A new staged reading series featuring concert-style performances of three classic absurdist comedies whose messages feel all too relevant in today’s modern political environment.
- Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco; February 5th, 6th, and 7th
- The Trial adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka; March 5th and 6th
- The Hothouse by Harold Pinter; postponed, new dates coming soon!
UNTITLED NEW MUSICAL
- Book by Emily Kaczmarek
- Conceived and Directed by Kate Sullivan
A new pop/rock musical about being young, the power of first love, and the pain of first heartbreak. Jo and Sam meet by chance during a hot summer in New York City. They couldn't be more different, but the attraction between them is undeniable. What do you do when you're nineteen and the whole world is stretching before you? How do you move on when you're twenty nine and haunted by ghosts from the past?
Prior to founding CM Stage Productions, producer Christopher Maring spent nine years working for award-winning producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman developing, producing, and managing new shows. Productions included the original Tony Award-winning production of Spring Awakening on Broadway, in London's West End, and on tour; the critically acclaimed Green Day's American Idiot at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, on Broadway, and on tour; the re-imagined revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever staring Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway; the Off-Broadway premiere of The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater; and the Off-Broadway premiere of 10 Million Miles, with music by Patty Griffin at the Atlantic Theater Company. Independently, Christopher helped develop and produce Futurity, a new musical by César Alvarez and Brooklyn-based band The Lisps (ART, Cambridge, MA and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN) and was part of the early development of Hadestown, based on the album by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell.