Cottage Theatre Promises Eclectic 2015 Season

A scene from Cottage Theatre’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo.”

A scene from Cottage Theatre’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo.”

Cottage Theatre has two more shows to complete its 2014 season, and the community theater promises a 2015 season that’s “all over the map.”

Finishing up the 2014 season is “Assassins,” running Oct. 3-19.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, “Assassins” takes a look at violence in America. The show examines the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the president of the United States, in a historical revue that explores the dark side of the American experience.

The writers take the audience back in time, allowing assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods, such as John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald, to meet and interact.

After that sobering yet enlightening production comes “She Loves Me,” Dec. 5-21.

It’s a sweet musical romance about Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s who don’t know that their anonymous romantic pen pals are actually each other.

Six productions will make up the 2015 season, including:

A presentation of William Shakespeare’s “12th Night” set in 1950s Havana (Jan. 30 to Feb. 15).

The Victor Hugo-based musical “Les Miserables” (April 10 to May 3).

The biblical musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Oct. 2-25, 2015).

“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” based on the C.S. Lewis fantasy (Dec. 4-20, 2015).

In between these well-known productions is “Proof,” winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama, on stage June 12-28.

The play follows Catherine, a 25-year-old troubled woman who has been caring for her brilliant but unstable mathematician father.

“Quilters” (Aug 14-30) rounds out the season. It is based on true narratives of pioneer women sharing their challenges and rewards of 1800s frontier life.

Cottage Theatre

Where: 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove

Contact: 541-942-8001,

Tickets: Box office 700 Village Drive, 541-942-8001,

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