2022-2023 Season 

This season choose what you love.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30    /    7:00PM

McCarter Live at the Library with The Wolves

McCarter Theatre Center’s Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen returns to the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room to kick-off McCarter’s 2022-2023 Season and share directorial details on the exciting season-opening production of Sarah de Lappe’s Pulitzer Prize-finalist play The Wolvesa story centered around an elite high-school girls’ indoor soccer team.

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SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 16

The Wolves

By Sarah de Lappe

Directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Meet nine young women from a competitive high school soccer team.  It’s just a few weeks until nationals and the pressure is on.  Relatable and resilient, this pack of adolescent warriors will push and train for their games, while also navigating a growing understanding of their complicated world. The Wolves is about life, love, and loss on and off the Astroturf. 

Parental discretion is advised for strong language and themes. AGES 12+. 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8    /    11:00AM

Laurie Berkner Solo! A "Greatest Hits" Sensory-Friendly Performance

Laurie Berkner is back at McCarter with her “Greatest Hits” Sensory-Friendly performance.  Sensory-friendly performances provide a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all individuals who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues and their families.

 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8   /    3:00PM

Laurie Berkner Band

Recognized as “the queen of kids’ music” by People magazine, Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, and author. What sets Laurie apart? She displays an instinctive understanding of children’s natural rhythms and energy, which keeps kids enraptured and brings parents and caregivers happily along for the ride.

 

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9    /   3:00PM

Rhiannon Giddens With Francesco Turrisi

World-music, cross-cultural and banjo superstar MacArthur “Genius Grant" recipient, founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer, artistic director of Silk Road Ensemble, returns to McCarter with her frequent collaborator Francesco Turrisi, pianist and percussionist who plays the Sicilian Tamburello (tambourine).  

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12   /   7:30PM

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is the bestselling author of the books Calypso,Theft By Finding, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. 

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14   /   8:00PM

Indigenous Liberation

A Native American and Canadian collective filled with jubilant dance and colorful regalia honoring the legacies of their elders, Indigenous Liberation is an intertribal production featuring songs, stories, and dances, led by champion pow wow dancers. 

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16    /   3:00PM

National Geographic Live: Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of The Cretaceous with Nizar Ibrahim

Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim introduces us to Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered, and shares the incredible story of how this prehistoric giant—larger than T. rex—was found, almost lost to science, and found again.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23   /   3:00PM

Davóne Tines

Heralded as a "singer of immense power and fervor" and “[one] of the most powerful voices of our time” (Los Angeles Times). His work blends opera, spirituals, gospel, and anthems, as a means to tell a deeply personal story of perseverance and human connection. 

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11   /   8:00PM

The Hot Sardines

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. 

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMEBER 16 / 7:30PM

Internationale Bachakademie of Stuttgart

For several decades the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart has been regarded as one of the most outstanding concert choirs in the world. A particular focus since their inception has been the interpretation of the vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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NOVEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 27

American Repertory Ballet's The Nutcracker

This holiday favorite tells the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle toy soldiers and larger-than-life mice, and travel through a whirlwind of dancing snowflakes to the Land of Sweets.

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DECEMBER 7 - 24, 2022

A Christmas Carol

This McCarter tradition is back and just as spectacular as you remember!

Create memories with the ones you love at Princeton's Tony Award-winning theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as this story comes to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. 

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JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 12

Between Two Knees

Between Two Knees is an outrageously funny and wickedly subversive intergenerational tale of familial love, loss, and connection.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 / 7:30PM

Ragamala Dance Company: The Fires of Varanasi

Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim evokes an elaborate ritual where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine. In this theatrical reimagining, the show expands upon the birth-death-rebirth continuum in Hindu thought to honor immigrant experiences of life and death in the diaspora.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 17   /   8:00PM

Randall Goosby

American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, as well as bringing the music of under-represented composers to light.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19    /   3:00PM

National Geographic Live: Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade

Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. 

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FRIDAY, APRIL 14   /   8:00pm

The Moth

The quintessential Moth experience, a two-act show where five tellers and a notable host share true personal stories, without notes.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 16 / 3:00PM

National Geographic Live: Life On The Vertical With Mark Synnott

Legendary rock climber Mark Synnott hasn’t just made the incredible first ascents of some of the world’s biggest walls—he’s explored inaccessible places in the name of science.

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MAY 6 – MAY 28

Bulrusher

In 1955, in the redwood country north of San Francisco, a multiracial girl grows up in a predominantly white town whose residents pepper their speech with the historical dialect of Boontling. Found floating in a basket on the river as an infant, Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger even amongst the strange.

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