Announcing Majesticpiece Theatre 2021 Winter Season
Majesticpiece Theatre returns for its 2021 Winter season with three amazing plays directed by three equally amazing directors! There’s something for everyone in this lineup, which features romance, mystery, and adventure by turns.
In January, escape the cold with a heart-warming romance starring lovers in disguise, mischievous gods, and protective parents. When Neptune demands the sacrifice of a fair virgin, Gallathea’s father disguises her as a boy to escape the danger. But danger of another sort lurks in the woods in the form of Cupid, Diana, and her amorous nymphs...and more dangerous still, a fair youth to tempt Gallathea’s heart.
Written by John Lyly
Directed and adapted by Brandon Urey
To be performed live online Saturday, January 16th at 7:30 PM
Auditions due Monday, January 4th by 5 PM
February will bring classic intrigue and mystery with famed detective Sherlock Holmes. A young woman’s desire for revenge clashes with London’s criminal underworld, helmed by the enigmatic Professor Moriarty. Can Holmes unravel the mystery in time to save the girl, the day, and his heart?
Written by William Gillette
Directed by Ryan McWayne
Adapted by Rachel Kohler
To be performed live online Saturday, February 13th at 7:30 PM
Auditions due Monday, February 1st by 5 PM
And finally, in March, Majesticpiece Theatre will produce its first premium show, presented by special digital arrangement with Concord Theatricals. Agnes is trying to come to terms with her younger sister Tilly’s unexpected death. When she happens upon Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she embarks upon the adventures she finds inside with the aid of the friendly neighborhood Dungeon Master. It’s a journey of discovery, understanding, and orc-slaying.
She Kills Monsters
Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by BreAnna Manassa
To be performed live online Saturday, March 20th at 7:30 PM
Auditions due Monday, February 22nd by 5 PM
If you would like to try directing an exciting Zoom show of your very own, we are still seeking directors to propose for our Spring 2021 Majesticpiece Theatre season.
No formal directing experience is necessary to apply. Many of the Majesticpiece Theatre productions that we have featured over the past few months have been directed by first-timers, and it's a perfect, low-pressure way to start your journey as a director.
Please note that we can only accept proposals for rights-free scripts, as we offer these online shows free of charge.
Our past Majesticpiece Theatre shows have tended to be classic comedies from Shakespeare, the Greeks, and Restoration-era theatre, with a few plays written by local playwrights thrown in for good measure. Classic scripts usually need to be cut down to a runtime of about two hours, with narration added to make a successful transition to the Zoom platform. If you’d like to see some examples of past shows, you can find a complete archive on our YouTube channel.
Spring proposals are for April, May, and June productions and are due Friday, March 5th at 5 PM.
If you’d like to learn more, email program assistant Rachel Kohler at firstname.lastname@example.org!