2018-19 - Our 22nd Season

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Emma

adapted by Michael Bloom from the book by Jane Austen

Pledging never to marry, the mischievous Emma Woodhouse is nevertheless the “matchmaker of Highbury.” Her newest project, Harriet Smith, has already received a proposal, but Emma insists she marry the eligible vicar Mr. Elton, while, an older family friend, Mr. Knightley, warns her to give up matchmaking. When Emma discovers Mr. Elton is more interested in her, she is forced to fend him off and find another suitor for Harriet. Highbury welcomes two new guests, a mysterious Jane Fairfax and the charming Frank Churchill, and Emma finds herself falling just a little in love with him.

September 7-15, 2018

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we’ll believe anything. But there’s a problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so three members are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves. An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) is festive, funny, physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.

November 9-17, 2018

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee

Based on the 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Harper Lee’s classic coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of 1930s Alabama. The play explores themes of racial inequality, class, gender and family, told through the eyes of young Scout. Her father, Atticus Finch, an attorney, strives to prove the innocence of a black man unjustly accused of rape. With the guidance of her wise father the rebellious Scout discovers her own path, learning about the power of empathy and the struggle for justice.

January 18-26, 2019

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court

Book & Lyrics by Christopher Diamond, Music by Michael Kooman, Based on a concept by Van Kaplan

Judge Jackie Justice rules over her reality television courtroom with an iron fist, presiding over a three-ring circus of America’s most chaotic civil cases. But when a drop in ratings brings her face-to-face with the liability of her own love life, the judge must learn to navigate the ludicrous laws of love in this over-the-top courtroom comedy musical.

March 15-23, 2019

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Radio Golf

by August Wilson

Radio Golf is a fast-paced, dynamic and wonderfully funny work about the world today and the dreams we have for the future. Set in Pittsburgh in the late 1990s, it’s the story of a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city’s first black mayor. But when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets get revealed that could be his undoing. The final play in Wilson’s unprecedented 10-play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century, this bittersweet drama of assimilation and alienation in nineties America traces the forces of change on a neighborhood and its people caught between history and the twenty-first century.

May 10-18, 2019

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Death by Design

by Rob Urbinati

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his actress wife, Sorel Bennett, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.

July 12-20, 2019

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.