Shaker Bridge Theatre - the 2017-2018 Season
6 Fabulous Performances
There's a lot to look forward to. Here are the highlights of Shaker Bridge Theatre's 2017-2018 Season.
THIS by Melissa James Gibson
October 5 – 22
Jane's dating life is a shambles, and her helpful friends are only helping make things more complicated. This bright, witty, un-romantic comedy captures the uncertain steps of a circle of friends backing their way into middle age.
From the critics: “the best new play to open Off Broadway this fall.“- The New York Times
DANCING LESSONS by Mark St. Germain
November 30 - December 17
November 30 - December 17
A young man with Asperger's syndrome seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner, but the dancer is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they're both caught off-guard by the discoveries-both hilarious and heartwarming-that they make about each other and about themselves.
From the critics: “goes beyond the conventions of a romantic comedy to an enthralling evening...totally absorbing...brilliantly conceived...“ - Broadway World "You don't want it to end..." - The Boston Globe.
CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne
January 18 - February 4October 5 – 22
This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know-delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
From the critics: “Nick Payne's gorgeous two-character drama...may be the most sophisticated date play Broadway has seen.” - The New York Times
Heisenberg by Simon Stephens
February 22 - March 11 October 5 – 22
Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, a woman named Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Simon Stephens' sharply original HEISENBERG brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.
From the critics: "the simple story of two perfect strangers who embark on an affair and find their lives change irrevocably. You've seen this one before, you say? Not like this one, you haven't..." - Entertainment Weekly
SUNSET by Mike Backman
May 3 - May 20
Based on the playwright's experience, SUNSET tells the story of a young Mormon missionary serving in the American South. While on his mission, he discovers that the rules of the church and the expectations of society stand in the way of his own emerging self-identity. As he struggles with his faith and his place in the world, he finds that love has come into his life. A coming-of-age story, at turns comic and poignant, about the birth of one's true self.
For information and tickets, please go to Shaker Bridge Theatre's web site.