LADY IN DENMARK
By Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Chay Yew
Sunday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Owen Theatre

In this one-woman show, Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith presents the life of Helene, a Danish American woman, who in the wake of her husband’s death, finds solace in the music of Billie Holiday. Known for her darkly poetic style and piercing insight into human psychology, Orlandersmith weaves a narrative that explores jazz, family and the end of life.


THE AMATEURS
By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Oliver Butler
Saturday, November 14 at 2 p.m. in the Owen Theatre

Mr. Larking is God. Or at least he’s playing God in a 14th century production of the story of Noah. Gregory, the prop master and Larking’s right hand man, is plagued by both deadlines and a persistent fear of the Black Death, which has already claimed one of the leads. As they prepare for a landmark performance for the Duke, Larking’s girlfriend Rona reveals a secret that could divide the cast permanently. At the same time a mysterious visitor offers a production twist that could save their lives…or end their careers forever. From the mind of Jordan Harrison comes The Amateurs: a comedic tale of plagues, purpose and finding your voice in the moment.


ON THE EXHALE
By Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Marti Lyons
Saturday, November 14 at 5 p.m. in the Polk Rehearsal Room

A single mother by choice, a woman lives peacefully with her son under an unspoken, benevolent scrutiny in a small college town. But when their lives are forever changed by a terrible act of gun violence, the woman seeks solace in the most unlikely place: a shooting range. In this surprising and emotional new play writer Martín Zimmerman offers a complex examination of our relationship to guns as he follows one woman down a rabbit hole of grief.


RÖDVINSVÄNSTER (RED-WINE LEFTISTS): 1977
By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg
Sunday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Owen Theatre

Set in Gothenburg, Sweden, Rödvinsvänster (Red-Wine Leftists): 1977 tells the story of Kyle, an idealistic auto worker and proud union man from Reynolds, Wisconsin. Kyle has been chosen by his UAW local to travel to socialist Sweden to see how Volvo has reimagined the assembly line for its workers. He soon learns how reality and ideals collide. Rödvinsvänster (Red-Wine Leftists): 1977 is part of a trilogy from Goodman Theatre Artistic Collective member Rebecca Gilman that also includes Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, which will be produced in the Owen Theatre in the spring of 2016.