glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age in a story of obsession, greed and danger.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” by Barbara Robinson, Nov. 30-Dec. 16
In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history.
Season tickets are on sale now through Feb. 2 and range from $82 to $108. Visit theatrikos.com or call the box office at (928) 774-1662 to purchase tickets.