Theater Series

Experience Emily Mann's final season as McCarter's Artistic Director and Resident Playwright with a 5-play subscription and save up to 30% on tickets.


Gloria: A Life

By Emily Mann
Original Direction by Diane Paulus
Restaged for McCarter by Emily Mann
Featuring two-time Academy Award nominee Mary McDonnell

Gloria Steinem first raised her voice five decades ago, championing equality for all. Today, her vision is more urgent than ever. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own, as the audience joins in a talking circle to share personal experiences. This inspiring, and powerful event is more than a play – it’s a celebration of human connection.



Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Written & Directed by David Catlin

An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary Shelley spins her tale of love, horror, power, and unholy experimentation. Chicago audiences and critics raved about this visceral, original retelling of Frankenstein.  Experience this monster of a play and shocking latest invention from Lookingglass Theatre Company.



Goodnight Nobody

By Rachel Bonds
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

In this deeply moving world premiere, a group of old friends looks to stay connected as their lives begin to change and their paths diverge as they make art, become adults, and deal with the complicated parts of new motherhood.


MARCH 10 – 29, 2020


By Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Adam Immerwahr

A suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse, Anthony Shaffer’s Sleuth is a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie thriller filled with plotted murders, jealousy, and revenge.


MAY 8 – JUNE 7, 2020

The Refuge Plays

By Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Patricia McGregor

If you could go back in time, and visit multiple generations of your family, what questions would you ask?

Gail, Joy, Ha-Ha & Grandma Early share a home, speak their minds - and store their secrets - in this compassionate and funny mystical drama. Award winning playwright Nathan Alan Davis explores the need for connection and love when, despite a complex past, family and forgiveness can still prevail.


Emily Mann on the Theater Series


Seating Section

A+ A B C
Weekend 5-Play (Saturday & Sunday)  $260 $225 $190 $155
Weekday 5-Play (Tuesday - Friday) $225 $190 $155 $120
Wednesday Matinee 3-Play
(Gloria: A Life, Goodnight Nobody, The Refuge Plays only)
  $114 $93 $72
Young-at-Art 5-Play  (Age 35 and under)     $100 $100
Opening Night (Available for Director's Circle level donors and above. Call 609.258.6548.)


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 Weekend 5-Play

 Weekday 5-Play

 Wednesday Matinee 3-Play

Special Theater Series Packages

Enhance your subscription with one of these special packages. Take note of the dates below when purchasing your subscription. Additional fees may apply and are noted below.

Post-Show Discussions
Join us for highly interactive audience-based conversations facilitated by an artist from the production, typically featuring cast members. These discussions focus on a range of topics including how artistic choices were made for the production, the actors’ process, and reflections and questions from audience members.

Dialogue on Drama
Following select Sunday matinees, get an in-depth look at the production with a post-show interview with a member of the creative team, often the playwright or director, that offers audiences a window into the artistic process of bringing a play to life. The interview is followed by questions and reflections from the audience.

American Sign Language Interpreted and Audio Described Performances
Join us at these Saturday matinees for ASL and audio described performances. Learn more about our accessibility programs here.

Young-at-Art (Age 35 and under)
Subscribers age 35 and younger can see Theater Series productions for as little as $20 per show. Valid photo I.D. with proof of age is required. Call 609.258.2787 for more details.