The Velocity of Autumn
by Eric Coble
February 26 – March 21
Directed by Kristin L. Mack
Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist, is in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. She’s barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. Her estranged son Chris returns after 20 years, crawls through Alexandra’s second-floor window and becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. A wickedly funny and wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life.
“Bracing, honest, and deliciously funny.” – NY Times
by Bruce Norris
April 30 to May 23
Directed by James Floss
Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning comedy is savagely funny and insightful.
“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” – NY Times
One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean
July 2 to 25 (Gala will be Friday, July 3. No performance Saturday, July 4)
Brighton, England. 1963. Fired from a skiffle band, Francis Henshall finds himself employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe, in town to collect a fee from his fiancee’s gangster father. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, herself in love with Stanley Stubbers (her brother’s killer) who, in turn, becomes our hero’s other ‘guvnor’. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion and his own mammoth appetite, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. This hilarious comedy received 5-star reviews from every London newspaper and was the hit of the 2012 Broadway season.
“If you’re not having a good time at this show, you may be on the wrong medication.” – Hollywood Reporter.
by John Cariani
August 27 to September 19
Directed by Craig Benson
Nat Paradis is a Red Sox-loving part-time dad who manages Paradis’ Last Convenient Store, the last convenient place to get gas—or anything—before the Canadian border to the north and the North Maine Woods to the west. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a chance to rekindle a romance he gave up on years ago. But sparks fly as he’s forced to choose between new love and old. Last Gas takes a hilarious and heartbreakingly hard look at love lost and found, and at what it means to “get back to happy.”
“… a full tank of unfulfilled desires. Very funny and surprisingly thought-provoking.” – Portland Press Herald
Going to St. Ives
by Lee Blessing
October 29 to November 21
Directed by Cassandra Hesseltine
May N’Kame, the mother of an African dictator, travels to England to see Dr. Cora Gage about medical treatment for her failing eyesight. Dr. Gage uses the consultation as an opportunity to raise the issue of the imprisonment of some of her colleagues. Meanwhile, May N’Kame’s true motive in visiting the doctor leads to fierce and fascinating discourse on morality and motherhood. Going to St. Ives is the story of two impressive women brought together by that which is personal and divided by that which is political, as both seek to accomplish the greatest good.
“Spectacular…emotionally and intellectually engrossing…dazzling…” – Philadelphia City Paper