The Tony Award-winning Trinity Rep, under the artistic leadership of The Arthur P. Solomon and Sally E. Lapides Artistic Director Curt Columbus, announces the company’s 57th season. In addition to the six-play subscription season announced today, a revival of the 2019 sold-out production of "The Prince of Providence" will begin in summer 2021, as previously announced. The company will also produce its new version of "A Christmas Carol", as well as special programs throughout the year. Tickets for both add-on productions are currently available exclusively to subscribers.
Most notably, the season will launch with "Sweeney Todd" and "Sweat," which were originally due to be produced this spring but were cancelled over public health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trinity Rep is looking forward to welcoming audiences back into its spaces after pivoting to connecting with the community through shared digital content and virtual classes and events. The 2020–21 season will celebrate the awesome power of live theater to bring people together around a shared experience.
Subscription packages for the season are now available and are an excellent way to help Trinity Rep recover from the impacts of this temporary closure. Based on the popularity of the season and limited seating availability, full season subscribers will be the only ones guaranteed access to "The Prince of Providence." Find out more about becoming a subscriber here.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public for "A Christmas Carol" on July 25, 2020; the subscription series productions in summer 2020; and for "The Prince of Providence" in spring 2021. Here are the upcoming shows:
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Aug. 27–Sept. 27, 2020
An indisputable masterpiece by America’s greatest living Broadway composer and lyricist, this is a heart-pounding thriller set on the seedy side streets of 19th-century London. Filled with diabolical humor and extraordinary music, this eight-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the tale of an exiled barber’s quest to avenge the wrongs done to him and his family. Sweeney Todd is a beautiful, soaring dark comedy filled with stunning terror that will leave you gasping!
Sept. 10–Oct. 11, 2020
Warm humor and tremendous heart permeate this Pulitzer Prize-winner and hit Broadway play. Deep in the Rust Belt, blue collar factory workers swear by longtime friendships that seem unbreakable. These women spend their days working at physically demanding jobs and their evenings laughing over drinks and dreaming of retirement. But mistrust, pride, and the economic pressures from a changing America introduce fissures in the foundation of this chosen family. Soon the bonds shatter, forever altering the path of two generations.
A Christmas Carol
Nov. 5, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021
Celebrating 43 years of delighting and inspiring millions at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition is reimagined anew every year with a glorious telling of the classic story. Ebenezer Scrooge is guided by Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on a heartwarming journey toward redemption. Scrooge, Tiny Tim,and a full ensemble make the spirit of the season come alive in a memorable holiday experience bursting with hope and theatrical magic.
Tiny Beautiful Things
Nov. 19–Dec. 20, 2020
A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny, deeply touching and uplifting play is an exploration of resilience, based on Cheryl Strayed’s journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for “Dear Sugar.” Over the years, thousands of people turned to “Sugar” for words of wisdom, compassion and hope. Reluctant to claim that she has all the answers, Sugar looks to her own past and draws on her life experiences to bring light, laughter and humanity to others.
Jan. 21–Feb. 21, 2021
This stunning Pulitzer-prize winner begins simply: It’s Grandma’s birthday, and Beverly needs the family’s celebration to be perfect. But her husband is no help, her sister is getting into the wine, her brother hasn’t arrived, and her teenage daughter’s secrets threaten to derail the day. Then, this family comedy takes a surprising turn, becoming an unpredictable and thrillingly theatrical experience that boldly confronts perceptions of race and identity.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Feb. 25–March 28, 2021
Amid the chaos of war and religious persecution, Anne Frank and her family remain confined within their attic refuge struggling to survive. Though she faces unimaginable fear, Anne continues to find hope and beauty in the world. This haunting and inspiring story illuminates one of the darkest periods of human history and celebrates the power of the human spirit. From the director of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Grapes of Wrath."
March 25–April 25, 2021
Brisk, playful and moving, this contemporary reimagining of Anna Karenina highlights the epic romances and fierce friendships at the heart of Tolstoy’s masterpiece. Anna, Dolly and Kitty recount the stories of their tumultuous love affairs, the freedom and restrictions that come from those romances, and the strength they find in one another. Each discovers in her own way that lasting passion comes from continuing to fall hopelessly in love every day, not from the magic that comes "at first sight."
The Prince of Providence
Starts May 27, 2021
The nation knows him from "Crimetown" and Operation Plunder Dome, but Providence has a deeper and more complicated relationship with Buddy Cianci. A charismatic visionary who was also a corrupt philanderer, the long-time mayor defied the odds time after time — from his very first election to winning again after being arrested on assault charges. Surrounded by a colorful carousel of characters, Buddy gave Providence many things: some are more visible — businesses, tourism and relocated rivers — while others are less tangible, but no less real — pride, notoriety, and now, a great story to tell.
Plays, dates, prices and artists are subject to change.