Announcing Our 2019-20 Season!
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND: SEP 13 – OCT 19, 2019
Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Maurice Emmanuel Parent
2019 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play! From Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight, comes a powerful coming-of-age story punctuated by the soaring harmonies of live gospel, spiritual, and R&B performances. For fifty years, the elite Charles R. Drew Prep School has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men; its legendary gospel choir an emblem of all it holds true. But for Pharus Young, the opportunity to take his rightful place as the leader of these talented vocalists comes at a price. Can he still earn his place in these hallowed halls and sing in his own key?
New England Premiere: OCT 25 – NOV 30, 2019
Written by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Paul Daigneault
WINNER! 2018 Drama Desk Award for Best Play! Sherri Rosen-Mason and her headmaster husband Bill have worked hard for many years to diversify the student body at the small New England prep school where they work. But when their son’s Ivy League dreams are on the line, personal ambition and progressive values collide. From provocative playwright Joshua Harmon, author of Significant Other and Bad Jews, Admissions is a bold new comedy “of the left, by the left, for the left—for today.” (The New York Times)
New England Premiere: JAN 3 – 25, 2020
Written by Antoinette Nwandu
Directed by Monica White Ndounou
In Partnership with The Front Porch Arts Collective
One of The New York Times’ Top Ten Plays of 2018! Moses and Kitch chat their way through yet another aimless day on their local street corner in this groundbreaking mash-up of Waiting for Godot and the Exodus saga. Crafting everyday profanity into poetic and humorous riffs, the friends share their dreams of deliverance, until an ominous stranger changes their world forever. Potent, daring, and breathtakingly theatrical, Pass Over unflinchingly exposes the reality of young black men just looking for a way out.
Boston Premiere: FEB 28 – MAR 28, 2020
Written by Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Bryn Boice
Starring Paula Plum, Karen MacDonald, and Tyrees Allen
2018 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play! Following acclaimed runs in London and New York City, The Children is an astonishing and thrilling new play that questions the responsibility each generation has for the way it leaves the world. In the wake of a devastating nuclear accident, Hazel and Robin, two retired physicists, are quietly living out their days in a cottage on the British coast. When an old colleague turns up with a shocking request, the three friends must come to terms with their shared culpability in this searing drama about responsibility and guilt, reparation and redemption.
Boston Premiere: MAY 1 – 30, 2020
Music, Book, and Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics, and Story by Edie Brickell
Directed by Paul Daigneault
2016 Tony Award Nominee for Best Musical! Created by comedy legend Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set in the American South during the 1920s and ‘40s. This richly emotional story weaves together two chapters in the life of literary editor Alice Murphy: the first, as a young backwoods girl in love with the son of a prominent family; and the second, as mentor to a young soldier just back from the war. Propelled by a rousing country and bluegrass score, and brimming with charm, Bright Star is a refreshingly original and daringly hopeful new entry in the musical theatre canon.