The past year has been incredibly challenging for arts organizations and especially theaters. But as has always been the case, the arts endure, adapt and thrive. We’re thrilled that we can welcome you back into our theater this season and we’re continually monitoring the changing health landscape so we can do so safely.
In keeping with our policy of putting safety first and also responding to national and local health and safety guidelines, Falcon will no longer require vaccination or negative Covid tests of our patrons. We are currently still requiring masks for all persons in the building with the exception of the actors while they’re on stage. Please read through all our health and safety guidelines here for full details. We will be keeping this page updated with all the latest changes so check back before coming to the theater to ensure you understand the current safety guidelines.
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is to be prepared for change.
Falcon Theatre had intended to close its 2021-2022 season with Spunk!, written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe. The bluesy area premiere has been postponed but will be presented at a later date.
In its place Falcon Theatre be wrapping up its season with A Walk In The Woods by Lee Blessing. Much like its title suggests, the play introduces us to two arms negotiators who stroll through a wooded area above Geneva, Switzerland away from the tensions at the negotiating table. The two men, a Soviet diplomat and an American negotiator, eventually develop a relationship despite their obvious differences. While penned in the late 1980s, A Walk In The Woods holds a significant amount of relevance today, particularly in light of the current violent struggles in Ukraine.
Performances are on May 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, and June 2, 3, 4, 2022. All performances are at 8:00 PM EST
Important Production Schedule Update
Based on the surge in Covid cases across the country and in our area, we have decided to adjust our production schedule for the remainder of the season. We are postponing all remaining shows by 2 weeks.
Here are the updated performance dates for the remainder of our season:
A Walk In The Woods:
May 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, June 2, 3, 4, 2022
If you have tickets for any of these shows, our box office will contact you to reschedule your tickets. If you are unable to use your tickets due to these changes, you’re welcome to exchange your tickets for a future production.
We appreciate your understanding while we navigate the quickly changing health and safety landscape that all arts organizations are facing. Falcon has always put the safety of our audience and our artists first and will continue to do so. You can review our complete by clicking the banner on the top of any page of our website or click here.
Falcon’s 2021-2022 Season Announced!
Falcon Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming 2021-2022 season! And even more so, very honored that we have a slate of all female directors, several of whom are women of color, leading the way. We hope you’ll join us for an extraordinary season of theatre with this extraordinary group of women.
After one pandemic-shortened season and another of successful theater-for-film projects, Falcon Theatre Artistic Director Ted Weil has announced the plays for the theater’s return to the live stage. The lineup offers a range of dramatic genres and styles. We’re so excited to welcome people back into the theater and this season has plenty to offer for everyone.
Season Sponsor: Richard A. & Mary L. Johnson
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
By Todd Kreidler
September 24-October 9, 2021
Directed by Piper N. Davis
Production Sponsor: Patrick Thernes
A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.Blindsided by their daughter’s whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family–especially in 1967. But they’re surprised to find they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match, and it’s not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
By Lisa Kron
November 19-December 4, 2021
Directed by Burgess Byrd
Production Sponsor: Douglas & Carol Burks
“This play is not about my mother and me,” begins the character of Lisa. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. In this “solo show with people in it,” the playwright asks the provocative question: “Do we create our own illness?” The answers become highly complicated as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory.
By Lucas Hnath
January 28-February 12, 2022
Directed by Tara Williams
Ray has swum his way to the eve of the Olympic trials. If he makes the team, he’ll land a marketing deal with Speedo…a deal that means he’ll never need a real job. So when someone’s stash of performance-enhancing drugs is found in the locker room fridge, threatening the entire team’s Olympic fate, Ray has to quash a maelstrom of rumors…or risk losing everything. Red Speedo is a sharp and stylish play about swimming, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or of leveling the field yourself.
By Lauren Gunderson
March 18-April 2, 2022
Directed by Bridget Leak
This true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, a time when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
By Zora Neale Hurston
Adapted for stage by George C. Wolfe
May 6-21, 2022
Directed by Candice Handy
Hurston’s evocative prose and Wolfe’s unique theatrical style blend to create an evening of theater that celebrates the human spirit’s ability to overcome and endure. The story glows with wit, humor, and energy and resonates with soulful music. These three tales of survival are told in the key of the blues.
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Check out our One Word Project video! We asked our fans to describe Falcon Theater in one word…here’s what we were able to build from the responses:
Huge thank you to Pretty Lights and Odesza for letting us use their awesome music to underscore this video and to Jordan Schoster for his mad video and creative skills to come up with this piece.