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Skeleton Crew
BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
DIRECTED BY VALERIE CURTIS-NEWTON

WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN THE LINE STOPS MOVING?

At the start of the Great Recession, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. The long hours and demanding shifts have turned the line workers into a family, but the stress and strain of an uncertain future threatens to do more than just gum up the works. In the conclusion to her Detroit Trilogy, Dominique Morisseau takes us deeply into the difficult choices each blue collar worker must face as they see the writing on the wall.


She Loves Me
BOOK BY JOE MASTEROFF
MUSIC BY JERRY BOCK
LYRICS BY SHELDON HARNICK

A HOLIDAY MUSICAL THAT GOES STRAIGHT TO THE HEART

In this romantic musical comedy of mistaken identity, there is no love lost between Amalia and Georg, two perfume clerks who can’t seem to find common ground. Then Georg realizes they’ve been one another’s anonymous pen pals, kicking off a new quest to win her heart. This euphoric comedy with a soaring musical score, puts the working class front and center—allowing their lives to be the focus—with all the joy (and anxiety!) that falling in love can bring.


Bewilderness
BY ZACHARY FINE

A COMEDIC LOOK AT THOREAU'S EPIC FAILURE ON THE WAY TO SUCCESS

Did you know that Henry David Thoreau wrote a flop of epic proportions before he penned his American Masterpiece, Walden? Zachary Fine’s new work is a comedic look at one of America’s greatest philosophers and a celebration of the failures we all must face along the road to our greatest discoveries.


Jump
BY CHARLY EVON SIMPSON
DIRECTED BY WHITNEY WHITE

AN UNEXPECTED BRIDGE BETWEEN SORROW AND HOPE

This funny, heartbreaking, and surprising new play takes us on a theatrical journey to a place where lights flicker, things fall from the sky, and a sister finds solace on a bridge. PlayMakers is proud to present the world premiere of this work by emerging playwright Charly Evon Simpson.


Life of Galileo
BY BERTOLT BRECHT
DIRECTED BY VIVIENNE BENESCH

HOW LONG CAN A TRUTH BE DENIED?

Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. Brecht’s dramatisation of the battle between belief and reason considers whether proof matters when dogma reigns. Featuring original music by Justin Ellington and directed by PlayMakers’ Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch.


How I Learned to Drive
BY PAULA VOGEL
DIRECTED BY LEE SUNDAY EVANS

A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO THE RULES OF THE ROAD

At once compassionate, heartbreaking, and unexpectedly funny, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play chronicles one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—surrounding her sexual abuse at the hands of a beloved family member. A story of boundaries, personal agency, and how hindsight is not always 20/20, How I Learned to Drive has earned its place in the contemporary American theatre canon and achieves a powerful new resonance in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp.


Your Healing Is Killing Me
BY VIRGINIA GRISE

A PERFORMANCE ART MANIFESTO

When a health system based in capitalism meets a Queer, Chicana body, its full limitations come into sharp focus. The result is a manifesto full of clarity into the revolution that must come in order for our society to truly care for its most vulnerable.