Santa Fe Playhouse’s 2023 season offers six mainstage productions, three installments of the Skeletal Series, a reading series, youth programming, theater classes, and new ticketing accessibility initiatives.
The exciting performance schedule includes the Tony Award-winning musical The Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder and the Pulitzer Prize-winning labor rights drama, Sweat. The first play, The Baby Monitor, written by Santa Fe resident David Stallings , opens March 4.
“The plays this season are very literary-they tell stories, ” says Artistic Director Robyn Rikoon . “All the particular plays focus on families, and many deal with class issues, though that’s not always right on the surface. Some of the plays are dark comedies, and all of them have a degree of humor. But what unites all of the plays is that there are usually no heroes. These are not stories that tell you who you should listen to or who you need to identify along with. These are characters in a specific place within time, and you get to choose that you side with. These are usually not plays with easy answers. inch
The 2023 season also has brand new ticketing convenience initiatives designed to break any economic barriers that might keep audiences from seeing our shows. With Pay-What-You-Will, patrons decide how much they want to pay for the general admission ticket in order to preview performances. Five-dollar Rush Tickets are available after opening night, five minutes before showtime. (A general admission full-price ticket is $30. )
The complete 2023 season will be below. Individual tickets go on sale Monday, January 9.
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Previews: March 2-3 Opening Night: March 4
When Claire’s concerns over the welfare associated with her two-year-old second cousin are dangerously validated, she begins to question the particular family’s principles and parenting skills. This topical new play explores same-sex raising a child, race, class, and family values in today’s America, as well as the danger of making assumptions. It was a finalist for the 2014 National New Play Network and has been produced in Brand new York, Serbia, Ireland, plus Italy. Stallings holds a bachelor associated with fine arts in theater from the particular College of Santa Fe and serves on the advisory board associated with LiveArts Santa claus Fe.
Alex and Olmsted presents HUBBA
Begins April 6
The particular Playhouse welcomes back Maryland-based puppeteers Alex and Olmsted, who brought us Marooned! in 2022. HUBBA is usually a collection of vignettes using puppetry and movement to explore romantic love. HUBBA is the comedy that will incorporates handmade mechanical objects, puppets, trick costumes, plus masks in order to investigate love’s triumphs and obstacles. Featuring singing plus music, shadow puppetry, physical comedy, and-as is expected from an Alex and Olmsted production-audience participation. All ages are welcome.
Rust Belt factory workers share drinks, secrets, plus laughs, but when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, two close friends find themselves upon opposite sides of a labor battle in this fast-paced drama that spans generations and includes a cast of characters ages 18 to 70. The winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize inside Drama, the play explores class, addiction, rage, racism, and the particular loyalties and betrayals that will make up our social fabric.
Where Did We Sit on the Bus?
Authored by Brian Quijada
Starring Satya Jnani Chavez
Begins June 15
In this solo show, a Latina child asks, during a school lesson on Rosa Parks, “Where did we sit on the particular bus? inches Follow her from childhood to adulthood as the girl explores the girl family’s history, her identity as a first-generation American, plus what the world will be like for her future children. Originally an autobiographical show simply by Quijada, Chavez performs this particular journey associated with self-discovery with Latin beats, hip-hop, and dance. All music is definitely played live and looped by Chavez.
A Gentleman’s Guide in order to Love & Murder
Book by Robert L. Freedman ; Music by Steven Lutvak ; Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman plus Steven Lutvak ; Based on the novel simply by Roy Horniman
Previews: July 13-14 Starting Night: This summer 15
When British, newly orphaned Monty Navarro discovers he’s ninth in line to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst, he decides to murder every member of the high-society D’Ysquith family standing in his way, all the particular while keeping a mistress, Sibella Hallward, and courting the young Phoebe D’Ysquith. In this laugh-filled musical, the same actor plays all eight of the doomed heirs. A Gentleman’s Guide won four Tony Awards in 2014, including Best Musical and Best Guide of a Musical.
Created by LightningCloud
Starts August 17
Featuring a good all-Indigenous cast, this hilarious twist around the 1978 classic, Grease, reimagines the beloved musical as culturally relevant with Indigenous humor plus pride. Bear Grease is the brainchild associated with Crystle Lightning (Cree) and MC RedCloud (Huichol), the husband-and-wife hip-hop duo who else go by the name LightningCloud.
Written by Brave and Talented Santa Feans
Aimed by Felix Cordova
Begins August 24
Now in its 101st year, the Fiesta Melodrama is Father christmas Fe’s oldest theatrical tradition, written in-house by anonymous locals. The particular Melodrama can be our community’s farcical Year in Review, skewering politicians, public-school policy, police, the particular press, plus everything else that makes Santa Fe so “different. ” In 2023, 10-year Melodrama veteran Felix Cordova will step into the director’s chair.
Previews: October 19-20 Opening Night: Oct 21
At an abandoned motel on a desolate American road, the distraught mother waits to be reunited with her runaway daughter. Out of desperation, the lady puts the girl trust in a private investigator, but no one is who these people seem inside this edge-of-your-seat, noir-style thriller. Family bonds are pushed to their own limits in a gritty story associated with shocking twists.
The Night time Before Christmas
Authored by Anthony Neilson
Previews: November 28-29 Opening Evening: November 30
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through The Warehouse , a creature was stirring-an elf! It’s Christmas Eve and 2 men inside a warehouse of borderline-legal merchandise discover an intruder in an elf costume. Or is certainly he about a mission from the particular North Pole, sent to London to spread the truth about Xmas? Things get more complicated when Cherry arrives, demanding some hard-to-get swag-a Power Ranger for her kid. The seriously twisted, blatantly irreverent holiday comedy for the adults within the family members.
PLAYHOUSE READING SERIES
January 27-29, 2023
Developmental readings of new plays simply by local and national playwrights.
Art + Sol Santa claus Fe Winter Arts Festival
EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan MacMillan along with Jonny Donahoe
Based on true plus untrue events, Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of depression, resilience, as well as the power of human connection. This internationally acclaimed story is humorous and sincere, a celebration of finding joy in the everyday.
Art + Sol Father christmas Fe Winter season Arts Event
CloudTop Comedy offers
LIKE SUCKS: A Comedy Tribute to The particular Single Life
If you’re burnt out on dating apps, out of town weddings, and the commercialism associated with Valentine’s Day, join us for a night of throwing shade and so much more!
PLAYHOUSE SUMMER YOUTH INTENSIVE
Last summer, the particular Santa Fe Playhouse invested in its first-ever Youth Theater Intensive Program. We welcomed young artists, ages 12-17, to experience two weeks of focused pre-career theater training that ended with mock auditions and a public performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As part of our 2023 Season, we are proud in order to announce the three week program, focusing on As You Like It plus a musical component.
Playhouse Studio workshops and intensives return in 2023 with a more robust and extensive curriculum. By offering courses to the Santa Fe community, all of us seek to deepen our bonds in order to local actors and theatre artists, whether they are usually professionals or just dipping their particular toes in the water of this form.