The women in Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf are introduced to the audience frozen in "postures of distress", a description that extends to the main characters in all of the 2018-19 Theatre Arts productions. This season presents a timely opportunity to explore how we respond to and process distress and where we find community and solidarity along the way. – Chris Wixson, dramaturg
By Jen Silverman
Oct. 4-7, 2018
Black Box Theatre
Directed by Jean Wolski
Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.
The Moors is intended for adult audiences
“The Moors” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
9 to 5 THE MUSICAL
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick
Nov. 8-11, 2018
Guest Director TBA
9 to 5, THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 222. MTIShows.com
By Noah Haidle
Feb. 28-Mar 3, 2019
Black Box Theatre
Directed by Anne Thibault
A very black comedy from one of America's smartest young playwrights about four-year-old Lucy and her imaginary friend, a criminal gangster named Mr. Marmalade. Not suitable for children. "…exhilarating…alternately hilarious and heartbreaking…through the alchemy of Haidle's scintillating style." —The New Yorker. "Haidle's fertile imagination has produced a world in which…reality and fantasy collide and intertwine…[A] roller-coaster saga…MR. MARMALADE marks its author…as a name to watch in the future…Haidle has the courage of his convictions, which he has demonstrated in a mature and accomplished play…extraordinary…" —L. A. Times
Mr. Marmalade is intended for adult audiences
“Mr. Marmalade” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF
By Ntozake Shange
April 11-14, 2019
Directed by Tanisha L Pyron
Ntozake Shange’s first work tells the stories of 7 women of color with an innovative combination of poetry, drama, music, and dance. A show about shared identity, resilience & beauty.
“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.