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With two World-Premiere original productions, one World-Premiere of a new script adaptation and an evening with one of America’s greatest living folk artists, we’ve packed a lot of experiences into our 2019 Season. Our fifth season is our biggest and best ever as we celebrate Hannibal’s Bicentennial with our season theme of The American Experience.
Starting with David Stanley Ford’s engrossing two-hander The Interrogation of Nathan Hale by Captain John Montressor of HRH Expeditionary Forces we’re looking at the motivations that led a group of people to rebel against the greatest and most powerful country in the world. What is the country Nathan Hale believed he was helping to build? Why did he believe so powerfully in it that he was willing to give his life freely to make it happen? A.C. Freeman directs this production in March, 2019.
In April, John Contini returns to direct Erin Kelley (You Caught Me Dancing-2015) in a powerful story of how one woman helped to emancipate both herself from an abusive and controlling husband and America from the evil institution of slavery. Shame The Devil gives us an important insight into one of the people who continued to shape America almost 100 years after independence.
World-Premiere of an Exclusive Hannibal Story!
In June, we bring the curtain up on an exciting new play based on actual Hannibal history. The Insane Sisters, with a script by Clark Cruikshank based on the book by Gregg Andrews, tells the story of how two sisters lost everything, including their freedom, when they challenged the trinity of corporate interests, community leaders and the unstoppable power of social progress.
Our fourth production, coming in July, is a rollicking comedy unlike anything we have ever done before. Based on a little-known novel by Herman Melville (Moby Dick), The Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter is a satirical romp through history as seen through the eyes of poor Israel Potter. Featuring a talented cast of improvisational actors, you’ll meet an array of historical characters as Potter is thrust from one improbable situation into another. This production is directed by BCT regular and Second City Toronto Alum Herbie Barnes and stars 2018 Princess Grace Foundation Honorarium winner Erick Lindsey in the lead role.
And finally, we’ll close the season with a brand-new musical by BCT Music Director Colin Healy. Set to the strains of St. Louis-style jazz and blues, Madam! is based on a real person and real-life events as it explores misogyny, class-structure and morality in post-civil-war St. Louis. This is Colin’s fifth original musical following on the heels of last year’s hit at the St. Louis Fringe Festival, The Gringo. Madam! will be directed by NYC and St. Louis-based Sydnie Grosberg Ronga as she returns once again to Hannibal.
And, to get the season started on a high note, every subscription includes a premium (regular $42) ticket to An Evening with Tom Chapin. Brother of legendary songster Harry Chapin (Cat’s in the Cradle, Taxi) Tom co-wrote many of his brother’s best known songs and performed alongside him before his untimely death in 1973. Tom will be performing his original work as well as folk classics and songs from the Harry Chapin repertoire. It’s not very often we get to see talent of this caliber here in Hannibal and you won’t want to miss what is sure to be a highlight of the winter season.
Full subscriptions are available now for just $125 (that’s $25 per performance and a savings of 30% off tickets bought individually).
Buy your subscriptions online at www.eventshannibal.com or call the box office at 573-719-3226.
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