OCTOBER 2–18, 2014


Alex: Lindsey Gates-Markel
Greg: Mike Prosise
Judy: Kay Bohannon Holley
Nurse: Stefanie Senior

On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan's most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake's behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both.



Venus in Fur
by David Ives
directed by Gary Ambler

Thomas: Thom Miller
Vanda: Laura Anne Welle

Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas' interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.


DECEMBER 4–20, 2014


Jonathan: Evan Smith
Ariel: Katie Baldwin Prosise
Maria: Deb Richardson
Francois: Jeff McGill
Frank: Aaron Clark
Edmund: David Barkley
Bertha: Nancy Keener
Hilda: Diane Pritchard
Jaqueline: Wen Bu
Bob: Lincoln Machula

In this loopy operatic farce, the surreal collides with sex and the profound smashes up against slapstick. During a late December snowfall, Jonathan and Ariel, a young couple in love, arrive at Jonathan's family summer house for a romantic getaway. Ready to propose marriage, Jonathan is interrupted by his mother Maria and her lover Francois, who have also decided to use the house for the weekend. This unexpected turn of events is followed by the arrival of Jonathan's father Frank and his father's lover Edmund who have also shown up for a romantic weekend. As pleasantries snowball out of control, Bertha, an elderly woman, bursts in and explains that her lover Hilda has fallen through a hole in the ice and is drowning. As the group frantically runs around gathering rescue equipment, Hilda enters alive and soaking wet. It does not take long for suspicions and jealousies to resurface, and soon all of the lovers demonstrate their frustration in a performance that is both operatic and farcical. 



33 Variations
by MoisÉs Kaufman
directed by Thom Schnarre

Dr. Katherine Brandt: Chris Taber
Clara Brandt: Jessica Miller
Mike Clark: Christopher Terrell Brown
Ludwig Von Beethoven: Randy Offner
Anton Diabelli: William Anthony-Sebastian Rose II
Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger: J. Malia Andrus
Anton Schindler: Evan Seggebruch
Feat. pianist Stephanie Swearingen

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.



Floyd Collins
music and lyrics by Adam Guettel
book and additional lyrics by Tina Landau
directed by Kyle A. Thomas

In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. This haunting musical - one of the most acclaimed in recent years - tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.


MARCH 26–APRIL 11, 2015

Mothers and Sons
by Terrence McNally
directed by Rick Orr

Mrs. Gerard: Barbara Ridenour
Cal: Thom Schnarre
Will: Eric Beckley
Bud: Max Libman

At turns funny and powerful, Mothers and Sons portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.


APRIL 23–MAY 9, 2015

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
directed by Mike Prosise

Toni: Carolyn Kodes-Atkinson
Bo: David Barkley
Rachael: June Eubanks
Rhys: Sydney Germaine 
Franz: Aaron Clark
River: Heather Harris
Cassidy: Ellen Magee
Ainsley: Ellison Radek

Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father's possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.