From heartwarming to downright hilarious, this season is filled with familiar stories told in fresh, fun ways. These “Stories in Motion” will sweep you off your feet and take you on a journey that can only be experienced through live theatre.
Explore this season’s shows—there is something for absolutely everyone to enjoy and tickets to all shows are on sale now! Snag your seats today
This is Tom Jones!
Book, Lyrics & Music by Mark Brown
Music by Paul Mirkovich
Director Emily N. Wells
Music Director Steven Goers
Choreographer Debbie Blunden-Diggs
September 7 – 25, 2023
Henry Fielding’s heart-throbbing masterpiece meets the frenzied, mop-top sounds of the 1960s known as the British Invasion. Aristocrats, wenches and scalawags abound in this bawdy and rollicking romp through the back roads and bedchambers of England.
Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous
By Pearl Cleage
Director Torie Wiggins
October 26 – November 12, 2023
After decades of self-imposed exile in Amsterdam, actress Anna Campbell and her manager Betty Sampson receives an invitation to remount their controversial performance piece “Naked Wilson.” Uncertain of her reception, Anna auditions her possible replacement, an ambitious young performer whose experience is limited to the adult entertainment industry. These two women confront their differing world views with humor and grace–and still manage to find common ground.
By Eric Ulloa
Director Igor Goldin
December 13 – 23, 2023
After a fight that left history’s most famous reindeer with a broken red nose, Blitzen is forced into a series of Anger Management therapy sessions by Kringle Enterprises. Tasked with finding the cause of this violent outburst, his therapist Dr. Arbor hopes to help him understand what led to this moment and if he can save his job on the reindeer squad. You won’t look at The North Pole the same way again in this hilarious and unexpected ride!
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment:
The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)
By Donald Margulies
Director Greg Hellems
February 22 – March 10, 2024
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas and all corners of the globe, populated by flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. Shipwrecked examines how far we’re willing to blur the line between fact and fiction to leave our mark on the world.
By Jiehae Park
Director Marya Spring Cordes
April 25 – May 12, 2024
Twins M and L have given up everything to get into The College. So when D gets “their” spot instead, they figure they’ve got only one option: kill him.
A darkly comedic take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth about the ultra-ambitious and the cut-throat world of high school during college admissions.
The Kite Runner
Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
May 28 – June 2, 2024
Victoria Theatre – Co-presented with Dayton Live
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s beloved, internationally best-selling novel, THE KITE RUNNER is a powerful new play adapted by Matthew Spangler that follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Told across two decades and two continents, THE KITE RUNNER is an unforgettable journey of forgiveness, and shows us all that we can be good again.
Single tickets are coming soon.
The Human Race expresses gratitude for the public and private support which makes our productions possible: The Loft Season Sponsors: Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation; Sustainability sponsors: Anne F. Johnson, Steve and Lou Mason, ELM Foundation, and Morris Furniture Company; Additional Season support: Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts, Erma R. Catterton Trust, The Shubert Foundation; Organizational support: Culture Works, Montgomery County, Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Dayton Region Arts Renewal Grant. Media Sponsor: WDPR Discover Classical. Pay What You Can Sponsor: Enterprise Holdings Foundation.