SEPTEMBER 24 & 25
Caroline, Or Change
Book and Lyrics by
Originally Directed on Broadway by George C. Wolfe
Originally Produced on Broadway by: Carole Shorenstein Hays,
HBO Films, Jujamcyn Theatre, Freddy DeMann, Scott Rudin,
Hendel/Morten/Wiesenfeld, Fox Theatricals/Manocherian/Bergere,
Roger Berlind, Clear Channel Entertainment, Joan Cullman,
Greg Holland/Scott Nederlander, Margo Lion, Daryl Roth,
Zollo/Sine in association with the Public Theatre.
Originally Developed and Produced in October 2003 by the Public Theatre;
George C. Wolfe, Producer; Mara Manus, Executive Producer.
In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah's stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door.
The Secret Garden
Music and Lyrics by
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother.
Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.