Bruce R. Coleman, the acting artistic director of Theatre 3, has announced the 2016–17 season for the company’s downstairs black box space, called Theatre Too.
The season starts with The Sum of Us (Sept. 1–25), a comedy-drama about the relationship between a widower and his gay son. Mark C. Guerra will direct. Next up will be A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show (Nov. 25–Dec. 11), which returns from last year’s run. B.J. Cleveland, pictured, once again performs the one-man tour-de-force. Another popular staple takes over after that, with I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change (Dec. 29–Feb. 12, 2017… though expect an extension, as usually happens with this show). The romantic musical revue will be directed by Cleveland.
There’s another revival of sorts with The Empress, The Lady and The Pearl, Part II: Miss Billie and Miss Freddie (March 23–April 16, 2017). Denise Lee, who played blues legend Bessie Smith (“The Empress”) in Part I earlier this year, comes back, this time as Billie Holliday. The season will end with Con McPherson’s thriller The Birds (May 25–June 18, 2017), based on the Daphne Du Maurier novella (and also the basis for the Hitchcock film). Tickets are available here.