Taproot Theatre Company reveals their season of Friends & Families. The 2024 season will include five plays that highlight families and friends bringing out the best in each other.
Be amazed as the incredible might of friendship achieves the unthinkable in The Book of Will and Sister Act. Delight in the exceptional nature of seemingly average families in How to Write a New Book for the Bible and A Raisin in the Sun. And relax and savor the enigma of Sherlock Holmes and the Precarious Position, all the while observing one of literature’s most iconic friendships.
The Book of Will
Shakespeare is dead. But in an act of undying devotion, his dearest friends rally to keep his plays alive by publishing every word he wrote, before time erases them forever. This irreverent and entertaining tale celebrates storytelling, community, and an unselfish act that changed the world forever. For booklovers and history buffs, and anyone whose love has inspired them to persevere.
How to Write a New Book for the Bible
“Write what you know” the saying goes. But when Bill Cain moves home to help his dying mother, he doesn’t have the words to capture the mystery of his own family. Amidst doctor appointments and baseball games he begins to see how seemingly ordinary details become the lifegiving rituals that shape our lives.
Sherlock Holmes and the Precarious Position
Corsets, crowns, and a missing royal jewel set the stage for a battle of wits in this tale of deception, suspense, and deduction. When the bookish Perkins sisters approach Sherlock Holmes with a case, they unveil a theatrical scheme of encyclopedic proportions. 4 actors play multiple characters and the mystery turns deadly.
A feel-good musical comedy like “nun” other! Delores dreams of fame and fortune, but after witnessing a murder she lands in protective custody. Being disguised as a nun can’t cramp her style, and soon she’s inspired the whole choir. Featuring original music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Little Mermaid, Aladdin)!
A Raisin in the Sun
An American classic! A life insurance payout provides a path for Lena Younger to move her Black family from their cramped apartment to an affordable home in a historically white neighborhood. But racial intolerance threatens to turn their American dream into heartbreak. This 1959 masterpiece “changed American theater forever” (New York Times) and continues to resonate in our hearts today.