"...glows with the spirit of the season." —City Pages
The beloved Bennet sisters and their spouses gather at the Darcy home for Christmas a few years after Jane Austen left off their story. When the middle Miss Bennet, Mary, unexpectedly encounters shy bookworm Arthur de Bourgh, she finds a kindred spirit and intellectual equal. But, since Arthur is a “single man in possession of a good fortune,” she’s hardly his only suitor. Mary must learn to be the heroine of her own story in this charming holiday romance.
A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
January 15 - February 23, 2020
Playwright Lucas Hnath
Directed by Joanie Schultz
Featuring Christina Baldwin
“Smart, funny, and utterly engrossing.”
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. Many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
March 11 - April 12, 2020
Playwright Brittany K. Allen
Directed by H. Adam Harris
An unforgettable new play by a thought-provoking and witty playwright.
Meg and Drew, an interracial couple, are thrown into crisis when Meg’s uncle discovers Drew belongs to the family that owned Meg’s relatives in an antebellum Kentucky. What are the ways love can and cannot transcend both modern social barriers and historical power structures? Meg and Drew must learn if it is possible to forgive, champion, or fully understand a person who is beloved but fundamentally other.
April 29 - May 31, 2020
Playwright Amy Herzog
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen
Featuring Sally Wingert
“The most profound and harrowing of Ms. Herzog’s many fine plays.”
- NEW YORK TIMES
During a rain-drenched summer in New York City, an indefatigable single mother navigates the mundane, shattering, and sublime aspects of caring for a chronically sick child. A moving play about the stalwart endurance of a devoted mother, Mary Jane demonstrates the prevailing strength of the human will when fueled by unconditional love.
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THEATER MU
June 24 – August 2, 2020
Playwright Lauren Yee
Directed by Lily Tung Crystal
“A fierce, gorgeous, heartwarming, comedic fairy tale.”
In 1978, Chum fled Cambodia and narrowly escaped the murderous Khmer Rouge regime. Thirty years later, he returns in search of his wayward daughter, Neary. Jumping back and forth in time, thrilling mystery meets rock concert as both father and daughter are forced to face the music of the past.