As we get ready to open on October 21, we do so with a concern for the health and safety of our audience and staff in mind. To that end, we will implement mask and vaccine requirements for all members of the audience and staff. This is how we can sensibly move forward into the 14th season here at Shaker Bridge Theatre.
At the door, we’ll be requiring proof of vaccination or of a recent negative covid test, and we’ll ask you to be masked during the performance. This policy will be in effect for the first production of the season and will be re-evaluated after that.
We are eager to see you again and to share the power of these stories with you!
- Bill Coons, Artistic Director
2021-2022 SEASON INFO
I AND YOU
by Lauren Gunderson
October 28 - November 14
Homebound due to illness, 17-year old Caroline is suspicious of sweet, athletic Anthony after they are thrown together to work on an English project about Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself. As the pair stumbles through the poem, they begin to share secrets and let their guards down, eventually unlocking the mystery that brought them together in the first place. With searing poignancy, I and You is a heartfelt, funny, and unexpected story about how much we need each other despite our differences.
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (abridged)
by Reed Martin and Austin Techenor
December 2 - 19
Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we'll believe anything. But there's a problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so three members are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves. An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is festive, funny, physical, family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.
by Duncan Macmillan
February 10 - 27
The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas - the seas themselves aren’t very calm - and one couple is thinking about having a child. Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.
by Nick Payne
March 17 - April 3
Four actors play a combined 21 characters within Incognito’s three interwoven stories. A pathologist steals the brain of Albert Einstein; a neuropsychologist embarks on her first romance with another woman; a seizure patient forgets everything except how much he loves his girlfriend. Incognito braids these mysterious stories into one breathtaking whole that asks whether memory and identity are nothing but illusions.
by Martina Majok
May 5 - 22
At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant cleaning lady, is done talking about feelings. It’s time to talk money. Over the course of twenty years and three relationships, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Pulitzer Prize award-winning playwright Martina Masjok’s Ironbound is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury - and a liability - as she fights to survive in America.