Shakespeare in Love
based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall,
with music by Paddy Cunneen
directed by Rick Harrelson
August 3-12, 2018
Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?
by Simon Stephens
directed by Meghan Hurley
starring Timothy Hunter & Heather Sams
August 4-12, 2018
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Simon Stephens’ sharply original Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
by Duncan Macmillan
directed by Timothy Hunter
starring Thomas Hunt & Angela McLaughlin
August 4-12, 2018
The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.
Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
directed by Angela McLaughlin
November 9-18, 2018
When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.
A Christmas Carol
by Robert Odle and Richard Averill
directed by Edward Durnal
music directed by Ashlee Elmore
December 7-23, 2018
In December American Theatre Company continues the holiday tradition and again brings the Tulsa original A Christmas Carol to the Williams stage at the Tulsa PAC. Experience this joyous and opulent musical adaptation with book, lyrics and music by Tulsans Robert Odle and Richard Averill. This heart-warming production traces the money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption, illuminating the meaning of the holiday season in a way that has resonated for generations. Revisit or start you family tradition this December.
Songs for a New World
music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
directed by Karlena Riggs
December 14-23, 2018
It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.
Sunday in the Park with George
book by James lapine
music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Meghan Hurley
music directed by Christy Stalcup
February 15-24, 2019
Inspired by the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stunning masterpiece, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter, Georges Seurat, won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
by Adrienne Dawes
lyrics by Cyndi Williams
music by Erik Secrest
directed by Carly Conklin
music directed by Karlena Riggs
April 12-20, 2019
Tucked safely into the woods of what was once Belle, MO, a modest compound is home to five sister wives and their reluctant Husband. While the wives enjoy many freedoms, they have one simple and sacred task: a wife must produce the next heir, or they all risk being cut from the braid.
When a new wife mysteriously arrives the night of the Seedling, she disrupts their semi-annual procreation ritual. Will this new wife’s radical ideas, ancient riot girl songs, and acid wash denim compromise the safety and sanctity of this devout compound?
Set in a dystopian future, DENIM DOVES is a collaboratively-devised feminist farce that explores themes of women in subjugation and the terrifying consequences of a rigid dick-tatorship.