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2018-2019 / 53rd Season / Main Stage


Worst. Baby Shower. EVER.

By Topher Payne
September 11-23, 2018

New Southern Comedy
Subscription Show

Nine women with secrets. A case of champagne. One unforgettable baby shower. Mississippian Topher Payne’s new razor-sharp comedy introduces us to the idyllic neighborhood of Morningside in Atlanta, Georgia. Brought to our stage thanks to our Mississippi Plays Series readings, this hilarious spin on modern motherhood will have you laughing, crying, and glad you paid a visit to Morningside.

Recommended for ages 16+

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Diary of Anne Frank

A single voice can pierce the darkness.

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

October 23 – November 4, 2018

Classic Drama
Subscription Show

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, bright young girl whose words strike at the very heart of human hope, “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”

Recommended for ages 12+

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A Christmas Carol

A New Look at the Classic Tale
adapted by Michael Wilson

December 1, 6-8, 12-15, and 18 – 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM
December 2, 9, and 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Holiday Classic
Non-Subscription Show

New Stage Theatre returns to a holiday tradition with a brand new production!
Season ticket subscribers can purchase discounted tickets for this show!

Appropriate for ages 8+

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Hell in High Water

Heed the River’s song.                  

By Marcus Gardley
January 29-February 10, 2019

Mississippi Play with Music
Subscription Show

Hell in High Water relives the account of the Great Flood of 1927. Set in Greenville Mississippi, this story follows the social, economic, and political realities of an entire city of people who are subject to the powerful will of the Mississippi River. Fathers and sons are pitted against each other in this stunning true story of courage and cowardice; power and poverty; life and survival. With music that seeps into your bones and flow through your spirit, Hell in High Water weaves a visual and auditory masterpiece that must be seen to be believed.

Recommended for ages 12+

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Sweet Potato Queens

Do what makes your heart sing!

by Jill Connor Browne
March 13 – 24, 2019

A New Musical
Non-Subscription Show

Based on the wildly-successful books by Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queens is a high-powered musical that tells the story of Jill and her closest friends and how they learn to grab life by the horns and live it on their terms.
Season ticket subscribers can purchase discounted tickets for this show!

Appropriate for ages 18+

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American made…it’s more than just a job.

By Lynn Nottage
April 23-May 5, 2019

2017 Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama
Subscription Show

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who work together on the factory floor and have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Recommended for ages 16+

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Bright Star

 Every true story carries a secret untold.

Music, Book, & Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics, & Story by Edie Brickell

May 28 – June 9, 2019

Bluegrass Musical
Subscription Show

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated blue-grass score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. The arrival of a young soldier just home from World War II, sets Alice Murphy on a journey to understand her past; what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daring and hopeful.

Recommended for ages 13+

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