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222 W. 23rd St. is a play about a woman who, on the brink of homelessness, lands at the Chelsea Hotel, unaware of its famed history, seedy reputation, and colorful residents. Unable to get her life "together," her rent becomes in arrears and her whole existence morphs into keeping the hotel manager, Stanley Bard, from kicking her out.
After the Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster. The human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.
AlieNation comprises three vital stage works that explore themes of perception, alienation, and integration and their consequences in different social and geographical contexts.
Enrico IV, the Pirandello classic, translated by Gloria Pastorino, examines madness versus the mask that society forces people to wear. King Henry speaks directly to his audience — who may just be crazier than he is.
A Story of Love and Soccer, translated by Peter Speedwell, is set in a Southern Italy village where a group of immigrants compete in the first-ever clandestine soccer world championship to determine who will seize control of the city.
The Journey I Never Made, translated by Carlotta Brentan, focuses on two women from very different cultures and times who meet in a mysterious station where all trains have been cancelled. Despite their suspicions, they mirror one another and slowly begin a dialogue.
Angels Among Us is returning for a holiday encore performance! This previously sold-out hit play, first performed in May 2017, highlights the journey of nine characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason — even if they don't know what it is yet.
Presented in a series of four connected vignettes, these characters learn that sometimes they have to get through absolute devastation in order to experience the divinity and joy in their lives. As they learn to overcome their fears and let go of what they can't control, they might just be able to connect with a higher part of themselves and find understanding, peace, and happiness. This play explores the complicated nature of the human experience and the struggles we all face through having to feel our pain, joy, growth, fear, and surrender, while having to evolve and face our mortality.
Tony Kushner's seminal epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, returns to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993. This new staging of part one of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, and of part two, Perestroika, had its world premiere in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization's history.
Starring multi-Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award and Tony nominee Andrew Garfield, the cast of Angels in America features fellow original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Multi-Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs.
As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did to the early '90s. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope. Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDs in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery from Daphne Arthur's graphic novel adaptation of the play, and audio design is by world-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. It's a unique and fresh solo theater piece wherein one actor plays five characters, written in dialogue form, not traditional "monologue black out, monologue black out" traditional solo theater form.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
One of the most iconic works in American theater returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other), Tony Award nominees Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along) and John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that produced some of the American Songbook's most iconic numbers and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.
Love Creek invites you to join them in celebrating Christmas American-style, and our gift to you are two plays.
The first, Where the Snowflakes Bloom, is by Love Creek founder Le Wilhelm. This is only one of Le's many holiday plays, but always especially poignant and moving. On a very cold Christmas Eve, the night watchman at a New York office building must make a choice between helping two homeless women stay warm or losing his job.
Also, we are very proud to present The Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder. Time moves by in blinks of the eyes for the Bayard family as Christmas dinners come and go and come and go for 90 years. The play ponders what lasts, what truly endures, and what is fleeting and momentary.
This award-winning, electrifying production of Anthony Burgess's controversial masterpiece has New York audiences talking. A Clockwork Orange lures them into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his band of droogs is a groundbreaking classic teeming with sexuality and "a bit of the old ultra-violence." The story feels as hauntingly relevant today as when the book was published in 1962 and when Stanley Kubrick's Oscar-nominated film caused a stir in 1971. A Clockwork Orange remains an unapologetic celebration of the human condition and individual freedoms.
Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war, and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career setback, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women, and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.
In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up questions: What truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance and educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt).
Daybreak, written by Joyce Van Dyke and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, is a world premiere play highlighting Armenian-American history. Set in three time periods, Van Dyke's drama is inspired by the true stories of two female friends who survived the Armenian genocide. Using memory, dreams, and music, Daybreak carries the story of these women into the 21st century in a celebration of the human spirit's endurance.
Michel de Montaigne once said, "To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave." This show takes Montaigne's fearless perspective into the theater. We invite the audience to journey with us on an exploration of life's ultimate reality: death. Through movement, music, text, and humor, we awaken the audience and ask them to reconsider mortality. Laugh, cry, whatever. Walk away without fear of death.
A dark soul. A dreadful menace. A deadly obsession. An epic story of the blue sea. All packed into one massive show. In a monomaniac night of Moby Dick fused with the ungodly love child of I Love Dick and Shania Twain, this show explores the steal-your-heart-drive-you-crazy-make-you-want-to-vomit kind of obsession that keeps you hunting and f**king for thousands of years. We are imagining a world — not a world without men, but a world in which we don't have to ask, "Where did they go?" Whale, shmale, Ishmael. Will we drown? Probably not. Moby Dick! Moby Dick! Moby Dick!
After a series of unfortunate events, the world has been thrown into chaos. What was once the United States is now The People's Kingdom for the Coming of Christ. Ruth, Anna, and Caleb, illicitly queer twentysomethings work in a video tape recycling center — erasing sins from another time for the Wall's surveillance cameras. One morning Anna is unexpectedly replaced by Esther, arousing fear, suspicion, and heartbreak.
Conceived, written, and directed by Murielle Borst-Tarrant [Kuna/Rappahanock Nations] Musical direction by Kevin Tarrant [Hopi/Hochunk Nations]
A Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective Project
Watch out when Indian show business meets the Doctrine of Discovery! A raucous play and political satire loosely based on Dante's Divine Comedy. A comedic Native-Aesthetic look at the marginalization of indigenous peoples and the appropriation of indigenous cultural and intellectual property. See what happens when the Indians push back.
A Dixon Place premiere you won't tell your parents about when you dress up and sneak out to see it late at night. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's Masque of the Red Death, this ensemble-created piece explores power, privilege, and unrequited love. We follow the adventures of MAN as he stumbles upon an invitation he shouldn't open, goes to a party where he doesn't belong, and experiences a night he never should have experienced. Using subculture interactions to reflect societal norms, this show reveals and destabilizes the status quo like a funhouse mirror. Drawing from the worlds of vaudeville, clowning, drag, and cult horror, we aim to entertain, unsettle, disgust, and delight.
Follies in Titus was influenced by the intrinsic confrontation with human violence that Titus Andronicus evokes in both its audience and its interpreters. This 16th-century tragedy, Shakespeare's first and bloodiest, is the fictional story of Titus, a general during the late Roman Empire who engages in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. Titus's murder of Tamora's eldest son in a ritual of war leads to the rape and mutilation of his own daughter, Lavinia. As his revenge, Titus murders Tamora's remaining sons, bakes them into pie, and serves them to her at a feast. Through a careful exploration of the pathological and psychotic behavior of the protagonists of the play, director Dario D'Ambrosi and his collaborators reduce the original text to its essential elements, giving space to the creativity of its actors, who retell the play in a fantastical narration through the eyes of psychiatric patients.
This play is a bittersweet comedy about two brothers growing up in the Bronx, their coming of age marked by the untimely death of their father. One actor plays both parts. The play is filled with the hearty characters, flavors, and textures of the Bronx in the 1970s and displays a witty understanding of life.
Johnny and Cisco are two brothers six years apart in age and miles apart in sensibility. Johnny, the rough and rugged older brother who spent most of his life trying to toughen Cisco up, finds himself drowning in a pool of guilt, emotionally claiming responsibility for Cisco's death. Cisco, the needy, innocent free spirit with a flair for the outrageous, shares his unusual wit and wisdom with Johnny about days past through a set of diaries he leaves behind. The result is a warm, affectionate, and hilarious love letter from one brother to another.
SITI Company, the internationally acclaimed ensemble theater cofounded by famed American director Anne Bogart, showcases Yukio Mishima's mysterious and poetic play Hanjo, directed by SITI co-artistic director Leon Ingulsrud. Hanjo is a timeless tale of love, loneliness, and betrayal in which a young woman's endless waiting for her lover transports her into a state of insanity. Ingulsrud's direction unveils Mishima's story as a bilingual triptych in which the actors rotate through each character role. This brings Noh theater's elegance, expressiveness, and economy together with techniques of contemporary theater, shedding light on identity, gender, language, and ultimately the art of acting.
Set in Montezuma, Georgia, and New York City in 1941, this new work by Adrienne Kennedy — a multi-Obie Award winner and one of America's greatest living dramatists — is a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love. The action, driven by lyrical parallel monologues and a chilling tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe, and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime.
It's beginning to look a lot like a romantic holiday for a new couple. This season is meant for magical memories and the couple sets out in pursuit of making their first holiday historically special. NYC has a way of changing your plans, and soon they are facing obstacle after obstacle: decorating each other's apartment without permission; dealing with different careers and schedules; or incorrectly answering the question, "Will you move in with me?" Are these events signs to give up, or can they be overcome? Sure to be a favorite perennial holiday tradition, Holly will give you the warm feels and chuckles you deserve during the holidays.
A New York premiere written by Tony- and Olivier Award-winning playwright Brian Friel!
In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love. Christopher Gore, the liberal-minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at the Lodge with their "chatelaine" Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher's cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: By measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes…demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order. Set in the era of the rumblings of violence and uncertainty at the dawn of the Home Rule movement, Brian Friel explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore's experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited among the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg.
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
Swimming pools, twinkly lights, a well-stocked tiki bar, and beach balls welcome the audience to a raucous and utterly zany beach party in The Hypocrites' adaptation of Pirates of Penzance.
The entire audience joins the cast on the stage-beach, immersed in the action alongside sappy pirates, dewy-eyed damsels, bumbling bobbies, and one very stuffy major general. Directed and adapted by Sean Graney, with book by W.S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan, The Hypocrites' Pirates is a spunky model of a (post-)modern major musical.
Multi-Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theater in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, comes back to the Main Stem. Multi-Tony winner George C. Wolfe directs this strictly limited engagement.
Intimatics I-III investigates how government structures intimate interactions between individuals and among communities, and how intimate interactions might restructure government. Part I is a meditation on teaching, listening, and the ethics of witness; Part II explores the modes of resistance within an aggressively repressive structure; and Part III offers a pragmatic vision of border crossings — from outside to inside, from one year to the next, from one country to another — that asserts immigration as a central component of intimacy and the process of sharing a life.
Christmas Eve, 1946. George Bailey, the nicest guy in town, may not be around much longer. He's perched suicidally on a bridge. Enter Clarence, George's guardian angel. Clarence shows George what the town would be like if George had never been born.
The beloved Frank Capra movie about sacrifice and redemption in small-town America comes to life in this stage adaptation. Set in a radio station in the 1940s, the poignant drama features six actors portraying 25 characters.
Four flawed but likable lower-middle-class New Yorkers interact in a touching play about learning how to stay afloat in the deep water of day-to-day living. Laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons, and a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, Jack Goes Boating is a story of date panic, marital meltdown, and the prevailing grace of the human spirit. Written by Bob Glaudini, this revival marks the 10th anniversary of the play's premiere, originally produced and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at LAByrinth Theater.
This play kicks off "The Empathy Initiative," the Seeing Place's yearlong commitment to addressing oppression through the power of theater. With an emphasis on the organic, edgy American style of acting developed by the Group Theatre, TSP allows audiences to experience modern classics with a deeper understanding of how they relate to the struggles we face today. With that, tickets are as low as $15 as a part of TSP's Affordable Theater Initiative, making theater accessible for all.
The classic play The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe will be performed in a stage-reading version starring actor and opera star David Serero as Barabas. This one-night-only performance will feature Sephardic songs sung by Serero.
The evening is presented by the American Sephardi Federation.
Lady Macbeth and Her Lover, a new play by acclaimed playwright Richard Vetere (One Shot, One Kill) and directed by Michelle Bossy, runs from November 1-19 at the Directors Studio at the Directors Company.
Lady Macbeth and Her Lover tells the tale of three women whose lives are intertwined when two of them make a suicide pact, and one dies while the other goes on to live a successful life. When the daughter of the dead woman connects with the survivor, she demands that she be her literary mentor. Inspired by the lives of Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Elizabeth Bishop, Lady Macbeth and Her Lover is a psychological thriller that challenges and feeds the soul.
Direct from an award-winning run at Washington D.C.'s Capital Fringe Festival, the Wandering Theatre Company presents a bold new staging of a contemporary classic. In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and, over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews, they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.
by Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre Conceived and written by Vít Hořejš Codirected by Hořejš and Matt Cahoon
The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald revisits three 1963 national traumas: the assassinations of President Kennedy, his brother, and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Exploring the shrouded, dense cobwebs of multiple conspiracy theories that attempt to justify these senseless acts, the main protagonists inexorably approach the Grassy Knoll guided by fate as marionettes are powered by their strings.
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theater, Peter and Lucy take viewers to Narnia, where the White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face-to-face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that love is the deepest magic of all.
Note: This show is open to everyone but most suitable for ages five and up.
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville (Ghosts) reprise their roles in Sir Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of this Eugene O'Neill classic.
Luscious Lips is a one-act reality drama exploring the motivation and impact of catcalling, male privilege, and the female experience. Jo, an up and coming journalist, is on her way to work when she's catcalled. Hungry for a story, she decides catcalling will be her next subject. Jo sets out to interview this man and others to better understand why they do it. However, as boundaries are crossed, the subject gets personal, revealing new and vital perspectives beyond the intention of the initial interaction for both parties involved.
The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he descends into evil. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance are interwoven with Mary Shelley's letters and diaries, creating parallel narratives as both dramas unfold. This production features music by Bach, Liszt, and Schubert.
When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age in the MTV generation and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie's "China Girl" video. MLCG (My Little China Girl) is a high-octane solo performance that traverses Kim's experiences as a first-generation Korean-American navigating the single most tragic event in her life, the confiscation of memories, and the attempts that were made to replace them. MLCG (My Little China Girl) pairs award-winning artists Kim and director Leta Tremblay with video artists Justin West and Kevan Loney.
Mimi and Louise like Charlotte's drugs…too much. Charlotte likes her toy boy Perry…too much. Charlotte is Mimi and Louise's mother. A struggle for survival ensues in this twisted family saga.
I'm like a living comic book. I create drawings as receptacles for my anxiety; I get anxious that people won't get it, so I have to perform with the drawings to make sure my anxiety is properly represented. It's an endless cycle. And you get to watch it happen. ~ This performance features the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche intertwined with a contemporary story of first love gone awry, all written in rhyming couplets and prose. The boundaries between both stories shift and disappear, revealing striking parallels relevant to the complexities of modern relationships.
Following a critically acclaimed engagement in 2016, No-No Boy returns for a limited run that aligns with the Day of Remembrance. Set after World War Two as Japanese-Americans return to the West Coast, the play tracks draft-resister Ichiro Yamada following his release from prison. He struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his choices while other members of his community try to get back on their feet after a war that has uprooted them all. Ron Nakahara directs this drama adapted by Ken Naraski from John Okada's groundbreaking novel.
Set in South Central Los Angeles, Luis Alfaro's Oedipus El Rey is an electrifying new take on Sophocles's classic tragedy. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped — by desperation or fate, history or violence — no one man can change his story alone. Love, family, and belief collide in this chilling new play that asks, "What's fate, and what's just the system?"
Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether or not he's a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to meet her during her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that "good" versus "bad" is nothing more than a convenient illusion and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed. Neel Keller directs this taut new drama by playwright Julia Cho.
Drawing from Jungian psychology, the vernacular of country music, Wagner's concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, and the imagery of Butoh, German Expressionism, and Bauhaus, The Origin of Irrevery is a staged explanation of a psychological odyssey. It centers around SHE, a frowning misfit in a world run by THEM. SHE is surrounded by THEM: smiling, normal, and growing increasingly more uncomfortable by HER inability to smile along as well. We meet HER at the end of a silent, personal war with THEM and witness HER subconscious on the brink of confrontation. This confrontation and the eventual construction and deconstruction of The Mask, a visage developed to impress THEM and conceal HER true nature, is guided by IRREVERY.
Uma Thurman stars in The Parisian Woman, a new play written by Academy Award and Emmy nominee Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe (Uma Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage, and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher.
Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140-character tweets — especially against a rival whose time may have come. A collision of ideals within the feminist movement propels JC Lee's riveting drama from breathless start to surprising finish.
This fall, Two Headed Rep's pairing of plays find themselves in the workplace, inhabited by people who, every day, confront, consider, and carry out what's expected of them. What weighs on us when we're expected to do everything? What about when nothing is expected of us? And what do we do about the dog? Two Headed Rep asks these questions and more with their fall rep: a new adaptation of Miss Julie by Brittany Allen, Will Arbery, and Amanda Keating, and Reno & Moll, a new play written in response to Strindberg's classic by Emma Horwitz.
Right Before I Go brings to life the last words of those lost to suicide, including the heartsick, bullied, veterans, mentally ill, and the achingly lonely. This poignant, deeply moving, and surprisingly light play invokes a raw and authentic approach to storytelling in an effort to help broaden public perspective of suicide, eliminate the stigma associated with depression, and strengthen the relationship between survivors and those struggling every day.
Multi-Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House, Part 2) will star as one of history's greatest heroines in a new production of George Bernard Shaw's epic work, directed by Daniel Sullivan (The Little Foxes). Set in 15th-century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation's rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down, and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.
Nina Leeds's life crumbles when her true love is killed in World War One. Flitting from one man to the next until she settles for a life she never wanted, Nina is stalked by the fantasy of the happiness she never got to share with her late fiancé. This 1928 saga follows the lives of eight characters over the course of a half-century.
Transport Group's radical revival of Strange Interlude reunites David Greenspan, dramaturg Kristina Corcoran Williams, and director Jack Cummings III in an almost preposterous feat. The three of them present Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning nine-act, five-hour play as an uncut one-night solo performance.
In a strange relationship that lasted 14 years and was conducted exclusively through letters, Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued by doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the fear that his homosexuality would be discovered, and trapped in a marriage to a woman who was eventually committed to an insane asylum, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an "invisible angel." Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart honors their unique relationship in part through music, including the composer's Piano Trio in A minor.
A world premiere with a cast of four, The Thing With Feathers feels almost like a thriller as Scott Organ masterfully spins the tale of an underage teenager seduced by an older man on the internet. Things are not as they seem, however. This play is one of several by Organ produced by the Barrow Group Theatre Company. Others are Phoenix, Afraid. Yes. Of., The Mulligan, and The Faithful.
In Too Heavy for Your Pocket, Tennessee-born playwright Jiréh Breon Holder takes audiences back to Nashville in the summer of 1961. The Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he has to convince his loved ones — and himself — that shaping his country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own.
On the eve of the winter solstice, jaded and cynical New Yorker Jeremy Hays finds himself returning to his hometown, Piney Crest, after his beloved and wisecracking grandmother suffers a snowbound accident. There, he is reunited with the zany citizens of the Rocky Mountain town as they prepare for the annual winter fete and tree lighting ceremony, organized by none other than his former high school sweetheart, JL Montpelier. What starts out as a simple trip home becomes a heartfelt journey as Jeremy rediscovers the light of love in the darkness of winter.
A collaboration between Teatro Patologico and ZCO/DANCEPROJECT Written and directed by Dario D'Ambrosi Choreography by Zazel O'Garra
Upside Down narrates the story of a young, able-bodied woman who accidentally enters a world populated by people who dress, act, and move in the opposite way — a world that contradicts "normality." Performed by a cast of actors with disabilities, this production upends the concept of daily life, social norms, and diversity.
A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing's insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian. The play raises deep questions: What can we do to heal the world? What is the value of human connection? How can we best bridge fundamental differences? In today's political climate, Blessing's story has chilling resonance.
"Why is it still like this?" Janice sighs to Eliza. It's 1992, and Eliza is the brainy new recruit at a small-shop architecture firm. But she's struggling to get a foothold on even the lowest rung of the company ladder, and starts making moves to blow the lid off their Pandora's box of office politics and social maneuvering in this sharply hilarious black comedy. Theresa Rebeck brings her trademark blistering wit to the workplace in this darkly funny and all-too-relevant comedy of gender politics.
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
Award-winning writer Marcus Gardley's critically acclaimed play X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation lyrically explores the assassination of Malcolm X — both the story we think we know and illuminating details that have seldom been shared. Shakespeare's Julius Caesar provides a framework for Gardley to deepen our understanding of one of America's most complex, compelling historical figures, and to explore the tumultuous landscape of ideology and activism in the 1960s.
You Love That I'm NOT Your Wife tells the stories of five women and five men living in Los Angeles for 10 different reasons. But they all have one thing in common — they need love and are looking for it in all the wrong places. When impish Marie invites all her friends for dinner to meet suave Tony Ciccarelli, her new fiancé (after only a month of dating), secrets, betrayals, and, of course, impulsive sex hilariously jeopardize each and every one of their relationships. That is, until young, uncorrupted, and uninhibited Sebastian arrives — a 20-year-old boy toy who presents a voice of reason to the group of more experienced but far less self-aware group of friends. But will they listen to him?