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A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. Taken from a website

July 7 – 23 2017  

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Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics, UNCANNY VALLEY charts the relationship between Claire, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a nonbiological human. As Julian is “born” a few body parts at a time over the course of the play, Claire teaches him how to be as human as possible. Taken from the website.

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Once upon a time, all of your favorite characters from the enchanted land of Fairy Tales, got tossed into a magical spin cycle of storytelling, where nothing is what you expect, and everything is as it seems.  Tons of wacky, magical silliness abounds, and there’s even a stinky cheese man, taboot!  This bunch of Almost Fairy Tales will warm you and your family’s insides in this re-envisioning of storytelling, told through a bunch of cheese, and some other fairly stupid tales. Mmmmmm, dig in. Just in time for the holidays.  See you there!

December 2nd – December 17th 2016

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When the family patriarch dies, a poor African-American family living on Chicago’s South Side, must decide what to do with the soon-to-arrive insurance settlement.  Should it be used to establish a liquor store, as son Walter Lee plans to do, hopefully moving the family out of poverty?  Or should his mother’s religious objections to alcohol be considered?  Family tensions rise as the future of the Younger family is weighed against the difficulties of the harsh and changing world in which they live.  Questions of race and politics, of assimilation and historical awareness are seamlessly interwoven in this touching and wrenching family drama. Taken from the website 

May. 21 — Jun. 18, 2016

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THE UNCERTAINTY FILES- Based on a series of intimate interviews, playwright McLean talked with several Americans, transcribing their discussions (as well as the sounds around them of traffic, doors closing or a refrigerator humming) and created a one-act play about the uncertainty of the future, the hereafter, about love and about ourselves. This is the first time the play has been done in the United States. Taken from the website 
 
The comedy one-act WHAT LOVE IS opens the evening, examining the relationship of a loving, slightly cantankerous husband and wife in their twilight years, as well as their grown daughter, who is acting as a reluctant and less than happy caretaker. Aging, illness, the beauty of the tango and the happy feeling you get from a good shortbread are all tackled in a quirky, meaningful way reminiscent of Samuel Beckett at his funniest. Taken from the website 

May 20 – June 11th 2016 

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Synopsis: Lee Blessing’s brilliant and surprisingly humorous play of ideas, based on a true event, seems more timely than ever. Nearing the end of the Cold War, a pair of arms negotiators — a clever, cynical Russian and an idealistic young American — step away from the bargaining table to meet in the woods outside Geneva for a series of talks to explore the obstacles their countries face on the path to peace. There, they debate politics, the future of the free world, the nature of mankind, and the very survival of humanity. Can they find a common place between the politics that divide us and the humanity that unites us? Taken from the website 

APRIL 27 – MAY 22 2016
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