The RedHouse

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

MainStage

Redhouse is your home for world-class plays and musicals featuring professional artists from all over the country. Join us today for a uniquely moving and entertaining theatrical experience!

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Show Sponsor:
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God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza/Translated by Christopher Hampton


This 90-minute thrill ride takes you into the most dangerous place on Earth: parenthood. An innocent squabble over a playground incident between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the first meeting progresses, tensions emerge and the gloves come off leaving the couples with a little more than just their dedicated principals in shreds. This comedic play will take audiences on an entertaining journey with an all-out, fur-flying, hilarious brawl between two couples.

November 7-17, 2019

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A Syracuse Christmas Carol

Book by LJ Fecho/Music and Lyrics by Michael O’Flaherty


A Syracuse Christmas Carol puts a new twist to the classic Charles Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, featuring many Syracuse landmarks and historical figures resurrected on stage. Set in 1999 on Christmas Eve, prominent Syracuse businessman, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited by 3 Ghosts — each one a Syracuse legend! With hummable Christmas tunes and a Broadway-style score, A Syracuse Christmas Carol will make it’s world premier here at Redhouse. It’s a fun filled show with songs, laughs and recognizable Syracuse icons from the past and the present. Be the first to experience the show that was written especially for Syracuse.

December 12-22, 2019

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Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare


This timeless tale is a story so well-known it needs not introduction. Set in Verona where the rival houses of Capulet and Montague have had a long-standing feud. Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of star-crossed lovers, filled with all the passion of young love. Underscored by ingenious wit and astonishing beauty, the play pits the bitterness of resentment against the intensity of romance. Ultimately catastrophic choices and tragic twists propel them toward a final confrontation with fate.

February 13-23, 2020

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Show Sponsor:
Bousquet Holstein

Fences

By August Wilson


Fences is the sixth chapter in August Wilson’s groundbreaking ten-play cycle of the African-American experience in the 20th century. The play depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball player, thwarted in his dreams of a Major League career, who struggles to provide for his family and break free from the boundaries imposed upon him. But in 1957, his son Cory, an emerging football star, sees the world through very different eyes, and his wife Rose, yearns for an outlet for her love. With the intersection of old prejudices and changing opportunities, Fences is a powerful drama filled with passionate love and thundering rage, generous laughter and searing pain. Chances are, you will be challenged to leave the theater with your emotions in tact with this powerful play.

Fences was most recently made into an Oscar nominated film starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who took home the award for Best Supporting Actress.

March 26 – April 5, 2020

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Fun Home

Music by Jeanine Tesori/Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron/Based on the Graphic Novel by Allison Bechdel


When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home which brings to light her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

May 28 – June 7, 2020

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Show Sponsors:
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Rent

By Jonathan Larson


Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous!

September 19-29, 2019

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