2017-2018 Season

Live Arts’ 27th Season!

A Delicate Balance at Live ArtsA Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee

October 13–Nov 11
Founders Theater.

“Be prepared for a surprise: an evening of theatrical fireworks that prompt astonished oohs and ahs, genuine laughter and a certain amount of delicious unease.”
–  New York Times

Sweet Charity at Live Arts Sweet Charity

Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Book by Neil Simon

December 1–January 6
Gibson Theater

“It’s slick, it’s funny, but it is also… nudging us towards a question: how to be good, in a world such as this?”
– The Guardian

Top Girls at Live ArtsTop Girls

By Caryl Churchill

February 2–24
Founders Theater

“A once-daring play has matured over 30 years into a genuine classic, as pertinent and piercing as ever.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

Fun Home at Live ArtsFun Home

Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron

March 9–25
Gibson Theater

“Heart-gripping and cathartic, FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up.”
– New York Times

Hand to God at Live ArtsHand to God

By Robert Askins

April 13–May 5
Founders Theater

“Darkly delightful.”
– New York Times

The Liar at Live ArtsThe Liar

By David Ives, Adapted from the play Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille

May 18–June 3
Gibson Theater

“Ives’s Liar is a treat—and that’s the truth.”
– Entertainment Weekly

Moving Forward

One of the most remarkable things about being part of Live Arts is having the opportunity to grow with a community. This year, we celebrate the births of our newest theater babies. We help find sitters for parents who want to see shows—or be in them. We watch our young thespians and audiences members sprout into adolescents. We celebrate as our young adults graduate from high schools and colleges. We applaud as those among us take on new careers, new relationships—or create new works with us when they crave a change. We have held tight to those of us who are ailing, and attended funerals of those we have lost. We are not just a theater. We are a community through all the stages of life.

And thank goodness we have the theater for there is no greater way to process, celebrate and mourn the complexity of life than to make theater with and within this creative community. Our 2017–2018 season takes the frailty and farce of humanity head on, accepting both and aspiring to more. This is a season of facing fears, of connecting with friends, of coming clean about who we are and forgiving those who aren’t so sure. It is a season of making sense of the unknown, of figuring out what is right, and then fighting for it. Finally, it is a season not just to seek joy, love, and laughter—but to make them with each other. It is a season when we will pick ourselves up by our bootstraps, and move forward. We will make the most out of every moment, large and small.

We are going on a scary, exhilarating, loving journey of discovery, and we will take care of each other and grow together through the creative process we share. Come, join us!

Producing Artistic Director