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About this show

The House of Charity, by Andre F. Degas, is a hyper-realistic, racially and sexually charged drama set in a fast-paced working environment, bursting with expressionistic scenic media. The play opens with the residents of the institution bickering, throwing racist and homophobic slurs around, and making attempts to undermine each other at every turn. Political strategies play out as some grapple desperately for power, while others just want an hour off so they can see their kids. Issues of responsibility and loyalty arise as a group of men attempt to run a professional kitchen to feed a crowd of hundreds. Will they come together and cast aside their differences for the sake of the less fortunate? The play addresses serious issues about addiction and recovery. It is dedicated to the men and women who are healing their lives with faith, service, and love.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theater for the New City, New York City