2017-2018 SEASON

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September 28 – October 29, 2017

By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Ted Pappas

One of the most sensational plays in Broadway history, Equus is now a modern classic. It tells the story of Alan Strang, a teenage stable hand who commits a horrific crime, and Martin Dysart, the psychiatrist who struggles to exorcise the boy’s demons. Featuring a cast of 14, Equus is a stunning tour-de-force in which humans double as horses. Winner of the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play. From Peter Shaffer, the author of Amadeus.

“Packs a terrific theatrical punch.” – The Telegraph, London


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November 9 – December 10, 2017

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Pamela Berlin

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play!
Brigid and Richard have moved into a shabby two-floor apartment in New York’s Chinatown just in time for Thanksgiving, and her family – mom, dad, sister and grandma – arrives from Scranton, PA to laugh, argue, and eat around the table. But also dished up are fears, real and imagined, experienced by many Americans dealing with life today. This uproarious comedy/serious drama is directed by Pamela Berlin (Clybourne Park, The Diary of Anne Frank, Between Riverside and Crazy).

“As entertaining as it is honest.” – The New York Times
“A truly remarkable and exceptionally moving play.” – Chicago Tribune
“The best Broadway show of 2016.” – Entertainment Weekly


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SPECIAL EVENT!
December 28, 2017 - January 6, 2018

By Gene Collier
Directed by Scott Wise

After a triumphant sold-out run at The O’Reilly this past December, Rocky Bleier returns by popular demand for nine shows only. In this inspiring one-man play, he shares the true story that took him from the football field to the battlefield and back – where he helped the Steelers to four Super Bowl victories! Only 2017/2018 subscribers can order tickets now – on-sale date for single ticket buyers to be announced.


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January 25 – February 25, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Directed & Choreographed by Ted Pappas

There will be “Comedy Tonight” and every night during Ted Pappas’ hilarious revival of this laugh-filled juggernaut. Set in ancient Rome and overflowing with delicious songs and gorgeous dancing girls, Forum is considered by many to be the funniest musical ever created. Winner of the 1962 Tony Award for Best Musical, this sly mix of Broadway and Burlesque is guaranteed to bring down the house. Fasten your togas!

“As timeless as comedy itself.” – The New York Times


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March 8 – April 8, 2018

By Simon Stephens

The boy-meets-girl story gets a facelift when a 40-something free-spirited American woman falls for an inhibited retirement-age Irishman. The play begins when Georgie randomly kisses Alex as he sits alone in a London train station. As her constant energy collides with his stillness, surprising transformations occur in this new play by Simon Stephens, who won the Tony Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

“Soaring. Thrilling.” – The New York Times
“Funny and powerful.” – Associated Press
“Four Stars! Sweet and surprising.” – Time Out New York


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April 19 – May 20, 2018

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ted Pappas

A young man encounters the ghost of his slain father in this epic drama. Prince Hamlet feels his life spiraling out of control. His uncle, Claudius, has murdered the king, usurped the crown, and married Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother. Revenge has been ordered by the spirit of the dead monarch, but Hamlet is in turmoil. Fiercely intelligent and wildly passionate, this exploration of love, lust, and grief has enthralled theatergoers for centuries. The greatest play in the English language lives again in a new production on The Public’s stage.


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May 31 – July 1, 2018

Written & Directed by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE 2011!

The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to wrap up the 2017/2018 season with an all-new, laugh-a-minute “tale told by idiots.” The Bard’s most famous characters, greatest lines, and magnificent speeches are lampooned in a comic smorgasbord that erupts when Puck & Ariel hijack the plot of The Comedy of Errors, creating such strange bedfellows as Kate & Beatrice, Hamlet & master motivator Lady Macbeth, and Dromio & Juliet.

“An absolute resolute HOOT of a bawdy comedy of errors” – Broadway World


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