The 2021-22 Season

June 9-26, 2022


Anthony Shaffer’s exquisitely constructed play of cat-and-mouse games was a hit on Broadway in the late 1960s and the basis for two hit movies (both starring Michael Caine).
October 7 – 24, 2021

Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical (CLOSED)

The remarkably personal and poignant bio-musical of the legendary song stylist. Starring Linda Purl as Rosemary, and featuring a live, on- stage band, the show presents beloved songs, including “Hey There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes),” “Tenderly,” and “Come On-A My House.”
December 2 – 19, 2021

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (CLOSED)

Part II of the Christmas at Pemberley trilogy! In this new sequel to “Pride and Prejudice,” Darcy and Elizabeth must now contend with hijinks amongst the staff, all while preparing for the family to visit. Both touching and charming, The Wickhams is a comic-drama where Jane Austen meets “Downton Abbey.”

Carmen Jones

Oscar Hammerstein adapted Bizet’s timeless classic into an African-American Broadway musical set at a parachute factory. ETC presents a contemporary and dynamic version with all of Bizet’s famous music.
March 3 – 13, 2022

Lillian (Closed)

A beautiful one-person play by David Cale. Starring Nancy Travis, LILLIAN tells the story of a middle-aged British woman who becomes romantically involved with a much younger man. The play’s depiction of being open to life’s curveballs is perfect for our times.
April 7 – 24, 2022

American Son

This nail-biting story takes place in real-time in the waiting room of a police station where, in the middle of the night, the parents of a Black teenager anxiously await news of their son, who may have been picked up by the police. A breathtaking drama that looks at subtle—and not-so-subtle—racial dynamics in American culture, this production is presented in collaboration with The English Theatre of Frankfurt, Germany. Runtime: 90 minutes.

Season Information

Low-Cost Preview Nights ($240)
Get in early – and be a part of the show’s development.
Opening Night Series ($340)
A special night filled with excitement! Join the cast and press for a post-performance party with food and wine. 
Wednesday Pre-Show Talk Series ($340)
A free, lively, and informative half-hour talk in The New Vic courtyard before each Wednesday performance. Enhance your theater-going experience with background information on the play you are about to see.
Thursday Talk-Back Series ($340)
Immediately following the final Thursday performance of each production, meet members of the cast and join in an informal discussion about the show.
Friday Martini Night ($340)
Bring your friends and grab a spirit and socialize before the show! The second Friday of each production features complimentary martinis in The New Vic courtyard. 
Flex-Pass Series ($340)
Juggling a hectic schedule? Choose our flex plan and enjoy the same subscriber savings and decide on your performance date right up until show time. (Subject to availability at the time of request)
35-and-Under Series ($155)
Theatergoers 35 and under and full-time students enjoy an even greater discount when subscribing to the entire season. (I.D. Required)

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Single tickets to our 2021-22 are now on sale. Visit to purchase yours today!

While we’re delighted to offer you your regular seats, please note that, at performance time, if we are required to operate at reduced capacity, we may need to convert your ticket to general admission.
At this point, we are not limiting seating. If conditions change, we may not be able to offer your normal performance and seats. Preference will be given in order of subscription purchase. Don’t delay in purchasing your subscription!
Rest assured! All subscription tickets will be refundable if we are unable to present the performance.
Streaming may be available for some performances. We encourage you to let us know if you foresee choosing that as an option by emailing 
Please note that we intend to follow CDC guidelines at the time of the performance, which may include:

  • Wearing masks in the theater during the performance
  • Showing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test
  • Social distancing, and restriction on sitting in the first two rows

For the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, ETC is a fully vaccinated company. Masks are strongly suggested in the theater. All patrons seated in the front row of the theater are required to wear a mask during the performance. Please contact the Box Office if you would prefer to change your seat. 

We have upgraded our theater’s ventilation system to meet current standards, including upgrading our filters, increased filter replacement, and bringing in 40% outdoor air. Lobby restrooms will have additional air-purifying stations, and the lobby will have hand-sanitizing stations. The New Vic will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. We now offer print-at-home ticketing as well as contactless ticket scanning at the theater.


Please note: this policy is subject to change at any time in accordance with fluctuating local, state and federal guidelines. Please check for any updated procedures before your scheduled performance date.

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