Classics by playwrights Neil Simon and William Inge , an Agatha Christie mystery and a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist top Las Vegas Little Theatre’s 2013-14 Mainstage season.
Simon’s beloved 1963 “Barefoot in the Park,” about newlyweds trying to adjust to their new life, and each other, joins Inge’s “Picnic,” about a handsome drifter who shakes up a stultifying small town in 1950s Kansas, on the schedule of Las Vegas’ longest-running community theater.
Concluding the season: playwright Jon Robin Baitz’s Pulitzer finalist, “Other Desert Cities,” about a far-from-happy family’s holiday gathering, where a long-buried secret is about to be exhumed.
The bittersweet “Amateurs,” by Tom Griffin, kicks off the season in September, followed in November by the British farce “It Runs in the Family,” by Ray Cooney.
Rounding out the season: the Agatha Christie mystery “And Then There Were None.”
For more information or to purchase season tickets, call the LVLT box office at 702-362-7996 or visit www.lvlt.org.
The complete season schedule:
■ “Amateurs,” by Tom Griffin (Sept. 13-29)
The dreams, loves, failures and successes of an amateur theater group come to light at an opening-night gathering.
■ “It Runs in the Family,” by Ray Cooney (Nov. 1-17)
In this British farce, the past catches up to a doctor who’s hoping for a knighthood — that is, if his old flame (and their love child) don’t derail his plans.
■ “Barefoot in the Park,” by Neil Simon (Jan. 10-26, 2014)
A strait-laced young lawyer and a free spirit try to settle into their marriage, and their new home: a New York walk-up apartment, complete with “unusual” neighbors, in Neil Simon’s longest-running Broadway hit.
■ “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie (Feb. 14-March 2, 2014)
Lured to a remote island, 10 guilty strangers are accused of murder — and, one by one, die — in this venerable whodunit based on Christie’s top-selling 1939 thriller.
■ “Picnic,” by William Inge (March 28-April 13, 2014)
A handsome drifter shakes up a small Kansas town’s Labor Day festivities — and several of the residents — in Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize winner, inspired by the residents of his mother’s boarding house.
■ “Other Desert Cities,” by Jon Robin Baitz (May 2-18, 2014) — At a Palm Springs Christmas gathering, a long-buried secret threatens to split a family already divided by politics, in this 2011 Tony winner.
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