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Abrons Arts Center Announces 2018-19 Season Celebrating Henry Street Settlement

The venue hits is 125th anniversary.

A scene from Jack and the Beanstalk at Abrons Arts Center.
(photo provided by Everyman Agency)

Abrons Arts Center has announced its 2018-19 season, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the center's home, the historic Henry Street Settlement.

Trusty Sidekick Theater Company's Gumshoe will kick off the theatrical season, running September 28-October 7. The family production is inspired by the legacy of Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald. November 14-17 will see the premiere of Antigonick, Big Dance Theater's one-act version of Anne Carson's adaptation of Antigone.

Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz's Panto Jack and the Beanstalk will return to the venue, December 14-30, as well the drama Pollock, featuring original cast members Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch (January 4-6, 2019). Korde Arrington Tuttle's the journey between will run February 14-23, 2019, with Okwui Okpokwasili's family show Adaku's Revolt running March 14-23, 2019.

Morgan Bassichis premieres a new performance piece that draws on Henry Street Settlement's archives, Jewish folktales, and music to explore Zionism, April 11-13, 2019, with the season concluding June 5-23, 2019, with Minor Theater's Pathetic, an adaptation of the tragedy Phèdre, performed in the style of the film Heathers. It is written and directed by Julia Jarcho and designed by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Jenny Seastone, and Ben Williams.


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