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2022-2023 Production Season

Fall 2022: A Doll’s House, Part 2

2022-2023 Production A Doll's House, Part 2

Director: Julia Huyg

Dates and Times: December 9-10th at 7pm, December 11th at 2pm

Place: Schwarz Theater

It has been fifteen years since Nora Helmer slammed the door on her stifling domestic life, when a knock comes at that same door. It is Nora, and she has returned with an urgent request. What will her sudden return mean to those she left behind? Lucas Hnath’s funny, probing, and bold play is both a continuation of Ibsen’s complex exploration of traditional gender roles, as well as a sharp contemporary take on the struggles inherent in all human relationships across time.

Winter 2023: Next to Normal

2022-2023 Production Next to Normal

Director: Heather Tomlinson

Musical Director: Jamie Jacobson 

Dates and Times: March 3rd-4th and 10-11th at 7pm, March 5th and 12th at 2pm

Place: Schwarz Theater

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years.Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country.man relationships across time.

Spring 2023: The Tempest

2022-2023 Production The Tempest

Director: Mike Heather

Dates and Times: June 1st-3rd at 7pm, June 4th at 2pm

Place: McKenzie Theater

Prospera uses magic to conjure a storm and torment the survivors of a shipwreck, including the King of Naples and Prospera’s treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospera’s slave, Caliban, plots to rid himself of his master, but is thwarted by Prospera’s spirit-servant Ariel. The King’s young son Ferdinand, thought to be dead, falls in love with Prospera’s daughter Miranda. Their celebrations are cut short when Prospera confronts her brother and reveals her identity as the usurped Duchess of Milan. The families are reunited, and all conflict is resolved. Prospera grants Ariel his freedom and prepares to leave the island.