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CURRENT AND UPCOMING Seasons
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2016-2017 Theater Season2016-2017 Music Season2016-2017 Dance Season2016-2017 Signature Season2016-17 Specials Season2016-2017 American Repertory Ballet

2016-17 Theater Season
BATHING IN MOONLIGHT
September 9 - October 9, 2016

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Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling and Father Monroe offers them warmth and kindness. Generosity blossoms into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical and romantic new play. (Berlind)


DISGRACED
October 11-30, 2016

Ayad Akhtar’s fiery Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that took Broadway by storm will keep you on the edge of your seat and inspire debate long after you leave the theater. Amir Kapoor is a successful lawyer at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. He is married to a beautiful woman and is just trying to live a good life. When conversations at a dinner party turn confrontational, racial and religious tension forces him to face his own ambition and stifled cultural identity. (Matthews)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 9-31, 2016

This holiday season, McCarter is proud to present a reimagined production of Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our McCarter artists—joined by ensemble members from the greater Princeton community—bring this story to life all around you! This exciting new production will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. Share the happiness of Dickens’ perennial masterpiece and join us in celebrating this new McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family! (Matthews)

BEDLAM: HAMLET & SAINT JOAN
January 13 - February 12, 2017

He is a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father’s death. She is a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two great dramatic classics— Hamlet and Saint Joan —are brought vividly to life in a riveting stripped-down staging by four actors from the acclaimed theater company, Bedlam, directed by Eric Tucker. (Berlind)

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Agatha Christie's  
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

March 14 – April 2, 2017

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for infamous detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas? Wax your mustache and hold onto your passport—Adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig and multi-award-winning director Emily Mann will take you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express! (Matthews)

INTIMATE APPAREL
May 5 – June 4, 2017

The year is 1905. A young, single African American seamstress is supporting herself by creating exquisite lingerie for wealthy Manhattan clients. When a letter arrives from a stranger, it awakens a desire within her that leads to the love she yearned for, but is nothing like she expected. Jade King Carroll (The Piano Lesson) returns to McCarter to direct this tender, exquisitely-written historical romance from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat). It is a deeply moving tale of one woman’s discovery of her own empowerment and the true meaning of intimacy. (Berlind)
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New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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