2013 - 2014 SEASON
MRS. MANNERLY by Jeffrey Hatcher / directed by Ed Stern
October 11 through November 17, 2013
In the cutthroat world of folded napkins, ballroom dancing and lessons on poise, grace, and the proper placement of forks and spoons - Mrs. Mannerly has been the despotic ruler of her etiquette class for decades. Inspired by hilarious memories of his childhood, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher conjures up the uniquely candid world of a ten-year-old. This irreverent comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and our truer selves.
CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS
An Offbeat Collection of Twisted Holiday Tales - John Cariani,
Jeffrey Hatcher, Jacques Lamarre,
Conceived and directed by Rob Ruggiero aaDecember 3 through December 22, 2013
It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests - children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies - now all grown
up! Tiny Tim, Charlie Brown, Cindy Lou Who and a host of others pour out their Christmas woes in this deligtful holiday parody.
FREUD'S LAST SESSION by Mark St. Germain
January 17 through February 23, 2014
Just weeks before his death, legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud invites the young academic rising star C. S. Lewis to his London study. Lewis, expecting to be called on the carpet for satirizing Freud in a recent book, soon realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda in mind. On the eve of England's entry into World War II, the two brilliant men have a battle of the minds over God, love, sex, music and the meaning of life. Not just a powerful debate, this is a profound and deeply touching play (laced with humor and insight) about two men who boldly addressed the greatest questions of all time.
THE OTHER PLACE
by Sharr White
March 14 through April 19, 2014
Described as "New York's most moving play of the year," this powerfully engaging drama is also a haunting, gripping thriller. Dr. Juliana Smithton has it all - career, family, fame. But just as her research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
*Co-Production with The Repertory Theatre of St Louis REGIONAL PREMIERE
STIRRING MUSICAL EVENT
LOVE / SICK
by John Cariani
May 16 through June 22, 2014
The “significant other” to last season’s loveable and quirky smash hit, ALMOST,
MAINE. This brand new play by John Cariani is a c ollection of funny and
sad love stories—some gone wrong and others gone right—exploring the
complications of romance in the suburban jungle . From a bride-to-be whose
cold feet (literally) are holding up her marriage , to a career-minded couple who
forgot to have a baby, LOVE/SICK is a romantic comedy for imperfect lovers
and dreamers, everywhere.
WOODY SEZ The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie
August 8 through September 14, 2014
The legendary folk hero, Woody Guthrie defined an American era of social consciousness and political expressions with songs like "This Land is Your Land." He comes to life in this joyous, toe-tapping, and heartfelt musical portrait that uses Woody's words and songs to transport the audience through his fascinating and sometimes tragic life. Featuring 4 amazingly talented actor-musicians performing over 25 of his classic songs. Discover why Woody Guthrie's music and mission have influenced singers from Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan to John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen. Woody Sez captures the heart and spirit of America's great folk troubadour.