Sep 27 - Nov 4, 2012
Don't Go Gentle
by Stephen Belber
directed by Lucie Tiberghien
with David Wilson Barnes, Maxx Brawer, Michael Cristofer,
Angela Lewis, Jennifer Mudge
By all accounts, Judge Lawrence Driver was a powerhouse on the bench but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, Lawrence volunteers to help Tanya, a young African American single mother caught up in legal red tape – and the kind of woman he regularly put behind bars. But do-overs don’t come easy for either Lawrence or Tanya, especially when race, class and the long-simmering resentments of Judge Driver’s adult children boil to the surface in this searing and surprising family drama.
Jan 31–Mar 30, 2013
New York Premiere
by Paul Downs Colaizzo
directed by David Cromer
with Lauren Culpepper, David Hull, Evan Jonigkeit, Matt Lauria, Kobi Libii, Zosia Mamet, Aleque Reid
In the hazy aftermath of a wild campus party, dawn breaks on what appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a circle of friends. But when morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive.
May 16–Jun 29, 2013
Reasons to Be Happy
written and directed by Neil LaBute
with Leslie Bibb, Jenna Fischer, Josh Hamilton, Fred Weller
Three years after a contentious break-up, Steph and Greg are wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else and he’s just embarked on a relationship with Steph’s best friend, Carly, a single mom whose jealous ex-husband, Kent, has trouble articulating his feelings. Navigating the rocky landscape of conflicting agendas and exploding emotions isn’t going to be easy for any of them. Reasons to Be Happy is a funny, surprising, and poignant new play about the choices and sacrifices we are willing to make in the pursuit of that often elusive ideal: happiness.