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2012 Symposium featuring WCP associate artistic director David Kennedy and The Year of Magical Thinking author Joan Didion.  Photo: Leslie Datsis.

Following the first Sunday matinee performance of each production, special guests take the stage to help place the production in context with illuminating insights about the world of the play.  The Playhouse hosts a wide range of guests, from noted playwrights to academic scholars, for discussions that provide an excellent opportunity to delve into the world of the play.

Each discussion is followed by an interactive dialogue with the audience.

All Symposium events are free and open to the public and will begin immediately following the 3pm performance.

The Sunday Symposium series continues in 2014.  Purchase your 2014 Season subscription today and guarantee five afternoons of Theater Worth Talking About!  

Upcoming 2014 Sunday Symposium Events

Sing for Your Shakespeare
A World Premiere Musical Event
Concieved by Wayne Barker, Mark Lamos and Deborah Grace Winer
Directed by Mark Lamos
Sunday, June 8
Sunday Symposium guest TBA

It’s hard to imagine the treasure trove of the American Songbook without the dazzling contributions of such greats as Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, or William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare? Come celebrate the immortal Bard and his impact on the American musical landscape in this world-premiere revue featuring some of your favorite songs from West Side Story; Kiss Me, Kate; and The Boys from Syracuse; along with the popular music of Duke Ellington, and so many more. Song, dance, and poetry await you in this bewitching musical evening.

Ingmar Bergman's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House
Translated into the English language by Frederick J. Marker and Lisa-Lone Marker
Directed by David Kennedy
Sunday, July 20
Sunday Symposium guest TBA

Nora has the perfect life, a happy home, and a healthy marriage. But when a mysterious man from her past appears, her idyllic world is suddenly turned upside down. A story of love, blackmail, and the little lies we tell, Nora is a sexy and stunning adaptation of one of Ibsen's most psychologically penetrating works.

Things We Do For Love
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by John Tillinger

Sunday, August 24
Sunday Symposium guest TBA

Love will make you crazy. In this uproarious comedy by Playhouse favorite Alan Ayckbourn, fastidious Barbara's orderly, but solitary world is thrown into chaos when the arrival of her longtime friend Nikki and her fiancé ignites unexpected and violent passions. Replete with trademark Ayckbourn touches, this wickedly funny play will have you questioning just how sane any of us really are when it comes to love.

Intimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage
Sunday, October 12
Sunday Symposium guest TBA

Each choice we make is a vital stitch in the ornately and delicately embroidered fabric of our lives. In her celebrated play Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage weaves an intricate tapestry of the joys, sorrows, tragedy, and triumph of a gifted but lonely African American seamstress in early Twentieth-Century Manhattan as she negotiates the choice between a love that is accepted and one that is true.

Past 2014 Sunday Symposium Events

A Song at Twilight

By Noël Coward
Directed by Mark Lamos

Sunday, May 4
Artistic and Management Associate Chad Kinsman, was joined by Barry Day (OBE), Editor of The Letters of Noël Coward, Trustee of the Noël Coward Foundation and actor Brian Murray, who portrays Hugo in the Playhouse production of A Song at Twilight.

In his long career, Sir Hugo Latymer has achieved more than most writers even dream of-money, fame, and a reputation beyond reproach. But his carefully constructed ivory tower is imperiled when a long-ago love threatens to shed a very public light into the most scandalous corner of his private past, a revelation that could bring it all tumbling down. In this exquisite battle of wits, playwright Noël Coward explores the nature of passion, the cruelty of love, and the price of the secrets we keep.


Symposium Transcript Archive
Click on the dates below for a PDF transcript

August 25, 2013 – Oblivion – David Kennedy & Playwright Carly Mensch

2013 Symposium featuring WCP associate artistic director David Kennedy and Oblivion Playwright Carly Mensch.  Photo: David Matlow.