Season 11 : 2013 - 2014

This Is War (U.S. Premiere)

By Hannah Moscovitch

August 22 – September 28, 2013

It is 2008. Canadian Forces are holding Panjwaii, the most volatile region of Afghanistan, with very little support from NATO-ISAF. Captain Stephen Hughes is always looking for the next threat, knowing it can come at any time from any direction. He just didn’t expect it would come from within. From the writer of Signal's sold out hit productions of East of Berlin/The Russian Play, This Is War received its world premiere at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.

Plainsong (Chicago Premiere)

By Eric Schmiedl
Adapted from the novel by Kent Haruf

January 30 – March 8, 2014

Deep in the plains of eastern Colorado lies a town called Holt. It's not a busy town, but there's a lot going on. Tom Guthrie is raising two young sons as his wife steps deeper into depression. Victoria Roubideaux finds herself seventeen, pregnant and desperate, turning to schoolteacher Maggie Jones for help. And the solitary ranching brothers Harold and Raymond McPheron aren't at all prepared for the ways they'll be involved. Eric Schmiedl's adaptation of Kent Haruf's National Book Award finalist is a sweeping, even-handed treatment of humanity in a small plains town.

The Next Thing (World Premiere)

Book by Ronan Marra
Music & Lyrics by Jon Steinhagen

May 1 – June 7, 2014

Two up-and-coming film stars, Kate and Conor, meet on a troubled period epic, then find themselves working on a movie together every eighteen months. A “will they or won't they” Hollywood love story, The Next Thing spans 18 years, seven films and one very combustible relationship.