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A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All)
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A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All)

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Sep 26-29, 2019

A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All)

A play by Carlos Murillo
Free tickets available starting Aug. 26, 2019.

"A Human Interest Story (Or the Gory Details and All)" offers an explosive look at the media's portrayal of violence in a modern era. Nature documenta...

Burning the Old Man

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Oct 10-13, 2019

Burning the Old Man

A play by Kelly McAllister
Season tickets starting at $61

Two brothers who can’t stand each other have 24 hours left to fulfill their dad’s dying wish to have his ashes scattered at Burning Man. W...

Shakuntala

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Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019

Shakuntala

An adaptation of the play by Kalidasa
Season tickets starting at $61

Originally noted in the classic Indian epic Mahabharata, Jashodhara Sen's and Nolan Carey's adaptation of "Shakuntala" tells the timeless story of des...

Play Therapy

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Nov 7-10, 2019

Play Therapy

A new play by Oliver Gerland
Free tickets available starting Oct. 7, 2019.

People communicate in surprising ways. After a supervisor tells Bob to seek direction in life, a chance encounter with a single mother and a non-verba...

A Broadway Christmas Carol

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Nov 15-Dec 8, 2019

A Broadway Christmas Carol

A musical created by Kathy Feininger
Season tickets starting at $61

What the dickens happened to Scrooge? He sings (show tunes), he dances (time steps and classic Fosse), he turns into a ham (and we’re not talkin...

The Popular Mechanicals

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Feb 13-16, 2020

The Popular Mechanicals

A play by Robinson, Taylor and Shakespeare
Season tickets starting at $61

Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the popular mechanicals from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"—take center stage in a riotously funny ...

The Language Archive

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Feb 27-Mar 1, 2020

The Language Archive

A play by Julia Cho
Free tickets available starting Jan. 27, 2020.

George is a linguist whose life's work is dedicated to preserving nearly lost languages, but his passion has complicated his relationships with Mary, ...

Spring Awakening

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Mar 6-15, 2020

Spring Awakening

A musical by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik
Season tickets starting at $61

Book and Lyrics by Steven SaterMusic by Duncan SheikBased on the play by Frank Wedekind In "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," (Entertain...

A Perfect Likeness

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Apr 2-5, 2020

A Perfect Likeness

A play by Daniel Rover Singer
Free tickets available March 2, 2020.

What might have blossomed out of an interaction between authors Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll? In "A Perfect Likeness" playwright Daniel Rover Sin...

As You Like It

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Apr 9-12, 2020

As You Like It

A play by William Shakespeare
Season tickets starting at $61

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy investigates the madness and effervescence of finding love. When a corrupt and narcissistic duke takes hold of the ...

2019-20 New Play Festival

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Apr 15-19, 2020

2019-20 New Play Festival

Come see how the next generation of theatre artists views and imagines the world we live in. Each of these exciting, peer-reviewed new plays will rece...

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