TWT’s 29th Season includes 8 productions, each contributing to The Weekend Theater’s mission of personally, inter-personally and educationally reducing prejudice, cruelty, and indifference through quality, live theater.
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers, but the hilarity remains the same!
Boisterous, ribald and ultimately shattering, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the unforgettable story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants. When a brash new inmate arrives, the program of the ward, headed by Nurse Ratched, is thrown into chaos. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the way to survive, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of nonconformity, mental illness and authority
The play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men; a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt; and a murderous brother who has received plastic to conceal his identity.
It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play
By Joe Landry
December 3-19 2021
Directed by Karena Malott
Celebrate this holiday season with a twist on Frank Capra’s classic film. Our ever-timely story of hope, redemption and friendship comes to life on stage before your eyes and ears. It’s Christmas Eve, 1946, and you are the studio audience for WBFR’s live radio broadcast, where our 7 actors take on dozens of characters and create live on-stage sound effects. Be transported to Bedford Falls, NY where you will spend the evening with George, Mary, Mr. Potter, Clarence the angel and all your favorite characters, who remind you that “no man is a failure who has friends!” Family friendly
by Jennifer Healey
January 14 thru 30, 2022
Directed by Chris Klinger
The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity, and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.
by Bruce Norris
March 25-April 10, 2022
Directed by Shelby-Allison Hibbs
Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris’s excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property. Clybourne Park is the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.
by Mike Bartlett
April 29-May 15, 2022
Directed by Andrea McDaniel
John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when he takes a break, he accidentally falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn’t know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. And both are prepared to fight to keep him. As the pressure mounts, a dinner with both parties is arranged, and the “cock fight” begins. A comic discussion of identity and sexuality.