When we were finished selecting the shows for our upcoming 2018-2019 season, we realized there was a common theme for our lineup: siblings. Three of the plays are about the relationships among sisters (with one lone brother in the mix), while another play focuses more broadly on the children of families who were victims of the Holocaust. Whether you’re an only child who sometimes wishes for a sister or brother, or you’re one among several siblings who sometimes get on one another’s nerves, you’re sure to appreciate the stories of these families, both funny and sad.
Join us for our sixth season, and stay tuned for news about our discounted season FlexPass to your choice of three performances.
Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henley
September 14-23, 2018
Three sisters in a small Mississippi town await news from the hospital where their grandfather lives out his last hours. Each woman has experienced failure of a different kind, each hurt, yet each finds her own path to a promising new beginning. Along the way, the laughs and humor highlight the beauty in being human as the women take control of their future.
The Memory of Water
By Shelagh Stephenson
November 9-18, 2018
The death of their mother reunites sisters in England who at first could seem no more different from one another. Conflicting memories of the same events from their past highlight what separates them. On the eve of the funeral, in the bedroom haunted by their mother’s ghost, confrontations amidst the laughter stir the waters and bring secrets to the surface.
I Never Saw Another Butterfly
By Celeste Raspanti
February 8-17, 2019
At the height of Hitler’s campaign to rid the world of Jews, children of the condemned arrive in Terezin, where they are assigned to a teacher, Raja, who watches over them until they are separated and sent to concentration camps. Raja survives to tell their story, a story that celebrates the human spirit and ability to uplift oneself, a story about children who bring light to the dark, hope to the abject, and love to a place surrounded by hate.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
By Christopher Durang
June 14-23, 2019
After years of caring for their now deceased parents, Vanya and his sister Sonia live a despondent life in their Pennsylvania family home, supported by their celebrity sister, Masha. When Masha arrives unexpectedly with her boy toy named Spike and threatens to sell the home, emotions erupt. Hilarious events ensue, leading to a resolution that finds the three siblings more optimistic than they’ve been in a long time.