We are pleased to announce the following lineup for our 2017-2018 season. For tickets to any of these shows, or to purchase season tickets, please click here to contact us.

Blackbird
By David Harrower
March 10-26, 2017
Voices of the South, 1000 S. Cooper

  • Nominated, 2015 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
  • Nominated, 2015 Tony Award, Best Actor (Jeff Daniels)
  • Nominated, 2015 Tony Award, Best Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • Winner, 2007 Olivier Award, Best New Play

Memphis premiere. The story: Fifteen years ago, when Ray was 40 and Una was 12, they had an illegal and illicit sexual relationship. Ray went to prison, and after his release he moved away and changed his name. Now Una has tracked him down and comes to him for something, but what? Confrontation? Accusation? Reconciliation? As we follow them in real time, we hear differing versions of what happened. But is there only one truth? This searing, raw and intense play explores some of the deepest mysteries of the human heart.

Warning: Contains graphic discussions of sexual abuse. Not suitable for children.

 

Years to the Day
By Allen Barton
September 15-October 1, 2017

  • Nominated, 2013 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best Writing
  • Nominated, 2013 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best Lead Performance
  • Nominated, 2013 LA Weekly Awards, Best Writing
  • Nominated, 2013 LA Weekly Awards, Best Two-Person Performance
  • Selected, 2013 Ten Best Plays, LA Weekly Chief Drama Critic

Memphis premiere. The story: Two old friends who haven’t seen each other in several years meet in a coffee shop to catch up. Soon, as one surprise after another is revealed, the different paths they have chosen–and some that have been thrust upon them–lead them to question the strength of their friendship. In a play that is by turns savagely comic and gently nostalgic, Barton’s writing has been compared to that of George Bernard Shaw, David Mamet, Edward Albee, and Brett Easton Ellis.

Warning: This play contains very strong language. Not suitable for children.

 

The Nether
By Jennifer Haley
March 2-18, 2018 (dates tentative)

  • Winner, 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
  • Winner, 2013 Ovation Award, Featured Actor in a Play
  • Winner, 2013 Ovation Award, Featured Actress in a Play
  • Winner, 2013 Ovation Award, Best New Play
  • Nominated, 2015 Olivier Award for Best Play

Memphis premiere. The story: In a future that may be closer than we think, the Internet has evolved into The Nether, a virtual world where anything is possible. As society frays and planetary resources diminish, people spend more and more of their lives in The Nether. When horrific crimes are committed there, a young female detective has to find the truth. But in a virtual world where people can change their avatars like a suit of clothes, what is a crime? Is real-world crime prevented by The Nether, or encouraged? A blend of science fiction, true crime drama and personal discovery, The Nether explores the nature of reality when life’s most important events happen in an artificial world.

Warning: This play suggests, but does not show, gruesome acts of violence. Not suitable for children.

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