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THE PLAYS

Plays, dates, prices, & artists subject to change.

 

Death of a Salesman

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Brian McEleney

September 28th – November 26th

This classic tale of the perilously high cost of the American Dream explodes with poignancy and relevance. Willy Loman desperately craves success for himself and his sons, but stark reality cannot live up to his dreams. The wall of delusions he has constructed quietly crumbles around him while a devastated and demoralized man searches in vain for a hidden path to greatness. Death of a Salesman is a Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece that everyone should see performed live. “By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater.” —New York Times

Skeleton Crew

By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene

October 1st – November 22nd

In Detroit, as the Great Recession begins, a makeshift family of four factory workers toil as their industry flirts with failure. With their future uncertain, Faye, Shanita, Dez, and foreman Reggie must decide how they will balance their own desires, their loyalty to one another, and their survival. More than a half century after Willy Loman struggled for success, this fresh, off-Broadway play shows us that the quest for the American Dream endures. “Morisseau has heart… Her roughedged dialogue even has a touch of the street poet.” —Variety

Into the Breeches!

By George Brant

Directed by Taibi Magar

January 25 – February 25, 2018

Providence, 1942: Oberon Play House’s director and leading men are off at war. Determined to press on, the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henry V, assembling an increasingly unexpected team united in desire, if not actual theater experience. Together they deliver a delightful celebration of collaboration and persistence when the show must go on! A surprisingly modern and moving comedy about the singular way art and community reveal our boldest selves even in the darkest times.

 

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens with original music by Richard Cumming

November 9 – December 31, 2017

Directed by Angela Brazil and Stephen Thorne
Featuring Joe Wilson, Jr. as Ebenezer Scrooge

Celebrating 40 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.

 

Othello

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Whitney White

February 15 – March 18, 2018

Friendship and betrayal, love and jealousy. Once Othello’s most trusted confidante, Iago’s envy-fueled passions unleash a betrayal with catastrophic results for Othello and his beloved bride Desdemona. Shakespeare’s profound tragedy is an enduring story of race, love, envy, and repentance. This strippeddown retelling is the portrait of an unraveling mind amid a society engulfing and destroying its very best.

Native Gardens

By Karen Zacarias • Director TBA

April 5 – May 6, 2018

Pablo and Tania are new to the neighborhood. Virginia and Frank have been fixtures in the area for decades. They all agree that the chain link fence separating their yards has got to go! A quick replacement with a stately wooden fence will arrive just in time to impress both Pablo’s bosses and the judges viewing Frank’s elaborate English garden. Everyone starts off on the right foot, but when the truth about that old fence is revealed and Tania’s vision of native plants and wild flowers doesn’t align with Frank’s pesticide-dependent masterpiece, a sparkling comedy of good intentions and bad manners blooms.

Ragtime

April 26 – May 27, 2018

Book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Based on the novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow • Directed by Curt Columbus Based on the celebrated novel, the Tony Award-winning Ragtime reflects America at the turn of the 20th century — where optimism and possibility are as prevalent as burgeoning racial and social volatility. The lives of an upper-class white mother, a Jewish immigrant, and a bold African American musician from Harlem intersect in ways that profoundly affect their families’ fates. A passionate, vibrant, Tony Award-winning score heightens the tenderness and tension that infuses these characters’ lives.

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