the strangers

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 - Sunday, Mar 11, 2018 at Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre

By christopher oscar peña  •  From the Playwright

Directed by John Sipes
From the Director

Carousel Theatre

This production contains adult content and language.
Recommended for ages 17 and up.

“Transcending 20th-century notions of race and culture, Peña’s work succeeds in simultaneously touching our hearts, stimulating our minds, and examining our society.”

Tony Award-winning playwright   ~ David Henry Hwang

Cris returns to a place he once used to know, only to find a world he no longer recognizes. As he connects with a new stranger tasked to show him around town, an unexpected spark challenges all of Cris’ preconceived notions. the strangers, a CBT-commissioned World Premiere depicts a contemporary American world thrown into chaos. 

Christopher Oscar Peña’s commission was sponsored in part by
Townes Lavidge Osborn and Jenny Banner.

Late Seating: Evening shows begin promptly at 7:30pm and matinees at 2:00pm. We encourage you to arrive by 7:00pm for evening performances and 1:30pm for matinees. Seats are guaranteed until show time.

For your safety and to avoid disturbing other patrons, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager and may be placed in alternative seating. In rare instances, show conditions can prevent us from admitting audience members until intermission. We encourage all patrons to arrive early to ensure seating and a prompt start time.

Ticket Pricing


Jeff Dickaore ‡


Miguel A. Faña ‡

diego/guy 2/wedding guest

Emily Kicklighter ‡

sarah/homeless person/wedding guest

Charlotte Munson ‡

eleanor/white girl 2/caroline/wedding planner

Aaron Orlov ‡


Lauren Pennline ‡

emily/white girl 1/wedding guest/red

Carlène Pochette ‡

pearl/crossing guard/wedding guest

Jude Carl Vincent ‡

niegel/guy/wedding guest/gatz

Artistic Team

John Sipes ◊


Andrea Lauer ¤

Costume & Scenic Designer

Kenton Yeager ¤

Lighting Designer

Vincent Olivieri ¤

Sound Design & Original Music

Caleb Cook

Stage Manager

‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. ¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.