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Click the links at left to explore more about our Main Stage, Lab Theatre and Center for Performance Experiment seasons!

Center for Performance Experiment

October 26 - November 4, 2017
Top Girls
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

8pm October 26-29  |  8pm October 31 - November 4

Esteemed British playwright Caryl Churchill’s Obie-winning Top Girls is a witty and thought-provoking look at the sacrifices women make to achieve success in a male-dominated world.  Churchill begins her inventive script with a surreal dinner party in which a young businesswoman, Marlene, celebrates her recent work promotion with a group of barrier-breaking females from across the ages.  Once the party ends, however, we’re witness to the devastating personal cost of Marlene’s ascension up the corporate ladder, both to her family and herself. 

“A blistering yet sympathetic look at women who achieve success by adopting the worst traits of self-made men… Truly original.” — The New York Times


Lab Theatre

November 9-12, 2017
SPEECH & DEBATE
Written by Stephen Karam
Directed by Marybeth Gorman Craig

In this critically acclaimed dark comedy by playwright Stephen Karam (author of 2016 Best Play Tony-winner The Humans), three high school misfits find connection as they plot to expose a teacher who preys on his male students.  In the process, they must contend with their own secrets and insecurities to discover the power of their voices. 

“Flat-out funny…Karam has an outstanding ear for how young people talk.” — Associated Press 

Speech & Debate contains adult themes and is not appropriate for children.