2019-20 SEASON

 

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WHO'S YOUR BAGHDADDY, or how i started the Iraq war

Music and book by Marshall Pailet, lyrics and book by A.D. Penedo
Directed by Sarah Crawford

September 4 - September 29, 2019 | Levin Stage
A MUSICAL OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Inspired by real world events, Baghdaddy is a boisterous new musical that opens with a handful of government cronies at a support group for people who started the Iraq War. Crashing through time and remixing musical styles, Baghdaddy takes a witty and irreverent look at the questionable intelligence and hubris that led to one of the most colossal military blunders in recent history.

 

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Darren Sextro

October 16 - November 10, 2019 | Jerome Stage
BLESS THIS MESS

After slamming the door on her family all those years ago, Nora is back with one really awkward favor to ask. This bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen's revolutionary masterpiece explores family, motherhood and the roles people find themselves playing … a timely conversation with over 100 years of momentum behind it. Will the walls stand up to this reunion?  A must-see for anyone who’s ever tried to be married.

 

BERNHARDT/HAMLET

By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Cynthia Levin

December 4 - December 29, 2019 | Levin Stage
A WOMAN UNBOUND

In 1897, the international stage celebrity Sarah Bernhardt sets out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. This performance could catapult her to godly heights or be the end of Bernhardt’s illustrious career. All of Paris is wondering what will happen, and the indomitable actress will not allow anything to hold her back. In a fierce exploration of women, power and the desire to create a lasting legacy, Theresa Rebeck’s new play is full of high comedy and human drama.

 

BABEL

By Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Ian R. Crawford

January 22 - February 9, 2020 | Levin Stage
THE FUTURE OF FATE

A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby... With a water shortage and violence on the increase, babies must be Pre-Certified in utero to ensure they have the purest genetic traits possible or risk banishment. It’s what humanity needs to survive. But when two couples conceive and face their own child’s results, things begin to look very messy indeed.  This World Premiere production explores how far we are willing to go when we try to play god.

 

AMERICAN SON

By Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Damron Russel Armstrong

March 4 - March 29, 2020 | Jerome Stage
AND JUSTICE FOR SOME

Kendra is living every black mother's worst nightmare: her son is missing, it's four o'clock in the morning and she's at the police station trying to find out what happened.  The officer working the nightshift is useless, her ex-husband isn't picking up his phone and the speculations are beginning to consume her. This explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of parents searching for answers.

 

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

By Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, based on the book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal
Directed by Ian R. Crawford

April 15 - May 10, 2020 | Levin Stage
THE DEVIL’S IN THE EDITS 

How negotiable is a fact? The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction takes the stage in this unexpected comedy. In a world of fake news, one determined young fact checker is keen to make a name for himself. When his demanding editor asks him to review a groundbreaking piece by an unorthodox author, they search for the meaning of truth and the accuracy of art.

 

ADMISSIONS

By Josh Harmon
Directed by Cynthia Levin

June 3 - June 28, 2020 | Levin Stage
RACE TO THE TOP

Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a New Hampshire boarding school. They work tirelessly to diversify the school’s mostly white population. However, when their own son’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family's reaction blasts open that deep rift between what we say in public and what we do in private. This incendiary comedy takes a hard look at privilege, power and the perils of whiteness.

 

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