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Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations
Jan 15 – Feb 7, 2016

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens; Adapted and Directed by Joel Sass
World Premiere Commission; Drama; on the PROSCENIUM STAGE

As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip begins the gentleman’s life he’s always dreamed about but soon realizes the price of his aspirations. Following his 2011 hit Oliver Twist, Joel Sass brings his dynamic, visionary style to the bright and dark sides of ambition, class, and love.

sponsored by:

Ruth Easton Fund

produced with special support from Ron and Marghe Tabar


Cast

Crew
Joel Sass – Director
Dan Dukich – Composer
Maxwell Collyard – Assistant Director
Sonya Berlovitz – Costume Designer
Michael P. Kittel – Lighting Designer
C Andrew Mayer – Sound Designer
Abbee Warmboe – Properties Designer
Rick Polenek – Scenic Designer
Lucinda Holshue – Dialect Coach
Megan Fae Dougherty* – Stage Manager

*member, actors’ equity association

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Content Analysis

Park Square wants your theatergoing experience to be as enjoyable as possible. Following is a list of content within Great Expectations that may be of concern to some members of our audience. Please understand that some information may give away surprises within the story. The information is provided to help you make informed decisions. Keep in mind that the language and themes outlined below, taken out of context, may seem more offensive than they would be within the context of the actual play. If you have any questions about the play’s content, please contact Michael-jon Pease, executive director, at 651.767.8497 or pease@parksquaretheatre.org.

Great Expectations is suitable for adults and children 8+. 

Synopsis
As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip begins the gentleman’s life he has always dreamed of, he soon realizes the price of his aspirations. This brand new adaptation is a thrilling combination of sound, music, and imagery that offer piercing observations of Dickens’ inimitable characters. Following last season’s hit Oliver Twist, Joel Sass brings his dynamic, visionary style to the bright and dark sides of ambition, class, and love. A marvelous old tale for a new generation.

Adult Language
Great Expectations contains no adult language.

Violence
There are four instances in which characters have brief physical altercations. A character is killed off a boat, and another catches fire.

Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
Alcohol is consumed.

Sexual References/Nudity
None.

Other Mature Themes
Younger children may be frightened by the villains and the few instances of violence.

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.

Special Events for Great Expectations:

Opening Night: Friday, Jan 22
Join the cast, director and production team for a champagne party in the lobby after the show. Free with the price of your ticket! 

Two Sugars Tuesday: Tuesday, Jan 19
Join the Ivey Award-winning duo from 2 Sugars, Room for Cream at 7:00pm for a cup of your favorite poison and the Twin Cities’ most unique warm-up act. $20 includes a drink voucher and tickets to the show.  We’ll bookend the show with production insights, a free-wheeling gab fest with the cast, and unapproved outtakes from the show!”  Carolyn Pool and Shanan Custer     

Post-show Q & A with the cast:
Wednesday, Jan 20 and Sunday, Jan 31 

Discussion with cast members – your chance to ask questions!

Open Captioning: Thursday, Feb 4; Friday, Feb 5; Saturday, Feb 6 (7:30pm) and Sunday, Feb 7
Don’t miss a word as the dialog is projected next to the stage.

Special Offers:

Pay What You Will: Wednesday, Jan 27 (7:30pm)
We have a price for you (yes you), starting at $15!
Use these codes to select your price: P15, P20, P25, P35, P40.

Theatre Fan Night Out: Four Tickets for $99
Use code FAN when ordering. Valid for these performances:
Friday, Jan 15 at 7:30pm; Sunday, Jan 24 at 2pm;
Saturday, Jan 30 at 2pm; Friday, Feb 5 at 7:30pm

Age 30 or under? Your tickets are always $21
(standard seating) Use code 30U when ordering.

Three-Show Special: Tickets are just $25* each when you
order these three shows together: Great Expectations, Romeo and Juliet, and Nina Simone: Four Women  *standard seating (regular $40); phone orders only – call the ticket office and reference code 3PK.

Above offers not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. 

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Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations  |  Jan 15 – Feb 7, 2016 on the PROSCENIUM STAGE


*C valid for evening performance only  Pricing: Standard Seating/Premium Seating
P: Preview  T: 2 Sugars Tuesday   $: Pay What You Will Wednesday (evening performance only)
O: Opening Night   D: Post-show Discussion   AD: Audio Description
ASL: American Sign Language  C: Open Captioning

Special Events for Great Expectations:

Opening Night: Friday, Jan 22
Join the cast, director and production team for a champagne party in the lobby after the show. Free with the price of your ticket! 

Two Sugars Tuesday: Tuesday, Jan 19
Join the Ivey Award-winning duo from 2 Sugars, Room for Cream at 7:00pm for a cup of your favorite poison and the Twin Cities’ most unique warm-up act. $20 includes a drink voucher and tickets to the show.  We’ll bookend the show with production insights, a free-wheeling gab fest with the cast, and unapproved outtakes from the show!”  – Carolyn Pool and Shanan Custer     

Post-show Q & A with the cast:
Wednesday, Jan 20 and Sunday, Jan 31 

Discussion with cast members – your chance to ask questions!

Open Captioning: Thursday, Feb 4; Friday, Feb 5; Saturday, Feb 6 (7:30pm) and Sunday, Feb 7
Don’t miss a word as the dialog is projected next to the stage.

Special Offers:

Pay What You WillWednesday, Jan 27 (7:30pm)
We have a price for you (yes you), starting at $15!
Use these codes to select your price: P15, P20, P25, P35, P40.

Theatre Fan Night Out: Four Tickets for $99
Use code FAN when ordering. Valid for these performances:
Friday, Jan 15 at 7:30pm; Sunday, Jan 24 at 2pm;
Saturday, Jan 30 at 2pm; Friday, Feb 5 at 7:30pm

Age 30 or under? Your tickets are always $21
(standard seating) Use code 30U when ordering.

Three-Show Special: Tickets are just $25* each when you
order these three shows together: Great ExpectationsRomeo and Juliet, and Nina Simone: Four Women  *standard seating (regular $40); phone orders only – call the ticket office and reference code 3PK.

Above offers not valid on previous purchases or with other discounts. 

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