BY DAVID MAMET
Director: Lora Theobalt
He said, she said—but exactly what happened? Oleanna examines the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students, who accuses him of sexual exploitation and, by doing so, spoils his chances of being awarded tenure.
AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY
By Tracy Letts
May 31-June 9
Director: Beth Norris
This award-winning dark comedy centers on a tense family reunion in a small Oklahoma town. When the family patriarch vanishes, the Westons daughters return home to care for their afflicted, manipulative mother Violet. Armed with prescription drugs and paranoid mood swings, Violet reigns over the home as family secrets unfold.
U RANG DURANG?
TWO SHORT COMEDIES FROM ONE WRONG MIND
By Christopher Durang
Director: Jonathan Forrester
Two of Durang's most popular one acts, ""For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls"" and ""'dentity Crisis,"" combined together into one night of bizarre hilarity. These crackpot comedies both turn family upside down in a way that only Christopher Durang can.
BYE BYE BIRDIE
A Musical Comedy
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Originally Produced by Edward Padula
Director: Colby Coren
A campy musical send-up of the late 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Inspired by the phenomenon of Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army.
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Escanaba in da Moonlight
By Jeff Daniels
Director: Zach Eden
A family in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan has a storied tradition of deer hunting. Everyone in the family has bagged their fair share of bucks except Rueben Soady who is on the verge of becoming the black sheep of the Soady family. However, this year is going to be different. The Soady men have retreated to their cabin deep in the woods and things start changing, some for the better, others for the worse. A hilarious show full of humor, horror and heart.
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
Director: Jim Walker
This award-winning classic of the modern stage examines the complexities of marriage and betrayal. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George's displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha's toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Oct 18-Nov 3
Welcome to kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, a family dealing with the same challenges faced by any other family: the Addams kids are growing up. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations: change.
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