Family holiday tradition
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Adapted and Originally Directed by Michael Wilson
Directed by James Black
November 15 – December 29, 2019
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 powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.
One-man holiday comedy
By Becky Mode
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
November 26 – December 29, 2019
A hilarious and delicious comedy, featuring over 40 characters brought to life in the hands of one man. Sam works the reservation line at one of the hottest restaurants. While juggling scheming socialites, name‐dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities, and egomaniacal bosses, can Sam still manage to get home for the holidays?
free and open to the public
ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL
January 16 – 26, 2020
The fifth annual Alley All New Festival features new plays from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. Festival packages featuring prime seating, parties with festival artists and meals between performances, will be available for purchase in the fall.
By Octavio Solis
Adapted from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Directed by KJ Sanchez
January 17 – February 9, 2020
Starring “Sesame Street’s” Emilio Delgado, Quixote Nuevo, infused with imagination, Tejano music, and true Texas soul, is an inspiring reimagining of Cervantes’ novel, now set in a fictional modern-day Texas border town.
POWER AND POLITICS
BY LAWRENCE WRIGHT
DIRECTED BY OSKAR EUSTIS
FEBRUARY 14 – MARCH 15, 2020
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the 1978 historical moment whose legacy continues to resonate 41 years later - the inspirational agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, with the powerful help of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
By George Orwell
Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan
Directed by Rob Melrose
March 6 - march 29, 2020
The story of Winston Smith and a stark vision of a world in which freedom of action, word, and thought are controlled by Big Brother. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
Off the wall comedy
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
April 17 – May 10, 2020
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man. 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.
BY CHISA HUTCHINSON
DIRECTED BY JAMES BLACK
MAY 8 – JUNE 7, 2020
Developed as part of the 2019 Alley All New Festival. 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. The line between "us" and "them" gets incredibly blurry.
Classic romantic favorite
Sense And Sensibility
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Adriana Baer
June 5 – July 5, 2020
A playful new adaptation that follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality.
Rob Melrose, new Artistic Director of the Tony Award®-winning Alley Theatre, announces the Alley’s 2019-20 Season, which includes a world premiere play, three productions directed by Melrose, a co-production, an expanded student matinee program, and dates for the fifth Alley All New Festival.