Drama by Neil LaBute
Directed by Ya-Ya Smith“Cow!” “Slob!” “Pig!” How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship, Tom comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. This sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves. License: Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
Drama by David Auburn
Directed by Zack VarelaCatherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. The discovery of a mysterious notebook draws Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—did she inherit? License: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Drama by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Alric DavisRediscover this Tennessee Williams classic, poignant masterpiece as Pasadena Little Theatre offers a fresh and highly stylized minimalistic interpretation of one of the most beautiful dramas in American theatre. Aging southern belle Amanda longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son, Tom—a would–be poet and the story’s narrator—gets swept up in his mother’s funny and heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy sister, Laura, a husband. License: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.