We’re very excited to return to the Theresa Lang Theatre for our 2021-2022 Season!
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
from Dramatists Play Service: “The Ortiz Funeral Room is in big trouble: The body of beloved community activist and nun Sister Rose has been stolen from the viewing room, and waiting for her proper return are some of New York City’s most emotionally charged, life- challenged neighborhood denizens, trying to find a place to put their grief, checkered pasts, and their uncertain futures. Among the equally hilarious and tragic twelve characters, you’ll meet Rooftop, a chronically unfaithful but otherwise popular Los Angeles DJ, looking to reconcile with the love of his life; Pinky and Edwin, two brothers tragically linked forever; and the outrageously angry Norca, who doesn’t let the fact that she slept with her best friend’s husband deter her from the full expectation of being immediately forgiven of her sin by her best friend, Inez, still in pain fifteen years later. The rest of the crowd in this dark, insightful, and very funny comedy inevitably square off on each other, motivated by rage, pain, and a scary desire to come clean—perhaps for the first time.”
Directed by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia
October 7-10, 2021
Tickets will be available September 30th at 11am
Written by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson
from MTI: “What is greatness and how does one become great? In the musical Pippin , written by Stephen Schwartz ( Godspell , Wicked ) and Roger O. Hirson, the title character and heir to the throne is determined to become “great.” But Pippin soon finds that the path to “greatness” is intertwined with the road to self-discovery. Will Pippin’s greatness be the result of royal his lineage, his deeds of valor or proving something to himself?”
Directed by Kyle Pleasant
Musical Direction by Arri Simon
November 11-14, 2021
Tickets will be available October 28th at 11am
Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
from Dramatists Play Service: “Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.” With a cast of 10 female-identifying actors, “ Men on Boats makes canny use of the obvious distance between performers and their roles to help bridge the distance between then and now” (Ben Brantley).
Directed by Alex Correia
March 10-13, 2022
Tickets will be available February 24th at 11am
Music by Mark Hollmann
Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis
Book by Greg Kotis
from Music Theatre International : “In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he’s had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetowncatapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.”
Directed by Johanna Pinzler
April 21-24, 2022
Tickets will be available April 7th at 11am
December 4-6, 2021
All performances of the Directing Projects and Playwriting Projects will be in the Bordeau Black Box Theatre at MMC.
About the Directing Projects:
These scenes are presented as final projects for the Directing III class in collaboration with Stage Management and Stagecraft classes.
About the Playwriting Projects:
These scenes are presented as final projects for the MMC Advanced Playwriting class in collaboration with the Stage Management and Stagecraft classes.