Season 33: Secrets, Lies and Revelations
In 2013/14 Next Theatre explores the ramiﬁcations of secrets kept and the reverberations of lies exposed.
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By Rinne Groff | Directed by Devon de Mayo
It’s 1951 and Sid Silver is on a mission to be the guardian of one of the most moving and provocative accounts of the 20th century. Inspired by the true story of Meyer Levin and his obsession with Anne Frank’s diary, Compulsion explores the lengths one man will go to honor an iconic teenage girl's powerful and enduring legacy. Devon de Mayo, director of Next’s hit production, Everything Is Illuminated, returns with this compelling and complex tale of passion and obsession.
By Kirsten Greenidge | Directed by Damon Kiely
When an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all white neighborhood of 1950’s Boston, they pay a struggling Irish family to “ghost-buy” a house on their behalf. Fifty-two years later, the Irish family wants “their” house back. Moving across two eras, Luck of the Irish explores our legacy of racial and class issues and the long held secrets that tie two families and one house together.
By Amy Herzog | Directed by Kimberly Senior
Jamie is doing great: he’s got a beautiful girlfriend, a new job and loving parents who live just far enough away. But when a possible childhood trauma comes to light, he begins to question not only his past but his seemingly positive present as well. Director Kimberly Senior and playwright Amy Herzog are reunited (After the Revolution) with this moving and mysterious story about the nature of memory and the question of how definitively the past shapes present behavior.
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