Being the Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts for over 35 years, each season brings with it renewed energy and excitement, but launching our highly anticipated 2021/2022 season feels like something new altogether.
After a year and a half of innovative online and outdoor theatre, indoor theatre returns to the Alliance this August! Our season is full of unique, high-quality, affordable entertainment from outrageous comedies to sweeping dramas to an immersive theatrical experience that will span every space at the Alliance.
Experience it all with a season subscription and receive up to $36 in savings! If you plan on attending multiple shows, we have a variety of flexible subscription packages that will fit any budget and offer you more freedom in your schedule.
As you know, ticket prices alone cannot cover the costs associated with producing great live theatre. Please consider making a gift to support your favorite local non-profit theatre company!
We can’t wait to see you in our theatre – keep scrolling to see the full season!
Producing Artistic Director
Theatre@ArtInLee.org • 239-939-2787
10091 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33919
The Chechens, winner of the 2019 Bruce and Janet Bunch New Play Contest Award, by Phillip Christian Smith and directed by Bill Taylor
August 5 – 15 • Beautifully written, The Chechens is an intense, funny and vital production. Set in modern day Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Chechen Republic, rumors are going around that “certain people” are being rounded up and held in a camp on the East edge of town. Can one family protect their little brother who may or may not be the next target? Will they turn him in? Will they go so far as to honor-kill him? What prevails in the end-religion, politics or love?
Men on Boats, mostly a comedy by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by Rachael Endrizzi
October 21 – 31 • Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men On Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. The outlandish crew encounters disaster, conflict and harrowing adventure along the way. Keeping with the tradition of Backhaus’ acclaimed play, the cast is composed entirely of women.
The Roommate a comedy by Jen Silverman and directed by Stephen Hooper
December 9 – 19 • Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.
The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe and directed by Sonya McCarter
January 8 – 30 • The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be Black in contemporary America. Its eleven “exhibits” undermine black stereotypes old and new, and return to the facts of what being Black means.
This is an immersive theatrical experience where audiences will travel throughout the Alliance gallery and campus to visit each “exhibit.” Ironically, the theatre will be the only space not used for the production.
Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Bill Taylor
February 17 – 27 • A “softhearted comedy freckled with dark reflections” (The New York Times) by the author of Moonstruck and Doubt. Near Killucan, Ireland, Tony Reilly schemes to sell the family farm and disinherit his son, Anthony. Standing in his way is a small plot of land belonging to the neighbor, Rosemary—and her long-simmering grudge. Destiny—whether embracing or fighting it—means everything in this very Irish story told with a rich tapestry of language, compassion and a few surprises.
The Cake a comedy Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Stephanie Davis
March 17 – 27 • All is going well for Della. Her North Carolina bakery is legendary and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition. But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman, she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all. This emotional and deliciously funny play was created by Bekah Brunstetter, writer and producer of NBC’s “This is Us.”
This production is sponsored by Janet and Bruce Bunch.
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Theatre lovers rejoice! Tickets and subscriptions are on sale for our 2021-22 Season, featuring classics, comedic favorites and ambitious new works.
For most shows in the season, performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with a 7:30 p.m. start time and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The Colored Museum performances are varied due to the immersive nature of the production and limited capacity.
Save up to $36 with a season subscription! Individual ticket prices are $30, $13 for students or $25 for Alliance members.
• 6 shows for $144
• 5 shows for $125
• 4 shows for $112
Commitment issues? Add a flex pass for an additional $4 and wait until later to select dates and seats.
Need help? Call our box office at 239-939-2787, visit 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers or subscribe online.
This theatre season is brought to you by:
City of Fort Myers • The Collaboratory • Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Florida Division of Cultural Affairs • Janet & Bruce Bunch • William & Shareen Groce • Noreen Raney
Alliance for the Arts • ArtInLee.org
239-939-2787 • 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Membership • Donate • Classes • Exhibits • Theatre
Janet & Bruce Bunch · The Claiborne & Ned Foulds Foundation
Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms
Meisenberg Family Trust · Jon & Megan Romine · Arthur Zupko
And incredible people like you!