Better Late by Larry Gelbart
February 26, 2018
Composer Lee Baer is forced by his wife, Nora, to take in her ex-husband, Julian, after a recent stroke. Tension builds between the two as Julian makes it more and more difficult for Lee to get any songs written. All the while family and relationship dynamics are tested when Julian and Nora's son, Billy, reveals that he is going through a divorce of his own. How long will Julian stay and how long will it take until Lee cracks?
The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez
March 19, 2018
April, 1865. The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning home, and in Jewish homes, Passover is being celebrated. Caleb DeLeon, a young Confederate office, finds his family's home in ruins and abandoned, save for two former slaves, Simon and John. As the three men wait for signs of life to return to the city, deep-buried secrets from the past refuse to be hidden as the play comes to its shocking climax.
Breaking Legs by Tom Dulack
April 23, 2018
In an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster, his daughter's former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he's written about a murder. The three main Mafiosi are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright, who is delighted to have the family's support until he discovers that his backers are gangsters. Murder and menace are served up with plenty of pasta and laughter.
November Script in Hand — Title TBA
November 5, 2018
December Script in Hand — Title TBA
December 17, 2018
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Script in Hand Header Photo: Maria Tucci, Matthew Amendt, David Margulies, Lenny Wolpe, Nicole Lowrance, Frances Sternhagen in Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Photo by Dave Matlow.