Climate Change. #MeToo. Black Lives Matter. The 1%. Police Brutality. Gender Inequality. Political Divide... Our world is in crisis and we need to talk about Power and Privilege. Join the challenging, inspiring, and life-affirming conversations with TheatreLAB for Season 7: POWER & PRIVILEGE --

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ADMISSIONS [closed September 28]
by Joshua Harmon
Direction by Deejay Gray
September 12 – September 28


Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s Headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results. A new play from Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews, Significant Other) that explores the ideals and contradictions of Liberal White America. Winner of the 2018 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play!

URINETOWN [closed December 28]
Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book by Greg Kotis
Direction by Matt Polson

Music Direction by Travis West
Choreography by Nicole Morris-Anastasi
November 21 - December 28

A side-splitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.


THE REVOLUTIONISTS 
by Lauren Gunderson
Direction by Chelsea Burke
February 27 – March 21

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It's a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.


DUTCHMAN 
by LeRoi Jones [Amiri Baraka]
Direction by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
May 14 – June 6

Dutchman is an emotionally charged and highly symbolic version of the Adam and Eve story, wherein a naive bourgeois black man is met by a calculating white seductress, who is coldly preparing for her next victim. The emotionally taut, intellectual verbal fencing between Clay (the black Adam) and Lula (a white Eve) spirals irrevocably to the symbolic act of violence that will apparently repeat itself over and over again. When LeRoi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) wrote this controversial play in 1964, it was a sensation and it remains a ritual drama that has a sociological purpose: to galvanize his audience into revolutionary action. Winner of the 1964 Obie Award for Best American Play.


-SUMMER 2020-

PUFFS: or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic
by Matt Cox 
Direction by Katrinah Carol Lewis

For seven years, a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along.”


BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Book by Alex Timbers
Direction by Maggie Roop
Music Direction by John-Stuart Fauquet

Associate Music Direction by Marissa Resmini
 
Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States – who cares if he didn't have permission? Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson creators Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers cook up an alternate universe (and draw parallels to today's political/populist landscape) with their musical about the seventh U.S. president. It also asks the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him? What if he's really, really hot? With a raucous blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson encourages breaking the fourth wall, audience participation, and rocking the F&%$ out! [Co-produced by 5th Wall Theatre]

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