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Waiting For Next
Runs May 19 - Jun 19, 2022
Written by:Jeffrey Lo
Directed by:Leslie Martinson
Supported by:Executive Producer Lauren Doyle & Executive Producer Toggle Hagan (Man's Best Friend)
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
Frank is in a school parking lot waiting for his parents (like he always is) when he meets Marcus, who is also waiting (like he always is). What comes next is a friendship that defines both of their lives. This world-premiere play follows the boys from ages 12 to 40 as they grow up and apart and together again, supporting each other through school, relationships, and some of the darkest and brightest places life can take us.
The Solo Plays: 61 Unused Pages
Runs May 1 - Jun 1, 2022
Written by:Vincent Terrell Durham
Directed by:Aldo Billingslea
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We’re excited to continue our series of one-act solo plays by writers in the BIPOC community, commissioned by City Lights and released on video so that all will be able to experience them. The second play is "61 Unused Pages" by Vincent Terrell Durham, available to watch on demand in May.
Fun Home
Runs Jul 14 - Aug 21, 2022
Music by:Jeanine Tesori
Book and lyrics by:Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by:Alison Bechdel
Directed by:Lisa Mallette
Supported by:Visionary Producer Jim Lewis and Executive Producer Charlie McCollum
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
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When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her childhood playing at the family’s funeral home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. "Fun Home" is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Past Events

Coded
Runs Sep 16 - Oct 17, 2021
Written and directed by:Kirsten Brandt
Supported by:Visionary Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch and Producers Marv and Bonnie Bamburg
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
Jerrie was on her way to being a leader in the gaming industry, until a competitor armed with a legion of internet trolls launched an assault on her, and she was forced into hiding. Now, she’s back with a plan to revolutionize virtual-reality gaming. If she can keep the trolls at bay and control over her team, she might be able to dismantle the industry’s boys’ club. But when the virtual world begins to invade the real one, things get really surreal.
The Solo Plays: Lola Cooked Our Food
Runs Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2021
Written by:Jeffrey Lo
Directed by:Michelle Talgarow
We’re excited to begin a new series of one-act solo plays by writers in the BIPOC community, commissioned by City Lights and released on video so that all will be able to experience them. The first play is the beautiful "Lola Cooked Our Food" by Jeffrey Lo, available to watch on demand.
Native Gardens
Runs Nov 18 - Dec 19, 2021
Written by:Karen Zacarías
Directed by:Melinda Marks
Supported by:Producers Christy Martin and Cindy Melter and Producers who wish to remain anonymous
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose.
The Hollow
Runs Jan 20 - Feb 20, 2022
Written by:Agatha Christie
Directed by:Doll Piccotto
Supported by:Producers Connie & Paul Boulay
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
There’s a wife and a husband, a mistress and a movie star, and plenty of other people tangled up in romantic situations, but only one does the deed. And by “deed,” we mean “murder.” After all, this is an Agatha Christie play. With classic mystery and surprising humor, "The Hollow" takes audiences into a lovely English country house on a very eventful weekend. Bring your alibis.
Vietgone
Runs Mar 24 - Apr 24, 2022
Written by:Qui Nguyen
Original music by:Shane Rettig
Directed by:Jeffrey Lo
Supported by:Executive Producers Sandra Moll & Rick Holden and Rich & Sally Braugh
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch
It’s 1975, Saigon has fallen, and Quang and Tong should be grateful they’ve made it to the United States. But he lost his wife and she lost her brother. And Arkansas is way too weird. In this irreverent comedy told in Qui Nguyen’s audacious style, these two Vietnamese refugees try to find their way home, wherever that is. In the process, they just might find each other. Modern hip-hop meets 1970s America in an exciting mashup of history and cultures.

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