After a well-to-do Connecticut family unexpectedly ends up as refugees in the Middle East due to a civil war in the United States, their charmed life comes to an abrupt end. Lawyer Yates, socialite Poppy, and their 17-year-old son Wynn are suddenly fish out of water, at odds with their new home and with each other. When Yates gets involved in a hapless scheme to emigrate to Europe, hijinks ensue and the family is forced to choose between embracing their new reality or returning to the way things used to be. Equal parts amusing and thought-provoking, The Refugees is a bold new play exploring patriotism, identity, and belonging.
Well, let me tell you something, Yates Sutton: You are not exceptional. You were lucky to be born at a certain time and a certain place but now it seems your luck’s run out.
Our Cast & Crew
Audience Engagement Events
The Refugees Pre-Show Discussions
Sunday, January 14 @ 2:15PM
Wednesday, January 17 @ 1:15PM
Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:45PM
Wednesday, January 31 @ 1:15PM
Wednesday, January 31 @ 6:45PM
Sunday, February 4 @ 2:15PM
Actor Talkback: The Refugees
January 18, 2024 following the 7:30PM performance
Curtain Conversation: The Refugees
January 28, 2024 following the 3:00PM performance
Into the Breeches! by George Brant
The year is 1942 and World War II has called millions away to Europe, including the leading players of Oberon Play House. Enter a group of passionate, albeit experienced, band of actresses who seize the chance to move from the sidelines to centerstage. For the first time, they will receive pay for their talents as they mount an ambitious production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V. Will their performance be a victory on the home front or a disaster of epic proportions? This sweet, hilarious, and heartwarming play celebrates the power of art to rally a community and see us through the darkest of times. These women will steal the spotlight and your heart!