A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
November 11-13, 17-20, 2016
“A homespun little masterpiece” (The Tennessean, Nashville) this original play pieces together two years of the Ingalls family history missing from the beloved Little House books. In Burr Oak, Iowa, during the winter of 1876, Laura, Mary and Carrie help Ma and Pa Ingalls overcome recent losses and find gratitude for what remains. A perfect beginning to the holiday season for the whole family.
Best of Enemies
March 17-19, 23-26, 2017
The true story of the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, which developed during meetings about the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. From the author of Freud’s Last Session, Best of Enemies features two strong characters determined to overcome; how they shall is unexpected, beautiful and heartening. Note: Due to the subject matter of the show, there will be some historically accurate racist language.
This Other Love
July 14-16, 20-23, 2017
Fusing events from the life of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, This Other Love remembers Day as a common-law wife expecting her first child in a cottage on the beach of Staten Island. A surprise visit from Peter Maurin, eccentric activist and future co-founder, revives Day’s passion to work with the poor. Her struggle to take heart, overcome objections and follow God’s call is the focus of this lyrical and lovely play, a world premiere at Acacia.
Light of the World
December 3 at 4 PM, 2016
Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, light of all mankind that the darkness has not overcome, in an evening of seasonal music and some of Acacia’s touring shows.