Welcome to our 2019/20 Season
THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
By Bertolt Brecht
Translation by Ralph Manheim
Directed by Charles McMahon
September 5 - October 13, 2019
A shady businessman turns to politics, using gangster instincts to grab and hold power. He rapidly learns how to sway a crowd using fear and false promises. Will the people reject his appeal or succumb to his demands? In the midst of a world war, Bertolt Brecht brought forth this brilliant drama that remains an insightful parable for our time.
THE LAST MATCH
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by M. Craig Getting
November 7 - December 15, 2019
What does it take to become a champion and how is an athlete's character and mettle tested on that journey? From the playwright of Photograph 51 comes this funny and moving drama about an American tennis star, the Russian player aiming to topple him, and the women in their lives who may hold the key to becoming the best in the world.
THE VERTICAL HOUR
By David Hare
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
January 9 – February 16, 2020
A brilliant and charismatic American war correspondent-turned-professor is set to marry into an accomplished British family. But is she too much of a renegade to fit in? Renowned British playwright David Hare lays bare the shifting alliances of a family trying to come together and the past secrets that may keep them apart.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
March 12 - April 19, 2020
Othello is the ultimate outsider but he inspires the love of a daughter of Venice's elite. Their marriage enrages everyone close to them – none more so than Iago, one of Shakespeare's most dangerous villains. Racism, pride, jealousy, and betrayal collide in this timeless tragedy.
A World Premiere Adaptation by Peter DeLaurier
From the play by Molière
Directed by Claire Moyer
May 21 – June 28, 2020
When everyone loves the wrong person, hearts are going to get broken and polite society upended. Molière's classic comedy of manners satirizes idealists, cynics, lovers, and influencers equally. Reimagined in modern-day Washington, DC, this world premiere adaptation by revered Philadelphia theater artist Peter DeLaurier will enthrall contemporary audiences with a new take on a great work.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRODUCTION
CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
An Original Adaptation by Anthony Lawton
In Collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver
December 12 - 29, 2019
In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Charles Dickens' novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life as only live theater can. Come rediscover Dickens' timeless story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation. Back by popular demand, this heartwarming adaptation captured the hearts of theater critics and audiences alike, inspiring a new holiday tradition for the entire family. Renew or become a new subscriber today and take advantage of a subscriber-only presale opportunity: just $24 for all seats.
Single tickets go on sale in August.
Program, pricing, schedule, and artists are subject to change.
5-Play Series & Flex Packs – 2019/20 Season
Dates, Times, and Pricing
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* Moved to 12/5 due to Thanksgiving
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Header Photo: Geneviêve Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.