2nd Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can Performances
ANNOUNCING KNOW THEATRE’S 2023-2024 SEASON
COYOTE ON A FENCE by Bruce Graham (Sep 15-Oct 1, 2023)
Illiterate but likable, Bobby Reyburn a member of the Aryan nation, a racist predator convicted of a horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant, a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society a favor. Can one be innocent though proven guilty? This penetrating drama offers no clear verdict, just utterly compelling theatre. “The language is as precise as it is profane, provoking both troubling thought and the occasional cheerful laugh… [COYOTE ON A FENCE] will change you a little before it lets go of you.” —Cincinnati CityBeat
BECKY SHAW by Gina Gionfriddo (Feb 9-25, 2024)
A newlywed couple fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife’s best friend, meet husband’s sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep. “Blithely cynical and devastatingly funny…witty observations on the emotional damage inflicted by neurotic people in the name of love…Gionfriddo is some kind of genius.” —Variety
THE FRAMER by Edward Allan Baker (April 12-28, 2024)
A frame shop in a southern New England town is the setting for this tragicomedy in which a dying man toils ceaselessly in order to leave his once-abused wife some postmortem financial security. He unwittingly experiences the emotional and physical brutality of his past, motivating him to sincerely atone for his sins—but his plan to repent is sidetracked by his high-strung loser brother-in-law. “Baker, with a talent for good old-fashioned storytelling and a flair for robust humor, turns it all into some two hours of totally arresting theatre…entertaining, seething stew of a domestic drama.” —BackStage.
ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani (June 7-23, 2024)
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. “ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —The New York Times.