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The Wayside Motor Inn

By A. R. Gurney
Directed by Lila Neugebauer

August 12, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Now extended through October 5!

Outside Boston, ten people—some strangers, some not—struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers’ peace, this funny and moving work kicks off A. R. Gurney’s Signature Residency by examining the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream.

Coming Soon

Our Lady of Kibeho

By Katori Hall
Directed by Michael Greif

October 28 - December 7, 2014

Single Tickets go on sale September 30!

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In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ostracized by her schoolmates and labeled disturbed, everyone refuses to believe, until the impossible starts happening again and again. Skepticism gives way to fear, faith, and fate, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho is the second production of Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall’s Residency at Signature.

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Nancy Meckler

November 11 - December 21, 2014

Single Tickets go on sale October 15!

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Signature and Ireland’s renowned Field Day Theatre Company are thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of 1996-97 Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard’s A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations). This dark, fragmented, modern-day take on Oedipus Rex premiered in Derry, Ireland and features Academy Award-nominee Stephen Rea in the canonical central role, alongside a cast of actors from both sides of the Atlantic.

Future Productions

Big Love

By Charles Mee
Directed by Tina Landau

February - March 2015

Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa in this modern re-making of one of the world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. Mayhem ensues, complete with grooms in flight suits, women throwing themselves to the ground, occasional pop songs and romantic dances - even a bride falling in love. Reuniting Signature's 2007-08 Playwright-in-Residence Charles Mee with his longtime collaborator Tina Landau, Big Love is a colossal, poetic work that explores the hunger for independence, the burden of tradition, and the shape and size of love.

The Liquid Plain

By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

February - March 2015

On the docks of late 18th century Rhode Island, two runaway slaves, Adjua and Dembi, plan a desperate and daring run to freedom. When a chance encounter triggers an unexpected collision of worlds, painful truths are uncovered and the brutality of past crimes spills into the next generation. Winner of the 2012 Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play, The Liquid Plain brings to life a group of people whose stories have been erased from history.

What I Did Last Summer

By A. R. Gurney
Directed by Jim Simpson

May - June 2015

With her husband overseas near the end of World War II, Grace fights to save the splintering bonds of her family by taking her teenage son and daughter to spend the summer on Lake Erie. When her son takes up with the town outcast, the entire family must confront the expectations of a society that holds conformity in the highest regard. Grace finds that her attempt to restore normalcy may have only fractured their relationships further in the second show of A. R. Gurney’s Signature Residency.

A New Play

Written and directed by Athol Fugard

April - May 2015

Signature is delighted to welcome back Athol Fugard for the world premiere of his newest play. A trio of Fugard’s plays—Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!, and The Train Driver christened The Pershing Square Signature Center in the 2012 Inaugural Season and introduced Signature audiences to Fugard’s rich body of work. As he did with Blood Knot and The Train Driver, Fugard will direct this new production.

A New Play by Naomi Wallace

2015 - 2016

Naomi Wallace’s Residency One series will conclude with a premiere production during Signature’s 2015-16 Season. This production is currently available for purchase with a Signature subscription.

A New Play by A.R. Gurney

2015 - 2016

A.R. Gurney’s Residency One series will conclude with a premiere production during Signature’s 2015-16 Season. This production is currently available for purchase with a Signature subscription.

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