Essential Season

Rich, fully imagined theatrical experiences to captivate your heart and mind

Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Directed by Kate Austin-Gröen

November 2 – November 30, 2019

Six unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York are miserable. They have no cash and no prospects. Meanwhile, they discover their wives going crazy over male strippers. The men set out to make some quick cash showing off their “real men” bodies by becoming strippers themselves... Read More

Men on Boats

By Jaclyn Backhaus

Directed by Denise Burson Freestone

January 18 – February 15, 2019

Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition when a one-armed captain and an insane yet loyal crew set out to chart the course of the Colorado River... Read More

Rumors

By Neil Simon

Directed by Judith Allen

Playing March 28 – April 25, 2020

A lawyer, an accountant, a psychiatrist and a senator walk into the Deputy mayor’s home for an anniversary party only to discover the host and hostess are missing. With pots exploding, backs spasming, doors slamming, guns going off and marriages falling apart, it’s not a joke … it’s a farce! Read More

Ken Ludwig's Sherwood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Directed by Candice Andrews

Playing May 30 – June 27, 2020

It’s hard to keep a good legend down. In this rollicking new take on the beloved folktale, Sherwood is the enduring story of a hero of the people who takes on the ruthless powers that be. With swashbuckling adventure and a romantic heartbeat, this rip-roaring romp through Sherwood Forest brings back the youth in all of us. Read More

etcetera Season

Raw, real, honest and intimate cutting-edge theatre in non-traditional spaces.

Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan MacMillan, with Jonny Donahoe

Directed by Sydney Parks Smith

September 27 – October 19, 2019

1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime. 4. Things with stripes. 5. People falling over. Every Brilliant Thing is a one-woman tour-de-forceabout a child’s fierce, flawed attempt to make sense of adult unhappiness by creating a list of everything that makes life worth living. Read More

Constellations

By Nick Payne

Directed by Natalie Scarlett

Playing February 28 – March 21, 2020

A physicist and a beekeeper meet at a party. They hit it off and go for a drink. Or perhaps they don’t. Perhaps she is engaged to someone else, perhaps he is. Maybe she breaks his heart, maybe he breaks hers. Even in quantum parallel universes, in which every possibility exists, love stings like a bee. Read More