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The Commons of Pensacola

The Commons of Pensacola
by Amanda Peet
directed by Robin Witt

The Commons of Pensacola

September 12 - October 19

MIDWEST PREMIERE


Judith is a woman in exile, relegated to a Florida condo after her husband's Wall Street crimes have expelled her from a luxurious life. Family ties are tested when her daughter Becca comes to visit for Thanksgiving, joined by Becca's filmmaker boyfriend and rebellious niece. Guilt by association, lost wealth and questionable motives make trying to love your family an uncommonly difficult challenge in this funny, incisive and timely new drama.

Open Captioning October 12

 

Running Time: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, no intermission.

Not recommended for children under 14.


This production is made possible in part by Corporate Production Sponsor:

 

Feldco

 

and by Opening Night Sponsors:

Koi     Vinic Wine     Whole Foods


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The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie
directed by Jonathan Berry

The Mousetrap

November 07 - December 14

CLASSIC MURDER MYSTERY


On a snowy night at Monkswell Manor, newlyweds Mollie and Giles welcome a group of strangers to their guest house, only to discover news of a murderer in their midst! A police investigation reveals the sordid details of each guest's mysterious past, but not soon enough to stop the killer from striking again. Agatha Christie's masterful whodunit weaves an intricate plot filled with nerve-rattling suspense, all leading up to the ultimate final twist! 

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White Guy on the Bus

White Guy On the Bus
by Bruce Graham
directed by BJ Jones

White Guy on the Bus

January 23 - February 28

WORLD PREMIERE

 

Ray, a successful white business executive, rides the bus every Saturday. On his weekly ride he befriends Shatique, a young black woman putting herself through school and struggling to raise a son on her own. The threads that tie these disparate individuals together gradually unravel in a complex web of revenge, social mores and racial biases from a candid and unexpected perspective.

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Outside Mullingar

Outside Mullingar
by John Patrick Shanley
directed by BJ Jones

Outside Mullingar

March 13 - April 19

MIDWEST PREMIERE

 

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, oblivious to the longing of his neighbor Rosemary, who hopelessly pines for him as the years slip away. With Anothony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between the families, Rosemary fears romantic catastrophe. These two eccentric souls scramble their way towards happiness in a compassionate, delightful tale of how surprising love can be.

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Shining Lives: A Musical

Shining Lives: A Musical
book & lyrics by Jessica Thebus
music by Andre Pluess & Amanda Dehnert
directed by Jessica Thebus
based on the play These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich

Shining Lives: A Musical

May 08 - June 14

WORLD PREMIERE

 

It's 1922 and the young women of Chicago's Radium Dial Company are living a dream - earning good wages and beaming with new-found independence. After years of hand painting watch dials, the so-called "harmless" radium leads to devastating results. Four courageous women upend their lives with a determination to change the future in this compelling new musical, the transcendent tale of heroic lives that glowed with promise. 

Open Captioning June 7