2017/18 Season

“Our next season is all about pulling back the curtain and revealing what’s behind it.

We start our year off with a trio of plays that deal with matters of the heart, with our fall and spring productions revolving around societal issues and how they shape the world around us. We will continue to explore exciting new ways to tell the story and add new definitions to immersive theatre. And we will strive to make your theatre-going experience more enticing.” – Meghan Hurley, Artistic Director

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Constellations
by Nick Payne
directed by Kathryn Hartney
July 14-16, 2017

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

 


Every Brilliant Thing
by Duncan Macmillan
directed by Angela McLaughlin
with Rick Harrelson
July 14-16, 2017

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung Fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose. 5. Construction cranes. 6. Me. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

 

 


Sense & Sensibility
reimagined by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen
directed by Meghan Hurley
July 21-23, 2017

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

 

 


Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
by Anne Washburn
directed by Meghan Hurley
September 8-17, 2017

After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

 

 

 


Assassins
by John Weidman, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Rick Harrelson
music direction by Christy Stalcup
February 9-18, 2018

Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
 
 

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