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Mothers and Sons

Jan 19 – Feb 12 2017



Written by Terrence McNally

2014 Tony Award Nominated Best Play
2014 Drama League Nominated Outstanding Play

By turns smartly funny and powerfully resonant, this latest play from acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Corpus Christi, Master Class) portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.

“Terrence McNally is a probing and enduring dramatist. A resonant elegy for a ravaged generation, MOTHERS AND SONS wears its significance defiantly.” — The New York Times

“Eloquent, exceptionally timely and intensely resonant. A moving reflection on a changed America.” — The Chicago Tribune

“A masterpiece. Terrence McNally is one of the greatest contemporary playwrights the theatre world has yet produced. MOTHERS AND SONS is profound. Heartbreaking. Triumphant.” — The New York Observer

Runtime: 90 minutes without intermission.


Adults – $37.50

Seniors – $33 – 65+

Students – $17 – with valid school ID



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The Little Match Girl Passion

Dec 11 – Dec 22 2016

Composed by David Lang, 2008

Based on The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson

Modeled after Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion, The Little Match Girl Passion is a modern, minimalist retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic winter fairy tale. With only matches to keep her warm, a poor young girl, afraid to go home to her abusive father, takes shelter in an alley on a cold winter night. As she strikes each match, wonderful visions appear: when the last match is struck, the girl learns that the end of her suffering – and her life – is near. Featuring four of Seattle’s most critically acclaimed voices and the lyrical, hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, our production of David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterpiece is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance.

“The piece is at once an understated narrative and an ethereal meditation.” – The New York Times

“David Lang’s retelling of Hans Andersen’s fairy tale is an entrancingly beautiful piece.” – The Guardian

“Minimalist in form and quasi-medieval in its sublime austerity.” – The Los Angeles Times



Sunday Dec. 11, 7:30pm

Monday, Dec. 12, 7:30pm

Monday, Dec. 19, 7:30pm

Thursday, Dec. 22, 10:30pm

*Run time = 60 miinutes

Tickets: $30


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Peter and the Starcatcher

Nov 17 – Dec 30 2016

Extended through Tuesday, 12/30!

By Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

2012 Winner of Five Tony Awards
2012 Nominee of Ten Tony Awards, including Best Play

When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to protect a precious cargo. In this Tony Award-winning, magical and hilarious play with music, a dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters.  Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to finally reveal the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, their piratical nemesis, Captain Hook – and a far-off place known as Neverland.

“The most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!”The New York Times

“Charming and inventive…Peter and the Starcatcher is the gold standard!” – The New York Post

“Miraculous.  Spectacle, wit and joy spill out of this production like treasure from a magic pocket.” – New York Magazine

Production Run

November 17 – December 30, 2016

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.

*Run time – 2hrs. 15 mins | 1 intermission


Adults – $39.50

Seniors – $35 – 65+

Students – $19 – with valid school ID

Note: Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for all ages.




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Sep 22 – Oct 23 2016


By Henrik Ibsen

Adaptation by Richard Eyre

Directed by Mathew Wright

Illuminated with fresh poetry and dark humor in a stunning new adaptation from acclaimed British director Richard Eyre, Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS was seen as a scandalous work when it was first performed in 1892. The story follows widow Helene Alving as she tries to start her life anew after the death of her philandering husband. She is determined that her son will not follow his father’s footsteps, but when Oswald returns from France, she discovers that she may be too late.


Adults – $37.50

Seniors – $33 – 65+

Students – $17 – with valid school ID

**Ghosts is presented in the round.  To accommodate seating on all sides a northside seating section has been created. This section consists of three raked rows with a small aisle in the center.  Seating in this section is not reserved as there was not time to build this into our ticketing system, however: northside seats are the best in the house.  To choose seats in the northside section, choose that option from the ticketing list for GHOSTS and enter in the number of seats you require.  

*this production runs 80 minutes with no intermission.

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