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Life on the Margins of Polite Society

Humans tend to create small insulated communities. They keep others on or outside of the margins of their polite society. Season 32 hopes, through exposure to other cultures, to blur and overlap those margins, creating a more accepting larger community.

Nowhere else but in Aurora will you find a vampire, a disabled beggar with a goat cart, an obsessed explorer of an undiscovered species, a Midwesterner trying to build a business in China and three drag queens traveling across the Australian Outback–all under one roof! “Life on the Margins of Polite Society” is a look at how mainstream society works consciously and unconsciously to exclude groups of people, and how those excluded groups find the strength to survive and succeed. Be prepared to be amazed and entertained!

Season 32 begins October 7, 2016. You won’t want to miss it!

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Dracula

Music by Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Don Black, Christopher Hampton and Frank Wildhorn
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
October 7 – November 6, 2016
Dracula is a thrilling drama of suspense and a Gothic romance, set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age. The story follows the famed vampire as he lusts for new blood. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray fall victim to Dracula’s unnatural charm, and along with Doctor Van Helsing, must fight Dracula’s supernatural powers. Dracula will enthrall audiences with its powerful score and its potential for bringing the undead to life in this haunting musical of unrequited love.

Click here for information about our Annual Gala, featuring a full performance of Dracula, Saturday, October 8, 2016.

Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

By George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks
Musical Score Adapted by Dierdre L. Murray
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
November 25, 2016 – January 2, 2017
This operatic adaptation of Heywards’ play “Porgy and Bess” follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina. The show follows the crippled Porgy and his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin’ Life.

Myth

World Premiere
By Charles Wefso
In the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre
January 20-February 19, 2017
Jason’s small campfire and video camera strain to penetrate the darkness of the remote woods out-side of Yellow Knife, Canada. He is doggedly searching for the definitive proof of an undiscovered species that he is certain exists, and must exist in this place.

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Chinglish

Regional Premiere
March 24-May 28, 2017
A hilarious comedy about the challenges of doing business in a country where the language and underlying cultural assumptions can be worlds apart from those of the West. The play tells the ad-ventures of Daniel, a businessman from the Midwest, who hopes to establish his family’s sign-making business in China. Through a comic exchange, he learns what is lost and found in translation.

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Regional Premiere
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Arranged by Stephen “Spud” Murphy
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
Based on the popular 1994 film of the same name, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transsexual who buy a run-down bus called Priscilla and set out on a road trip across the Australian outback. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of whom aren’t receptive to their lifestyle, but they persevere, while strengthening their own friendships.

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