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In the blue collar Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn sits a rundown neighborhood institution called The Alamo, the last great American bar. The owners, Munce and Carmen, along with some of their regulars, watched, from the roof, as the World Trade Center towers fell, taking down their relatives, friends, and neighbors. Today, with an aging clientele, the place is fighting to keep its doors open and the only hope seems to be the arrival of artists/gentrifiers who are moving into the neighborhood and wanting to adopt the bar as an entertainment hangout. Bay Ridge locals and Alamo regulars don't want to surrender their bar, much less their neighborhood, to these young neo-carpetbaggers without a fight. Touching on themes of nativism, racism, and war, The Alamo paints a humorous and dramatic portrait of eight working-class Bay Ridge natives who always seem to find themselves on the front lines of change in America.
He's a dark, enigmatic prince obsessed with seeking revenge for his father's death. She's a steadfast rebel who challenged the powers of the church to restore France to greatness. Iconic figures from two dramatic classics — Hamlet and Saint Joan — are brought vividly to life in two riveting, stripped-down stagings in rotating repertory by four actors from the acclaimed theater company Bedlam.
This play concerns young Americans Zack and Abby: They appear to be a perfect couple, with the perfect expatriate life in Paris — a funky bohemian apartment in up-and-coming Belleville, a stable marriage, and Zack's noble mission at Doctors Without Borders to fight pediatric AIDS. But when Abby finds Zack at home one afternoon when he's supposed to be at work, their marriage begins to show cracks, and an ordinary night unravels into a modern-day thriller. Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog's new play is a Hitchcock-style drama and makes for a captivating evening of intrigue and suspense. The cast features Drama Desk nominee Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski (Life In Pieces).
Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife, Emily, doesn't share his negative feelings about Islam — she has encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir's colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead to the unraveling of their carefully constructed lives.
The Eclectic Company Theatre is celebrating March with an exciting Eclectic Stew production of seven short plays featuring some of LA's most talented actors, writers, and directors.
Play 1: "Sara and Jimmy," from Bum Tickers, by Thomas Prosser. An ex-con thug yearns for a new life as an artist. He is drawn to Greenwich Village artist Sara, who likes to flirt with the dark side of human nature.
Play 2: "Tired of F**king Letters," from Bum Tickers, by Thomas Prosser. Ex-boxer Stormy Weathers, just released from prison, encounters his ex-wife, jazz singer and doper Carmen St. James, now married to his brother. Play 3: Love Stinks, by Paul Gulino. The shifting dynamics between Johnny, a student who wants to trade sex for higher grades, and his teacher. Play 4: March Madness, by Paul Gulino. More illicit relations between teacher and student.
Play 5: Mail, written and directed by Michael Goldstein. Gloria, an elderly woman, and her adult son David go through her life.
The critically acclaimed story of Geronimo's life as a POW on the Fort Sill Indian Reservation. Starring veteran performer Rudy Ramos (The Enforcer, Defiance, Colors), helmed by respected actor and director Steve Railsback (Helter Skelter, From Here to Eternity, The X-Files), written by award-winning novelist Janelle Meraz Hooper (As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries), Geronimo focuses on the resiliency, humor, and genius of the great Apache leader, bringing him to life on stage in a dramatic recounting of a fascinating, largely forgotten chapter in American history.
"The white men will never tell the whole story. They control everything that is said about us in the newspapers and books. Even the maps favor the whites. They are dotted with each place we fought the white soldiers. Look closely. You will see: If the soldiers won, it was a battle. If we won, it was a massacre."
What does it mean to be free? What is justice? With his play Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis creates tears in our perception of humanity. Prisoners Lucious and Angel face a cold justice system as they discuss religion and humanity during their one hour in the sun. Sixty-Six Theater Co. brings this thought-provoking prison-centered play to the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood.
Rubicon Theatre Company presents the timely and trenchant saga King Lear as the centerpiece of their 20th anniversary season. Directed by cofounder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company member George Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (appearing in New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). Timely and trenchant, King Lear is the story of a narcissistic ruler who craves adulation, casts out those who doubt his decisions, and neglects those on the fringes of society. Considered by many to be Shakespeare's greatest masterpiece, King Lear is a haunting and epic saga of love, greed, family strife, and civil war.
In a time of resistance, what will you do? Buenos Aires, Argentina, and people are disappearing off the streets, but no one is talking about it. The "Dirty War" waged by the military junta against its own people is in full swing. Three generations of women in a single family face state terrorism. The Mothers of Los Desaparecidos de Argentina can teach us all how to fight tyranny. The Madres is one family's story.
The Madres hits Los Angeles with an impressive cache of accolades, including winning the Ashland New Plays Festival and the Boulder Ensemble Theater Company's Generations Contest.
In Members Only, the long-awaited sequel to the groundbreaking Blade to the Heat, 20 years have passed since the original. It's 1982 in New York City: the golden age of boxing, the dying gasp of disco, and the flowering of identity politics. Pedro Quinn is well past 40 and still fighting, not only for championships but for the right to be himself on his own terms. He even has a protégé, a female boxer who reminds him of his own youthful fights in and out of the ring. But when a detached retina threatens to end the only life he knows and old frenemies Vinal and Sarita want to make a movie about the champion he killed in the ring 20 years ago, Quinn can no longer hide from the ghosts of his past. Nor can he protect those he loves from the specter of hatred, much less the looming onslaught of what will soon be named the AIDS virus. He can hide in plain sight no more, and his biggest fight is yet to come.
On a frozen Minnesota lake, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It's the end of the fishing season, and two old friends are out on the ice, angling for something big — something down there that is pure need. Something that might just swallow them whole. Nice Fish is a sublimely reflective, profound, and funny play.
Juliana Smithton is a respected neurologist whose life has recently begun unraveling. Her husband is leaving her, her daughter has eloped with a much older man, and she's even beginning to question her own good health. A compelling and acclaimed drama in which nothing is quite what it seems, The Other Place is an intimate mystery that blurs fact with fiction, past with present, and Juliana's perception with ever-elusive truth. An elaborately crafted theatrical work, this Outer Critics Circle Award nominee will likely keep you talking long after the curtain has closed.
Recommendation: ages 13 and above. Contains adult language.
Catherine, who has inherited her deceased father's mathematical brilliance, is haunted by the fear that she also inherited his madness. Caught between a budding relationship with Hal, one of her father's former students, and the reappearance of her estranged sister Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind unraveling as a family mystery comes to light.
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 April 2010, British Petroleum gave orders to speed up production on its colossal drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Despite the objections of many on the rig, safety measures were ignored or overlooked. On April 20, the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Eleven men paid the ultimate price, and thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered.
Combining the beautiful, macabre text of Macbeth with movement and dance, this production explores Shakespeare's brutal play of a Scottish king driven mad from his own ambitions from a different angle that's all too relevant today. In this debut show from Fearless Imp Entertainment, with CTB Productions, Lady Macbeth is a survivor of horrifying abuse, flipping the script and challenging us to end the cycle of violence perpetrated through toxic masculinity, often passed on from father to son. Headed by acclaimed director Heidi Powers, this bold new approach finally tells Lady Macbeth's story, or, more accurately, her tragedy.
Threat is a story of a psychotherapist who tries to control a bipolar, brilliant, and dangerous maniac in order to save innocent lives but finally is forced to a make a bold choice between honoring her oath and protecting others. It asks the question of whether a psychotherapist treating a troubled student could have prevented the carnage we've seen time and time again at schools across America. Full of suspense and catharsis, Threat is a tense exploration of narcissism, risk, and self-realization.
How far will powerful men and institutions go to keep their secrets — and who pays the price when they do? Set in 1992 Massachusetts against the backdrop of the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal and a toxic drinking water scandal (the latter made famous by the book and film A Civil Action), An Undivided Heart is part thriller and part spiritual mystery. A series of otherworldly visions and an unlikely encounter with a Zen priest propel Father Mike Cleary into a collision course with his archdiocese, while Lynne Callahan, a young widow, struggles to make sense of her life in a town whose water has been polluted with deadly chemicals. The two confront a universal problem: How do victims of suffering caused by others find a way to go on?