2015 -2016 SEASON

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

by Tennessee Williams 

Directed by Shamrock McShane

Jan. 22 - Feb. 7, 2016

Auditions: Dec. 6 & 7, 2015

 

A family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him.  The knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds.  Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit.  By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms.

 

SHIPWRECKED

by Donald Margulies

Directed by Michael Griffith 

Oct. 23 - Nov. 8, 2015

Auditions: Sept. 13 & 14, 2015

 

The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Shipwrecked examines how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world.

RUTHLESS

by Marvin Laird & Joel Paley

Directed by Rhonda Wilson 

Aug. 28 - Sept. 13, 2015

Auditions: July 12 & 13, 2015

 

Eight-year-old Tina Denmark knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking, and she will do anything to win the part in her school musical. Anything includes murdering the leading lady! This aggressively outrageous musical hit garnered rave reviews during its long Off-Broadway run.

THE ODD COUPLE

by Neil Simon

Directed by Deborah Dickey

Dec. 11 - 20, 2015

Auditions: Oct. 18 & 19, 2015

 

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results

DANCING LESSONS

by Mark St. Germain

Directed by Robert Sturmer

Mar. 10 - Mar. 20, 2016

Auditions: Jan. 24 & 25, 2016

 

Dancing Lessons centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries—both hilarious and heartwarming—that they make about each other and about themselves.

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE 

by Lisa B. Thompson

Directed by Steven H. Butler

Apr. 29 - May 15, 2016

Auditions: Mar. 13 & 14, 2016

 

Single Black Female is a two-woman show with rapid-fire comic vignettes that explore the lives of thirty-something African American middle class women in urban America as they search for love, clothes and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of stereotypical images. SBF 1, an English literature professor, and SBF 2, a corporate lawyer, keep each other balanced as they face their fears of rejection, hopes for romance and reminisce about black girlhood wounds. 

AW EDUCATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS SERIES

The performing arts educational series is designed to incorporate theatrical pieces into the exploration of social, political, cultural and economic issues throughout the world.  Join us for an engaging Talk-Back session at the end of our March 17 Talk-Back sessions are facilitated by academic and community experts in the subject matter presented in the play.

While embodying a variety of characters, the girlfriends discuss the absurdities of interracial dating, the lure of recreational shopping and the merits of college reunions for bolstering one's self-esteem. After reviewing their escapades in past relationships and confessing their own mounting anxieties about commitment and the possibility of motherhood, the pair realize their best chance at love may be found closer than they ever imagined.

THE LAST 5 YEARS

by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Sarah Almond

Jul. 8 - Jul. 24, 2016

Auditions: May 22 & 23, 2016

 

Jason Robert Brown's Drama Desk winner The Last Five Years has been translated into a handful of languages and was named one of Time Magazine's 10 best shows of 2001. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show. 

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