Announcing Theatre Fairfield's 21-22 Season
Location: Wien Black Box Theatre
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who responded to Theatre Fairfield's survey about our plays for the 2021-22 season. We are your theatre company, so your input in invaluable. The race was tight, so we will keep the alternate plays on our must-do-in-the-future list. You also made great suggestions for themes and plays you'd like us to explore in the future. Thank you for that guidance.
Here is the season you chose:
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse, October 20-24, 2021, Wien Black Box Theatre
Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in this wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. "The familiar, whitewashed story of Pilgrims and Native Americans chowing down together gets a delicious roasting from expert farceurs."- The New York Times https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/65137/the-thanksgiving-play
Project X, devised by Theatre Fairfield, December 2, 4, 5, 2021, Wien Black Box Theatre
This is an original piece that investigates race and privilege at Fairfield University, but also reflects America's 21st century struggle with race and social justice. Project X is intended to provoke empathy, while promoting frank and respectful dialogue. Project X is the 2021 entry in TF's biennial Theatre in the Raw: The Lucille Lortel Festival of New Works, funded by a generous donation from Ms. Lortel. https://www.theatre-fairfield.org/project-x
Independent Project, our annual student-produced piece. January 21-23, 2022, Wien Black Box Theatre
What play will they do? That's up to our students. Previous Indy Projects have included Woman & Scarecrow, Rabbit Hole, Proof, Constellations, Doubt: A Parable, A Kid Like Jake, The Shape of Things, Gruesome Playground Injuries, How I Learned to Drive, and Speech & Debate. Generously sponsored by the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation. https://www.theatre-fairfield.org/independent-project
Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen, April 6-10, 2022, Wien Black Box Theatre
This isn't your grandmother's Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. Literature's greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what else turns us into great fools...than the high-stakes game of love? “A laugh-out-loud adaptation.... This P&P has comedy at its heart, but regarding the treatment of women, it shows us enough unsettling similarities between the 18th century and now to make us pause thoughtfully between laughs.” – TheaterMania.com. https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=5789
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