• ITNR 2016
  • TINY 2016
  • PROFANE 2016
  • GLOW 2016
  • SHREW 2016

Join us for our 2017 Season next June through August!
Tickets go on sale April 10, 2017

Noises Off by Michael Frayn

July 1 - July 16 • View dates and times

Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is a roller-coaster, side-splittingly funny look at theatre – both onstage and off – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount a dreadful, ill-fated farce of a play. From the disastrous dress rehearsal as the cast fumbles entrances, exits and bothersome props, to the final performance of missed cues and forgotten lines, Noises Off will have you roaring with laughter as the cast’s collective sanity slowly unravels. New York Times critic Frank Rich called it, “the funniest play written in my lifetime.”

Detroit ‘67 by Dominique Morisseau

July 23 - July 30 • View dates and times

Written by Dominique Morisseau, who was the 2014 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History and a 2016 Obie Award Winner for Skeleton Crew,CTC is thrilled to present Detroit ’67. The play is set on the eve of the explosive riots that ravaged Detroit in July, 1967. As the music and politics of the Motown era sizzle in the background, this moving, sharp-eyed drama explores the resilience of one family’s - and one American city’s - survival. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, this is: “A poetic play of fire-fueled dreams and frustrated love that is set against a backdrop of historic social unrest in Motown.”

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

August 12 - August 18 • View dates and times

In this, Shakespeare’s most famous love story, perhaps the most famous ever written, Love is romantic, overpowering, passionate, violent, and ultimately redemptive. The hot summer days of Verona create a pressure cooker in this timeless tale of young lovers caught between feuding families and swept away by the powerful nature of Love.

CTC is now accepting applications for its 2017 Acting Conservatory.

General auditions are December 12 and 13 in New York City. Click here for more details and to apply.

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