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2016/17 Season

What makes your heart race? What inspires you? For those of us living and working in the theater it can be about telling new stories in wholly unexpected ways. Or discovering a surprising wrinkle in a classic play that we didn’t realize was there. It’s about illuminating the text or a song to make audiences catch their collective breath. It’s seeing a new theater-goer make a connection between the work on the stage and a moment in their own life. It’s a sensation, a rush, a thrill. It’s our job to create it. At any given performance, the moments can be magical.

Come join us for all of the magical moments of the 2016/17 Season.

Molly Smith, Artistic Director
Molly Smith

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The Season

Born for this the BeBe Winans Story

JULY 1 – AUG 28, 2016Book by Charles Randolph-Wright
and BeBe Winans
Featuring original music and lyrics by BeBe Winans
Directed by
Charles Randolph-Wright
Kreeger Theater

The Little Foxes

SEPT 23 – OCT 30, 2016By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Kyle Donnelly
Kreeger Theater

The Year of Magical Thinking

OCT 7 – NOV 20, 2016By Joan Didion
Based on her Memoir
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle


OCT 28 – DEC 24, 2016Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Ferenc Molnar's play "Liliom" as Adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer
Original dances by Agnes De Mille
Directed by Molly Smith
Fichandler Stage

Moby Dick

NOV 18 – DEC 24, 2016Adapted and Directed
by David Catlin
From the book by Herman Melville
Produced in Association with
The Alliance Theatre
and South Coast Repertory
Kreeger Theater


JAN 12 – FEB 19, 2017By Lisa Loomer
Directed by Bill Rauch
A Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Kreeger Theater

Watch on the Rhine

FEB 3 – MAR 5, 2017By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Jackie Maxwell
Fichandler Stage


FEB 24 – APR 9, 2017By Jacqueline E. Lawton
Directed by Daniella Topol
Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle

A Raisin in the Sun

MAR 31– MAY 7, 2017 By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Fichandler Stage

Smart People

APR 14 – MAY 21, 2017By Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Seema Sueko
Kreeger Theater