2016-2017 Season

Twelfth Night

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Shannon Hurst

Beloved for its rebellious portrayal of gender ambiguity, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a comedy about a cross-dressing shipwreck survivor who finds herself at the center of a not-so-ordinary love triangle.

The Seagull

By: Anton Chekhov

Directed by: Shannon Hurst

The Seagull is one of the great plays about writing. It superbly captures the struggle for new forms, the frustrations and fulfillments of putting words on a page. Chekhov, in his first major play, stages a vital argument about the theatre that still resonates today.

Importance of Being Earnest

By: Oscar Wilde

Directed by: Andrew McMechan

Two friends are involved in a case of missing identity that could lead to their secrets being revealed. There is only one real question: Who is Earnest?

By: Qui Nguyen

Directed by: Shannon Hurst

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

She Kills Monsters

Romeo and Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Judy Dery

In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.

The Last Five Years

By: Jason Robert Brown

Directed by: Shannon Hurst

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.