2016 - 2017 Season Single Tickets will go on sale online September 1st.

Waiting for Lefty & Severance

February 23 - March 5, 2017

By Clifford Odets & Levi Alpert
Nafe Katter Theatre

WAITING FOR LEFTY Clifford Odets’ passionate and politically-charged play Waiting for Lefty is a timeless piece of classic American theatre that you won’t readily forget. In 1930’s New York City the Great Depression takes full force and working families are put out on the streets to starve. As people fight for their lives, a union of cab drivers decide ‘no more’ and wait for their leader, Lefty Castello, to choose if they will strike or not. The demand for social change drives this classic Group Theatre production into modern times leaving us to answer: “what are we waiting for?”

SEVERANCE by Levi Alpert is a new short play that provides an additional modern context to the themes of workers rights.

Artistic Director Michael Bradford says, “In the original 1935 production of Waiting For Lefty, Odets was asked to write a “curtain raiser” to create a full night of theatre.  “Severance” is a new short play by a recent UCONN grad, Levi Alpert.  I asked Levi to consider writing a “curtain closer” that brought us a little closer to our present lives as a way to look at how wonderfully far and sadly how little we have “traveled.”  Levi’s writing is beautifully severe and insightful and yet it again offers us a different vision of the same choice Odet’s offered, a choice at the core of our existence, humanity or fear.”


 

 

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Thursday February 23, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday February 24, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday February 25, 8:00 pm

Wednesday March 1, 7:30 pm

Thursday March 2, 7:30 pm

Friday March 3, 8:00 pm

Saturday March 4, 2:00 pm

Saturday March 4, 8:00 pm

Sunday March 5, 2:00 pm

Eurydice

March 23 - April 2, 2017

By Sarah Ruhl
Studio Theatre

In Eurydice, a fresh look at one of the greatest love stories of all time, playwright Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Eurydice and her musician-lover, Orpheus, are a happy modern couple. On their wedding day, Eurydice is enticed by a letter from her deceased father, only to find herself reunited with him in the underworld. As Orpheus tries to rescue her, Eurydice must re-learn human language in order to remember all she left behind and, ultimately, choose between two worlds in this whimsical and breathtaking story of the power and fragility of love.

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Thursday March 23, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday March 24, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday March 25, 8:00 pm

Wednesday March 29, 7:30 pm

Thursday March 30, 7:30 pm

Friday March 31, 8:00 pm

Saturday April 1, 2:00 pm

Saturday April 1, 8:00 pm

Sunday April 2, 2:00 pm

Shrek The Musical

April 20 - April 30, 2017

Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Music by Jeanine Tesori
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animated film, Shrek The Musical is this season’s must-see musical for the entire family! Join our unlikely Ogre hero and his loyal steed, a wise cracking Donkey, as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful – if slightly temperamental – Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of homeless fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza around! Shrek: the musical received eight 2009 Tony Award  nominations including Best Musical. Shrek is a joyous monster hit!

The student matinee on Friday, April 28th at 10am, and the Saturday matinee on Saturday, April 29th at 2pm will both be ASL interpreted.

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Thursday April 20, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday April 21, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday April 22, 8:00 pm

Wednesday April 26, 7:30 pm

Thursday April 27, 7:30 pm

Friday April 28, 8:00 pm

Saturday April 29, 2:00 pm

Saturday April 29, 8:00 pm

Sunday April 30, 2:00 pm

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