Our 2013-2014 Season!
October 25 - November 24, 2013
The Iceman Cometh
Quotidian opens its 16th Season with The Iceman Cometh, a rarely-performed masterpiece by Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O’Neill that The New York Times calls a “tough, loquacious, magnificent play”. In a shabby New York barroom and hotel in 1912, the down-and-out await their salvation; the charismatic salesman Hickey is due for a visit, and he usually provides good cheer, dirty jokes, and free drinks. When Hickey arrives this time, however, he’s a changed man, and he brings with him a sobering truth that his old friends don’t want to hear. O’Neill’s ambitious ensemble piece wrestles with the necessity of pipe dreams -- the lies we tell ourselves to make it through each day.
Director - Michael Avolio
Artistic Adviser - Bill Largess
April 25 - May 25, 2014
Brian Friel’s landmark play Faith Healer has had a profound effect on playwrights throughout the world. The title character, Frank Hardy, is an Irish faith healer who travels through England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with his spouse Grace and his Cockney manager Teddy, performing his “gift,” which sometimes fails him. Through a series of monologues, the audience learns the details of a man whose life is fraught with deception and self-denial, and the effect on those most loyal to him.
“One of those rare works of art audiences are destined to recall as a deeply personal experience. A powerful piece of writing.” - The New York Times
Director - Laura Giannarelli
July 18 - August 17, 2014
Quotidian is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Veil, which debuted in 2011 at London’s National Theatre. Set in a haunted mansion in rural Ireland in 1822, surrounded by a restive, starving populace, The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time. “An atmospheric and haunting tale of lost souls.” - Evening Standard
“Imagine a Chekhov play full of ghosts and things that go bump in the night and you will get some idea of Conor McPherson’s strange and fitfully entertaining drama The Veil.” – The Telegraph
Director - Jack Sbarbori