OUR SEASON

PASS OVERMoses and Kitch stand around on the corner – talking shit, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space with his own agenda and derails their plans. Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable human spirit of young men stuck in a cycle just looking for a way out. – Concord Theatricals

Previews: 

Sep. 29-30 

 

Performances: 

Oct. 1-10 

  

THE UNUSUAL TALE OF MARY & JOSEPH’S BABY – meant for the virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing alike, this musical dares to take the nativity story at its word with whimsy, humor, and humanity. There really was a pregnant virgin. There really are shepherds and angels and foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men). There’s a ratty extra room/stable at the inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator whose menacing shadow hangs over everything. And obviously, it’s a comedy. When people engage this over-told story on a sincere human level, it bursts with imagination and wonder.

Previews: Dec. 8-9 

Performances: Dec. 10-12; Dec. 15-19; Dec. 21-23

 

 

 

IN THE NEXT ROOM, or The Vibrator Play – Set in the 1880s at the dawn of the age of electricity and based on the bizarre historical fact that doctors used vibrators to treat ‘hysterical’ women (and some men), the play centers on a doctor and his wife and how his new therapy affects their entire household. – Concord Theatricals

 

Previews: Feb. 9-10

Performances: Feb. 11-13; Feb. 16-20

 

 

SWEAT winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lynn Nottage’s SWEAT centers on a group of friends at their go-to bar in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, layoffs and lockouts threaten their factory floor jobs, thrusting them into a bitter fight for survival. Produced across the country to critical and popular acclaim, SWEAT considers the effects of America’s economic decline and deindustrialization alongside a heart-wrenching examination of friendship, race, class, and trust within this community of family and friends.

 

Preview Performance: April 28

Performances: April 29 – May 15

 

AUDITIONS FOR THE RIVER & RAIL 2022-2023 SEASON ARE OPEN

Actors please upload a ONE MINUTE contemporary monologue to YouTube as an “unlisted” video and submit your headshot/resume/information and video link here!

If you are auditioning for The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby please include 16 bars of a song in your audition video – you do not need to record a separate video – Deaf/deaf/HOH actors are especially encouraged to audition – audition material can be performed in ASL or your preferred language.

Stage Managers and Designers please attach your resumes/portfolios here.

Instructions for uploading and sharing an unlisted link to YouTube can be found here.

Should this submission process not meet your accessibility needs please contact amelia@riverandrailtheatre.com and we will work with you to make accommodations

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

COMING SOON

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A story about the people who tell us stories, The Nineteen follows a group of nineteen artists and their families as they navigate the upheaval of their lives and livelihoods in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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