Title and Deed

Title and Deed
Written by Will Eno
Directed by Keira Naughton
June 16-27

A man has traveled to where we live, from somewhere undisclosed. Business or pleasure? Neither. Will Eno’s script is bursting with moments that are simultaneously intriguing, amusing, and enigmatic. Title and Deed stars James Barry, known to CTC audiences for his work in The Aliens, The Night Alive, and Sister Play. Keira Naughton, who was nominated for a Berkshire Theatre Critics’ Award for 2019’s Curve of Departure, returns to direct.

The New York Times calls it “A haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life.”

Running time: 70 minutes.

Sponsored by:
Ed and Carla Slomin
Rhonda and Carl Steeg

The Niceties

The Niceties
Written by Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Christina Franklin
July 14 – 25

Zoe, a Black student at an elite liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.

The Washington Post calls The Niceties “a barnburner of a play,” and “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”

Sponsored by:
Wil Hastings
Emily Wojcik and Michael Thurston

Tiny Beautiful Things

Written by Nia Vardalos
Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer
August 18-29

A celebration of the simple beauty of being human based on the “Dear Sugar” column written by Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), Tiny Beautiful Things offers affirmation of love and loss, of pain and pleasure, of deep loneliness and shared humanity. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Tiny Beautiful Things is the story of what we can feel and learn when we open up to each other, and to hearing answers we can’t figure out on our own. Starring CTC Associate Artistic Director Tara Franklin as Sugar, James Barry (2021 season opener Title and Deed), and Paul Pontrelli (I and You, The Aliens, Curve of Departure) are featured as the letter writers. Candace Birk, whose work as both an actor and director is known to regional audiences, including those at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and A.C.T. in San Francisco, makes her CTC debut.

Tiny Beautiful Things turns out be about the endangered art of listening to – and really hearing and responding to – other people.” The New York Times

Sponsored by:
Cipora Brown and Steven Feiner and Gail and Michael Perlman
Director sponsored by Jeanne and Frank Speizer

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