Our 2020-2021 Season

We must move the opening of our season to January 2021. 

All tickets already purchased will automatically be moved to the new dates.

 

The Drowning Girls

NEW DATES: January 8th - 31st, 2021

 

Written by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlison, Daniela Vlaskalic

Directed by James P. Darvas

Bessie, Alice, and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not-so-happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.

Blue Period

NEW DATES: February 19th - March 14th, 2021

 

Written by Charles Borkhuis

Directed by James P. Darvas

Pablo Picasso lived quite the life. During his childhood, his father taught him the techniques of the art of painting. His father supplied him all the tools and practical knowledge to succeed. It wasn’t very long before young Pablo surpassed his father in talent and success. At the turn of the century, in a land full of sights, sounds, and people that Pablo had never experienced before, Pablo’s personal and artistic lives would undergo a drastic metamorphosis. Pablo and his best friend Casagemas traveled to Paris and their eyes and hearts were opened to things they had never imagined. The few months they spent together in Paris put their lives on a trajectory that neither of them saw coming. For Pablo, success on an unimaginable level. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Casagemas.


This World-Premier production will take you to that moment in history where everything changed for one of the most celebrated artists in history. Youth, passion, love and art…. The perfect pallet for a beautiful night at the theatre.

Admissions

NEW DATES: April 9th - May 2nd, 2021

Written by Josh Harmon

Directed by James P. Darvas

Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a mid-tier New Hampshire boarding school. Over the last fifteen years, they’ve worked to diversify the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son Charlie’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family's reaction blasts open a deep rift between their public values and private decisions. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of whiteness from the author of Bad Jews.

The Other Place

NEW DATES: June 4th - 27th, 2021

 

Written by Sharr White

Directed by Sandra Ruiz

 

Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. 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.

Turning Off the Morning News

NEW DATES:  July 23rd - August 15th, 2021

 

Written by Christopher Durang

Directed by Adam Parker

Cliff and Salena are happily living a nice, normal life in the suburbs. But their neighbors, Jimmy and Polly, threaten to disrupt their domestic bliss. They’re sometimes a little strange—and sometimes completely unhinged. Equally unnerving and delightful, TURNING OFF THE MORNING NEWS takes hilarious aim at the absurdity of our modern world.

The Mad Ones

NEW DATES: September 3th - 26th, 2021

Written by  Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan

Directed by Leigh Scarritt

Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path? This contemporary and compelling score from one of NYC's most exciting new songwriting teams immerses audiences in the complex inner life of a young woman on the brink of change. When every choice feels like life and death, how do you turn the key?

SEASON EXTRA!!

Always...Patsy Cline

NEW DATES: October 22nd - November 14th, 2021

By Ted Swindley
Directed by Melinda Gilb
Musical Direction by Kirk Valles


"Always…Patsy Cline" is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The musical play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy' unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline."

 

Licensed by Ted Swindley Productions

 
 
 
 
 

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