THE NIGHT ALIVE

By Conor McPherson
Directed by Tracy Brigden

OCT 10–NOV 1, 2015 (Main Stage)

Tommy has made a mess of things: he’s living low in Dublin, just getting by on odd jobs, and doing his best to avoid his wife and kids. But when he rescues a mysterious woman, an escape out of the squalor is possible – if only they can shake their checkered pasts. This award-winning play from the author of The Seafarer (City 2009) ripples with humor and heart and wrestles with the complicated task of being human.

SUNSET BABY

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll

NOV 7–DEC 13, 2015 (Hamburg Studio Theatre)

For Nina, it’s easy to be hard. She’s a smart and sexy hustler who has rejected everything her parents fought for in the black liberation movement. When her estranged father wants to reconcile – but then tries to run a hustle of his own – negotiating her past and present becomes a revolutionary act. From one of the most exciting young voices in the American theatre, this dynamic new play about fathers and daughters sears with wit and wisdom and the brutal politics of freedom.

SOME BRIGHTER DISTANCE

By Keith Reddin
Directed By Tracy Brigden
JAN 23 – FEB 14, 2016 (Main Stage)

During the Cold War, German rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph was instrumental in helping America win the Space Race. When he is forced to confront his Nazi history, Rudolph and his wife are cast out of the country he has diligently served for nearly 40 years. Written by award-winning author and City Theatre favorite Keith Reddin (Human ErrorThe Missionary Position), this time-bending play explores the untold (and true) story of “Operation Paperclip” and questions the cost of burying the past in pursuit of the future.

SEX WITH STRANGERS

By Laura Eason
Directed by Christian Parker

MARCH 12 – APRIL 3, 2016 (Main Stage)

When 40(ish) Olivia, a talented but unrecognized novelist gets snowbound at a writers’ retreat with 20-something Ethan, a superstar sexcapade blogger and king of the Twitterverse, the chemistry is hot and the sex electric. But when each desires what the other has, and online and offline personas meet, how strong is the connection? This sensuous and provocative comedy about fame, cyber identity, and big ambition asks: what would you do, and who would you become, to get what you want?

THE LAST MATCH

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Tracy Brigden

April 9 – May 15, 2016 (Hamburg Studio Theatre)

Played out under the bright lights of the U.S. Open Semifinals, The Last Match is a battle for the ages. Rising Russian star Sergei Sergeyev is pitted against American great Tim Porter in an epic showdown that follows two tennis titans through pivotal moments in their lives both on–and–off the court. Anna Ziegler’s gripping, fast-paced story captures the intense world of competitive sports — and human rivalry — in the ultimate clash where only one champion will prevail.

THE LION

Written and Performed by Benjamin Scheuer
Directed by Sean Daniels

MAY 14 – JUNE 5, 2016 (Main Stage)

In Pittsburgh after hit runs in London and New York (“The best musical I’ve seen this year!”— The Huffington Post), The Lion is a mesmerizing musical memoir that candidly illustrates one man’s journey to find his inner roar. Through song and story, we follow musical sensation Benjamin Scheuer as he discovers that scars can fade into gifts, and that a family’s love spans not only decades, but continents. This poignant coming-of-age tale gives us an authentic look at the redemptive power of music.