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.

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Gloria: A Life

By Emily Mann
Original Direction by Diane Paulus
Restaged for McCarter by Emily Mann

Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality, her vision is as urgent as ever. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own, as a talking circle emerges and the audience joins in conversation.



Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Written & Directed by David Catlin

An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary Shelley unspools her tale of love, horror, power, and unholy experimentation. The celebrated Chicago ensemble, Lookingglass Theatre Company, returns to McCarter to give life to this iconic classic.



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

An eccentric, mystically-inclined Black family is traced through four generations as they carve out an existence in a southern Illinois forest.


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.)


Choose a Package:

 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.

Pride Night Parties
Join us for Princeton’s most vibrant LGBTQ night out and subscribe to the Theater Series on these select Thursday performances. Package includes pre-show party with hearty appetizers, giveaways, special guest appearances, and a cash bar. All parties start at 6pm. *An additional $12 party fee is added to your subscription package.

  • Gloria: A Life - SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
  • Frankenstein - OCTOBER 24, 2019
  • Goodnight Nobody - JANUARY 23, 2020
  • Sleuth - MARCH 19, 2020
  • The Refuge Plays - MAY 21, 2020

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.

  • Gloria: A Life - SEPTEMBER 18 & 22, 2019
  • Frankenstein - OCTOBER 27 & 31, 2019
  • Goodnight Nobody - JANUARY 22 & 26, 2020
  • Sleuth - MARCH 22 & 26, 2020
  • The Refuge Plays - MAY 20 & 24, 2020

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.

  • Gloria: A Life - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
  • Frankenstein - OCTOBER 20, 2019
  • Goodnight Nobody - JANUARY 19, 2020
  • Sleuth - MARCH 15, 2020
  • The Refuge Plays - MAY 17, 2020

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.

  • Gloria: A Life - OCTOBER 5, 2019
  • Frankenstein - NOVEMBER 2, 2019
  • Goodnight Nobody - FEBRUARY 8, 2020
  • Sleuth - MARCH 28, 2020
  • The Refuge Plays - JUNE 6, 2020

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.