Undermain Theatre’s 34th season examines the world from a largely female perspective with three mainstage productions and adds a 4 week reading series of new American work in the spring.
so go the ghosts of méxico, part two
A Trilogy by Matthew Paul Olmos
A World Premiere
Two warring gangs in which the reins of power shift, a drug trade economy relying on Los Estados Unidos as its best customer, the method of delivery is ever 'changing,’ and loyalty exists nowhere; the second play in this 3-play cycle about the U.S./Mexico drug wars explores the extreme machismo of narco culture as shown through a cast of all women.
September 6 - October 1, 2017
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm with 2:00 Sunday matinees on 9/17 and 10/1
John by Annie Baker
A Dallas Premiere
The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerfully eccentric innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. A haunting and haunted meditation by Annie Baker, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick, which Undermain Theatre produced in their 31st season, set near the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, where a young couple are welcomed to an eerie bed and breakfast by an eccentric inn keeper.
November 8 - December 3, 2017
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm with 2:00 Sunday matinees on 11/19 and 12/3
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov/English Version by Sarah Ruhl
A Classical Masterpiece
Discover the humor and heartbreak of one of the world’s greatest plays by Anton Chekhov, revealed through the lyricism of one of the leading voices in contemporary theatre: two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Three Sisters, Chekhov's great tragicomic is the story of women contending with disillusioned life in a small Russian town. The Prozorov sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, dream of freedom, sex, romance, and Moscow. Two figures appear in their lives. Vershinin, the new battery commander, has hopes of a better future for mankind. Natasha, a local woman, has hopes of a better future for herself. Each will transform the Prozorov family. A complex lattice of stories works itself out in this classic of world drama by the visionary Anton Chekhov.
February 7 - March 4, 2018
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm with weekly 2:00 Sunday matinees
Whither Goest Thou America?
Readings of New American Plays
A World Premiere
Undermain presents a series of readings of new plays examining the current American Landscape. Each week of the series will focus on a different playwright and play with staged readings by an ensemble cast. Audiences will have the opportunity to return each week of the series to experience a new work examining the American experience and asking the question, “Where are we going? Play titles will be announced during the season.
The Reading Series runs from April 11, 2018 through May 6, 2018