2018-2019 Season

 

The Effect

September 5th to September 30th, 2018
by Lucy Prebble
UK Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play

Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. The Effect takes on our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama.


Sweat

October 17th to November 11th, 2018
by Lynn Nottage
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
 

 

The Wolves

November 28th to December 30th, 2018
by Sarah DeLappe
Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

A Co-production with UMKC Department of Theatre

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

 

Nomad Motel

January 23rd to February 17th, 2019
by Carla Ching
World Premiere

Hidden in plain sight in sunny suburban California, Alix lives in a tiny motel room with her mother and two brothers, scrambling to pay weekly rent. Mason lives alone in a grand, empty house while his father runs jobs for the Hong Kong mafia. When their support systems disappear, these two teenagers develop an unlikely friendship. As they struggle to outrun the mistakes of their parents, perhaps they can help each other navigate the road ahead.

 

The Humans

March 6th to March 31st, 2019

by Stephen Karam
Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play
Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Humans is a hopeful and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. It seems to be the quintessential family reunion: a group of people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears. But over the course of the evening, tensions begin to deepen and one by one, the lights in the apartment go out and increasingly unpleasant sounds arise from outside the apartment. Filled with equal parts humor and hurt, eerie things start to go bump in the night, and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

 

Bond

April 24th to May 19th, 2019
by Logan Black
World Premiere
In Collaboration with Mesner Puppet Theatre

2006 was one of the bloodiest years in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Iraqi society fractured and eventually devolved into sectarian violence, Saddam Hussein was executed and a young man with a yellow lab at his side found himself right in the middle of it all. In his one-man show, Logan Black tells the story of the bond created between K-9 and handler during his experiences as Specialized Search Dog Handler and the year he spent working with SSD Diego in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.