JANUARY – JULY 2022
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By Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Skip Greer
January 11 – February 6
“What does air guitar teach? Everything we need to rock is already inside us.”
When Nina, a bona fide guitar player, enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be a breeze. After meeting up with a group of lovable air-guitar nerds, each hell-bent on becoming the next champion, she learns there is more to this fringe obsession than meets the eye. As Nina gets drawn deeper into the scene, she discovers what achieving the elusive quality known “airness” really means.
By Nick Payne
Directed by Mark Cuddy
February 15 – 27
Marianne: In the quantum multiverse, every choice, every decision you’ve ever made and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes. Roland: This is genuinely turning me on.
When two people meet for the first time, an infinite number of possibilities for their future lay before them. What if they all happened? Science and romance collide in this clever exploration of love and free will in the multiverse.
How to Catch Creation
By Christina Anderson Directed by Daniel J. Bryant
February 22 – March 20 Wilson Stage
“It’s in your eyes. On your skin. Twisted in your hair. Embedded in your breath. You walk a rhythm of S.O.S.”
A story that reverberates through generations, How to Catch Creation explores what makes a family, and what it means to find true fulfillment. In 2014, Griffin, Stokes, Riley and Tami are four artists whose lives become entangled with each other as they experiment with new ways to express themselves. A joyful and unexpected encounter with the writings of a queer Black feminist from the 1960s challenges their understandings of justice, love and loyalty.
Somewhere Over the Border
Book, Music and Lyrics by Brian Quijada
Directed by Rebecca Martínez
World Premiere Co-production with Syracuse Stage
March 30 – April 24
Inspired by the real-life journey of the writer’s mother (Reina Quijada) from El Salvador to the US – and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Somewhere Over the Border embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American dream. As Reina travels north to the Mexican border, she gathers friends, faces down dangers, and holds tight to the memory of the little boy she left behind. Set in the 1970s and propelled by cumbia, Mexican mariachi boleros, American rock and hip hop, this new musical is both fable and family history – and a testament to the determination born of love.
The Chinese Lady
By Lloyd Suh
Directed by Aileen Wen McGroddy
A Kitchen Theatre Production
April 20 – May 8
“It is human nature to be curious. Curiosity is evolution. You want to look at me. You want to understand more about the world.”
In 1834, a 14-year-old girl is brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot in the U.S., she is put on display for the American public and billed as “The Chinese Lady.” For over 45 years, she is toured around the US as a sideshow act, accompanied by Atung, her assistant and closest acquaintance. Lloyd Suh’s piercing tale, based on the true story of Afong Moy, examines the ways in which one woman’s life is impacted by exploitation and the white gaze and explores the mystery surrounding Moy’s later years.
By Dipika GuhaDirected by Melissa Crespo
Co-production with Syracuse Stage
May 10 – June 5 Wilson Stage
“Here at Jojomon, when we share our goals we improve ourselves.”
Corporate yoga giant Jojomon is at the pinnacle of its game when a scandal sends the company into freefall. Joan, the newly hired CEO, risks everything on a wild plan to recover the company’s earnings and reputation. Yoga Play is a provocative new comedy about confronting cultural appropriation and searching for authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.
Music by Alan MenkenLyrics by Glenn SlaterBook by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill SteinkellnerAdditional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard Directed & Choreographed by Julio Agustin
June 21 – July 24 Wilson Stage
What’s the best place to hide a disco diva who just witnessed a mob hit? In a convent, of course! Delores Van Cartier takes cover and dons a habit, but she can’t quite live up to the rigid expectations of Mother Superior. When she brings her disco talent to the convent choir, the word “sister” takes on new meaning as the public, the press – and the mob – take notice.
Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.