Music by Marvin Laird, Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley

Performances: September 7 - 30, 2012

Ruthless! is an all female musical that spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve. 8-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady!

Haunting Julia

by Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Performances: October 26 - November 18, 2012

Julia Lukin was a musical prodigy who died under strange circumstances 12 years ago. Three men; her father, her former boyfriend, and a psychic meet in Jul ia's preserved bedroom where her father reveals that he believes Julia is haunting him, trying to contact him. Creepy sounds, a mysterious door, and an inexplicable cold in the room are all precursors to Julia's eventual arrival.

The Yellow Wallpaper

Presented by CORE Theatre Ensemble
based on the short story
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Performances: November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

All performances start at 8:00 PM

General Admission: $15.00 per person for Non-Subscribers
$10.00 for Subscribers.

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The notable short story The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is brought to the stage again by CORE Theatre Ensemble at The Little Theater of Norfolk.

The story follows a woman, confined to a room on doctor's orders to help ease her state of mind, as she tries to break free both mentally and physically. Appealing to so many schools of thought, the story has been hailed by feminists as a condemnation of sexism residing in the medical profession and also by psychotherapists who claim it to be a resounding account of the descent into madness. This story, however, is so much more than that; Gilman herself stated "the story was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy, and it worked."

Originally produced locally in 2007 and toured internationally in 2008 to rave reviews, CORE's cast of 9 is bringing back this compelling story of a woman walking the line of sanity.

This November come climb into the wallpaper with us... It's nice on the other side.

The Yellow Wallpaper is presented by special arrangement with CORE and is not a part of LTN's subscription package.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

by Steve Martin

Performances: January 18 - February 10, 2013

The absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped from a later era.

West Moon Street

by Rob Urbanati, based on the story "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime" by Oscar Wilde

Performance Dates: March 15 - April 7, 2013

Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy and engaged to be married - when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his duty to get the killing business over with be he marries. But his education has not provided him with the required skills, and a hilarious series of mishaps ensues as he sets about finding a victim.

Avenue Q

Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty

Performance Dates: May 17 - June 9, 2013

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is a part flesh, part felt laugh-out-load musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Avenue Q contains adult language and
situations and may not be appropriate
for some audience members.