Please note that some of our plays have adult language and themes. Visit a show’s page for more information, or contact the box office with any questions.
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Sept 13-Oct 12, 2019
By Madeleine George, Dir. Krista Schafer Ewbank
Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love. These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend.
“MARVELOUS AND FILLED WITH MARVELS. Madeleine George’s human, dramatic play takes surprising turns.” – New York Magazine. “[Madeleine George] juggles several deep themes with grace, wit and intellectual verve.” – Time Out New York.
Featuring Joe Zarrow as Watson, Annabelle Young as Eliza and Patrick Loos as Merrick. Lighting design by Harley Miah, Scenic Design by Bradly Byrne, Costume Design by Cheryl Zemke, Sound and Prop design by Krista Schafer Ewbank. Stage managed by Jillian Joie Dahl. Meet the cast and creative team HERE.
*This play contains adult language and themes.
Nov 15- Dec 14, 2019
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Dir. Sarah Hawkins
A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
“…an unstuffy, highly entertaining and warm-spirited work, the kind of thing multiple generations can enjoy together.” —Chicago Tribune. “Droll and delicious, MISS BENNET is a charming, confectionary celebration of fan favorite characters from Pride and Prejudice, multi-generationally honoring the legacy of Jane Austen’s humor, playfulness and wit in a warm-spirited holiday theatrical production.” —DCMetroTheaterArts.com.
Featuring Annie Dilworth as Mary, Claire Jolliffe as Elizabeth, Luciana Piazza as Jane, Danielle Wright as Lydia, Ashley Lyle as Anne, Jeremy Kucharek as Darcy, Tim Pollack as Bingley, and Dan Johnson as Arthur. Lighting design by Harley Miah, Costume Design by Cheryl Zemke, Prop Design by Reyna DeSilva, and Sound Design by Sarah Hawkins. Stage managed by Danielle Gilbert.
Jan 24- Feb 22, 2020
By Terrance McNally, Dir. Wendy Katz Hiller
A critical and popular success, this bittersweet comedy combines poignancy and laughter as it traces the unlikely romance that begins to develop between two middle-aged “losers.”
“Terrence McNally has…a hit…in FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE. A romantic two-hander with character depth and an abundance of laughs…” —Variety. “…Terrence McNally’s very sweet, extraordinarily funny, romantic and ribald comedy…” —NY Post. “Terrence McNally is one of our most original and audacious dramatists, and one of our funniest…” —The New Yorker.
Featuring Krista Schafer Ewbank as Frankie and Patrick Loos as Johnny. Lighting design by Harley Miah, Scenic Design by Stephanie Baugher, Property design by Reyna DeSilva. Stage managed by Jillian Joie Dahl.
*this show contains strong language and sexual situations, and is recommended for adult audiences
April 17- May 16, 2020
By Steven Dietz, Dir. Krista Schafer Ewbank
We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but is that just a myth?
Mining the comedy of missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD asks the serious question of how often we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing. From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own.
“…affecting…The characters are drawn with empathy and humor, and the cascading series of coincidences neatly illustrates the idea that, as the title suggests, we are all hostages to chance.” —The New York Times. “…succeeds on every level…It’s the sort of play you walk away from having fallen completely in love with every person on the stage…The play is also fast and funny, delivering constant comedy that comes from the characters and their foibles, including numerous instances of the laughter that comes from a place of painful self recognition.” —Arts-Louisville.com.
Featuring Connie Cowper, Joshua Brown, Kez Settle, Krystle Dellihue, Kryssy Becker, Alysia Kolascz, Tim Pollack, and J. Michael Morgan. Lighting design by Harley Miah. Stage managed by Danielle Gilbert.
June 26 – July 25, 2020
by Jordan Harrison, Dir. Wendy Katz Hiller
It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.
“Jordan Harrison’s play…has all the hallmarks of the best science fiction; it’s clever in conceit, alive with humor, surprising in its turns, and terribly haunting by the time the lights go out.” – The New Yorker. “Memory is an essential element of life – crucial to thought, feeling, progress, identity. But it also comes into play with particular power and meaning after someone who has been loved dies. And it is this tension between life and death – with memory functioning as connective tissue – that animates Jordan Harrison’s subtly shattering play, MARJORIE PRIME.” – Chicago Sun-Times.
Featuring Margaret Gilkes as Marjorie, Jeremy Kucharek as Walter, Jeannine Thompson as Tess, Lindel Salow as Jon.
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