2021-22 SEASON SHOWS

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
by Charles Ludlam
Directed by Chris Rohmann

October 1-16, 2021

Season Show

This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, recently revived Off-Broadway to raves, is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy that has everything.

“A true vaudeville tour de farce… It’s wonderful.” -Time “A hearty mixture of thrills, laughter and extravagant showmanship.” -The Village Voice

BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by Tanya Barfield
Directed by Gina Kaufmann

December 3-11, 2021

Bonus Show

Moving seamlessly from head-over-heels romance to marriage to children to skydiving and so many little intimacies in between, the two characters, Vicky and Erica, span decades in an instant and slowly, delightfully, allow us to know and love them. Bright Half Life is a joyful and complicated chronicle of a deeply committed lesbian relationship.

“If these women, these maybe soul mates, could somehow suddenly see what the years will bring, would they still go out on that first date?” The New York Times

ADMISSIONS
by Joshua Harmon
Directed by Mark Dean

March 11-26, 2022

Season Show

Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of hypocrisy.

“Masterful. Expertly crafted. An absorbing drama and a prod to self-examination.” – Miami Herald

THE TAMING
by Lauren Gunderson
Director TBA

April 29-May 14, 2022

Season Show

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison — what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here’s lookin’ at you, America.

“Lauren Gunderson’s clever play The Taming forces us with humor and provocation to take a hard look at the phenomenon of a democracy in action” Julie McHale, gmtoday