2017-2018 Theater Series

March 13 - April 1, 2018


A joyous musical celebration!
Written and Directed by Regina Taylor
Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry

“Hats off to Crowns,” raves the New York Times. Original creator and director Regina Taylor is back at McCarter with an all-new production of this “warm, wise, and wonderful” (Star Ledger) musical. Crowns is the story of a Chicago teenager who, sent to live with her grandmother in South Carolina, finds connection among a community of resilient African American women in their church hats. Weaving together faith, fashion and family, Crowns is an inspirational, joyous musical celebration of love and redemption that will make your spirit sing!


May 4 - June 3, 2018

Turning Off the Morning News

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Emily Mann

The smash hit Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike had audiences rolling with laughter and won the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway. Christopher Durang returns to McCarter with his latest cast of eccentric characters, who take us on a wild ride. The play follows the plight of two sets of neighbors—Cliff and Salena have just moved in; and the family across the street is at best peculiar, and at worst, stark raving mad. Turning Off the Morning News is a black comedy exposing today’s absurd and dangerous world.



Concluded Events

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.


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.


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