New Logo, New Season, Mission Reaffirmed
The new logo is the product of reflection and planning by the board during the darkened stage year of the Covid-19 pandemic. The extension of the horizontal bar of the “4” into the “0” is a minus sign—our way of declaring our plays are open to actors of all ages. Our casts have included actors under age 40 all along. Somehow, however, word got out that we were only interested in older actors. The new logo sets the message straight. Our new mission statement reaffirms our intention to produce shows with intergenerational themes that challenge prevailing social norms and attitudes. We want to project a contemporary image and provide performances opportunities for actors of all ages.
Take a look at our new season:
Opening September 10, 2021: “The Last Romance,” a heart-warming comedy by Joe DiPietro.
80 year old Ralph, a widower of seven years, amuses himself by going to the dog park every day. His outlook on life brightens one afternoon when Rose strolls into view with her dog on leash.
Opening November 12, 2021: The premier of “Better Days” by Mark Pirolo, the first play of the season written by a local playwright. a poignant drama in two acts about two men struggling to renew their love for one another after a painful and unexpected break.
Opening February 18, 2022: Nathan Ross Freeman’s acclaimed drama, “The Other Way Around.” Freeman’s play was very well received when presented in an online version in November, 2020. This emotionally charged drama focuses on the challenge to two creative, articulate people encounter as they strive to keep their love impassioned and alive after 35 years of marriage.
Opening April 22, 2022: “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath. Nora returns to husband Thorvald and the consequences after her departure years earlier to make her way in a world where women are denied opportunity.
Opening April 23, 2022: “Rhonda’s Rites of Passage” by local playwright Grace Ellis. Ellis’ play provides a contrasting portrait to “A Doll’s House, Part 2”. Rhonda, having given up a chance at a career as an actor, wants to give it try again after raising a family and fulfilling the duties of wife and mother for 20 years.
NOTICE “A Doll’s House, Part 2” and “Rhonda’s Rites of Passage” will run concurrently for three weekends. The shows will alternate so that both will be present twice each weekend.
Opening June 10, 2022: “Third,” by Wendy Wasserstein. This play is the final drama by Wasserstein, capping off her distinguished career as a playwright. The play explores how compassion and tolerance temper the communication between generations.