While the coronavirus pandemic continues to pose unique challenges to live performance, Court Theatre remains steadfast in its goal to offer intellectually rigorous artistic experiences to our patrons.
(Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912)
The sinking of the RMS Titanic has long been studied for its historical significance and unmistakable hubris. A survivors’ story fraught with intrigue, Owen McCafferty’s Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912) tells the story using verbatim testimonies from witnesses of the wreck. What emerges is a startling portrait of class, chaos, and moral ambiguity.
by Owen McCafferty
Directed by Vanessa Stalling
After more than a year apart, we cannot wait to welcome audiences back to Court Theatre to experience our 2021/22 Season together. Next season provides opportunities for reflection, healing, and celebration as we transition back to live performances. We invite you to explore the plays further below.
by William Shakespeare
Othello—the noble general, husband, scholar, and traveler—fights for his life, right to love, and position in society. When Othello’s closest confidant objects to his actions, their brotherhood is shattered, provoking a series of tragic events for Othello and everyone around him.
Directed by Charles Newell & Gabrielle Randle-Bent
Featuring Kelvin Roston, Jr as Othello
by Henrik Ibsen
When a sailor returns to fulfill their promise, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter must choose between her landlocked marriage and the mesmerizing allure of the sea. Hailed as a watershed moment in Ibsen’s writing, The Lady from the Sea dissects issues of duty, marriage, and agency with raw emotion and disarming resonance.
In a New Translation by Richard Nelson
Directed by Shana Cooper
By August Wilson
Amidst the Civil Rights Movement, Memphis Lee fights with the city to get a fair price for his restaurant which is slated for demolition. Meanwhile, the rest of the diner’s regulars search for work, love, and justice as their neighborhood continues to change and the rules are stacked against them.
Directed by Ron OJ Parson