How I Learned to Drive
by Paula Vogel
Directed by Dani Snyder-Young
Buckle up: it’s going to be a dark and dangerous ride. Li’l Bit takes you on a trip through her adolescence in the 1960s and her complicated relationship with her Uncle Peck. A compassionate, sometimes uncomfortable look at sexual awakening and how our lives are shaped by the people who hurt us. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
October 11 – 21
adapted by Carol Ann Duffy
Directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman
An imaginative new adaptation of the 15th century allegory transformed by rap poetry and 21st century theatricality. Everyman lives a life of uninhibited indulgence — booze, drugs, sex — until Death comes calling. To rescue his soul, he begins a fantastical quest through sight, sound, touch and taste and other dimensions of being human.
November 8 – 18
NU Ten Minute Play Festival
An evening of cutting-edge new plays showcase the talents and vision of NU student directors and actors.
Ryder Theatre Lab
by Nöel Coward
Directed by Janet Bobcean
The classic high comedy about the low behavior of a deliciously malicious ghost. In 1940s England, Charles and Ruth Condomine host a séance with the eccentric psychic Madame Arcarti. When Charles’ deceased first wife Elvira appears, she merrily sabotages his new marriage in this supernatural celebration of ectoplasmic love.
February 20 – 24
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Directed by Darren Evans
Zounds! Can a company of actors perform all 37 plays and the sonnets in 90 minutes? London’s longest-running comedy is an irreverent, fast-paced, Bardacious ride that will leave you breathless with iambic laughter. Featuring outrageous improvisation, audience participation, and Hamlet in 43 seconds.
March 20 – 24
Ryder Theatre Lab
The Three Sisters
by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Guest Artist Igor Golyak
Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family’s unrealized dreams seen through the lens of the social upheavals that shook 19th century Russia. Irina, Masha, and Olga long to return to the happiness they knew as children in Moscow. Through their journey of love and loss, laughter and tears, they come to discover the meaning of home.
March 28 – April 7