2017-2018 Theater Series

January 12 - February 11, 2018

Stones in His Pockets

By Marie Jones
Directed by Lindsay Posner

When small town Irishmen Charlie and Jake are hired as extras in an epic American movie that invades their scenic County Kerry village, chaos ensues as they begin to discover that their romanticized Hollywood dream isn’t quite what it seems. Marie Jones’ Olivier Award-winning comedy is a rollicking, poignant tale brought to life by two actors portraying a colorful cast of dozens. Acclaimed British director Lindsay Posner helms this hilarious story that pits harsh reality against Hollywood endings.


March 13 - April 1, 2018


15th Anniversary Production
Written and Directed by Regina Taylor
Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry

When a Chicago teenager is sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, she finds herself on a powerful journey toward discovering her place in this world and in her family. Adapted from the best-selling book, Crowns weaves faith and fashion together into an inspirational, joyous coming-of-age musical celebration of resilient, triumphant African American women, and their church hats.


May 4 - June 3, 2018

Turning Off the Morning News

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Emily Mann

From the Tony Award-winning playwright who brought us the smash Broadway hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang returns to McCarter with his newest play and latest cast of eccentric characters. Turning Off the Morning News is a black comedy about two sets of neighbors. Cliff and Salena have just moved in; the family across the street is at best peculiar, and at worst, stark raving mad! Should the new neighbors ignore their bizarre behavior, or invite them to dinner?


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December 5-31, 2017

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Thompson
Directed by Adam Immerwahr

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our entire community—including 35 members from the greater Princeton area—bring this story to life around you! This exciting 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 McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family.

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