ANW: Entertaining Courage

Sep 4, 2017

“Entertaining Courage” is the theme of A Noise Within’s 2017-18 Repertory Theatre Season.

What’s behind this choice? Let’s hear from ANW’s Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott…

There is no doubt that our 2017–2018 season was influenced by current events. We are living in unprecedented times in which most of us, regardless of politics, feel anxious about what lies ahead. Hence the season theme “Entertaining Courage.”

In addition to being immensely entertaining works of classical theatre, each of the selections in our 2017–2018 season boasts heroes who make bold choices to do something—anything—in the face of disaster. Some disasters are hilarious (Noises Off, The Madwoman of Chaillot), and some wrenching (A Raisin in the Sun, A Tale of Two Cities). But they all share a common thread: ordinary people forced to make extraordinary (even heroic) decisions in the face of chaos.

This is a season which asks fascinating, if difficult, questions about the nature of courage, and by and large does not supply easy answers. That is left up to all of us. We look forward to exploring the answers with you.


King Henry V.


A Noise Within, 2017-18 season:

September 3-November 19: A Tale of Two Cities

September 17-November 11: The Madwoman of Chaillot

October 8-November 18: Mrs. Warren’s Profession

December 1-23: A Christmas Carol

February 4-April 6, 2018: William Shakespeare’s Henry V

February 25-April 8: A Raisin in the Sun

April 21-May 20: Noises Off



A Noise Within Pass options:
~Premier Pass offers six set dates with the same seat.
~Patron Pass available for 4 to 6 shows, choosing best date for one’s schedule.
~Play Pass: Use 6 tickets however one wishes.
~Young professional? 18-35 Pass offers a “special” low price for 4 to 6 shows.
Find Pass options details here.

Find single ticket information—cost: $25-$64—here.

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