Join us for the East Bay premiere of a foot-stomping bluegrass musical, a beloved holiday tale as a radio show, a fresh-from- Broadway comedy/drama about one family’s coming to terms with aging, the Bay Area premiere of the rest of the LBJ story, and a joyous gospel musical.
Written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Directed by Marilyn Langbehn
Music direction by Sheela Ramesh
Choreography by Allison Paraiso-Silicani
This five-time Tony-nominated musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption, inspired by a real event, and set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the ’20s and ’40s. Featuring an energetic and unique bluegrass score and propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and powerfully moving performances.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE:
A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Adapted by Joe Landry
Directed by David Bogdonoff
Nov 29 – Dec 15
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds
By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Mike Reynolds
Gladys, the elderly matriarch of the Green family, has run an art gallery
in a small Greenwich Village hotel for many years. The management wants to replace her less-than-thriving gallery with a coffee shop. Always
irascible but now increasingly erratic, Gladys is a cause of concern to her
daughter, her son-in-law, and her grandson, from whose point of view
this poignant memory play is told. A hilarious and heartrending look at
the effect of old age on a family.
THE GREAT SOCIETY
by Robert Schenkkan
directed by Marilyn Langben
with John Hale returning in the role of LBJ
May 1-17, 2020
While President Johnson fights a “war on poverty” at home, his war in Vietnam begins to spiral out of control. Besieged by political enemies, Johnson desperately fights to pass civil rights legislation and some of the most important social programs in American history, even as the country turns against him and descends into chaos.
By Regina Taylor
Adapted from the book by
Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry
Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway
July 10–August 9, 2020
When Brooklyn-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats. This jubilant musical fuses Gospel music, hip-hop, and rich storytelling with abundant “hattitude” in this rousing coming-of-age tale.
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