In honor of Terrence McNally, Stage Left Theater proudly presents our 2020-2021 Season 8 Opener:
by Terrence McNally
Directed by Troy Nickerson
SEPT 18 – OCT 11 2020
In Corpus Christi, McNally gives us his own unique view of the story of Christ, and in doing so provides us with one of the most vivid and moving passion plays ever written. McNally’s controversial play is an affirmation of faith and a drama of such power and scope that it has been called blasphemy by the religious right and hailed by audiences and critics alike as one of his best and most poignant works to date.
A controversial and contemporary re-telling of the story of Jesus and The Apostles, Stage Left Theater dedicates our 8th Season Opener to Terrence McNally.
CORPUS CHRISTI is presented by special arrangement
with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Season Sponsor: GLOBAL CREDIT UNION
Tickets on sale December 1, 2020
by John Clancy
Directed by Jamie Flanery
OCT 30 – NOV 22 2020
Inspired by Alfred Jarry’s “Ubu Roi” (1896), Fat Boy is a shocking, profane, and brutal comedic satire reflecting the insatiable political appetite of modern-day America.
Follow the brutish allegory known as Fatboy and his monstrous wife, Queen Fudgie the First, as they stand trial for their heinous war crimes. Even with the overwhelming evidence, will the court convict them or succumb to Fat Boy’s persuasive tactics?
“Fatboy” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Tickets on sale September 30, 2020
by Joshua Harmon
directed by Susan Hardie
JAN 1 – JAN 24 2021
A new play from Joshua Harmon that explodes the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America, Admissions won the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play, and the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
Sherri Rosen-Mason is the head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a dull institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values.
“Admissions” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
by Antoinette Nwandu
A Co-Production with Spokane Theater Art Council
FEB 12 – MAR 7 2021
Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner―talking shit, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their Promised Land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda, derailing their plans. Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young black men stuck in a cycle that they are desperately trying to escape.
A provocative riff on the Book of Exodus and Waiting for Godot, Pass Over is a remarkable work of politically-charged theater by a bold new American voice.
“Pass Over” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
by Carson Kreitzer
Directed by Josephine Keefe
APR 9 – MAY 2 2021
Seven white men have been found dead along I-95 in Florida. A prostitute is arrested and charged with their murders. The police say she’s a serial killer. She claims seven separate acts of self-defense. Inspired by the true story of Aileen Wuornos, Self Defense is shocking and funny. At its center, this intriguing play is an investigation of capital punishment, destitution, violence against (and by) women. Self-Defense poses the question of whether a prostitute is considered a person under our justice system.
Self Defense gives a long, hard look at an America most of us don’t want to admit exists.
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. www.playscripts.com
Self-Defense is underwritten by Kauffman and Associates, Inc.
Real Women Have Curves
by Josefina Lopez
A Co-Production with Spokane Theater Art Council
JUNE 4 – JUNE 27 2021
Set in a small sewing factory in East Los Angeles, this is the outrageously funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible production deadlines in order to keep their tiny factory from going under.
This play, a microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women’s bodies, the tenacity of women, and the powerful bond that happens when women come together.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
by Eugéne Ionesco
Translated by Derek Prouse
Directed by Robert Tombari
JULY 23 – AUG 15 2021
The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition.
A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming…
Will everyone succumb to the maddening transformations that seem to be increasingly comfortable? Will you..?
“Rhinoceros” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Stage Left is known for it’s incredibly fun (and often funny!) festivals. We are pleased to announce our 2020–2021 Season Festivals, sponsored by Bob & Pat Mielbrecht!