Intriguing premieres, contemporary hits and new plays on the cutting edge.
by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Marc Masterson
September 23 - October 14, 2012
It’s one of the greatest love stories of all time. And in this lushly inventive reimagining of the classic myth, Eurydice and her musician-lover, Orpheus, are a modern couple—playful, charming and rapturously happy. On their wedding day, Eurydice wanders off, enticed by a letter from her deceased father, only to find herself reunited with him in the underworld. But Eurydice must re-learn human language in order to remember all she left behind and, ultimately, choose between two worlds in this whimsical and breathtaking story of the power and fragility of love.
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
directed by Michael John Garcés
January 6-27, 2013
Set smack in the middle of New York’s mean streets, this Broadway hit is exhilarating, hilarious—and totally irreverent. Recently sprung from prison, Jackie has an AA sponsor and is back with Veronica, the love of his life since eighth grade. The problem is, Veronica can’t shake her drug habit, and she refuses to answer when he asks about “the man hat that-ain’t-my-hat” on their bedside table. But Jackie is a survivor, and if he sometimes loses sight of his goal, he never loses his decency, in this surprising examination of acceptance, loyalty and love.
by Samuel D. Hunter
directed by Martin Benson
March 10-31, 2013
Charlie is different from most of us. First, he’s an online writing teacher with one friend, a nurse who nearly kills him with kindness, and one acquaintance, a troubled young missionary who’s determined to rescue his soul. Second, he’s in bad health but refuses to be hospitalized. And third, he weighs in at 600 pounds. When his estranged daughter turns up suddenly, Charlie makes a deal to buy her time, if not her affections. He hopes their connection will give her life—and his—meaning at last.
THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by Beau Willimon
directed by Pam MacKinnon
inspired by Henri Becque's La Parisienne
April 14 - May 5, 2013
Beau Willimon is the writer-producer of the Netflix mega-hit “House of Cards,” and his play Farragut North won rave reviews before hitting the screen as the Oscar-nominated The Ides of March.
Willimon sets his new play in the Capitol Hill section of Washington,
D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having. This
contemporary slant on a scandalous French comedy about bad conduct in
high places is swift, savvy and impossible to resist. Tom is a lawyer in
the private sector, with his sights on a government job. Chloe is
beautiful, bright and bored. But she has a passionate side, and it has
nothing to do with her love affairs. How far will they go to achieve
Plays SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Julianne Argyros Stage seating chart.