Our 102st Season: 2017-18

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September 8–October 1:  The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, directed by Michael Zemarel

“I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve,” the narrator Tom explains as he leads us through this haunting exploration of artistic survival and regret. Williams most nakedly autobiographical memory play catapulted him to fame in 1944, and has been mesmerizing audiences ever since.

“No ifs, ands or buts, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ should break your heart.”  N. Y. Daily News

October 27–November 25: Little Shop of Horrors

Book by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman, directed by Eric C. Stein

The creative team behind our hit Avenue Q now brings to Vagabonds another blockbuster you’ll just die for--- this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi musical smash that has devoured the hearts of audiences for over 30 years. 

[It’s]…still every bit as infectious, funny and unexpectedly poignant as when it first seduced theatergoers in 1982.”  The Hollywood Reporter

January 5, 2018– February 4, 2018: Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, directed by Sherrionne Brown

Who doesn’t love a great courtroom drama?  Lawrence & Lee’s powerful and provocative depiction of the landmark Scopes “monkey” trial, in which a schoolteacher is tried for teaching evolution, eloquently champions one of our most precious rights---the freedom of thought.

"Brilliant…a colorful, picturesque, absorbing and exciting essay in dramatic Americana…" New York Post.

February 23, 2018–March 18, 2018: The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Eric C. Stein

A writer of macabre short stories becomes the focus of a police interrogation when his tales are linked to a series of actual child murders.  The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.  RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

“Energizing….a blindingly bright black comedy ….an unsettling and exhilarating new play.”   New York Times

April 6, 2018–May 6, 2018: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. Directed by Steve Goldklang

All hell breaks loose (and some voodoo, too) when fading movie star Masha and her new boy-toy Spike suddenly swoop in on the placid home of siblings Vanya and Sonia.  This 2013 Tony Award winning comedy is a ton of fun and laughter even if you can’t tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya!

"Hugely entertaining…few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly…deliciously madcap.”  USA Today

May 25, 2018–June 24, 2018:  Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon, directed by Miriam Bazensky

There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people.  When a beloved grandfather dies and a treasured family heirloom with sacred significance is up for grabs, just who is the most deserving heir?  Jonathan Harmon’s blistering comedy raises provocative questions about religious identity and observance.

’Bad Jews’ is electrifying--- a kind of metaphorical fistfight driven by the type of misplaced sorrow only familial love can beget.”  DC Theatre Scene

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