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2021-22 Season

2022-23 SEASON

 Experience our 2022-23 season with thrilling works from fresh voices,
fun and familiar characters you know and love.
And at the center of it all is our exceptionally talented Resident Acting Company.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner 


By Lynn Nottage  
Directed by Rob Melrose  
Associate Directed by Eileen J. Morris  
Produced in collaboration with The Ensemble Theatre  
Hubbard Theatre
October 1 – 24, 2021 

Filled with humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of three women who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, they find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. 


72 Miles to Go...

Gripping Family Drama  


By Hilary Bettis 
Directed by José Zayas
Neuhaus Theatre 
October 15 – November 14, 2021 

72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between a recently deported mother and her American-born husband and children. 72 miles to go… follows one family over a decade as they grow up, fall in love, fight in wars, and fight for each other. This play by Hilary Bettis (“The Americans”) returns to the Alley following development in the 2019 Alley All New Festival and its world premiere Off-Broadway.  


A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’  


Adapted by Doris Baizley  
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner 
Hubbard Theatre
November 19 – December 30, 2021

A highly inventive adaptation of the Dickens classic pared down to its essential elements. A resident company of actors assemble to perform a new production of the heartwarming Christmas story. When two of the troupe’s actors can’t arrive in time for the performance, others step in to create a magical world of holiday make-believe. It will be  A Christmas Carol  like no other. 



World Premiere Comedy 


By Vichet Chum  
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene
Hubbard Theatre  
January 21 – February 13, 2022 

It’s senior year in Carrollton, Texas, and Riverside High School's competitive theatre troupe is climbing back to the top from last year's unprecedented loss. Dara is trying to rally his teammates, while new kid Paul disrupts Dara's complete understanding of himself and his small-town suburban life. When coaches Dirkson and Blow make a bold choice for the one-act play competition and the community takes issue, friends and rivals duke it out and find themselves in this uniquely Texan and thoroughly universal coming of age comedy by Texan playwright Vichet Chum, directed by Houston native Tiffany Nichole Greene. Developed in the 2020 Alley All New Festival. 



World Premiere Play  


By Chisa Hutchinson  
Directed by James Black  
Neuhaus Theatre
February 11 – March 13, 2022 

Developed as part of the 2019 Alley All New Festival.  Jeff Browning, a new father desperate for community, casually follows his buddy’s advice and tries to join a white supremacist group…but the results of his ancestry test prove surprising.  Amerikin follows Jeff as serious consequences come knocking and the line between "us" and "them" gets incredibly blurry.   

Sense and Sensibility

Classic Romantic Favorite  


By Kate Hamill  
Based on the novel by Jane Austen  
Directed by Adriana Baer 
Hubbard Theatre
March 4 – 27, 2022 


A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality.  Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?  

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Off-the-Wall Comedy  


By Sarah Ruhl  
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
Hubbard Theatre  
April 15 – May 8, 2022 

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House). An off-the-wall play about the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.  


Born With Teeth

World Premiere Play 


By Liz Duffy Adams  
Directed by Rob Melrose
Neuhaus Theatre  
May 6 – June 25, 2022 

An aging authoritarian ruler, a violent police state, a restless polarized people seething with paranoia: it’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them—the great Kit Marlowe and the up-and-comer Will Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young men with everything to lose. One of them may well be the death of the other. Developed in the Alley All New Reading Series. 



World Premiere Musical 


A new musical 
Music by Duncan Sheik 
Book by Kyle Jarrow 
Lyrics by Kyle Jarrow and Duncan Sheik 
ChoreOgraphed by Karla Puno Garcia
Directed by Darko Tresnjak 
Hubbard Theatre 
June 2 – July 3, 2022 
Noir is produced by special arrangement with Hunter Arnold.

A heartbroken man never leaves his apartment, finding his only solace in memories of the past. Then a mysterious couple moves in next door.  Eavesdropping on them becomes his new entertainment - and his new obsession.  Soon he finds himself drawn into a web of love, lies, deceit, and danger. Inspired by early radio plays and classic film noir, this new musical is written by Broadway artists Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and Kyle Jarrow (The SpongeBob Musical) and directed by Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder). 


Alley Al New Festival

sixth Annual  


June 16 – 26, 2022  

New plays in development from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. All readings and workshops are free and open to the public.