An extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, the Festival has launched many new works onto TheatreWorks’ mainstage and on to productions across America.
Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Memphis debuted in The Festival, as did recent off-Broadway musicals Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, and Marie and Rosetta. Many off-Broadway plays began as Festival hits, including Rajiv Joseph’s Describe the Night (2018 Obie Award, Best Play) and Bill Cain’s Equivocation (Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award). Many others became TheatreWorks hits, such as Jane Austen’s Emma and The Four Immigrants, and the 50th season features Festival favorites Pride and Prejudice and They Promised Her the Moon.
For two glorious weeks in August, audiences applaud, debate, and help shape new shows for America’s future, while sharing fine wines with their authors in the starlit courtyard of the Lucie Stern Theatre.
1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Single event tickets: $20
Festival passes: $65 ($49 for subscribers)
Available by phone 650.463.1960
Pricing subject to change.
8/10 @ 8pm • 8/14 @ 8pm • 8/17 @ 12pm
The authors of Broadway’s Tuck Everlasting spin a romantic musical drama across the vast prairies of 19th century Nebraska. This sweet, longing tale of a New England socialite drawn to a rough-hewn Norwegian fiddler is told with wry humor, and sung to an engaging, western-tinged score.Buy Tickets
8/11 @ 3pm • 8/17 @ 8pm
In this frank and feminist play, good-humored Dr. Pap has great mysteries to unravel and a bright assistant with dark secrets to hide.Buy Tickets
8/16 @ 8pm • 8/18 @ 3pm
In this funny, warm-hearted, and wonderfully human play about lovers, fathers, daughters, and the fragile bonds between them, two actors play very different generations in the same family.Buy Tickets