by John Patrick Shanley
February 25 – March 19
Directed by Kristin L. Mack
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits who have seen the back side of 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, and Rosemary lives right next door, watching the years slip away. In this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving, in this compassionate, delightful play about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.
“… a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love.” — NYDaily News
Mothers and Sons
by Terence McNally
April 21 to May 14
Directed by Jyl Hewston
At turns funny and powerful, this extraordinary play portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.
“A masterpiece… Mothers and Sons is profound… Triumphant.” — NY Observer
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Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche
by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood
July 7 to 30
Directed by Shea King
It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? This hilariously absurd, campy comedy was the winner of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival.
“Raucously off-kilter humor… it is laugh-out-loud funny, and it’s all over too soon.” – Atlanta Theater Buzz
The Whipping Man
by Matthew Lopez
September 8 to October 1
Directed by Craig Benson
April, 1865. The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home and in Jewish homes, the annual celebration of Passover is being celebrated. In the chaos of war-torn Richmond, a young Confederate officer finds his family’s home in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves who wait for the family’s return. As the three men wait, they prepare a humble Seder. But the pain of their enslavement will not be soothed by this tradition, and deep-buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden forever as this award-winning play comes to its shocking climax.
“A mesmerizing drama.” — Newark Star-Ledger
The Taming of the Shrew(s)
by William Shakespeare
October 27 to November 19
Adapted and Directed by Peggy Metzger
One of Shakepeare’s most enigmatic comedies, Shrew’s contentious love story continues to engage and surprise. This adaptation features a cast of eight, highlighting the hilarious and fiery love story of sharp-tongued Katharine and the swaggering Petruchio that supposes: just who is taming whom?