Celebrating contemporary American voices

We’re thrilled to announce our 14th season featuring two powerful works by a pair of contemporary playwrights.

Grown out of our new-play reading series that brought the critically acclaimed The Headliners to our stage in 2023, we couldn’t be more excited to produce the world premiere of The Heartbeat of the Sun by Melissa Lucero McCarl. Ride-or-die octogenarian actors adjust to senior living, reminisce about their lives on and off the boards, and mildly hallucinate on a particularly funky kind of cheese. Billie McBride and Anne Oberbroeckling star in the hilarious and heartfelt work.

In her gripping play, The Mountaintop, Katori Hall reimagines MLK’s penultimate day. On April 3, 1968,  after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.