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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

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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. 

This show has closed.

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. 

Madge Duffey

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