SUMMER AND SMOKE
PLAYWRIGHT: TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
DIRECTED BY CYNTHIA OGDEN (FLOREZ)
Alma Winemiller, a timid, high-minded young woman, is trapped under the overbearing weight of her minister father and mentally ill mother. Hers is a soul that gazes to the stars, but her life is pinioned by the Puritanical values of her household and community. The return to town of a childhood friend, now a talented, promising young doctor, offers Alma a glimpse into a different way of being—but his recklessness and womanizing threaten to destroy them both if they acknowledge their mutual longings.
IPHIGENIA AT AULIS
DIRECTED BY HEATHER BENTON
Helen has been stolen away by Paris and taken to Troy. Her husband, Menelaus wants revenge. His brother, the leader Agamemnon, promises to exact it but the uncertain soldiers of the Greek army refuse to sacrifice their lives in battle unless Agamemnon proves his own commitment to the war by sacrificing his daughter, Iphigenia, first. Thus, begins a moral dilemma of tragic proportions...
CIVICS & HUMANITIES FOR NON-MAJORS
PLAYWRIGHT: JEFF TALBOTT
DIRECTED BY WES GRANTOM
Yasmine and Nick are forming action groups in two different universities. They've surrounded themselves with like-minded folks and are getting ready to lay down some rules of governance. But what seemed so easy in theory is proving to be a completely different story in practice. Tempers flare and words fly, but none of them seem to be ending up on paper. Two stories. One story. Their story. Our story. A thorny comic drama about getting things started.
PLAYWRIGHT: TONY MENESES
DIRECTED BY EDWARD TORRES
Raul is ill. He drinks, because he always drinks, just like el borracho on the lotería card. In his final months, Raul moves in with his ex-wife, who swore she’d never see him again, and their son, who’s longing to connect with his father at last. Developed as part of the Globe’s 2020 Powers New Voices Festival, the world premiere of Tony Meneses’s vibrant dramedy follows one family’s journey to come together so they can finally say goodbye.