• The Heir Apparent
    By David Ives 
    Directed by Josh Costello
     
    STARTS APRIL 15
     

    Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-François Regnard’s 1708 comic masterpiece. Eraste desperately wants to marry Isabelle, but first he needs to secure an inheritance from his decrepit old uncle, Geronte – who refuses to die and schemes to marry Isabelle himself. Can Eraste’s resourceful servant save the day with his quick wit and powers of disguise? Love, greed, and intrigue combine to make this a hilarious French farce that shouldn’t be missed.

    “Boisterous, bawdy and endlessly funny...”

    The New York Times

  • The How and the Why
    By Sarah Treem 
    Directed by Joy Carlin
     
    STARTS MARCH 18
     
    PRESENTED AT HARRY'S UPSTAGE IN THE DASHOW WING

    More than science is at stake when two women of different generations clash over what it means to be female. On the eve of a prestigious conference, an up-andcoming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. As the women thrash out their views, they struggle to find the middle ground between research and relationships. This intimate and keenly perceptive play by Sarah Treem (Netflix’s House of Cards, HBO’s In Treatment) explores evolution and emotion, and the difficult choices faced by women of every generation.

    “…a smart , densely textured work about men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny.”

    The New York Times

  • "Master Harold" ...and the Boys
    By Athol Fugard 
    Directed by Timothy Near
     
    STARTS JUNE 17
     

    An ordinary rainy afternoon in 1950’s South Africa turns into a profound and lifechanging experience for a white teenager and his family’s two black servants. At once a coming of age drama and a scathing indictment of inequality, this modern masterpiece by Athol Fugard (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) continues to speak to the world’s many racial injustices as well as its hopes for reconciliation.

    Featuring Bay Area favorite L. Peter Callender

    “There may be two or three living playwrights in the world who can write as well as Atho l Fugard, but I’m not sure that any of them has written a recent play that can match ‘Master Harold’ ... and the boys.”

    The New York Times

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