88th Season 2017-2018

Sila

Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 7:00

Forward

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 7:00

Written by Chantal Bilodeau & Produced by Michael Mehler 

Join us for two unique evenings, each a staged reading of one play from Chantal Bilodeau’s “Arctic Cycle” – which explores the impact of the current climate crisis on Arctic Circle nations – followed by a talk-back with the playwright. On Friday we’ll present Sila, which includes characters representing competing and intertwined interests about the future of the Canadian Arctic.

Return on Saturday for Forward, set in Norway from 2017 to 1893 and centered around explorer Fridtjof Nansen’s race to the North Pole.

 

 

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Beth Watkins

November 16–19, 2017 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

William Shakespeare invented the idea of the teenager in love. In this timeless tale of a pair of star-crossed lovers, the vibrancy and humor of youth clash with the tragedy of passion and misunderstanding.  Old feuds, new love, treasured friends and hot-headed enemies all fatefully converge in Verona where “violent delights have violent ends.”

 

Love & Information

By Caryl Churchill

Directed by Dan Crozier

February 22–25, 2018

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

In a whirlwind of 57 scenes and a hundred characters, Caryl Churchill Snapchats a world awash in data, examining the ways that our exponentially growing environment of information impacts our interactions, feelings and relationships. Tony Kushner calls Churchill “the greatest living English playwright,” and this brilliant, funny and poignant play reveals a masterwork of contemporary theatre.

Love and Information is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

Detroit

By Lisa D’Amour

Directed by Mark Cosdon

April 12–15, 2018

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm

Suburbia, USA. Neighbors, a stagnant economy, unemployment, addiction and a barbecue serve as kindling for this toxically flammable tragicomedy. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, blistering Detroit lays bare the American psyche.