08 May
Umbrella Arts Center Announces 2023-2024 Season (Boston, MA.)

Umbrella Arts Center


2023-2024 Season  

The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742



# 978-371-0820



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Music by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt

Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner

Book by Tim Maner

Additional Music by Tim Maner

Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt

Based on an Original Concept by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer and Tim Maner

Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt


September 22, 2023 through November 5, 2023

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Main Stage Theater 144 


The subject of centuries-old, sing-song villainy, "LIZZIE THE MUSICAL" turns searing rock anthem anti-hero and has audiences raging in their seats.

Lizzie Borden was famously acquitted and yet the question lingers… did she do it? 

Now, as the story is retold by four women defying musical theater stereotypes, fronting a six-piece rock band, and delivering a score that epitomizes riot grrrl power, Lizzie finally gets her say. 

Nominated for three Drama Desk awards and named best musical eight times over in regional awards around the country and the world, this musical is totally whack (in a good way)!

"Presented with wall-rattling glee…deliciously watchable!" - The New York Times

“Take a pure American gothic tale that grabbed the headlines in a small New England town in 1892 and quickly went on to become a cause celebre across the nation. Set it to a volcanic, quasi-operatic punk rock beat that captures the sense of female rage, retribution and betrayal, and feels custom-made for the current climate. And then just let it roar.” - Chicago Sun Times

Written by Nassim Soleimanpour 


October 5, 2023 through November 12, 2023

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Black Box


No rehearsal. 

No director. 

One actor. 

A script in a sealed envelope. 

Theater stripped to its essential elements in a no-net night of unexpected comedy and shared discovery.

Forbidden to leave his native Iran, Nassim Soleimanpour wrote a play to travel the world in his place. 

Since its award-winning premiere at the Edinburgh Festival "WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT" has been translated into more than 30 different languages and performed over 3,000 times. 

At each incredibly unique performance, a different actor – one who has never before seen or read the play – brings the voice of the absent playwright to life, challenging audiences to question whose stories get told and what happens when we are fully present together.

“...playful, enigmatic and haunting…”     - The New York Times

"Wildly unpredictable and completely unforgettable, WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a punch in the air for self-expression; a testament to the power of words to transcend cultures and borders. You have to be there."     - New Zealand Herald

Written by Tracy Letts


March 1, 2024 through March 24, 2024

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Main Stage Theater 144 


An evening in Big Cherry – a small town in anywhere USA – and the city council meeting unfolds in real time, unmasking undercurrents that threaten to undo life as they know it … and driving the question - 

“How far would you go?”

Award-winning playwright Tracy Letts’ ("August: Osage County") new play was called one of the most thrilling on Broadway in recent years. 

Nominated as Best New Play by the Tony Awards and Outer Critics Circle in 2022, and for the Pulitzer Prize in drama, "THE MINUTES" is part biting comedy, part Hitchockian mystery, and at its dark heart an unflinching allegory about small-town politics and real-world power.

“...both a political comedy and a wicked, methodically plotted horror show… It’s devilishly funny until it’s not. It is thrilling and essential theater …”     - Variety

“It’s an important play, a visceral theatrical experience about what has happened to retail American democracy and how this nation decides which stories about itself it wants to believe.”     - NY Daily News 

Spring Musical

To Be Announced in October 2023!


May 10, 2024 through June 2, 2024

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

Main Stage Theater 144

A beloved and heartwarming Broadway musical from the 2000’s that was nominated for multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards

Contracts restrict us from sharing the title until next fall. But we can guarantee that you’ll fall in love again with this fun-filled, joyful story, and its cast of unforgettable characters.

Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)




THE UMBRELLA ARTS CENTER enriches lives and builds a vibrant and inclusive community through the arts. THE UMBRELLA ARTS CENTER promotes creativity, learning, personal growth, and cultural exchange through accessible arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations, and community collaborations. 


The Umbrella Arts Center

40 Stow Street

Concord, MA 01742

# 978-371-0820