Plays

Yankee Tavern

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 »

Underneath the Lintel

Underneath the Lintel BY GLEN BERGER Starring: John Shillington THE STORY: (excerpt from article by Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice) “On an inauspicious morning at a Dutch library, a librarian makes an unexpected find in the overnight return box. …a much mistreated Baedeker’s guidebook 123 years overdue. Even without compound interest, this tardiness merits a… Read more »

Mother Jones in Heaven

    MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY SI KAHN Starring Mary Gannon Graham Musical Direction by Jim Peterson The indomitable Mary Gannon Graham meets the invincible Mother Jones in this new one-woman musical by the legendary singer/songwriter and activist, Si Kahn. Many people know the name Mother Jones, but most have no… Read more »

Trenchcoat in Common

T. I. C. (Trenchcoat In Common) BY PETER SINN NACHTRIEB In a summer devoid of friends, money and fun, a teenage girl starts a blog about her apartment building and the strange characters inhabiting it. She begins to pry deep into the lives of her neighbors and to share her research online. The deeper she… Read more »

Hedda Gabler

HEDDA GABLER BY HENRIK IBSEN IN A NEW VERSION BY BRIAN FRIEL Starring Ilana Niernberger as Hedda THE STORY: Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring-academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, aided and abetted by her predatory confidante, Judge Brack, she begins to manipulate the… Read more »

Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike

VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE by Christopher Durang
 This hilarious riff on Chekhov has won every major theatrical award. In it, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her… Read more »

Other Desert Cities

OTHER DESERT CITIES
 Written by Jon Robin Baitz
 Hollywood star’s desert estate glows with Christmas cheer. But home for the holidays is daughter Brooke, a novelist whose tell-all memoir is sure to rip the politically divided clan apart. Are we having fun yet? With dazzling wit and razor-sharp insight, this Pulitzer finalist balances fierce comedy… Read more »

Shirley Valentine

Wondering how she let vibrancy and joy slip out of her life, bored and disillusioned housewife Shirley Valentine finds herself talking to the walls. But when she chances on a trip to Greece, Shirley finds the adventure, hope, laughs and, ultimately, love she had been missing. Starring Mary Gannon Graham (Always…Patsy Cline, Woody Guthrie’s American… Read more »

The Memory of Water

written by Sheila Stephensen THE MEMORY OF WATER premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London in 1996 and was first published in 1997. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and was adapted by the author for the 2002 film, ‘Before You Go’, directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Julie Walters, John Hannah, and Joanne… Read more »

The Shape of Things

Starring Keith Baker, John Browning, Jenifer Cote, and Dana Scott HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR LOVE? Neil LaBute’s bitterly funny, controversial exploration of morality and gender roles in modern America, The Shape of Things, tells the story of Evelyn, a sexy, aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, who become embroiled in an… Read more »