Bonnie & Clyde – a new musical by Frank Wildhorn directed by Katie Doyle Sept 19 - 29, 2013
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. BONNIE AND CLYDE is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.
Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz directed by Chad Badgero Oct 31 - Nov. 9, 2013
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. “Every one of the wounded members of the family emerge as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic…leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." —NY Times.
Big Love by Charles Mee directed by Lynn Lammers Jan. 30 - Feb. 8, 2014
Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Suppliants by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: the grooms arriving by helicopter in their flight suits, women throwing themselves over and over again to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances, and, finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms-and one bride falls in love. About the same odds as today. “Raising issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence, “Big Love” isn't only a play. ''Big Love'' is the simple, direct, important, easy-to-remember title of a fanciful theater piece you will never forget. – NY Times **NOTE: This productions contains adult language and brief nudity
COMING UP NEXT: Tribes by Nina Raine directed by Deb Keller March 27 - April 5, 2014
Billy was born deaf into a hearing family. He was raised inside its fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon. He has adapted brilliantly to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never bothered to return the favor. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that he finally understands what it means to be understood. The NY Times called “Tribes” "a smart, lively…play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech," and the NY Post gushed, "There's so much going on in…TRIBES that it's almost overwhelming: intellect and sentiment, love and cruelty, witty zingers and biting put-downs. But in Nina Raine's dazzling play, too much is a good thing!"
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris directed by Blake Bowen May 15 - 24, 2014
CLYBOURNE PARK explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award. "Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart." —NY Times. "A theatrical treasure…Indisputably, uproariously funny."—Entertainment Weekly "Funny as hell…The theater shakes with gales of laughter." —NY Post.