81st SEASON

2018-19

Love/Sick

by John Cariani

Comedy

 

JULY 6 - August 5, 2018
Directed by Kristen Fogle

A twisted romantic comedy that pokes a sharp stick in the balloon of "happily-ever-after," Love/Sick proves once again that no one ever said love was easy. This collection of short plays from playwright and Tony-nominated actor John Cariani (Almost, Maine) explores the unexpected (and sometimes unpleasant) directions that love can take us in. These stories of imperfect lovers and dreamers trying to make their lives together work are all set in the same dreary, sleepy suburb on the same Friday night. Be sure to catch this unromantic comedy for the romantic in all of us.

“Entertaining and fun. A satisfyingly dark look at this thing we call love." —BroadwayWorld.com

CRIMES OF THE HEART
by Beth Henley
Comedy/Drama

 

August 24 - September 23, 2018

Directed by O.P. Hadlock

The three Magrath sisters have gathered in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, where they await news of the family patriarch, who's living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny is unmarried at 30 and her marital prospects are bleak. Meg's lamenting a failed singing career. Meanwhile, Babe is out on bail after having shot her husband. Their troubles are grave and yet somehow hilarious and they keep Crimes of the Heart plugging along. Warm-hearted and irreverent, this 1981 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award winning show teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young sisters betrayed by their passions. In the end, the play guides its young characters toward escaping the past to seize the future.

"It has heart, wit and a surprisingly zany passion that must carry all before it…it would certainly be a crime for anyone interested in the theatre not to see this play." —NY Post.

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
by Leonard Gershe
Comedy/Drama

 

October 12 to November 11, 2018

Directed by George Bailey

A touching and humorous play about doubt, heartbreak and taking risks, Butterflies Are Free centers on Don Baker -- a blind young man who's lived for years in the shadow of his alter ego, "Donny Dark," a character in the children's books written by his mother. When Don decides to finally break away from his controlling mother, he moves to an apartment in Manhattan to pursue his dream of being a songwriter. But when Mrs. Baker comes to visit and meets her son's quirky actress neighbor (played memorably by Goldie Hawn in the 1972 film), her controlling nature kicks into overdrive.  Is Don is able to stand up to her or does he succumbs to parental power?

"A lovely play. It is funny when it means to be, sentimental when it is so inclined, and heartwarming." - New York Daily News

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Agatha Christie
Mystery

January 11 to February 10, 2019
Directed by Keith Anderson

In this classic Agatha Christie whodunit, ten people who have never met each other before are lured by a cryptic invitation to a deserted island and left stranded there. Ten little soldier statues sit on the mantelpiece, with a nursery rhyme that describes how each of the ten soldiers dies, "until there were none." A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder -- and then one of them drops dead. One down, nine to go. Can the other "soldiers" discover the identity of the murderer before they all fall prey to the trap?

“A perfect combination of thriller and detective story, this much-copied plot is Christie's greatest technical achievement.” - John Curran, The Guardian

10 OUT OF 12
by Anne Washburn
Comedy

 

March 1 to March 31, 2019
Directed by Steve Murdock

Playwright Anne Washburn's (Mr. Burns, a post-electric play) newest, most adventurous work, embarks on a remarkable -- and often brutally honest and funny -- trip into the backstage world of a technical rehearsal. Don a private headset and you'll hear a near-perfect recreation of what goes on behind the scenes, complete with backstage chatter, opening night jitters, potential crises looming large and human stories unfolding. You’ll watch the director struggle to contain the uncontainable.10 Out of 12 is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us.

"The repertoire isn’t exactly skimpy when it comes to plays-within-plays that take us backstage...10 Out of 12 isn't like any of them...I was mezmerized." - Edmonton Journal

NINE
by Maury Yeston, Arthur Kopit, Mario Fratti
Musical


Directed by George Bailey and Nicole Thomas

April 19 to May 19, 2019

Based on 8½, Italian director Federico Fellini's comic masterpiece of autobiographical filmmaking, Maury Yeston's sultry and enchanting musical follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life. Nine has won multiple Tony Awards in various Broadway runs including a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas, and was made into a motion picture in 2009. From Broadway to Film and back to live Theatre, you won't want to miss this exciting piece.

"A rich and thrilling night of theatre. " - The New York Post

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