by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
February 21 – March 16
Directed by Alexandra Blouin
This finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize is a modern and hilarious riff on the fifteenth century play, Everyman. It follows Everybody (chosen from the cast each night by lottery) on a thoughtful and hilarious journey – along the way meeting God, Death, Friendship and others – to find the meaning of living.
“This is theatre rather unlike anything you might have seen…unusual, unconventional and eye-opening….not only provocative and involving, it is also funny. Wildly funny, in fact.” — Huffington Post
by John Patrick Shanley
April 25 – May 18
Directed by Roman Sanchez
It is the 1960’s and a 17 year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.
“…a heart-sore portrait of adolescent turmoil….the best thing that Mr. Shanley has given us since Doubt. You can’t get much better than that.” – The Wall Street Journal
by Lynn Nottage
July 5 – 27
Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she’s saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for.
“…thoughtful, affecting…The play offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one’s dress—and of course, skin—determined whom one could and could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public.” — Variety
by Lauren Gunderson
September 5 – 28
Directed by Ruthi Engelke
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, woman-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.
“…a sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure …It’s a wild ride, [and] an invigorating and enlightening journey.” – Cincinnati Enquirer
by David Lindsay-Abaire
October 31 – November 23
Directed by Peggy Metzger
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
“David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that’s not just a departure but a revelation—an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty.” – Variety