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Wombat Theatre Company's production of Accidental Death of an Anarchist is a fast-paced comedy about our country's divide, its classist system, and police brutality...??? Based on a real event, Dario Fo's notorious play begins after a leftist subway worker "accidentally" falls to their death from a police station window. When an escaped mental patient is brought in to the precinct, their witty and wily shenanigans reveal the truth about the liberal's death, as well as our nation's scandals and underlying corruption. From terrorism to fear-mongering, from excessive force to gun control, from Wall Street to the White House, nothing is safe and no one is spared by this dark and biting indictment of our political landscape.
Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman's dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously, but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.
Ain't No Mo' is an odyssey portraying the exodus of black Americans out of a country plagued with injustice. In a kaleidoscope of scenes showing the moments before, during, and after their departure, Jordan E. Cooper's new satire explores the value of black lives in a country hurtling away from the promise of a black president.
Tony Kushner's seminal epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, returns to Broadway for the first time since its now-legendary original production opened in 1993. This new staging of part one of Angels in America, Millennium Approaches, and of part two, Perestroika, had its world premiere in a sold-out run at the National Theatre, where it became the fastest-selling show in the organization's history.
Starring multi-Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award and Tony nominee Andrew Garfield, the cast of Angels in America features fellow original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett. Multi-Tony winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs.
As politically incendiary as any play in the American canon, Angels in America also manages to be hilariously irreverent and heartbreakingly humane. It is also astonishingly relevant, speaking every bit as urgently to our anxious times as it did to the early '90s. Tackling Reaganism, McCarthyism, immigration, religion, climate change, and AIDS against the backdrop of New York City in the mid-1980s, no contemporary drama has succeeded so indisputably with so ambitious a scope. Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
The hit dramatic play The Answers to Apathy is returning to the stage after its original production in 2015! Embrace your past and accept the present — or your future may haunt you. Rainey Grander has just received news of a life-changing event, and when old friendships and new relationships collide in the present day, the course of everyone's fate lies in the hands of confronting their hopes, their fears, their dreams, their secrets, and their ways of coping with their own mortality.
The Answers to Apathy is a beautiful and inspiring story about unique relationships and people navigating their lives after they have all experienced a profound loss, which is also their gain. The play tackles every human emotion, including love, resentment, forgiveness, passion, happiness, ambition, and sorrow. This dramatic and sometimes humorous play centers around six people and their lives before and after an incident and how all are adversely effected in different ways while reflecting on their own choices.
Someone murdered Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857, in his New York City home on Bond Street. It was the most scandalous crime to occur in the city primarily because all evidence pointed to his rejected lover, a petite but conniving widower named Emma Cunningham. But the jury didn't believe a woman could commit such a violent act. Officially, the case remains unsolved and has left restless ghosts behind to battle for eternity. Journey with us into another dimension on an immersive experience into the past. Our spirits now reside in a secret, 1833 parlor in the landmarked Colonnade Row where historic documents and actual witness testimony help to bring the truth to light.
Performer Gio Mielle and theater director Debora Balardini are back for a new season of Bother Line, an original solo show produced by Nettles Artists Collective and presented by The Tank.
Themes of gender and beauty are addressed in this solo performance through daring physical and emotional exploration. After premiering successfully at Punto Space in 2017, Bother Line has delved deeper into the meaning of humanization versus dehumanization and the daily impact it has on our bodies and identities through the writings of Helen Palmer, also known as famed Brazilian author Clarice Lispector.
One of the most iconic works in American theater returns to Broadway for the first time in more than two decades. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's timeless musical Carousel comes to life in a new production starring Lindsay Mendez (Significant Other), Tony Award nominees Joshua Henry (Hamilton, Shuffle Along) and John Douglas Thompson (Jitney), Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress), and Renée Fleming in her first-ever appearance in a Broadway musical. Multi-Tony winner Jack O'Brien (The Front Page, The Coast of Utopia) directs, with choreography by New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
Set in a small New England factory town, Carousel depicts the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale with a sweeping musical score and incandescent ballet sequences, this story of passion, loss, and redemption introduced Broadway to a new manner of musical drama — one that produced some of the American Songbook's most iconic numbers and would captivate theatergoers for generations to come.
Victimization in Miami, 1986: A Hispanic cop's split-second decision ends a black teenager's life. And a mob's revenge leads to the death of a possibly innocent gay man.
Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war, and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career setback, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women, and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.
In a small Boston suburb, a single schoolteacher is struggling to get by when the wealthy father of one of her students surprises her with a financial proposal that could change her daughter's life. Suddenly, their worlds collide in ways that open up questions: What truly separates the haves and the have nots? Is it wrong to seize an incredible chance, even if the circumstances seem questionable? Loosely inspired by a passage from The Great Gatsby, this timely new play by the author of The City of Conversation probes the troubling relationship of finance and educational opportunity in American life today. Directing is Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt).
Daybreak, written by Joyce Van Dyke and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, is a world premiere play highlighting Armenian-American history. Set in three time periods, Van Dyke's drama is inspired by the true stories of two female friends who survived the Armenian genocide. Using memory, dreams, and music, Daybreak carries the story of these women into the 21st century in a celebration of the human spirit's endurance.
In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security opened the first family detention center for undocumented immigrants — at a former prison in Texas surrounded by razor-wire fencing and operated by the nation's largest for-profit corrections company. Detained tells their story.
None of the detainees has a criminal record, yet all are treated as if they do. They're required to wear orange prison jump suits. Their meals, recreation, and family time are rigorously regulated. Their communication with the outside world is strictly limited. There is no privacy. This is the world in which Doug and Maria, teenagers from different lands, forge an alliance to help each other's families survive incarceration and escape deportation. In the face of oppression and humiliation, the teenagers unite against a deeply fractured system in their fight for freedom.
By Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun Directed by Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun Lighting by Jeff Nash
Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence is a collaboration between Japanese playwright-director Takeshi Kawamura and American playwright-director John Jesurun. The project is conceived as a play written and directed in collaborative partnership by both artists. Written in corresponding chapters by each playwright, it combines two established artists of the same generation, both with distinct voices and significant work, in a deep creative conversation across cultures.
A high school senior is suspended when he tries to burn an American flag for a school art fair project. Undeterred, he conspires with his classmate, a slam poet in trouble for an expletive-laden poem, to enter a controversial new piece, setting off a free speech firestorm in a small Ohio town. EDUCATION is a provocative new play about two young people who fight for their right to express themselves in a society hostile to and fearful of change.
This play, first produced in 1973, exposes hypocrisy and heartbreak among a liberal group of friends when one of their own reveals a long-concealed secret about his lifestyle. When a close-knit group of NYC liberals decide to move to a row of adjoining houses, long-held secrets are suddenly brought into the open. When one member of this group comes out as gay, announcing that he and his lover will be moving into the enclave together, this group of liberal-seeming friends must suddenly confront their unconscious prejudices.
A hit at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London's Royal Court, The Fall was devised collaboratively by a cast of seven actors who recount their experiences as student leaders of the #RhodesMustFall protest movement, which called for the teardown of a colonialist monument on their University of Cape Town campus. Marshaling the power of protest songs and dance, The Fall unpacks discrimination in all forms, exposing the impact of inflammatory iconography as well as crushing student debt and tuition fees, shedding light on similar debates here in America.
Tony Award-nominated playwright Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman is set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981. There, the Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity, with preparations for the annual harvest underway. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations await. But this year, the festivities get interrupted by a visitor.
Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty) directs this play by Tony Award nominee Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem). The two previously worked together on the James Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre, but this production is their first stage collaboration. So far it's borne fruit, with the play winning Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage Awards for Best Play and Best Director.
Fireside Mystery Theatre is an old-fashioned, live radio show with a modern horror twist! We perform once a month at The Slipper Room in Manhattan with a full cast, a live improvised score, and live musical acts to complement the stories. Listen to the show for free on iTunes or come see the live show!
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In the wake of a school-wide tragedy, one fourth-grade class comes together to present a play written by their fallen classmate, Johnny. Inspired by the love-suicide plays of Kabuki theater, this stunningly musical, disturbingly comedic piece explores trauma through the eyes of a child.
Join director Jonathan Schlieman, producer Alexis Confer, and the amazingly talented cast and crew for a not-to-miss theatrical performance.
Featuring: Ari Shapiro - Johnny Amelia Windom - Sally Ellen Cheney - Rachael EmJ Nelson - Brenda Erin Marsz - Lucy Law Motomi Tanaka - Singer Ted Serro - Mike Rice
Artwork by: Cecilia Faraut Original Score by: Tom Lee
Although now regarded as two of history's finest American playwrights, back in 1944, William Inge and Tennessee Williams hadn't yet experienced anything close to success. The Gentleman Caller takes audiences back to a time before the Chicago premiere of The Glass Menagerie. Inge, a dissatisfied newspaper critic, invites Williams to his St. Louis apartment for an interview. This sexy, fraught rendezvous sparks a relationship, which radically alters the course of their lives and the American theater.
Obie Award-winning director Robert O'Hara brings a warring king and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with the Mobile Unit's spring production of Henry V. Insulted by the regent of France, Britain's King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry's charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task call into question the king's true motives and direction. Resonating through the centuries — whenever there may be a kingdom for a stage and royalty to act — Shakespeare's drama about invasion, ego, and leadership delves into history's thorniest questions: What makes people worthy of wearing a crown, and what do they owe those they lead?
Drama Desk-nominated Axis Company presents High Noon, an adaptation devised by the ensemble led by artistic director Randy Sharp. In Axis's High Noon, the Wild West is not the place of heroes and rollicking adventure, but a landscape of overbearing nothingness where humans, and their troubled moral compasses, are cast in glaring light. As a town awaits the alleged return, and potential revenge streak, of a released murderer on an incoming train, their just-married, retiring marshal decides to try to rally a crowd to fight him. Time cruelly continues to pass, and to presumably carry the dangerous figure along his collision course with the town and its former marshal, who considers, and over-considers, his very uncertain fate.
Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa de Bernarda Alba) is a tragedy set in a cloistered world of women in 1930s Spain. A tyrannical mother dominates her five unmarried daughters, all of whom harbor a secret passion for one man. Their repressed environment leads to an explosion of passion, jealousy, hatred, and despair.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System. At matinee performances, subtitles are provided only by request.
Ash has a blessed life and is thankful every day for the gifts of his family, his addiction, and his son's deafness. But on one fateful day, everything's taken from him. How can he see this unexpected test, which threatens to cast him and his loved ones into darkness, as the ultimate gift? Craig Lucas's new play is performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language by two casts.
Multi-Academy Award winner and Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theater in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, comes back to the Main Stem. Multi-Tony winner George C. Wolfe directs this strictly limited engagement.
Welcome to Independence, Iowa — the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs and generations' worth of familial mis-connections. Evelyn's oldest daughter, Kess, a university professor, has long since decided to cut her family ties, but has come home at the sudden request of her sister; Jo, an incurable romantic, is unexpectedly pregnant and has become increasingly worried about Evelyn's mental health; while Sherry, salty-tongued and proudly amoral, wants only to finish high school so she can leave home for good. The sisters struggle to meet the expectations of their demanding mother, while the fight to pursue their individual aspirations for life and love test the bounds of family loyalty.
In Shakespeare, there are kings, and then there is Lear — rain-raving madman, dad with daughter issues, and a role that actors wait a lifetime to play. In this bold offering from Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran, inimitable Olivier Award-winning actor Sir Antony Sher rises to that teetering throne, giving a career-defining performance as the all-too-trusting monarch in the twilight of his sanity. Beneath a pagan sun that gives way to a bleak winter, Sher's Lear growls, inhabiting the self-searching conscience of a king who — after unwisely divesting his lands to the wrong people — causes heads to roll.
New Yiddish Rep presents two plays by postmodern master Hanoch Levin in another Yiddish world premiere. For the first time ever, The Labor of Life and The Whore From Ohio are being performed in repertory in the three languages of the Jewish diaspora: Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. In these two groundbreaking plays, Levin sculpts a dystopian vision of family and sexuality, exposing the layers of political corruption and social injustice that pervade our lives and putting them in stark comic relief. Scoffing at nationalistic and materialistic ambitions, Levin seamlessly weaves high-minded prose and vulgar scenarios to create a brilliant tapestry of nihilistic dreams.
On the heels of her acclaimed production of Hadestown at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) and her Broadway debut with Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, multi-Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin returns to NYTW with Caryl Churchill's incisive drama Light Shining in Buckinghamshire. In 1647 England, power is shifting, and amid the chaos and confusion, revolutionaries across the country are dreaming of a new future.
Little Rock tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city's formerly segregated central high school, three years after the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision declared that separating students by race was unconstitutional. What began as their quest for a better education soon became a national crisis, igniting the passions of a divided country and sparking a historic fight for justice in the Jim Crow south. On the cusp of the civil rights movement, a changing world watched as these nine children from Arkansas battled for their rights, armed with only a book and pencil. At once harrowing and hopeful, Little Rock brings to life the Nine's untold personal stories of challenge and resilience, conjuring memories of America not so long ago. From writer and director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, this moving play honors the bravery of these young heroes and asks audiences, "Would you have had the courage?"
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville (Ghosts) reprise their roles in Sir Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of this Eugene O'Neill classic.
Journey into the soul of a woman betrayed by her famed husband, philosopher Karl Marx.
Manifesting Mrs. Marx is a biographical non-biography. Jenny Marx is subverting the telling of the story of Jenny Marx by another, to tell the story of Jenny Marx herself. It is about a woman trapped inside history books. It is an homage to all people trapped inside their bodies, trapped inside the delusion of what society tells them their limitations must be, trapped inside the body of a man, trapped inside the body of who she once was: ostentatious stratification. We witness the character's birth and destruction, endured through the psychosis of her trauma and times.
If you looked back on 11 moments from your life, would you recognize yourself, or would you see a stranger? Mary Page Marlowe is a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. In this sweeping but intimate play, Tracy Letts gives audiences a haunting portrait of a complex woman, demonstrating how a series of forgotten moments can add up to one memorable life.
Matata and Jesse James: An American Tragedy draws on folklore and the historical record to tell a bitter tale about America during the Reconstruction Era — a time in our country when many hoped that poor whites and poor blacks could find common ground, support one another, and build a more equitable and democratic United States.
Matata and Jesse James juxtaposes two Missouri families — that of Matata, a former African-American slave, with that of of Jesse James, known as a friend to the poor who'd fought for the Confederacy. Can these poor Americans find common ground in the Civil War's aftermath? The color line runs deep throughout this country's history and culture.
This season, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage returns to the Public Theater with a new drama as moving and incisive as her Broadway debut play, Sweat. Taking audiences on a journey that starts in a game park in Kenya and goes around the world, Mlima's Tale is the story of Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Following a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself, Mlima leads viewers through memory and fear, history and tradition, and want and need. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs this poignant play that reveals the surprising and complicated deals that connect us all.
The great Baroque painters Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi confess their sins to a heavenly priest in purgatory.
Gentileschi recounts her notorious rape and torture in order to reclaim her legacy and fully illuminate her brilliant life and art.
Caravaggio, confused after his own brutal and untimely death, is searching for forgiveness — or possibly something deeper.
Uma Thurman stars in The Parisian Woman, a new play written by Academy Award and Emmy nominee Beau Willimon (House of Cards) and directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
The Parisian Woman is set in Washington, D.C., where powerful friends are the only kind worth having, especially after the 2016 election. At the center is Chloe (Uma Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit, coming to terms with politics, her past, her marriage, and an uncertain future. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher.
Pay No Attention to the Girl is a multiyear exploration of The Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Silk Road, Middle Eastern-North African, and South Asian stories. Huge in scope, mystical, political, and problematic, the folk tales are examined here in the first section of a larger theatrical adaptation directed by David Herskovits. This interlocking set of tales about the deceptions of the sexes leads viewers deep into a labyrinth of storytelling.
Following a sold-out run at the Southbank Centre in London, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the U.S. premiere of Prurience, an experiential entertainment about pornography, written and directed by Christopher Green and codirected by Holly Race Roughan (People, Places & Things).
After interviewing neuroscientists, sociologists, addiction experts, and therapists, British writer and performer Christopher Green presents an immersive theater experience inviting audiences to attend a fictional self-help group that takes a playful look at how sex and pornography are consumed. Questioning the side effects of porn consumption, Green asks audiences to consider if society is in the grip of an actual addiction or a moral panic, through increasingly distorting layers of reality and theatricality. Expect witty observations, surprises, and more than a few laughs. Casting to be announced.
Multi-Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll's House, Part 2) will star as one of history's greatest heroines in a new production of George Bernard Shaw's epic work, directed by Daniel Sullivan (The Little Foxes). Set in 15th-century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation's rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down, and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.
In 1949, Dr. Jacob Bronowski installs a secret alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later, his grandson discovers his secrets, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history, told from the perspective of a century in which every year is a revolutionary year. Secret Life of Humans is inspired by Yuval Harari's international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
Loosely based on the few historical facts known about the Bard, Anne, and their family life, Shakespeare's Will is a lively, humorous, and emotional depiction of Anne Hathaway — accidental mother, proudly imperfect wife, and defiantly liberated woman in Elizabethan England. The play begins on the afternoon of Shakespeare's funeral. Anne knows she must read her husband's will, but before she does, the unreserved widow relives her colorful and unorthodox life. NACL Theatre presents this New York City premiere by award-winning Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen, whose acclaimed play Of Human Bondage premiered at Signature Theatre in a Soulpepper production in 2017.
In an era rife with gun violence perpetrated by men, Shooter is the story of a shooter-massacre stopped before it can happen. When Jim sees a teenage boy with two shotguns beneath his trench coat nearing the entrance of the local high school, Jim pulls his own firearm and stops a potential massacre. Jim is a hero. But as more details about the incident are uncovered, what really happened becomes a lot less clear. Shooter is a human tale focusing on the fallout among three friends, each of whom may have contributed in some way to the would-be shooting.
Becca is taking a break from college to stay with her sister Haley in the newly gentrified neighborhood of Brooklyn. When she discovers her sister and her boyfriend are frequenting hip gatherings at an abandoned aquarium, she falls into a world of skin walking, the band Guacamole Raccoon, government-sponsored drugs, and a mysterious giant sea turtle in what seems to be an empty tank. A companion piece to Pigeon Spikes, this is the second installment of the United States of a Mirror trilogy.
Simon Grindberg is the world's most illustrious children's book writer and illustrator — but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential — but he doesn't yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter's youthful exuberance can unleash Simon's aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. The Stone Witch is a wondrous, hopeful, and heartbreaking new play in which imagination runs wild.
In Mississippi at the turn of the 20th century, the local minister's daughter walks the line between piety and sensuality with the neighborhood doctor, who grew up next door. Jack Cummings III directs this sultry Southern Gothic play by Tennessee Williams. The production is Transport Group's first collaboration with Classic Stage Company.
Syndrome illustrates the seemingly simple dilemma of a man with Tourette's syndrome working up the nerve to meet his parents for dinner, and goes on to portray the varied complexity of the syndrome and its effect upon the person who must live with it. The play is by Kirk Wood Bromley, based upon a concept by Joshua Lewis Berg, who himself was diagnosed with Tourette's at the age of 26 and commissioned the playwright to author it for him. Syndrome is performed by Timothy McCown Reynolds, who originally performed it in 2006 in Untitled Theatre Company #61's Neuro-Fest, and again in 2017 for the SaraSOLO Festival in Sarasota, Florida, where he was awarded its Best Actor award for his performance.
In a strange relationship that lasted 14 years and was conducted exclusively through letters, Pyotor Ilyich Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued by doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the fear that his homosexuality would be discovered, and trapped in a marriage to a woman who was eventually committed to an insane asylum, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an "invisible angel." Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart honors their unique relationship in part through music, including the composer's Piano Trio in A minor.
At a middle school in a seaside town, the unthinkable has happened, placing a bewildered community in the national spotlight. Stuck at home in a state of shocked limbo, Julie and Zander, two 13-year-olds, try to make sense of the chaos they witnessed, their awkward crushes, and an infinitely more complicated future — but the grown-ups are no help at all. An urgent response to our times, This Flat Earth is a startling and deeply felt story of growing up in our confounding world.
The cast features Drama Desk and Theatre World Award winner Cassie Beck (The Humans), Ella Kennedy Davis (Matilda the Musical), Theatre World Award winner Lynda Gravatt (Skeleton Crew), Lucas Papaelias (Once), and Ian Saint-Germain (Tamburlaine). Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent) directs.
Clarion Theater presents two original adaptations of Kafka's great stories: the world premiere production of The Judgment, about a son and his complex relationships with his fiancée, his friend, and his father; followed by The Metamorphosis, Kafka's great classic novella about a young man's transformation. The double bill is directed by Barbara Bregstein.
A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing's insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian. The play raises deep questions: What can we do to heal the world? What is the value of human connection? How can we best bridge fundamental differences? In today's political climate, Blessing's story has chilling resonance.
Spectators have a ringside seat to this blood-pumping revenge tragedy and intimate tribute to lost love. Once a championship boxer, Dee Crosby was taken down in her prime by her own husband. Now that Charlie has been released from prison for her attempted murder, Dee is hell-bent on revenge, no matter the cost. But only Dee's true love, Carmen, can provide her with redemption. The Wholehearted is an unsettling ride through the human heart.
Note: This show includes violent content and is recommended for ages 15 and up.
Identical twin sisters born in Transylvania in 1483 and now living in New York City reveal who vampires truly are through an original epic story. Born without a heartbeat, memories, or inspiration, Mihaela pulls her fangs out and runs from Transylvania to New York in order to love, to be a human being. Yet her "wicked clone" — twin sister Gabriela — follows her through time and space to bring her back to who she was. Mihaela's fangs begin to reappear. However, her dream is more powerful than any fear…
Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore falls for banker's son Tony Kirby. When she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family — including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof, fledgling ballerina sister Essie, and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul — might be too eccentric for the staid Kirby's.