by Steven Dietz
February 20 – March 14
Directed by Brad Harrington
Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them – only briefly – together. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before its past.
“… filled with sweet charm… a funny, touching and stark look at what it is to be in love no matter what stage of life you’re in.” —BroadwayWorld.com.
by Lynn Nottage
April 23 – May 16
Directed by Michelle “Chelly” Purnell
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
Triple Threat: Big, Black, and Female
Written and Performed by Juanita Harris
July 7 – August 1
Directed by Clint Rebik
Juanita Harris is a woman trying to make sense of a world that’s just completely gone off its rocker. Her mere existence is up for debate on all social media platforms and in everyday society. How does she deal with it all? Come and find out in this comedic and musical one-woman show about what it means to be condemned by simply existing.
Book of Will
by Lauren Gunderson
August 27 – September 19
Directed by Ruthi Engelke
Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know.
“…quite frankly, one of the best plays I have ever seen. It will bring tears of both laughter and sorrow… It is, in a word, a triumph.” —Boulder Weekly (CO).
Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe
by Jonathan Christenson
October 29 – November 21
Directed by Catherine L. Brown
This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allen Poe. A literary rock star of his day, Poe struggles with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produces some of the world’s most original, visionary and enduring literature, before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. Nevermore explores the events that shaped Poe’s character and career, blurring the line between fact and fiction – after all, as Poe himself writes, “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
“Wildly imaginative and utterly inspired! Not to be missed!” – The Vancouver Sun