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Mark Lamos directs two Tony Award-winning plays in conversation about art:
making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it.

May 3 - 29
By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Mark Lamos

“A nonstop cross-fire of crackling language.”
- Newsweek 

What does your taste reveal about you? When Serge, a novice art collector proudly shows off a newly acquired painting, he imagines his friends will stand in awe. He thinks it “priceless.” They have a slightly different point of view. Blistering honesty extracts a high price In Yasmina Reza’s intelligent and witty Tony Award-winning comedy.


May 3 - 29
By John Logan
Directed by Mark Lamos

”Intense and exciting.”
- The New York Times 

"What do you see?” Mark Rothko paints. His assistant runs the errands. Each knows their place in the world. But when the famous abstract expressionist asks his young protégée a loaded question, it rearranges everything. This sizzling and intellectually riveting 90-minute drama offers a fascinating portrait of the search for visionary truth and the price you pay to be an artist. 

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Lucille Lortel Award Winner for Outstanding Solo Show

June 14 - July 2
By Jonathan Tolins

"A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true."
-The New Yorker

Did you know that a woman called Barbra has a mall in the basement of her Malibu mansion? Alex More does and he has a story to tell! As a struggling L.A. actor he finds himself with the odd job of her resident (read personal) shopkeeper. In this outrageous comedy, Alex takes you on a rollercoaster ride of fame and friendship at the outer reaches of American celebrity.

| The Invisible Hand
From the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of Broadway’s Disgraced

July 19 - Aug 6
By Ayad Akhtar
Directed by David Kennedy

A “tense, provocative thriller about the unholy nexus of international terrorism and big bucks.”
- The Seattle Times

His ransom is set at ten million dollars. When Nick Bright, an American futures trader, finds himself kidnapped and held hostage in Pakistan, he knows the only way to get home is to do what he does best: play the market like his life depends on it. As the financial bond between Nick and his captors grows so does their understanding of each other. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) thrills with this riveting and shockingly relevant new drama.

| What the Butler Saw
Another great comedy from Joe Orton (2013's Loot)

Aug 23 - Sept 10
By Joe Orton
Directed by John Tillinger

“Sophisticatedly silly... (Orton) is still cracking up the audience.”
- Los Angeles Times

Fallen trousers, a little blackmail, and a lot of sexual innuendo abound in this anarchic romp of hysterically silly proportions. Dr. Prentice is married to a nymphomaniac. When caught by his wife interviewing an attractive new secretary, he hides her in the office. Unbeknownst to him, Mrs. Prentice is being seduced and blackmailed by a lusty bellhop who wants the same position. Throw in a government inspector, cross-dressing, and slamming doors, and the laughs keep coming in this relentlessly funny comedy.

A fresh take on one of the greatest musicals in the American canon

October 4 - 22
Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Directed by Mark Lamos
Orchestrations by Steve Orich
Originally staged by Moss Hart
Based on The Once & Future King, by T.H. White

“The best ‘Camelot’ I’ve seen, hands down.”
- Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

Be transported to Arthur’s Camelot in this novel version of the classic by Lerner and Loewe (My Fair Lady). Filled with youth and energy, the iconic love story of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot comes to life with a ravishing score that will surprise you in its depth and breadth. See the show again for the first time in this revelatory and soaring production that is sure to be an audience delight!


All titles, dates & artists subject to change.

Photo: Rebekah Brockman & Rusty Ross (The Liar). Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Header Photo: Karen Akers & Darius de Haas (Sing For Your Shakespeare). Photo by Carol Rosegg.