Season 33 (2014-15)
Against the Grain
Three mainstage productions that center on characters who choose to fight against the expectations placed on them by others — for better or for worse.
August 30 – October 5, 2014
the Midwest premiere of
by Nick Jones
Lucidus is a cowardly young gentleman who has never been in a duel, to his father’s dismay. When he initiates one, he then hires a common criminal to fight in his place, and the scoundrel makes a bloody mess of things. As duel follows duel with many shots fired, Lucidus finds his reputation growing beyond his wildest expectations. Set in the 1790’s (sort of), The Coward is a ridiculous comedy that questions the very concept of honor.
January 10 – February 15, 2015
the world premiere of
by Penny Penniston
produced in association with Theater Wit
As assistant to the celebrity pastor of an evangelical mega church, Arthur obeys orders, attacks paperwork, and guards against sin. So Arthur is surprised when the church pastor commissions a mural from Irene Hoff, an atheist New York artist married to another woman. Arthur is even more surprised when the pastor explains that he believes Irene has been chosen by God. But the biggest surprise of all is what happens when Irene shows up and starts to paint.
April 18 – May 24, 2015
by William Shakespeare
When you’re an orphaned woman in a man’s world, there aren’t too many options. But Helena won’t be held back by expectations, and her beloved won’t know what hit him. This mafia-set production of one of Shakespeare’s prickliest comedies asks the question: how far is too far to get what we want?
July 13-31, 2015
Join us for our annual new play development festival,
which features workshop productions of exciting new plays in rotating repertory.
NOTE: LeapFest is not a part of the regular subscription season.
*Stage Left ensemble member