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Secret Hour

January 27 - February 19

Secret Hour by Jenny Stafford, World Premiere

Jan. 27 – Feb. 19, 2023

Is a lie always a lie? Can it be a defense against hurting another person? Can it be a means to ensure the greater good? Married couple, Kate and Ben, she a work-alcoholic ethics professor and he an unemployed programmer, have invented the perfect game for getting to the truth and nothing but the truth. “Secret hour” is their time to share only the truth and no lies. When an automobile accident unexpectedly reveals Kate’s deepest and darkest secret, her marriage spins out of control.  Jenny Stafford’s play, winner of the 2021 NEXT ACT! New Play Summit, is a delicious adult puzzle about sex, lies and the games we play to keep life moving along on cruise control and what happens when the forces of the universe–or at least human nature– make sure we take the wheel and keep our eyes on the very bumpy road ahead!

Jenny Stafford is an award-winning book writer, lyricist and playwright whose works have been heard on Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Her work has been featured at the Lincoln Center Songbook Series (The Lyrics of Jennifer Stafford), Prospect Theatre Company, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Festival, Two Rivers Theatre, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre Songwriter Salon, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub and numerous other NYC venues, including multiple inclusions in William Finn’s Ridiculously Talented concert series.


January 27
February 19
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Capital Repertory Theatre
251 N Pearl St
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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