Rapture, Blister, Burn
by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Maurizio Giammarco
Sept. 23, 24 25, 30 Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9
When celebrity professor Catherine reunites with her best friends from graduate school, now a married couple with kids living in a New England college town, she begins to rethink the choices she's made over the past twenty years. As these three friends navigate their new relationships with each other, feelings of regret begin to arise. Catherine's homecoming not only upends fixed notions of life, it also offers a look at the history of the women's movement - and the lives that shaped that movement - to reveal how much (or how little) the lives of women have evolved over the past century - examining along the way subjects ranging from Phyllis Schlafly to slasher films, from Betty Friedan to pornography.
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Noël Hanley
Nov. 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, Dec. 2, 3, 4
The scene is a Victorian mansion in the Palisades.The Deputy Mayor of New York City has just been shot in the head, while his wife is nowhere to be found. When the first of four couples arrive to celebrate the couple's tenth anniversary, they discover the servants gone, nothing prepared and their dazed and slightly wounded host alone and bleeding upstairs. What do they do? How will they explain what's happened? As the other couples arrive the rumors start to fly and the story devolves into classic farce.
And Then There Were None
Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Josh Hitchens
Jan. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
Ten total strangers are lured to a desolate island off the southern coast of England. One by one they are each accused of murder by their mysterious, unseen host. And one by one they each pay for their gruesome crimes in equally gruesome ways. This production of Christie's quintessential mystery is sure to shock anew with the story's original ending restored.
An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
by Shel Silverstein
Directed by Mariangela Saavedra
March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
Welcome to the darkly comic world of Shel Silverstein, a world where nothing is as it seems and where the most innocent conversation can turn menacing in an instant. The nine imaginative playlets in this collection range widely in content, but the style is unmistakable. Perhaps best know for his works for children, this production is strictly for adults only!
Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Robert Bauer
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Emma and Robert are married. Robert and Jerry are best friends. Jerry and Emma are lovers. At least they were lovers. The play begins when the former lovers meet again two years after their affair has ended. Emma tells Jerry that she and Robert fought and that she told her husband about the affair. The question is: exactly when did she tell him? As the scenes of the play move back in time, ending on the night when the affair seems likely to begin, we discover who knew what, and when.
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