2016 Season

A Developmental Production
Directed by Deborah D. Ardoin
February 5-13, 2016
Theatre 810

When France bans absinthe in 1914, struggling poet Marmion fears he will lose his only source of inspiration: the Green Fairy, who appears to him in the form of a beautiful muse. He authors a petition against the ban, aided by Dennis, a depressed bartender who drinks absinthe in order to hallucinate his deceased fiancée. But Marmion’s brother Achille, a priest with his own secret absinthe addiction, is dead-set against the petition and determined to stop them. Each of the three men must learn the source of his own dependence on "La Fee Verte" in this comedy about what inspires us, what we cling to, and how we find meaning in an often meaningless universe.


A Developmental Production
Directed by Steven R. Landry
May 20-28, 2016
Theatre 810

When Amelia’s mother receives Compassionate Release from her prison sentence, Amelia’s carefully constructed world is threatened. Twenty-six years of living vicariously through her beloved TV characters doesn’t prepare her for the actual drama of her mother’s return or the advances of a charming co-worker. The ticking clock of her mother’s illness means Amelia must decide if the safety of a fictional life is better than the possibility of her own story.


A Developmental Production
Directed by Steven R. Landry
September 9-17, 2016
Theatre 810

Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forest is a lyrical, haunting, and surprisingly funny fairy tale about children and parents, forgetting and remembering, and the power of a story to capture us or set us free.


A Developmental Premiere
Directed by Debbi Ardoin
December 1-8
Cite Des Arts

Walter, a funeral director in a small town, is known for his responsibility and professionalism. But when his daughter's boyfriend is killed in a car accident, Walter must face caring for someone he knows and loves. SLABS is a story about coping with grief, taking personal responsibility in times of crisis, and learning how to deal with loss.