Our milestone 10th producing season kicks off with one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time, newly adapted for the stage by Artistic Director Jeremy Stanbary. It ends with a stage adaptation of a family-favorite literary and cinematic classic. In between are two popular and newly revised seasonal productions that are guaranteed to both delight and inspire audiences of all ages! Scroll down to view our season line-up.
Season 10 Tickets
Season ticket packages are now on sale! Individual tickets go on sale later this summer.
Season subscribers save 15% off of regular ticket prices in Season 10, in addition to 25% off branded merchandise. Season ticket holders also receive preferred reserved seating before individual tickets go on sale to the general public, and no-fee ticket transfers when transferring tickets between performances of the same production.
COR Patrons can now redeem their complimentary season ticket packages for Season 10! See below for more information.
We are in the process of a major overhaul of our website, box office system, and other online/IT services.
Our all-new custom website and ticketing system will save us tens of thousands of dollars annually while providing our patrons with an even more user-friendly experience. We realize change can sometimes be difficult, and we’ll inevitably run into some hiccups along the way, but we think you’ll be very pleased with the end result and we’ll do our best to make the transition as smooth and painless as possible!
In the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out new systems and features and will keep you posted along the way. The first big change you’ll see is with the season ticket purchasing process as we begin to migrate away from our current box office provider.
COR Patron Benefits
COR Patrons should have received an email on May 23rd from our new box office system with instructions on how to create a new login, which gives you access to your Season 10 ticket benefits. If you’re a COR Patron and you did not receive that email, please check your promotions and/or spam folder. If you still don’t see it, call our box office at 612-615-1515 for assistance.
COR Patrons are our sustaining donors with a whole lot of VIP perks, including complimentary season tickets commensurate with donation level. Please consider joining the family in Season 10 and help us build a strong foundation for growth and sustainability!
Current COR Patrons, please read above for more information about redeeming your ticket benefits for Season 10.
That’s right! We intend to offer affordable childcare in our adjacent Suite 450 during every Saturday matinee performance in Season 10. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Season 10 Line-up
Fall: September 29 – October 29
“Dante and Shakespeare divide the world between them, there is no third.” –T.S. Eliot
One of the greatest masterpieces of all time, Dante Alighieri’s Inferno marks the first of his 3-part Divine Comedy poetic trilogy. Inferno tells the harrowing story of a man’s journey through the infinite torment of Hell in his search for Paradise. It’s an inherently dramatic story, describing in vivid detail Dante’s visit to the lower realms of the netherworld, guided by the poet Virgil. He passes through the giant gates with their prophetic inscription: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here, and through the nine circles of Hell, but all is not lost. Dante’s Inferno is an intense and moving human drama that ultimately shows the way of an individual soul from sin to redemption. (Adapted for the stage by Artistic Director, Jeremy Stanbary.)
Christmas: December 1 – 30
Last year’s popular Christmas play, NICHOLAS: The Origin of Father Christmas, returns this season with an all-new scene and additional singing! This original holiday play by Jeremy Stanbary met with many sold-out audiences and an extended run during its premiere last December.
“[Nicholas] is a well-honed, powerfully presented play that draws us to the beliefs and behaviors that lie at the core of the frenzied holiday season we know today. It is both stirring and entertaining–the latter attributable to excellent staging, solid performances, bits of eye-winking contemporary references that sprinkle humor throughout, and beautiful music…”Arthur Dorman, Talkin’ Broadway Review (2022)
THE LIVING WATER
Lent: February 23 – March 27
The Living Water is a beautiful, modern dramatization of the Biblical stories of the Samaritan Woman, the Blind Beggar, and Lazarus (traditionally known as the “Scrutiny” gospels.) This play was first presented and workshopped under the title The Scrutinies for our COR Patrons back in March of 2021.
Newly revised and expanded under a new title, this play — filled with original music & songs and gripping multimedia elements — will draw audiences of all ages into a deeper experience of the Lenten season through a profound and entertaining reflection on the complexities of the human condition in light of Divine Love.
What if you don’t celebrate Lent? That’s okay! This play is still for you. It artfully explores and celebrates timeless truths that resonate with every human heart.
THE LILIES OF THE FIELD
Spring: April 26 – May 26
Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by William E. Barrett
A literary and cinematic classic, The Lilies of the Field tells the story of an itinerant African American worker in the early 1960s who encounters a small group of East German nuns in a parched valley of the American Southwest. An Army vet and a Baptist, Homer Smith offers to help the struggling Roman Catholic nuns build a fence. The problem? They can’t afford to pay him. But the Mother Superior has something much bigger in mind. She believes Homer was sent to them by God to build a chapel.
In 1963, Sidney Poitier became the first-ever black man to receive the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Homer Smith in the highly acclaimed film. In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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