Laughter on the 23rd Floor
by Neil Simon
Directed by Lester Colodny
September 14 – 30, 2012
Playwright Neil Simon got his irst big break in the early ’50s as a staff writer on Sid Caesar’s fabled television series Your Show of Shows, and this comedy takes a fictionalized look at the backstage chaos that went into producing one of the landmarks of television’s golden age.
“Old style comedy: fast and furious.” — The Wall Street Journal
“One of [Simon's] funniest…Comedy, comedy all the way.” — Newsweek
The Woman In Black
by Stephen Mallatratt
Directed by Richard Mancini
Nov. 23 – Dec. 9, 2012
A lawyer hires an actor to help him recount to family and friends the disturbing story of what transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black… a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. And anyone who sees her… dies. The lawyer and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night, and what emerges is a classic Victorian thriller that truly deines the genre.
“A real theatrical spine chiller…A truly nerve shredding experience.” — The Daily Mail
“A gripping tale, grippingly told.” — The Financial Times
by David Lindsay Abaire
Directed by Brian Michael Riley
February 1 – 17, 2013
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Nominated for several Tony awards and Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.
“… a painstakingly beautiful, dramatically resourceful, exquisitely human new play.” — BackStage
Mr. Pim Passes By
by A. A. Milne
Director: Ruth Anne Baumgartner
April 12 – 28, 2013
A.A. Milne is known primarily for Winnie the Pooh – but he was also a very successful playwright for grownups in the early 20th century, produced as often as colleagues J.M. Barrie and Noel Coward. We’re so excited to debut one of his most beloved plays, Mr. Pim Passes By, directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner – a rare opportunity to catch one of theatre’s “hidden” gem that earns rave reviews when it is produced.
“one of the best plays in modern drama with tremendous implications — a whole philosophy of life and love.” — The Times of London
by Peter Morgan
Directed by Bob Johnson
June 7 – 23, 2013
Riveting, funny, thought-provoking – and historical – the plot revolves around British talk-show host David Frost, who has become a lowbrow laughing-stock – and Richard M. Nixon, who has resigned the United States presidency in disgrace. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract a public apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation’s eyes. Both men are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll.
“…a prize ight between two starkly ambitious men in professional crisis, Frost / Nixon makes it clear that the competitor who controls the camera reaps the spoils.” — NY Times.