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The Actual Dance, staring playwright and performer Samuel A. Simon, returns to Marc A. Scorca Hall as part of its Fifth Year Anniversary Tour. This award-winning play about love's ultimate journey has toured America moving audiences to laugh, cry, and then cheer! This performance also features musicians Mike Rosengarten on guitar and Elmo Zapp on cello.
A love story with a happy ending, The Actual Dance is told through the eyes and heart of a husband as he struggles with his worst fears in what everyone expects to be his wife's losing battle to breast cancer.
In the hour-long performance, and with original music, the story takes the audience on an emotional and uplifting journey that rewards them with an unexpected happy ending and a universal, life-affirming lesson of hope and faith. The performance is followed by a discussion led by Rev. Gregory Johnson, a national expert on care for the family caregiver.
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.
Join the Greenhouse Ensemble for our first production of 2018.
A mismatched couple negotiating a tryst in a hotel room...a widower coping with life alone...a very large baby and his not-much-older father...two professors confronting the dark past...a sociopath or two...a pink owl and more — all in the same evening!
Dads, Dates and Other Disturbances by Frank Tangredi Directed by Hazen Cuyler
Featuring: Reanna Armellino^ Gail Merzer Behrens^ Charles Black Dan Capalbo Chris Curtland Tom Crouch Catherine Goodman^ Philip O'Gorman Conor Andrew Hall Celine Frances Havard Sean McCoy Keegan McDonald Blaine Mizer Mar Riehl Joey Rotter Spencer Gold^ Sean Walsh
*Actors Equity ^SAG/AFTRA
The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5) is a transatlantic theater project initiated to explore the value of privacy. In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Washington, theaters across the United States and Europe have commissioned playwrights to write five-minute plays themed around the question, "What does privacy mean to you in the digital age?" The results are being presented in different formats by a network of theaters between January 2017 and June 2018. These performances, staged readings, and community forums create an artistic and cultural dialogue centered around varying American and European understandings of privacy.
Note: Performance dates and locations vary. For more information, visit the Goethe-Institut website (URL below).
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.
A simple policeman looks into his heart and turns himself into a wide-eyed folk hero. A hungry trickster makes a hearty meal of a stone and a song. A poignant tale is told of a solitary man washed up by the sea on the faraway coast of Donegal. This is the stuff of which great drama can be wrought.
A one-act play can achieve a kind of greatness. If that one-act play is written by John Millington Synge, Lady Augusta Gregory, or William Butler Yeats, all the better its chances. With their romantic views of the past, and their wondrous sets of laws and techniques, these three lovingly presented plays, full of politics, wild humor, unique displays of language, and deep tragedy, come as close as can be to masterworks.
In addition to their artistic merit, these works are significant to Irish history. In the late 19th century, during the Celtic Twilight (also known as the Irish Literary Revival), Yeats and Lady Gregory turned their attention to Irish theater as a means of increasing national pride and identity through a shared mythology. These short plays, along with many others, were written and performed as part of this initiative. Joined by Synge and Edward Martyn, Yeats and Gregory founded the Irish National Theatre Society, which opened the Abbey Theatre in 1904, solidifying the preservation and presentation of Irish theater going forward.
The plays revived in this tripartite production are the following:
- The Pot of Broth by William Butler Yeats (1905)
- The Rising of the Moon by Lady Augusta Gregory (1907)
- Riders to the Sea by John Millington Synge (1904)