“Our upcoming season will remind us all of the unique power and sheer delight of live theater. The combination of theatrical gems and genres spans more than four centuries and speaks to the longevity and vitality of this art form,” said Artistic Director Tony Estrella. “We’ll revisit two of our favorite authors at their comic best and revive three seminal American classics, each one shadowed by a desperate, often futile search for certainty in an unknowable world."
“The season celebrates bona fide modern American classics starting with Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog, a darkly comic and combustible look into the funhouse mirror of history. Later in the lineup, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Edward Albee’s peerless tragicomedy of self-delusion explodes on the Gamm stage for the first time since our 1998 production. We’ll also mark the 20th anniversary of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable, a dramatic masterpiece that is arguably more relevant in our moralizing age than it was on its off-Broadway debut. Season 39 is rounded out with classic and contemporary masterpieces that plumb the depths of humanity with humor. Making its Rhode Island premiere, Martin McDonagh’s most recent Broadway smash, Hangmen, is a darkly laugh-out-loud shocker about the pursuit of justice in an absurdly unjust world. Finally, we’ll revisit William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Twelfth Night, about the transformative alchemy of loss and love.”