at CPAC at 25
Backstage productions are selected especially for presentation in the intimacy of the backstage theatre setting…playgoers are seated on stage where the action is…near enough to hear every word, every sigh…to see every comical expression and gesture…to feel part of every scene. The staging and seating arrangements change with every BACKSTAGE show.
BACKSTAGE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
The 2017-2018 Backstage season
by Bruce Norris
directed by Kathleen Gilpatrick
August 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 2017
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service
Tickets on sale August 7
THE STORY: CLYBOURNE PARK explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. “Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” —NY Times. “A theatrical treasure…Indisputably, uproariously funny.” —Entertainment Weekly. “A savagely funny and insightful time bomb.” —Hollywood Reporter. “Funny as hell…The theater shakes with gales of laughter.” —NY Post.
The Backstage Series has selected a favorite production from the 25 year archive!
by Michael Frayn
directed by Steven Gwilt
January 19, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 2018
tickets on sale January 8
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Look for a comtemporary selection to round out the 2017-2018 Backstage season!
March 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 2018, 2018
tickets on sale February 26
The Backstage at CPAC seats are general admission, $12/adults, $10/seniors, $7/students