2022-23 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
Directed by Courtney Sale
September 14-October 2
Mix Hitchcock’s juicy spy flick with a dash of vintage Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps – equal parts hilarious whodunit, espionage thriller, and quick-change comedy. A beautiful woman, who claims to be a spy, plunges our hero into a series of misadventures, involving an on-stage plane crash, missing fingers, cool romance, and a territorial flock of sheep. With four actors creating over 100 crazy characters, The 39 Steps will be an unforgettable evening of nonstop laughs.
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Originally Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Directed by Rosa Joshi
Original Music by Heather Christian
October 19-November 6
Something wicked this way comes . . . In this brisk, unnerving version of Macbeth, the three witches, or weird sisters, play out the entire story of a man who becomes so possessed by power and ambition that he will destroy anyone who gets in his way. Are these witches ancient prophets or contemporary witnesses? Double, double toil and trouble.
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Directed by Courtney Sale
November 30-December 24
A holiday treat for the entire family! Experience Charles Dickens’ timeless yuletide story of transformation and redemption, featuring all of your favorite characters, from Ebenezer Scrooge to Tiny Tim. Spooky, heartwarming, and joyful, it’s the perfect way for families to recapture the spirit of Christmas and create memories for the future.
East Coast Premiere
Letters from Home
Written and Performed by Kalean Ung
Original Music by Chinary Ung
January 18-February 5, 2023
With humor, passion, and a touch of Shakespeare, Kalean Ung weaves together her Cambodian family’s refugee story with her own as a bi-racial, second-generation American. Inspired by family member’s letters sent to her father from refugee camps after the Cambodian genocide, Letters from Home unearths the myths and mysteries of her family’s past as a ritual for intergenerational healing.
How High the Moon: The Music of Ella Fitzgerald
Featuring Tina Fabrique
Conceived by Rob Ruggiero
May 3-21, 2023
A beguiling tribute to “The First Lady of Song!” Broadway performer Tina Fabrique, who captivated theatregoers here in The Haunted Life, will treat our audiences to a new version of her award-winning hit, Ella. Reviewing Fabrique in the original, The New York Times said, “She has a strong, big, emotion-rich voice and considerable charm.” How High the Moon features Fitzgerald’s greatest hits, including “A-Tisket, A-Tasket,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” and “Mack the Knife.” (Final song list TBA)
THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (non-subscription)
Red Riding Hood
By Allison Gregory
April 5-16, 2023
Wolfgang, the greatest actor in the world, is preparing for the performance of his lifetime in the “true story” of Red Riding Hood when a delivery driver carrying a mysterious package interrupts his rehearsal. She boldly calls into question Wolfgang’s story, adamant that he should only tell the classic tale. As their story flourishes, a madcap romp through the popular fairy tale ensues. This lively adaptation is full of surprise and packed with wolf-sized humor, and reminds us that when something is important, bravery knows no bounds. (Recommended for ages 5 and older.)
MRT will continue to offer its renowned MRT Young Company program, as well as student matinees for most productions. For information about all programs for young people, visit www.mrt.org/education.