October 4-13
The Mental State by Josh Adell
Directed by Annie Hinton

Can a working class mother save her troubled son when her cries for help go unheard? Angela Cady is determined to get her son Andy through high school and on to community college. But mental illness threatens to destroy his future and tear the family apart. When Andy’s volatility leads to hospitalization, and Angela’s former addictions return to haunt her, she must summon strength to draw out help from a neglectful, poverty-stricken town. The Mental State explores the human story behind the newscasts, and asks how we as a national community can address the urgent issue of teenage mental illness.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, October 4 • 7PM
Saturday, October 5 • 7PM
Sunday, October 6 • 2PM
Thursday, October 10 • 4PM
Friday, October 11 • 7PM
Saturday, October 12 • 7PM
Sunday, October 13 • 2PM

December 6-14
Sila (The Arctic Cycle)

By Chantal Bilodeau
Directed by Michael Mufson

Sila is the Inuit concept of the breath that connects all life. With a blending of Inuit mythology and and gritty realism, this urgent play exposes the devastating consequences of human beings losing their connection to the natural world and ancient wisdom.  Set in the Baffin Islands, just inside the Arctic Circle, eight characters – including a climatologist, an Inuit activist and two polar bears – find their values challenged as they grapple with a rapidly changing environment and world., The personal, political, mythical and ecological intertwine as crisis, danger and death shatter the world, only to reveal the possibility of healing.

Lighting The Way

An International Festival of Short Climate Change Plays 

to coincide with the Santiago Climate Change Conference (COP25), the international meeting where world leaders gather to discuss ways to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. This year, we want to give center stage to the unsung climate warriors and climate heroes who are lighting the way towards a just and sustainable future.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, December 6 • 7PM
Saturday, December 7 • 7PM
Sunday, December 8• 2PM
Thursday, December 12 • 4PM
Friday, December 13 • 7PM
Saturday, December 14 • 7PM

March 6-15
Mamma Mia!
Book by Catherine Johnson
Music and lyrics from Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus
Directed by Kathy Brombacher • Music Direction by Ellen Weller • Choreography by Valerie Clark

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, March 6 • 7PM
Saturday, March 7 • 7PM
Sunday, March 8 • 2PM
Thursday, March 12 • 4PM
Friday, March 13 • 7PM
Saturday, March 14 • 7PM
Sunday, March 15 • 2PM

May 8-17
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
adapted by Tony Taccone & Bennett S. Cohen
Directed by Michael Mufson

A chilling adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s famous 1936 novel portraying how populist, fascism could take hold in the USA. As The New York Times describes it, “At a moment when instability seems to be the only constant in American politics, “It Can’t Happen Here” offers an alluring (if terrifying) certainty: It can happen here, and what comes next will be even ghastlier than you expect.” A cautionary tale and call to action for all who are concerned about the future of our democracy.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, May 8 •7:30 PM
Saturday, May 9 •7:30 PM
Sunday, May 10 • 2PM
Thursday, May 14 • 4PM
Friday, May 15 •7:30 PM
Saturday, May 16 •7:30 PM
Sunday, May 17 • 2PM