2013 Marsh River Theater Production Survey

Introduction

 
The Marsh River Board of Directors and Play Selection Committee would like the public's input on possible plays and events for the 2013 Marsh River Theater season. This survey will be open until November 24,2012 so please invite others to participate.

The first part of this survey is based on possible plays for the upcoming year. Below is a description of some of the plays the Play Selection Committee has come up with as options. Please read them through before answering the questions below.

Sound of Music (musical, 1965): Maria had longed to be a nun since she was a young girl, yet when she became old enough discovered that it wasn't at all what she thought. Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain, named Captain Von Trapp, to care for his children. The children have run off countless governesses. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. Maria teaches the children to sing, and through her, music is brought back into the hearts and home of the Von Trapp family.

Boeing, Boeing (comedy, 1962): Playboy Bernard juggles three fiancees, all flight attendants, with careful planning and the reluctant assistance of his housekeeper. But weather delays and the invention of a faster Boeing jet send his elaborate love life into chaos.

Quilt (musical, 1992): QUILT is a musical collage of stories for, from, and about The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, the most powerful piece of spontaneous art ever created. QUILT is about people who have created the quilt panels. It is also about love, loss, change and gains. It looks at AIDS and its surrounding issues from many points of view. It celebrates life in the face of death.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore (drama, 1995): This collection of vignettes and monologues is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons' friends. The Vagina Monologues without the vaginas is how the Ephrons describe this theatrical event, which, like the book it's based on, uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.

The Old Lady Shows her Medals (one act, drama, 1917): Probably the most amusing and touching play inspired by WW I. An old Scotch charwoman invents a son and finds to her surprise that a fine upstanding soldier adopts her as a mother. Written by J.M. Barrie who also wrote, Peter Pan.

Vanities (musical or drama 1976): Three best friends journey through high school, college and their professional life, as they remember all their adventures. Joanne is a sweet, naive southern girl. Mary is very confident. Kathy is the planner. In high school, they are the popular cheer leaders and are planning all the social events. They go to college and plan to live together. They end up all in the same sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. Joanne gets married and becomes extremely conservative. Mary opens an art gallery and explores sexual liberation. Kathy ends up living the high life in New York City and reads all the books she was supposed to read in college, "they are so much better than the cliff's notes." They end up fighting when they meet at Kathy's fabulous apartment in New York. Joanne gets drunk in response and talks about how she never has a break from her kids and Ted never lets her drink. However, at a funeral, they all make up and they end as they started, three best friends.

Inspecting Carol (comedy, 1992) :When a regional theater company, whose members are made up of various eccentric characters are informed that their annual endowment grant is in question and an inspector will be coming to decide their fate, a case of mistaken identity turns a young aspiring actor of questionable talent into the star of their own interpretation of "A Christmas Carol." Actors' egos and a riotous version of a classic favorite provides for nonstop laughter.
1. What type of shows are you most interested in seeing and would actually buy a ticket to see (check all that apply)?
2. Of the choices that were listed, what three shows would you be most likely to buy a ticket to see (please rank in order with 1=top choice)?
Sound of Music
Boeing, Boeing
Qulit
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Old Lady Shows Her Medals
Vanities
Inspecting Carol
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3. Are there additional ideas that you have for play selections or other comments you would like to add?
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