The Commons of Pensacola
by Amanda Peet
September 12 - October 19, 2014
Judith is a woman in exile, relegated to a Florida condo after her husband's Madoff-like 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.
The Commons of Pensacola is the debut play by actress-turned-author Amanda Peet: "There was a period of time when I couldn't stop thinking about [Ruth Madoff] and the fact that she was so despised... I'm interested in people who are very close to the people who commit crimes." (W Magazine)
by Agatha Christie
November 7 - December 14, 2014
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!
Renowned mystery writer Agatha Christie is not only the best-selling author of all time, but The Mousetrap is the world's longest-running play, now at 62 years on London's West End!
White Guy on the Bus
by Bruce Graham
January 23- February 28, 2015
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 and explosive examination of race, intent, and racial biases from a candid and unexpected perspective.
Bruce Graham is the award-winning playwright and screenwriter behind The Outgoing Tide and Stella & Lou. Graham's ability to "zero in on recognizable truths" (Chicago Tribune) has never been sharper than in this fresh, surprising, and gutsy world premiere.
by John Patrick Shanley
March 13- April 19, 2015
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 Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their 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.
A new romantic comedy from the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning John Patrick Shanley, writer of Doubt and Moonstruck. "Heart-stirring! A valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love." (Daily News)
Shining Lives: A Musical
book & lyrics by Jessica Thebus
music by Andre Pluess & Amanda Dehnert
based on the play These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich
May 8 - June 14, 2015
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 that provided for so much joy leads to tragic 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.
This world premiere musical, developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, is adapted from the play These Shining Lives, commissioned by Northlight Theatre and heralded as "perfect, touching and wistful...beautifully tragic" (Talkin' Broadway).
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