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by Johnna Adams

a new musical

August Wilson's

by Bruce Norris


Oct 4 - 26, 2013

Over the course of a 90-minute parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, the teacher's student, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely -- or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Adams does not spare sensitivities and her play is uncomfortable and shattering. This is a play that runs its course like an rabid dog that won't let go.

Recommended for mature audiences.

Originally Produced at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Producing Director, Ed Herendeen; Associate Producing Director, Peggy McKowen.

Approx. 90 minutes with no intermission.

Nov 29 – Dec 29, 2013

Based on the short story by Truman Capote

Book by Duane Poole

Music by Larry Grossman

Lyrics by Carol Hall

An evocative musical memoir of tradition, adventure, and family.

In rural Alabama, 1933, young Buddy is being raised by three eccentric cousins. He is closest to his Cousin Sook, still a child herself in many ways -- and as Christmas nears, she and Buddy gather ingredients to bake holiday gifts for those who've had a memorable impact on their lives in the past year.

"Oh, my, it's fruitcake weather!"

Following the comic adventures of the two misfit soulmates, the show celebrates the simple pleasures of life and the joy of giving - a festive, emotional story that reminds us what traditions, family and friendship are all about.

Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

Feb 7 - Mar 1, 2014

Denzel Washington, James Earl Jones, and Viola Davis won Tony Awards for their performances in this Pulitzer Prize-Winning drama.

Troy Maxson is a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now supports his family as a sanitation worker in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy's bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.

In a changing world, Troy builds a fence to protect what's his and hold off what threatens, but things happen when a strong man's dreams are thwarted.

Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission.

Apr 11 – May 3, 2014

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On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago's northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race

September 1959: Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs. They've inadvertently sold the house to the neighborhood's first black family and ignited a community showdown.

September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands. This time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. These hilarious and horrifying neighbors pitch a battle over territory and legacy that reveals how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved—or have they?

In a provocative nod to A Raisin in the Sun, Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris examines what happens when home becomes a battleground.

Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.