Join us for our 31st Season!
Aurora’s 31st season offers a delicious mix of compelling plays. These four provocative stories look backward to Detroit in the 1940s, Vietnam in the 1880s, Paris in the 1640s, and all the way back to the Greek gods, while simultaneously always speaking to our present moment and the new world we’re collectively building today. Running the gamut from world premieres to classics, these plays challenge us to learn from the past to forge a better future for us all to live in together.
Dustin Chinn’s Colonialism is Terrible, But Pho is Delicious has its world premiere with Aurora in November. Dustin is a tremendously clever and insightful writer; I’m thrilled for him to work with Aurora to bring this hilarious and biting story to life on our stage. Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau is a modern classic, telling a timeless story of gentrification, complex relationships, and music — it’s sure to inspire our audience as much as our 2018 production of Dominique’s Detroit ‘67. I’ve been working on an adaptation of Cyrano for the Aurora stage for years, and I’m thrilled to finally share it with you. You’ll find all the passion, poetry, and panache of the original in an intimate package that will shine a light on Rostand’s brilliant and beautiful language. Finally, Madeleine George mines climate change for comedy in Hurricane Diane, audaciously bringing Dionysus back to Earth to save humanity with the help of four real housewives of New Jersey.
Additionally, we have one play from the 21/22 Season that has been moved to this September (when our season usually begins) and is available for 22/23 subscribers as well. This Much I Know is a mind-bending theatrical exploration of cognitive illusions and culpability from Jonathan Spector, the author of Eureka Day.
At Aurora, we strive to be the storyteller for our community. These plays are vital stories for this moment, and the simple act of sitting together in a theater to share in these stories, to laugh together, to feel together, is just what we need as we look to the future. I hope you’ll join us at Aurora for our 31st season.