Past Shows

Clybourne Park

by Bruce Norris
Directed by Catherine Pappas

Nov. 25, 26, 27, Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 2016

In 1959 an all-white community tries to stop the sale of a house to a black family. What happens when, fifty years later, the same house, now in an all-black neighborhood, is sold to a white family…? A clever, darkly funny, and insightful play about race, class, and protecting one’s turf. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. This production is sponsored in part by:

The Country Girl

by Clifford Odets
Directed by Loretta Lucy Miller

Apr 8-10, 14-17, 21-24 2016

A visionary young theater director is determined to give one more chance to a once-acclaimed, now washed-up alcoholic actor. In this mission, he perceives as his main obstacle the actor’s quiet and self-effacing wife. A heartfelt tale of a love/dependency triangle told with deep psychological insight is also a moving story of failure and redemption.

The Late Christopher Bean

by Sidney Howard
Directed by Barbara Mills

Feb. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 2016

Laughed at and ridiculed when alive, one Chris Bean, a painter, becomes an artistic sensation after his demise. In this clever and funny satire, the world of a small provincial family gets up-ended when big-time New York art sharpies descend upon it, looking for the lost masterpieces of the late artist. Fresh and relevant, this comedy sparkles with laughs and insights. “Written by Sidney Howard ( who would later win an Oscar for his screenplay for Gone With The Wind and based on a French comedy,The Late Christopher Bean is a play that passes the test of time with the highest of marks.” The New York Times

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Trouble In Mind

by Alice Childress
Directed by Yaga Brady

Jun. 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 2016

Trouble in Mind is an insightful, wickedly funny, and often heart-rending slice of theatrical life along the fault lines of the black/white divide. One critical commentary astutely sums it up: “With scathing wit and bold candor, Trouble in Mind stakes out territory where few playwrights,today or more than fifty years ago, have dared to tread. Seattle Times The action takes place on the empty stage of a Broadway theater around 1957 where a group of black and white actors and their (white) director are rehearsing a “topical” inter-racial melodrama set in the rural deep South. “[This play] is an important work that begs to be seen. It is truthfully written, balanced with loads of humor as it deals with head on with racism. …Put this on your ‘must see’ list.” Chicago Critic

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck
Directed by Catherine Pappas

Nov. 27, 28, 29, Dec. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 2015

Two drifters, George and Lenny, take on ranch work to collect enough money to buy their own farm. A beautiful and compassionate portrayal of the complex bond between the two men is shown against the background of the harsh realities of rural life in Depression-era America. By the Nobel prize-winning author known for his masterful depiction of the dreams and aspirations of the common man.


by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Marilyn Yoblick

Sept. 24-27,Oct. 1-3,
8-11 2015

Two half sisters have come into possession of what may or may not be a valuable stamp collection after the death of their mother. As the two contend over who has the greater claim to the inheritance, mutual antagonism and recriminations rise to a fever pitch. A first-rate and thoroughly entertaining thriller/dark comedy about greed, con games, con artists, and exploding emotions. “…Rebeck has crafted a caper that is equally comic and captivating.” Theater Mania

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by David Mamet
Directed by David Flagg

June 15, 16, 21, 22 @ 8pm
June 23  2pm and 8pm
June  17,24 @ 2pm
June 28, 29, 30 @ 8pm 2018
NB No performance on Sunday, July 1st

David Mamet’s funny, fast, and furious legal thriller, Race takes us “… on a giddy roller-coaster ride through personal and professional ethics, legal maneuvers, back-stabbings, and lessons on the [racial] landscape …” ( in these United States of America – a provocative tale of sex, guilt, and wild-eyed allegations, as if literally ripped from today’s headlines. Mamet “… blowtorches our perceptions … right from the start … about the law. and gender. and race, … [and] about privilege, … with surprising plot twists that make us smile [well, at least ‘smirk’] at [his] wickedly playful inventiveness. …” NB: Per the author’s request, there will not be a talk back on June 22nd

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward
Directed by Joe Herman

Apr 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 2018

Classic comedy-farce by the master of wit, hilarity, and refinement; a perennial stage favorite. A mystery writer who wants to learn more about the occult invites a professional spiritualist to his house. But a botched séance produces the ghost of his long-departed first wife, who is determined to play havoc with her husband’s life. (First performed 1941) Running time: 2hours 30 minutes including two intermissions.

Come Back, Little Sheba

by William Inge
Directed by Yaga Brady

Feb. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 2018

William Inge’s classic American masterwork written in 1949 follows a few days in the lives of Doc and Lola Delaney married to each other for over twenty years, each scarred by loss and disillusionment. When the couple takes in Marie, a young college student as a boarder, one can sense as tensions mount amidst the interplay of these three people ,the ticking time bomb in the background. Extended Broadway run and Tony Award winner.(1950) Come Back, Little Sheba now running at The Stagecrafters grips your attention. Nancy Bennett is superb as Lola.Husband Doc…played with a sure hand by Rusty Flounders.” Hugh Hunter, Chestnut Hill Local

The Miser

by Molière
Directed by Barbara Mills

Nov. 24, 25, 26, 30, Dec 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 2017

Full of hilarious twists and turns, this immortal classic is brought to life in a new uproarious translation. Brother and sister, both ready to set out on their own with their true loves, conspire to find ways to get around their overbearing, skinflint father. (First performed 1668)

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