The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Dennis Hull; Assistant Director, Warren Dutkiewicz
In October of 1998, 21-year old Matthew Shepard, a local gay college student, was beaten to death by two men in Laramie, Wyoming, because he was gay. Based on interviews with residents of Laramie, Wyoming, Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project then created this moving theatrical experience, that explores how low humanity can sink, and how high and deep compassion can be.
September 22-October 14, 2017
School for Manners
by Bill Arnold
Directed by Christina Giannelli; Assistant Director, Eric Jolicoeur
It’s 1910, and hard times are approaching for the estate of Lady Manors: Addison Park. As she struggles to save her home in Edwardian England, she must also recline on her chaise lounge because that is what a well-born Lady does! Are wealth and social standing the key to a successful life? Find out the cost of contentment amongst the aristocracy. They’re just like you…only better.
November 17-December 9, 2017
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Steven Siemiatkoski
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play which takes place in 1937 St. Louis. Tom, who is both a character and narrator, is an aspiring writer and bread winner for his mother Amanda, his sister Laura and himself. Tom has ambitions of leaving to seek adventures. Amanda lives in the dreams of her own past as a charming southern belle. She desperately wants her terribly shy daughter Laura either to find a career or a man to marry and take care of her. Tom’s co-worker from the shoe factory is invited to dinner and welcomed as the long-awaited gentleman caller.
January 19-February 10, 2018
She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Tony Palmieri
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
March 16-April 7, 2018
by Trevor Griffiths
Directed by Johnny Peifer
Manchester 1983, the Sex Pistols are the screaming voice of a generation going nowhere but to the United vs City derby and/or back on the dole. Six working-class heroes face their final exam night in an adult education stand-up comedy class, but the bigger test is their loyalty to their teacher, to each other. God save the Queen.
May 13-June 9, 2018
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Ryan Wantroba
Are news and entertainment interchangeable? Our House is a deliciously scathing comedy that takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment. A darkly comic look at America’s obsession with “reality” television.
July 13-August 4, 2018