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April 20 – 23

May 4 – 7

May 11 – 14

The Whale Poster

The Whale

By Samuel D. Hunter

April 14-16, April 20-23
May 4-7, May 11-14, 2017

A six hundred pound recluse, hiding away from the world and slowly eating himself to death, is given one last chance at redemption. .  (Presented with permission through Samuel French)

  • April 14-16, April 20-23, May 4-7, May 11-14, 2017
  • Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays 8pm
  • Sunday matinees 2:30pm
  • Tickets $15/$12/$10 (see below)

Ticket Info


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5 tickets to any Generic Theater shows, any time!

Unlike typical season tickets, GoTickets are usable anytime in any combination. It’s the most flexible ticket in town, and the best value.

$60 discount price for seniors.

Single Tickets

$15 Mainstage Plays

  • Students/Military/Seniors(62+): $12
  • Groups of 10 or more: $10

$18 Mainstage Musicals

  • Students/Military/Seniors(62+): $15
  • Groups of 10 or more: $13

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SEASON 36 (2016-2017)

Stick Fly

By Lydia R. Diamond

August 26, 2016–September 18, 2016

SILENCE! The Musical

Music and lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan, Book by Hunter Bell

October 14, 2016–November 6, 2016

The Motherf**ker with the Hat

By Stephen Adly Guirgis

January 13, 2017–February 5, 2017

The Whale

By Samuel D. Hunter

April 14, 2017–May 14, 2017

The Wedding Singer

Music by Matthew Sklar, Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, Book by Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy

June 23, 2017–July 16, 2017

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