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Inspired by the infamous media sensation known as the "Balloon Boy," this musical imagines the answer to the timeless question: "Why did a Colorado father say his son was in a homemade weather balloon that soared across the state?" This tale of irreverent, celebrity-spoofing, sky-high hilarity looks at how far a man will go to achieve fame in a country obsessed with the spotlight, and just how bright that spotlight can be before it burns a hole in his family.
On the windswept coast of Ireland, a traveling circus troupe smuggles Jewish refugees out of Nazi Europe. Daughter of the Waves is a true untold tale of survival and hope, told with traditional Irish music, popular big band radio classics, and original indie-rock/folk songs. The heart of the show is a love story cut short by war, mirrored in a rehearsal of the Selkie myth – a magical seal who transforms for the love of a girl, and pays with his life.
Based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Day of Wrath is a musical with a sweeping romantic score about the human need for love and companionship. God's creation is not perfect; Man's creation is even more flawed. What is our responsibility for the consequences of our work and its effect on humanity? What is Victor Frankenstein's responsibility to his creation, itself a living, feeling, and thinking being?
In this sweeping historical fiction, Joseph Cohen is a Jewish-German boxer whose ambition is to win the Berlin Olympics of 1936. His dreams are thwarted by the Nazi regime, and Joseph's fight for the gold becomes the battle for his family, identity, and country. Left with nothing, Joseph must reinvent himself in a new land. The Gold is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the journey of self-discovery that each of us takes as we search for purpose in our lives.
Unlucky in love twenty-somethings conclude the solution to their relationship problems is to stay single, as they mingle through the bars of Wrigleyville. "The Guide to Being Single," a new book from an anonymous author, gives you twenty-five simple rules for screwing without getting screwed: You never call or text. You always go to their place. And most importantly, you never break the rules. But what if the fun of rules is breaking them?
Carol Burnett and Sundance Institute Theatre Program Artistic Director Philip Himberg will introduce this special anniversary concert reading of the Broadway production of Burnett's autobiographical play Hollywood Arms. Written with her daughter Carrie Hamilton and based on Burnett's bestselling memoir, the play tells the story of three generations of fiercely-determined women living on welfare in a one-room Hollywood apartment. Directed by Broadway veteran and Sundance Institute alum Mark Brokaw, the recipient of Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards, the reading stars Tony winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy, It Shoulda Been You), 2014 Tony nominee Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) and Michele Pawk (Hairspray, Cabaret, Mamma Mia!) in her Tony-winning role.
Robert, a classically trained dancer, dreams of becoming a famous rap star. After suffering a humiliating defeat at a leading open mic competition, Robert struggles to redeem himself in the eyes of his community. He falls hard for a girl named Stacy but his family's prejudices threaten to tear them apart. Can Robert overcome his fears and troubled home life to achieve his hip hop dreams? It's a journey of swagger, struggle, and self love that we all must travel. Do you have what it takes to be iLLA?
Into The Sun<b/> follows the saga of three young English friends who go off to the trenches of World War I. It's the story of the soldiers, their families, and their lovers – and of the way war changes each person and a generation. The show is loosely based on the lives of the British War Poets and the lyrics of some of the songs come from poems by Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and others. Into The Sun includes a score that blends the styles of pop, rock, and contemporary folk.
Open Bar Theatricals will present a reading of Journeymen and Womyn (with a "y"), by Mike Wirsch, as part of the 2015 First Round Fellowship, a new program for young or established writers and developmental works.
Mike Wirsch's new play is both absurdist and darkly comedic. Set within the realm of a fringe suicide cult, Journeymen… focuses on issues of faith, death, STD's, and permanent erections as the citizens of a post-apocalyptic community explore love, loss and the meaning of life.
Following the performance, there will be a talkback with the playwright and cast, as well as an open bar reception. Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
PROGRAM A - July 10th
Full Length Play:
A Perfect Robot by Sarah Saltwick, directed by Jesse Kane-Hartnett Ten Minute Plays:
Ghost Hypothesis by Maximillian Gill, directed by Kelly Johnston
Mars One Project by Jennifer Roberts, directed by Laura Hirschberg
Ruby, Now and Again by Anne Maria Wynter, directed by Matt Barbot
Blueberries Weep by David L. Williams, directed by Suzanne Agins
PROGRAM B - July 11th
Full Length Play:
Still Quiet by Emily Dendinger, directed by Ariel Francoeur
Ten Minute Plays:
Boldly Go by Matt Barbot, directed by Laura Hirschberg
Jesus Saves by Eoin Carney directed by Matt Barbot
The Offer by Bella Poynton, directed by Ariel Francoeur
Searching by Owen Panettieri directed by Kelly Johnston
Man and Superman is a comedy of hellish proportions. Jack, a confirmed bachelor, is determined to keep clear of Ann's matrimonial designs on him. He flees across continents and even, in the dream act of Don Juan in Hell, to Hades for a chat with the Devil and back again to avoid entrapment. But, finally, her intelligent will is too much for him. This highly entertaining and incendiary play will be performed complete, though in a trimmed version created by David Staller.
Starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck; Lincoln) and directed by Derek Goldman, the play recounts the astonishing and largely unknown story of Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski. It is presented in partnership with The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University and Bisno Productions.
Karski's determination to report on the extermination of Jews in his native Poland led him on a dangerous mission to alert America and Great Britain about the horrors of the Holocaust. A rousing adventure story with elements of a spy thriller, Karski's journey is an inspiring story of extraordinary heroism and courage.
Memories fade, days disappear, and dreams get shelved. But none of that matters…if you have the right storyteller. Hours before her move to a senior home, Maggie's grandson conducts her on one last fantastical journey through the stories of her own life. Brimming with humor, heart, and soaring melodies, Rails is at once a sweeping tale of four generations of an American family, and an intimate portrait of two people trying to remember who they are.
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Soaring melodies weave this story of star-crossed lovers, betrayal, guilt, and the search for redemption. Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Michelle Horgen's Scarlet retells the classic story through the eyes of the lovers and their child. Lauded for music and book alike at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse's 2014 Festival "The PiTCH," Scarlet is a timeless story of the search for meaning in a complicated world, and the unquenchable human capacity to love.
Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets is a new musical that will delight children of all ages. In this jazz-infused show, Windywoo is devastated to learn that her beloved apartment building is being sold to a real estate developer. Their neighborhood is changing fast, and the building owner wants them out! But where will they go? With the Big Apple as their background, Windywoo and her Pets learn that change is inevitable, but against all odds they band together to stand up for themselves, their home, and what's really important. Directed by Jonathan Cerullo & Produced by Seaview Productions.