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2019-2020 Season

The 2019/20 season’s productions are as quintessentially classic as they are thematically resonant. We believe these titles will illuminate our shared humanity and spark engaging conversations with our community.

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Oedipus Rex

Nov 07, 2019 — Dec 08, 2019

Translated by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Charles Newell

Oedipus seeks to cure his city of a mysterious plague by discovering the murderer of the former king. Captivating and cathartic, Sophocles’ seminal Greek tragedy brings to light enduring questions of identity, fate, and free will that reverberate in startling ways in the 21st century.

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The Mousetrap

Jan 16, 2020 — Feb 16, 2020

Directed by Sean Graney

The Ralstons' house becomes lethal when four guests are snowed in amidst reports of a woman’s murder. Agatha Christie’s craft for building skillful twists and shocking turns is on full display in this famed mystery which reinforces the genre as a pillar of classic drama.

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An Iliad

Feb 26, 2020 — Mar 22, 2020

by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
based on Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by Charles Newell
Featuring Timothy Edward Kane

Timothy Edward Kane returns to reprise his jaw-dropping, award-winning performance in this highly anticipated revival of Artistic Director Charles Newell's critically acclaimed production performed at the Oriental Institute in honor of their 100th Anniversary.

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The Lady from the Sea

Mar 12, 2020 — Apr 12, 2020

Translated by Rolf Fjelde
Directed by Shana Cooper

When a sailor returns to fulfill his 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.

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The Gospel at Colonus

May 07, 2020 — Jun 07, 2020

Book and lyrics by Lee Breuer, music by Bob Telson
Directed by Charles Newell

Soulful and stirring, The Gospel at Colonus reimagines the story of Oedipus as the centerpiece of an African American Pentecostal church service. A redemptive celebration, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event breathes new life into a classic myth with a score of powerful gospel music.

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