We are thrilled to announce our upcoming season which includes A Sucker Emcee, written and performed by Craig muMs Grant, The Insurgents, a new play by Lucy Thurber, and Nice Girl, written by Melissa Ross.
Opening the 2013-14 season in September is A Sucker Emcee, written and performed by Craig muMs Grant, and directed by Jenny Koons. Infused with hip-hop, slam poetry and personal recollections, this one-man show charts the ups and downs of muMs’ incredible journey, from growing up in the Bronx to starring on one of HBO’s biggest shows. A life set against the backdrop of the birth of hip-hop, this is the story of a man looking for his spotlight and finding it in the most unlikely of places.
An explosive new play by Obie Award-winning playwright Lucy Thurber, The Insurgents will kick-off in early 2015. The play follows Sally Wright, an American wanderer, who has traveled across the country searching for something to believe in, only to find herself home again. Inspired by the lives of some of the most dynamic and controversial figures in American history, The Insurgents examines the lies and injustice that history has handed down to us and the actions people take when they finally decide that enough is enough.
Nice Girl, written by Melissa Ross and directed by Labyrinth Theater Company’s Artistic Director Mimi O’Donnell, will play in the spring. In suburban Massachusetts in 1984, thirty seven year old Josephine Rosen has a dead end job, still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of an unintended spinsterhood. But when a chance flirtation with an old classmate and a new friendship at work give her hope for the possibility of change, she dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes, and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life. A play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be.
We will also continue our Annual Barn Series, a reading festival of new plays.