SEASON 48: POWER, PASSION, AND PRIVILEGE
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” All’s Well That Ends Well
The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in everyday life. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.
The Learned Ladies by Molière | Directed by Sally Wood
When ladies of a household spurn all but intellectual pursuits, what is young love to do? Can a woman be both a devoted wife and a devoted scholar? Love and knowledge battle it out in Molière’s rollicking satire on intellectual snobbery and pretension.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare | Directed by Dawn McAndrews
In a savage world of ghosts, witches, and bloody battlefields, a dark prophecy leads a warrior and his wife past the point of no return. From its mesmerizing first moments to the last fulfillment of the witches’ curse, Shakespeare’s swift and relentless tragedy unearths the terrifying consequences of blind ambition.
Othello by William Shakespeare | Directed by Catherine Weidner
Newly married and promoted, Othello finds himself the pawn in the manipulative games of his right-hand man, Iago. As his imagination is poisoned, Othello turns on his new bride Desdemona and loyal lieutenant Cassio, rapidly spiraling from hero to murderer in Shakespeare’s tale of jealousy, duplicity, and destruction.
Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti | Directed by Jennifer Nelson
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his time, collapses on stage while playing Othello. A young black American actor is asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics, and audience react to the revolution taking place on stage?
Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg | Directed by Carmen-maria Mandley
A famous architect has died and left a mysterious will, prompting his children and their best friend to search for answers about their families’ history. Darkly funny, Greenberg’s play trips through time, playing children’s perceptions against their parent’s reality. The collision of past and present explores the complex search for the truth about our parents and ourselves.
My Father’s Dragon adapted by Dawn McAndrews | Directed by Adam Blais
When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of a poor mistreated baby dragon, he packs his knapsack and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. Nothing will stop Elmer from rescuing the dragon! With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer outwits the fiercest of beasts and saves the day.
Peter and the Starcatcher conceived for the stage by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers from the novels of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearsons | directed by Bill Van Horn
Haven’t you always wondered: Where are Peter’s parents? How did Hook lose his hand? What makes the crocodile tick? This swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan chronicles the adventures of Molly, a girl charged to protect a cargo of stardust, and an orphan named Peter who eventually becomes The Boy Who Never Grew Up.