The Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company, under the artistic leadership of The Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announces the company’s 59th season. The 2022-23 Season, which includes a five-show subscription series and an annual reimagining of A Christmas Carol, begins in September and concludes in June.
The season features a two-play Tony Award-winning epic, a holiday classic, a beloved musical, and two world premieres: one a Shakespeare reimagining and the other a groovy new comedy. What they all have in common are themes of legacies left behind.
“[Throughout this year], people talked a lot about what kind of world we are leaving to our children,” Artistic Director Curt Columbus said. “They questioned the legacy of the choices they made – and those that people before them made. They asked what are the legacies of the structures of oppression we have seen for hundreds of years, and how they still impact people today. Not all of the plays directly mention this concept, but they all have this philosophical underpinning of what causes legacies, and how they play out.”
The season will begin with the Tony and Olivier Award-winning duology The Inheritance by Matthew López. Presented in two parts, The Inheritance details the relationships between three generations of gay men in New York City – and what each generation passes down to the next. This production will be directed by resident company member Joe Wilson, Jr.,who also directed 2021’s A Christmas Carol and co-directed 2018’s black odyssey. The Inheritance: Part 1 begins its run September 1, 2022, with Part 2 beginning September 22, 2022. Both shows will play in the Dowling Theater and close on November 6, 2022.
The company will continue with its 46th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, playing November 3, 2022 – January 1, 2023 in the Chace Theater. Reimagined anew each season, this year’s show will be directed by Aileen Wen McGroddy, a recent graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program in Directing. Subscribers will enjoy first access to tickets for this popular production, with tickets going on sale to the general public later this year.
The next show will be the world premiere of Queen Margaret, a thrilling new recutting of William Shakespeare’s plays Henry VI and Richard III by Whitney White, told from the perspective of the titular queen. This production will be directed by company member Jude Sandy, who previously helmed productions of August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, and co-directed black odyssey. Queen Margaret runs in the Dowling Theater January 12 – February 12, 2023.
Trinity Rep will then present the world premiere of The Inferior Sex by Jacqueline E. Lawton, a poignant and hilarious behind-the-scenes look at a women’s magazine in 1972 at the height of the second-wave feminist movement. Resident company member Tatyana-Marie Carlo will direct, having also directed2022’sSueño and 2019’s Fade. This production will run March 16 – April 16, 2023 in the Dowling Theater.
The season will conclude with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the Dowling Theater. Originally scheduled to close the 2019-20 Season, the show marks the first time in more than two decades that Trinity Rep will produce a Stephen Sondheim-composed musical. This production will be directed by Curt Columbus, who spearheaded many past productions including Tiny Beautiful Things, Macbeth, Ragtime, and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage. Sweeney Todd concerns the darkly comic pursuit of vengeance by the title character, and it plays May 25 – June 25, 2023.
Subscription packages for Trinity Rep’s 2022-23 Season start at just $100 and go on sale to current subscribers in early May. More information about subscription and single ticket sales to the general public coming soon. Tickets for the remainder of Trinity Rep’s 2021-22 Season, which includes Sueño by Jose Rivera and Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, are on sale now at www.trinityrep.com.
Titles, dates, prices, and artists are subject to change.