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
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.
by Toshiki Okada
English translation by Aya Ogawa
Jan. 17-Feb. 8, 2014
Co-produced and directed by Michael Griggs
Heath Hyun Houghton
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.
Maple and Vine
by Jordan Harrison
May 2 – May 24, 2014
Co-produced and directed by Megan Kate Ward
Heath Hyun Houghton
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.