Vineyard Theatre

Todays Date: 11/29/22
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The Vineyard received its first Tony Award with AVENUE Q, winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Other productions of note at The Vineyard include two Pulitzer Prize-winners, Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN and Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE; Craig Lucas' THE DYING GAUL, Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED, AFTER ASHLEY by Gina Gionfriddo and WHERE DO WE LIVE by Christopher Shinn; as well as premieres of new works by Nicky Silver, Kirsten Childs, Polly Pen, Cornelius Eady and Doug Wright. The Vineyard's hit musical [title of show] received three OBIE awards for its creators, Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, and its director, Michael Berresse. Douglas Aibel is the Artistic Director of Vineyard Theatre; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell is the Executive Director.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

God's Ear  | Open: 04/09/08 Close: 05/18/08
A compelling and moving new play about a young couple struggling through their relationship after the loss of their child.

The cast of GOD'S EAR includes Gibson Frazier, Judith Greentree, Christina Kirk, Raymond McAnally, Matthew Montelongo, Monique Vukovic, and Rebecca Wisocky.

The production features original songs by Michael Friedman, with additional lyrics by Jenny Schwartz. GOD'S EAR has scenic design by Kris Stone; costume design by Olivera Gajic; lighting design by Tyler Micoleau; sound design by Leah Gelpe.

The Metal Children  | Open: 05/05/10 Close: 06/16/10
THE METAL CHILDREN is a timely drama about a New York writer (Mr. Crudup), and his explosive encounter with a small American town that he travels to in order to defend one of his young adult novels, which has been banned by the local school board.  The controversy ignites heated emotions over religious beliefs and censorship.

Directed by Adam Rapp, the cast of THE METAL CHILDREN will feature Betsy Aidem, Connor Barrett, Susan Blommaert, Guy Boyd, Billy Crudup, David Greenspan, Halley Wegryn Gross, Jessy Hodges and Phoebe Strole. 

The Piano Teacher  | Open: 11/18/07 Close: 12/23/07
Originally booked thru December 9, THE PIANO TEACHER extends to Dec. 23 on the strength of reviews that praise the play and Ms. Franz's remarkable performance as Mrs. K, a lonely, retired piano teacher who reaches out to her former students to find out why they abruptly stopped taking piano lessons years before.

Written by Julia Cho and directed by Kate Whoriskey, THE PIANO TEACHER stars Elizabeth Franz, along with John Boyd and Carmen M. Herlihy.

This Beautiful City  | Open: 02/03/09 Close: 03/15/09
 THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY is docu-drama in nature, drawn principally from interviews The Civilians have conducted with people involved with or affected by the mega-church movement in Colorado Springs.

A play with music, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY was created from interviews by Emily Ackerman, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Herberlee, Stephen Plunkett, Alison Weller and the authors with actual persons over the course of 10 weeks in Colorado Springs. Every leading church in the area participated in the project, as did numerous civic organizations, progressive activists, and individuals from all walks of life.

The cast  includes Emily Ackerman, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Brad Heberlee, Brandon Miller, Stephen Plunkett and Alison Weller, along with musicians Chris Biesterfeldt , Benjamin Campbell and Richard Huntley. Music direction is by Erik James.