A Tony award-winner, a 1980’s rock musical, an Agatha Christie mystery, and more await you in our 108th season!
Book by Richard Nelson, lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Directed by Stephen M. Deininger
October 20 — November 19, 2023
In this groundbreaking rock musical, the world renowned game of chess becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, super-power Cold War politics, and international intrigue. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental score by the ABBA team that includes such classics as “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”
“CHESS is an exhilarating new game in town.” – WNBC-TV
“… one of the best rock scores ever produced in the theatre.” – Time Magazine
Witness for the Prosecution
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Robert W. Oppel
January 5—28, 2024
A riveting story of passion, justice and betrayal from the queen of suspense! When Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a rich older widow, the courtroom becomes a scene of shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a trapped husband’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. This startling thriller will keep you guessing until the very end — but please, don’t reveal that ending to your friends!
“Christie’s play is easily her most ingenious.” – The Guardian
“Twisted plots and intriguing characters remain the hallmark of Christie’s literary contribution to British crime literature.” – West End Theatreland
How I Learned to Drive
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Tessara Morgan Farley
February 16 — March 10, 2024
A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival in which Li’l Bit, now a woman in her 30’s, comes to terms with the complex childhood relationship she had with her Uncle Peck. Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning thunderbolt of a play brings theatre back to its roots in storytelling and personal and social history.
“HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE remains incisive and affecting, not only in the ways that it explores sexual trauma as a personal experience but also in how it places that experience within a larger social matrix.” – TimeOut
Doubt, a parable
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Steve Goldklang
April 5—28, 2024
In this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning 21st century American classic, Sister Aloysius, a strict, uncompromising Catholic middle school principal in the early 1960s, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the charismatic and highly popular Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students — who also happens to be the school’s only African American student.
“The best new play of the season… so full of high drama that the audience with which I saw it gasped out loud a half-dozen times at its startling twists and turns.” – The Wall Street Journal
Love, Loss and What I Wore
By Nora Ephron and Delia Eprhron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by Belle Gaskin Burr
May 17 — June 9, 2024
An evening of hilariously funny and often poignant short scenes and monologues by noted comic writer and director Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Heartburn) and Delia Ephron that depict how an item of clothing can hold a past identity, body shape, and hopes seized or abandoned. In this delightfully dishy trip down memory lane a dress, a shoe, a hat can serve as a jumping off point for bigger themes such as falling in and out of love, familial relationships, or a same-sex marriage.
“Breezy and enjoyable. A show about matters of the heart and matters of the closet.” – New York Times
More information will be available soon about auditions and opportunities to get involved, as well as tickets and subscriptions for this season.