Women Playing Hamlet

Directed by: Jennifer Merio
Written by: William Missouri Downs
October 5 – 13, 2018

Hamlet’s a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn’t help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she’s too young for the role. Or that she’s somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Not to mention the fact that she’s a woman. How can Jessica figure out “to be or not to be,” when she can’t even figure out herself? Featuring an all-female cast performing multiple roles, Scorpio presents Women playing Hamlet, by William Missouri Downs, and directed by Jennifer Merio

Citizen Smee

Directed by: Chelsea Millard
Written by: Dan Gibbins
February 22 – March 2, 2019


Years ago, an infamous murder in Los Angeles brought two far-away countries close to war. Today, they’re meeting for a peace summit. But when a young queen goes missing, it is once again on one man to unravel the truth before the drums of war start beating, and standing in the way is a former pirate turned underworld kingpin. Private detective Jim Hawkins must juggle witches, queens, bureaucrats, and estranged family to solve the mystery before another queen dies on his watch. Playwright Dan Gibbins and director Chelsea Hall reunite for Blood of the Red Queen: Citizen Smee.

Moby Dick

Directed by: Ted Lach
Adapted by: Jon Jory
May 31- June 8, 2019

Three small words will transport you into a literary classic, filled with both the perils of nature and the dangers of obsession. Three small words will ignite the story of one man’s relentless and unbending quest for revenge. Three small words will show you all that most maddens and torments and breaks the mind of this one man, and destroys the lives of those who would follow him into the deep. Three small words.

“Call me Ishmael.”