Season 2020/2021

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July 30 - August 15, 2021

Studio Theatre

What if pop culture of one era evolved into the mythology of another? Disaster has struck, the world is in darkness, and in the after math, a group of survivors gather around a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of “The Simpsons” episode “Cape Feare” entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

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September 10 - 26, 2021

Studio Theatre

Who’s that knocking on the door? Nora is back in this audacious comedy. It’s been 15 years since she slammed that same door on her marriage and children in the revolutionary final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 ground-breaking masterwork. Now a successful yet scandalous writer, she’s being blackmailed by a judge and needs her former husband’s help. But her family has a few grievances they need to air first. A blistering and very funny meditation on marriage and the high cost of personal fulfillment.

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September 24 - October 10, 2021

Mainstage Theatre

This faithful adaptation of the 1939 classic film features all the most beloved songs brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters and, to make it home safely, she must learn an important lesson. This beloved tale has been entertaining audiences for generations.

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October 22 - November 7, 2021

Studio Theatre

Do fences make good neighbors? In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well- intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney and doctoral candidate, and Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But a delicate disagreement over a long- standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.

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November 5 - 21, 2021

Mainstage Theatre

Set in 1954, this musical centers on square rich girl Allison, who turns her attention from her squeaky clean boyfriend to the coolest boy in town, Wade “Cry Baby” Walker, who is a rock ’n roll high school rebel. The conservative squares face off with the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical based on John Waters’ cult film.

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March 11 - 27, 2022

Mainstage Theatre

Called “the funniest farce ever written.” A joyfully out-of-control British farce about the auspiciously titled play-within-a-play “Nothing On,” told in three acts: dress rehearsal, the opening performance and a performance towards the end of an exhausting run. Brimming with slapstick comedy. Step behind the curtain and meet the under-rehearsed and overworked cast and crew as they bring down the house – literally!