2017 Jewell Mainstage Season
Room Service | by John Murray and Allen Boretz
“This may be the first hotel to win a Pulitzer Prize.”
Madcap mishaps and little lies take on lives of their own as a theatrical troupe chases their dream of Broadway. Or Off-Broadway. Make that Off-Off-Broadway. Laugh yourself silly with this hit comedy that inspired a Marx Brothers classic.
A classic comedy revived | February 1 – March 4, 2017
Evidence of Things Unseen | by Katie Forgette
“Lord, give us strength and guide us –” “Jane. Could you please … not?”
If faith is the evidence of things unseen, then why are we all so certain of the truth? Unexpected circumstances find sisters Jane and Abigail taking care of their bird-watching father. As they struggle with grief, loss and their opposing beliefs, they discover that the truth sometimes finds you.
This production contains strong language.
A World Premiere drama | March 29 – April 29, 2017
Busman’s Honeymoon | by Dorothy L. Sayers and M. St. Clare Byrne
“Speaking for his lordship and myself, we are accustomed to corpses.”
Newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane discover a body in the basement of their country honeymoon hideaway – murder or accident? Alibi or lie? While the supporting cast of characters complicate this confusing case, Peter and Harriet must decide if the pursuit of truth outweighs the pursuit of happiness.
A Dorothy L. Sayers murder mystery | May 17 – June 17, 2017
Persuasion | Adapted from Jane Austen’s novel, by Harold Taw (book) and Chris Jeffries (music and lyrics)
“Hope is the most tenacious thing.”
Jane Austen’s final novel soars to life in this ravishing new musical about love, longing and second chances. Years ago, Anne Elliot was persuaded to abandon true love but now her past mistakes and long-lost hopes have returned. Can she summon the courage to follow her heart?
A World Premiere of a new musical | July 12 – August 19, 2017
Relativity | by Mark St. Germain
“Not everything that counts can be counted.”
In 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a daughter. After 1904 she was never seen or spoken of again. Fast forward to 1948, as an insistent reporter searches for answers to Einstein’s secrets, only to discover that not everything adds up.
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere | September 20 – October 21, 2017