Mainstage Productions for the 2017-2018 Season

W;t

by Margaret Edson
Directed by Ann Marie Pereth & Joseph Kucan

October 27th, 2017 – November 19th, 2017
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

She dies at the end. But Vivian Bearing, PhD of English Literature and famed poetry scholar, doesn’t go down without a fight, volunteering for 8 rounds of painful, experimental treatment to combat late-stage ovarian cancer. W;t takes the audience with her, sharing her fears and revelations, her triumphs and melancholy, her devotion to John Donne’s use of the semi-colon. W;t is that rarest of plays – a Pulitzer-prize winning work of art that challenges both the mind and the spirit. She dies at the end; but not before captivating us with a poignant look at life and death, sickness and poetry.

 

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ann Marie Pereth & Joseph Kucan

February 16, 2018 – March 11, 2018
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

APF takes a new look at Tennessee Williams’ American classic, re-introducing modern audiences to the Wingfields – Tom, Laura and their domineering mother Amanda, a wilting southern flower languishing in a St. Louis apartment with the children she cannot, will not understand. The Glass Menagerie is a poetic, searing look into the effects of memory on our understanding of ourselves, our families and our shared past.

 

Other Desert Cities

 

by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Mark Gorman

April 27, 2018 – May 20, 2018
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

After a 6 year absence, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to visit her family, celebrate Christmas and argue with her opinionated, prickly (but warm-hearted!) kin. When she announces the imminent publication of a revealing memoir featuring an intimate family tragedy that her parents desire to keep private, the Wyeths face exposure and embarrassment, shame and redemption. A lively, crackling dark comedy, Other Desert Cities is a smart political play about the myth of the modern-day grown-up.