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2017-18 SEASON




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"Urgently absorbing." — The Washington Post OCT 12-15

WATCH ON THE RHINE
by Lillian Hellman | Directed by Rosalind Ayres

In this riveting political drama, Sara returns to the opulent Washington DC mansion of her mother Fanny along with her German husband, Kurt, after years away in Europe. With Hitler and Mussolini assuming full power, Kurt finds himself blackmailed for his anti-Fascist activities as the conflict in Europe crosses the hearth of this tranquil home.




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“Fresh and startling.” — The New York Times NOV 16-19

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Starring Seamus Dever

Don’t miss this darkly comic 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama from the side-splitting author of The Motherf**ker with the Hat. After his wife’s death, retired cop Walter ‘Pops’ Washington has made a home for his ex-felon son in his sprawling, rent-controlled, Riverside Drive apartment. When Pops’ former partner urges him to take a settlement in a long-standing case against the NYPD, Pops’ refusal puts him at risk of losing his beloved home and the makeshift family he’s built there.




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"The perfect American comedy." — The New York Times JAN 25-28

THE GOODBYE GIRL
Screenplay by Neil Simon | Directed by Marsha Mason

Paula McFadden’s last boyfriend walked out and left her a surprise…he’s sublet their New York apartment to another actor. Left without a choice, Paula and her young daughter must make room in their cramped quarters for a new roommate. But can they make room in their hearts for another man who may just walk out that door again?

Winner of the 1977 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and multiple Academy Awards® and nominations.




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World Premiere MAR 15-18

DANIEL DERONDA
Adapted by Kate McAll from the novel by George Eliot
Directed by Kate McAll
Starring Joanne Whalley and Cerris Morgan-Moyer

Scornful of men and the love they profess for her, Gwendolen Harleth is a beautiful but spoiled young woman, frustrated by her limited options in Victorian England. Daniel Deronda is an intelligent, handsome young man who has been raised by his guardian, Sir Hugo Mallinger, but knows nothing of his true origins. Deronda’s search leads him into the world of 19th-century Zionism, a discovery that will alter the course of his life.

An L.A. Theatre Works Original Commission.




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"Taut, engrossing and powerful." — The Guardian APR 19-22

DISGRACED
by Ayad Akhtar | Directed by Brian Kite
Starring Emily Swallow and Behzad Dabu

Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife, Emily (Emily Swallow) doesn’t share his negative feelings about Islam — she has encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir’s colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives.

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.




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"A demand for accountability — and a cry for sanity." — The Washington Post MAY 17-20

SPILL
by Leigh Fondakowski | Directed by Martin Jarvis
Starring Jane Kaczmarek

In April of 2010, British Petroleum gave orders to speed up production on its colossal drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Despite the objections of many on the rig, safety measures were ignored or overlooked. On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Eleven men paid the ultimate price and countless thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered.

Spill is part of our Relativity Series, presented with major funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, enhancing public understanding of Science and Technology in the modern world.




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World Premiere

The hilarious true story behind America’s most beloved TV comedy.

JUL 12-15
I LOVE LUCY: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED
ON THE WAY TO THE SITCOM

by Gregg Oppenheimer

The onscreen pairing of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is at the heart of one of the most popular TV shows in history. Who would have thought that to get on the air they had to battle both a network and a sponsor who thought the show couldn't possibly succeed?




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