Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces our 2013-14 Season
Stick Flyby Lydia Diamond
Kansas City premiere
November 1-17, 2013 at Just Off Broadway Theatre
The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective girlfriends to meet the parents for the first time. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.
“A MUST SEE. Fascinating. Arrestingly fresh.” – Wall Street Journal
“Conflict and sexual sparks. A juicy family drama.” – The New York Times
“She’s a polished playwright, creating a cast-full of dynamic characters all sitting uncomfortably on a powder-keg situation.” – Boston Globe
Stick Fly opened at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on December 8, 2011 and was produced by Alicia KeysWinner! 2010 LA Drama Critics Award, Best Production Winner! 2006 Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Play Nominee! 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Broadway Play
Motherhood Out Loudby Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West
Kansas City premiere
February 6-16, 2014 at Crown Center Off Center Theatre
When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, the result is a joyous, moving, hilarious and unpredictable theatrical event. Anyone who is or has a mother, stepmother, foster mother or anything similar will be able to relate to and enjoy this funny and poignant piece. From adoption to surrogacy to stepmothers to gay parenting, no stone is left unturned in this hit fresh from Off Broadway.
Motherhood Out Loud opened at Off Broadway’s Primary Stages on October 4, 2011
A Little Night MusicMusic and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler
May 8-25, 2014 at Crown Center Off Center Theatre
Set in 1900 Sweden and inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles of a Summer Night,” A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her. The “Send in the Clowns” musical, written in waltz time, was the winner of 1973 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical.
“The music is a celebration of 3/4 time, an orgy of plaintively memorably waltzes, all talking of past loves and lost worlds.” – Clive Barnes, The New York Times
“Sondheim’s lyrics are often superbly witty, his music here, mostly in haunting waltz-time, far more accessible than is sometimes the case. The score positively throbs with love, regret and desire.” – The Telegraph
A Little Night Music opened at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on February 25, 1973 and was produced by Harold Prince