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Compelling drama, delicious circus cuisine, and improvised holiday nostalgia are in our theater pipeline this season.

Theater at The Broad Stage made possible in part by a generous gift from Laurie and Bill Benenson.

Available in Opening Night, Friday, and Saturday packages.

Impro Theatre
1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza
DEC 15-17, 2016
Hey cats and kittens - it's 1966. Don't let the cold war get you down. Warm your spirits by the hilarious hearth of Impro Theatre's unscriped holiday variety show. From the brilliant creators and performers of Jane Austen UnScripted comes a brand new show created just for The Broad Stage. A totally unscripted improvised TV Holiday show spectacular of yore.

Anna Deavere Smith
Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education
FEB 1-5, 2017
MacArthur Award winner and Broad Stage favorite Anna Deavere Smith returns to the Westside with a compelling new project that examines one of our country's most pressing issues. In Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, Ms. Smith turns her attention to "the school-to-prison pipeline" and performs striking portraits culled from interviews she conducted with more than 100 individuals across the nation, affected by the pipeline's devastating policies-capturing the dynamics of a rapidly shifting social issue through her trademark performance technique.

Les 7 Doigts de la Main
Cuisine & Confessions
FEB 16–18, 2017
Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tisane and a pot of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, by our most visceral of senses. A remarkable collaboration of circus, avant-garde dance, spoken word, theater, and cooking show comedy awaits you.