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Set ten years later, 91-year-old grandmother Vera Joseph takes center stage when, after a tragic loss on a cross country bike trip, her 21-year-old grandson Leo shows up at her apartment. As a one-night stopover turns into an extended stay, these unlikely roommates frustrate, bewilder, and—eventually—connect with each other. In ways funny, raw, and heart-wrenching, grandmother and grandson find the common identity each needs to move forward.
Pirandello's brilliant comedy sparkles in a Mad Men era Italian village where scandal is on the tip of everyone's tongue.
October 9 - November 9, 2014
by Luigi Pirandello
a new adaptation by Martin Sherman
directed by Allison Arkell Stockman
A wildfire of gossip and speculation breaks out when Signor Ponza and his wife move to town and shockingly take up residence in a separate house from his mother-in-law. With no regard for privacy, the community of this Italian village decides they absolutely must get the inside scoop. What these snoops discover sends them spinning - tales of love-induced trips to the madhouse, secret letters delivered by a bucket on a rope and pulley, and a case of mistaken identity that has been maintained for years.
Previews October 9 - 11
$15 in advance or Pay-What-You-Can at the door
Run Time: 2:15
Recommended for Ages 12+
Emma Joseph is young, ambitious, talented, and about to put the ideals of her politically leftist, New York family into action. But a long-buried secret about her much-loved blacklisted grandfather threatens her work and throws her principles—and loyalties—into question. As the family, including grandmother Vera, wrestle with their legacy, Emma must chart her own course forward.
Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot-long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.
The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a family heirloom. In one corner is self-proclaimed "Superjew" Daphna: volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other, Liam: secular, entitled, and just as stubborn. And in the middle, Liam's brother Jonah tries to stay out of the fray and honor his grandfather's memory on his own. A savage comedy about family, faith, and identity politics.
Get your deerstalker cap on— the play's afoot! From the Tony Award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 25 characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
Following the internationally acclaimed sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, theatre legend, Oscar-recipient and five-time Tony Award® winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage this winter in her Tony Award® winning role as Madame Arcati, in Michael Blakemore's revival of Noël Coward's smash-hit comedy play, Blithe Spirit.
Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. While consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles' dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles' new wife Ruth. Now if he wants his latest marriage to stand a GHOST of a chance, he'd better conjure up a solution quickly. One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air – who will win in Coward's unworldly comedy?
Don't miss what the Daily Telegraph hails as "a comedy that startles and delights! This is a tour de force that will glow in the memory of all who see it!" Wit... Style... Laughter... Why, it's the most spirited comedy you've seen in years.
Welcome to the Jernigan Gals' Quilting Corner. Gathering at their childhood island home off the coast of Georgia, four disconnected sisters meet to create a family quilt to honor their recently deceased mother. When their reunion turns into a reading of their mother's will, everyone must grapple with a troubling inheritance. Stitched with history and ritual, laughter and tears, will their "blood quilt" bind the family together or tear them apart forever? Inaugural resident playwright Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) is once again "fearlessly redefining theater" (Washington Post) with this funny and fierce world premiere.
'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price before finding out where and who with, his journey starts. But things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted, when he's paired up with the hapless Elder Cunningham and sent to...UGANDA! The adventure unfolds as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham try to preach The Book Of Mormon to a community blighted by disease and ruled by an evil War Lord, they learn about themselves, the true meaning of friendship and what religion ultimately means to them.
Willkommen to the Kit Kat Club, the hottest nightclub in seedy, prewar Berlin; here, life is beautiful.
American writer Cliff Bradshaw travels to Berlin searching for inspiration. He finds it in English club performer Sally Bowles and they begin a torrid affair. However, outside their door, the nazis' impending rise to power heralds a brutal end to their decadent way of life.
Featuring the treasured songs "Maybe This Time," "Willkommen," "Don't Tell Mama" and the title song, Kander and Ebb's Tony Award®-winning masterpiece graces the Signature stage for the first time in twenty years.
The Steps have never needed new material… they always have an endless supply just down the road! This show always sells out when McLean gathers to find out who will be the butt of bipartisan jokes this time.
Velma Kelly is glamorous cabaret dancer and acrobat awaiting her trial for the murder of her philandering husband in Cook County Jail. Used to being the talk of the town, she is surprised on being upstaged by the new girl, chorus girl Roxie Hart, a timid but ambitious murderess who's in danger of stealing Velma's carefully cultivated limelight.
On murdering her lover, Roxie first convinces her dim-witted husband to take the fall, but when he puts two and two together, she's all on her own, until she meets charming, media savvy lawyer Billy Flynn. There's just one problem, Billy Flynn is also Velma?s lawyer. This starts a battle over the charismatic Flynn, which Velma and Roxie must go against each other to get themselves out of prison and onto the stage!
A music-filled story of masculinity, tradition, coming of age, and speaking your truth, set in the gospel choir of an elite prep school for young black men.
The fingerstyle guitar wizard showcases his gritty but gorgeous songcraft and unmatched performing chops
The Alden's Resident Contemporary Dance Company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists returns for their fourth annual season with an evening of mixed repertory featuring two world premieres. Artistic Director Morgan will premiere Inconstancy, a duet that asks if one can ever really be satisfied with what one has. Assistant Director Tiffanie Carson will make her choreographic debut with her world premiere work "Deprivation," an investigation of stimulus and lack thereof. Also on the program are two works praised by The Washington Post as "a fast-paced, kinetic charge that has emotional content, too." "In the Cold Room" is a trio for the women of CKM&A that explores reactions to light, dark, and temperature to create an abstract examination of isolation and connection. "Bruised" is a duet that explores the nature of impact in a world where one can so easily walk past, or even into, another person without ever seeing that person.
When a group of small town residents enrolled in a community center drama class begin to experiment with seemingly harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Love triangles, family troubles, and personal triumphs abound in Baker's critically acclaimed play hailed by the New York Times as "absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny."
Stirring alt-rock with impassioned vocals and atmospheric melodies have earned this band international acclaim
Nine-time Grammy Award Winner Sheryl Crow and Academy Award-winning original screenwriter Barry Levinson makes a stunning debut with the world premiere musical adaptation of the landmark movie Diner.
Christmas, Baltimore: 1959. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they're welcome back at the diner, the one place they'll always belong.
Infused with swinging 1950s rock and roll sound, three-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall joins Crow and Levinson to transform Diner's groundbreaking evocation of burgeoning adulthood and friendship for the stage.
Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. When Daisy Werthan causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffer Hoke Colburn to look after her. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills between a stubborn Jewish matriarch and a proud black man evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize- winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship.
The charismatic, but completely broke, salesman elmer Gantry stumbles upon a struggling religious tour, led by pious evangelist Sister Sharon Falconer. Falling for Falconer, Gantry joins the troupe as a preacher and, with a little showmanship and theatrics, transforms the revival into the hottest ticket in town. However, inspired by Falconer's earnestness and his reawakened spirit, Gantry inserts one spectacle too many and risks blowing up the entire operation.
Fiery and passionate, with a rich blues, folk and gospel-infused score, Elmer Gantry brings the evangelical charlatan of Sinclair Lewis's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to life in an adventurous new re-imagining.
A co-production with Marin Theatre Company
In the days before one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history, heavyweight champ Muhammed Ali forms an unlikely friendship with controversial Hollywood star Stepin Fetchit. This true story explores the improbable bond that forms between these drastically different, influential cultural icons - one vibrant and audacious youth, the other a resentful, almost forgotten relic - as they fight to shape their legacies amidst the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Derrick Sanders (The Raisin Cycle at CenterStage) directs Will Power's absorbing, poetic and humorous exploration of the true meaning of strength, resilience, and pride.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American classic! More than just a poor milkman, Tevye is a humble Jewish father who finds his devotion to God severely tested by his headstrong daughters who want to be their own matchmakers and the increasingly ruthless government forcing him from his land. With a jubilant and masterful score including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Tradition," Fiddler on the Roof is a celebration of family, community and life's unexpected miracles, large and small.
Need to chase the blues away? Pull up a seat at the Funky Butt Club to celebrate the fresh, feel-good music of "The King of the Jukebox" Louis Jordan. Suffering from a severe case of the blues, a young man gets the surprise of his life when "the greatest band around" pops out of his radio to cure what ails him. With joyful swing and bouncing be-bop tunes like "Let the Good Times Roll," "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" and "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," you'll be leaping out of your seat and dancing in the aisles with Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe and Little Moe, better known as Five Guys Named Moe!
Flamenco Vivo brings an exciting evening of flamenco to the stage featuring accomplished artists from the U.S. and Spain. The performance will include celebrated repertoire as well as the new work "A Solas" by Angel Munoz, which The New York Times deemed "…impressive for its compositional finesse."
Thank heaven! A Gigi like you've never seen! Starring Vanessa Hudgens as Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's celebrated musical plays a pre-Broadway engagement at the Kennedy Center in an all-new production directed by Eric Schaeffer (Million Dollar Quartet, the eight-time Tony-nominated Kennedy Center revival of Follies) with an entirely re-envisioned book by acclaimed British playwright and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Heidi Thomas.
Set in turn-of-the-century Paris, Gigi is a romantic musical comedy about a young woman coming of age in the magical world of La Belle Époque where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail. When she finds true love with a wealthy young playboy, both must overcome their destinies to create a future together.
With a Tony Award-winning score, Gigi features such Broadway standards as "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," "I Remember It Well," and "The Night They Invented Champagne." First a novella by Colette, Gigi evolved from a play starring a then-unknown Audrey Hepburn, to the nine-time Academy Award-winning Best Picture starring Leslie Caron, and then a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
Recommended for age 10 and up.
Set to the music of the late 80's rap scene, How We Got On is a coming-of-age story about three suburban kids, Hank, Julian, and Luann and how they navigate tumultuous family relationships, cultural isolation, and the search for authenticity. A sultry DJ re-mixes their lives as they use music to discover and express themselves in places words fail.
Synetic Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili will direct and appear as the title character in H.G. Wells' mystical and savage story. Sometime in the future, a shipwreck survivor ends up on a remote island inhabited by the deranged Dr. Moreau and his "children" – experimental human-like animals or animal-like humans. This highly physical and immersive tale set to original and haunting music will create an intriguing and horrifying world to remember. The show will run October 1 through November 2, 2014.
Revisit Bedford Falls, fall in love again with George and Mary, and discover the magic of an angel named Clarence. It's Christmas Eve in 1946, and somewhere in small-town America a live radio broadcast brings to life Frank Capra's timeless film in all of its feel-good glory. Be a part of the live studio audience, and join the cast and crew as they take you on a journey through the most important evening in one man's life. It's the perfect holiday outing for the entire family and, who knows, an angel might even get his wings.
Joseph is the 12th and favourite son of Jacob, a poor farmer who dotes on the sensitive and clever boy. To show his devotion, Jacob bestows him with a marvellous coat of many colors, which enrages his other brothers. Incredibly jealous, they hatch a plot to get rid of him, taking his coat and selling him as a slave to some passing Ishmaelites. Enduring more trouble, Joseph finds himself in jail. When all hope seems lost, he discovers something extraordinary; he can interpret dreams! Suddenly, he finds himself in the service of the Pharaoh, who's heard about his talents, and wants his help?
A hilarious and heartbreaking play about romance, resilience, taking chances, and moving on.
The highly anticipated and chilling world premiere musical from legendary composer John Kander and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (The Landing).
Seventeen-year-old Luke returns home after vanishing a year ago. Profoundly changed, Luke and his parents struggle to adjust to life following his disappearance. Only finding solace with Emily, the quirky proprietor of an offbeat garden shop, Luke grapples with a past undone and a coming of age that came too late to a boy who just wants to fade away.
The second collaboration between Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Pierce (Slowgirl), Kid Victory is a hauntingly mesmerizing original musical about what it means to disappear.
King Hedley has returned, but to reign for how long? With an angry scar down the length of his face and seven years of prison haunting him, King has a chance to lock away his past and achieve an entrepreneurial dream. But Pittsburgh's Hill District is an unforgiving place, and the return of Elmore, a scheming conman armed with a derringer and family secrets, could strike a fatal blow to King's second coming. The eighth installment of August Wilson's acclaimed play cycle examining Black America, King Hedley II is one of his most stirring and ferocious explorations of fate, honor and the daily struggles of American life.
Welcome to an irreverent and hysterical holiday celebration! From the creator of The Wonder Bread Years and a writer for Seinfeld comes a one-woman, cable-access holiday special. Enter the colorful world of Earlene Hoople as she entertains with participatory bell ringing, cookie baking, a family slide show, some outrageous advice for surviving the holidays with relatives… and a whole lot more.
This world-premiere slapstick comedy is a story of mishaps and moxie, the romance of Hollywood and ultimately a Hollywood-caliber romance. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart.
With direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this brand-new Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking. Disney's The Little Mermaid comes to life in this fresh, child friendly musical
Grace is 27 and her life is not as perfect as she'd planned. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are her only friends, and she's just market research for them. Or maybe they're going to save her?
Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, ArtsPower's newest musical tells the funny and poignant story of a boy who doesn't want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions. First, it's the boy's soccer ball. Then, he gets his bike. But when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears? Children and adults alike will be entertained and engaged by this wonderfully written tale about the value of willpower.
MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet's fall performances will present works by artists who have distinguished themselves as performers and are now making their mark as choreographers. The program presents thought-provoking ballets by four up-and-coming choreographers, including two new works commissioned for MOVEIUS, the first by former Joffrey Ballet member Michael Smith and the second by MOVEIUS's own Tyrone Walker. Rounding out the program, the company will also perform Florian Rouiller's Profondeur Inconnue and Katya Vasilaky's spirited Parts of a Quartet.
Orphaned and homeless, New York's newsboys live, urchin like, day by day, dreaming of a better life. In the meantime, the popular and charismatic Jack and friends have got more than just dodging juvenile detention centre on his mind. The newspaper editors are inflating their prices, meaning the newsies can't afford to sell them. Now is the time to pull together, create strength in numbers and protest! Join Jack on the adventure of his life as he finds the courage and the hope to change his destiny!
Get up close and personal with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that changed everything, as Next to Normal gets a blistering new production in Center Stage's intimate Head Theater. The story of one family's struggle with mental illness, Next to Normal dives boldly into the gaps and crevices of our modern fragmented lives. Set to an electric score, this "brave, breathtaking musical" (The New York Times) gets right to the heart of what it means to truly miss someone.
Miramar brings nostalgic love songs to a new generation. They revive the bolero, a traditional Latin American song form, by following in the footsteps of the great Puerto Rican troubadours of the 1950's and 60's. They perform a mix of original and classic tunes drawing upon such great artist as Sylvia Rexach, Felipe 'La Voz' Rodriguez and duo Irizarry de Cordova. A portion of Miramar's repertoire also includes Portuguese and Greek pieces that emerged from similar international song movements that paralleled the Latin American bolero revolution.
Yeni Nostalji is a music group based in Richmond, Virginia. Their mission is to share timeless music and performances inspired by Turkish pop of the 1960's and 70's. Founded by singer Christina Marie, who initially joined forces with Turkish American guitarist Evrim Doğu and keyboardist Jeff London. "I believe that we were brought together for a reason," Christina says. "This is my calling. To help preserve the spirit of the music coming from Turkey during these decades."
A passive busker named Guy is playing guitar when he meets Girl, with whom he shares a connection through a mutual love of music. The shy kindred spirits start to make music together, mixing their complementary style to create a melancholic folk-rock sound that explores the themes of love and loss.
Over the course of a week their lives change forever, there is poignancy and where there is a joyous celebration of love, there is also a bitter-sweet feeling that will stick with you long after you've left the theatre. This will not disappoint fans of the original movie and new theatre.
February 25, 1964. Twenty-two-year-old Cassius Clay has just won the world heavyweight boxing title. Instead of hitting the town, Clay chooses to celebrate in a Miami hotel room with three close friends—activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke, and football star Jim Brown. This fictional account of a real night imagines what might have happened in that tiny hotel room. As the civil rights movement stirs outside, and the melody of "A Change is Gonna Come" hangs in the air, four men will emerge from that one night ready to define a new world.
Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (Red) returns to Arena Stage as one of America's most brilliant and polarizing figures: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court? From Charles MacArthur Award winner John Strand (Lovers and Executioners) comes this daring new work about passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their version of the truth.
An esteemed collection of some of America's finest playwrights, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award, has been assembled to create a dynamic new theatrical event reflecting on the repercussions of the U.S. Civil War. Through a rich tapestry of short monologues, a core ensemble of gifted actors, accompanied by notable Washingtonians, give voice to far-reaching questions about the war, its aftermath and its reverberations in our lives today. Our War, commissioned by Arena Stage for the National Civil War Project, uses the power of live theater to bring new understanding to the shades of Blue and Gray that define one of the most significant periods of American history.
Pinkalicious can't stop eating cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
Told by a mysterious troupe of performers, a young and dreamy prince, Pippin is unhappy with his lot. Overlooked by his errant father King Charles, and mocked by his family, he wants to learn the meaning of life, and takes on a series of thrilling challenges, including becoming involved in war, switching sides to become a revolutionary, whilst leaving a trail of broken hearts over the land. But perhaps excitement and freedom isn't the key to living, and maybe its modesty that will fill the void.
A pacifist school counselor is tested to the limits when confronted by a radical, suicidal student. How far would she go to defend her principles? What would she do when handed a gun and forced to play God? A gripping duel between an adult and a teenager. A violent clash of values and viewpoints. Peace vs violence and fear vs courage. Extreme circumstance, extreme choice and a shocking finale
A pacifist school counselor is tested to the limits when confronted by a radical, suicidal student. How far would she go to defend her principles? What would she do when handed a gun and forced to play God? A gripping duel between an adult and a teenager. A violent clash of values and viewpoints. Peace vs violence and fear vs courage. Extreme circumstance, extreme choice and a shocking finale.
Jazz pianist, musicologist, and humorist John Eaton brings his popular continuing education program to The Alden. Jazz Masters with John Eaton is an entertaining and insightful afternoon that combines Eaton's peerless knowledge of the Great American Songbook, hilarious commentary, and elegant, ultra-tasteful renditions of jazz standards, both popular and obscure.
Whether it was with Lorenz Hart or Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rogers made beautiful music. Come discover the man behind "Oklahoma!," "The Sound of Music," "Pal Joey," and so many other American musicals.
A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful, yet gifted, 39-year-old writer, and Ethan, a tech-addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. Opposites instantly attract, undeniable chemistry ignites, and sex is imminent. As the dawn rises, however, what could have just been a one-night-stand transforms into something more complicated when online exploits interfere with their real-life connection.
Starring Holly Twyford (The Little Dog Laughed), Sex With Strangers is a sexy, provocative, and intimate exposé that playfully explores what happens when private lives become public domain.
It's a day like any other at the Shear Madness salon, when the lady upstairs gets knocked off. WHOdunit? Join the fun as the audience matches wits with the suspects to catch the killer at this wildly popular comedy whodunit.
Clarice, Hannibal, Buffalo Bill—all singing, all dancing, and more outrageous than ever. This spoof of the 1991 Oscar-winning film features gleefully vulgar songs, non-stop zingers, and a singing chorus of tap-dancing lambs.
An original tribute celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. With special permission from Sondheim himself, this completely new revue created by Artistic director Eric Schaeffer and David Loud plays only at Signature and will never be seen again.
Whether you'd like to race "Into the Woods" with "Sweeney Todd" and a few "Assassins", enjoy "A Little Night Music" at the "Follies" on a "Saturday Night", or simply relish a "Sunday in the Park with George", you'll be in good Company when six Signature favorites and a gorgeous 16-piece orchestra take the stage to honor the genius himself, Stephen Sondheim.
It is the hottest summer in human history and, in a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate. In response, twenty-something Charlie has taken to her couch with only her beloved possessions: peanut butter, Wolf Blitzer and Herschel, the fish. Her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all attempt to persuade her to leave her apartment and enjoy life. However, as Charlie's memories take over, more complicated reasons for her self-inflicted hibernation emerge as she confronts her deferred dreams and considers the possibility of life and love just outside her door.
Filled with Blaemire's (Glory Days) trademark quirky style and reminiscent of past Signature contemporary musicals [title of show] and The Last Five Years , Soon's youthful humor, energy and wit deliver a searing and sardonic commentary on what to do with the time you have left.
When a former black revolutionary and political prisoner decides to reunite with his daughter, he discovers that fatherhood might be the most challenging revolution of all. The Huffington Post names Morisseau as a "direct heir to the magical wordsmiths named Lorraine Hansberry, Tennessee Williams, and August Wilson" for her vibrant exploration of the point where the personal and political collide. Morriseau is a 2014 recipient of the Kennedy Prize for Drama.
This supernatural vision from Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe (Crestfall) takes its audience on a dizzying plunge through its three characters' quietest fears and most intimate desires.
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play (and the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League and the Drama Desk), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a "sunny new play about gloomy people" (New York Times). Siblings Vanya and Sonia live out their days in an endless, bleak tableau in Bucks County, PA. All seems numbingly mundane until in sweeps hurricane Masha, their fading movie star sister, with her shiny new boy toy and a big announcement. Satirizing characters and themes from Chekhov's classics, Christopher Durang's latest madcap masterpiece serves up family drama with comic savagery and poses the question: if you could choose your family, would you necessarily choose your family?
Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. Desperate to re-connect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Championed by the Associated Press as "compelling, funny, and unexpectedly impactful," The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.
Lewis invites his estranged sister on an Italian vacation to reconnect, but when he befriends a beautiful stranger, old wounds fester and intimate secrets are revealed.