The Stardust Christmas Blizzard
by Harlowe Reed
November 29 thru December 31, 2013
It’s Christmas Eve 1957 and television has taken a big bite out of night life in lower Manhattan. A team of underfed and underemployed performers has just learned that a blizzard has halted all travel. They can’t do a show and they can’t go home, but they are determined to soldier on through the night together in the club, sharing stories and songs. Through their tales, they find true gifts in each other’s company and reasons to believe in a holiday they thought they had outgrown.
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
by Jane Wagner
January 23 thru February 15, 2014
Have you ever wondered if you might be crazy? Has the notion ever caused you anxiety? Perhaps Trudy can help. She has embraced her own insanity and may be able to lead you to a new freedom of thought that’s just a stone’s throw beyond the edge of reality.
But if the thought of entrusting your mind to a crazy person worries you, rest easy. She has help. She freely channels numerous other helpful characters and, to top it off, space aliens are monitoring her brain, and they are wise beyond comprehension. Probably. This is the ultimate self-help comedy–outrageous, hilarious and inspiring–performed here by award-winning Seattle actress Terri Weagant.
“What is reality anyway? Nothin’ but a collective hunch. In my view, it’s absurdity dressed up in a three-piece business suit.” – Trudy
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
March 6 thru 29, 2014
A wealthy southern family gathers to celebrate the 65th birthday of Big Daddy, but a number of evils poison the gaiety. Greed, sins of the past, and desperate hopes for the future fuel a rising competition for favor as Big Daddy’s impending death becomes apparent. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by his favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate, preferring to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. A theatrical classic!
Fighting Over Beverley
by Israel Horovitz
May 1 thru 24, 2014
A love triangle between three septuagenarians begins when Beverley’s ex-fiance Archie arrives unannounced at her Gloucester home. He intends to marry her and take her to England with him. The catch? She’s still married to Zelly, the Yank she left him for at the end of World War II. “He’s had you for 53 years,” Archie claims, “Enough is enough.”
Fighting Over Beverley is one of Horovitz’s popular series of North Shore Massachusetts-based plays that includes Park Your Car in Harvard Yard and Harlequin Productions’ 2009 season hit Sins of the Mother.
A Rock’n’Roll Twelfth Night
with apologies to William Shakespeare
lyrics by Scot Whitney • music by Bruce Whitney
June 19 thru July 26, 2014
This revival of our rollicking adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night takes us to the island of Dyleria where all of Shakespeare’s characters bear a striking resemblance to rock icons. An Elvis-like Orsino carries a burnin’ love for the beautiful and Madonna-like Olivia. Jake Blues, John Lennon, Janis Joplin and Johnny Rotten, among others, also become involved in a storm of romances gone awry. When Viola arrives disguised as a boy, no one can predict the effect she will have on the inhabitants of this rock-song wonderland.
Serious Shakespeare. Serious Rock’n’Roll.
by Will Eno
August 21 thru September 13, 2014
Middletown, USA. It’s a small town we think you’ll recognize. The people, certainly. The situations, absolutely. It’s your town. It’s your time. It’s Our Town in the time of Waiting for Godot, which is all time. It’s all of us, living our lives smack dab in the middle of Middletown.
by Bruce Norris
October 2 thru 25, 2014
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award, Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts, set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.