WHITE PEOPLE (drama) by J.T. Rogers
February 8-10 and 14-17, 2019
1 woman, 2 men
Now—right now—what does it mean to be a white American? What does it mean for any American to live in a country that is not the one you were promised? WHITE PEOPLE is a controversial and darkly funny play about the lives of three ordinary Americans placed under the spot-light: Martin, a Brooklyn–born high powered attorney for a white-shoe law firm in St. Louis, MO; Mara Lynn, a housewife and former home-coming queen in Fayetteville, NC; and Alan, a young professor struggling to find his way in New York City. Through heart-wrenching confessions, they wrestle with guilt, prejudice, and the price they and their children must pay for their actions. WHITE PEOPLE is a candid, brutally honest meditation on race and language in our culture.
DADDY LONG LEGS (musical) by Paul Gordon and John Caird
April 12-14, 18-21, and 25-28, 2019
1 woman, 1 man
Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and “Downton Abbey.” Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.
BOY (drama) by Anna Ziegler
June 7-9 and 13-16, 2019
2 women, 3 men
Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s BOY explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.
DANCING LESSONS (comedy) by Mark St. Germain
August 9-11 and 15-18, 2019
1 woman, 1 man
DANCING LESSONS centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and themselves.
BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK by Lynn Nottage
October 11-13 and 17-20, 2019
4 women, 3 men
This new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage draws upon the screwball films of the 1930s to take a funny and irreverent look at racial stereotypes in Hollywood. Spanning a 70-year period of history, this play is a journey through the life of Vera Stark, a headstrong African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. This will require three black women and one black man in the casting – challenging but definitely doable!
AN ANTIQUE CAROL (operetta) by Hugo Vianello, based on the Dickens novel
December 5-8 and 12-15, 2019 (possible multiple performance days)
6 women, 8 men (flexible)
A re-boot of the successful 2017 production, with some new casting and a possible new location and period, to be determined later. In honor of Hugo Vianello, who passed away on March 29 at the age of 92.