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Studio Theatre Worcester


“And though she be but little, she is fierce.”  - Helena

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (3.2.335-36)

I can’t think of a quote more fitting to describe our first season as a theatre company. After having the great fortune this past May to launch Studio Theatre Worcester with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), we have returned with a two-show season that is little, but undeniably fierce.

First, we are proud to present the timeless musical, The Fantasticks. The world’s longest running musical, enjoyed a 42-year run off-Broadway; that’s 17,162 performances! The Fantasticks will have you remembering what it was like to grow up and fall in love; but also the pain that sometimes comes with love. This show has no shortage of magic, and as such, we have chosen to set it in the back alley of a now-defunct magic show in Atlantic City. 

Our second show, presented in March, 2020, is the controversial drama/thriller Doubt. Set in the Fall of 1964 at the fictitious St. Nicholas Church School, Doubt unfolds against a landscape of America during a time of social and political unrest. The play addresses several hard-hitting topics, including race, sexual abuse, and the battle between progressive and conservative Catholicism. This show promises to be a special event as we’ll be holding talk backs with the cast, production team and Reverend Dr. Kevin Downer following selected performances. 

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John Wayland Somers

Artistic Director

Studio Theatre Worcester

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