Dramaturgy

City Lights publishes an edition of Highlights  for each mainstage show. This dramaturg’s guide by Rebecca Wallace includes interviews, historical background, photos, and other resources to help audiences more fully immerse themselves in the world of a play. Because that’s a great place to linger.

2022-23 season
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse; Nov. 19-Dec. 18, 2022
Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe; Sept. 15-Oct. 16, 2022

2021-22 season
Fun Home by Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron and Alison Bechdel; July 14-Aug. 21, 2022
Waiting for Next by Jeffrey Lo, May 19-June 19, 2022
Vietgone  by Qui Nguyen, with original music by Shane Rettig, March 24-April 24, 2022
The Hollow  by Agatha Christie, Feb. 3-March 6, 2022
Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías, Nov. 18-Dec. 19, 2021
Coded by Kirsten Brandt, Sept. 16- Oct. 17, 2021.

2020-21 season
A Christmas Carol (new solo adaptation by Mark Anderson Phillips), Dec. 15-Jan. 3, 2020-21

2019-20 season
Coded by Kirsten Brandt, March 12-April 11, 2020
Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, Jan. 16-Feb. 16, 2020
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley  by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Nov. 14-Dec. 15, 2019
The Wolves  
by Sarah DeLappe, Sept. 18- Oct 20, 2019

2018-19 season
Cabaret  by Masteroff, Van Druten, Isherwood, Kander & Ebb, July 18-Aug. 25, 2019
Silent Sky  
by Lauren Gunderson, May 16-June 16, 2019
Eurydice
  by Sarah Ruhl, March 14-April 14, 2019
Mothers and Sons
  by Terrence McNally, Jan. 17-Feb. 17, 2019
Making God Laugh  by Sean Grennan, Nov. 15-Dec. 23, 2018
God of Carnage  by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, Sept. 13-Oct. 14, 2018

2017-18 season
In the Heights, with music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes; conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, July 12-Aug. 19, 2018
The Siegel  by Michael Mitnick, May 17-June 17, 2018
The Merchant of Venice  by William Shakespeare, March 22-April 22, 2018
Alabama Story  by Kenneth Jones, Jan. 18-Feb. 18, 2018
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley  by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Nov. 16-Dec. 17, 2017
Stupid Fucking Bird  by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull  by Anton Chekhov, Sept. 14-Oct. 15, 2017

2016-17 season
LIZZIE  by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner and Alan Stevens Hewitt, July 13-Aug. 20, 2017
Rapture, Blister, Burn  by Gina Gionfriddo, May 18-June 18, 2017
Frankenstein adapted by Kit Wilder, Mar. 23-Apr. 23, 2017
Ideation  by Aaron Loeb, Jan. 19-Feb. 19, 2017
Calendar Girls  by Tim Firth, based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth, Nov. 17-Dec. 18, 2016
Other Desert Cities  by Jon Robin Baitz, Sept. 22-Oct. 23, 2016

2015-16 season
Green Day’s American Idiot  by Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, July 14-Aug. 21, 2016
I and You  by Lauren Gunderson, May 19-June 19, 2016
The Elephant Man  by Bernard Pomerance, March 17-April 17, 2016
Tigers Be Still  by Kim Rosenstock, Jan. 21-Feb. 21, 2016
Handle With Care  by Jason Odell Williams with Hebrew by Charlotte Cohn, Nov. 19-Dec. 20, 2015
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Sept. 17-Oct. 18, 2015

2014-15 season
West Side Story  by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, July 16-Aug. 23, 2015
Exit, Pursued by a Bear  by Lauren Gunderson, May 14-June 14, 2015
M. Butterfly  by David Henry Hwang, March 19-April 19, 2015
Build  by Michael Golamco, Jan. 22-Feb. 22, 2015
Truce: A Christmas Wish from the Great War  by Kit Wilder & Jeffrey Bracco, Nov. 20-Dec. 21, 2014
Art  by Yasmina Reza, Sept. 18-Oct. 19, 2014

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