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Embrace your past or your future will haunt you. Rainey Grander has just received news of a life changing event, and when old friendships and new relationships collide in the present day, the course of everyone's fate lies in the hands of confronting their hopes, their fears, their dreams, their secrets, and their ways of coping with their own mortality. This dramatic and sometimes humorous play centers around 6 colorful and well developed characters and their lives before and after the incident and how each is adversely effected in different ways while reflecting on their own choices.
In 1985 Belfast, fiery and profane Anne Malloy drinks and smokes her days away with her chubby curry chip-addicted best mate. When she turns to her parish priest, Father Reilly, seeking the comforts of the flesh in addition to the comforts of the soul, she discovers her troubles have just begun. A wry and bittersweet portrait of a city at war, The Belle of Belfast forces us to consider what is wrong and what is righteous.
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
1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Brutally weaving through family histories, complicated friendships, crooked politics, childhood visions, audacious hopes, eerie dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in this run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface in a primitive territory of Earth that mirrors the subliminal mind.
Butcher Holler Here We Come is immersively staged with the audience surrounding the actors and the performance is lit entirely by the headlamps on the performers heads.
A new signature solo piece by David Greenspan! Using two "lectures" and a "play" by Stein, Greenspan will explore ideas of celebrity, authenticity, outlaws, classics, self-consciousness, and writing for an audience.
An ill-timed college production of Romeo & Juliet leads to a modern-day star-crossed romance between two men whose past tragedies suddenly encroach upon the present.
An extraordinary production from Nu•anceTheatre and John DeSotelle Studio of two beautiful yet haunting one acts by Tennessee Williams. Directed by John DeSotelle & Judith Feingold.
This Property is Condemned takes place on a railroad embankment, where a young 12 year old girl, Willie (Emily DeSotelle) spends her days balancing on the tracks. Still a child, but with worldliness and knowledge beyond her years, we find her as she encounters Tom, (Alex Scully) a local boy skipping school for his own unspoken reasons.
A decade later, Talk to Me Like the Rain, and Let Me Listen... picks up 1,000 miles north in the heat-oppressed squalor of of a cramped Manhattan room shared by an unnamed man (Endsley) and woman (Such), living on a welfare check.
Direct from a sold-out showing in Brooklyn, Drama Desk Award winner Godlight Theatre Company returns to 59E59 Theaters with the New York premiere adaptation of Donn Pearce's searing novel, Cool Hand Luke, the hard-hitting story of a true original.
Under the scorching Florida sun, Boss Godfrey watches the chain gang and keeps his eye on Cool Hand Luke - war hero, trouble-maker, and inspiration to his fellow inmates - just the kind of man the Boss needs to crush. For Luke's defiance and harrowing escapes bring the hope of freedom to his fellow inmates.
This powerful, new adaptation for the stage by Emma Reeves is a raw, uncompromising tale of sticking it to "The Man."
Imagine a world without sunlight where Harry Potter, Bilbo Baggins and the cast of Dante's Inferno are real; where princes with adjectives instead of names seduce beautiful princesses; where there's just one living, breathing human being to cuddle.
Welcome to Eve's world.
Eve is a 13-year-old vampire. She has never left her room and everything she knows about anything comes from her sister Tabby and her storybook characters. Eve does everything a good little vampire girl should, including drinking her human sister's blood. But one day, Tabby tires of opening her veins and in a breath, Eve's whole world changes.
A family drama, tells the story of the disintegration of a family and a young woman's coming to terms with her abandonment as a child.
It's 1952 and Mayor "Ed" has his town (and his wife) well under control. Or does he? Under the surface of congenial post-war Americana percolate vulnerable secrets, radical idealism and age-old prejudices that threaten the orderly business of this small, interwoven community.
It's 1952 and Mayor Ed Abbott has his town (and his wife) well under control. Or does he? Under the surface of congenial post-war Americana percolate vulnerable secrets, radical idealism and age-old prejudices that threaten the orderly business of this small, interwoven community. Award-winning playwright, Josh Billig explores the private versus the public and draws parallels between zeitgeists of the mid-20th century and present day in this Brecht style drama.
Dry Powder is the viciously, deliciously funny new drama about the people molding and messing with the American economy. The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth, one of Rick's managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company's PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth's counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll. The game is on in Sarah Burgess' gripping, razor-sharp new play about the price of success and the real cost of getting the deal done. Thomas Kail directs.
Recording artist Cita Rodriguez takes the stage in this new play with music. Cita shares with the world the ups and downs of being the daughter of one of the greatest singers in the Salsa genre, Pete "EL CONDE" Rodriguez. Share her pain, share her joy and share her musical soul in this tender story that will have you laughing, crying and dancing in your seats.
This vibrant drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues, who is now working as a garbage collector in 1957 Pittsburgh. He was excluded from the major leagues in his prime, and his bitterness takes a toll on all of his relationships. This is the story of a man and his family struggling to surmount the pressures of being poor and black; and despite that circumstance, to fight for dignity and maintain a dream.
The Princess of Judea wants someone she can't have... and she'll do anything to get AHEAD of the competition!! Join Bizarre Noir for a gender-blasted twist on the classic play seen through a pair of rose-colored glasses and a glam rock-tinged score!
The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams which premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Williams himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura. In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller. It won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1945. The Glass Menagerie was Williams's first successful play; he went on to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights.
American Masterwork, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie opens the Masterworks Theater Company's Inaugural Season with the universal story of a Southern single mother striving to secure a future for her two grown children. While her cripplingly shy daughter escapes to a world of glass, her aspiring writer son dreams of a world beyond the confines of St. Louis. Any hope of salvation is pinned on the visit of a "Gentleman Caller" for the girl, but it seems he may only shatter their fragile fantasies.
Tarell Alvin McCraney, MacArthur Award-winning playwright of the acclaimed Brother/Sister Plays, returns to The Public with an astonishing, deeply moving new drama about family, acceptance and the power of faith. At the mouth of the Mississippi River, Shelah's family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof. But in this contemporary parable inspired by the Book of Job, unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah must fight to survive the rising flood of life's greatest challenges. Regular Public Theater collaborator Tina Landau directs this poetic and piercing new play.
Aaron Loeb brings a dark comic edge to this psychological suspense thriller, in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these characters must navigate the cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas to decide for themselves if everything is as it really seems.
In an old wooden house by the shore of Lake Ontario in Canada, Louis battles with his elderly father, Don, whose decline into dementia is gradually robbing him of the ability to speak.
Into their lives comes Flora, the caregiver that Louis employs to look after Don. Flora, who is of Scottish heritage, understands that the 'nonsense' that Don speaks is fragmented Gaelic, opening up an ocean of revelations and buried family history spanning the Atlantic.
In My Father's Words is a beautiful play about identity - national and personal - and language, and the utter indivisibility between the two.
Two exciting plays in one evening!
The story of Judith is one of the great tales of female heroism and sexuality that has inspired artists in nearly every generation. In Howard Barker's telling, the fatal encounter between Judith and Holofernes becomes a complex duel of seduction and deception and a compelling study of intense desire and the sometimes terrifying nature of love.
Vinegar Tom is a haunting play with seriously subversive intent – misogny, torture + songs. In a village in 17th century England, three women are threatened with death for the practice of witchcraft. Caryl Churchill's Vinegar Tom is a cabaret about hanging witches, with no witches.
The White Witch has trapped Narnia in a perpetual state of winter with no hope of Christmas. But all that changes when four siblings venture through an old wardrobe and enter this land of talking animals, charming fauns, giants and dwarves. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Aslan the Great Lion, the children courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that Love is the deepest magic of all.
A wicked prophecy sets the soldier Macbeth on a murderous path to the throne. United by love and ambition, Macbeth and his wife decide to plot, scheme, and kill their way into power – but the price of power might be more than he can afford.
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Starring David Serero as Shylock in this production presented by the American Sephardi Federation at the Center for Jewish History in New York. This Shakespeare classic will be presented in a Sephardi adaptation featuring Ladino songs and music.
The Exhibition by Thomas Gibbons
Unlike the current and known productions of The Elephant Man, The Exhibition takes a more personal look at the relationship between Sir Frederick Treves and his most famous patient, The Elephant Man "John" Merrick. This unique production is based on Sir Frederick Treves personal journal. Tormented by his inner psyche, Treves asks the question, did he really help Merrick or continue to put him on exhibition?
Flowers for Algernon
by David Rogers In 1966, author Daniel Keyes published the controversial novel Flowers for Algernon. In this one act adaptation, audiences follow Charlie Gordon, a 32 year old intellectually disabled man, the first human test subject for a surgery designed to boost his intelligence.
Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. is thrilled to announce an ambitious repertory project that will continue its commitment to presenting exciting new works, under-produced classics, and theatrical events that push the boundaries of subject matter and stagecraft.
The Roaring Girl, a Jacobean city comedy by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, is a play so shockingly modern that it remains rarely produced to this day. Its heroine, Moll Cutpurse, is a cross-dressing, ass-kicking, whip-smart joker - a wildly fun and complex female character like none you've seen before.
In Punk As Fuck, a world-premiere play by Michael K. White and Dianna Stark, youth, passion, and ideals collide on a fateful Friday night in 1991. It's the era of grunge, alt-rock, and 90s punk, and a garage band has gathered for a rehearsal that will end up taking them on an emotional roller coaster through their deepest secrets and hidden longings.
The eternal battle between the artist and the State in Howard Barker's passionate story of the Venetian painter Galactia, and her collision with the Doge of Venice.
bie Award winning ensemble Elevator Repair Service returns to The Public, home to its sold-out productions of Gatz (2010 and 2012) and Arguendo (2013), with their highly praised staging of William Faulkner's modernist masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury.
With a lush sound score, high-energy choreography and a profoundly versatile ensemble, ERS delivers a verbatim staging of the novel's opening chapter ("the Benjy chapter"), Faulkner's famous experiment with memory and language.
Serving up the tragic demise of Faulkner's Compson family with humor and pathos against a backdrop of an eerily timeless Southern living room, this ensemble of theatrical daredevils, known for their fearless commitment, breathes thrilling new life into another American literary classic.
Peter Kleinert (Berlin's Schaubuhne Theatre) directs the Irondale ensemble in a production of Bertolt Brecht's master-work Saint Joan of the Stockyards. Irondale will present this epic tale of romance between a meatpacking tycoon and a Salvation Army worker set amidst the milieu of money, high-rolling millionaires, and corporate greed.
"I want Irondale's St. Joan to come right out of Brooklyn," says director Peter Kleinert. Originally set in 1920's Chicago, Brecht's drama focuses the driving issues of the pursuit of justice in a system driven by profit, and the individual in a fight for what is good and against society. Performed at Irondale for the first time since 1993, an ensemble of actors presents this non-Aristotelian drama laced with humor and songs as part of its epic dramturgical structure.
Nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Play!
Part One: Wolf Hall
Part Two: Bring Up the Bodies
Deceit, Betrayal & Intrigue in the Court of King Henry VIII
The novels, by two-time Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, won multiple honors and became world-famous, best-selling sensations. The plays sold out at Stratford-upon-Avon and quickly transferred to London, where they received critical raves, broke box office records and triumphed as the West End's biggest hit plays.
Now the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two comes to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement! Performed in repertory, this exhilarating story of lust, power, and politics will transport audiences to the volatile court of King Henry VIII, where words cut like steel and the shadow of the Tower loomed over all. You cannot afford to miss the most thrilling theatrical event of the season, Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two.
Same day general rush will be available at the box office. Tickets will be available for $49 each, with a limit of two (2) tickets per person.