89th Season 2018-2019

Mortified Poster


Directed by Beth Watkins
September 27-30, 2018

An original devised performance with a few questions about what happens “after” we’re done here.

A group of students and community artists explore what it means when life ends and death begins. It is a love letter to the theatrical imagination, a piece about the power of collective creation and the importance of what we remember.

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play PosterIn the Next Room, or the vibrator play

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Dan Crozier
November 15-18, 2018

A comedy set in the 1880s at the dawn of the electrical age.  Dr. Givings has created a medical device (the vibrator) for treating “hysteria” in women at his operating theater which flanks the family parlor.  His curious and energetic wife Catherine needs to know what is going on in the next room and makes important discoveries about herself, her marriage and her sexuality.

The Playshop will present a Talk Back immediately after the performance on Friday, November 16.  Dan Crozier, director will moderate a conversation with Jennifer Hellwarth, Courtney Bailey and the audience to discuss the issues brought up by the play.

Urinetown the Musical

Music by Mark Hollmann; Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis; Book by Greg Kotis
Directed by Mark Cosdon
April 4-7, 2019

A satire of populism, government inefficiency, waning natural resources, corporate mismanagement, and bodily functions.  Like…right now, only with better songs, dance, music, and hair.