Written and directed by Sean Lewis
Starring Barrington Vaxter, Alyssa Perry, Ryan West and Tierra Plowden
Sept. 9-Sept. 25, 2016
Ten years ago Charlie was a cop on a beat and Marcus was a suspect in the Fuller Park section of Chicago. Ten years since their paths crossed, their lives have gone in different directions but questions remain: was it abuse? Brutality? Or solid police work? Charlie's sister Charlotte is looking into the case for herself this time, and this particular evening she's decided to bring Marcus home with her to really figure out what is what.
Sean says: "Some plays are perfect, some are timeless and some are necessary. This is an in-process production about one of the most immediate issues in our country today."
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Angie Toomsen
Starring Kristy Hartsgrove Mooers, Jordan Arnold and Cara Clonch Viner
Oct. 28-Nov. 13, 2016
Just in time for the Election Season comes a politically-minded comedy starring three of the funniest women in Eastern Iowa. What happens when a conservative senatorial aide, a liberal political activist and a newly-crowned Miss Georgia walk into a bar? The results are hilarious, but this play is no joke. Lauren Gunderson’s THE TAMING takes on America’s overheated political rhetoric, some surprising truths about our founding fathers, and the passions of three slightly insane women who just might be revolutionary geniuses.Sean says: "I was thinking, 'What do I usually want during election season?' The answer: Wild, frivolous and smart comedy. For fans of KIMBERLY AKIMBO and END DAYS, this is one to vote for."
Written by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe
Starring Tim Budd
Nov. 26-Dec. 11, 2016
1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken's voice, 5. Rollercoasters. Starring one of the area's most beloved actors, EVERY BRILLIANT THING is the story of a young boy who attempts to ease his mother's sadness by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. A truly beautiful evening.Sean says: "One of the best pieces I saw in New York last year. It gives me all the things I want from a holiday-timed play: beauty, family, community and awe. Can't miss."
An American Classic. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. A story about family, betrayal and in America who gets to belong.Sean says: "Arthur Miller is one of my favorite playwrights, and here you have the last of the big three: DEATH OF A SALESMAN, ALL MY SONS and now A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. No one writes America like Miller."
Starring Megan Gogerty
Directed by Angie Toomsen
Starring Saffron Henke
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
April 14-30, 2017