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The newest play by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way) was written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration and is an urgent call to action. In the very near future, the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. As a writer interviews the former supervisor of a private prison, it becomes clear how federal policy has escalated to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. The Fountain premiere is the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network rolling world premiere.
The Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the new Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale with a fully partner-cast production of this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. In the steamy Mississippi Delta on a hot summer evening, members of a prominent Southern family are pushed to the brink when tender memories are relived and life-altering secrets are revealed. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a sexy, smoldering descent into a world choking on mendacity.
When seven strangers — CEO Woman, Business Man, Office Temp, Hot Girl, Musician, Maintenance Man, and Goth Girl — get stuck in an elevator, it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out. When forced together and given nothing but four walls and each other, these stereotypes prove to be anything but typical. The strangers' preconceived notions and judgments are challenged at every turn as, one by one, they remove their masks and reveal their truths.
Laced with musical sequences and cinematic elements, Elevator is a comedic and emotional ride into the human psyche that asks a fundamental question: Who are people behind closed doors?
A bride. A groom. A maid of honor (who just happens to be the bride's ex-lover). What could possibly go wrong? When the road to normal is getting you nowhere, maybe it's time to take a detour. Bisexual, gay, straight, spiritual, atheist — all need apply because Wendy Michaels' God and Sex has something for everyone.
Tracy is in her prison cell telling her roommate Angel her life story of how she endured abuse as child from her mom and her moms boyfriend and the mistakes she made that guided her down a path of destruction that lead to a life sentence. Tracy lived in shelters with her abusive mom Mildred until she was 7 years old. Mildred meets an older man named James at a bar and moves in with him after dating for one month. James keeps Mildred intoxicated and torments Tracy physically until she reaches puberty. Tracy meets a guy named Tayvon at age 17 and becomes pregnant with his child. She doesn't want the baby, but he convinces her to keep it. They have a daughter named Treasure, but their relationship deteriorates leaving Tracy to raise a kid she didn't want. Tracy takes her frustration out on Treasure punishing her severely causing her untimely death which lands Tracy in prison.
The gut-wrenching devastation of Lear encompasses more than one man's trajectory through power and hubris; it is an affecting, unflinching chronicle of a family as that family disintegrates around the mental illness of its patriarch. To add a deeply personal dimension to Shakespeare's themes of madness, frailty, and love, this production is set in a memory care facility. The show invites you to experience, in the midst of tragedy, the healing and transcendent nature of great art.
Damascus, Syria, in 2014. Two couples meet for dinner to take their minds off the war raging around them. An unexpected profession of love, an untimely proposal, and one kiss later, one of the foursome lies dead on the floor. What starts out as a Syrian melodrama quickly takes an unexpected turn. Intersecting with the personal, political, and theatrical, Kiss breaks open cultural barriers, challenging audience members to confront the limits of their own understanding and exposing the suffocating effect of an oppressive, omnipresent regime. Kiss is a politically charged and emotionally urgent new play by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón.
After five years of an embarrassing wedding and betrayal of trust, Simone determines whether her relationship with her ex-fiancé can be restored or whether she should pursue a new love that arrives at her home and to her heart.
Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown's flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives — one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.
Mrs. Warren's Profession, written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893 and first performed in London in 1902, is about a prostitute-turned-madam who attempts to come to terms with her disapproving daughter. The daughter, Cambridge-educated Vivie, lives a comfortable middle-class life shielded from her mother's source of income. Vivie envisions herself a pragmatic and open-minded 20th-century woman until she discovers that her entrepreneurial mother, Kitty, is an unapologetically successful madam. Sensibilities clash in this character-driven dramedy about the business of pleasure, the economics of necessity, and the ties that bind…or don't.
When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. As the country waits for Scalia's seat to be filled, The Originalist looks into the complexities of one of the most polarizing Supreme Court Justices of all times. This powerful work portrays the passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth, and the constitution.
In A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, which debuted on Broadway in 1959, the prospect of life insurance money from their late father offers life-changing options to the Youngers, an African-American family living in a cramped apartment on Chicago's South Side. However, competing visions of how to use the money — for the grandmother Lena, her son Walter (with wife Ruth and son Travis), and her daughter Beneatha — threaten to tear apart a family already facing a pre-civil-rights-era America.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
Academy Award winning writer (Birdman) and Broadway playwright (On Your Feet!) Alexander Dinelaris examines the causal link between ethics and success, life and death, art and redemption. How do we endure loss and rediscover the will to make something of our lives? Living at an emotional crossroads, with her career on the rise, celebrated photographer Carrie Ann scrambles to reconnect with her passion for the work. An unexpected inspiration arrives in the form of a trend analyst who becomes determined to help her move forward, even while facing his own uncertain future.
Adapter Mike Poulton has given the theater a bold, fast-paced dramatization that deftly transforms Charles Dickens' epic story into a taut political thriller. His A Tale of Two Cities gives a new sense of urgency to the intertwined fates of two men during the bloody, turbulent time of the French Revolution.
The original A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The book depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period.
Kennedy, Khrushchev and the brink of WWIII. October 1962. As Soviet nuclear missiles move ever closer to Cuba, President John F. Kennedy draws on intimate exchanges with his brother Robert and meetings with an inner circle of advisers to face down the Kremlin and prevent global holocaust.
What does it mean to be human? Sometime in the not-too-distant future, a neuroscientist works closely with an artificial being to teach him how to become more human and to grow beyond the "uncanny valley" — a term used to describe the discomfort we feel when we see electronic re-creations of human beings that are oh-so-close, but just not quite right. A chilling jaunt into the future.
What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands? Take control as they take the stage in The Video Games! Princess Zelda, Queen of the Console, is celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience's assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year's games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than last year's! It's a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains — such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, and the Master Chief — compete to win the coveted title of Player One.