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Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history....
The Verge by Susan Glaspell (Trifles) was first produced by the Provincetown Players in the 1920s. While this non-realism play begins comedically, Glaspell quickly reveals the darker themes at work in early 20th-century society. The Verge follows botanist Claire Archer as she experiments with...
Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe. Featuring an all-female cast (comprised of nine adolescents and one briefly-seen adult), The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they...
next to normal  explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. next to normal tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. Diana has lived with bipolar depressive disorder and delusional...
The University of Pittsburgh Stages presents the North American premiere of an Irish Classic On Trial A child is dead, a baby girl - and her mother is standing trial for infanticide. Gripping and theatrical, On Trial follows the tragic life of Maura Cassidy, an unmarried single mother. Set in...
“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would...
Pearl Cleage’s 1994 play, Flyin’ West  is set in 1898, follows four black women as they lay claim to land in Nicodemus, an all-black Kansas town. The play is a powerful commentary on sisterhood, identity and race and is based on fact: in the late 19th century, many African Americans left the South...
Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict as they explore what loyalty, trust, and love means to each of them. To view PRODUCTION PHOTOS, please click on...
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of...
Recoil What do today's students think about guns? Recoil explores the complexities of gun ownership, violence, and protest through the voices of young people. Created using real first-person accounts, we interrogate the polarizing world of pro- and anti- gun culture through story, song, and...
Marie Antoinette In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. Marie’s subjects used to love her extravagance, but times are changing! A government in fiscal crisis and a populace railing against...
Little Shop of Horrors Little Shop of Horrors is an electrifying musical filled with comedy, horror, and romance. Featuring a classic pop, rock, and Motown score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), this laugh-out-loud story follows meek and mild...
Parade This story tells the heart-wrenching, true story of Leo Frank: a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Atlanta who was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of his thirteen-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in 1913. Because Frank’s trial was replete with faulty testimony and lacked any...
Our Town A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over.  Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families,...
When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Based on the novel by comedian Dave Barry and author Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling, grownup prequel to Peter Pan that will hook you from the...