Our 2018 Season was a spectacular success...
and we couldn't have done it without YOU!

The Roommate

by Jen Silverman

starring Frances Dell Bendert and Marla Brown

directed by Jessica Zingher

February 23 – March 10, 2018
Warehouse Performing Arts Center
There's a great liberty in being bad...

Empty-nested and recently divorced, Sharon needs a roommate to share her Midwestern home. As fate would have it, Robyn has just arrived from New York City needing a place to hide and a chance to start over. Before she has even unpacked, Robyn challenges everything about Sharon’s way of life: book clubs, 80s pop music, and the occasional shared toke complicate their unlikely but enduring relationship, even as they venture into dangerous territory. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robin's secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life - and what happens when the wheels come off.

"...[what happens] when an Odd Couple story shifts toward Breaking Bad."
- The LA Times

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

by Evan Linder & Andrew Hobgood

directed by Sarah Provencal

with Pam Coble Coffman, Stephanie DiPaolo, Joanna Gerdy, Lane Morris & Rachel Wiltshire

Originally produced at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in September 2016

March 29 – 31, 2018
Stage Door Theater - Blumenthal Performing Arts
The end of the world never tasted so good!

It’s 1956 and the ladies of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. When the sudden threat of a Communist atomic attack interrupts the prize-winning ceremony, these upstanding "widows" begin sharing their deepest secrets... and some not-so-shocking confessions. Will they be able to keep their cool and preserve their history as the Red Menace closes in?

"Dishes up high-spirited theatrical comfort food with a bit of a saucy kick."
- The Chicago Tribune

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

directed by Jessica Zingher

starring Amelia Cary, Marshall Cesena, David Clark, Della Knowles, Nicholas Pardo, Allison Wilhelm, Christie Lee Wolf, Kerstin VanHuss, and Jessica Zingher

April 27 – 29, 2018
Outdoors at Jetton Village - Cornelius
May 4 & 5, 2018
Warehouse Performing Arts Center
The Bard's wittiest (and most romantic) comedy!

Beatrice and Benedick are the perfect match -- it’s too bad they can’t stand each other. When their war of wits comes to a head, their friends decide there’s only one thing to be done- trick the hapless couple into falling hopelessly in love. The resulting series of plots, pranks, plans and ploys start to veer out of control, threatening more than one romance. Will their scheming succeed? Or will it all be Much Ado About Nothing?

"Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps."
- Hero (Act III, scene 1)

Barbecue Apocalypse

by Matt Lyle

directed by Anne Lambert

starring Julia Benfield, Jenn Grabenstetter, Max Greger, Conrad Harvey, Greg Paroff, Cole Pedigo, and Becca Worthington

May 10 – 26
Warehouse Performing Arts Center / produced by Charlotte's Off-Broadway
Who cares if the beef is organic? The world is ending!

Three couples gather on the back deck of a very modest suburban home for a mid-summer barbecue where the hosts, Mike and Deb, struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their home decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills, and pretty much everything else. Their guests don't help matters: Ash is a successful but annoying yuppy; his wife, Lulu, likes to get very drunk, very quickly. Win mistakes his obnoxious confidence for charm, and his new girlfriend, Glory, is just too young and beautiful to be tolerated. As the world literally falls apart during their terrible, little barbecue, the only way to measure success is by survival or extinction. Audiences looking for a hilarious comedy as sharp and tangy as barbecued raccoon need look no further!

“A hilarious frenzy of existential angst.”

Dogfight: The Musical

music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul / by Peter Duchan

based on the Warner Bros. film & screenplay by Bob Comfort

directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge / musical direction by Brad Fugate

starring Emma Metzger, Austin Flewell, Steven James, Hannah Roberge, Jonathan Long, Peter Quinn, Kevin Roberge, David Lawrence, Lyndsey Stogdill, Julia Dow, Jackson Chapin, KC Roberge, Riley Daniels, Alexa Wallace

July 12 – 22
Warehouse Performing Arts Center
"You gotta hear DOGFIGHT sing"! - Time Out New York

It’s November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. Studded with impressive songs, an unexpected love affair and a genuine and charming soul, Dogfight has been praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical.

"...dazzles with unexpected sweetness...guaranteed to wrench a few tears."
- Los Angeles Times

Sex with Strangers

by Laura Eason

directed by Louise Robertson

​starring Cynthia Farbman Harris & Dominic Weaver

August 16 – 18, 2018
Duke Energy Theater - Spirit Square
August 23 – Sept. 1, 2018
Warehouse Performing Arts Center
You can't judge a book by its cover...or can you?

Ethan is a hot millennial writer whose online journals of “sexcapades” are the buzz of the blogosphere. Olivia is an attractive Gen-Xer whose own writing career is fizzling. Ethan tracks down his idol to find that they each crave what the other possesses. As their relationship unfolds, both most confront the dark side of ambition. Sex with Strangers explores how we invent our identity – online and off – and what happens when our private lives become public domain.

"Sexually and intellectually provocative … A hell of a lot of fun!"
- The Hollywood Reporter


by Tracy Letts

directed by Jessica Zingher

featuring Max Greger, Rebecca Sayler, Cory Bragg, Julia Benfield & Bill Reilly

October 19 – November 3
Warehouse Performing Arts Center
Paranoia is contagious...

Agnes, a drug-addicted cocktail waitress, is hiding from her ex-con ex-husband in a seedy motel outside Oklahoma City. When Peter, a handsome drifter, enters her world he brings with him a potential romance — and an unexpected infestation which may or may not be all in their minds. Mysterious strangers appear at the door, past events haunt them at every turn, and soon the motel room becomes a haven for forces out to destroy them both...where a half-open doorway might become an entrance to hell. This tale of love and paranoia by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) mixes terror and laughter at a fever pitch.

"Obscenely exciting, top-flight craftsmanship. Buckle up and brace yourself..."
- The New York Times

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