What does it mean to be "ladylike"? How do women compare to men? How do women wield their power in the workplace? At what cost do women make themselves "pretty"? How much will women fight for the one they love? How do we separate the role we play at work from the role we play at home?
Welcome to Peppermint Creek's 2016-17 season of plays. We can't wait to explore these questions - and more - with you this season....
Lord of the Flies
By William Golding, Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Directed by Devin Faught and Sally Hecksel
August 25 – 28 & September 1 – 4, 2016
A plane wreck strands a group of English students on a deserted island during wartime. As they slowly explore their new-found freedom, what starts out as fun and games turns into a vicious battle for power when the group splits into two opposing tribes: one that strives for civility and another that delights in savage violence. The competition escalates into a dangerous, frightening climax, as this thrilling classic looks into the darker parts of human nature where it’s civilization vs. savagery and the mob vs. morality. Download the show program here.
By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Gabriel Francisco
(Part 3 of PCTC’s three-year Launching Pad New Directors initiative)
November 3 – 6 & 10 – 13, 2016
Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she's an artist, and her work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. Download the show program here.
Heathers – the musical
by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Blake Bowen
February 9 – 12 & 16 – 19, 2017
Based on the 80's cult classic film, Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. Download the show program here.
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mary Job
March 30 – April 2 & April 6 - 9, 2017
On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld. Ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for.
By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Jordan Climie
June 1 – 4 & 8 – 11, 2017
How do we make the right decision when there is no clear “right?” It’s a quandary seasoned social worker Caroline faces every day. But her newest case is proving to be her toughest yet, and the fate of baby Luna Gale hangs in the balance. This riveting, suspenseful, and topical play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman plunges us headfirst into the turbulent waters of parenthood, faith and love.