September 20–October 11
The Seven Year Itch
George Axelrod

January 9–31
Crime and Punishment in America
Cops by Terry Curtis Fox and
Hello Out There by William Saroyan

March 19-22
American Century's
Broadway Hit Parade

compiled by Jack Marshall,
Tom Fuller, and Jacqueline Manger

July 17–August 8
Twelve Angry Men
Reginald Rose


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Press release

2014-2015 Season

Please join us one last time as TACT celebrates 20 years of bringing you the best in 20th century theater!

The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod
A bored husband in the midst of a mid-life crisis sees his erotic dreams apparently within his grasp as an attractive neighbor stirs his passions…and conscience. There’s no white dress or subway grate, but this stage origin of the movie that gave Marilyn Monroe her most famous role is funnier and sharper than the film---and was chosen as one of TACT’s all-time best comedies.
Directed by Rip Claassen
September 20–October 11, 2014

"Crime and Punishment in America": An Evening of One Act Plays
Cops, the “Crime” segment of the evening, is one of the most shocking and heart-pounding shows TACT ever produced. From a story and dialogue originally roughed out by David Mamet came this real-time portrayal of a bloody hostage showdown between police and a fugitive in a gritty diner. Stephen Jarrett, who directed the first production for TACT, aims to top himself.

Then, after the gun smoke has cleared, the audience meets the lonely, jailed hero of the short masterpiece, Hello Out There, by one of TACT’s favorite neglected playwrights and among the U.S.’s greatest, William Saroyan. The “Punishment” chapter of the evening is the tale of an unlikely romance that evokes both hope and hopelessness. In the role of the Young Man, James Orleans Brown nabbed TACT’s first Helen Hayes nomination.

Directed by Stephen Jarrett (Cops) and Ellen Dempsey (Hello Out tere).
January 9–31, 2015

American Century's Broadway Hit Parade compiled and scripted by Jack Marshall along with Tom Fuller and Jacqueline Manger
A parade of musical comedy stand-outs from TACT’s past and present, including some of the original performers, will fill the air with musical highlights from shows such as Lady in the Dark, The Cradle Will Rock, I Do! I Do!, Call Me Mister, One Touch of Venus, archy and mehitabel, Dear World, Hellzapoppin, Danny and Sylvia, and more.
Directed by Jacqueline Manger; musical direction by Tom Fuller.
March 19–22, 2015

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
It’s the ultimate jury drama on stage again, just like in 1994 when it became the company’s very first show, and first hit. Now the director of that acclaimed production will do it one last time, with an all-star cast made up of veterans from the first dozen jurors supplemented by outstanding male performers who enhanced over 60 TACT shows among them.
Directed by TACT founding Artistic Director Jack Marshall.
July 17–August 8, 2015

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