Hold onto your seats: We’re going for a ride! American Stage’s 2016-17 season is an exciting exploration of the American experience with powerful stories full of ideas, humor, and heart.
At a time when profound questions are being asked about what America is…and what we will become, this season we’ll go on a bold journey to investigate a dynamic range of American experiences, asking questions about the world in which we live.
In our 2016-17 season we invite you to think, laugh, cry and above all, to lean forward as we adventure together IN SEARCH OF…AMERICA.
GOOD PEOPLE by David Linday-Abaire
Our first show of the season will ask the question: Is it strength of character or just a few lucky breaks that determines our fate? As we go In Search of…THE AMERICAN DREAM with David Lindsay-Abaire’s GOOD PEOPLE September 7 – October 2, 2016
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
“Wonderful…this isn’t a manipulative tear-jerker or a simplistic diatribe. GOOD PEOPLE is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” —NY Post
A New American Stage Adaptation of Moliere’s TARTUFFE
adapted by Stephanie Gularte
We’re very excited to present a new American Stage adaptation of the smart and hilarious classic, TARTUFFE. Our modern up-date will ask the question: How do you recognize an impassioned visionary from a cunning tyrant? As we go In … Read the rest