"Do you believe this can ever be a country for all?" The Agitators follows the turbulent and enduring friendship of two of America’s greatest agitators: Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. Mat Smart’s historical play of rebellion and revolution echoes powerfully in today’s world.
Gobble gobble! In Larissa FastHorse’s bitingly funny satire, good intentions collide with absurd assumptions as a troupe of “woke,” white teaching artists are tasked with devising a school pageant about the first Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage month. A lá Saturday Night Live and hailed as a “rambunctious and edgy satire of wokeness,” The Thanksgiving Play, roasts America’s “Turkey Day,” Political Correctness gone mad, and the theater itself!
(Mature Themes / Mild Adult Language)
Friday, Oct. 2 - 7pm Saturday, Oct. 3 - 1:30pm
The Tall Girls
By Meg Miroshnik
Poor Prairie is a dead-end town. There are only a few ways out for a girl: marriage, trouble, and maybe… basketball. During the dustbowl, when basketball was deemed “dangerous” for women, a ragtag team and coach defie their community and the odds. Meg Miroshnik’s play, The Tall Girls, asks: “who gets to play?”
Friday, Oct. 9 - 7pm Saturday, Oct. 10 - 1:30pm
Things I Know To Be True
By Andrew Bovell
Be the first West Coast audience to get an exclusive glimpse of Things I Know to be True. Australian writer, Andrew Bovell’s, poignant new play peers inside one American family through a poetic lens with universal impact.
Friday, Oct. 16 - 7pm Saturday, Oct. 17 - 1:30pm
By Octavio Solis
In a timely sequel that could take place right here in the Santa Maria Valley, Solis’ Mother Road picks up 90 years after Steinbeck’s masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Hard-worn and ailing, William Joad, and young Mexican American migrant farmworker, Martín Jodes, are bound together by a surprising and serendipitous blood knot that holds the keys to their fates and brands them travel partners in an epic journey down the Mother Road.
(Adult Language/Adult Themes)
Friday, Oct. 23 - 7pm Saturday, Oct. 24 - 1:30pm
By Kenneth Jones
A pair of rabbits, a librarian, a children’s book, and civil rights all converge in “the Deep South of the imagination." Based on true events, Kenneth Jones’ new play is a simultaneously serious and playful love-letter to reading and to the stories - real and fictional - that shape our lives.