Month: March 2018

Announcing Our Complete 7-Play 2018-19 Season

Two Acclaimed American Musicals
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN — Kander & Ebb’s gritty and dazzling Tony Award winner
PACIFIC OVERTURES — Spiro Veloudos caps off his multi-year Sondheim Initiative with this thrilling masterpiece

A Great Classic of the American Theatre
THE LITTLE FOXES — Lillian Hellman’s riveting drama about a greedy Southern family.

Two New Collaborations – read more at the bottom of this release
BREATH & IMAGINATION — the musical story of Roland Hayes, the first internationally acclaimed African American concert vocalist.  In collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective
TWELFTH NIGHT — William Shakespeare’s hilarious and heartbreaking comedy of unrequited love.   In collaboration with Actors’ Shakespeare Project.

A Comedy and a Drama, Both Written by Women about Women
THE WOLVES — an exhilarating and insightful play about the members an adolescent girls’ indoor soccer team
THE ROOMMATE — a moving and hilarious play about two middle-aged women attempting to re-imagine their lives

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Cast of Anna Christie

Announcing the Cast & Creative Team for Anna Christie

“A work about the awesome and overpowering force of nature!” — The Guardian

ANNA CHRISTIE

by Eugene O’Neill
Adapted & Directed by Scott Edmiston

April 6 – May 6, 2018

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, O’Neill’s classic is a surprisingly contemporary play that crackles with fierce physicality, humor, and drama. After a 20-year separation, a coal barge captain (Lyric Stage favorite Johnny Lee Davenport) is reunited with the daughter he unknowingly abandoned to a life of hardship. When Anna falls in love with a shipwrecked sailor, her father and her suitor come to recognize their own culpability in her plight, and all three struggle in their own way for salvation. Following his acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scott Edmiston takes a fresh look at one of America’s greatest playwrights.

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Surviving “a brush with death” – The Boston Globe Profiles Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos

The front page of Monday, March 13, 2017’s The Boston Globe features a profile on Producing Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos’ battle with type 2 diabetes.

It’s been a challenging, interesting, and ultimately uplifting time in Spiro’s life. Spiro’s recovery is a testament to his determination, fantastic medical care, and the support of an incredible theatrical community.

We’re particularly thankful for the support of David Ridge, Jonathan Arruda, and Stacey Fuller from Hotel 140, and Sylvia Ferrell-Jones Green of YWCA Boston for their assistance during Spiro’s recovery.