2016 – 2017 Season Three

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peter and the starcatcher

A play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  Music by Wayne Barker.

Directed by Krista Schafer Ewbank

Sept 16 -Oct 1, 2016

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly,  a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher, a wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIshows.com


recent tragic events

by Craig Wright

Directed by Topher Alan Payne

Nov 4-19, 2016

On September 12, 2001, Waverly and Andrew decide to go through with their blind date, despite the obvious shadow caused by the events the day before.  This dark comedy is set amidst the ongoing news coverage of the event, Waverly’s distracted worry over being unable to reach her twin sister in NYC, the invasion of Waverly’s odd neighbors, and a visit from Waverly’s great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates (played by a sock puppet).

“…a poignant, thought-provoking, and yes, essentially amusing piece on the subject [of 9/11]. Indeed, the play offers a lesson in how the theater can deal with such a momentous event without being trite, maudlin, trivial, or disrespectful.” —Variety.




by Rebecca Gilman

Directed by Topher Alan Payne

Jan 13-28, 2017

When Theresa goes on an awkward blind date with a friend of a friend, she sees no reason to continue the relationship–but the man, an attractive fellow named Tony, thinks otherwise. While Theresa is at first annoyed yet flattered by his continuing attention, her strength and independence begin to unravel as Tony continues to refuse to take no for an answer.

Time Magazine #1 play of the year! “”Rebecca Gilman is a playwright to hail. Boy Gets Girl is gripping and important—the finest, most disturbing American play in years.” —TIME


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By Steve Martin

Directed by Topher Alan Payne

March 10-25, 2017

This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.


good people

by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Angie Kane Ferrante

May 12-27, 2017

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.