PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Repertory Company has announced that it will return to in-person performances in November. The company has also announced that they will be hiring 40 part- and full-time positions in the coming months in preparation for the season.
“I was so excited by the prospect of welcoming folks back to our theatre in person in the coming season, and we wanted audiences to have a truly powerful reason to return to Trinity Rep,” artistic director Curt Columbus said in a statement. “We’ve chosen a season of plays that will resonate deeply, that have great language and ideas, that show the depth of the human condition, and are all surprising, funny, and provocative.”
The season will begin with Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (Nov. 4-Jan. 2, 2022) in a new production directed by Joe Wilson Jr. Audiences can see the holiday classic in-person or streaming online.
Following will be Tiny Beautiful Things (Jan. 13-Feb. 13, 2022), adapted by Nina Vardalos from the book by Cheryl Strayed. The play follows Strayed’s experiences as an advice columnist. Columbus will direct.
Next up will be August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean (Feb. 24-March 27, 2022), chronologically the first of Wilson’s American Century Cycle. A reading of Wilson’s Radio Golf, which Trinity Rep produced in winter 2020, will be paired with Gem of the Ocean to highlight the connection between the two plays. Jude Sandy will direct both.
The season will continue with Sueño (April 7-May 8, 2022), adapted by José Rivera from Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. The humorous and haunting story that examines the nature of fate and reality will be placed in the frame of a telenovela by director Tatyana-Marie Carlo.
The season will close with Fairview (May 19-June 19, 2022) by Jackie Sibblies Drury, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play begins as a straightforward family comedy, but takes a stunning, unexpected turn. Sandy will direct. Drury is currently under commission for a new play by Trinity Rep.
Trinity Repertory Company strives to create unparalleled professional theatre for and with its community, and is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally stimulating productions.
Support American Theatre: a just and thriving theatre ecology begins with information for all. Please join us in this mission by making a donation to our publisher, Theatre Communications Group. When you support American Theatre magazine and TCG, you support a long legacy of quality nonprofit arts journalism. Click here to make your fully tax-deductible donation today!