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THIS DAY FORWARD
By Nicky Silver
Directed by Mark Brokaw
November 3 – December 18, 2016
Martin thinks he has just married the girl of his dreams, but when Irene makes a surprising confession in their honeymoon suite, all their well-made plans fall apart. Nearly 50 years later, Irene’s children wrestle with their past, and a mother whose secrets are quickly fading along with her memory. From the inimitable playwright who gave us THE LYONS, PTERODACTYLS, and THE FOOD CHAIN comes an unforgettable play about love and marriage and everything in between.
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Book and lyrics by Greg Pierce Music by John Kander
Story by John Kander and Greg Pierce
Directed by Liesl Tommy
February 1 – March 19, 2017
KID VICTORY, a hauntingly mesmerizing new musical, is the latest collaboration from the creators of Vineyard Theatre’s THE LANDING, composer John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (SLOWGIRL, HER REQUIEM). Seventeen-year-old Luke returns to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. As his friendship grows with the town misfit, Emily, his parents realize that in order to truly find their son, they must confront some unnerving truths about his disappearance. Directed by Liesl Tommy (Broadway’s ECLIPSED, recipient of The Vineyard’s Susan Stroman Directing Award) in her Vineyard debut, KID VICTORY is a riveting original musical about breaking out and breaking through. KID VICTORY is a co-production with Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
NEW YORK PREMIERE
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?
By Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Peter DuBois
May – June 2017
It’s Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She’s drowning in debt, may be falling for her sugar daddy, and is on the run from her date who has threatened to kill her. When she meets Graham and Tanya, a door opens, for all of them… but is what’s beyond a treat or a trick? Hailed by Variety as a “genius,” two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo (The Vineyard’s AFTER ASHLEY; BECKY SHAW; RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN) brings her unforgettable dark humor to this sharp and timely story of complicated lost souls grappling with the costs of love, money, and the American Dream.
FALL READING SERIES – MEMBERS ONLY
by Boo Killebrew — 2015 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Winner
directed by Lee Sunday Evans — 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award Winner
September 13, 2016
Spanning decades, from the Civil Rights Era to the early 1990s, this new Southern Gothic tale follows a genteel Mississippi family’s unraveling in the midst of societal change. Boo Killebrew’s devastating and compelling new play is set in her home state and examines a legacy of privilege that is as lurid as it is based in truth.
LAURA AND THE SEA
by Kate Tarker
directed by Dustin Wills
September 19, 2016
It’s company outing day, and Laura, one of the top travel agents of her generation, is having the best/worst day of her life. So much so that she decides to end it all. Afterwards, her colleagues try to piece things together on a memorial blog, but how do you mourn someone you didn’t know that well? A comedy about depression, or: a treatise on travel agents who don’t travel.
NOSTALGIA IS A MILD FORM OF GRIEF
by Jerry Lieblich
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
September 21, 2016
Katie, a young photographer, comes home for a visit with her new boyfriend in tow. As her Mom shares baby photos, Katie gets sucked into a past she has tried hard to push away. A time-jumping journey through the wormholes of memory, family history, and time itself.
Plus, our Developmental Lab is still to be announced!
Members receive one ticket to each of our mainstage shows, free invitations to our Developmental Lab and our new Reading Series, invitations to additional special events during the season, as well as discounts and offers at local restaurants.