Strand Theater Company – Season 16 - Resilience
You Too? By Taylor Leigh Lamb
Directed by Christen Cromwell
October 26-30, 2023
Liza is a strong advocate for the #MeToo movement and pretty clear on a few things: all sexual assault survivors deserve a chance to tell their stories and, as a journalist, it is her job to help make that happen. In the course of her work, she discovers that her own father- the only Black partner at his law firm, and Liza's biggest supporter- may be a perpetrator of sexual assault. As she chases the story, she uncovers complicated and conflicting motivations, and grapples with questions of loyalty to family versus belief in one's own personal values.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, adapted by Erin Riley
Directed by Kaitlyn Fowler
December 1-17, 2023
This newly reimagined adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s coming-of-age favorite features Jo March as we haven’t quite seen them before! Acting as an omniscient narrator in Christmas 1863 and moving us seamlessly through time and space with the flourish of their pen, Jo introduces us to the March sisters, Marmee, Laurie, Great Aunt March, and all of your Concord favorites in this inclusive, holiday-themed nod to Alcott’s love letter to individuality, perseverance, and love in all its forms. This is a kid-friendly show and a treat for the whole family!
alight, sweet hearted created by Karen Li
April 5-21, 2024
alight, sweet hearted is an immersive performance interweaving food, lyrical prose, and gestural dance. It retells the story of Hansel and Gretel from the perspective of how the characters mistreat each other through food, and aims to draw parallels between the famine of the original fairytale and the realities of our modern day food deserts. It engages all five senses by creating a tactile environment for the audience to walk through, where they taste the food from the world of the story and encounter characters who are represented through sound, scent, and light.
Crocodile Fever, by Meghan Taylor
Directed by Tessara Morgan Farley
June 14-30, 2024
Northern Ireland, 1989. A farmhouse window smashes, and rebellious Fianna Devlin crashes back into the life of her pious sister Alannah. Together for the first time in years, when they're forced to confront their tyrannical father's hideous legacy, all hell breaks loose. Fueled by Taytos, gin, 80s tunes and a chainsaw, Meghan Tyler's surreal Crocodile Fever is a grotesque black comedy celebrating sisterhood whilst reminding us that the pressure cooker of The Troubles is closer than we imagine.