2017-2018 Mainstage Series

A Piece of My Heart

There have been a number of plays dealing with Vietnam, but none with the direct, emotional impact of Ms. Lauro's work.

-The New York Times 

NOV 2017 | 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30 PM
Sundays | 2 PM

BY SHIRLEY LAURO

 

RENT

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

JAN 2018 | 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
FEB 2018 | 2, 3

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30 PM
Sundays | 2 PM

MUSIC AND LYRICS JONATHAN LARSON

 

Superior Donuts

…a soulful play, full of humor and humanity…drawn with deep affection.

—Variety

 

[Letts] never fails to impress and surprise with his finely wrought characters and sharp dialogue…a wonderfully affecting look at a vanishing world and the healing power of friendship.

—CurtainUp. 

 

MAR 2018 | 30, 31
APR 2018 | 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30 PM
Sundays | 2 PM

BY TRACY LETTS

 

 

Sex, Sin and the CIA

Rib splittingly funny. A complex and hilariously funny plot. The Parkers are masters at this style of theatre.

 Englewood Sun Hearald

MAY 2018 | 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30 PM
Sundays | 2 PM

BY MICHAEL PARKER AND SUSAN PARKER

 


 

Family Theatre Series

 

The Lions King JR

The African savannah comes to life on the Rhode Center stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.

SEP 2017 | 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Fridays | 7:30 PM
Saturdays | 3 PM and 7:30 PM
Sundays | 3 PM

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ELTON JOHN AND TIM RICE | BOOK BY ROGER ALLERS AND IRENE MECCI

 

Ramona Quimby

Unpredictable. Exasperating. Boisterous and independent. That's Ramona Quimby for you. Based on the best-selling books by Beverly Cleary and dramatized for the stage by Obie Award-winning playwright Len Jenkin.

DEC 2017 | 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

Fridays | 7:30 PM
Saturdays | 3 PM and 7:30 PM
Sundays | 3 PM

DRAMATIZED BY LEN JENKIN | BASED ON THE BOOKS BY BEVERLY CLEARLY

 


 

Stage Noir Series

Haunted Tours

OCT 2017 | 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30 PM
Sundays | 2 PM

GUIDED TOURS IN HISTORIC THEATER

 

ED tackles the topic of eating disorders through the lens of a group of young girls in treatment, especially 15-year-old Spencer, who faces her demons through her passion for writing. 

 

JAN 2018 | 5, 6, 7

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30 PM
Sundays | 2 PM

BY SAGE HOLLOWAY

 

 

The Laramie Project

"A pioneering work of theatrical reportage and a powerful stage event."

—Time Magazine

 

"Astonishing. Not since Angels in America has a play attempted so much: nothing less than an examination of the American psyche at the end of the millennium."

—Associated Press

APR 2018 | 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Fridays and Saturdays | 7:30 PM
Sundays | 2 PM

BY MOISES KAUFMAN