Theatre Downtown

Now playing at Theatre Downtown!
Poster Image   You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running
Robert Anderson
Directed by Daniel Martin

March 14-30, 2019, with a special matinee on March 24!
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm

Four stories of love, sex, and everything in-between. Theatre Downtown brings back its annual Short Play festival (cultivating new directors and talent for the stage) with these forgotten gems from the 1970s. If you thought sex was complicated now, wait until you see what these characters are going through! From a playwright who has the perfect role for an actor willing to bear it all to a man tempted by infidelity while shopping for a new bed with his wife, to a couple coming to terms with their son’s new “habit” along with lots of other changes in the world, to an elderly couple doing well just to remember the other’s names. This is an evening of comedy you won’t want to miss!

This was one of the most successful comedies in Broadway history. The topic is sex, in all its mysterious and fascinating manifestations, and the treatment of this is so skillful, tasteful and explosively funny that the plays are not only captivating and touching but universal in appeal. "…a masterly light touch…we have a delightful gift of springtime in the Broadway theatre." —NY Daily News.

"The best and brightest new American play of the season…" —NY World Journal Tribune. "…notably fine comic and dramatic episodes, written with skill and insight…" —NY Post.


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Annual Production Budget: $10,000+

Annual Overhead: $24,000+

One Adult Ticket: $20

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