2017-2018 SEASON

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InTheHeights_376x376IN THE HEIGHTS

Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Directed & Choreographed by Marcos Santana
Co-Produced with Olney Theatre Center

Sept. 6 – Oct. 8, 2017

WINNER of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score

From the creator of the global hit sensation Hamilton comes Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In The Heights. Usnavi, the local proprietor of the corner bodega, is our guide through Washington Heights, a vibrant New York neighborhood full of striving immigrants and young lovers. When a winning lottery ticket is sold, fortunes shift, romance blooms and hope springs eternal. Infused with hip-hop beats, salsa and Latin soul, Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center present In The Heights – the musical event of the fall! All performances of In The Heights will be performed at Olney Theatre Center.

IllGetYouBackAgain_376x376I’LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN

By Sarah Gancher
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
WORLD PREMIERE

Oct. 4 – 29, 2017

“Rachel Chavkin [is] one of the most gifted [directors] working today!” – The New York Times

Chloe is a struggling stand-up comedian – until she decides to sit in for her dead father as the bassist for his seminal psychedelic rock band. While the band plays on and old tensions rise, Chloe must navigate memory, history, and the lessons we’ve learned from the Sixties. Written by Sarah Gancher and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Broadway’s Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) comes a high-energy rock & roll comedy with live music you don’t want to miss!

BookOfWill_376x376THE BOOK OF WILL

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Ryan Rilette

Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2017

“A triumph [with] panache, depth, infectious humor and earthy compassion….One of the best plays I have ever seen.”
Boulder Weekly

What if Shakespeare’s works were lost forever? After the death of their friend and mentor, two actors are determined to compile the first Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg and band together to get it done. Lauren Gunderson, playwright of last season’s runaway hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, weaves a hilarious and heartfelt story inspired by the true story of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

Handbagged_376x376HANDBAGGED

By Moira Buffini
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham
AMERICAN PREMIERE
Presented by arrangement with Tricycle Theatre and Eleanor Lloyd Productions
Part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Jan. 31 – Feb. 25, 2018

“A very funny portrait of a relationship between monarch and prime minister that clearly wasn’t made in heaven.” – The Guardian

Round House is thrilled to present the American premiere of this Oliver Award-winning, West End hit comedy! The Iron Lady. The Queen. Born six months apart, each woman had a destiny that would change the world. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand? Helmed by Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the original Tricycle Theatre and West End productions in London, Handbagged is the wickedly funny new comedy that imagines what the world’s most powerful women talk about behind closed palace doors. Handbagged is presented in arrangement with Tricycle Theatre and Eleanor Lloyd Productions.

MasterHarold_376x376“MASTER HAROLD”…AND THE BOYS

By Athol Fugard
Directed by Ryan Rilette

Apr. 11 – May 6, 2018

“Fugard creates a blistering fusion of the personal and the political.” – The New York Times

In a small South African tea shop in 1950, two black men and a white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe. Winner of the Drama Desk and London Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, “Master Harold”… reveals the profound personal consequences of oppression.

GeorgiaMcBride_376x376THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE

By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Tom Story

June 6 – July 1, 2018

“This play is stomp-your-feet, snap-your-fingers, clap-your-hands, singalong joy.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

He’s young, he’s broke, and his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business — and himself. Featuring a fierce and fabulous cast of queens, The Legend of Georgia McBride celebrates finding your voice and singing your own song.