Theatre on the Hill announces its summer schedule

May 30, 2004

Theatre on the Hill, a professional summer theater in residence at McDaniel College, will bring seven shows to the stage in Alumni Hall this season.

This year's offerings include two children's shows, three late night weekend plays that replace the post-show cabarets, and two regular evening plays.

Scheduled shows are:

The Foreigner, Larry Shue's story of the misadventures of a shy man from England visiting Georgia who pretends not to speak or understand English.

The comedy/farce will be performed at 8 p.m. June 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 and July 2 and 3. Tickets are $19 for adults and $17 for seniors and students.

Pinocchio, the classic tale of lonely woodcarver Geppetto and his marionette, Pinocchio, who takes off on the adventure of a lifetime, and learns to use his head and his heart.

Shows will be held at 2 p.m. June 19, 20, 26 and 27 and July 3, 10 and 11. Tickets are $8.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You, a black comedy revolving around Sister Mary, a well-meaning but misguided nun. When some of her past students reappear, it is learned that Sister Mary's twisted view on life and religion has not helped everyone.

The comedy will be held at 10:30 p.m. June 12, 19 and 26 and July 2. Tickets are $7.

Stage Struck, a British murder mystery by Simon Gray about an actress whose husband plans an elaborate revenge after she tells him she wants a divorce.

The play will be performed at 8 p.m. July 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 and Aug. 6 and 7. Tickets are $19 for adults and $17 for seniors and students.

Madhouse Comedy Explosion, a mix of old-school vaudeville and modern sketch comedy in a night of classic and cutting-edge comedy.

The play will be performed at 10:30 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7. Tickets are $7.

Hotline, about a neurotic suicide center counselor on his first shift who is forced to face a witty and spiteful woman who threatens her life, then thanks him for pushing her over the edge and hangs up.

The play will be performed at 10:30 p.m. July 16, 23 and 30 and Aug. 6. Tickets are $7.

The Emperor's New Clothes, the classic story of two swindlers who play a trick on the emperor, who is willing to sacrifice everything to buy the most luxurious new clothes available.

This adaptation of the family favorite will be performed at 2 p.m. July 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31 and Aug. 1 and 7. Tickets are $8.

Information: 410-857-2448.

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