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Village Theatre sets 2010-2011 season

Village Theatre will showcase five diverse stories in its 2010-2011 Mainstage Season in Issaquah.

The season kicks off Sept. 15 with The Full Monty, based on the internationally acclaimed film of the same

title.

This grin and bare-it-all comedy tells the story of six average-looking, unemployed steelworkers on the verge of a bold plan to get themselves out of debt, and make amends with those they love. It continues through Oct. 24.

Next up is Anne of Green Gables, from Nov. 10 through Jan. 2, 2011.

First presented at the Village Originals 9th Annual Festival of New Musical, Anne of Green Gables received a

standing ovation from festival audiences and became an instant favorite.

The musical is based on Lucy Maud Montgomery's best-selling novel of the transformation of a talkative and clever young girl to a confident young woman as she finds her way into the hearts of everyone she

meets — despite a knack for getting into trouble.

Sleuth is next, with performances from Jan. 19 through Feb. 27, 2011.

Adapted from the 1970s film version, this play by Anthony Shaffer won the Tony Award for Best Play in

1971.

Sleuth follows wealthy mystery novelist Andrew Wyke as he invites young Milo Tindle to his elegant, isolated country house to settle a bit of unpleasant business; Milo is having an affair with Andrew‟s wife. What begins as a bizarre cat and mouse game of robbery spirals into a complex duel of wits and deception.

A new musical, Iron Curtin, will be presented March 16-April 24, 2011.

In Iron Curtain there‟s no Communism like Show-Communism! When the Soviets set out to create a Broadway musical, they decide they'll need to bring in some real New York writers — by force, if necessary.

Enter Howard and Murray, two down and out musical theatre writers, who are on the brink of throwing in the towel. Kidnapped, taken to Moscow, and forced to fix the worst musical ever written, these two characters

suddenly find themselves working under the gun ... literally!

Jesus Christ Superstar completes the season with performances from May 11 to July 3, 2011.

Written by legendary writing team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar

debuted on Broadway in 1971. The show highlights the struggles of Jesus of Nazareth and

Judas Iscariot during the last week of Jesus's life.

Village Theatre Mainstage Subscription packages are on sale now and offer five shows for the price of four. General admission prices range from $130-$240 with additional discounts available for seniors (65+), youth (under 21), and family room seats in Issaquah. Single tickets will go on sale intermittently throughout the season beginning in August 2010.

All tickets are available via Village Theatre's Box Office at 425-392-2202 or online at www.villagetheatre.org. Performances take place at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah at 303 Front Street North.

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