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.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
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.
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
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
Unfortunately the last two shows in our sixth season have been indefinitely postponed due to COVID.
This Random World: The Myth of Serendipity
April 17- May 16, 2020
By Steven Dietz, Dir. Krista Schafer Ewbank
June 26 – July 25, 2020
by Jordan Harrison, Dir. Wendy Katz Hiller