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Laughter and intrigue are "elementary, my dear Watson" in Ken Ludwig's (Lend Me a Tenor) acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered and renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Join the investigation as these intrepid detectives follow leads, unravel clues, and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion. All is not what it seems. Will you know whodunit?
Thornton Wilder won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for the classic American plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, and one for his novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey. This quiet masterpiece — a dazzling rumination on the nature of love — has been adapted for the stage and stars a singular figure in American theater: writer and actor David Greenspan, winner of five Obie Awards.
This side-splitting romp is Molière at his frothiest and silliest. Follow the adventures of a clueless young lover as his clever servant attempts to help him win the heart and hand of a beautiful gypsy girl. Alas, the lover bungles every wily ruse his servant concocts!
Using David Thompson's masterful adaptation, McCarter Theatre Center continues its annual tradition of joining Ebenezer Scrooge on his magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future. Using beloved carols and original music, a cast of professional actors is once again joined by ensemble members chosen from the greater Princeton community. Audiences experience an immersive Dickensian environment from the opening of the theater doors to the final bows. This exciting production ushers audience members into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge finally discovers.
One of the foremost classics of American theatre, Arthur Miller's The Crucible is a disturbingly-relevant account of an American community driven by terror, where factions and political division run strong. Gathered around a campfire, seven friends share the haunting story of 1692 Salem of witchcraft and adultery, manipulation and hysteria until rage and mistrust explode between them. In our world of political witch hunts, the 1953 Tony Award-winning play reminds us of how fear can exploit even the best-intentioned among us.
Brian Friel's memory play about five unmarried sisters on the west coast of Ireland in 1936 won the 1992 Tony Award for best new play. Director Jessica Stone returns to Two River Theater for this production, where she previously helmed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Absurd Person Singular.
In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a masked figure has been spotted: the Puerto Rican superhero El Coquí Espectacular. In reality, it is out-of-work comic book artist Alex, who has been secretly dressing up as his favorite creation. As Alex learns that fighting crime is harder than it looks, his older brother Joe wants Alex to join him at his advertising agency and help sell sugary soda to Latino consumers. Can El Coquí defeat his own self-doubt and be a hero for his neighborhood?
Tony Award-nominated actor and director Michael Cumpsty (The End of the Rainbow) previously directed Third at Two River Theater. He returns to direct Oscar Wilde's great comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest.
Sense & Sensibility is one of Jane Austen's most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited — especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters: Elinor, who is levelheaded and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak, and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy.
With an exuberant array of music, dance, and visual surprises, artistic director Bonnie J. Monte's fresh new vision for Shakespeare's most popular comedy features a world constructed almost entirely of objects that would normally be on their way to a landfill. Delight in seeing how her inventive bands of fairies transform trash into whimsical treasure. Picnic under the stars with family and friends as art, nature, and the ancient tradition of outdoor theater all come together!
Note: Kids ages 18 and under can attend for free!
Golden Globe-winning actor and playwright Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away) won the 2000 American Theatre Critics / Steinberg New Play Award for Oo-bla-dee when it premiered at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The play — a shimmering portrait of a female bebop band of African-American musicians traveling the country after World War Two — has its first major revival with new music by multi-Obie-winning jazz composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney) directs.
At once a razor-sharp comedy and a sincere tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious take on modern American politics. Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive chief of staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But a political guru named Arthur Vance sees things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for…the worst candidate to ever run for office.
Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney) and Crystal A. Dickinson (Clybourne Park) play Walter Lee Younger and Ruth Younger in one of the greatest family dramas ever written: Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 masterpiece A Raisin in the Sun.
Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in Simpatico, a tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. McCarter Theatre Center is collaborating with Chicago's multi-award-winning A Red Orchid Theatre to bring this riveting American drama to Princeton. Simpatico stars Tony Award- and multi-Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire) and the acclaimed Red Orchid ensemble.
A couple of small-town Irishmen hope to hit it big when hired as extras for an epic American movie filming in their scenic County Kerry village. Nominated for three Tony Awards and the winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, this show features two actors portraying a cast of 15 colorful characters. Stones in His Pockets, which pits harsh reality against fairy-tale Hollywood endings, is about the haves and have-nots.
The Tony Award-winning playwright who brought audiences Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang returns to McCarter Theatre Center with his newest play and latest cast of eccentric characters. Timely and outrageous, this black comedy exposes the mayhem of contemporary family life in a time of alternative facts, nonstop news, and social media saturation.