Open Stage of Harrisburg Announces Season 28!

Subscriptions on sale now! See all four thought-provoking plays for only $90 – That’s like seeing one show free. Single tickets for GIDION’S KNOT go on sale in August.

 

Oct 2013 – GIDION’S KNOT

by Johnna Adams 

October 4-26, 2013

Over the course of a 90-minute parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, the teacher’s student, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely — or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion’s act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

“Gidion’s Knot, unlike the legendary knot suggested by its name, is raveled so delicately that to unspool a single thread endangers the revelation of the entire piece.” DCtheatrescene.com

Adams does not spare sensitivities and her play is uncomfortable and shattering. This is a play that runs its course like an rabid dog that won’t let go.

Subscriptions on sale now! See all four thought-provoking plays for only $90 – That’s like seeing one show free. Single tickets for A CHRISTMAS MEMORY go on sale in October.

 

Nov/Dec 2013 – A CHRISTMAS MEMORY

A New Musical

Based on the short story by Truman Capote

Book by Duane Poole 
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Carol Hall

November 29 – December 29, 2013

An evocative musical memoir of tradition, adventure, and family. In rural Alabama, 1933, young Buddy is being raised by three eccentric cousins. He is closest to his Cousin Sook, still a child herself in many ways — and as Christmas nears, she and Buddy gather ingredients to bake holiday gifts for those who’ve had a memorable impact on their lives in the past year.

“Oh, my, it’s fruitcake weather!” Following the comic adventures of the two misfit soulmates, the show celebrates the simple pleasures of life and the joy of giving – a festive, emotional story that reminds us what traditions, family and friendship are all about.

Subscriptions on sale now! See all four thought-provoking plays for only $90 – That’s like seeing one show free. Single tickets for August Wilson’s FENCES go on sale in October.

 

Feb 2014 – August Wilson’s FENCES

February 7 – March 1, 2014
Troy Maxson is a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now supports his family as a sanitation worker in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.

Denzel Washington, James Earl Jones, and Viola Davis won Tony Awards for their performances in this Pulitzer Prize-Winning drama.

Subscriptions on sale now! See all four thought-provoking plays for only $90 – That’s like seeing one show free. Single tickets for CLYBOURNE PARK go on sale in October.

 

Apr 2014 – CLYBOURNE PARK

by Bruce Norris

April 11 – May 3, 2014

On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race

September 1959: Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs. They’ve inadvertently sold the house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown.

September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands. This time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.

In a provocative nod to A Raisin in the Sun, Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris examines what happens when home becomes a battleground.