A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.

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Ulysses (company member J. Kevin Smith) was once a rare bird, a “cowboy poet” asked to teach at some pretty fancy outposts of academia. But he drank. Twenty years ago, Emma (company member Susan Kulp) – whom he loved, and still loves – disappeared one night, taking their son with her.

Now he is sober, hasn’t published in a long time and is largely forgotten as a writer. He has retreated to a rundown trailer park in Paonia, high in the Colorado mountains. And then, one day, Emma appears at Ulysses’ trailer.


Two bright and passionate hearts scarred by suffering confront each other warily, striking sparks of anger, laughter, grief, longing and more. Will they forgive each other for whatever lies in their past?

Director John Watson says of Annapurna, “The stage directions call for the play to be performed without sentiment. Perhaps, but this beautiful and challenging play is certainly not without powerful feelings, bright and sometimes searing.”

For your safety, and the safety of our cast and crew, COVID protocols will remain in place and we will continue to monitor and update these as the season continues in accordance with local, state and CDC guidelines. We thank you for continuing to support the arts during these challenging times.



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  • A mask properly covering the mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status

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  • Those who are not eligible for the vaccine (children under 12) or need reasonable accommodation due to a medical exemption or a sincerely held religious belief, must provide proof of one of the following:

    • Negative COVID-19 antigen test (professionally administered) taken within 6 hours of the performance start time, or

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.


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Masks are required for all patrons regardless of vaccination status and must cover the mouth  and nose except while eating or drinking in lobby spaces. Food and drinks will NOT be sold or allowed in the theatre. If a patron does not have an acceptable mask, a mask will be provided.

We're back! We hope you will be too.

The current version of the New Haven Theater Company has been entertaining audiences since 2009.  Our audience has become our family.  In the coming year we will all need family and the theatre more than ever and NHTC needs you.  Buy a ticket, tell a friend, donate what you are able, spread the word! We look forward to seeing old and new faces as we open our doors and navigate this new theater world.  We will come together, under the stage lights, to share our stories, to laugh and cry, to explore the many worlds that theater can create. Can't wait to see you there. - Many Thanks - The New Haven Theater Company