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Two college students let their obsession with American Psycho and Patrick Bateman lead them down a rabbit hole of destructive and violent behavior. "Chilling, dark, bitingly funny with humor that is as black as the atmosphere." – The Happiest Medium
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.
Leslie wants to "fuck up your chakras;" and the overworked single mom takes Dr. Spock's ghost as her personal guru. With sexy magical-realism Leslie gives birth to her power, sometimes lover Wyatt howls with Cerberus, and baby Jack - talks.
Through storytelling and re-enactment, Beth shares her uncommonly honest coming of age story. From being a chubby girl with birthmarks in Erie, PA where she gets her ideas about love from watching movies and television, to New York City where her dreams come true and then are shattered, her story unfolds through the use of comedy and the ritual of making up a bed. A funny, poignant and uplifting celebration of love, life, death and ongoing resurrection.
An actress answers a notice and encounters a highly acclaimed director. Wits and instincts collide as she maneuvers through the web of his artistic process. A fast paced comedy with a dark underbelly.
Follow a lovelorn ornithologist named Archie as he uses bird behavior to deconstruct his ill-fated romance with Emma, a struggling artist. Zoology intertwines with memories of summer love in this heartfelt rom-com about knowing when to fly away.
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
Previously presented in Las Vegas, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago, this dramatic one-woman biographical theater piece by Melissa Ritz (including 17 hits from the Swing era), tells the true heart-wrenching story of Ina Ray Hutton, an underrated and often overlooked female pioneer in the Big Band era, who struggled to climb the entertainment ladder under the scrutiny of both male chauvinism and racism. Hutton is long rumored to have been purposefully passing for Caucasian in order to bypass hurdles that would have come about if her African-American heritage had been discovered. Ritz undertook years of intense research of Hutton's 30-year career to create Bombshell of Rhythm, including news archives, genealogy records, and interviews with those who worked with Hutton and many of her relatives.
Variety says: "Rebecca Gilman offers up a tale of Gotham singledom you won't be seeing any time soon on Sex and the City. A disturbing chiller about a woman whose life of accomplishment is quickly destroyed by a disturbed admirer, the play works powerfully at its most basic level..." Named 'Play of the Year' by Time Magazine.
Playing in rotating repertory with Boys' Life, the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by Howard Korder.
"Woman is no better than an animal. Parasite and predator, she is Eve: born of Adam's rib, or she is Delilah, Jezebel, Yoko: pirating our strength, perverting our faith, and breaking up the fucking Beatles."
A Pulitzer Prize nominee for Drama. A bitingly funny postmodern comedy of manners, which follows the fortunes of a group of urban male "yuppies" as they attempt to come to terms with life. Moving along briskly, with its mood of satirical humor brilliantly sustained, the play dissects and anatomizes the male narcissism--and protracted adolescence--which characterizes its protagonists and, in the end, makes it hilariously clear that it is actually the women who possess the qualities of "manhood" and maturity which their deluded lovers so desperately lay claim to.
Playing in rotating repertory with Boy Gets Girl, the searing and bitingly witty drama by Rebecca Gilman.
The Broken Record examines the violence between black youth and police officers in the United States, exposing the fury, helplessness, and grief we feel watching these stories play on repeat, and asking: how can these fatal encounters be stopped?
A comic/tragic tale about a blues guitarist, Dugan McBane, who gets taken hostage by his former lover Anya Magnifico, a crossword puzzle-obsessed punk rock princess who's aided by her henchman Milo. His release hinges on one thing: A sincere apology.
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.
In 1992 Los Angeles, on a hot April evening, within days of the Rodney King riots, five year old Kea Charmichael's sudden disappearance sends her multi-racial family into a rapidly declining tailspin.
On the eve of the Perseids meteor shower, an estranged husband and wife reunite in the Hudson Valley woods. Camping at the foundation of a crumbling homestead, they summon ghosts of their troubled past.
Run like a razor blade through this show! This fresh take on Woyzeck has you determine the scene order. Cut up the storyline as murderous lovers become overwhelmed by passion and madness in a swirl of non-stop non-linear action.
Two newlyweds wish to live for the future, but must face the shadows of their past. They are confronted by an irresistible woman who could save or destroy them. Set in 18th century Prussia during the height of its splendor.
One man leads you through the journey of being the ears for his family. As son and interpreter for his Deaf parents, Tim struggles to find where he belongs between the Deaf and hearing worlds.
All performances will be ASL interpreted.
Come Back Up is a fearless play, touching on sensitive and powerful topics. The focal character, Buddy, is an intellectually disabled black boy who wants to get help his sister transition from purgatory to heaven. She died 11 years ago, and as her spirit resurfaces more strongly, Buddy's mother struggles to face the ghosts of her past, both physical and metaphorical. When Buddy is implicated in a tragic crime, his disability and race cloud public perceptions, and with the walls closing in, forgiveness starts to feel like a foreign word.
When Connor commits suicide, his friends are left grasping the shards of his life. From the team behind the sold-out hit Chemistry, winner of the 2014 FringeNYC Excellence in Playwriting Award, Coping is a hilariously dark comedy about surviving loss.
Dead End is a two act stage play that takes place in post-apocalyptic America. A deadly virus spreads faster than mankind can contain it and quickly decimates a bulk of the world's population in less than two months. Nearly a year later, the world has changed as survivors do their best to cope with the "new world" they live in. The play focuses on two groups of survivors who try against all odds to find some safe haven in a dangerous new world.
No one quite knows why the restaurant is empty on this bleak September afternoon. Sure, the neon sign is busted, and the staff might smoke and swear too much... but maybe the rumors of the busboy's killing spree are true.
Glenn Milstead skyrocketed to stardom as drag queen Divine in John Waters' cult films. Alone, on the night of his untimely death, the quiet man behind the mascara struggles with his inner demons and his larger-than-life creation, Divine.
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.
EagerReads is a New Play Development Effort by EagerRisk Theater to support and gain exposure for new, eager, and risky playwrights, showcasing work in an inviting and professional atmosphere. Bi-weekly staged readings on Tuesday at John DeSotelle Studio's Nu.Box unless otherwise stated.
Eyes Blind by Dylan Rae Brown - August 18th
If All Mountains were Molehills by Annie R. Such - September 1st
Mountain King, Rose Queen by Michael Aguirre - September 15th
Down Goes the Queen of Virginia by Annie R. Such - September 29th
Sorrow's End by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer - October 13th
East in Red by Ryan Sprague - October 27th
Mad Blood and Other Beauties by Jason Rosenberg - November 10th
Tribunal by Mark Kessler - November 24th
Evergreed by Jacob Bremkamp - December 8th
The Last Rightboy by Seamus Lucason - December 22nd
Prodigal son Marty Edgett returns home on the eve of his wedding only to discover that his microbiologist father has a horrifying "gift" for him. Shades of Twilight Zone color this "dire comedy" about personal responsibility and broken family ties.
Inspired by the true story an undocumented Mexican immigrant woman who refused to be deported and separated from her US Citizen son, this play sheds light on the plight of millions of immigrants crossing the border.
In this gay space play, two astronauts struggle with their sexual identities inside a small Apollo style space capsule. Can the relationship between these two heroic figures survive after their workplace fling is accidentally exposed on national television?
An online world of epic fantasy battles helps four gamers escape their bleak realities. But when EverScape offers them a chance to win jobs as game developers, lines get crossed between what's more real: the game or their lives?
What's harder: Changing your sex, or changing your mind? Exact Change is a witty and poignant one-woman tour-de-force about Christine Howey's transgender journey. Humorous and inspiring, it's a story about championing your identity and finding your voice.
Old photos. New cars. Love. Family. Murder. A decades old accident has been shrouded in secrets and lies. When the truth begins to surface, only a desperate act can bury it again. Who dug up the past?
Father Kennedy is a comedy that follows a small town priest on an epic quest to sabotage his sister's engagement. When Father Kennedy discovers his sister Rose plans to wed the church gravedigger Ramsey, the priest sets out to destroy their relationship by framing her fiancé for infidelity. Along his journey, Father Kennedy confronts a former flame, enlists the help of a lascivious lingerie saleswoman, and plays Battleship in a confessional with a fellow priest. At the conclusion of the play, Father Kennedy is left profoundly changed by his experience, as he discovers more about himself, and those around him, than he could ever have imaged.
Al Marshall considers himself well-adjusted. But when Al must look after his aging father and teenage son, he begins to lose his grip on reality. How do you move forward while you'r being pulled into the past?
They meet for sex, and talk about love, neither knowing what it is, or how to get it, or why it seems so important, but only that they can't stop talking.
Abuse of power. Oppression of women. Rebellion. Sacrifice. Love. What does it take to start a revolution? It takes a village. Witness the uprising of 15th Century Spain's 99%. Based on historical events and presented by graduates of LAMDA.
Meet Lisa: our intrepid American. Meet Dave: he's black, beautiful, British. They travel the world, joined by Irish Hippies & sex-mad Londoners. But Lisa becomes pregnant, jeopardizing their dreams of backpacking together forever. What must you sacrifice to be happy?
When a popular conservative talk show host inadvertently insults a young homosexual guest on air, she and her producer are forced to confront an uncomfortable Hollywood double standard, as well as each other.
A young man, along with his emotionally destructive family and an angel hellbent on revenge, commits a series of increasingly violent crimes. Can they shatter the status quo, or are they doomed to be victims of a broken system?
Elizabeth and Celia, two graduates from Bellevue nursing school in NYC, are among the first batch of American nurses to arrive at Evac 5, in Paris. When they return from the realities of war, the roaring twenties is in full swing.
A new musical that amplifies the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Trapped in a castle under siege, characters dive into musical madness through soaring hip-hop ballads, weaving The Bard's verse with the lyricism of a new age.
Diana and Ophelia's relationship is based on small things: days, phrases, and little looks. But it is all of those small things that create a big thing: Love. When Tragedy strikes, Ophelia seeks comfort in silence, and Diana seeks comfort in Troy.
Kelly K. Kelly craves a normal life. Instead, she's trapped in a world cluttered with Disney decor, pet ashes, Beatles' lyrics and one f**king crazy family. A hit at KC Fringe 2014. "A must see," Steve Wilson, Broadway World, 2014.
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.
What do Jell-O shots, slave labor, butterfly tattoos, Krishna and Afghanistan have in common? Five New York City community college students from diverse ethnic backgrounds tell their harrowing yet inspirational stories in an intimate setting.
When Eleanor Roosevelt became First Lady in 1933, she had a lesbian lover -- Lorena Hickok, a famous journalist. 2336 letters, from Eleanor to Hick, document their relationship. It changed both their lives. "A compelling one-woman show." SF Examiner. "Brilliant." SF Guardian
Kiss her, poorly. Take him home anyway. Set boundaries. Share secrets. Meet her dad, blow it. Fall in love casually, strangely, effortlessly. Negotiate monogamy. Survive IKEA. Make a life together. Fall apart as easily as you came together. Now what?
Nora's life in New York is in a steady decline. At work, in her small Brooklyn apartment, and back at home, everything is falling apart before her eyes. And Lena Dunham won't stop mocking her.
Haunted by Hamlet's dying request, "in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain to tell my story," Horatio launches upon a quixotic quest to obey his dearly departed prince by putting on a 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.
A woman meets a man in a secluded cabin.They live together, for a while, and discuss what it means to know your past and understand who you are.
Cleaning out his attic, a man recounts his first love—but the path is filled with rivals, exes, rap battles, and Michael McDonald. An ensemble narrative, Jericho explores the nature of nostalgia and the wounds that keep us looking back.
Set during the run-up to marriage equality in Hawai'i, Joker explores love, loss and the power of our promises. Joe's past threatens to unravel his life with his wife and stepson. Will he reveal the powerful secret behind his choices?
During the heated Cuban revolution of the 1960's, two young men find friendship in a UMAP Prison camp. Tough choices are challenged by sex, faith, and culture. Dreams and nightmares come alive in a play with music, dance, and passion.
Director Chris Rivera (Romeo & Juliet) brings audiences to an apocalyptic Rome. The last glimmer of civilization surrounded by a world in ruin. A city where citizens starve and senators serve as assassins. Where tyrants rule with an iron fist, and are repaid by the grace of a friendly knife. Watch as honorable men become the very thing they set out to stop, while a few carefully chosen words let slip the dogs of war.
July 5, 2011, five college kids are partying at a beach house. Jack has received a grant to define his generation, Guthrie is snorting adderall and bringing every lamp into the living room, letters are written, a pact is made.
A Man, a Woman a Rope--Knots is a twisted Freudian fable, a dark romance, about the desire to be bound and the fear of being tied down. . . forever.
Lovers Corrine and Hope make a suicide pact. One poet lives and one wins the Pulitzer, posthumously. Years later, the dead woman's daughter knocks on Corrine's door demanding she be her literary mentor. World premiere from acclaimed playwright Richard Vetere.
Welcome to a world where new connections are forged in seconds. But can we overcome old wounds before the bell rings? Love, sex, betrayal, new beginnings. A disparate group of misfits struggle to emerge from the wreckage of their lives.
Some words can only be defined by a moment. How many moments are lost in translation? 98 years, 14 languages, 7 moments, ONE. LAST. NIGHT.
A man in the middle of a bank robbery, and a woman lost in the middle of nowhere. That's only the beginning as two once-lovers realize that the most important thing they've ever had, and lost, was each other.
Fresh out of college, a young poet seeks her voice and place in New York City. Taunted by a Greek chorus of blue collar workers, she grapples with her role in gentrification, the oppression of homelessness, and a budding romance.
Madness. Betrayal. Murder. The assassination of President Lincoln triggered a plethora of tragedies. Mary Todd, her modiste Elizabeth Keckley, Major Rathbone, his wife Clara, Mary Surratt, and J. W. Booth are victimized by their memories in this psychological thriller.
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.
FringeNYC Alums/Excellence Winners and "Canada's Hottest Young Playwright" (National Post, Globe & Mail, Now Magazine) present a wryly comic thriller about adopted siblings - one perfectly normal, the other deeply disturbed … "Witty, smart and insidious. Suburban horror brilliantly rendered." (Globe & Mail)
Haunted by ghosts of love and crimes, six people are woven into surprising intimacies by the great serpent of Time. A contemporary drama that pays homage to the works of Albee, O'Neil and Chekhov.
Spring of 2014, Wisconsin. A basement. Two young girls threaten the life of a friend in order to prove themselves to Slenderman. Before that, Chekhov created Masha and Natasha. Where'd the time go?
A woman chooses to live exclusively in her boyfriend's bathroom. Their otherwise "normal" relationship is thriving until someone else enters the scene. Inspired by true events, Maybe Tomorrow is a tragicomical, meta-theatrical experience about love, fame, and a toilet.
Two short plays about Mozart by Alexander Pushkin, taken from his Little Tragedies.
Mozart and Salieri, conceived the year after Salieri's death in 1836, dramatizes the theory that the older composer poisoned Mozart out of jealousy.
The Stone Guest is Pushkin's re-telling of the plot of Mozart's Don Giovanni, with a number of changes.
An extraordinary encounter between two icons of Contemporary Art, Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo and American Poet Sylvia Plath, in which they share the most intimate and passionate moments of their lives.
The raw story of an aging sex trade worker (Tee) and her ex-lover (Tom) getting kicked out of their fave bar. Hamilton is a small city just outside of Toronto — analogous to Queens. Who wins — real people or gentrification?
A decaying marriage fights to survive as a zombie pandemic quietly infects the couple's insular world. Cross-cutting between two distant but parallel nights, Mia and Marshall must confront the most intimate and difficult choices of their lives.
A Children's Nightmare in gleeful, physical verse. Intruders stalk the darkness round a family's lonesome hut. Two innocent siblings must save their parents from a horrid killer's knife. Medieval German fairground Kabuki. "The steel is hard, the flesh is soft!"
Jackson Pollock's widow, Lee Krasner, was a brilliant artist forgotten by time. This bio-drama reimagines the tragic, bourbon-fueled love story that tore apart the 1950s art world, leaving her alone with her work and her ghosts.
Ingmar Bergman's Nora, a brilliant distillation of Ibsen's masterpiece, A Doll's House, is a riveting tale of a seemingly conventional woman, struggling and then coming to terms with her life as a doll-wife in a traditional marriage. Out of the shadows of deceit, blackmail, and betrayal, Nora rises to a new consciousness of herself as a woman in a man's world. Through the microcosm of Nora's "doll house" marriage, both Bergman and Ibsen pose crucial questions about the role of gender in modern society.
He called her Sophia; she called herself "Whore". She knew she'd wreak havoc when she left. Now Gregg, abandoned, can only honor her self-serving legacy; and is consequently having a vaguely schizophrenic break. Friendship - a deceptively cheerful word, isn't it?
Upon returning to Colorado, the familiarities of Mark's hometown dissolve, giving way to the tangled web of his unraveling imagination.
Wynnie from West Texas has an I.Q. below 70. On her 18th birthday, her mother drops dead on the kitchen floor. The probate court evaluates Wynnie as she searches for independence and love while escaping into a 1940's Hollywood dreamscape.
Heartbreaking. Messy. Funny. The stories of Out of Silence puts real-life stories at the center of a new dialogue about abortion, one steeped in empathy and demonstrative of the importance abortion care has played in the lives of so many.
Come by a fly on the wall in Margo's first sex therapy practice. She guides her clients through the ups and downs of their sexual disorders (pun intended) while learning about her own sexuality with her new beau.
Theresa, abandoned by her father on a frozen lake 40 years ago, had a daughter via artificial insemination. Tonight, her father tries to reconnect and her daughter arrives with the professor who got her pregnant. No secrets are safe forever.
Canadian food photographer Silvia and American Amber get engaged, so Silvia can stay in America. When they receive the Petition for an Alien Fiance, they invent the fabulous history of their relationship, rather than confront the tough realities.
A unique action-packed superhero tale seen through the eyes of a sassy cosmetologist, as she expresses her outrageous views on her boyfriend's "night job", his sidekick dog, bodily functions, and the city's devastating lack of caffeine thanks to The Decafinator!
In this modern American thriller, loyalty is tested as the FBI tries to uncover the source of a deadly explosion at a major pharmaceutical company in New York City.
With only one witness to help the FBI piece together what happened, the investigation becomes a game of deceit, lies, coercion - and death.
Set in 1845 in St. Petersburg, Russia Poor People tells the story of a platonic relationship between an older clerk, Makar, and a young seamstress, Varvara. Varvara flees her abuser to live with an elderly woman and befriends Makar, who lives in the corner of a kitchen. Through letters, their friendship blooms. Until an unwanted suitor arrives. Can love triumph?
Through theatrical imagery, Poor People provides a deliberate commentary on NYC urban life of the 21st Century. The play reflects the challenges of the economic disparity of our time and raises the following questions: To what extent does our environment define us? How does poverty affect us? Poor People stays true to Dostoyevsky's world, celebrates the resilience and beauty of the human spirit in dark circumstances, and is an innovative blend of physical theatre and scripted text.
Studs Terkel meets Beckett as a man and a woman take the stage with only two chairs and conjure characters from displaced auto workers to twenty-somethings on a bender. Men and women untying knots. Pointed snapshots of America today.
Two strangers start a contentious conversation while waiting for a tribute to a dead poet. When joined by a Nobel Prize-winning author and his current trophy wife, the revelations multiply. The play ends and then...it begins again. Or does it?
Explore the eternal battle between the artist and the State in Howard Barker's Scenes From an Execution, passionate story of the Venetian painter Galactia, and her collision with the Doge of Venice.
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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.
Witness Denny and Daisy's love story. Experience their humorous and touching journey as their most intense and intimate life moments play out in front of you. "Love is laughter, heartbreak and everything in-between - but it is never random."
It might just be the apocalypse. Without technology to answer their questions, Ann and Jon embark on a drunken night of delusions and confessions while ghosts of relationships past and future arrive looking for answers.
Inspired by national debate about the entertainment value of violence in sports. Ryan's sole ambition is to be an NFL quarterback. A weekend at his best friends' lake house unearths the price of living out his dream.
From acclaimed storyteller Lisa Lewis comes Schooled, a fiercely funny and gripping new play about privilege, ambition, and the lengths we'll go to succeed. Two students and their professor find themselves in a taut threesome that tests their relationship and their ethics.
Bolstered by kufta and string cheese, Lousine yearns to bring the injustice inflicted on her ancestors to light. Can this meek gay Armenian stand up for herself and recount her great-grandfather Georgi's remarkable story of survival during the Armenian Genocide?
An intense drama filled dramedy about Family, Love, Hate and Forgiveness. Focusing on three sisters who have to fight and argue to realize how much they love each other above anything else.
Solitaire follows the lives of Jordan and Christy who each live with depression and how it affects their lives as well as those who love them. While living in darkness, Solitaire also offers suggestion for finding the light at the end of the tunnel.
A devised work, Solitaire explores depression through the metaphor of the classic card game Solitaire. Using the devising method by Justin M. Schlabach, the story is created organically through collaboration between the cast and director without a script. The process begins with the artists bringing source material that inspire them regarding the premise as well as personal experiences. Using improvisation exercises, the director draws out theatrical ways to present the source material and research.
The Trevor Project will be given 20% of ticket sales as a donation. (Justin M. Schlabach and Solitaire: An Original Play are not affiliated with The Trevor Project)
Famed pitcher Rube Waddell has one last shot to make a big comeback, so he hires the Reptile Girl from the circus to keep him company -- and sober. This heartbreaking play explores their long night of broken promises, secrets, and past regrets.
Forced to share a bleak cell, racial tensions rise between two killers, Ezra and Aiden. In this two-man thriller, principal characters from their pasts snap to life, setting off a chilling quest for redemption before a lethal injection deadline.
A group of friends attempt their first grown-up dinner party. But as the night gets longer, and the drinks pile up, the party dissolves into childish chaos. A sharp, fast-paced satire about creating your future, and leaving the past behind.
The Stella dives into the cutthroat, venomous and often hilarious world of personal injury law. Newly-minted lawyer Jason tries to keep his head above water while his sadistic boss and a ludicrous case try and drag him under.
A charismatic dance theatre piece scored with original music that explores love, loss and memory. Inspired by the still life form, it's a funny yet considered look at how we construct — and paint over — the moments that comprise romantic relationships.
Lights! Cameras! Hostages! A botched bank robbery in Muncie, Indiana quickly unravels, exposing America's media circus and our obsession with spectacle. Police brutality, LGBT rights, racism, and social media are explored in this immersive reimagining of Dog Day Afternoon.
Grab a plate and sharpen your knives for an unforgettable Thanksgiving at The Ryans, where family battles are as bitter as the cranberry sauce and the secrets more delicious than the stuffing. "One of the year's best new plays." –NewYorkTheatre.com
Anniston, Alabama. 1961. Deep in the South, two girlhood friends - one black, one white - unite when integration is met with opposition during a violent bus-burning riot that mutilates the idea of what it means to be family.
Shakespeare's bloody masterpiece! Join Hudson Warehouse on at the Saint and Soldier's Monument in Riverside Park for Shakespeare's tale of revenge.
Due to the violent nature of the plot of Shakespeare's TITUS, and because of the graphic content of this production we strongly advise that children under 14 NOT attend this play.
After years of heartbreaking infertility Liz and John unexpectedly become pregnant. Joy and honesty are quickly replaced by despair and deceit when important moral issues and dark family secrets threaten their marriage.
What are ten things you hate about your body? What's one you like? An unlikely diagnosis takes Jessie on a journey exploring body image and chronic illness that questions what society tells us is healthy, and what healthy really means.
A husband is cheating on his dying wife. After she returns from the hospital, the affair comes out into the open, and she promises him an easy separation if she can meet this lover herself, just once.
The 1970's are tough for Emily. Since moving to California, her parents have embraced an open marriage, her only friend digs drugs and sex, and her boyfriend is way too old. A play about growing up in the Me Decade.
Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller's tragic masterpiece.
Waiting for AAA is an all-female comedy inspired by Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The play explores friendship, empowerment, and what it means to face the unknown.
A Man climbs a tree to win a princess. Instead he finds eighteen. Based on a Slovenian fairy tale, The Weird Tree is a spiritual journey where making sense of the world means figuring out the self first.
Millie, a cantankerous old woman with a love for Elvis and extreme couponing, wins the Jolly Green Giant Sweepstakes. Her grown children conspire to kill her before she spends the prize money, and their inheritance, on the "Graceland Rental Package."
A rekindled romance in Paris (after 30 years), between a female radiologist (poised to address an international medical conference), and a swashbuckling high value target who leads African pirates who hijack oil tankers.
Young Roald Dahl, years before he became a famous children's author, comes to Washington during WW2 as a spy for the Royal Air Force and carries out an affair with an older Congresswoman. These things actually happened in real life.