2019 – 2020 Season
Due to the extension of Governor Cuomo’s Pause restrictions for Suffolk County, and out of consideration for the safety of our audiences, volunteers, staff, and cast and crew, the Hampton Theatre Company has cancelled the production of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” that had been tentatively scheduled to open in Quogue on May 21.
When the production was first postponed in March a week before the scheduled opening, the company had hoped to present its revival of this charming and poignant comedy in the May-June slot originally reserved for Lucas Hnath’s “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”
Undaunted and holding fast to the imperative that “the show must go on,” the HTC has already obtained the rights to produce both of these cancelled plays as bookends for the 2020-2021 season, with “Sylvia” slated to open in September and “A Doll’s House, Part 2” capping the season in May.
The 2020-2021 season will also feature four performances of a special holiday show on the weekend of December 11-13, 2020, and a three-week run of the David Lindsay-Abaire comedy, “Rip Cord,” in March of 2021.
At this time, all plans are tentative based on progress in containing the coronavirus and the potential requirement of extending social distancing protocols and safety considerations. Complete details on the 2020-2021 season are in development, and tickets and season subscriptions are expected to go on sale on August 15, 2020.
For more information, contact HTC General Manager Terry Brennan at 631-653-8955, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
A sassy stray dog brought home from Central Park becomes a major bone of contention for empty-nesters Greg and Kate in this romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. “Sylvia,” a street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. Kate considers Sylvia a rival for Greg’s affection; Sylvia thinks Kate is clueless about the bond between man and dog. After a series of hilarious and touching complications, all three learn lessons about the importance of compromise and the power of love.
“I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen.” – NY Daily News
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TO BE ANNOUNCED
A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
Using a theatre classic as a springboard, Hnath’s inspired writing judiciously balances ingrained and conflicting ideas about freedom, love and responsibility. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. In “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” many years have passed since Nora’s exit and now she has returned. But why? What does she want and what will it mean for those she left behind?
“Delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality and human rights … as much an ingenious elaboration as a sequel, it stands perfectly well on its own.” – Hollywood Reporter
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