Past Shows

The Night of the Iguana

by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Yaga Brady

Sept 17,18,19,23,24,25,26,30; Oct 1,2,3 2010

Set against the lush and steamy background of sub-tropical Mexico, this is the story of a conflicted defrocked minister and the women who fight for his body and soul. Reduced to working as a two-bit tour guide, besieged by inner demons, the man struggles to hang on to his dignity. A tale of lust, love, and redemption, told by the great American playmaster.

Reader’s Theater: Marvin’s Room

By Scott McPherson
Directed by Mike Raimondo

March 13, 14, 15, 2015

Fri, Sat @ 8 pm

Sun@ 2pm

Winner of the 1992 Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards Talk-Back Q& A  with actors and director after each performance. Pay-What-You-Will. No reservations needed. 


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

Reader’s Theater: Contrition

Directed by Dave Ebersole

March 16, 17 @ 8pm, March 18@2pm

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)

On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Mariangela Saavedra

Sept. 14*, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 (2pm and 8pm), 28, 29, 30

*Note: Opening performance is on Thursday. The Sunday matinee on Sept. 24 has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 23.

A tender and heartwarming story of love, and a lifetime spent together. Norman and Ethel, visited by their daughter and her new family, pass another summer at their beloved Golden Pond, their retreat for 48 years. (First performed 1979)


by Michael Frayn
Directed by David Flagg

June 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 2019

Two renowned scientists, Niels Bohr (Danish), his wife Margrethe, and Werner Heisenberg (German), once collaborators and friends, meet in 1941, when the world is at war. The play gives us an imagined picture of this encounter, treating us to a fascinating discourse on human relationships, memories, personal convictions, and on the fate of the world in the atomic age. Winner of Tony Award for Best Play (2000) “…Who would have thought [that] three…long-winded people [going on] about atomic physics would be such electrifying [company?]…The result is the most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year…” Ben Brantley, The New York Times Talk Back with the Director and Cast on Friday,June 14 Read the review of Stagecrafters production. Run time: 2 hrs 40 mins including a 15 minute intermission

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Yaga Brady and Jane Jennings

Apr 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13(2pm&8pm), 14, 18, 19, 20 2019

Please note: No matinee performance on Sun, April 21. Replaced by  matinee at 2pm on April 13 followed by an 8pm performance. 

Talk Back with Director and Cast following the performance on Friday, April 12. 

Love may conquer all, but not before two pairs of lovers are put to the trying test of assorted mis-understandings, and obstacles that others, and they themselves, throw into their paths. With a plot brimming with deceptions of all kinds, masquerading, eaves-dropping, and trick-playing, the author created a high comedy of wit, romance and villainy that has been delighting audiences worldwide for 420 years! Running time: 2 1/2 hours including one intermission

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