Current Season

2018 One-Act Festival
August 17 – 26, 2018
Two weekends of original one-act plays that will make you laugh, cry, and think.

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Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Erin Bone Steele

September 14 – October 6, 2018

In this highly theatrical, fast, funny, sexy rediscovery of one of history’s most intriguing women, Emilie defends her life and loves, and ends up with both a formula and a legacy that permeates history.

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The Crucible
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Craig Allen Mummey

October 26 – November 17, 2018

Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.

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Season of Light: A Winter Fairytale
By Steph DeFerie
Directed by Katie Rey Bogdan

December 7 – 16, 2018

Magda is chosen to play the Sister of the Sun for her village’s Winter Solstice ceremony. But when the days keep growing shorter, Magda is blamed and exiled. In the forest, a group of players join her quest to bring back the light by going to the source: the real Sister of the Sun. What is Magda willing to sacrifice to save the world from darkness?

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By Bill Cain
Directed by Madeleine Smith

January 11 – February 2, 2019

England, 1605: A tight ensemble of star Elizabethan actors from the King’s Men company, including William Shakespeare, are commissioned to produce an impossible-to-write show about the foiled Gunpowder Plot, where conspirators attempted to blow up the King and Parliament.

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In the Next Room, or the vibrator play
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jen Katz

February 22 – March 16, 2019

A comedy about marriage, intimacy, and electricity, In the Next Room is set in the 1880s at the dawn of the electrical age. Based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat ‘hysterical’ women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household.

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By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Jeff Mikoni

April 5 – 28, 2019

Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly dead patriarch. After a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive.

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The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Bill Hurlbut

May 17 – June 8, 2019

One of the cleverest comedies by one of the greatest writers in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest has delighted audiences since its premiere in 1885. Wicked wit and dead-on social satire are wrapped in a confection of dual identities, matrimonial matters, and the provenance of a particular handbag.

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Intimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Seth Ghitelman

June 28 – July 20, 2019

New York City, 1905: Esther, a talented African-American seamstress, sews for rich white and poor black clients alike, and saves her earnings so she can someday open her own beauty parlor. She also longs for a loving husband and has a long-distance pen-pal romance with George, a black Barbadian laborer building canals in South America.

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2018-2019 Subscription Packages

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We hope you will join us for another season at Silver Spring Stage – the little theater with big ideas!

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