2017/18 Season


The Valley

by Joan MacLeod
Oct.-Nov. 2017

 

Directed by Heather Roberts


Inspired by an event in British Columbia that shattered the public’s confidence in the police – The Valley dramatizes the volatile relationship between law enforcement and people in the grip of mental illness. In addressing this fraught relationship, award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod empathizes with both parties, each of whom is guided by good intentions but equally challenged by their own cultural biases and flawed humanity.

Breaking the Code

by Hugh Whitemore
Feb.-Mar. 2018

 

Directed by Randy Pryce

This exceptional biographical drama explores the life of a man who broke too many codes: the eccentric genius Alan Turing who played a major role in winning the World War II; he broke the complex German code called Enigma, enabling allied forces to foresee German maneuvers. Since his work was classified top secret for years after the war, no one knew how much was owed to him when he was put on trial for breaking another code the taboo against homosexuality. Turing, who was also the first to conceive of computers, was convicted of the criminal act of homosexuality and sentenced to undergo hormone treatments which left him physically and mentally debilitated. He died a suicide, forgotten and alone. This play is about who he was, what happened to him and why.

God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
May-Jun. 2018

 

Directed by Mario D'Alimonte

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

 

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