2014-2015 Season


by Tarell Alvin McCraney
September 19 - October 5, 2014
Directed by Ron May

The ultimate tug of war for a soul.
Set on the back-roads of the Louisiana bayou, THE BROTHERS SIZE follows the recently paroled Oshoosi Size as he seeks to jumpstart his life. Working in his brother Ogun’s repair shop was not at all what he had in mind, so when his old friend Elegba rolls up, offering a different…“direction”, Oshoosi quickly finds himself torn between his brother, his loyalties, and his dreams. Flights of poetry, music and West African mythology slam together in a visceral tale that begins in ritual and evolves into a hot-blooded, tough and tender drama about the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone. "The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more." – Chicago Tribune

by Eric Dufault
December 5 - 20, 2014
Directed by Michael Peck

A play about cockfighting.
Odysseus Rex is a champion.
He is his trainer's greatest hope.
He is his opponents' greatest fear.
One day he will destroy the sun.
Odysseus Rex is a rooster.
Also? YEAR OF THE ROOSTER will feature Stray Cat’s very own Louis Farber alongside head kitty Ron May in his first Stray Cat appearance in over 10 years. "…astonishingly entertaining…" – New York Times

by Steve Yockey
February 20 - March 7, 2015
Directed by Ron May

The new play from the writer of WOLVES and OCTOPUS.
In the wake of a violent tragedy at a local community college, a single mother struggles to reconnect with her withdrawn son across the breakfast table as mysterious forces threaten to invade the kitchen. Continually interrupted by a talkative three-headed dog, a radio gone haywire, and an animated refrigerator, time is running short for mother and son to deal with the morning's events. “And so I leave you with a warning: This is not Yockey writing in the sexually sinister, frequently delicious style of “Wolves” and “Octopus.” It is a much more potent cup o’ joe. Not everyone will want to see this play. Those who do may never be the same again.” – Atlanta Journal Constitution

by Brandon Ogborn
April 24 - May 9, 2015
Directed by Louis Farber

Don’t expect a Hollywood ending.
A biting satire about the three-way marriage of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Scientology. Based on actual interviews and completely imagined scenes, seven actors portray 54 characters, including Oprah Winfrey, Matt Lauer, Josh Hartnett, Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez, and, of course…Suri Cruise. Structured like THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE TOMKAT PROJECT chronicles the Scientology saga and skewers our collective obsession with celebrity. "…radiates satire genius…In the realm of fringe theater, this show is a near-perfect achievement “ –Chicago Tribune