2022-2023 Theatre Season
From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.
Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.
A collection of five holiday-themed comedies, which could be performed individually, or all together as a complete evening. THE HOLIDAY DESSERT DRAFT depicts the moments when every holiday selected its classic dessert, including Christmas's odd choice of fruitcake and candy canes. A CHRISTMAS CAROL CAROL finds Charles Dickens visited by a ghostly figure who warns him that his latest book will be adapted in some strange ways in the future. 2020 HINDSIGHT––A STORIED CHRISTMAS is a parody of a holiday classic where a narrator looks back on that fabled year of 2020 when he had to Skype with Santa and all he wanted was a copy of Red Dead Ryder Rendition Edition Seven for Christmas. THE BIG SLEIGH is a film noir riff where former sleigh-puller Dash the reindeer is now a private eye, hired by Mrs. Claus to find Santa's missing sleigh. And MERRY HAN-KWAN-CHRIS-STICE, CARLY GREEN is a parody of everyone's favorite animated special about that loveable cube-noggin, Carly Green, who agrees to direct her friends' holiday show in hopes of recovering her holiday spirit.
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.