We’re pleased to announce our upcoming season shows.
However, safety is our priority.
Due to the Covid-19 situation we cannot yet set performance dates yet until the State and County Health Officials give clearance for theatrical performances to resume and we feel it is safe for us to do so.
Because of the unusual and unpredictable nature of current circumstances we are outlining in detail how we expect a new season to proceed. We are developing plans to address a new way of working and welcoming you when it is safe to open the doors of the Colligan Theater again. Those plans include:
- Many of the plays we’ve selected for our new season have no intermission in order to reduce crowding in the lobby.
- The doors to both the lobby and the house will open earlier and stay open later to allow for less crowding on the way to and from your seats.
- We will be following all Health department guidelines regarding cleaning and disinfecting.
- We will have procedures to ensure as little touch contact as possible between our staff and our patrons.
We’re all looking forward to the return of live theatre.
Check back often for performance dates.
By Simon Stephens
Directed by Paul Mullins
Featuring Paul Whitworth and Erika Schindele
Heisenberg was cancelled just before opening last March. If you opted to get credit, your new subscription will automatically include tickets to this production. In this “vibrant and emotionally charged” (The New York Times) new play from one of theater’s most original voices, a bustling London train station brings an unexpected encounter between free-spirited American Georgie and local butcher Alex and thrusts two strangers into a life-changing game. When she turns up in his shop a few days later, the suspicious Alex is drawn into Georgie’s anarchic world and his conventional life becomes chaotic, uncertain, and undeniably richer.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
By John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann
Directed & Choreographed by Lee Ann Payne
We first performed this pure country fun musical in 2013 and now it’s back for an encore run. Pump Boys is a slice of life show about some good ol’ boys who work at a gas station and two outgoing waitresses at the neighboring Diner, located somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina. With an exuberant mixture of country rock/pop and musical theatre tunes, and a cast of characters you’ll love to laugh with, Pump Boys will leave you smiling from ear to ear.
By Conor McPherson
Directed by Susan Myer Silton
The arrival of a mysterious single woman from Dublin disrupts the routine in a tiny pub in rural Ireland. Pints in hand, the local barflies vie to impress her with tales of the supernatural – but what starts as stories of ghosts and fairies leads to revelations about love and family, forging bonds of friendship and illuminating the healing powers of community and kindness. Playwright Conor McPherson, deft at writing plays that combine a comedic touch with deep resonant themes, was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Weir.
REMAINS TO BE SEEN
By Kate Hawley
Directed by TBD
Every five years a group of old drama department friends reunite. This year it’s at Jack and Clare’s and Clare is dreading it. Are these old friends really still friends, or are they just old habits drained over the years of any genuine fondness or rapport? It is certain that everyone will drink too much and Gordon will talk too much and Sissy will bring her damned little dog when she was specifically asked not to. On top of it all, recent widower Stuart is bringing a mysterious new love. What’s happened to their dreams and old ambitions? Good actors as they may have been, they can’t prevent the truth of their lives from making an appearance.
By Denis O’Hare & Lisa Peterson
Directed by Kirsten Brandt
This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. But you’re in for a surprise. Masterfully adapted from Robert Fagles’ acclaimed translation, An Iliad telescopes Homer’s Trojan War epic into a gripping monologue by a war-weary poet that captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, in language that is by turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes this world classic. What emerges is a powerful piece of theatrical storytelling that vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind’s compulsion toward violence.
By Ira Levin
Directed by TBD
Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the college seminar he’s been conducting—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney offers to collaborate with the student, an idea which the younger writer quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with an abundance of thrills and laughter. Deathtrap holds the record as the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway with its 4-year run (1,809 performances).