City Theater Company, Delaware’s Off-Broadway experience, turns 23 this season, and is planning to party on throughout 2016-2017 with both new and classic offerings.
The season kicks off at The Queen at World Café Live on October 22 with with I Want My CTC: A Tribute to the ’80s. This old-school dance party features an all-star band and a line-up of CTC powerhouses performing the biggest hits of the early ’80s–from Duran Duran to Michael Jackson, U2 to Run-DMC, Cyndi Lauper to Peter Gabriel–led by musician Joe Trainor. After the show, DJ Zip will keep the tunes coming at the official ’80s-themed after-party at Merchant Bar.
CTC transforms The Black Box in December into a sizzling nightclub for La Cage Aux Folles. Producing Artistic Director Michael Gray promises an over-the-top romp for the hilarious musical comedy by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman. Hijinks ensue for couple Georges and Albin when their son brings home his fiancee–and her super-conservative parents–to the Saint-Tropez drag nightclub they run.
In February, a new play by acclaimed playwright David Robson will have its World Premiere at CTC. After Birth of a Nation is a farcical send-up of history, sexism, racism, and politics centered on a comically disastrous evening at the White House in 1915. Fearless Improv will also host a series of workshops and performances in February at The Black Box, showcasing brand-new short form games and long form improv performances. Students from the CTC Comedy Training center will also be featured as they perform their graduation shows.
The season wraps up in April with the Regional Premiere of the thrilling rock opera Lizzie, a tour-de-force described by its writers as “American mythology set to a blistering rock score.” Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell the tale of rage, sex, betrayal, and murder in a reimagining of the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case.
We look forward to celebrating our 23rd with you!
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