TRIBES by Nina Raine
Othello, a decorated and revered soldier, marries Desdemona, the daughter of a local aristocrat. This unexpected pairing serves as the catalyst for the scheming Iago to wreak his vengeance upon the woman he abhors... Othello.
Celebrate mom with this cabaret celebrating Broadway Mothers of all shapes, shades, and persuasions. A fun evening of music, food and drink. Featuring Cheeseboard, Dessert, Wine and Craft beer.
OTHELLO by William Shakespeare
“The Electric Baby by Stefanie Zadravec, is one of the most imaginative, sweetly melancholy comedies we’ve seen in a while. It deals with big themes – destiny, love, and tragic loss – and the irresistible pull of sun, earth and moon that keeps us dancing between the stars." - Patty Nolan, Detroit Theater Examiner
Ambimbola is destined to win the lottery. Natalia is born with the gift of magic. Helen can’t get over the loss of her daughter. Reid just wants to retire. Rozie is desperate to make a quick buck. Dan dies young, but is he really gone? Six lives collide after a tragic car accident, forcing each to confront the secrets, hopes and fears that consume them, and helping them to find love, strength and forgiveness through a mysterious baby that glows like the moon.
A dark and fantastical comedy about sad endings, strange beginnings and the unlikely people that get you from one place to the next.
July 15, 17, 21, 23 • 8:00 pm
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by William Shakespeare
Now in its third year, the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival is fast becoming a Claremont Tradition! Two plays are presented in repertory at the beautiful outdoor Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College. Each performance is preceded by an entertaining Green Show at 7:30 pm, and picnicking is encouraged! On Saturdays and Sundays, come early beginning at 5:30 pm to enjoy vendors, crafts, music, and much more!
July 14, 18, 22, 24 • 8:00 pm
Helena loves Demetrius, Demetrius loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Luckily, with a little help from some forest spirits, and wedding entertainment provided by an amateur bunch of actors, these young Athenians are sure to find their hearts contented over the course of one magical midsummer evening. As long as they steer clear of the warring King and Queen of the Fairies...
Broadway Mamas Cabaret & Dessert Show
"…subtle and scintillating…Raine shrewdly builds [a] dense canopy of sound around Billy's silence, in order to make the narrative of his oppressive solitude and his subsequent liberation from it more than just a problem play about the hearing-impaired. TRIBES is as much about the tyranny of language as it is about the misery of not being able to hear it." —The New Yorker.
"A smart, lively…play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech." —NY Times. "There's so much going on in…TRIBES that it's almost overwhelming: intellect and sentiment, love and cruelty, witty zingers and biting put-downs. But in Nina Raine's dazzling play, too much is a good thing." —NY Post.
"…bright and boldly provocative drama." —Associated Press. "What a pleasure it is to encounter Nina Raine's distinctive comedy-drama TRIBES. This story of what happens to a fiercely intellectual, relentlessly competitive, 'conventionally unconventional' (as one character puts it) English family when its youngest member, the sweet-natured Billy, who is deaf, steps into his maturity is ruthlessly unsentimental and well observed." —BackStage.
The story of a dysfunctional family, with an over-educated, arrogant father lording it over his wife and three adult children, "Tribes" underscores how we fail to communicate, fail to listen, fail to hear. Particularly within families. Raine's plot holds surprises on the way to a satisfying ending in a truly transporting play ( 2012 Drama Desk Award winner) — that's psychologically minded but not overly intellectual.