The Professional Ensemble
The Professional Ensemble is a dedicated group of professional actors who perform regularly at The Theater Project.
The Professional Ensemble productions for the 2017-2018 season are:
BY LISA D'AMOUR
OCTOBER 12 - 29, 2017
In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don't own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American backyard party quickly turns into something more dangerous—and filled with potential.
"A sharp X-ray of the embattled American psyche as well as a smart, tart critique of the country’s fraying social fabric, Ms. D'Amour’s dark comedy is as rich and addictively satisfying as a five-layer dip served up with a brimming bowl of tortilla chips." —NY Times.
**PRODUCED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICES, INC., NEW YORK
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
BY OSCAR WILDE
ADAPTED BY MERLIN HOLLAND AND JOHN O'CONNOR
FEBRUARY 8 - 18, 2018
Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Oscar Wilde’s only novel caused an immediate scandal when it was first published in 1890 and its themes of youth and decay, innocence and corruption, art and reality are even more relevant to us in the 21st century than in the 19th.