Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the leadership of Richard L. Bready and Artistic Director Curt Columbus, have announced their 2015-2016 season.
"When we plan a season, we ask ourselves the same question about every work: 'Why is this play relevant today?' The 2015-2016 season reflects what is going on in our society right now," states artistic director Curt Columbus. "Through a series of classic and modern adventures, we dissect, understand and honor the Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers among us. From children to heads of state, Western settlers to first-wave feminists--the brave ones, the unique ones, the different ones help us understand what it's like to be in someon else's skin, even just for a minute."
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky
September 10 - October 11, 2015
Shakespeare's penetrating tale of leadership and ambition opens Trinity Rep's 52nd season. Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome, returns from war a hero, but a group of intimate royal advisers -- fearful Caesar has become too powerful, and hoping to assume the throne -- conspire to assassinate the leader. Julius Caesar remains a prescient explosion of politics, revenge and the human struggle between fate and free will.
A Christmas Carol (non-subscription holiday program)
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming
November 7, 2015 - December 31, 2016
Trinity Rep's annual production of this holiday classic has completely sold out the past four years.
The Heidi Chronicles
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Vivienne Benesch
December 3 - January 3, 2016
Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Heidi Chronicles follows the life of Heidi from her high school days in the idealistic '60s to her adult life in the materialistic '80s. Like any good liberal baby boomer, she's locked in a battle between having it all and choosing a single path. In Wendy Wasserstein's Tony Award-winning, witty and poignant coming-of-age play, we see the world through the eyes of a woman looking for identity, truth and family, and confronting what it takes to have it all.
The Hunchback of Seville
Written by Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Taibi Magar
February 4 - March 6, 2016
It's 1504 and Columbus has returned from the New World with gold in his pockets and blood on his hands. Spain is busy celebrating -- everyone except for Queen Isabella's adopted sister, Maxima Terriblé Segunda, a godless genius hidden away in a tower. A wild take on Spanish history, packed with contemporary language and madcap laughs, Capitol Hill Times calls The Hunchback of Seville a "provocative and relevant play [that] marries hilarity with the horrors of colonialism that sculpted present-day America."
To Kill a Mockingbird
Based on the book by Harper Lee
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Brian McEleney
March 3 - April 3, 2016
Scout is a six-year-old white girl growing up during the Depression in Alabama. When a young white woman is attacked and Scout's father is appointed to defend the black man accused of the crime, Scout sets out on a journey filled with questions of morality, prejudice, race and social justice. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Trinity Rep brings one of the finest pieces of American literature to life.
(A World Premiere)
April 7 - May 8, 2016
Honoring our commitment to bring new work to New England, our fifth play of the season is a world premiere. Don't miss the opportunity to see a fresh, contemporary voice on our stage! Play title will be revealed this summer.
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Directed by Richard and Sharon Jenkins
May 5 - June 5, 2016
At the turn of the 20th century in the western territories, cowboy Curly vies with evil farmhand Jud for the heart of Laurey, the woman they both love. One of the quintessential musicals of the 20th century, Oklahoma! has everything: romance, humor, square dances and a gorgeous score, including "People Will Say We're in Love," "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'," and "Oklahoma!" Brought to life by Richard and Sharon Jenkins, you'll find yourself thinking, "I Cain't Say No."