Unicorn Theatre, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin, has announced the lineup for the company’s 45th season, which includes Pulitzer Prize winners, a Tony Award winner, and two world premiere plays. The seven-show season begins September 5th with the currently unnamed final production scheduled to be revealed this fall.
Unicorn Theatre’s 18/19 Season (from the press release):
September 5th to September 30th, 2018
by Lucy Prebble
UK Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play
Connie and Tristan are magnetically drawn to each other. Racing hearts, sleepless nights – they’ve fallen head over heels. But is their infatuation love or just a symptom of the new antidepressant they’re taking in a clinical trial? As two supervising doctors try to untangle the ethical quandaries of this illicit relationship, Connie and Tristan risk it all to be together. Consequences be damned.
October 17th to November 11th, 2018
by Lynn Nottage
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
A group of close friends share everything: secrets, laughs, and drinks at the local watering hole in Reading, PA. But when layoffs begin at the factory where they work, friendships are shattered and loyalties are questioned in the fight for survival. This prize winning play by Unicorn favorite Lynn Nottage (“Ruined,” “By the Way Meet Vera Stark”) explores the collapse of working class America and the impact on communities when Union workers are locked out and racial tensions run high.
November 28th to December 30th, 2018
by Sarah DeLappe
Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
A Co-production with UMKC Department of Theatre
Left Quad. Right Quad. Lunge. A fierce girl’s soccer team warms up for games and practice. From the safety of their indoor soccer field, the team kicks around everything from balls to politics. Each one struggles to hang on to her individuality while remaining a part of the group. Take a first-hand look at nine young women exploring who they are and who they want to become in a complicated world.
January 23rd to February 17th, 2019
by Carla Ching
On the not-so-sunny side of California, teenage Alix bounces between motel rooms while taking care of her brothers for her absent mother. Her classmate, Mason, is a budding songwriter sent to America for high school by his father in Hong Kong. Together, they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. This Rolling World Premiere is a coming-of-age tale about motel kids and parachute kids making something out of nothing in the land of plenty.
March 6th to March 31st, 2019
by Stephen Karam
Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play
Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Breaking with tradition, the Blake clan gathers for Thanksgiving dinner in lower Manhattan at their daughter’s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle duplex, family tensions reach a boiling point and the secrets that bubble up threaten to change this modern American family forever.
April 24th to May 19th, 2019
by Logan Black
A Full Length Premiere
In Collaboration with Mesner Puppet Theatre
Kansas City playwright, actor, and veteran Logan Black explores the age old relationship between K-9 and human in this deeply affecting true story. While serving in Iraq, Black and Diego, his Specialized Search Dog, were one of the most successful K-9 bomb sniffing teams ever. They worked side by side, saved each other’s lives, and survived the bloodiest year of the war together. With a life-sized Diego puppet created by Mesner Puppet Theatre, this KC Fringe favorite takes on a whole new life in this expanded, full length and fully-realized production.
One More Exciting New Play to Be Announced
June 5th to June 30th, 2019
“Something’s coming, I don’t know what it is but it is going to be great.”
Our 7th show is so hot we can’t even touch it yet. Because we produce only the hottest new plays, the rights are still being negotiated. We will be announcing our final show of the Season in the Fall!
For more information on the Unicorn Theatre’s upcoming season visit unicorntheatre.org.