2013/14 Season


the tempest

by William Shakespeare

September 13 – October 6

“O brave new world!” See the Pear transformed into Shakespeare’s enchanted isle. Magic, mystery, ambition, rebellion, comedy, and romance all swirl in storms of breathtaking poetry.
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a king's legacy

by Elyce Melmon

November 1 – 24

From Shakespeare’s majestic fantasy, we go to a real-life royal seeking his place in history: James I, brilliant, ambitious, troubled, compelling. He was Shakespeare’s patron, Elizabeth’s heir, Mary’s son--a king struggling to become his own man. (World Premiere) .. more


special holiday show

this wonderful life

December 6 - 22

(Note: NOT included in subscriptions) In this delightful version of the classic It’s a Wonderful Life, one actor plays all our favorite characters, from hero George Bailey to apprentice guardian angel Clarence to the villainous Mr. Potter. Starring Pear veteran Michael Champlin. (Co-production with The 06 Ensemble)...more


Quality of Life

by Jane Anderson

January 31 – February 23

Called both “hilarious” and “moving,” this remarkable play takes on the extremes of life, loss, and death unflinchingly. A recipe for ambrosia when life gives you lemons. Simply unforgettable...more


Fool for Love

by Sam Shepard

March 14 – April 6

A duel in the dust between a pair of desert-crossed lovers, this contemporary classic is “a western for our time.” The course of true love never did run smooth, and you can say that again. (By the way, it’s the Pear’s 80th production!)...more


Pear Slices 2014

May 2–25

It’s spring, which means it’s time for the Pear Playwrights to dazzle and charm us once again with their infinite variety. These quick, bright, original plays have become a beloved Pear tradition... more



by George Bernard Shaw

June 20 – July 13

O brave New Woman! At season’s end, we come full circle--from Shakespeare’s melodious magic to Shaw’s witty transformation of a flower girl into an independent, iconic heroine. Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of this timeless play.