About the productions
- Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian - Directed by Matthew Greseth - September 14-30, 2007
- The drama is set in the studio of Cleveland's WTLK Radio. Over the course of Barry's two-hour broadcast, he is scrutinized by producers with an interest in taking the show national. Barry jousts with his unseen callers, ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal. These calls are peppered with insights into his character from his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer, and punctuated with a transformative visit from an embodied voice
- Crossing Event Horizon by Kevin Rush - Directed by Steven Bucko - November 2-17, 2007
- World Premier! Thom Gilmer is a High School Guidance Counselor. But once upon a time he was a struggling young actor in Hollywood with a drug problem. Thom had been able to put his past behind him and start his new life with his wife and two kids, until one day when a movie arrives at their home a movie starring Thom. The movie is great and Thom is great in it, but there is one problem, he doesn’t remember making it! Is it possible that he is unable to remember making the movie due to a year-long drug binge or is there another explanation? Thom must choose between his new life and the one he left behind in the new work by Kevin Rush, Crossing Event Horizon.
- The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler - Directed by Lysa Clayburn - February 14 and 16, 2008
- The Vagina Monologues is a collection of monologues read by a number of different actresses. A recurring theme throughout the production is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment and individuality. The Vagina Monologues is performed annually around the world to bring attention to V-Day in thousands of cities and colleges. The performances generally benefit rape crisis centers and similar resource centers for women.
Those who auditioned for The Vagina Monologues in our Unified Auditions will be notified by e-mail by Friday, September 21 if they are called back.
- Godspell by Stephen Schwartz - Directed by G.J. Clayburn - March 7-30, 2008
- Godspell is a folk-rock musical based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew and was one of the biggest Broadway and off-Broadway successes of all time. Godspell includes recognizable and memoral songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Save the People," "Learn Your Lessons Well" and "By My Side." Godspell was The Chameleon Theatre Circle's first musical, and we're excited to bring this musical back to the Chameleon stage.
- An American Daughter by Wendy Wasserstein - Directed by Mishia Edwards - May 9-24, 2008
- An American Daughter tells the story of Dr. Lyssa Hughes, a respected physician nominated to be the next U.S. Surgeon General. On the surface, Dr. Hughes appears to be a woman who has it all marriage, children, career and prestigious family ties. But in typical Wasserstein fashion, this multifaceted tale turns to depict a heroine balancing her political and professional ambitions with her personal life. But the story isn't limited to questions about the expectations of women. A media frenzy ignites after a piece of Dr. Hughes' past comes back to haunt her, highlighting the demands all politicians face when thrust into the public arena. An unlikely cast of characters, including an African-American Jew and a gay Republican, round out this funny satire about women and public life.
- The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare - Directed by Carin Bratlie - June, 2008
- The Merry Wives of Windsor deals with Sir John Falstaff, a knight down on both luck and cash, who hatches a scheme to raise funds. He will seduce Mistress Ford and Mistress Page in an attempt to get at their husbands' money. Falstaff, however, has overestimated his ingenuity; the two women compare their letters, and-finding them identical-hatch a plan of their own to make a buffoon of the knight.