The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan

by Phillip C. Klapperich
Directed by Christopher Dills
July 18 – August 2

An adult retelling of the classic children's story that delves into the dark-side of J.M. Barrie and walks a terrifying tightrope between cradle and grave. "The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan" investigates what it actually means to grow up. Why would we want to and what are we missing if we do not? Enter the obliviously self-absorbed mind of Peter Pan as he struggles in a world filled with sexual tension from Wendy, Tiger Lily, and Tinker Bell, a self-absorbed pirate who might just be his father, and an ever present and annoying Freud like psychologist. Peter Pan stubbornly resists adulthood not because childhood brims with such innocent joy, but because he’s terrified of the responsibilities and disappointments inherent to growing up. Will he realize, before it's it’s too late, that he has hurt or destroyed those who truly love him? Join Out of Box Theatre as we explore our childhood and what it means to grow up. This is not for children. "The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan" includes strong adult language and situations and does not include Kathy Rigby.

Doubt: A Parable

by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Carolyn Choe
August 22 - September 6

In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars award-winning actors Jo Howarth and Topher Payne.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged (revised)

Directed by Carolyn Choe
September 26 - October 11

Get ready to experience sixteen comedies, eleven tragedies, ten histories and assorted sonnets, all brought to you by three zany actors in 97 side-splitting minutes. Out of Box Theatre does offer this disclaimer: “Warning! This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders and/or people inclined to motion sickness. Out of Box Theatre cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers! Audience participation and laughter is highly encouraged.”

The Pillowman

by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Zip Rampy
October 24 - November 8

With echoes of the series American Horror Story, it is the viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale of a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a number of child-murders occurring in his town.

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

by Tom Mula
Directed by Russ Ivey
December 5 - 20

We all know the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his miraculous redemption on Christmas Eve. But what about Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s departed, doomed, and chained business partner?

Santa After Hours

by Bob Smith, Amy Cain and Carolyn Choe
Directed by Carolyn Choe
December 5 - 20

Special Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays at 10 PM, Sundays at 7 PM

The zany, late night, adults-only Christmas show returns with all new skits of inappropriate hilarity.

Kimberly Akimbo

by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Zip Rampy
February 6 - 21

A hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending with a hypochondriac mother, a rarely sober father, a scam-artist aunt, her own mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love.

House of Yes

by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Topher Payne
March 13 - 28

A fantastical, new cult classic for our modern times. A dark, comedic theatrical drama about The Pascals, for whom the clock stopped with the Kennedy assassination, shut in as a Thanksgiving hurricane swirls outside.

Norman, Is That You?

by Ron Clark & Sam Bobrick
Directed by Patrick Hill
April 17 - May 2

Recently updated farce about A father, whose wife of thirty years has left him, comes to New York to seek solace from his son and discovers his son is gay. After a disastrous attempt to straighten his son out, the father eventually finds himself living with his son's boyfriend and eventually becoming enlightened to the ways of the world.

Shadows and Light

by Annie Cook
May 15 - 30

A new musical by Annie Cook featuring the music of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. Directed by Annie Cook, May 15 - May 30

Sally and Glen at the Palace

by Peter Hardy
Directed by Carolyn Choe
June 12-27

The Essential Theatre Festival's comic drama about the growing friendship between two very different college students working together in the lobby of a 1970s movie theatre in a southern university town. Written by Essential Theatre artistic director Peter Hardy. Winner of a New Southern Theatre Festival Playwriting Award.