Upcoming Shows

La Cage Aux Folles

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Adapted from La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret
Directed by Taavon Gamble
May 30 – June 30, 2024

The everlasting hit musical about embracing who you are

This Best Musical Tony-winner follows Georges, the proprietor of a drag club, and his husband, Albin, the star attraction. When Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a homophobic politician, Georges plans to closet himself for a family dinner. But Albin, knowing the importance of staying true to yourself, has other ideas … and hijinks ensue. La Cage aux Folles is funny, genuine, and full of show-stopping numbers. It is sure to lead to “The Best of Times!”

2024-25 Season

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

By Selina Fillinger
Directed by Curt Columbus
Running in rotating repertory with Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson — Apt. 2B
September 5 – 22/October 10 – 27, 2024 

A farcical break from the inevitable political chaos 

Many of us are dreading the 2024 election, regardless of political beliefs. Why not look your fears dead in the eye and laugh at them with POTUS? When a presidential PR nightmare evolves into a global catastrophe, it’s up to seven women in the commander-in-chief’s inner circle to do damage control. That is if they don’t drive each other off the rails first through a chaotic cocktail of increasingly absurd antics. Delightfully raunchy and uproariously funny, POTUS is a naughty political farce that’ll have you rolling in the aisles! 

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson — Apt. 2B

By Kate Hamill
Inspired by the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Laura Kepley
Running in rotating repertory with POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
October 3 – November 17, 2024

A delightful murder-mystery-comedy 

The Hound of the Baskervilles meets Thelma & Louise in this contemporary retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic mystery novels. Join brilliant, eccentric “deductive consultant” Sherlock Holmes and her American roommate Joan Watson as they crack cases in post-pandemic London. This quirky, clever buddy comedy from the playwright behind 2018’s Pride & Prejudice is sure to delight hardcore Holmes fans and novice sleuths alike. 

A Christmas Carol

Adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens
Original music by Richard Cumming
Directed and adapted by Tatyana-Marie Carlo
Dates to be announced

Celebrating the holidays together 

Everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, is back! The humbug’s wrenching, covetous, and cares more for money than all else. When the clock strikes midnight one fateful Christmas Eve, the ghost of Scrooge’s old pal Marley pays a much overdue visit. Through a supernatural journey, Scrooge must confront the past, acknowledge the present, and define the future for the good of the community and Scrooge’s very soul. A timeless holiday tale of redemption and joy, Trinity Rep’s reimagined production of A Christmas Carol has been a beloved New England family tradition for over 45 years. 

Someone Will Remember Us

By Deborah Salem Smith and Charlie Thurston
Created by Dr. Michelle Cruz, Deborah Salem Smith, and Charlie Thurston
Directed by Christopher Windom
January 23 – February 23, 2025

Reflecting on the ripples of conflict  

In 2006, Trinity Rep told the true, poignant stories of Rhode Islanders deployed in Iraq with the play Boots on the Ground. Nearly 20 years later, how does this legacy live on … and what have we forgotten? Someone Will Remember Us interlaces the real-life testimonies of U.S. military veterans, Iraqi civilians, a Gold Star family, and refugees living in New England. As military conflict wages on multiple fronts across the world, this production paints a moving portrait of the innumerable tolls of war, and how we find connection through it all.

La Tempestad — The Tempest

By William Shakespeare
Translated and adapted by Orlando Hernández with Tatyana-Marie Carlo and Leandro “Kufa” Castro
Directed by Christie Vela
March 27 – April 27, 2025

Decolonizing Shakespeare’s “brave new world” 

Shakespeare’s familiar story of magic, betrayal, comedy, and love is told through a compelling mix of The Bard’s classic English, translated Spanish dialogue, and projected subtitles so you can understand it all. La Tempestad — The Tempest purposefully weaves two languages to deconstruct the colonialist narratives, all while retaining the shipwreck, romance, magic, and fantasy that make Shakespeare’s final play so beloved. Originally presented in 2018 as a touring Teatro en El Verano production, La Tempestad is the first to transfer to Trinity Rep’s main stage! 

Blues for an Alabama Sky

By Pearl Cleage
Directed by Jackie Davis
May 29 – June 29, 2025

Sacrifice and dreams in the Jazz Age 

As the creative revolution of the Harlem Renaissance bleeds into the hardships of the Great Depression, four New York friends strive to achieve their dreams. But when Alabama migrant Leland Cunningham sets his eyes on the troubled blues singer Angel, their lives are changed forever. This intimate drama questions where the personal ends and the political begins, probes the intersection of life and art, and asks how we find meaning and direction in the most tumultuous of times.