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!
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.
Book and lyrics by Lee Breuer, music by Bob Telson
Directed by Charles Newell
Associate Directed by TaRon Patton
Music Direction & Orchestrations/Arrangements by Mark J.P. Hood
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.
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.
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.
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.