Regional Premiere – What was once impossible to imagine has become reality. Robert Schenkkan’s Building The Wall is a terrifyingly plausible work of dystopian fiction that hits too close to home in today’s current political and cultural climate. Where political power has been consolidated in the Executive Branch, martial law has been declared, an unprecedented and massive immigration round-up has captured and detained thousands of migrants in for profit detention centers, it becomes difficult to separate what is fictional in Building The Wall and what has been ripped from today’s headlines.
Regional Premiere – In a pre-industrial landscape, an unsettling and threatening love triangle emerges between the young woman, the ploughman and the hated miller. As the young woman journeys from ignorance to knowledge, her liberation is found through language and her need to name things to understand their place and how they fit into her world. “I look at a tree and say tree and walk on. But there is more of the tree that is god which I have no names for. Each day I want to know more. A puddle I can see under. A tree when it is blown by the wind. A carrot that is sweeter than the others. The cold earth under a rock. The warm breath of a tired horse. A man’s face in the evening after work. The sound a woman makes when no one hears her. I now know I must find out the names for myself.” Knives in Hens is a remarkable play about the transformative power of knowledge and an emerging consciousness as the world moves from rural to the urban and industrial.
Regional Premiere – Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family Thanksgiving dinner. It is the quintessential family reunion: a group of people who dearly love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears; old age, abandonment, poverty, and death. The Humans is a perfectly balanced piece of theatre that consists of equal parts of humor and hurt.
when the animals took christmas
directed by Steve Emerson & Mark Hale, Jr.
The animal kingdom strikes back in this delightfully cheeky Christmas musical for the whole family. Pop culture, politics, Broadway and literature all get a send up in this original musical theater experience. Created by Steve Emerson and The Meowhatten Project, 4-time winners of The Columbus Improv Wars and produced by Red Herring Productions this clever holiday musical will have you laughing into the New Year!