2018 Season Information
2018 Season Information
ABOUT THE SEASON
2018 is The Season of Everything
“[it]’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.” – Steve Jobs
Einstein’s final challenge was the Theory of Everything, in which he was trying to unify all physical aspects of the universe. It required a deeper understanding of how things work on a fundamental level. Theatre teaches compassion and empathy and by combining theatre with science we aim to show in 2018 that as humans, we are all connected, that science and art are intertwined, and that our actions make ripples both in the present and in the future.
“The greatest scientists are artists as well” - Albert Einstein
Insignificance by Terry Johnson
Directed by Laura Jane Bailey
Main Stage show runs Jan 26 - Feb 18, 2018
Imagine a meeting of the minds between Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Senator Joe McCarthy, and Joe DiMaggio in a New York hotel room in the 1950s. Using these archetypes as a jumping off point, playwright Terry Johnson shows that celebrity, sex, death, and politics are all intertwined. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Insignificance shows us that everything is in fact relative.
Race by David Mamet
Produced by Pat Caulfield
Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway
2nd Stage Show runs Mar 16 - Apr 8, 2018
Award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America’s most controversial topic in a provocative tale of sex, guilt, and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a female legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can’t say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are pulled.
Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn
Main Stage show runs May 25 - June 17, 2018
Prodigal son Walker Janeway returns home to join his sister Nan to discuss their late architect father’s will. When Pip Wexler, the son of their father’s design partner arrives, the siblings learn that the Janeway House, the family home designed by both fathers and now acclaimed as a landmark design, has been left to Pip and not them. This triggers a series of revelations about their fathers and their own family secrets. As the story unwinds, this sad, unexpected love story reveals that the past is never as far away as it seems to be and that the past ripples into the present. An early play by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Dragon 2014), Three Days of Rain was a 1998 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Equivocation by Bill Cain
Produced and directed by Jenny Hollingworth
2nd Stage Show runs Jul 27 - Aug 19, 2018
Set in 1606 England, King James’ right hand man William Cecil commissions William Shagspeare (a contemporary spelling of the Bard’s name) to write the “true historie” of Guy Fawkes’ infamous Gunpowder Plot. As Shag and the Globe actors investigate the story, they discover that the government’s version of the story might less truthful than it seems. An entertaining tribute to art, politics, and the perils of negotiating both, Equivocation is a high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances.
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence by Madeline George
Directed by Doll Picotto
Main Stage show runs Sept 14 - Oct 7
Playwright Madeline George weaves together the tale of three historical Watsons in this time-jumping tribute to genius. There’s Watson, the trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes, Watson, the loyal engineer who helped Alexander Graham Bell build the telephone, and Watson, the IBM supercomputer created to beat the Jeopardy! All-Stars in 2011. Woven into a tale with Watson, a present day geek looking for love, the result is a story that examines the technological advancements that both bring people together and tear them apart. A 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
K2 by Patrick Meyers
Produced by John Rutski
Directed by Janine Burgener
2nd Stages Show runs Nov 9 - Dec 2, 2018
Stranded on an icy ledge at 27,000 feet on K2, the second highest mountain in the world, two climbers are in serious trouble. Harold, a nuclear physicist, has broken his leg and Taylor, a district attorney, is trying to retrieve a critical rope to be able to descend the mountain. Their lives are now dependent on their loyalty to each other. K2 examines survival, friendship, and meaningful existence against the backdrop of one of the deadliest places on earth.
General Ticketing Information
Anybody can come to the theatre one half hour before curtain (7:30pm) and get on the rush list. At 7:55pm we will start going through the rush list. Rush ticket availability will be based on that night's unsold seat availability and the list will be cleared in order of arrival - so it's first come first served. This list will be managed at the discretion of the Box Office staff on a daily basis. Opening weekend is EXCLUDED from this offer.
All rush tickets are $15 and it's CASH ONLY at the door. Two rush tickets per person. We cannot guarantee availability in advance but you can check our website or our Facebook page to see if an event is sold out before you head down to the theatre!