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10-Show Full Season C

(Multiple Venues) : Thu 10/17/19 7:00PM - Sun 8/23/20 2:00PM

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Pipeline Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00PM - Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:00PM   ·   More Info »

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

October 17 – October 27, 2019
Octagon Stage
1 hour, 40 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 17+

Omari’s parents send him to a private boarding school far from the failing neighborhood school where his mother teaches, so why is he suddenly threatened with expulsion, even prosecution? Dominique Morisseau’s insightful play pursues the quest for answers and explores how fraught yet crucial the minefield of learning is in today’s society. Produced in partnership with Equal Justice Initiative.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00PM - Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:00PM   ·   More Info »
Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson
Directed by Greta Lambert

December 5 – December 29, 2019
Festival Stage
70 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 7+

In this hilarious holiday classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most mischievous and troublesome kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem — and the fun — when the Herdmans collide head-on with Christmas!

All is Calm Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:00PM - Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:00PM   ·   More Info »
All is Calm

By Peter Rothstein
Vocal Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach

Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson

December 7 – December 29, 2019
Octagon Stage
80 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 13+

A remarkable true story from the Western Front, Christmas, 1914. In a silence amid the combat, a German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.

The Agitators Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:00PM - Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Agitators

By Mat Smart
Directed by Logan Vaughn

January 30 – February 13, 2020
Octagon Stage
2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 13+

The Agitators examines the friendship and occasional rivalry between two American champions of freedom and equality — Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, then known as revolutionaries, now seen as icons. Theirs is a story of defiance, rebellion, and revolution. They agitated the nation. They agitated each other. They changed the course of history.

Alabama Story Thursday, March 5, 2020 2:00PM - Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00PM   ·   More Info »
Alabama Story

By Kenneth Jones
Directed by Rick Dildine

March 5 – March 22, 2020
Octagon Stage
2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 12+

In 1950s Montgomery, Alabama, a fight over a controversial children’s book — in which a black rabbit marries a white rabbit — pits one courageous librarian against a segregationist state senator. Meanwhile, childhood friends reunite, only to be caught up in the political and racial tensions of the time. Inspired by true events, this drama explores tests of character and emotions that reshaped our nation.

Ruby Friday, March 6, 2020 7:00PM - Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:00PM   ·   More Info »

Adapted by Christina M. Ham | Music by Gary Rue
Directed by Sarah Thornton

March 6 – March 22, 2020
Festival Stage
60 minutes, no intermission
Recommended ages 11+

Ruby Bridges was six years old when the civil rights movement came hammering at her door — choosing her as the first African-American child to integrate an all-white elementary school in the South. This play with music explores a little girl’s unbeatable courage in the face of adversity as she helped lead a movement up the front steps and into the classrooms of her elementary school in New Orleans. Produced in collaboration with Montgomery Public Schools.

The Comedy of Errors Thursday, April 16, 2020 7:00PM - Sunday, April 26, 2020 2:00PM   ·   More Info »
The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney

April 16 – April 26, 2020
Festival Stage
1 hour, 40 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 14+

Innovative director Sean Graney reinvents Shakespeare’s classic comedy about two sets of twins separated at birth. In this contemporary adaptation, six actors perform 20 characters, reshaping Shakespeare’s masterpiece of mounting confusion. The Comedy of Errors is a not-to-be-missed theatrical event full of energetic slapstick and lyrical comedy

I and You Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00PM - Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:00PM   ·   More Info »
I and You

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Rick Dildine

April 23 – May 3, 2020
Octagon Stage
90 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 17+

The unexpected bursts into Caroline’s bedroom in the form of her classmate Anthony, carrying waffle fries, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and poster board for an English project due tomorrow. Her sarcasm bred of homebound illness confronts his committed, athletic zeal, as their unlikely friendship slowly deciphers Whitman’s essence in this funny, engaging play.

Cinderella Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7:00PM - Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:00PM   ·   More Info »

Music by Richard Rodgers | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
New Book by Douglas Carter Beane | Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

June 16 – July 12, 2020
Festival Stage
2 hours, plus intermission
Recommended ages 7+

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that delights audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. A hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who has ever had a dream.

Million Dollar Quartet Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:00PM - Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:00PM   ·   More Info »
Million Dollar Quartet

Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins

August 6 – August 23, 2020
Festival Stage
1 hour, 40 minutes; no intermission
Recommended ages 12+

Million Dollar Quartet recounts a legendary night in 1956 when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash participated in a star-studded jam session at Sun Records in Memphis. A venerable rock concert where audiences relive the glory days of early rock ‘n’ roll, the score features major hits performed live onstage by legendary characters. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame!