2013/2014 Season

Photo by Dawn M. Miller
Photo by Dawn M. Miller

The Outgoing Tide

by Bruce Graham

Oct. 18-Nov 9, 2013

Thurs-Sat at 7:30PM and Sun at 2PM
Performance runs 2hrs
including one 15-minute intermission

Co-produced with Tobias Andersen, Jane Fellows, and Stephanie Mulligan

Directed by Stephanie Mulligan

Cast:
Tobias Andersen*
Jane Fellows
Gary Norman

Production Sponsors:
Leonard and Susan Magazine
Ed and Rosalie Tank

In loving memory of Betty Fellows (Aunt Betts) who passed away September 14, 2013 due to complications with Alzheimer’s. Through this play she continues to teach us all how tenuous this journey is when crippled with the disease.

In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family’s future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. As winter approaches, the three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding-before the tide goes out. This new drama hums with dark humor and powerful emotion.

“A poignant play about illness, death and personal choice, The Outgoing Tide is nothing if not intensely relatable. But while speaking to a broad audience, Bruce Graham’s three-person play… possesses a notable modesty.” – Variety

The Outgoing Tide is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
                                                                                                                                                                                 
Photo by Karrie Nodalo
Photo by Karrie Nodalo

Enjoy

by Toshiki Okada
English translation by Aya Ogawa

Jan. 17-Feb. 8, 2014

Co-produced and directed by Michael Griggs
Cast:
Matthew Dieckman
Sean Doran
Brenan Dwyer
Heath Hyun Houghton
Corey Maier
Tai Sammons
Anne Sorce
Matthew Sunderland
Jim Vadala

From acclaimed director and playwright Toshiki Okada, Artistic Director of the internationally-lauded chelfitsch Theatre Company, comes a chronicle of post-college ennui and 21st Century relationships in Japan’s Lost Generation.  The static lives of several self-obsessed GenX internet café clerks are thrown out of balance by the presence of a younger female co-worker, who rightly makes them question the meaning of their lives in a shifting socio-economic landscape.

While these overeducated and underemployed members of the nation’s lost generation keep saying, “you know,” none of them do. Bittersweet drama…distinguished by a style that turns inarticulateness into the sort of poetry that rewards close listening.”        ~ The New York Times

This translation was originally commissioned and developed by The Play Company (Katie Loewald, Founding Producer) in New York City
Enjoy is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

                                                                                                                                                                             

Wish you were here house m&VMaple and Vine

by Jordan Harrison

May 2 – May 24, 2014

 Co-produced and directed by Megan Kate Ward

Cast:

Melissa Schenter
Heath Hyun Houghton
Sean McGrath
Jill Westerby
Spencer Conway

Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s reenactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, the couple is surprised by what their new neighbors—and they themselves—are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

“A clever, sharply drawn fantasy. Makes a sneaky, compelling case for the seductions of living the Ozzie and Harriet life.” —The New York Times

Maple and Vine is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

*Member of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract

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