The Ringwald's 2018-2019 Season!

After undergoing a cosmetic overhaul—from lobby to stage and beyond—The Ringwald Theatre has announced the lineup for its twelfth season. Beginning with a 20th anniversary presentation of The Laramie Project and ending with a production of recent Broadway hit Fun Home, The Ringwald’s year 12 carries on the tradition of producing compelling LGBT works—and offers the variety and genre-hopping surprises that have also become a Ringwald hallmark.

September 14-17, 2018
The Laramie Project 
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project.
In honor of Matthew Shepard, twenty years after his murder, The Ringwald presents a one-weekend engagement of this landmark play. Members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the murder and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town.

October 5-November 5, 2018
adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn; additional material by Hunter Foster, Eric Price & Sandy Rustin.
The play based on the cult classic comedy based on the iconic board game is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end. On a dark and stormy night, six colorful guests—plus a butler, a maid and a cook—assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When Mr. Boddy’s body turns up dead, it’s clear that no one is safe. Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up.

November 16-December 10, 2018
The Cake 
by Bekah Brunstetter.
Della makes cakes, not judgment calls—those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and her betrothed is another woman, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she?

December TBA
The SantaLand Diaries & Season’s Greetings 
by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello.
The delightful anti-holiday treat makes its annual return to the Ringwald stage for another round of twisted holiday fun. Richard Payton takes on both roles once again.

January 4-28, 2019
Significant Other 
by Joshua Harmon
Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around you.

February 15-March 11, 2019
Death of a Salesman 
by Arthur Miller
Witness the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations, audiences discover how his quest for the American Dream kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre. Winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play. Featuring Joel Mitchell and Kelly Komlen.

March 29-April 22, 2019
The House 
by Brian Parks
Downsizing couple Martyn and Shanny have struck a For Sale By Owne deal with upsizing couple, Lindsay and Fischer. But a house full of everything a family accumulates is a lot to pack, so the new owners have given the sellers a few weeks to finish the job. At the celebratory handing-over of the keys, what begins as the celebration of a simple transaction deliciously spirals into a hilarious, irreverent, uncensored free-for-all.

May 10-June 10, 2019
Fun Home 
with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

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