September 22 – October 1, 2017
In Alice's Wonderland Ezra LeBank re-imagines Lewis Carroll’s classic story as a whimsical journey into the curious universe of Alice’s imagination. In this new adaptation, six actors transform into long hallways, mad hatters, and mythical characters that Alice uses to make sense of the world and herself. A wild adventure filled with high-energy and high-flying, Alice's Wonderland uses LeBank’s trademark style of acrobatic theater seen in Flight (nominated for "Best Show" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a hit at New York’s Fringe Festival). Alice's Wonderland will captivate children and adults alike!
October 13 – 21, 2017
Sophie Treadwell's classic Machinal is a powerful drama that explores the deeply corrosive effects of misogyny in America. Machinal tells the story of Helen, a young woman who feels that every decision she makes merely moves her from one cage to another. This social imprisonment forces Helen to confront the question, is there any place a woman can truly be free? Directed by Julianne Just, co-artistic director of The Speakeasy Society, Machinal rings startlingly true for our times.
November 3 - 12, 2017
An original cabaret devised by Joanne Gordon in collaboration with Alexandra Billings (co-star of Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning show Transparent) and an ensemble of over 20 students, WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret promises to be an explosion of music, movement, and expression. 2016 forced America to face realities of racism, gender bias, LGBTQ rights, climate change, and class warfare. WOKE! engages these issues through hip hop, spoken word and songs that call our community to activism!
November 17 – December 2, 2017
In this contemporary collage of classical mythology and real life stories of street kids, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories weaves a world where myth-making and storytelling equip the characters to transform their reality and survive a system that erases and ignores them. Polaroid Stories mixes poetry and profanity to tell a kaleidoscopic tale of young people living on the streets that asks us to contemplate the myths we create about ourselves. Directed by Eric Hoff, recent director at the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, this production is a visceral and theatrical journey into the underbelly of street youth culture.
December 10, 2017
The Voice Bank tells the story of Terry, a woman who defies her ALS diagnosis to fight for the privilege to keep speaking. Andrea Caban plays both herself and Terry, struggling to manage Terry’s deteriorating speech through voice and accent training. Caban is not only faced with her patient’s adverse medical diagnosis but also the mounting fear that she might lose her own mother. The Voice Bank is a meditation on letting go.