THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
September 14 – October 7
Directed by Dianne Boduszek
Nominated for 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play
Jackie, a petty drug dealer, is just out of prison and trying to stay clean with the help of Ralph, his smooth-talking AA sponsor. He’s also still in love with his coke-addicted childhood sweetheart Veronica. Theirs is a crazy love, but it suits their style and everything is fine – until Jackie looks around their crummy Times Square hotel room and spots a hat that doesn’t belong to him. This dark comedy by downtown NY playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis is a razor-tongued cage match about love, adultery, and the struggles of addiction.
A BRIGHT NEW BOISE
By Samuel D. Hunter
October 26 – November 18
Directed by Nathan Motta
In the bleak, corporate break room of a craft store in Idaho, someone is summoning The Rapture. Will, a disgraced Evangelical who has fled his rural hometown, comes to the Hobby Lobby not only for employment but also to rekindle a relationship with Alex, his brooding teenage son whom he gave up for adoption. He joins the ranks of the blue-vested employees, a comedic set of misfits struggling to find their way. Samuel D. Hunter’s dark but deeply empathetic comedy won the 2011 OBIE Award for Playwriting and the 2011 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Play.
By Amy Herzog
December 7, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Directed by Joel Hammer
Featuring Dorothy Silver
After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Leo has some growing up to do under Vera’s watchful, unsentimental eye. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. Amy Herzog’s acclaimed new play looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.
SONS OF THE PROPHET
By Stephen Karam
February 22 – March 17
Directed by Scott Miller
Finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
The luckless Lebanese-American Douaihy family, distant relatives of the poet Kahlil Gibran, lives in a run-down section of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where all is definitely not well and may never be. 29-year-old Joseph, a former running champ, is desperately trying to keep his family from falling apart even as his body is ravaged by a series of strange ailments. Stephen Karam’s new play blends comedy and tragedy in its examination of how suffering capriciously rains down on some and not on others.
Our 5th Mainstage Production will be announced at a later date.
Dobama will continue with Dobama Emerging Actors’ Program (DEAP) in July 2012, The Playwrights’ GYM throughout the season, and the Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival and Dobama Young Playwrights Competition in June 2013.
To learn more about the season, please plan to attend our Season Preview and Donor Appreciation Party – Saturday, August 11 at 6:30pm. Admission is $5.