2016-2017 HPT Season
by Duncan Macmillan
September 23 - October 22, 2016
In a time of global anxiety, terrorism, erratic weather and political unrest, a young couple want a child but are running out of time. If they overthink it, they'll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. They want to have a child for the right reasons. Except what exactly are the right reasons? And what will be the first to destruct--the planet or the relationship? Starring Liz Beckham and Michael Joplin. Directed for HPT by Lily Wolff.
"Both uproariously funny and unbearably poignant . . . an engaging and poignant piece."
"Duncan Macmillan's distinctive, off-kilter love story is brutally honest, funny, edgy and current. It gives voice to a generation for whom uncertainty is a way of life . . . bravely written, startlingly structured."
- Exeunt Magazine
- The Guardian
January 17 - February 18, 2017
The 24th season of this renowned five-week, city-wide, unjuried fringe festival featuring over 800 local and national artists annually. The Short Fringe, the Long Fringe, Mi Casa Es Su Teatro--all as unpredictable as ever.
FronteraFest is produced in collaboration with Script Works, a group dedicated to supporting emerging playwrights and developing new dramatic works.
by Annie Baker
March 2 - April 1, 2017
From the Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright of HPT hits The Flick, The Aliens, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Body Awareness: At a bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, a weird and cheerful innkeeper greets a young couple who are struggling to stay together. In this play, Baker's hyper-realism bleeds into the eerily supernatural. The New Yorker: "So good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light." Directed by Ken Webster. Starring Katherine Catmull, Lana Dieterich, Catherine Grady, and Zac Thomas.
by Jen Silverman
July 6 - August 5, 2017
Picture the Brontė sisters, but with American accents. Picture a large dog falling in obsessive love with a small bird. Picture a dark, satirical comedy that will haunt you like a strange dream. Come see one of the first productions in the country of a play The New York Times called "inspired . . . rolls out like the stuff of dreams . . . This is the reason we go to theater." Directed by Ken Webster.
by Sarah DeLappe
September 21 - October 21, 2017
Nine teenage girls make a soccer team--and a New York Times Critic's Pick for Best Theatre of 2016: "Girl power is atomic in The Wolves, the incandescent portrait of an indoor soccer team. The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe." Directed by Ken Webster.