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Coming to Our Stages in 2018-2019

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love  |  October 5-13, 2018

Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall
Drayton Hall Theatre

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.


An Evening of One Acts by Christopher Durang

An Evening of One-Acts by Christopher Durang  |  October 14-17, 2018

Lab Theatre
In For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, a parody of The Glass Menagerie, the fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for "the feminine caller." Terrified of people, Lawrence plays with his collection of glass cocktail stirrers. Ginny, the feminine caller, is hard of hearing and overbearingly friendly. Brother Tom wants to go the movies, where he keeps meeting sailors who need to be put up in his room. Amanda tries to face everything with "charm and vivacity," but sometimes she just wants to hit somebody.

In Wanda's Visit, Jim and Marsha have been married for thirteen years and are feeling a little bored and unhappy. Wanda, Jim's old girlfriend, shows up for a visit and becomes the guest from hell. Out one night for dinner, all hell breaks loose in the restaurant as a waiter tries to cope on his first day with the confused threesome.


Platonov  |  November 9-17, 2018

By Anton Chekhov
Longstreet Theatre

Platonov is Chekhov’s first play, and it went unproduced
during his lifetime. Finding himself on a downward spiral
fueled by lust and alcohol, Platonov proudly adopts as his
motto “speak ill of everything.” A shining example of the chaos that reigned in his era, Platonov is a Hamlet whose father was never murdered, a Don Juan who cheats on his wife and his mistress, and the hero of the as-yet unwritten great Russian novel of his day.

By the Bog of Cats

By the Bog of Cats  |  December 1-4, 2018

By Marina Carr
Lab Theatre

Loosely based on Euripides' tragedy Medea, this is the prophetic tale of Hester Swane, an Irish Traveller, who attempts to come to terms with a lifetime of abandonment in a world where all whom she has loved have discarded her. Set on the bleak, ghostly landscape of the Bog of Cats, this provocative drama discloses one woman's courageous attempts to lay claim to that which is hers, as her world is torn in two. By the Bog of Cats is a furious, uncompromising tale of greed and betrayal, of murder and profound self-sacrifice.

The Revolutionists

The Revolutionists  |  February 6-16, 2019

By Lauren Gunderson
Center for Performance Experiment

Presented in rep with "Waiting for Godot"

Four beautiful, fierce women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot  |  February 6-17, 2019

By Samuel Beckett
Center for Performance Experiment

Presented in rep with "The Revolutionists"

In Waiting for Godot, two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The tramps hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece.

The Wolves

The Wolves  |  February 21 - March 2, 2019

By Sarah DeLappe
Longstreet Theatre

Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  |  April 5-13, 2019

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens
Drayton Hall Theatre

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.


Wonder of the World

Wonder of the World  |  April 17-20, 2019

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Lab Theatre

Nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret Cass discovers in her husband's sweater drawer. It is so shocking that our heroine has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. It's a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives and a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter, all of which pushes her perilously close to the water's edge.

*Dates and locations are subject to change.

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