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2019-2020 / 54th Season / Main Stage

Into the Breeches

The show must go on!

“A gem of a play, one of the sweetest nights of theater you’re likely to see…a wonderful cast of characters…a lot of magical moments in this not-to-be-missed show.” –The Providence Journal

by George Brant
September 10-14 and 17-21 at 7:30 p.m.
September 15 & 22 at 2 p.m.
Classic Comedy
Subscription Show #1

1942. The theatre’s director and leading men are off at war overseas. Determined to press on, the ladies at the home front set out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henry V, assembling an enthusiastic yet amateur team. Will their production be a victory? Or will it be a target of disinterest and rotten tomatoes? Together they are determined that the show must go on! A hilarious and heartwarming comedy about the singular way art and community reveal our boldest selves even in the darkest times.

Recommended for ages 12+

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Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express

“We see the truth from within, not without.”–Hercule Poirot

“It’s a lithe, pared-down, forward-rushing two hours, a glittering entertainment with just enough serious points to send you home thoughtful.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

By Ken Ludwig
Based on the novel by Agatha Christie
October 22-26 and October 29-November 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
October 27 & November 3, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Classic Mystery | Regional Premiere
Subscription Show #2

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! A luxury train struggles westward from Istanbul, getting stuck in the snow somewhere near Belgrade, when something terrible happens. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on board and takes up the case — one that challenged every value he holds as a lawman. With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Monsieur Poirot, n’est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold on to your passport for a thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!

Appropriate for all ages.

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A Christmas Carol--A Ghost Story for Christmas

Adapted from Charles Dickens by Michael Wilson
Directed by Peppy Biddy
December 3-22, 2019
Holiday Classic | Season Extra

New Stage Theatre returns with a holiday tradition! Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy man, rich in money and poor in spirit. He’s locked his solitary heart into a cashbox and forgotten where he’s put the key. Haunted by specters and visited by spirits of his past, present, and future, he journeys from the painful losses of his youth to the human kindness and deep joy of a glorious Christmas morning. Dicken’s classic tale reawakens the true spirit of Christmas in a heart-stirring Carol of profound beauty and redemption.

Season ticket subscribers can purchase discounted tickets for this show and have early access to tickets!

Appropriate for all ages.

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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

The world’s biggest little hero

How do you spell magical? M-A-T-I-L-D-A. One of the most bewitching musicals in recent memory.” – Bay Area News Group

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Directed by Sharon Miles
January 28-February 9, 2020
Children’s Musical | Season Extra

The inspiring story of an extraordinary girl comes to life in Matilda the Musical. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda is the story of the courageous little girl with an unbounded imagination who proves that despite the odds, you can do anything you put your mind to—and change your destiny. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by this Broadway hit and winner of 16 Best Musical awards!

Season ticket subscribers can purchase discounted tickets for this show and early access to tickets!

Appropriate for all ages.

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The play America needs right now

Pipeline is an emotionally harrowing, ethically ambiguous drama that raises barbed questions about class, race, parental duty, and the state of American education.” – Variety

By Dominique Morisseau
March 10-14 and 17-21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
March 15 & 22, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Contemporary Drama | Regional Premiere
Subscription Show #3

Recently featured on Live from Lincoln Center on PBS, Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau presents an urgent conversation about the state of the American education system presented against a backdrop of landmark African-American literature. Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

Recommended for ages 14+

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.

“…just terrific…a profoundly moving play about adolescence, fractured families, mathematics, colors, and lights…dazzling.” – Independent (London)

By Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
April 21–25 and April 28-May 2, 2020 7:30 p.m.
April 26 & May 3, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Drama/Mystery | Tony Award-winning Best Play
Subscription Show #4

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is on a mission. After the untimely death of his neighbor’s dog, the brilliant but unique boy is compelled to investigate the crime. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel is brought to life

Recommended for ages 13+

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Giving the nation a new syncopation

“It is a gorgeous spectacle that nevertheless manages a look of simplicity. It packs enough entertainment value and hews closely enough to E.L. Doctorow’s novel to be the sort of show that will reach audiences from the same diverse social strata as its characters.” – CurtainUp

Book by Terrence McNally; Music by Stephen Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
June 2-6 and June 9-13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
June 7 & 14, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Award-winning Musical
Subscription Show #5

A deeply moving musical, Ragtime is a powerful story about immigrants and the fight for the American soul in the early twentieth century. Featuring a Tony Award-winning score and book, Ragtime follows three families in pursuit of the American dream. Based on one of the most successful novels of its era, E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime paints a portrait of the people who built this country with the hopes for a brighter tomorrow.

Recommended for ages 11+

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