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Academy Award winning actress Juliette Binoche stars in the title role of Antigone, a Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg production, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam. The production is directed by internationally renowned Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove, with a new translation by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson.
When her dead brother is decreed a traitor and his body is left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this severe punishment. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say "no." Forging ahead with a funeral on her own, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.
Frankenstein gets reanimated and reimagined in this ensemble devised version of the classic horror story. Inspired by Mary Shelly's gothic novel, this visually and viscerally stunning exploration of science, creation, isolation and ego will be a thrilling experience in storytelling. A complex play on the idea of monster and victim will make you question humanity and wonder what responsibility does the creator have to the creation.
It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. Based on O. Henry's famous story, this heart-warming holiday musical follows the couple as they struggle to afford gifts for each other. What they find, however, is the true meaning of the holiday and that sacrifice may just be the most meaningful gift of all.
Jack & Algy have it all thanks to carefully-crafted double lives—till love and marriage enter the equation. When true identities are revealed, will they live happily ever after? This wild farce features cross-gender casting and is reset in the roaring '20s. Escape DC's summer swelter with this classic comedy of errors.
Oedipus Rox is more than just the tragic story of a famous King. This edgy rock musical goes beneath the surface and explores Oedipus the man and the decisions he makes that lead to his demise. MET's own Sarah Shulman and Thom Huenger bring you a heartwarming, raunchy, yet hilarious adapatation of the story you thought you knew. Oedipus will do everything he can to save the two things he loves the most; his family and his city. However, in saving one he will destroy the other.
It's the Swingin' '60s in England and Francis Henshall is hungry, jobless, and in need of some luck. When he becomes employed by two different criminals, he must keep the two from learning of each other at all costs. Backed by live musicians, this adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters serves up satire, songs and slapstick humor in this deliciously funny mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.
How far would you go for love? What would you be willing to do to make yourself or your partner happier? Are you dominant or submissive? Seriously: What is love? Neil Labute's The Shape of Things is a bitterly funny, controversial restatement of the biblical story of Adam and Eve, exploring morality and gender roles in '90s America. A MET-X production in association with Maryland Ensemble Theatre.
In a historic uptown Chicago neighborhood, cantankerous ex-hippie Arthur Przybyszewsk comes to work to find that his donut shop has been vandalized. Shortly thereafter Arthur hires an African-American college student, Franco Wicks, a young entrepreneur with plans to modernize Arthur's 30-year family business. This provocative comedy by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts (author of Killer Joe) explores the challenges of embracing the past, facing the future and the redemptive power of friendship.
Billy was born deaf into a raucous, politically incorrect hearing family that has never bothered to learn sign language. Billy has adapted brilliantly to the hearing world, but then meets Sylvia, a young woman from a deaf family and on the brink of deafness who introduces bim to a larger deaf community. Billy finds himself struggling with his self-identity, while becoming acquainted with a "tribe" to which he feels a sense of belonging. Tribes is the winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
This brilliantly constructed retrospective of prolific musical theatre collaborators, John Kander and Fred Ebb, is a thrilling celebration of life filled with humor, romance, drama, and nonstop melody. From Cabaret to Chicago the non-stop hit-parade features unforgettable gems including "And All That Jazz," "Cabaret," and "New York, New York", seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theater.