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2020-21 Season

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OUR TOWN

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Michael Donald Edwards

Perhaps no other play rings truer today. Thornton Wilder’s magnificent OUR TOWN is, at its heart, about us. All of us. Swept up by time and subject to inescapable change. As another ordinary day begins, the townsfolk of Grover's Corners go about their business: newspapers are delivered; people go to work; gardens are tended. And a boy and girl fall in love. But as life's events unfold, one question remains: "do any human beings ever realize life as they live it? Every, every minute?" Long after it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, OUR TOWN remains one of the most enduring American plays of all time, reminding audiences to always celebrate love, family, community, and the beauty in the ordinary.

GRAND HORIZONS

By Bess Wohl
Directed by Celine Rosenthal

You’re never too old to learn, but what if you learn that the person you’ve been married to for 50 years is making you miserable? Bill and Nancy practically breathe in unison; they anticipate each other’s sighs, sneezes and ends of sentences. But just as they settle into their new retirement home in Grand Horizons, Nancy wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the news, they’re forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best. Sophisticated, funny and delightfully honest, this new Broadway hit-comedy takes an intimate look at the unpredictable and enduring nature of love.

KNOXVILLE

WORLD PREMIERE

Book by Frank Galati
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Frank Galati
Based on the Novel A Death in the Family by James Agee
Based, in part, on the play All The Way Home by Tad Mosel

This moving and innovative new musical reunites the dynamic Tony Award-winning creative team behind Ragtime, one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Based on James Agee's autobiographical Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Death in the Family, the story begins as James Agee struggles to write his greatest novel—about the event that touched his young life, and the effect it had on his mother, his town and his own future. A powerful illumination of the forces that shape who we are, KNOXVILLE is a universal coming-of-age story about family, faith and love—and about the boy who will grow up to write it. With a sweeping musical score and an extraordinary creative team and cast, this world premiere is a must-see event.

HOOD

Book by Douglas Carter Beane 
Music and Lyrics by Lewis Flinn 
Directed by Mark Brokaw 

Presented by arrangement with Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold 


Asolo Rep is thrilled to present this extraordinary new musical comedy, bound for the world's stages. Everyone loves a good-hearted outlaw, but only Robin Hood has captured the public's imagination for nearly nine centuries. Everything old is new again as we follow the exciting escapades of Robin and his Merry Band as he fights to restore justice to the people of Sherwood, win the heart of the smart and sassy Maid Marian and rid the land of the avaricious Sheriff of Nottingham once and for all. This much-loved tale gets a hilarious 21-century twist by five-time Tony-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane, with a folk and rock-infused score by Lewis Flinn. Intoxicating, joyful and enchanting, HOOD celebrates the hero in everybody's heart.