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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
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.
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.
From the people that brought you Layon Gray's acclaimed play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in its 6th year Off-Broadway, comes Kings of Harlem, Inspired the true story of the 1939 Harlem Rens Basketball Team
Layon Gray's Kings Of Harlem will have a special performance on Saturday August 1st - 4PM - at the Actors Temple Theatre In Midtown Manhattan. The play was recently selected to perform as a mainstage production at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina and also performed for the Legends of the NBA for All-Star Weekend 2015.
Layon Gray, the writer and director of the long-running Off-Broadway hit Black Angels Over Tuskegee, continues to expand African-American theatre with his latest work, Kings of Harlem. Inspired by the true story of six men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930's despite being officially accepted professionally or socially.
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.
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.
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.
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.