Show: Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by: Jared Larkin
Dates: January 02 – 04, 10 – 11, 17 – 18 at 7:30PM
Matinee: on January 18 at 2:00PM
Genra: Drama, dark Comedy
Rating: Not recommended for children under the age of 16 for graphic violence and strong language.
When her mother dies after an expensive illness and a lifetime of bad choices, tentative but tenacious young Jackie is left with a mound of debt. One glimmer of hope: a stamp collection, potentially valuable, is among her assets. In this gripping tale a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerous when high-stakes collectors are willing to do anything to claim the rare find as their own.
“One wouldn’t think that the subject of rare stamps would make for gripping, entertaining theatre, but Theresa Rebeck’s Mauritius, being given it’s Broadway premiere by the Manhattan Theatre Club, proves otherwise […]” -The Hollywood Reporter
Mauritius premiered on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre on October 4, 2007, and closed November 25, 2007. This play marked the Broadway debut for Rebeck. The play was directed by Doug Hughes with scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Catherine Zuber and lighting design by Paul Gallo in a Manhattan Theatre Club production.  Bobby Cannavale received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
The play had its world premiere in Boston by the Huntington Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion in October 2006. The play was directed by Rebecca Taichman and starred Marin Ireland as Jackie, Michael Aronov as Dennis, Robert Dorfman, Laura Latreille and James Gale as Sterling.
It was presented at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre from February 25 to April 5, 2009.