adapted & directed by Jennifer Welch
January 18 – February 23
Producing Artistic Director Jennifer Welch has adapted and will direct Lillian Hellman’s story of an old southern family and their ambitious plan to bring their business into the international market, setting the play in 2013.
An improbable couple drifts into a tiny Gulf Coast town, searching for comfort in booze, pills and each others’ arms. Chance Wayne, a Broadway-actor-turned-gigolo, brings his latest benefactress to his hometown to escape the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. When a youthful mistake surfaces that threatens Chance’s plan, they learn that dreams are destroyed here. SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH is a sensual, haunting journey that will captivate and seduce you.
GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Rajiv Joseph
directed by Jennifer Welch
October 10 – November 9
Does time heal all wounds? Two eight-year-olds’ lives collide in the nurse’s office: Doug rode his bike off the roof and Kayleen can’t stop throwing up. As they mature from accident-prone kids to self-destructive adults, their broken hearts and broken bones draw them even closer. These two rebels may only be fit for one another. But how far can one person go to heal another’s wounds?