Summer 2018

June 723, 2018

Buyer & Cellar
by Jonathan Tolins
directed by Thom Schnarre

featuring Coy Wentworth
and Evan Seggebruch (Wednesday June 20 performance)

This play makes storytelling magic, as we hear about the experiences of Alex More, who has a unique, if lonely, job working in the personalized mall in the Malibu cellar of a beloved megastar. Things take a turn when his only customer (the “Funny Lady” herself) visits the basement and befriends her young clerk. It’s a funny and fanciful tale of decadence and isolation in a make-believe universe that only a chosen few are allowed to enter. The Chicago Tribune says the show “is . . . a lot of laugh-out-loud fun.”

July 521, 2018

The Aliens
by Annie Baker
directed by Jace Jamison

Jasper: Jake Fava
KJ: Tommy Howie
Evan: Robert Bradley

The New York Times called this “a gentle and extraordinarily beautiful new play.” The action unfolds in the grubby back lot of a Vermont coffee shop, where two young(ish) guys hang out regularly to hash out the ups and downs of life itself. When a new employee joins them out back, the seemingly sordid pair befriends the impressionable younger guy. Through deeply heartfelt storytelling, song singing, fireworks, and a nip of psilocybin tea, the bond they make will last the rest of their lives. But the summer has to end eventually.

August 218, 2018

Sweat
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Mathew Green

Cynthia -- Evelyn Reynolds
Tracey -- Chris Clevidence Taber
Jessie -- Mindy Smith
Stan -- Matt Hester
Oscar -- Luis Alcantara
Chris -- Cedric Jones
Jason -- Matt Christman
Brucie -- Kvn Tajzea
Evan -- Jace Jamison

The Pulitzer-winning play deals with economic downturn and racial strife in the working-class factory town of Reading, Pennsylvania. The play jumps between the years 2000 and 2008 to tell the story of tensions among friends and coworkers that erupt during a labor struggle. The play has been described as "a powerful and emotional look at identity, race, economy and humanity" and has been compared to the writing of August Wilson and Clifford Odets.

Season 46

October 5–21, 2017

Title and Deed
by Will Eno
directed by Deb Richardson

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Cast & story

David Barkley

A lyrical, word-drunk show about a stranger in a strange land. Full of poetic phrasing and humanity, this one-person performance is at turns haunting and hilarious as it explores the definitions of “immigrant” and “home.”

Dates and times

All shows at 8:00 p.m. except the 3:00 p.m. matinee on October 8.

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
2 for $20 Friday, October 6


November 2–18, 2017

Small Mouth Sounds
by Bess Wohl
directed by Jaclyn Loewenstein

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Cast

Jan: Gary Ambler
Rodney: Thomas Nicol
Ned: Jason Dockins
Joan: AJ Curry
Judy: Katie Prosise
Alicia: Faith Ramsey
Voice of Teacher: Lincoln Machula

Story

Six runaways from city life embark on a silent meditation retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward and insightful humor, this unique play asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

NOTE: Production includes brief male nudity and incense burning.

Dates and times

All shows at 8:00 p.m. except the 3:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, November 12.

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
2 for $20 Friday, November 3


December 7–16, 2017

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
directed by Joi Hoffsommer

Cast

Mary Bennet: Dominique Allen
Arthur de Bourgh: Ashton Goodly
Elizabeth Darcy: Celia Mueller
Fitzwilliam Darcy: Aaron Miller
Jane Bingley: Uche Nwansi
Charles Bingley: Tyler Cook
Lydia Wickham: Jenna Kohn
Anne de Bourgh: Misty Martin

Story

As the holidays approach, revisit your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. Middle sister Mary Bennet has come into her own as a confident woman full of curiosity and wit. But will her story end happily ever after? A true holiday delight, full of wit, warmth, and romance.


January 18–February 3, 2018

Fun Home
book and lyrics by Lisa Kron
score by Jeanine Tesori
adapted from a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
directed by Latrelle Bright

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Cast

Alison: Jenny Gleason
Medium Alison: Jess Schlipf
Small Alison: Eve Foley
Bruce: Michael Steen
Helen: Jaclyn Loewenstein
Christian: Dema Evans
John: Joseph Solova
Roy: Cody Jacobs
Joan: Vacketta Herzog

Story

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.


February 15–March 3, 2018

Silent Sky
by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Katie Burke

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Cast

HENRIETTA Anika Lena Vogen
MARGARET Emma Anderson
PETER Jace Jamison
ANNIE Laura Alcantara
WILLIAMINA Carolyn Kodes

Story

A smart, empowering tale of women in science, Silent Sky is the true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Her tale plays out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism, universe-revealing science, and a time when humans were called “computers.”


March 22–April 7, 2018

Cock
by Mike Bartlett
directed by Rick Orr

featuring Lincoln Machula, Evan Seggebruch, Kimmy Schofield, and Coy Wentworth

When John takes a break from his lengthy relationship with his boyfriend, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn't know which way to turn. Who is John? What is he? And what will his decision be? A comic discussion of identity and sexuality.


April 26–May 12, 2018

August: Osage County
by Tracy Letts
directed by Mathew Green

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Cast

Beverly Weston: Lincoln Machula
Violet Weston: Joi Hoffsommer
Barbara Fordham: Rachel Hejmanowski
Bill Fordham: Matt Hester
Jean Fordham: Keilah Wilson
Ivy Weston: Elissa Hamlat
Karen Weston: Lindsey Gates-Markel
Mattie Fae Aiken: Carolyn Kodes
Charlie Aiken: Gary Ambler
Little Charles Aiken: Jeremiah Lowry
Steve Heidebrecht: David Heckman
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau: Luis Alcantara
Johnna Monevata: Bri Coulter

Story

When the Weston family patriarch disappears, the disparate members of the family return to their Oklahoma home to deal with the fallout—past, present, and future. A family in crisis, wrestling with the ties that bind.

This modern masterwork by Tracy Letts was born at Steppenwolf, traveled to Broadway, and then journeyed beyond, earning multiple Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

 


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