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Paradise Blue

July 22 - August 2 Main Stage
2015 Season

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

WORLD PREMIERE (2012 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner) Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs Tony Award-nominee De'Adre Aziza, Golden Globe-nominee Blair Underwood, and Andre Holland  in the world premiere of a bracing and charged drama from Dominique Morisseau. Blue (Underwood), a gifted trumpeter, contemplates selling his once-vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood to shake free the demons of... Read More

True West

July 15 - July 26 Main Stage
2009 Season

Author: Shepard, Sam
Director: Goldstein, Daniel
Former Boris Sagal Directing Fellow Daniel Goldstein directs this play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard about squabbling siblings. This modern classic is an explosive exploration of family rivalry as two very different brothers attempt to sell Hollywood their version of the great American Western.

Blithe Spirit

July 18 - July 29 Main Stage
2007 Season

Author: Coward, Noel
Director: Mileaf, Maria
Coward's beloved comedy tells of novelist Charles Condomine, a widower, who invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati to give a seance as research for a novel he is working on. Madame Arcati conjures the spirit of Charles' first wife, the selfish and spoiled Elvira who is increasingly desperate in her efforts to disrupt Charles' current marriage.

Herringbone

June 14 - June 24 Center Stage
2007 Season

Author: Cone, Tom
Director: Rees, Roger
Tony-award winner B.D. Wong stars in this one-man musical that recounts the childhood of vaudeville wunderkind George after he is possessed by the angry spirit of a toe-tapping midget. This unconventional work deals with the exploitation of child stars and the drive to perform.

Double Double

August 16 - August 27 Main Stage
2006 Season

Author: Rees, Roger & Elice, Rick
Director: Rees, Roger
"A complex, plot-driven variety of crime play in which the puzzle is paramount, clues are provided from which the solution may be deduced, and accompanied, if successful, by a final plot twist which leaves the audience stunned." That's how the Oxford English Dictionary describes the "whodunit." The London Times describes DOUBLE DOUBLE as "a classic of whodunitry and a glossy... Read More

Anything Goes

July 5 - July 16 Main Stage
2006 Season

Author: Porter, Cole
Director: Rees, Roger
"Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Chopin, Verdi, Strauss and Francis Scott Key could have marched into the room for all I cared. I still wouldn't have looked up." That's what Russell Crouse said after Cole Porter first played him the score of Anything Goes. He and his collaborator, Howard Lindsay, then concocted a merry musical mix of mayhem and... Read More

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