I and You

Written by Lauren Gunderson

June 28 – July 9

Anthony arrives at Caroline’s door bearing a battered copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an assignment from their English teacher. Due tomorrow. As the two let their guards down, this seemingly straightforward poetry project unlocks a deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, fate, and the strange beauty of shared humanity. I and You will be directed by Kristen van Ginhoven, Artistic Director of WAM Theatre, in her CTC debut.

Sponsored by Cipora Brown and Steven Feiner.

Skeleton Crew

New England Premiere

Written by Dominique Morisseau
July 13 – July 23

In this “deeply moral and deeply American play” (The New York Times), Reggie has worked his way up to supervisor at a faltering auto factory. Now he has to decide whether he owes his loyalty to himself, to his bosses, or to long-time family friend Faye and the younger workers on the line, Dez and Shanita. In the spirit of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, this third play from Morisseau’s Detroit Trilogy explores the hard choices facing Americans barely squeezing by. It was named by the New York Times as “one of six plays that reckon with an anxious America.”

Sponsored by Karen and Charles Schader.

Every Brilliant Thing

New England Premiere

Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
August 2 – August 13

When a boy’s mother attempts suicide, he starts a list of everything that’s brilliant in the world to convince her to stay: things with stripes, ice cream, Christopher Walken’s hair. CTC favorite Joel Ripka leads the audience on an engaging journey of a son’s gift to his mother, to himself, and to the audience. A theatre experience—a life experience—to never forget. The Guardian calls it “Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.” This one-man show will be directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer.

Sponsored by Rhonda and Carl Steeg.

Folk

American Premiere

Written by Tom Wells
August 17 – August 27

For Winnie, a Guinness-hoisting nun, and Stephen, a shy maintenance worker, Friday nights are for playing and singing. Until sixteen-year-old Kayleigh lobs a brick through Winnie’s window. These three band together into the unlikeliest of folk trios, and an equally unexpected family. Michele Tauber (last seen in Pride@Prejudice) returns in the role of Winnie. CTC is proud to present the American Premiere of Folk under the direction of James Warwick, staging his eighth production with the company.

Sponsored by Jessica and Fred Olefson.

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