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The Vinegar Tree
June 29 July 24
“I used to be charming too, you know. But after a while one grows tired of those things.”

Mistaken identities and foolhardy love affairs abound in this rarely produced 1930 comedy of manners. At the center of Paul Osborn’s (Morning’s at Seven) delightfully sophisticated confection is Laura Merrick, a restless woman whose marriage to the sour Augustus has brought both security and disappointment. Over the course of one day, the Merricks’ country home is overrun by their daughter Leone and her college sweetheart, Laura’s glamorous sister Winifred, and Winifred’s charming lover. As romances tangle and secrets unfurl, everyone comes to terms with what they truly want.

Hey, Paul Osborn fans! The Vinegar Tree reunites many of the team from 2018's Morning’s at Seven, another Osborn comedy directed by Abigail Adams. That award-winning revival was hailed by the Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout as “one of the finest productions of an American play that I’ve ever reviewed.” So, if you loved Morning’s at Seven, you don’t want to miss this.

Recommended for ages 13+ for mature themes


June 29-July 24, 2022 By Paul Osborn Directed by Abigail Adams Steinbright Stage
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Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. Audio description is available upon request.

Sunday, July 17 at 2pm

Audio Description

Audio description, provided by Nicole Sardella, is available upon request during this performance. This is also a Relaxed Performance.

Sunday, July 17 at 2pm

Open Captioning

During every performance this week, dialogue appears on an LED screen placed near the stage to benefit patrons with hearing impairments, as well as English language learners.

July 12–17

Access Night

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for this performance, no promo code required.

Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30pm