Season 9

Season 9
2014-2015

Middletown

by Will Eno

Middletown - Will Eno

The residents of Middletown lead lives that are probably not too different from ours. They wake up, go to work, say hello to their neighbors, fix the plumbing, seek advice on parenting, and try to live lives that are as rewarding as possible. It’s all fairly ordinary. And yet…ordinary doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of this quirky, word-frenzied refraction of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Middletown is a quizzical fable about life in all its sweetness and pain, joy and wonder, beginnings and endings.

September 26 – October 19, 2014 at Winningstad Theatre
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

The Mystery of Irma Vep

by Charles Ludlam

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Two actors play all the roles in this hilarious send up of Victorian melodrama, farce, 50’s horror movies, Wuthering Heights, and Hitchcock’s Rebecca. With elaborate quick changes performed in mere seconds, wildly absurd characters, and an absolute distaste for anything serious, The Mystery of Irma Vep should be the perfect gut-busting escape from all that holiday noise.

December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015 at Winningstad Theatre
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

The Night Alive

by Conor McPherson

The Night Alive

Tommy crashes in a room in his uncle’s house, does odd jobs here and there, tries get-rich-quick schemes with his buddy, Doc, and keeps his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length. Then one night, he defends a young woman from a violent act, a choice which fills both their lives with unexpected consequences. Mystery lies around every corner and they soon find out the past won’t let go so easily. This play is a joyous, frightening, funny, and ultimately gorgeous meditation on the possibility of redemption. An amazing new work by one of the great writers and poets of the theatre.

February 20 – March 14, 2015 at CoHo Theatre
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

Belleville

by Amy Herzog

Belleville

Abby and Zack are newlyweds subletting an apartment in the Belleville area of Paris. She’s a yoga instructor and he’s a physician with Doctors Without Borders. Their life is idyllic, if not especially noteworthy. That is until Abby walks in on Zack with his pants literally around his ankles. As she starts pulling at little threads having to do with how Zack spends his day, Belleville builds toward a climax that asks if we can ever truly know another person. This sexy, funny, scary, and tense pseudo-thriller from one of America’s hottest new playwrights will unnerve as quickly as it entertains.

March 27 – April 18, 2015 at CoHo Theatre
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

Static

by Dan Rebellato

Static

Sara’s life is thrown into disorder when her husband, Chris, dies unexpectedly. Trying to cope with her loss she discovers a compilation tape, apparently made for her by him. The only thing is, by the time he died, Chris was profoundly deaf. With the help of a friend she begins to unravel the secret of the tape, hoping that it may be his final message to her from beyond. Static is a beautiful, vibrant play of love, music, movement, and the difficulties of connecting no matter the language. In a bold theatrical move, it is also written to be performed bilingually in both English and sign language.

May 1 – May 24, 2015 at Imago Theatre
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm

Photos by Owen Carey