Suddenly, Last Summer
Oct. 5-20, Muse Arts Warehouse. The Collective Face returns with one of Tennessee Williams' most unusual and controversial plays, the story of a wealthy New Orleans woman, Violet Venable, whose relationship with her late son was slightly less than healthy. Into the mix comes Catharine, who had the last encounter with young Sebastian.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Oct. 18-21, Mondanaro Theatre. SCAD's theater season opens with Stephen Adly Guirgis' dramatic imagining of a court case in which Judas is tried for his crime, with testimony from the likes of Pontius Pilate, Mother Theresa, Sigmund Freud and the ultimate bad guy, Satan himself.
Oct. 18-21, Jenkins Hall Black Box. Robert Aguirre-Sacasa's Halloween anthology opens the Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers series. Six short macabre plays narrated by one M.T. Grave. Need more? The titles include "Insect Love" and "The Ten-Minute Play About Rosemary's Baby."
The Rocky Horror Show
Oct. 19-21, Bay Street Theatre. Riff, Rocky, Eddie, Magenta, Columbia and the gang make their annual Bay Street appearance in the ultimate rock ‘n' roll Halloween musical. Damn it, Janet, let's do the time warp again.
Dracula: Ballet With a Bite
Oct. 20, Johnny Mercer Theatre. The're more to the Columbia City Ballet than The Nutcracker, as you'll see when our favorite professional South Carolina company returns with William Starrett's seductive salute to the Transylvanian tyrant and the mortals who foolishly enter his domain.
Nov. 1-11, Jenkins Hall mainstage. The AASU Masquers have another modernization of Shakespeare up their collective thespian sleeves, as classic tragedy meet the Rat Pack. It's set in Vegas in the ‘60s: "A ring-a-ding interpretation of Macbeth's bloody ascent to the landmark Copa Room throne."
44 Plays for 44 Presidents
Nov. 1-4, Mondanaro Theater. Using comedy, drama, dance and music, SCAD participates in the National Plays for Presidents Festival, the largest election-year theater project in American history. In other words, 44 Plays For 44 Presidents is being performed, at the same time, by theter groups all across the country. The fast-paced show is put on by five actors who interpret everyone from Grover Cleveland to Barack Obama in wildly-different sketches.
Madea Gets a Job
Nov. 4, Martin Luther King Arena. Tyler Perry, the ubiquitous playwrite, screenwriter and actor, returns to Savannah with two performances of his latest Madea play, in which the irascible grandmother goes to work in a nursing home. The cast also includes Patrice Lovely, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Chandra Currelly, Tony Grant, Danny Clay and Melonie Daniels. There are two performances on this day.
Nov. 9-18, Asbury United Methodist Church. Asbury Theatre brings us Neil Simon's 1974 re-imagining of the biblical story of Job, set in the Long Island mansion of tycoon Joe Benjamin. AASU's Pam Sears directs an eight-member cast.
Nov. 24, Johnny Mercer Theatre. Just like Rocky Horror, St. Patrick's Day and Paula Deen's butter, Columbia City Ballet's Nutcracker is something Savannah can depend on. It's a Christmas perennial the world over; the sound of Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" is synonymous with the holiday season. And oh, those dancing mice!
Nov. 27-Dec. 2, Jenkins Hall mainstage. Comic and dramatic songs, scenes, and one-act plays produced by the fall semester directing class at AASU.
Nov. 30-Dec. 9, Muse Arts Warehouse. A "parlor play freely adapted from Oscar Wilde's Salome." The Collective Face with a staged reading of Wilde's interpretation of the biblical story of the Dance of the Seven Veils and its unfortunate consequences for one John The Baptist.