The Haunted

October 3 – 19

Adapted by Joe Hilsee and Amber Miller from the Novel by Shirley Jackson

Directed by Joe Hilsee

A brand new reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s perfect work of unnerving terror written specifically for the Blue Room stage by Amber Miller and Joe Hilsee. Witness the story of four seekers who arrive at the notoriously unfriendly Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. 

Let the Right One In

By Jack Thorne

Directed by Martin Chavira

Based on the novel and film by John Lindqvist.

Oskar is a bullied, lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.

Santaland Diaries

December 12-22

Measure for Measure

January 9 – 25

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Joe Hilsee

Shakespeare’s serious-minded, sexually frank comedy about irrepressible lust, infuriating hypocrisy, and government corruption. It is a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies in a tensely diverse world. Some things haven’t changed in the past 400 years.

Fresh Ink

February 13 – 16

Stuff N Things: A Fair Retail Story

March 12 – 28

Book, Lyrics and Music by Wade Gess

Directed Amber Miller

Featuring powerful lyrics, an engaging original score, and a social-activist marionette, this charming and provocative musical uses wry humor and brutal honesty to explore how corporate capitalism can fracture the American Dream, while sympathy with our fellow humans can lead to powerful new beginnings – all within the walls of the local convenience store. This world-premiere musical by local playwright, Wade Gess is sure to inspire and delight.

Annapurna

April 23 – May 9

By Sharr White

After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.

 

Branwell (and the other Brontes): an autobiography edited by Charlotte Bronte

May 21 – June 6

by Stephen Kaplan

Directed by Alex Hilsee

Branwell Brontë has always been desperate to keep up with his brilliant sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne. On his deathbed, the sisters use the magic of worlds created when they were children to keep them all distracted from the harsh reality of not only Branwell’s impending death, but the sisters’ recent literary successes – each has had a novel published. But the family discovers that the thing they love best and are best at, creating stories, is sometimes the very thing that causes the greatest destruction.

Though set in the past, Branwell (and the other Brontës): an autobiography edited by Charlotte Brontë is about how, throughout time, we tell and use stories and fantasy to deal with our realities. It explores the pain and necessity of creation when encountering grief and loss.

Monologues

February 20 – 23:  The Good Body.

June 11 – 13

Various writers and directors

For three weeks dispersed throughout the season, the Blue Room will present three different one-person shows. more details will be provided.