February 21-March 1 – 7:30pm – Black Box Theater
February 21 performance includes a pre-show reception at 6:00pm
Directed by Off Square favorite James Alexander Bond (The 39 Steps, Godspell, The Understudy), the scene for this Tony Award-winning musical is a night club in Berlin, as the 1920′s are drawing to a close. Don’t miss the transformation of the Black Box into a German cabaret with dancing, singing, music and more as we explore the fun, mayhem, and tragedy of Europe in the early twentieth century.
Regional Premiere – May 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 – 7:30pm – Black Box Theater
By the Waters of Babylon – Regional Premiere – Written by Robert Schenkkan. On a hot afternoon in Austin, Texas, the widowed Catherine hires Arturo, a Cuban writer turned gardener, to tame her overgrown backyard. What begins as a cordial interaction between employer and employee quickly turns into a cautiously intimate encounter between two exiles freighted by pasts they cannot forget. Over the course of several hours Catherine and Arturo swap lies and tell stories. Laugh. Argue politics and music. Make Mojitos and get a little drunk. Fight and make up. And together — warily, clumsily — they begin to dance the oldest dance in the world. Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer-prize winning, Writer’s Guild Award winning, Tony-nominated, two-time Emmy nominated writer of stage, television, and film. This production will be directed by Guest Artist Kate Gleason.
July 12, 13, 17, & 18 – Center Lawn – FREE – 7:00pm Lawn Opens for Picnics, 8:00pm Outdoor Performance
Thin Air Shakespeare is back! This free, family-friendly outdoor production will invite audiences to play with the performers as all varieties of identity are hidden, changed, examined, and confronted in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy. Directed and adapted by Bob Berky, this Thin Air Shakespeare production will include guest artists, musicians, and other community entertainers as part of the preshow entertainment. 2014’s Thin Air Shakespeare is a partnership between Off Square Theatre Company, the Center for the Arts, and the Teton Botanical Garden. Bring your picnic and your family and friends to the free performances on the Center Lawn. (Rain dates July 14 & 19)
Staged Reading – August 23 – 7:00pm – Center Theater
To build awareness around their services and to celebrate the many triumphs happening every day through the hard work of the Community Resource Center staff and their clients, Off Square and CRC are joining forces to commission a new theatrical work inspired by the real stories of our community. This collaboration will use the power of theatre and the human interaction and conversation it inspires to raise awareness of human services issues. OSTC will commission professional writers to create and develop this new work which will premiere on the Center Stage. The reading will be followed by a talkback and reception in the lobby.
Staged Reading – October 18 – 7:00pm – Black Box Theater
A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp new satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize. Written by Bruce Norris. The staged reading will be followed by a talkback and reception.
Staged Reading – December 6 – 7:00pm – Center Theater
Audiences will enjoy the witty banter of the Plantagenet clan as marriages, succession, revolts, and manipulation abound. Contemporary audiences will undoubtedly find parallels in this dark comedy with today’s leaders, militaries, family feuds and corporate mishaps as they listen to Goldman’s language. The details may be centuries old, but the facts of human nature remain the same. Written by James Goldman. Off Square’s staged reading will include special musical guests. The event will be followed by a reception in the lobby.
Annual Youth Musical – February 2015 – Center Theater
More details coming soon!