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The Chameleon Theatre Circle is proud to present...
The 2003/2004 Season
Our 6th Season . . .
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Bradley Donaldson
October 30-November 15, 2003

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale.

When a Baker and his Wife learn they've been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk).

Everyone's wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of “The Princess Bride” becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children.

4th Annual Variety Show
A Fundraising Event
November 22, 2003

Songs, skits, food and fun! Grab your favorite items at the silent auction!

How I Wonder What You Are
Seven Original One-Acts by Seven Chameleon Playwrights
Under the guidance of Chameleon Playwright-in-Residence Timothy Braatz
January 8-24, 2004

In the Summer of 2003, Chameleon Playwright-in-Residence Timothy Braatz conducted a Master Class and Workshop in Play Writing. The focus of the workshop was to mine the talents found right here at Chameleon and hone those skills into an evening of original work.

The result of the workshop is overwhelming! Seven playwrights contributed touching and thought-proving scripts. Six of these scripts were submited for the evening of theatre. With Mr. Braatz's spin to a one-act we are presenting seven marvelous stories.

Love’s Shadow On Snow
by Rick Raasch
Directed by G.J. Clayburn
March 12-27, 2004
A World Premiere!

Winner of The Chameleon Theatre Circle 4th Annual New Play Contest

After a disgruntled college instructor commits an act of video vandalism, his world is turned inside out as he's forced to confront the Big Questions. What is the purpose of art? What makes us human? Does God really love us? And what do three guys named Otto have to do with it?

Glengarry Glen Ross
by David Mamet
Directed by Rick Raasch
May 7-22, 2004

David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream.

Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action - where closing a sale can mean a brand new Cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all.

The 5th Annual New Play Festival
February 7, 2004

Playwrights from across the country submit original scripts (not previously produced) to Chameleon as part of our fifth annual New Play Contest. The top three submissions — along with any submissions from Chameleon's Playwright-in-Residence Timothy Braatz — are presented in this festival filled with fun, laughter and emotion.

The plays are presented "concert style" – actors carry scripts and movement is minimal. The focus is on the story and the writing. Post-show discussions immediately follow each reading. All festival shows are considered for possible production in our next season.

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