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FEBRUARY 11-27, Main Stage

The Pleasure Trials

by Sarah Saltwick

When Rachel and Callie start clinical trials on their new female libido enhancement drug, willing participants come out of the woodwork looking for an internal revolution. Quickly after the first dose, the effectiveness of the medicine is undeniable, but the overwhelming pressure for its success may corrupt the experiment and everyone involved.

April 1-17, Main Stage

No Child…

Nilaja Sun

An insightful, hilarious and touching one-woman performance not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

JANUARY 13 – 15, Stand-Up Comic Residency

Johnston & Welch

Alana Johnston and Mo Welch bring art, music, and comedy together into a night of fun nonsense.

FEBRUARY 2 & 5, National Theatre Live

War Horse

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford

At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

MARCH 2 & 5, National Theatre Live

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them.

APRIL 21-23, Stand-Up Comic Residency

River Butcher

River Butcher is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcast host. Butcher is best known for personal, observational comedy focused on their vegetarianism, feminism, love of baseball, and experiences as a queer person.

May 25 & 28, National Theatre Live

Book of Dust

by Philip Pullman

Set twelve years before his epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Phillip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

OCTOBER 12 – NOVEMBER 6, Main Stage

The Hollow

Based upon the stories of Washington Irving Adapted by John Rapson

Heads will roll!

MAY 21 & 29, Stand-Up Comic Residency

Parking Lot Comedy Festival II

Amphibian Stage is bringing last year’s Parking Lot Comedy Festival back with a brand new lineup featuring DFW’s funniest comics with two nights of socially distanced, outdoor, stand-up comedy shows.

JULY 16 – AUGUST 6, Main Stage

Julia Pastrana

by Shaun Prendergast

The True History of the Tragic Life & Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World

FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 1, Main Stage

Hans & Sophie

by Sean Hudock, Illana Stein & Deborah Yarchun

A printing press, spray paint, and quick wit were all siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl needed to build the largest underground resistance movement in Nazi Germany.

JANUARY 8 – 11, Stand-Up Comic Residency

Chris Laker

Chris Laker is a New York City-based stand-up who just made his television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

2019, Main Stage

She-Wolf

by Stephen Wolfert & Dawn Stern

Despite being taken prisoner of war, then ransomed off by her father to the feckless king of a foreign country, Margaret of Anjou went on to command armies. William Shakespeare was so entranced with her that he included her in four of his plays.

JULY 12 – AUGUST 18, Main Stage

Gutenberg! The Musical!

by Anthony King & Scott Brown

This is not the story of Gutenberg. This is the story of Bud and Doug.

 

Gutenberg! The Musical! is going to propel these two into the canon of great American musical writing teams.

2019, Main Stage

Babette’s Feast

by Abigail Killeen & Rose Courtney

Can one meal change your life?

 

The culinary brilliance of a French fugitive satisfies more than suppressed appetites in a pious Norwegian village.

2019, Main Stage

Lonely Planet

by Steven Dietz

A wry comedy about two unlikely friends traversing uncertain times by Steven Dietz.

 

Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, Lonely Planet is an intimate portrait of two friends navigating loss and an uncertain world.

2018, Main Stage

Artist Descending A Staircase

by Tom Stoppard

An artist is murdered, leaving his two friends suspecting each other. There is one thing that unites them all: their infatuation with Sophie.

2018, Main Stage

King Liz

by Fernanda Coppel

Sports agent Liz Rico is at the top of her game, but a woman in a man’s industry has to fight to stay there.

2018, Main Stage

Cyrano

by Jason O’Connell & Brenda Withers

Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains?

 

Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur—everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There’s just one problem: his nose is colossal, which makes him unworthy of her affection (or so he believes).

2017, Main Stage

A Lost Leonardo

by David Davalos

His artistic career is in ruins, and Leonardo da Vinci is renouncing his fickle Muse for good. Taking a “vow of utility,” he turns to scientific exploration and accepts an appointment with Cesare Borgia, the powerful and ruthless leader.

2017, Main Stage

The Bible: The Complete Word of God Abridged

by Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor, Adam Long & Matthew Croke

An irreverent roller-coaster ride through the Good Book, from fig leaves to final judgment, three cultural guerrillas tackle the great theological questions. No one is safe, especially the first row, and everything you thought you knew about the most widely read book in history will be turned upside down.

2017, Main Stage

The Trap

by Kieran Lynn

In the hilarious new comedy by the author of Crossing the Line, Tom and Clem find themselves knee-deep in financial struggles.

2017, Main Stage

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

by Nassim Soleimanpour

Written by award-winning Iranian playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, it has been called a play, but it’s a lively, global sensation that no one is allowed to talk about.

2017, Main Stage

Northside Hollow

by Brenda Withers & Jonathan Fielding

Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a young and inexperienced first responder. While they wait for additional rescue assistance, they discover they have more in common than they realize.

 

An intimate portrait of mortality, memory, and redemption, this original play will have its regional premiere at Amphibian Stage Productions.

2016, Main Stage

Smart Pretty Funny

by Kathleen Culebro

People say that there is someone for everyone, but when fate sends a letter to every person on Earth revealing their one true love, Meg is left alone without a match.

2016, Main Stage

Crossing The Line

by Kieran Lynn

When a relaxing afternoon walk turns into a wacky international crisis, lovebirds Arthur and Olivia have no choice but to play by the absurd rules.

2016, Main Stage

I’ll Eat You Last A Chat With Sue Mengers

by John Logan

Broadway veteran Karen Murphy stars in this buoyant and witty solo piece that the New York Times calls “a delectable soufflé of a show”.

2016, Main Stage

Gepetto: Extraordinary Extremities

by Renee Philippi

Backstage at the greatest puppet show in the world solo, Geppetto faces many challenges as he rehearses the legendary love story of Perseus and Andromeda.

2016, Main Stage

Isaac’s Eye

by Lucas Hnath

For Isaac Newton, the line between reality and hypothesis has never been clear. When a rival puts his scientific ideas to the test, Newton’s fierce ambition to win an argument may jeopardize his entire life’s work.

2015, Main Stage

Hershel And The Hanukkah Goblins

by Scott Zenriech

In a small Russian village, the presence of wicked goblins keeps the town from celebrating Hanukkah, until one man, Hershel of Ostropol, takes it upon himself to evict the mischievous residents from the haunted synagogue at the top of the hill.

2015, Main Stage

Freud’s Last Session

by Mark St. Germain

Just weeks before he will take his own life, legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London.

2015, Main Stage

The Quixotic Days And Errant Nights Of Knight Errant Don Quixote

by Brenda Withers

Alonso Quixano’s fascination with medieval romance novels devolves into delusion when the small-town man rechristens himself Don Quixote de la Mancha -a chivalrous knight bent on battling wicked and protecting all who are good.

2015, Main Stage

Mercy Killers

by Michael Milligan

Joe is patriotic, independent, and proud in his flannel shirt and dirt-smudged work boots in Mercy Killers, Michael Milligan’s one-man show.

2014, Main Stage

Fully Committed

by Becky Mode

Becky Mode’s fast, funny, uplifting one-man show at Amphibian Stage Productions, gives us the overworked, under-compensated Sam (Russell Saylor), a reservations manager and aspiring actor at a busy, upscale New York restaurant, who wants to go home for Christmas but is rebuffed by the spoiled, pampered chef who is his boss.

2014, Main Stage

Nosemaker’s Apprentice

by Nick Jones & Rachel Shukert

A father weaves a magical tale for his daughter to justify his unlicensed plastic surgery practice, tracing the origins of cosmetic surgery to craftsmen in medieval Europe.

2014, Main Stage

Hunting & Gathering

by Brooke Berman

To be content with yourself, you must be able to own up to each and every adventure that you take. Brooke Berman tells the stories of four intertwined 20 and 30-year-old somethings as they try to not only find the perfect real estate in New York City but also the perfect relationship.

2014, Main Stage

Bank Job

by John Kolvenbach

Just one simple bank job. How hard can it be?

 

For two brothers new to the armed robbery industry, it turns out it’s a lot more difficult than it appears in the movies. When plans A and B (and C through F) fail, Tracey and Russell, find themselves locked in the bank bathroom with no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, an unsuspecting cop, and the man who put them up to the whole thing.

2013, Main Stage

Death Tax

by Rene Moreno

“Nobody does something for nothing,” declares Maxine (Georgia Clinton), a bitter, delusional old woman nearing the end of her life in a respectable if impersonal eldercare facility.

2013, Main Stage

Fiction

by Steven Dietz

Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful fiction writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when Linda is diagnosed with a tumor, she asks her husband to share his diaries with her.

2012, Main Stage

The Understudy

by Theresa Rebeck

Franz Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece in its Broadway premiere is the hilarious and apropos setting for Theresa Rebeck’s exploration of the existential vagaries of show business and life.

2012, Main Stage

Mr & Mrs Fitch

by Douglas Carter Beane

Meet gossip columnists, Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, when the pressure to create news in our never-ending news cycle becomes just a bit much, it’s time to toss back the martinis, toss around the bon mots and realize that great celebrity can just appear out of thin air.

 

This wicked, urbane comedy is a scathing look at who is in, who is out, and who may not even exist at all.

May 6 & 7 , Stand-Up Comic Residency

Kenny DeForest

Kenny DeForest is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor best known for his appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Comedy Central Stand-up, HBO’s “Crashing”, TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, and as a former producer and co-host of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory”, widely considered to be one of the best independently run comedy shows in the world.

JULY 22 & 24, Spark Fest

The Amazing, Fabulous, and Spectacular Untruths of Juan Garcia

translated and adapted from LA VERDAD SOSPECHOSA by Juan Ruiz de Alarćon by Kathleen Culebro

When Juan Garcia returns home to Oaxaca after years at the university in Mexico City, he’s ready to make an impression and take over as the fanciest, smartest, richest man in town….never mind that he’s none of those things.

JULY 23 & 24, Spark Fest

Haunted Play [A Tale of the Naïve and Macabre]

written and directed by Steven Dietz

Two writers arrive at a darkened theatre to receive an undisclosed award. What they receive instead is a play “ghosted” by a host of other famous works. They encounter a steep fall – both comic and macabre – into their deepest creative fears.

JULY 21 & 23, Spark Fest

through a glass darkly

by Erin Malone Turner, directed by Sky Williams

It’s summertime in 1980s southern Louisiana when a group of ardent camp counselors discover alternate dimensions within the campground’s forest. This play uses science fiction and New Orleans-based Black history to explore emerging into adulthood, enjoying romance amidst a crushing loss, and how sorrow can take root into terrains as well as hearts. How can we keep sight of what we owe each other?

JULY 16, Spark Fest

Elusive

by Charles Jackson Jr., directed by Zetra Goodlow

Charles Jackson Jr.’s Elusive is an experimental dramatic fantasy about the effect that having an absent mother has on a child.

JULY 16, Spark Fest

Oleanna Part II

by Chris Cragin Day, directed by Lily Wolff

When Dr. Roark gets a request from one of her students to go over his essay after class, she readies herself for the usual one-on-one writing tutoring that she’s excelled at her entire career. But when they meet in her office, she finds that he’s there for very different reasons and she’s thrown into a political battle that threatens to ruin her career entirely.

August 11th, 12th, & 13th, Stand-Up Comic Residency

Andrew Orolfo

Filipino American, Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s “top knot” comedians by… don’t even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, High Plains Comedy Festival and Comedy Central Clusterfest. He can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and seen on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as Jo Koy: In His Elements on Netflix.

JULY 15, Spark Fest

Light Up the Runway & Kickoff Party

Six influencers make up 3 teams that compete to create the best gown or costume with limited time and the unusual items we find lying around our theatre.It’s fun. It’s fast. It’s always a surprise what they come up with.

JULY 29 & 30, Spark Fest

Ashley Ray: Stand-Up Comic Residency

Ashley Ray is the most famous bisexual solo polyamorous black queer comedian, actor, and writer currently based in Los Angeles. In 2021, she was featured in Bust for her “whip smart TV criticism.” And yes, she’s also famous for smoking pot.

JULY 23, Spark Fest

Playwriting Masterclass with Steven Dietz

A play is a living, shifting, proximate narrative event, and therefore requires a unique skill set of its author: the ability to bring stories to life in real time …and keep them alive. This course seeks to name, explore and exploit the three primary tools for making a story that is forever “quickening”:Motion, Status, and Time. A lively and fundamental class for both the experienced writer and the novice.

 

July 16, Spark Fest

Sets on Sets

Finally debuting after 2 years of anticipation, it’sSets on Sets-the show where some of the funniest local comedians perform their stand-up sets in front of different theatrical backdrops!

JULY 26, Spark Fest

Workshop: Audition Masterclass

Ever wonder why certain actors get cast? Curious about what the audition process is like or what directors are looking for? This is an opportunity for audiences to see first-hand how auditions and casting directors work!

 

JULY 25, Spark Fest

Workshop: Fun with Comedy for Adults: Musical Improv

Do you love belting out your favorite songs? This is improv with a musical twist, and it’s less about rhyming and more about emotions. If music makes you feel something, come play with us.

 

JULY 25, Spark Fest

Workshop: Fun with Comedy for Kids: Character Monologues for Kids

This workshop, designed for ages 9 to 13, is all about creating funny characters that can be used in sketch, standup, plays, or on TikTok. Guided exercises will help you write fictional monologues, which you’ll get to try out in a supportive environment.

 

JULY 26, Spark Fest

Workshop: Fun with Comedy for Kids: Funny Songwriting for Kids

This workshop, designed for ages 9 to 13, kids will learn how to write original comedic songs in your favorite musical style. No musical background? No problem, as long as you love listening to music.

 

JULY 27, Spark Fest

Workshop: Fun with Comedy for Kids: Improv Games for Kids

This workshop, designed for ages 9 to 13, focuses on improvisation – a style of comedy that’s all made up on the spot. It’s basically pretending, and we’ll play a bunch of fun games that make it seem easy.

 

JULY 28, Spark Fest

Workshop: Fun with Comedy for Kids: Musical Improv for Kids

Do you love belting out your favorite songs? This workshop, designed for ages 9 to 13, is improv with a musical twist, and it’s less about rhyming and more about emotions. If music makes you feel something, come play with us.

 

JULY 29, Spark Fest

Kids Comedy Showcase

Final Showcase for Fun with Comedy workshops.

 

JULY 17, Spark Fest

Storytelling Workshop

This workshop will help unique voices find the tools, structure, and levity they need to bring their story to life. We all have a story to tell, let’s help you find yours.

 

 

JULY 28, Spark Fest

“Reclaiming My Space” Storytelling Performances

If you love The Moth’s or Oral Fixation’s storytelling events, this is for you!

 

 

JULY 30, Spark Fest

“The Craft and Art of Comedy Writing” Panel

Writing funny is hard. Like, really really hard. If you also need help in this area then join us for an industry panel only at Amphibian Stage.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 7 & 10, National Theatre Live

Prima Facie

by Suzie Miller

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes a critically acclaimed West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning, one-women, play.

SEPTEMBER 28 & OCTOBER 1, National Theatre Live

Straight Line Crazy

by David Hare

It’s 1950’s New York City. Master manipulator Robert Moses is about to face a challenge to his iron legacy. Straight Line Crazy with Ralph Fiennes is in cinemas this year.

DECEMBER 7 & 10, National Theatre Live

Jack Absolute Flies Again

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris

It’s 1950’s New York City. Master manipulator Robert Moses is about to face a challenge to his iron legacy. Straight Line Crazy with Ralph Fiennes is in cinemas this year.

JANUARY 11 & 14, National Theatre Live

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s irresistible romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity with Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan. Broadcast live from the National Theatre.