by Eugene Lee Directed Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, East Texas Hot Links is a gripping character study, a lyrical masterpiece, and portrait of community. It is 1955 in the piney woods of East Texas and racial tensions are high, yet the Top O’ the Hill Café remains a haven. There, regulars share stories, joke, unwind, and trade friendly barbs. The café is a refuge that keeps the outside world at bay, until a mysterious omen forces the outside in.
Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by William Finn and James Lapine Co-produced with TimeLine Theatre Company Directed by Nick Bowling, TimeLine Theatre Associate Artistic Director
Marvin has left his wife, Trina, for his male lover; Trina has married Marvin’s therapist; and their son, Jason, is grappling with his parents' divorce and his looming Bar Mitzvah. Everyone’s world has been upended and now they must explore what their new lives may hold. Featuring a sung-through score and set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, Falsettos is a humorous and heartbreaking web of ex-spouses, co-parents, new lovers, and the lesbians next door.
by Lorraine Hansberry Directed Associate Artistic Director Gabrielle Randle-Bent
Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun is a stunning portrayal of a family’s fight for dignity and the right to dream.
As the Youngers await their recently deceased patriarch’s life insurance check, they allow themselves to imagine a bigger life – a life with room to breathe – until those plans are thrown into jeopardy. Hansberry’s language rings as wise and prescient as ever in her moving answer to Langston Hughes’s question, What happens to a dream deferred?
A New Adaptation by Mickle Maher Based on the graphic novel by Jason Lutes Directed by Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell
Berlin is an unforgettable mosaic of intersecting narratives set amidst the decline of Weimar Germany. This original commission brings Jason Lutes’s exhilarating and acclaimed graphic novel to life.
Fascism is taking hold; revolutionaries are organizing; creatives are trying to capture the ineffable nature of their changing city; and – as everything falls apart – everyone is faced with a choice: abandon Berlin or fight to survive.
by Sophocles, Translated by Nicholas Rudall Directed by Gabrielle Randle-Bent, Associate Artistic Director
As Antigone mourns her brothers, she must decide if she will sacrifice her life to balance the scales of justice. Associate Artistic Director Gabrielle Randle-Bent’s interpretation of Sophocles’ masterwork - featuring Aeriel Williams in the titular role and Timothy Edward Kane as King Creon - renders Antigone electrifyingly alive, situating this tale in our modern conversation about the price of democracy, and asking - crucially - if it's a price we're willing to pay.
by Tom Stoppard Directed by Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead spotlights two of Shakespeare’s minor characters as they wrestle with fundamental, pressing questions of identity, loss, fate, friendship, and the absurdity of existence. Charles Newell’s deconstructed interpretation propels the story forward with newfound immediacy, urging us to reconsider what we know about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Hamlet, and perhaps even Stoppard himself.
Civil rights activist Kwame Ture, born Stokely Carmichael, was a towering icon; a man of immense domestic and international importance. But he was also just that: a man. Blending the historical and the personal, Stokely: The Unfinished Revolution asks: how can you trust someone with a movement when you can’t trust them with your heart? Tasia A. Jones makes her Court directorial debut with playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s evocative world premiere.