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Season 46

Due to COVID-19, we have reimagined our 2020/2021 Season. Find tentative new dates for our originally-scheduled productions listed below, and read our full update to learn about our plans for the year ahead – including additional virtual plays, free readings, and more.

2020/2021 Season Update

~ The Productions ~


Mushroom

Postponed to Season 2021/2022

By Eisa Davis
Directed by David Mendizábal
Steinbright Stage

In Kennett Square, “the mushroom capital of the world,” intersecting lives of immigrant families collide when a workplace injury, an unexpected romance, and the increased presence of ICE have far-reaching ramifications for the entire community. From Pulitzer Prize finalist Eisa Davis, Mushroom is the third locally-inspired world premiere developed through our New Play Frontiers program, following Project Dawn and Mud Row.

Mushroom has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

 

A Christmas Carol

Postponed to Season 2021/2022

By Charles Dickens
A New Adaptation by Zak Berkman
Directed by David Bradley
Leonard C. Haas Stage

Callous Scrooge, shackled Marley, and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future spring vividly to life in a fresh adaptation of our favorite yuletide ghost story. Featuring a vibrant mix of newly arranged 19th century English carols and original songs, this music-infused retelling captures the transformative joy and generosity of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic.

A Christmas Carol is family friendly but not a musical panto. Our signature holiday pantos will return in future seasons.

 

Vivie

Cancelled

By Lee Blessing
Directed by Abigail Adams
Steinbright Stage

Banished to Northwest Jersey by her mob-ruling brothers, clairvoyant Vivie tries to forget that she knows too much. After a college journalist drops by for a psychic reading, unburied secrets lead to an epic showdown that changes everything. Supernatural drama meets crime thriller in Lee Blessing’s (A Walk in the Woods) delightfully dark comedy about making the best of the family you’ve got.

 

A Raisin in the Sun

Postponed to Season 2021/2022

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Amina Robinson
Leonard C. Haas Stage

Simultaneously intimate and mythic in scope, Lorraine Hansberry’s pivotal drama “changed American theatre forever” (The New York Times). Three generations of the Younger family share a cramped apartment on the segregated South Side of 1950s Chicago. The late Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy could mean a fresh start, but disputes over how to spend the money reveal deep generational divides.

 

Walden

Spring 2021

By Amy Berryman
Directed by Jackson Gay
Steinbright Stage

As Earth becomes increasingly uninhabitable, space colonization is within reach. Twin sisters Stella and Cassie, both young and ambitious NASA scientists, have worked tirelessly toward this goal. But deep-seated rivalry, personal entanglements, and conflicting philosophies threaten to drive them irrevocably apart—while the planet’s fate hangs in the balance. This incredibly smart new drama hails from one of American theatre’s rising female voices.

 

Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical

Spring 2021

By B. Jeffrey Madoff with Lloyd Price
Directed by Sheldon Epps
Leonard C. Haas Stage

From digging ditches in Kenner, Louisiana to national teen sensation, the incredible story of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Lloyd Price has never been told—until now. Featuring Lloyd’s million-selling hits "Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Stagger Lee,” and the iconic song that became his namesake, "Personality," this world premiere musical celebrates the life and music of Lloyd "Mr. Personality" Price.

 

Steel Magnolias

Summer 2021

By Robert Harling
Directed by Abigail Adams
Steinbright Stage

The reigning ladies of a small Louisiana parish spend Saturday mornings at Truvy Jones’ beauty parlor. With help from aspiring beautician Annelle, Truvy doles out gossip, wisecracks, and hairspray to “grande dame” Miss Clairee, the lovable curmudgeon Ouiser, queen bee M’Lynn, and M’Lynn’s vivacious daughter Shelby. Six unforgettable women command the stage in this hilarious and heart-wrenching favorite.

 

Sherlock Holmes & the Raven's Curse

Summer 2021

By R. Hamilton Wright
Based on the works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by David Bradley
Leonard C. Haas Stage

Armed with witty repartee and the powers of deduction, your favorite crime-solving duo take on a brand new case. Following the mysterious death of Sherlock’s uncle, Holmes and Watson travel to Scotland to investigate a cryptic message left in his will. Aided by “the only woman Sherlock ever loved,” they must crack the code before someone else falls prey to the infamous Raven of Skye.