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2020-2021 Season

The 2020/21 Season features an array of exciting playwrights and classic titles. It’s my belief that each of these productions will exemplify the thrilling way that classic theatre continues to pose enduring questions and spark dynamic conversations about the world we live in. Explore the full season below—I look forward to seeing you at the theatre, soon!

Charles Newell,
Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director

Two Trains Running

Sep 03, 2020 — Oct 04, 2020

By August Wilson
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

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.

Violet

Nov 05, 2020 — Dec 06, 2020

Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Directed by Charles Newell
Music Direction by Tom Vendafreddo

A young, Southern woman travels by Greyhound bus in hopes that a televangelist can cure her scarred face. On her pilgrimage, she meets a soldier who holds the promise of a different path to happiness.

Antigone

Jan 21, 2021 — Feb 21, 2021

By Sophocles
Directed by Seret Scott

In the aftermath of a civil war, Creon shames the rebel Polynices by leaving him unburied on the battlefield. In defiance of the Theban ruler, Antigone plans to bury her brother’s body, risking her life in the process.

Fen

Mar 18, 2021 — Apr 18, 2021

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Vanessa Stalling

In the foggy fens of England, the ghosts of the past and the women and men still laboring in the fields all yearn for a way out. Seizing on a new relationship as a potential means of escape, Val leaves the stultifying constraints of work and family behind, only to be confronted with the repercussions of her decision.

Othello

May 13, 2021 — Jun 13, 2021

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Charles Newell

Othello, the great Venetian general, unknowingly seals his fate when he fails to select his standard-bearer, Iago, for a military promotion. Implicating Othello’s wife, Desdemona, in an affair, Iago sets forth a series of irreversible events that spell catastrophe for Othello and his country.