2016/17 Season

A Lie of the Mind Key Art

A Lie of the Mind

Filled with enormous vitality and humor, Sam Shepard’s savage masterwork examines the destinies of two families, linked by marriage but set apart by jealousy and distrust, to probe into the human heart and the destructiveness it can engender.

Mockingbird Key Art


Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird explores a young autistic girl’s emotional journey through grief and healing in the wake of tragedy.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Key Art

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Feuding fairy royalty, itinerant actors and ill-fated lovers meet in an enchanted moonlit forest on a warm summer night and prove the course of true love is anything but smooth.

Escape from Happiness

This ferociously dark comedy follows the idiosyncratic members of a very broken family who refuse to surrender to neighborhood criminal elements and would-be crooked cops.

Side Show Key Art

Side Show

Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, this dazzling musical follows their heartwarming search for love and acceptance under the harsh spotlight of fame.

Romeo and Juliet Key Art

Romeo and Juliet

Revenge, passion and a secret marriage lead to a harrowing end for the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers.

Magnolia Key Art


Set during the beginning of Atlanta’s desegregation in 1963, a free-spirited heiress returns from abroad to find her family’s beloved estate on the brink of ruin.

Middletown Key Art


When a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of Middletown’s inhabitants intersect in strange and compelling ways.

Uncle Vanya artwork

Uncle Vanya

The return of Uncle Vanya’s brother-in-law with his beautiful second wife unlocks hidden passions as the entire family is turned upside down.

Angels in America artwork

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece follows a gay man abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus and a closeted Mormon lawyer’s stalling marriage to his pill-popping wife.

Antigone X artwork

Antigone X

Thebes is now a ruin surrounded by refugee camps. Police violence, terrorists and demagogues abound. Who will dare to defy unjust laws and follow the higher law of love and decency?

The Rivals artwork

The Rivals

A timeless tale of mistaken identity and romance told with unconventional wit and filled with extravagant characters, exuberant energy and numerous farcical devices.

The Kentucky Cycle artwork

The Kentucky Cycle

Spanning two centuries, from 1775 to 1975, this mesmerizing epic is the story of three families — Black, White and Native American — whose lives are irrevocably intertwined.

Evita artwork


Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s modern masterpiece tells the unforgettable true story of the passionate, complex and controversial Argentine First Lady Eva Perón.

New Works Festival Year 2 artwork

New Works Festival Year 2

A workshop of diverse new works by the School of Dramatic Arts’ second-year MFA Dramatic Writing students.

Mr. Burns artwork

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

In a post-apocalyptic world, a mismatched group of survivors band together to try to recount the heroic fable of youth and innocence triumphing over evil — Bart Simpson’s epic battle against Sideshow Bob in the “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons.

Spring Awakening artwork

Spring Awakening

The source for the Broadway musical, Frank Wedekind’s play follows the dawning sexual awakening of a group of teenagers in a classic work that launched 20th Century avant-garde theatre.

New Works Festival Year 3 artwork

New Works Festival Year 3

Plays by the graduating playwrights of the MFA Dramatic Writing program, presented as staged readings with professional actors and directors.