2015-2016 MAINSTAGE SEASON

 

 

COLOSSAL

By Andrew Hinderaker
National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
Directed by Aimée Hayes
Performances run June 4 – 19
Previews June 1 – 3

After suffering a catastrophic injury on the football field, a star player faces greater challenges than just his physical recovery. Mike must come to terms with how this life-changing accident has affected his relationships with his father and his teammates. This award-winning theatrical tour-de-force combines football, a live drumline, and modern dance in an epic exploration of masculinity and the limits of the human body. In COLOSSAL, playwright Andrew Hinderaker illuminates the beauty and danger inherent in America’s favorite sport.

“Exhilarating” – The Washington Post

“An energizing and thought-provoking piece of theater” – TalkinBroadway.com

“Enormously satisfying” – Twin Cities Daily Planet

 

Dates, casting, and venues subject to change.

 

EARLIER THIS SEASON:

STAGE KISS

By Sarah Ruhl
Regional Premiere
Directed by Jason Kirkpatrick
Featuring Trey Burvant, Aimée Hayes, Richard Hutton, Madison Kerth, John Neisler, Matthew Thompson, and Kristin Witterschein
Performances run September 19 – October 10
Previews September 16 – 18

Does art imitate life or vice versa? In this effervescent romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl (IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY; THE CLEAN HOUSE), it’s a little bit of both! Long after their disastrous but passionate love affair, two actors are reunited on stage in a 1930s melodrama. A charming play-within-a-play, STAGE KISS reveals a frisky insider’s view of how love can unexpectedly happen both on and off the stage.

“a bright and buoyant thing” – The New Yorker

“A superb new romantic comedy that’s moving, smart, and flat-out hilarious” – New York Magazine

“A Comedy that aims for big laughs and hits the target” – New York Post

 

SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH

By Joe Morris Doss and Andrew Doss
World Premiere
Directed by Aimée Hayes
Featuring Robert Diago DoQui, Lance E. Nichols, Mike Harkins, John Neisler, Samantha Beaulieu, Cecile Monteyne, Ian Hoch and Mark Burton
Performances run November 7 – 21, 2015
Previews November 4 – 6

An all-star cast tells the true Louisiana story of convicted murderer Earnest Knighton, Jr. and the priest, lawyer, and paralegal who reluctantly became his greatest advocates. That priest, Joe Morris Doss, and his son, Andrew, are finally sharing Earnest’s compelling story in SONG OF A MAN COMING THROUGH which serves as a launching pad for an unforgettable theatrical experience combining gospel, second lines, and gumbo. Join us for this challenging and enthralling play that celebrates the human capacity for transformation.

 

ORPHEUS DESCENDING

By Tennessee Williams
In partnership with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival
In collaboration with Beth Bartley/Irene Glezos Productions
Directed by Jef Hall-Flavin
Featuring Irene Glezos, Beth Bartley, Brenda Currin
Performances run March 12 – April 2, 2016
Previews March 9 – 11

In Tennessee Williams’ re-imagining of the Orpheus myth, enigmatic young musician Val arrives in a backwards Southern town with his guitar, a snakeskin jacket, and a mysterious past. His fiery romance with Lady, a passionate older woman with a dying husband and secrets of her own, ignites a chain of events that reveals the hypocrisy and brutality of the community. ORPHEUS DESCENDING is a Southern Gothic fable that stands with the author’s greatest work.

“A potent mixture of violence, sweetness, anguish, and desire” – The New Statesman

“Mr. Williams’ magic style of writing and his instinct for theatre have created a world that is entirely his own.” – The New York Times