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Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky

Directed by Adam Knight

September 13 – October 6, 2019

“This is as naked and fully human an Uncle Vanya as we’re likely to see” (NYTimes).

Anton Chekhov’s “comedy” tells the story of Vanya and his niece Sonya, who devoted their rural lives to support the academic work of Sonya’s father, a retired professor. But when the professor’s new, young wife appears on the scene, bucolic harmony is thrown into discord. A new version by celebrated playwright Richard Nelson and preeminent Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.


Directed by Saffron Henke

October 25 – November 10, 2019

Megan Gogerty returns to the Riverside stage after a two-year hiatus with a brave new work, navigating the intersection of politics and myth. Highly theatrical and timely, this dinner part is both thrillingly ancient and fiercely present. A world premiere.

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Directed by Nina Morrison

November 29 – December 15, 2019

When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese food. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man? Theatrical phenom Young Jean Lee’s exploration of suburban patriarchy, handled with an anthropologist’s curiosity and a surgeon’s precision.

“Undeniably powerful. You’ll have plenty to talk about after seeing Straight White Men” (NYTimes).

“✩✩✩✩” - The Guardian

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Directed by Chris Okiishi

January 24 – February 16, 2020

“A must see… A powerful history lesson that needs to have a voice” (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle).

The Agitators tells of the enduring, tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Young abolitionists when they met in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams, and common purpose. This is the story of their 45-year friendship – from its beginning in Rochester to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other, and – in doing so – they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history. Presented in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of women’s suffrage – and in the midst of the Iowa Caucuses.

Co-Created and Directed by Adam Knight

February 28 – March 15, 2020

David Lee Nelson and Adam Knight grew up together. They lived together in NYC and created award-winning plays together. And in 2017, David was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. So they made a show about his diagnosis and treatment. A funny, moving, unflinching show. It’s been performed in eight cities already and now it’s coming to Riverside Theatre. With David in it.

“A+… An incredibly moving examination of mortality” (Charleston City Paper)

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Directed by Adam Knight

April 10 – 26, 2020

From the Obie-Award winning writer of The Christians and this season’s Broadway hit Hillary and Clinton comes a new take on Ibsen’s classic. Set fifteen years after the conclusion of A Doll’s House, this biting comedy finds Nora returning home to wrestle with the damage left in the wake of progress.

“This unexpectedly rich sequel reminds us that houses tremble and sometimes fall when doors slam” (NYTimes).