Mainstage Season (2017-2018)

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Miss Ida B. Wells

September 22, 2017 thru October, 1, 2017
Thrust Theatre

By: Endesha Ida Mae Holland

Through a combination of historical fact and creative imagination Miss Ida B Wells powerfully depicts the life and times of a civil rights activist and journalist who fought against the lynching of Black men at the turn of the 20th century.

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Our Country's Good poster November 10 to 19, 2017

Our Country's Good

November 10, 2017 thru November 19, 2017
The Playhouse

By: Timberlake Wertenbaker

The play follows the true life story of a group of convicts who having been deported to the colony of Australia, found themselves required to act in a production of George Farquhar's comedy 'The Recruiting Officer' which was staged in the penal colony of New South Wales in 1789. The actual production was the responsibility of Ralph Clark, an idealistic young lieutenant, who believed the drama would be a more salutary lesson than public hanging. How ironic then, that the choice of Farquhar's play should show British officers in such an unflattering light.

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January 26, 2018 thru February 4, 2018
Thrust Theatre

** With a Talk-back after the show Feb 2nd**

By: Sarah Ruhl

On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld: ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for.

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Fabulation or the Re-Education of Undine

February 23, 2018 thru March 4, 2018
The Playhouse

By: Lynn Nottage

Undine, a businesswoman who is skilled at social-climbing, is informed by her accountant that her husband has left her and taken all her money. With her life totally wrecked, Undine returns to Brooklyn and the life she left behind from her childhood. She meets up with her family, all of whom, except for her grandmother, work as security guards. Her grandmother is a heroin addict, and Undine is coerced into going to buy some for her. She is then arrested as her life spirals further out of her control.

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The Long Christmas Ride Home

April 13, 2018 thru April 22, 2018
Thrust Theatre

By: Paula Vogel

Past, present and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Humorous and heart-wrenching, this beautifully written play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned to Drive proves that magic can be found in the simplest breaths of life.