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2016-2017: Actors' 36th Season

Living on the Edge

"Living on the Edge" - 10 Minute Playwriting Festival

Now in its 15th year, "Living on the edge" is a 10-minute play festival. The main aspect is a playwriting competition. Anyone is welcome to submit a script for a 10-minute play which utilizes the each year's unique theme (2018 being [un]breakable). A panel of judges narrows the submitted scripts down (based on how well the script draws on the theme, if it is 10 minutes, and quality of writing) and the top 10-15 scripts receive a public read. From there the top 5 scripts are chosen and those 5 scripts receive full performance in June.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Performance Dates: September 13-15, 20-22 at 8pm; September 23 at 3pm

15-year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road. He detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight and Christopher finds himself being falsely accused of killing a neighbor's dog. He decides to investigate the crime. The secrets he unearths prompt him to leave his trusted teacher and the familiar streets of his hometown for a life-changing trip to London. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling and heartwarming adventure story featuring an unforgettable young hero.

Winner - 5 Tony Awards
Winner - 7 Laurence Olivier Awards
Winner - 6 Drama Desk Awards
Winner - 5 Outer Circle Awards
Winner - Drama League Award


At the Table

Performance Dates: November 8-10, 15-17 at 8pm; November 11 at 3pm

Six friends head out of the city on their annual retreat for the weekend. With no social media, no cell phones, no internet allowed, all this leaves them with one thing to do… look up from their screens and talk to each other. And when the liquor starts flowing and the tongues start to loosen, no conversation is uneventful and no topic is off-limits. At the Table is a comedy that begs the question: what happens when those with privilege are pushed to the periphery and a marginalized minority suddenly finds its voice amplified? Who is allowed at what discussion table, and who isn’t?

Winner - 4 Jeff Awards


Burnt Part Boys

Performance Dates: January 31-February 2, 7-9 at 8pm; February 3 at 3pm

The Burnt Part Boys takes place in rural West Virginia in 1962. A young boy and his older brother try and come to terms with their past so they can move ahead to the future. With a group of friends, they embark on a life-altering journey to the coal mine that took their fathers’ lives. This bluegrass and pop-inspired musical looks at the power of family bonds, friendships that unite us, and the importance and need to understand.

Nominated - 2011 Lucille Lortel Award
Finalist - 2006 American Theatre Critics Award


The Wolves

Performance Dates: April 18-20, 25-27 at 8pm

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

Finalist - 2017 Pulitzer Prize
Winner - 2015 American Playwriting Foundation Relentless Award


Sweat

Performance Dates: May 16-18, 23-25 at 8pm; May 19 at 3pm

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Sweat is a powerful and emotional look at identity, race, economy, and humanity.

Winner - 2017 Pulitzer Prize
Winner - 2017 Obie Award
Winner - 2 2017 Drama Desk Awards
Nominated - 3 Tony Awards