OUR 2022/23 Season
DESCRIBE THE NIGHT by Rajiv Joseph, dir. Tony Estrella | Sep 15 - Oct 9
SWEAT by Lynn Nottage, dir. Rachel Walshe | Nov 3 - 27
FAITH HEALER by Brian Friel, dir. Donnla Hughes | Jan 12 - 29
A modern masterpiece by the acclaimed Irish author of Translations and Dancing at Lughnasa. Friel’s play weaves together the stories of an erratic, itinerant faith healer with those of his embittered but loving wife and his weary stage manager. In lyrical monologues, the characters deliver conflicting versions of “the fantastic Francis Hardy’s” performances, while slowly revealing a terrible event at the story’s center. A fascinating exploration of truth and superstition, and unconditional love that is not be missed.
“A major work of art.” New York Times
BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon, dir. Tony Estrella | Mar 2 - 26
From the author of Admissions (Gamm 2020), a deliciously savage comedy about family, faith and the complications of identity. A beloved grandfather and Holocaust survivor has died, leaving a treasured heirloom with religious significance up for grabs. But who should get it? Volatile, self-described “Super Jew” Daphna, who plans to move to Israel after college; or her wealthy, self-absorbed cousin Liam, an ethnic studies grad student with a secular worldview and a shiksa girlfriend? Then there’s Jonah, Liam’s younger brother, forced to play peacemaker as the rivals argue, insult, and try to outwit each other to the play’s bitter, hilarious end.
“Delicious, nasty fun…. Equal parts brains and brawl, Joshua Harmon's play isn't a textbook comedy of hostility, but a smart, divisive conversation starter.” NY Post
“A radioactive brew of neuroses and glee for audiences of all stripes.” Los Angeles Times
THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood, dir. Steve Kidd | Apr 27 - May 14
In a remote English cottage by the sea, retired scientists Hazel and Robin are determined to grow old together as the world crumbles around them. Practicing yoga, tending cows, and rationing electricity, the couple does its best to live “normally” in the wake of a nuclear disaster. But their already precarious existence is challenged when Rose, a friend and former colleague, shows up after 38 years with a life-altering request. Kirkwood’s West End and Broadway hit raises big questions about culpability, and what we owe ourselves and younger generations.
“Grips compulsively . . . leaves you an abundance of ideas on which to ruminate.” The Guardian
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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY adapted by Joe Landry, dir. Damon Kiely, remounted by Tony Estrella | Dec 9 - 24