7 bold plays in a bold new season
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE by Terrence McNally – A terrific and enduring play about two 40-somethings whose first date is like a thunderstorm, with lightning strikes of emotion, sexuality and - maybe - love. Aug 29 – Sep 16, 2012
OPUS by Michael Hollinger – A deliciously constructed and wonderfully dramatic play about a renowned string quartet. One founding member is missing, and a young woman replaces him. Filled with music and drama, this play is being produced all across the country. Oct 17 – Nov 11, 2012
BRIAN DYKSTRA SELLING OUT – The latest uncensored solo tour de forcefrom HBO def poet, award-winning playwright and actor, Brian Dykstra. The Village Voicesays, “Brian Dykstra is working hard to turn ranting into a new genre, and if he succeeds, comedy may not be safe. He can make you think as hard as you laugh.” You don’t want to miss his latest exploration of the American condition. Nov 28 – Dec 16, 2012
THE WHIPPING MAN by Matthew Lopez – In the final days of the Civil War, a Jewish Confederate soldier returns to his now-destroyed Richmond home. Wounded in body and spirit, he is taken in by two former slaves - one who raised him, and one who was raised with him. As they uncover secrets from their past and begin to adjust to the new world around them, the characters grapple with the meaning of freedom. Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2013
CROOKED by Catherine Trieschmann – 14-year-old Laney and her recently divorced mom have moved back to Oxford, Mississippi. Laney doesn’t easily fit into her new school, but another teen misfit befriends her, and together they start to figure things out. An insightfully written coming-of-age story with an intense mother-daughter relationship at the core.
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis – This play was a Broadway sensation last season. It is about addiction and recovery and adultery and, believe it or not, it’s a comedy. This one will rock the roof! Apr 10 – 28, 2013
WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW written and performed by Alice Eve Cohen – Based on her best selling book, an Oprah 25 Best Summer Books pick, Alice Eve Cohen’s story of motherhood, our fractured medical system, and the surprising choices that life can send our way will have us sitting up in our seats. A brilliant writer and one of the most engaging performers, Alice’s work is a charm. June 12 – 30, 2013
And… mark your calendars!
Storytelling Night – An evening of winter tales on December 18th, 2012