Our in House Season Productions
Marietta New Theatre in the Square takes on William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy play, Hamlet. Set in a contemporary world Shakespeare’s Hamlet mourns both his father’s death and his mother, Queen Gertrude’s remarriage to Claudius. The ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that Claudius has poisoned him. Hamlet swears revenge. He kills the eavesdropping Polonius, the court chamberlain. Polonius’s son Laertes returns to Denmark to avenge his father’s death. Polonius’s daughter Ophelia loves the Prince but his behavior drives her to madness. Ophelia dies by drowning. A duel takes place and ends with the death of Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet.
Something may be rotten in Denmark, but there’s nothing rotten about Marietta New Theatre in the Square’s production of Hamlet. This classic Shakespearean tragedy is presented unlike you’ve ever seen it before!
Directed by Emil Thomas
Starring Shay Stewart
It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. But as those familiar with the famous O. Henry story are aware, their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions (she her beautiful long hair, he his heirloom pocket watch) in order to buy presents for each other thereby creating, at least for a magical moment, an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city.
Directed by Emil Thomas
November 17, 18, 19, 26 – 8pm
20, 27 – 3pm
December 1,3, 8, 9, 10 – 8pm
4, 11 – 3pm
A different time is evoked in this marvelously theatrical and winning show, a live broadcast of a The Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade from the Hotel Astor’s Algonquin Room on December 21, 1942. The spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant “Strike Up the Band” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (both are in this show) is accurately captured as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller.
Directed by Roxanne Johnson
15, 16,17, 19, 20 – 8pm
17, 18, 27, 28, 29 – 3pm
Fall Season Packages
We are excited to be launching into our Fall productions including Hamlet, Gift of the Magi, and the local favorite, 1940’s Radio Hour. In anticipation of these productions, we are offering a special 3-ticket package that will save you $5 per show for any seat in the house.
Click the “Buy Tickets” to choose your seats for each show.