A RAISIN IN THE SUN, CHINGLISH and More Set for Stageworks Theatre's 2013-14 Season
Stageworks Theatre announces its diverse 2013-14 Season:
A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry 10/1-20/2013
This groundbreaking play opened on Broadway in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Winner of the NY Drama Critic's Award as Best Play of the Year. "Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." - Newsweek "A milestone in the American Theatre." - Ebony
THE DIVINE SISTER by Charles Busch 2/6-23/2014
The Divine Sister is an outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns. The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. "This gleefully twisted tale of the secret lives of nuns - in which the playwright doubles as leading lady - is Mr. Busch's freshest, funniest work in years, perhaps decades." - The New York Times
CHINGLISH by David Henry Hwang 3/27-4/11/2014
Springing from the author's personal experiences in China over the past five years, Chinglish follows a Midwestern American businessman desperately seeking to score a lucrative contact for his family's firm as he travels to China only to discover how much he doesn't understand. Chinglish explores the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language-and ways of communicating-are worlds apart from our own." David Henry Hwang's best new work since M. Butterfly, this shrewd, timely and razor-sharp comedy" (Chicago Tribune) received its Broadway premiere in fall 2011.
A FEW GOOD MEN by Aaron Sorkin 5/1-18/2014
This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. "Enormously entertaining."-N.Y. Daily News "Plenty of wise cracking humor and suspense."-Time Magazine
THE SUGARBEAN SISTERS by Nathan Sanders 6/12-6/29/2014
Stuck in a Florida swamp near Disney World, the Nettles sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood by hopping the next spaceship out of town, and they're not going to let the arrival of a snake charmer, a handsome Mormon Bishop and a mysterious bird woman stand in their way. See the show "New York Newsday" called the "most impressive debut of a new American playwright".