2018-19 Season

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Welcome to CCCT’s 59th season!

Bay Area Premiere
Book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione
Music by Jay Kuo
September 21 through October 21

 

Directed by Lily Tung Crystal
Music direction by Kenji Higashihama
Choreography by Allison Paraiso

A new musical inspired by a true story, Allegiance follows the Kimura family, whose lives are upended after Pearl Harbor when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to abandon their homes and settle in war relocation camps. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, the Kimuras fight between duty and defiance, and as long-lost memories are unlocked, they find it is never too late to recognize the redemptive power of love.

 

By David Lindsay-Abaire
November 16 through December 9

Directed by Daren AC Carollo

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.

 

By Charlotte Jones
February 15 through March 10

Directed by Ken Sonkin

Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his father, James, a teacher and amateur beekeeper, he is forced to return to the family home in the English countryside. A play concerned with beekeeping and astrophysics imbued with heartbreak and wit, larger questions of the universe and smaller questions of family dynamics, Humble Boy has been called “a feast: a serious, moving, cerebral feast” (The Sunday Times).

 

By Robert Schenkkan
April 12 through May 5

Directed by Marilyn Langbehn

November 1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults LBJ into the presidency. This charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the passage of the Civil Rights Act—a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America—even as he campaigns for re-election in his own right. An enthralling look at the morality of power.

 

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
June 14 through July 21

Creative team to be announced

A modern retelling of The Little Mermaid told in joy-filled song and dance takes us to the Caribbean and the beloved fairy tale of a peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy, while the gods who rule the island make a bet with each other over which is stronger, death or love.