Join us for the 2023-2024 Season
Our 8-play lineup offers a mix of spectacular, fierce, and engaging plays with a thrilling balance of beloved classics, iconic music, and vibrant stories that investigate our current moment. Scroll down for the good stuff!
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- Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
- Music by Galt MacDermot
- Directed by Isaac Lamb
Let the sunshine in! With an iconic score that changed pop culture forever, HAIR is as relevant today as it was when it radicalized a generation in 1968. This revolutionary rock musical tells the story of a group of counter-culturalists whose worlds are shaken when one of them receives his draft notice for the Vietnam War. Exploring ideas of identity, free love, community, global responsibility, and peace, HAIR reminds us that history is never far away — and that our collective voice is a powerful tool for change.
Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, 2009. Tony Award Nomination for Best Musical, 1969.
“Every now and then, a piece of American performance is so memorable that it both redefines its medium and reframes the culture at large.” - New York Times
- Created & Performed by David Saffert & Jillian Snow
Don’t miss this exhilarating parade of musical and comical fireworks! Local favorites David Saffert and Jillian Snow have dazzled audiences from New York to Portland. Get ready for nonstop glamor and glitz as they take the stage as Liberace and Liza Minnelli! Featuring rousing musical numbers, enchanting costumes, and unforgettable laughs, this cheeky and delightful show will have your holidays sparkling.
“Highly entertaining … good music, good comedy, good fun.” –Oregon ArtsWatch
- By Kate Hamill
- Based on the Novel by Bram Stoker
- Directed by Marissa Wolf
Bouncing between horror and humor, Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s seminal novel is a thrilling play that questions who the true monsters are. Fierce, feminist, and frightening, Dracula is a revenge fantasy worth sinking your teeth into! The Wall Street Journal called this play “a fresh, theatrically potent spin on the novel … Hamill has given us a tremendously entertaining Dracula that has GREAT BIG HIT stamped all over it.”
“This is the kind of horror I could watch all day.” –Vulture
- By Heidi Schreck
- Directed by Marissa Wolf
Filled with humor and history, this Pulitzer Prize finalist asks what the U.S. Constitution truly means. As a 15-year-old, Heidi Schreck won debate competitions defending the Constitution across the country. As an adult, she resurrects her teenage self to investigate its profound effect on four generations of women in her family. This exhilarating show culminates in a live debate with an actual teen, allowing audiences to weigh in on the Constitution's impact on our daily lives.
2019 Tony Award nominee and winner of the Obie Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.
“Superb … a highly entertaining, deeply informative, and ultimately hopeful examination of the document that impacts every single one of us, every single day of our lives.” –Chicago Sun Times
- By Octavio Solis
- A Reimagining of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Directed by Lisa Portes
- A co-production with South Coast Repertory and Seattle Rep.
The story of Don Quixote comes alive with a modern twist! In the fictional town of La Plancha, Texas, a brilliant professor battling dementia imagines himself as Cervantes’ titular hero. Enlisting his own Sancho, he embarks on a journey for his long-lost love — tilting at border patrol drones rather than windmills. Featuring vibrant, Spanish-infused music and language, this magical retelling spotlights Tejano culture and celebrates life, love, and the human spirit.
“Brilliant … it's rare that you come across a new adaptation of a classic text that feels groundbreaking and new while still retaining the heart of the original.” –BroadwayWorld
- A Bush Theatre (UK) and Nassim Soleimanpour production
- By Nassim Soleimanpour
- A co-production with Boom Arts
“Dear performer. I want to show you something. Did you know, in Farsi my name is written like this: ‘.ROUPNAMIELOS MISSAN si eman yM’”
From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (creator of the Off-Broadway smash hit White Rabbit, Red Rabbit) comes an audacious new theatrical experiment. Each night, a new, unrehearsed local performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits, unseen, in a sealed box... Touchingly autobiographical yet powerfully universal, NASSIM is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us.
“Soleimanpour makes a quietly persuasive case for theatre’s special power to foster empathy.” –The London Evening Herald
“NASSIM speaks eloquently of living and working in a place with a language not your own.” –The New York Times
- By William Shakespeare
- In a modern verse translation by Sean San José
- Adapted and directed by Rosa Joshi
- Produced in partnership with upstart crow collective and Play On Shakespeare.
Famine threatens Rome and hunger fuels the tensions between the country’s elite and the deprived masses. As civil unrest stirs political upheaval, the war hero Coriolanus is driven to defend and then destroy his own country. Shakespeare’s rare and unique tragedy will be fueled by a dynamic female and non-binary ensemble, and a muscular, movement-focused staging. This modern translation updates the Bard’s language while lifting the story’s core — and reminds us that democracy is fragile and always worth defending.
“Coriolanus is a truly great work of theatrical art, one that T.S. Eliot thought better than Hamlet … a masterpiece.” –The Wall Street Journal
- By Lynn Nottage
- Directed by Chip Miller
- A co-production with Syracuse Stage.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage serves up this delicious comedy that centers laughs, redemption, and restorative justice. The formerly incarcerated kitchen staff at Clyde’s are navigating their new lives on the outside and their tough-as-nails boss — all while on a quest to create the perfect sandwich. The menu features loveable characters, big dreams, and a heartwarming story that’s good to the last bite!
Tony Award nominee for Best Play, 2022.
“A laugh riot with real meat on its bones.” –The New York Times
Most productions at The Armory are recommended for high school age and up.
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