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This Random World: The Myth of Serendipity
Sept 10 – Oct 10, 2021
By Steven Dietz, Directed by Krista Schafer Ewbank
**This show was slated for April 2020, and was cancelled due to social distancing measures. We’re so excited to announce that we’ll be opening our 8th season with this play!
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 Joshua Brown, Kez Settle, Karen Minard, Krystle Dellihue, Kryssy Becker, Alysia Kolascz, Tim Pollack, and Lindel Salow. Lighting design by Harley Miah. Costume design by Cheryl Zemke.
*This play contains some adult language. This show has no intermission. A water based haze will be used during the production.
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley
Nov 19 – Dec 19, 2021
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Directed by Sarah Hawkins Rusk
Welcome back to Jane Austen’s Regency England. Pemberley’s servants navigate their own drama downstairs in the kitchen while preparing the holiday for the Darcys’ guests. But their work is interrupted by the unwelcome arrival of Lydia’s husband George Wickham — the sworn enemy of Mr. Darcy. The Wickhams is a heartwarming holiday tale that explores the confines of class and the generosity of forgiveness. This is a companion piece to our 2019 hit, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, although you don’t need to have seen it to enjoy this show!
“…THE WICKHAMS is as witty and wonderful as its sister play… It is a truth universally acknowledged that Gunderson and Melcon brilliantly capture the heightened idiom of Austen’s world. What makes this writing team so remarkable…is the consistency of their plays’ characters with their originals in the novel. …enjoy the splendid holiday gift that is THE WICKHAMS.” —TwinCitiesArts.com. “…In the tradition of the source material, there is a powerful (without being overbearing) feminist message to THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY. …a lovely holiday concoction: melt in your mouth, with just a touch of spice.” —TalkinBroadway.com.
January 21 – February 20, 2022.
by Jordan Harrison, Directed by 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 play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.
Featuring Maggie Gilkes, Dan Johnson, Jeannine Thompson, and Lindel Salow.
The Lifespan of a Fact
March 18 – April 16, 2022
by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell. Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, Directed by Kez Settle
Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.
Too Heavy for Your Pocket
May 13 – June 12 , 2022
By Jiréh Breon Holder, Directed by Lynch Travis
Sally and Tony, and their neighbors Bowzie and Evelyn, are working to build a solid foundation for themselves and their growing families outside of Nashville. As Sally gets her beauty school license and Bowzie attends Fisk on scholarship, the world is looking wide with possibilities. But when Bowzie leaves school and joins the Freedom Riders the tenuous threads holding their lives together are stretched. TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET is a powerful look at the balance between security and risk, the bonds of love and friendship, and the personal cost of progress.
“illuminating and moving” —NY Times. “A lyrical drama with a quartet of fully realized, deeply felt characters.” —New Yorker. “TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET is remarkable for the depth of its exploration of a tumultuous time in our history…Holder has managed to captivate the audience by examining issues of race, gender, power, faith, and politics without ever losing sight of his characters. And in doing so, has shown himself to be a powerful voice to be reckoned with.” —TalkinBroadway.com.
*This play contains some adult language