Why did People’s Light exhume this largely forgotten play from its well-deserved obscurity?
A play for people who need to be told how to feel.
IRONBOUND takes place outside of a bus stop in front of a factory in New Jersey.
THE HARASSMENT OF IRIS MALLOY (People’s Light): A male perspective on the socio-economics of sexual politics
A world-premiere play about sexual misconduct, politics, lies, and opportunism considers the economic hardships on single mothers in a culture of winning at all costs.
Julia Cho’s lofty romantic comedy examines the beauty of language and the failure of humans to communicate.
AUCTIONING THE AINSLEYS (People’s Light): Familial dysfunction, memory, and the significance of objects
Laura Schellhardt’s foray into the Pop psychology of familial dysfunction and the significance of personal possessions is given its regional premiere.
Though entertaining as a comedy, BILOXI BLUES contains an important message about fighting “the good war” abroad, while many struggles against injustice remain on the home front.
There’s little inherent humor in a guy needing a kidney, but evidently no one told that to Michael Hollinger.
PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Jane Austen’s classic tale of class, courtship, and decorum in 19th-century England, celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2013. People’s Light & Theatre Company continues the celebration with…
The immaculate Martha’s Vineyard home of the African American LeVay family is the set for Lydia R. Diamond’s STICK FLY at Arden Theatre Company. Plush sofas and pristine white cabinetry are the trappings around which the evening’s drama unfolds. The audience has a window into the kitchen, living room and porch where at times multiples scenes take place at complementary intervals; sometimes echoing their counterparts in the next room. The characters in the play are a complex set, all with different but overlapping backgrounds—some more than they realize.
She’s an American tourist on a girls’ holiday, seeking out a romantic, exotic fantasy of Spain. He’s a dashing, seductive Spaniard who takes her to his soon-to-be demolished apartment, where…