2016-2017 MAINSTAGE Season

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield

Three women. 97 minutes. 37 plays by one of the greatest (and hated-by-most-students) playwrights of all time. You've never seen Shakespeare like this before! Join Alanna, Jessica, and Rachel as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. One of London's longest running comedies, this new, updated script brings the Bard firmly into the 21st century!

Rating: PG-13 (Contains strong language and mature humor)

12 performances
November 30 - December 17, 2016  

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Skinny Dipping with our clothes on

An incredible night of bite-size plays

Including Regional and World Premieres!

Vulnerability can be terrifying, but risk can be exhilarating. How do you decide when to jump in? Join us on a roller-coaster of emotion during a night of 10-minute plays selected from over 400 submissions from around the world. A full list of plays and playwrights will be available later this fall!

Rating: (Not rated yet, likely PG-13)

8 performances
February 8 - 18, 2017

Of serpents & sea spray

By Rachel Bublitz

Regional Premiere!

Meet Iro, an orphan from a time before air travel was common, who has become adept at escaping from the world around her; she has to be, as her world includes a cruel foster family and a dark secret about her own parents' death.  One day, Iro’s imagination provides her with a crucial mission: find Pegasus. On her quest, Iro sets out to cross the ocean in search of the mythical winged horse with only a sack of books and her imaginary friend Annika by her side. What she finds along the way will help her confront her past and alter her future forever. A fantastical journey that will sweep you along with childlike wonderment and challenge you to see your own reality in a new light.

Rating: PG (Contains difficult subject matter; not recommended for young children)

11 performances
April 19 - May 5, 2017

Coping

By Jacob Marx Rice

Regional Premiere!

The sold-out, award-winning hit from last year's New York International Fringe Festival, Coping follows the aftermath of 25-year-old Connor’s suicide, as his friends and loved ones try to piece together the smoking remains of his life.  His girlfriend, Sarah, struggles with the guilt of inadvertently handing Connor the means to kill himself.  His sister, Jessica, attempts to control every detail of the funeral and punish anyone who questions her, while her girlfriend plays peacemaker.  His roommate, Lucas, wanders through life in a stoned haze to avoid the horror of what has happened. As each of them tries desperately to make things right, place blame, and confront their own battles with mental illness, they must find a way to come together and accept the unacceptable, or destroy the memory of the one person they all loved.

Rating: R (Contains strong language and very intense subject matter)

12 performances
July 19 - August 5, 2017