ASYLUM THEATRE IN

THE CLEAN HOUSE

BY SARAH RUHL

Eight performances: September 20-23 & 27-30, 2012

Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $28

 

 

Staller Center opens the season with The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, a whimsical, romantic comedy. You’ll meet Matilde, a Brazilian maid who hates cleaning; her employer Lane, a driven American doctor; Lane’s surgeon husband Charles; and other unforgettable characters. The Clean House explores how far we are willing to go for the ones we love. The play will be staged in one of the Center’s intimate black box theaters.

 

The Clean House received the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Asylum Theatre Company, a group of professional actors, has staged a range of productions over the past decade including The Tempest, which was honored with inclusion into the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages Festival.

 

The Clean House is a co-production of Staller Center, Asylum Theatre, Stony Brook’s Department of Theatre Arts and the Oberon Foundation. 

 

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DONKA - A letter to Chekhov

 

 

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Main Stage - $38

 

The great magic of the circus pays homage to Russian playwright

and physician Anton Chekhov in a show of visions, dancers,

acrobats and jugglers. Donka is the latest creation of Daniele

Finzi Pasca—already confirmed as a leading figure on the

international theatre scene and author of unforgettable shows for

Cirque Eloize and Cirque du Soleil.

 

In a stream-of-consciousness love-letter to Chekhov you’ll see a

dream-like world of performers portraying the parade of students,

doctors and dreamers that populate Chekhov’s literary landscape.

Donka is a theatrical work accompanied by the exotic sounds of old

Russia. Come to a performance you will not soon forget.

 

An international cast animates the stage, while music spreads like a resonant carpet, recalling the atmosphere of

far away Russia.

 

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SHAOLIN WARRIORS
 
Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Main Stage - $38
 
In a fully choreographed theatrical production, the Shaolin
Warriors
bring a new show to Staller Center. Performed by
disciples of the Shaolin schools, known throughout the world
for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess, these
Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental
and physical disciplines, which allow them to perform feats
one thought only possible in the movies.

 

 

The remarkable skill, stunning movement, and spectacular

imagery of Kung Fu.

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RAISIN’ CANE

WITH JASMINE GUY

AND THE AVERY SHARPE TRIO

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Main Stage - $34

 

Raisin’ Cane, called a ‘Harlem Renaissance Odyssey,’ stars the talented and versatile Jasmine Guy, actress (A Different World), singer and dancer. This dramatic production depicts Harlem in the 1920’s: a pent up explosion of brilliant prose, poetry, politics and music of African-Americans who were ready to have their say.

 

Backed by a superb original score performed by the Avery Sharpe Trio, Raisin’ Cane features striking photos and paintings of the artists and inhabitants of Harlem during this period, and is a unique theatrical experience unlike any other.

 

It was an exceptional time.
It was our time.

 

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CELTIC NIGHTS

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage - $38
Sponsored by Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Celtic Nights is a unique show featuring the finest male and female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. In this glittering production, six of
Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complemented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people who carved out a home in the New World.  In Celtic Nights, their story is told, through the power and majesty of music and dancing feet.

Traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world.

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HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD

Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Main Stage - $42
Sponsored by Teachers Federal Credit Union

Take a nostalgic journey through the most popular movie musicals of the last fifty years. The show features a cast of fourteen wonderful singers and dancers, and lots of costume changes. Enjoy film clips of your favorite movies from Singing in the Rain and Grease, to West Side Story and Dirty Dancing. Hooray for Hollywood performers sing and dance to over thirty songs including “Staying Alive,” “All that Jazz,” “Dancing Queen,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and many more!  Watch as lights, camera, action unfolds live on stage.

Hollywood’s Greatest Song and Dance Live on Stage

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LES BALLETS TROCKADERO

DE MONTE CARLO

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Main Stage - $42
Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express - Stony Brook

 

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a marvelous company of male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles.

 

The “Trocks” comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance.
Men dance all the parts—heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, and angst-ridden Victorian ladies. Their performance will delight and amuse the most knowledgeable dance fans as well as novices to ballet.

 

A unique brand of ballet, dancing a fine line between high art and high camp.

 

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