Southbank Theatre Company

What's Coming in 2024-25? Season 4: "Can great men be good men?"

4 Great Shows for Season 4!

In our fourth season, Southbank looks at patriarchy through relationships, characters, historical figures, and time periods.

The books “Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It” by Richard Reeves (2022) and “For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity” by Liz Plank (2019) inspired us to address toxic masculinity and how our culture’s patriarchal system harms all genders. It has long been acknowledged that non-males are oppressed by patriarchy, but the ways that men have been harmed by it are often ignored. By subverting the narrative of history’s so-called “great” men, we will show how patriarchy betrays men and encourages toxic behavior. Our theme fits into the broader zeitgeist recently represented in films like Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Maestro – all of which show the results of toxic behavior spurred by patriarchy.

By Marcia Eppich-Harris

Dates TBD at the IndyFringe Festival

When four friends become entangled with the drudgery of middle age, their messy pursuit of fulfillment leads to comic calamity in Shit Cake! Adulthood never tasted so bad.

By Paul Rudnick

November 9-19 at Shelton Auditorium

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in ahit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect NewYork apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park.

By Mark St. Germain

February 27-March 9 at Shelton Auditorium

In 1902, Albert Einstein and his girlfriend, and later wife, Mileva, had a daughter. After 1904, the child was never seen or spoken of again.

By Lolita Chakrabarti

April 24-May 4 at Shelton Auditorium

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1883. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role.