Exploring the life and work of one of the great artists of the 20th century, this play deals with a man in the midst of a professional and personal crisis. This play contains adult language and discussions of adult themes that make it most appropriate for young people ages 14 and older.
This contemporary exploration of a classic text takes no prisoners. While it pokes fun at the health care industry, its biting humor contains adult themes, sexual language, religious satire, and dark imagery most appropriate for those 16 and older.
It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play
PlayMakers family show for the season offers a little something for everyone. Taking its cue from the classic film, the play explores the story through the world of a 1946 radio studio, with broad theatricality and fast-paced energy. While some of the darker emotional themes in the play may be too intense for our youngest patrons, we recommend this play for those ages 10 and older.
A Raisin in the Sun
This play wrestles with the difficult subjects of race and racism through the experiences of an African American family, the Youngers, in 1959 Chicago. Given the nature of some of the broader themes within the play, Raisin will be best appreciated by young people ages 14 and older.
Similar to the themes of Raisin, this play takes a look at race through the lens of a contemporary American playwright. The play contains adult language and situations in a script that is cutting and fast paced. We recommend this play to students aged 16 and older.
Set in Weimar Germany at the rise of Nazism, this play looks at the underbelly of an artistic community in the form of the Kit Kat Klub. Lines of gender and sexuality are blurred, and with the rousing musical numbers throughout, darker undertones rise to the surface. This production depicts drug and alcohol use. Actors appear nearly nude during portions of the show and there are moments of stylized sexual choreography. This production of Cabaret will be best appreciated by young people ages 16 and older.