September 27-October 25, 2019
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth, directed by Dewey-Scott Wiley.
From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – “those good and crazy people [his] married friends” – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.
This Trustus revival will be reimagined to set this story in a modern landscape where swiping right, liking, and sharing are all part of starting a relationship, and will leave us pondering how true human connections begin these days.