Everyman Rep announces 2011-2012 season

Posted Sept. 26, 2011, at 12:26 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — The Everyman Repertory Theatre’s 2011-2012 season will open with Yasmina Reza’s newest comedy, “God of Carnage.” The 2009 Tony Award winner is launched by a playground altercation between two 11-year-old Brooklyn boys, an act that brings together the two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. What results is a comedy of manners, but without the manners.

The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 19 and 25, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 and 27, at the Camden Opera House.

The second production in the line-up will be “Freud’s Last Session” by Mark St. Germain, this year’s winner for best play from the Off Broadway Alliance. The play depicts a discussion between Sigmund Freud and rising Oxford don C.S. Lewis at Freud’s home two days before the start of WWII. The two men clash over the existence of God and the meaning of love and life. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 23, 24, 30 and 31 and at 2 p.m. March 25 and April 1.

The season will close with Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” as audiences have never have seen it before. It’s the story of Charles Condomine, a cantankerous novelist who has remarried, but is haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira, who was called up by a visiting medium, Madame Arcati. As the worldly and unworldly personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is “accidentally” killed. Passing over to the other side, she joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” move in to haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity. The play will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 29 and 30, and July 1 and 6 to 8, at the Camden Opera House.

Tickets and season passes are available from the box office and online at http://www.everymanrep.org/.

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