Rabbit Hole | Open: 02/05/09 Close: 02/15/09
The story, about loss, heartbreak, and forgiveness, focuses on the aftermath of a family’s tragedy as they strive to move on with their lives. It is a sad, sweet, heartwarming tale that Variety described as “an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion, and searing honesty.” Rather than dwell on the melodrama, the play is a life-affirming testimony to continuing bonds of family and the endurance of the human spirit. With realistic, light-hearted dialogue and all-too-believable characters, audiences will see why Lindsay-Abaire’s story about the capacity for survival won the Pulitzer Prize and many other awards.
Agnes Of God | Open: 01/31/08 Close: 02/10/08
AGNES OF GOD follows a mysterious death of a new-born baby in a religious community and a court-appointed psychiatrist who has been assigned to test the competency of a young child-like nun to stand trial for the crime. Things are not necessarily what they seem as the skeptical doctor is forced to confront her own past while trying to save the young woman. Suspicion and faith come face to face in this psychological mystery which will leave everyone guessing until the very end. In 1982, AGNES OF GOD was a hit on Broadway, winning a Tony Award and critical praise. The author adapted his play for the screen in 1985 and the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
DOUBT: A Parable | Open: 11/01/07 Close: 11/17/07
Set against the backdrop of a Catholic school in 1964, DOUBT, written by Bronx native John Patrick Shanley, is the story of a strong-minded principal, Sister Aloysius, faced with a difficult decision. Should she voice concerns about one of her male colleagues, Father Flynn, even if she doesn't have concrete proof of the truth? In an interview, Shanley said his play is "about the birth of uncertainity in a person of faith set in a church school I attended in the Sixties. Shortly thereafter the country went through a cultural earthquake. The authority of most of our institutions was called into question, and a powerful cynicism took hold...I feel doubt is an important and valuable exercise, a hallmark of wisdom." Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, DOUBT is sure to spark much discussion.