Wilmington Drama League 2021-22 Season

The Wilmington Drama League's 2021-2022 season will showcase a variety of shows ranging from Broadway favorites to dramas, musicals and a special holiday season production. And, as with every Wilmington Drama League season, it's one of the most affordable tickets in town. 

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October 22-24, 2021

In a remote estate in the Connecticut countryside, Jack Brooks, one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the arrival of Vincent, his flamboyant art dealer. Jack feels wronged, and he is intending to kill the man. His wife, Annie, is reluctant to go along, until Jack’s threat of violence convinces her otherwise. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will Annie help him? Or is something else going on?

November 12-13, 2021

Named for our wonderful long-time volunteer, Ruby Stanley.These one-act productions feature original works by local playwrights and culminates in a festival at which audience members vote for their favorite play.

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December 10-29, 2021

Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

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February 18-20, 2022

 William Finn and James Lapine's musical combines their Off-Broadway works The March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, which tell the story of a gay man named Marvin, his lover Whizzer, Marvin’s wife Trina and their extended family from the early ‘80s through the beginning days of the AIDS crisis.

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Apr 29 - May 8, 2022

Michael Frayn's Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run.

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Jan 28 - Feb 6, 2022

From Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues. This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life.

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Mar 25 - Apr 3, 2022

When the family patriarch vanishes, the Westons return to rural Oklahoma to care for their afflicted, manipulative mother Violet. Armed with prescription drugs and paranoid mood swings, Violet reigns over the home as family secrets unfold.

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June 10-19, 2022

Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she dares to take a stand against these oppressive forces and takes her destiny into her own hands.

Art of Murder Is presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.

 

Elf-The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

 

THE COLOR PURPLE is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by  Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

 

 Falsettos is performed by special permission of SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

August: Osage County is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York.

 

 Noises Off is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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