Announcing Our 2021-22 Season!
Boston Premiere: SEP 24 – OCT 16, 2021
by Adam Rapp
Directed by Bryn Boice
2020 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play! In the seventeen years since she was last published, novelist Bella Baird has almost completely isolated herself from the world. But things change when she meets Christopher – a brilliant but enigmatic student in her creative writing class at Yale. As their friendship deepens, their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, leading to a shocking request. Intensely intimate and deeply moving, The Sound Inside is “an astonishing new play… about fiction, both the kind we read and the kind we live.” (The New York Times)
New England Premiere: OCT 29 – NOV 20, 2021
by Aziza Barnes
Directed by Tonasia Jones
Winner of the 2020 Inaugural Antonyo Award for Best Play, presented by Broadway Black! “Raw, blistering, hilarious, and engaging” (Chicago Sun-Times), BLKS follows three twenty-something Black women trying to find intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn’t seem to care about them. In the wake of a serious health scare, Octavia recruits her besties June and Imani to join her for one last epic night on the town. But as the evening unfolds, a string of increasingly wild adventures tests their friendship in this raucous comedy of misbehavior that explores the joy and anguish of growing up and out.
Directed by David R. Gammons
New York Times Critic’s Pick! Boasting critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in both London and New York, People, Places & Things is an exhilarating new play about surviving in the modern world. The story focuses on Emma, a thirty-something actress who thinks she is having the time of her life, until she finds herself in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma; it’s with everyone else. And when intoxication feels like the only way to survive, how can she ever sober up? From award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan (1984, Lungs, Every Brilliant Thing), comes this mesmerizing trip into addiction, rehab, and identity.
MAR 11 – APR 16, 2022
Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based upon the Novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Music Direction by David Freeman Coleman
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical! We are thrilled to present a rousing new production of one of the most beloved musicals in SpeakEasy and Broadway history: Once on This Island. Powered by a pulsating Calypso beat, this delightful musical fable tells the epic story of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who, guided by the mighty island gods, sets out on a remarkable journey to follow her heart and find her place in the world. Featuring a joyous, uplifting score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Anastasia), Once on This Island is “a bewitching celebration of love, resilience, and the spirit of hope.” (NY Daily News)
Directed by Paul Daigneault
2019 Olivier Award Winner for Best Play! Interweaving lives and spanning generations, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes E.M. Forster’s novel Howards End to 21st century New York. A generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other? Award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez explores these and many other profound themes through the turbulent and often hilarious experiences of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers in a work that has been hailed as “perhaps the most important American play of the century so far.” (The Telegraph – UK)