‘God of Carnage,’ by Yasmina Reza (Translation by Christopher Hampton)
Jan. 9 to Feb. 2, 2014
Two high-strung sets of parents meet for the first time with the intention of settling their sons’ playground dispute like civilized adults. Their encounter frustrates everyone’s best intentions in this viciously funny Olivier Award-winner for Best Comedy and long-running Broadway hit.
‘The Devil’s Music: Life and Blues of Bessie Smith,’ by Angelo Parra
Feb. 13 to March 9, 2014
Ignoring a scheduled performance, Bessie Smith, The Empress of the Blues, finds herself in a “buffet flat” (a private lounge), hanging with her band. In a revealing mood, she sings her story of a life filled with tumultuous romances, hard living, and, always, music.
‘Equally Divided,’ by Ronald Harwood
March 20 to April 13, 2014
Edith has taken care of her bitter, elderly mother and indulged the old woman’s antiquing habit for years. Now that mum has passed away, she just wants what she deserves, except her wealthy, eccentric, good-for-nothing sister Renata wants her half, too. A comedy about a woman in a moral quandary.
‘The Complete History of Comedy,’ by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
April 24 to May 18, 2014
The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns with a brand new comedy about ... comedy. As only they can, the RSC deconstruct the history of comedy, debate who is the funniest person ever to have lived, and ask if laughter is the best medicine, will it be covered by Obamacare?
* All titles subject to change.
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