by Duncan MacMillan
October 17-27, 2019
The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.
“Duncan Macmillan’s distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life through two flawed, but deeply human, people who you don’t always like but start to feel you might love…bravely written, startlingly structured…” —The Guardian (UK).
“…a bracingly dramatic walk through the thicket of couples communication…at once beguilingly modest and rewardingly polished…a smart and stimulating eavesdrop on the modern vocabulary of intimate negotiation.” —Washington Post.
“… a dazzling piece…At the core of this play is a beautifully crafted love story that is not only intensely personal but also poignantly universal. …LUNGS has heart. And it never misses a beat.” —The Toronto Star.
by Abe Koogler
January 30 – February 9, 2020
In the New Mexico desert, a down-on-her-luck folk singer takes a job at a giant online retailer’s shipping center. Her young manager struggles to connect with his girlfriend newly relocated from New York. And a drifter living at a local campground dangerously links them all. A raw, surprising, and funny play about four lonely lives coming together in the search for fulfillment.
“[A] quietly shattering play…though you’re likely to feel the pressure of unshed tears when [it] is over, FULFILLMENT CENTER is also an unexpectedly inspiriting work. …The [play] is steeped in a luminous and illuminating empathy that feels both uncommon and essential…” —NY Times.
“In its quietly distraught manner, FULFILLMENT CENTER makes a true portrait of today’s Americans. Though full of good will and eager to connect, none of its characters fully knows how to communicate… That you feel a helpless sense of pitying affection for them all comes…from Koogler’s terse, astutely turned dialogue…” —Village Voice.
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR
by Tom Griffin
April 23 – May 3, 2020
The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack.
Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.
THE BOYS NEXT DOOR is one of the most unusual…and one of the most rewarding plays in town.” —BackStage.
“Griffin’s play hits squarely on the truth of life with its constant interplays and shadings of triumphs and tears.” —NY Daily News.
“THE BOYS NEXT DOOR moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted…” —NY Times.