Current Season

Current Season

Acme Theatre Company is proud to present our 2015-2016 Season. We will have fours plays at four locations involving dozens of actors. It’s going to be amazing!

Fall Show:

Food and Fairytales

Directed by Betsy Raymond (Acme ’05)

Written by Briandaniel Ogelsby (Acme ’02)

What if Snow White and the Huntsman fell in love? What if Hansel and Gretel never came down from their sugar high?

What if the Brothers Grimm stumbled into the middle of one of their own fairy tales?

Join Acme and the Davis Food Co-op for a delectable evening featuring desserts crafted by the Davis Food Co-op, live music, and a sampling of new adaptations of Grimm’s fairy tales. All funds will go to support Acme Theatre Company.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 — ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Davis Odd Fellow Upper Hall, 415 2nd Street, Davis

 

Winter Show:

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I Gelosi

Written by David Bridel

Directed by Hope Raymond (Acme ’10)

“I Gelosi”, or The Jealous Ones, tells the story of Italy’s first great traveling theatre troupe.  In the late 16th Century the Gelosi takes the provinces by storm, thanks to the beauty, wit and charm of Isabella Andreini, one of the very first women ever to play on the stage.  The Gelosi become the toast of Europe – until they risk the wrath of the Pope.  Betrayal and intrigue lurk in the shadows, as the company members struggle to balance their conflicting desires for profit, fame, love, food, rebellion, poetry and revenge!

January 22 – 31, 2016

Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E 14th St, Davis

 

Spring Show:

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Scapino

Written by Jean Giradoux, adapted by Maurice Valency

Directed by Maddy Ryen

Adapted from Molière, Scapino is a broad comedy performed in the slapstick, improvisational style of commedia dell’arte. The servant Scapino, an expert in trickery and lies, is persuaded to come to the aid of his two young masters whose fathers are outraged at their sons’ ill-advised romantic entanglements. His attempt to help them trick their fathers leads to a fast-paced, funny story of kidnappings, revenge plots, and love conquering all.

FREE Comedy in the Park!

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 30, 2016

Davis Arts Center Outdoor Stage, 1919 F Street, Davis

 

Summer Show:

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The Madwoman of Chaillot

Written by Jean Giradoux, adapted by Maurice Valency

Directed by Emily Henderson (Acme ’01)

In this comic satire, a small community of bohemian street people and four imaginative women take on a powerful mining corporation mired in the soul-less complexities of high finance. Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot lives in a dream world where people are good and charitable. When Paris is threatened, Aurelia organizes her cohorts to take on the evil doers, maintaining that “Nothing is ever so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can’t set it right in the course of an afternoon.”  This whimsical and poetic parable explores the power of one individual’s fierce commitment to justice, and the folly of greed and war.

July 29 – Aug 7, 2016

Brunelle Theatre, 315 W 14th St, Davis