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Fountain Hall | September 22 – October 18, 2009

Neptune Theatre 2009-2010

Every year Cokebaby and I try to get out to see at least one play at the Neptune Theatre. We’re not really ones for musicals so we tend to skip the performances of shows like High School Musical. For the most part we’ve been catching shows at the smaller Studio Theatre.

Fountain Hall | September 22 – October 18, 2009

Fountain Hall | September 22 – October 18, 2009

Due to the e-newsletter that they send out, I caught a great two for the price of one special for the final performance of their first play of the season: The Game of Love and Chance.

Going into the theatre, I had only the brief description of the play to go by but it seemed like it would be quite fun.

Dreading the prospects of an arranged marriage, and desperate to know more about her anonymous groom to-be, a wealthy Parisian mademoiselle trades identities with her maid prior to the introductory rendezvous. When the monsieur in question also has the same brilliant idea, romance, comedy and mayhem unfold.

Contemporary language and magnificent period décor will blend as Marivaux’s 18th century masterpiece comes to life – let the games begin!

I have to say this opening play really bodes well for what looks like an amazing season. The acting was brilliant, costumes and set design stunning. Even the choreography of movements across the stage between scenes was wonderful.

Here’s a list of What’s on Stage this season:

Fountain Hall
No Great Mischief: October 27 to November 15, 2009
Sexy Laundry: January 19 to February 14, 2010
Rabbit Hole: March 2 to 28, 2010
Peter Pan: April 13 to May 30, 2010

Holiday Show
A Christmas Carol, the Musical: November 28, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Studio Theatre
A Beautiful View: October 13 to 31, 2009
Mesa: February 16 to March 6, 2010
Bigger than Jesus: April 6 to 24, 2010

If you’ve never been or rarely go to see a play check out my tips on theatre etiquette to which I’d like to add one more point: would it kill people to not wear a sweatshirt? I’m not saying theatre going needs to be some elitist kind of thing. Far from it. I just think that sweatshirts are made for a single purpose: sweating in. Not exactly theatre attire. You know?

For more information about shows, tickets and and subscriptions check out the Neptune Theatre website, Twitter, Facebook, or sign up for their online newsletter.

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