ExxonMobil Summer Chills
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
Directed by James Black
August 10 - September 16, 2018
A group of strangers find themselves trapped in a British boarding house during a snow storm with a murderer afoot. It’s an Agatha Christie plot twist finish you won’t want to miss. Come chill out with the Alley once again this summer.
A compassionate tale following a family of co-workers
By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Taibi Magar
September 7 - October 7, 2018
In the breakroom of one of Detroit’s last auto stamping plants, a makeshift family of co-workers swaps stories, shares dreams, and takes pride in their work. Loyalties are tested and boundaries are crossed in this “deeply American play” (The New York Times).
Shakespeare’s comedy classic
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Moscone
October 5 - October 28, 2018
Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of unrequited love, Twelfth Night gives us one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines, matching wits with a host of captivating characters.
Holiday favorite returns!
A Christmas Carol
Adapted and Originally Directed by Michael Wilson
Directed by James black
November 16 - December 30, 2018
A family-friendly re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve. A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.
By Robert Askins
Directed by will davis
January 18 - February 10, 2019
Developed during the 2017 Alley All New Festival, this world premiere farce comes from the author of the Alley’s hit Hand to God. There are mistaken identities, accidental partner swaps, and laughs. So many laughs.
By Eliza Clark
Directed by Judith Ivey
February 8 - March 10, 2019
Eliza Clark’s hilarious new comedy exposes the shaky foundations of the wellness industry, the fleeting nature of 21st century fame, and the relationship between the powerful men who dole out advice and the women who are supposed to receive it with a smile.
A family drama pulsating with life
By Stephen Karam
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
March 1 - March 24, 2019
Hopeful, heartbreaking, and at times “blisteringly funny” (The New York Times), The Humans takes place on Thanksgiving as three generations of the Blake family gather at the youngest daughter and her boyfriend’s new apartment. The hopes and fears of each generation – and the American middle class – are revealed in this Tony® Award -winning Best Play.
Pulitzer Prize-winning play
Crimes of the Heart
By Beth Henley
Directed by Theresa Rebeck
April 12 - May 5, 2019
Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Beth Henley’s first play brings you to the Mississippi home of the Magrath sisters. Crimes of the Heart teams with humanity as the sisters forgive the past, face the present, and embrace the future.
Recent Broadway and London hit
By Nick Payne
Directed by Leslie Swackhamer
May 3 - June 2, 2019
Defying the boundaries of the world we think we know, Constellations delves into the universal truth of finding and losing love and questions the difference between choice and destiny. “Who knew that higher physics could be so sexy, so accessible—and so emotionally devastating?” (The New York Times).
The Three Musketeers
Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
directed by Mark Shanahan
May 31 - June 30, 2019
All for one and one for all! A swashbuckling romp of romance, danger, and comedy, perfectly suited for the whole family. En garde for this action- and humor-packed summer hit.
The Alley Theatre's 2018-19 includes the world premiere The Carpenter by Texas playwright Robert Askins; timely play Skeleton Crew; Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; Tony-winning play The Humans; Eliza Clark’s new comedy Quack; southern classic Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; recent Broadway and London hit Constellations; and the lively action-packed The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig. For a complete list of plays in the 2018-19 season, go here.