Our 2020-21 Season

Wilderness

By: Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger

WILDERNESS is a pulsating documentary theatre piece that speaks to our collective search for connection and hope, as families survive the extraordinary pressures and complexities that accompany coming of age in 21st-century America. One question emerges: How do we persevere when we feel most alone in the world? “…WILDERNESS is at its eloquent best when it is simplest, when the characters and their parents discuss their lives, in unadorned language, with an honesty that is deeply affecting.” —NY Times. “WILDERNESS is a compassionate glimpse at the outer edge of teenage angst…poignant…compelling…There’s a lot of beauty here.” —Village Voice.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Streaming:

  • Friday, October 2nd  at 7:30pm
  • Saturday October 3rd  at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 4th  at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

MARY JANE

By: Amy Herzog

Mary Jane is a loving mother who finds herself with a sick child. As she navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. Mary Jane is Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog’s remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.

Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Streaming:

  • Friday, December 4th
  • Saturday, December 5th
  • Sunday, December 6th

CHESS

Book by Richard Nelson, lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson

The plot of Chess centers on an unconventional love triangle between two chess grandmasters competing in the 1984 World Chess Championship Match -- one American, one Soviet -- and the woman who serves as a chess second to the American, but who falls in love with the Soviet. The Cold War intrigue centered on the US versus USSR plot twists was a hit in London’s West End in 1986 and a miss on Broadway in 1988, but the musical score has long remained popular with fans around the world. Many different versions of the show have emerged over the years, featuring modified plots, different selections of music, and various casts. The original 1984 concept album was a worldwide hit, reaching the top 10 status in the United Kingdom, West Germany, and South Africa. It was even the number one album in Sweden for seven weeks, thanks in large part due to ABBA's contributions to the score. The biggest hit of all from the album was “One Night in Bangkok,” which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Other songs that gained significant popularity included "I Know Him So Well" (a #1 hit in the UK) and covered by Whitney Houston in the US, "Nobody's Side," "The Arbiter’s Song," and "Pity the Child."

"One of the best rock scores ever produced. This is an angry, difficult, demanding and rewarding show." – TIME

Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Streaming:

  • Friday, November 20 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 21 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Sunday, November 22 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm