Season 13: Get Lucky
Each one of the five extraordinary plays in PURE Theatre’s Season 13 offers a unique perspective on what it means to be lucky, whether or not we are ever truly prepared, and what happens when we miss or can’t act on the opportunities before us. Season 13 is smart, engaging, dynamic theatre, and we are thrilled to share it with you in 2015–2016.
Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Cristy Landis
Sep 11, 2015 – Oct 2, 2015
This whip-crack comedy takes a look at Catherine and Gwen, who, after grad school, chose polar opposite paths and now, decades later, are unfulfilled in polar opposite ways. Each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen’s husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.
Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins
Directed by Rodney Lee Rogers
PURE + Halsey: The COLLABORATION
Nov 6 – Nov 28, 2015
FAILURE: A LOVE STORY is a fantastical tale of the three Fail sisters and their disparate and luckless journeys through life and towards love. PURE + Halsey: The COLLABORATION will afford director Rodney Lee Rogers and exhibiting artist Susan Klein the opportunity to work in concert on the stage at PURE and the gallery at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. While visual artists have been known to dabble in stage design and theatre companies have occasionally staged a gallery sited performance, collaboratively creating both an exhibition and a theatre production remains rare. We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring to you another Charleston first!
The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno
Directed by Mark Landis
Jan 22, 2016 – Feb 13, 2016
In THE REALISTIC JONES, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
2014 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee & Drama League Award Nominee
A Sudden Spontaneous Event by David Lee Nelson
Directed by Sharon Graci
Mar 3, 2016 – Mar 26, 2016
A World Premiere from Playwright in Residence David Lee Nelson, A SUDDEN SPONTANEOUS EVENT is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at what happens when the life you thought you were leading is over in an instant.
Constellations by Nick Payne
Directed by Sharon Graci
Apr 22, 2016 – May 14, 2016
“Let’s go for a drink. I don’t know what I’m doing here anyway. One drink. And if you never want to see me again you never have to see me again.” Nick Payne’s gorgeous two-hander explores love, free will, and friendship through quantum multiverse theory and—well, honey.