The Ruby Sunrise

Nov. 11-20, 2021 

In 1927 on a farm in Indiana teenage Ruby struggles to turn her dream of the first all-electrical television system into a reality. The play then jumps forward to 1952 and a McCarthy-era New York TV studio where Ruby’s heirs fight over how her story should be told, The Ruby Sunrise charts the course of the phenomenon of television: from early idealism and sparks of genius, to promises fulfilled and compromises brokered. Groff’s play examines the mechanics of storytelling, of the ways in which truth can be compromised and histories revised.  

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The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill: a musical

March 2-5, 2022 

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. The Grill is for sale, but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy convinces Hannah to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the Grill wins. Soon, mail arrives by the wheelbarrow and things really start cookin’ at the Spitfire Grill. 

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You on the moors now

You on the Moors Now 

May 26- June 4, 2022

Four literary heroines of the nineteenth century set conventionalism ablaze when they turn down marriage proposals from their equally famous gentlemen callers.  Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) Jo March (Little Women) Cathy (Wuthering Heights) and Jane (Jane Eyre) confront Mr. Darcy, Laurie Laurence, Heathcliff and Mr. Rochester in turn as they cross their “moors:” the intersection between girlhood and womanhood and ponder their gender normative futures.  

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Last Updated October 8, 2021