Plays

BECOMING DR. RUTH

By Mark St. Germain A delightful play filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became “Dr. Ruth,” (Westheimer), America’s most famous sex therapist. “You will laugh. You will cry. You will be totally satisfied.”  

A STEADY RAIN

By Keith Huff Starring Mike Schaeffer* and Nick Sholley* Produced In Collaboration With Left Edge Theater Two police officers who are life long friends, offer contrasting descriptions to Internal Affairs interrogators of their harrowing experience regarding a domestic disturbance call that leads to a brutal murder. This award winning production was originally staged a Left… Read more »

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

The late Edward Albee’s masterpiece comes to life again honoring the passing of one of America’s greatest dramatists. Three acts.

THE BIRDS

By Conor McPherson, based on a story by Daphne du Maurier Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted by Conor McPherson—in a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. “Deliciously chilling…spring-loaded with tension…claustrophobic, questioning, frightening; and with a twist.” —Irish… Read more »

FROM BOTH HIPS

THE AMERICAN PREMIERE By Mark O’Rowe Paul has been accidentally shot in the hip by a policeman. Back from hospital he is overcome with feelings of bitterness and self-pity. Determined to exact revenge upon his shooter, he sets out on a quest to find him. However, when the policeman in question appears with an apology,… Read more »

Serial Murderess

What was it to be a woman in 1645? In 1842? In 1999? What about in our millennium? Having begged, bargained, and seized more power than ever, women expect and are expected to be more fully realized, more intelligent, more professionally successful, not to mention more beautiful and fit, more loving and fertile, and for… Read more »

The Road to Mecca

The Road to Mecca, a thought-provoking, inspiring and magical play by South African playwright Athol Fugard, was inspired by the true story of Miss Helen Martins, an Afrikaner widow who lived alone in the boondocks of New Bethesda, South Africa and created The Owl House, which is now a provincial heritage site. Miss Helen is… Read more »

Outside Mullingar

Tony Award nominee for Best Play. From the author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes a romantic comedy set in rural Ireland. Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears… Read more »

Bob: A Life in Five Acts

BOB: A Life In Five Acts, chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a “Great Man.” Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky… Read more »

Capacity

Main Stage West is proud to announce the world premiere of Rebecca Louise Miller’s smart, provocative, dramatic play, Capacity, about Mileva Maric’ and Albert Einstein.  SYNOPSIS: She was a scientist, a mother, and the wife of the twentieth century’s most famous scientist. A brilliant, budding physicist in her youth, Mileva
 Maric’ Einstein’s journey is filled… Read more »