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A Season of Pulitzer Winners

The 2021-2022 academic year marks Season 89 for the Annie Russell Theatre. In the run-up to our big 90th birthday party, we're featuring exclusively plays that have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Join us as we explore some of the best American plays written since the Annie first opened her doors, back in 1932!

Subscription packages are on sale now and include one ticket to each of the four productions. The cost is $70, with discounts available for seniors, students, and Rollins alumni. Shop online or call (407) 646-2145. 

Lost In Yonkers

Lost In Yonkers

by Neil Simon

September 24 - October 2, 2021

Pulitzer winner in 1991

Jokester Neil Simon drew the attention of the Pulitzer Prize committee in 1991 for a play that transcends the easy jokes and one-liners that were hallmarks of his earlier work. A Newsweek critic observed, “Laughter and tears have come together in a new emotional truth” in Lost in Yonkers.

Directed by Thomas Ouellette
Featuring Missy Barnes as Grandma

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, September 24 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 25 at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Sunday, September 26 at 4pm
Wednesday, September 29 at 7:30pm
Thursday, September 30 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 2 at 2pm
Saturday, October 2 at 7:30pm
Sweat

Sweat

by Lynn Nottage

November 12 - 20, 2021

Pulitzer winner in 2017

Set in a working-class bar in an industrial Pennsylvania town, Lynn Nottage’s play pits neighbor against neighbor as factories are shuttered and automation and layoffs loom. Pulling no punches, Sweat drips with humor and humanity.

Directed by Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist Roberta Emerson

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, November 12 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 13 at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Sunday, November 14 at 4pm
Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30pm
Thursday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 20 at 2pm
Saturday, November 20 at 7:30pm

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

by Tennessee Williams

February 11 - 19, 2022

Pulitzer winner in 1955

In 1955 The New York Times observed, “Mr. Williams is the man of our time who comes closest to hurling the actual blood and bone of life onto the stage.” Our production will at once embrace Williams’ lyrical masterwork and revisit its treatment of race, class, and sexuality, digging deep into the southern soil on which we stand.

Directed by Marianne DiQuattro
Featuring Eric Zivot as Big Daddy

 

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, February 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 12 at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Sunday, February 13 at 4pm
Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 18 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 19 at 2pm
Saturday, February 19 at 7:30pm

Next to Normal

Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt; Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

April 15 - 23, 2022

Pulitzer winner in 2010

Raw, relatable, and often intensely funny, with melodies both rocking and haunting, The New York Times dubbed Next to Normal “a feel-everything musical.” Like every play in the Annie’s 2021-2022 season, family is at the beating heart of this 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner.

Directed by Missy Barnes

Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 16 at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Sunday, April 17 at 4pm
Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 21 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 22 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 23 at 2pm
Saturday, April 23 at 7:30pm