1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial
May 31-June 1, 1921 one of THE worse race
riots massacres occurred on U.S. soil. 100 years later thousands will gather to remember the brilliance, the innovation, the entrepreneurial spirit, and ultimately the tragedy – the burning of Black Wall Street. World Stage Theatre Company is adding its name to the list of organizations that will tell the story of this booming community, to celebrate their lives, their contributions, and their legacy.
Best of Enemies
I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
September 9-19, 2021
Directed by Angela McLaughlin
Adapted for the stage by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns, based on the Novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
When Andy Dufresne is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in the notorious Shawshank prison, he must find a way to keep himself and his hope alive by using his wits and forging friendships. Based on the novella by Stephen King. The Shawshank Redemption brings the story of resilience made famous by the acclaimed film to the stage.
The Legend of Georgia McBride
October 21-24, 2021
By Matthew Lopez
Directed by Jeremy Stevens
He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.
Doubt, A Parable
December 2-5, 2021
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Frank Gallagher
In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Doubt, A Parable is a Pulitzer prize and Tony Award winning play.
The Song of Jacob Zulu
January 27-February 6, 2022
By Tug Yourgrau
Jacob, the son of a minister in Apartheid South Africa is slowly drawn to membership in the African National Congress. Committed at first to non-violence, he’s radicalized by the brutalization of blacks at the hands of the police and the military. Nominated for 6 Tony Awards
April 21-May 1, 2022
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Zero Steiert
Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. It’s a true story. Or total fiction. Or a play about a play. Or a raucous resurrection…that ends in a song and a scaffold.