Sep 12 - 30, 2012
Three Tall Women
by Edward Albee
1994 Drama Critics and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize
This moving, dynamic
play has been called “ the anatomy of a life, and offers opportunities
for stellar performances. Considered one of his most dynamic works, this play offers roles for 3 gifted actresses, explores
ideas, intimate emotions, humor and humanity. What comes is a moving sweep
of life, as thought through in the future, the past and early life. Enjoy this if you love Albee, if you’re into philosophy,
time travel, theoretical physics, women....
Albee offers a new play so good it can only exist on the stage. A perfect illustration of why theater is an indispensable
art." —NY Times.
"An extraordinarily brilliant new play." —NY
and enduring…" —The New Yorker.
Oct 25-Dec. 2, 2012
THE KENTUCKY CYCLE
PARTS I & II
by Robert Schenkkan
1992 Pulitzer Prize. KC premiere!
A sweeping epic of three families spanning
200 years of American history, the cycle is a series one act plays performed in two parts.
Set in the Cumberland Plateau and using Kentucky as a metaphor for AMERICA, this Pulitzer prize winner is considered one of the
most exciting works of American theatre in the 20th century. This is an "alternative"
examination of the United States' without
the painted heroics of popular history.
"…as vast and bold as the emerging
nation itself." —Variety.
Jan 10 - 27, 2013
by Jakob Holder
Chad, obviously worn out from a night of drinking. Enter Carmine, obviously homeless. Chad's tired of his job,
his shipwreck of a sister, his shut-in father, his whole thirty-five year old life.Carmine is tired of life on the streets.
Chad brings Carmine home, offering a drink, a shower and a warm place to sleep, all the while forgetting that stray animals
are wild and cunning survivors. Housebreaking is a slowly smoldering story that makes us wonder how we got
to be who we are - and what happens when we attempt to change.
Presented in an equity showcase in New York
as part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project.
"Jakob Holder is a gifted and provocative young playwright".
Feb. 21 - Mar 10, 2013
For Colored Girls
Have Considered Suicide
When the Rainbow is Enuf
groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by Black
women. Capturing the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, For Colored Girls... offers a transformative,
riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. Premired by the Henry Street Settlement, Joseph Papp's Public
Theatre and later on Broadway.
"A triumphant event, filled with humor. Pure Theatre." - New
York Daily News
"A poignant, gripping, angry and beautiful work." - Time
April 11-28, 2013
by Tina Howe
for 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Drama
Best American Play by the N.Y. Drama Critics Circle.
At ninety, Mabel Tidings Bigelow insists
on celebrating her daughter and granddaughter's annual visit with an archaic croquet party. As it unfolds, she relives vignettes
from the last eighty years that subtly interleave past and present to reveal the precise moment of opportunity lost and love
rejected that define her life. Her Boston blue blood family expected daughters to applaud from
the sidelines, but Mabel had one shining moment of achievement: she was the first woman to swim the English
channel. Her willfulness did not extend to rejecting a socially ideal fiancee for love.
play you will remember and forever cherish." - N.Y. Post
with Ms. Howe's lyrical sense of mortality.... The dramatist's ear for the music in everyday conversation is obvious." - The New York Times
May 29-Jun 16, 2013
Book by Terrence McNally, Lyrics by Lynn
Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty.
Based on the
Book by E.L Doctorow.
Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score.
RAGTIME is not only a powerful portrait
of life in turn-of-the-century America,
but a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SEUSSICAL and LUCKY STIFF), noted playwright Terrence McNally, (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MASTER CLASS),
and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as
they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it
means to live in America.
triumph for the stage."-Time Magazine
best musical in twenty years."- International Herald Tribune