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New England Premiere: SEP 14 – OCT 13, 2018
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Stephen Adly Guirgis’ dark urban comedy explores, with both street-smart wit and disarming tenderness, the slippery nature of justice, and the grit it takes to move on. In an effort to hang on to one of Manhattan’s last great rent-stabilized apartments, ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington does battle with a dazzling array of outlandish characters, each one a celebration of the glorious contradictions that make up human nature.


Celebrating the Contemporary American Musical:
OCT 19 – NOV 24, 2018
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Paul Daigneault

Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Fun Home is a heartbreaking and fiercely funny new show about seeing one’s parents through grown-up eyes. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling memoir, this groundbreaking musical introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories that celebrate the curiosity of childhood and the complexities of family.


Boston Premiere: JAN 4 – FEB 2, 2019
Written by Bess Wohl
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara

Six strangers in search of serenity meet at a wellness retreat for what they all hope will be a life-changing 5-day experience in this hit Off-Broadway comedy by Bess Wohl. Though it employs very little dialogue, there is nothing quiet about Small Mouth Sounds, a luminous and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.


Celebrating the Contemporary American Musical:
MAR 1-30, 2019
Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney
Directed by Paul Melone

An exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that reminds us of the importance of going for our dreams, and the power of music to connect us all.


New England Premiere: MAY 3-25, 2019
Written by Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Summer L. Williams
Community Engagement Partner: The Front Porch Arts Collective

Paulina’s reign as the haughty ‘queen bee’ at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American “Mean Girl” genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage women across the globe.


Celebrating the Contemporary American Musical:
MAY 31 – JUN 22, 2019
By Max Vernon
Directed by Paul Daigneault

When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of gay history. With a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future.