our 2022-2023 SEASON
Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth. Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
“…terrifically funny dialogue… Their deadly serious but oh-so-funny ethical dispute is brilliantly argued… the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety
This evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun!
Smartly curated, these short plays and monologues are unique, absurd, irreverent and enormous enjoyment for actors and audiences alike.
Featuring a cast of ACT favorites and some new faces! David Abraham, Francesca Bellavista, Jim Cadigan, Robert Dawkins, Jen Farrow, Dexter McDaniel, Stephen Mitchell, Mary Schubert, Ashley Taylor and Laura Weiss.
A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog, by the playwright who brought us The Dining Room. As Mr. Gurney notes, the play has a "timely message of the need to connect in an increasingly alien and impersonal world. 'There is a need to connect, not only to a dog, but to other people through the dog.'"
“Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A.R. Gurney’s new comedy, SYLVIA…” —NY Times
"I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…” —NY Daily News.
“Gurney’s mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike... Howlingly funny…” —BackStage.
March 3, 4, 10, 11, 2023 • Matinees March 5, 12, 2023
It's been 20 years since Andre died, and his mother, Katherine, still hasn't recovered from his loss. Her grief is still so heavy that she finds herself on the doorstep of Cal — Andre's former lover — now married to a different man and raising a young son. He's moved on, she's thinking bitterly. Why haven't I?
At turns witty and powerful, Mothers and Sons is a story rooted in optimism. Like all engaging modern plays, it weaves funny dialogue with themes that are both provocative and heartfelt.
“MOTHERS AND SONS feels like the sun on your face!” —NBC New York.