A dramatic solo tour de force by Wallace Shawn (NorCal Premiere). On a visit to a beautiful but demented place, where the most basic of political struggles is being enacted right outside the window, the narrator falls ill. Slumped on the bathroom floor of a hotel, the traveller is visited by cherished memories of a privileged… Read more »
SHINING CITY – A Moving Drama by Conor McPherson Set in Dublin, Ireland, Conor McPherson’s (The Weir) newest play, Shining City is a ghost story based around the visits of a widower to a therapist, claiming he has seen his dead wife in their house. The therapist has his own problems and the play charts… Read more »
Venus in Fur by David Ives – An Erotic Comedy An exploration of gender roles and sexuality, in which desire twists and turns in on itself — a witty, unsettling look at the art of acting—onstage and off. A young playwright, Thomas, has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Fur by Leopold von… Read more »
HAND TO MOUTH – A New Musical (World Premiere) This World Premiere musical, inspired by Michael Pollan’s Food Rules includes original songs and spoken word, vivid interactive video, humor, clowning and silly fun! It is a perfect outing for the whole family.
THE NORTH PLAN – A Political Comedy by Jason Wells (NorCal Premiere) After a ruthless faction seizes power in Washington, Carlton Berg, a bureaucrat for the State Department, runs off with the new regime’s top-secret enemies list. The chase has come to an end in a police station in the Ozarks. With a pair of… Read more »
4000 MILES – A comic family drama Amy Herzog (NorCal Premiere) After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately… Read more »
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION – A play by 2014 Pulitzer Prize recipient, Annie Baker In an artsy small town, an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for Marty’s “Adult Creative Drama” class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and Marty’s husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays… Read more »
POLAR BEARS: A New play by David Templeton (World Premiere) Polar Bears is a Story of Fatherhood, Death, and Santa Claus. In David Templeton tells a whopper of a true story in his lyrical new show. When a tragedy strikes his family at the beginning of the holiday season, he finds himself caring for his… Read more »
THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris Comedian and playwright, David Sedaris, recounts the hilarious adventures of his time as a Macy’s Christmas elf. As performed by David Yen, this show has become a seasonal tradition.
Starring Anthony Abate, Tyler Costin, John Craven and Ilana Niernberger Set Design by Paul Gilger Stage Management by Ross Brown THE STORY: Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves… Read more »