by Thom Fitzgerald
Stella and Dot, an elderly lesbian couple, have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is diabetic and legally blind. After Dot suffers a fall, her prudish granddaughter, Molly, decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities, effectively separating the couple. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their New England hometown and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal.
by Brad Fraser
In a Canadian metropolis, failed actor David shares a place with the bookish Candy, whom he dated before coming out as gay. While David, who now waits tables, pursues an aimless romance with a younger coworker, Candy dabbles in both same-sex and heterosexual affairs. As David and Candy’s odd assortment of friends – including a psychic dominatrix and an ill-tempered yuppie – pass in and out of their beds, a serial murder stalks the city’s women.
This critically-acclaimed play, originally published as Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, launched the career of Canadian playwright Brad Fraser, and was named one of the ten best plays for 1992 by Time magazine.
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.