Plays

Hedda Gabler

HEDDA GABLER BY HENRIK IBSEN IN A NEW VERSION BY BRIAN FRIEL Directed by Elizabeth Craven 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… Read more »

Vanya & Sonia & 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 »

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 »

Exit the King

Directed by Elizabeth Craven – Starring Fred Curchack, Laura Jorgensen, Ilana Niernberger, John Craven It is King Berenger’s dying day, also, not coincidentally, the last day of the universe. The older queen, Marguerite, and the Doctor tell the king that everything is falling apart – from the walls of the palace to the workings of… Read more »

The Servant of Two Masters

Identities are mistaken, engagements are broken and lovers are reunited in Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece. Mayhem erupts when the wily servant Truffaldino hatches a zany scheme to double his wages by serving two masters at once. The virtuosic physical comedy of The Servant of Two Masters is a delight for young and old alike…. Read more »

The Tempest

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a mighty storm to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his magic brings about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the… Read more »

Mauritius

Written by Theresa Rebeck This marvelously lively and warmly engaging play by Theresa Rebeck is a crowd pleaser. A mad scrabble of smarmy characters scramble to have a piece of the action when two priceless stamps show up in an album of the estate of Jackie’s deceased mother. Jackie insists the collection was left to… Read more »