Engagement Party

The Engagement Party

The Engagement Party

Jan. 10 – Feb. 3, 2019

By Samuel Baum

Directed by Darko Tresnjak

Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes, with no intermission.

Recommended Ages: 18+

Ticket Prices

Tickets range from $30-$100.

All Regular Season Student Seats $18.

Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.

Samuel Baum’s suspenseful contemporary drama centers on a young couple’s intimate gathering with family and friends to celebrate their engagement—an evening that leads to a spiraling sequence of events and revelations that will irrevocably change their lives.

From the director of the Broadway hit Anastasia and the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

And the writer of HBO’s Wizard of Lies and the creator/executive producer of the Fox television drama Lie to Me

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AfterWords Discussion

January 22, 23 & 29

Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE

Sunday Afternoon Discussion

January 20

Dr. Dori GatterDr. Dori Gatter is a Connecticut based Licensed Psychotherapist, relationship expert, speaker and coach. For over two decades, Dr. Dori has worked with thousands of individuals and couples helping and empowering them in creating the most joyful and satisfying life and relationship with themselves and others. She has walked the therapy and growth path herself and credits all of her own deep personal work and experience combined with her professional knowledge and expertise to be a very relatable way of working with people. Dr. Dori’s strategies combine mind/body psychology, practical, sustainable behavior changes, mindfulness and education helping to create change and transformation. She has been featured as an expert therapist and life coach on Bravo, Forbes, Huffington Post, NBC, CBS, Fox, Cosmopolitan and many more. 

Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee. FREE.

Open Captioned Performances

January 27, 2:00pm & 7:30pm

For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.

Audio Described Performances

February 2, 2:00pm

For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.

L-R: Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon, Zach Appelman, Beth RiesgrafThe Cast of The Engagement PartyThe Cast of The Engagement PartyZach Appelman and Teddy BergmanRichard Bekins and Mia DillonRichard Bekins and Teddy Bergman (foreground)The Cast of The Engagement PartyThe Cast of The Engagement PartyZach Appelman and Beth RiesgrafL-R: Richard Bekins, Mia Dillon, Anne Troup, Brian Patrick MurphyL-R: Mia Dillon, Richard Bekins, Beth Riesgraf (back turned) and Brian Lee Huynh (obscured)Mia DillonThe Cast of The Engagement PartyThe Cast of The Engagement PartyBeth Riesgraf and Zach AppelmanZach Appelman and Brian Patrick MurphyL-R: Beth Riesgraf, Brian Lee Huynh, Teddy Bergman, Zach AppelmanZach Appelman and Richard BekinsZach Appelman and Richard BekinsL-R: Richard Bekins, Beth Riesgraf, Mia Dillon, Zach AppelmanBeth Riesgraf and Zach Appelman

All photos by T. Charles Erickson.


Zach Appelman

Richard Bekins

Teddy Bergman

Mia Dillon

Brian Lee Huynh

Brian Patrick Murphy

Beth Riesgraf

Anne Troup


Samuel Baum

Darko Tresnjak

Scenic Designer
Alexander Dodge

Costume Designer
Joshua Pearson

Lighting Designer
Matthew Richards 

Sound Designer
Jane Shaw

Fight Choreographer
Greg Webster

Elizabeth Williamson

Laura Stanczyk, CSA

Production Stage Manager
Robyn M. Zalewski

Assistant Stage Manager
Whitney M. Keeter

Production Assistant
Rachel Canowitz


Executive Sponsor

The Seedlings Foundation

Lead Sponsors

The Cheryl Chase & Stuart Bear Family Foundation

Laurents/Hatcher Foundation

The Edward C. & Ann B. Roberts Foundation

Production Sponsors

Edgerton Foundation