LEWISBURG, W.VA: Greenbrier Valley Theatre has announced its 2020 season, including work from Lauren Gunderson and a Tony Award-winning musical.
The season will open with Gunderson’s Silent Sky (April 24-May 9), a play that follows the story of Henrietta Leavitt’s dedication to astronomy in the face of being sidelined by the men in the field.
Next up will be the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (May 29-June 20), with book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Monty Narvarro, being eighth in line for an earldom, decides to take matters into his own hands to eliminate those between him and his goal.
Following will be Leading Ladies (July 10-Aug. 1), by Ken Ludwig. Two down on their luck actors try to pass themselves off as the nieces of a dying old woman in order to inherit her fortune.
The season continues with Return to The Forbidden Planet (Aug. 27-Sept. 12), by Rob Carlton. The jukebox musical combines Shakespeare’s The Tempest with the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet.
Jon Jory’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Sept. 25-Oct. 10) will take the stage next.
Next will be the classic comedy from Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace (Oct. 30-Nov. 14). The farce follows Mortimer Brewster after he discovers his aunts have been poisoning lonely old men.
The 2020 season will conclude with the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol (Dec. 4-19), with book and lyrics by Cathey Sawyer, music by Joe Buttram, arranged by Jeremy Fenn-Smith, and additional arrangements by Kermit Medsker.
Founded in 1967, Greenbrier Valley Theatre is committed to creating professional quality theatre in West Virginia to enrich and enliven the region.