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After the Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster. The human population has retreated underground. Experience is simulated. Fertility is regulated. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.
Before Liberace entered the world of glitz and glamour, the legendary showman crossed paths with history's most notorious gangster and his girlfriend, forming a unique bond. Featuring a lavish original score, this world premiere musical explores the phantasmagorical life of the iconic performer and his nearly career-shattering struggle to maintain privacy with respect to his sexual orientation. Friendship, love, and the quest for redemption play out for one of showbiz's most unique trios in the telling of this remarkable story.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood. The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
"Uplifting! Inspirational! This show is also tough to resist. By the end, when the pilots overcame their obstacles and finally got up into the air to the swelling of music, tears welled up in my eyes." - New York Times
A Clockwork Orange lures audiences into the glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of young Alex and his rebellious gang of droogs is a groundbreaking classic of orgiastic violence and sexuality. As hauntingly relevant today as when Anthony Burgess's book was first published in 1962 and when Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation caused a stir in 1971, A Clockwork Orange is an unapologetic celebration of the human condition.
In the year 1949, three elite members of the Poe Society gather in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe. They hope to induct new members into the Society as well as attempt to summon the spirit of Poe and discover how he really died. Their foray into the spirit world through the eyes of a medium takes a sharp left when the spirit of Poe arrives and events do not go the way anyone expected.
The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? is an intimate, multisensory, immersive, paranormal experience located in a 150-year-old speakeasy in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Enjoy a theater event featuring craft cocktails, delicious food, and live music after the show in the beautiful upstairs bar and outdoor patio at St. Mazie Bar & Supper Club.
Held hostage by their past, a family grapples with failure, worth, and a world closing in around them. In this hyper-theatrical production, human beings become objects, music carries the memory of days long gone, and a life is reduced to a mortgage. Theater Mitu's staging of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman explores a landscape of unrealized hopes and asks what happens when you are written out of the American dream.
A new rock opera.
An audience-immersive rock-opera experience, The Demise is a cross between Alice in Wonderland, The Wiz, and Dante's Inferno. The show pushes the boundaries between reality and theater, making an audience member the star of the show. Exploring themes of isolation and the quest for inspiration in the midst of personal despair, The Demise ultimately celebrates the beautiful, complex nature of our world.
Julius Caesar enters Rome on the Feast of Lupercal as a hero beloved by the populace. He has triumphed first over the Gauls, then over the army of the Roman general, Pompey. When the senators see the reaction — including Mark Antony attempting three times to crown him as a king — some take this as a threat to Rome. Senator Cassius in particular has serious misgivings about Caesar's ambition.
As a great storm besets Rome, Brutus ponders his course of action. Disaster threatens the Republic, but the cure may be worse than the disease.
Please join The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company as we explore what would cause the senators of Rome to remove Caesar from power. We also want to examine how these senators ignored and misread the will of the people of Rome, causing a long and bloody civil war once Caesar was gone.
The last great generation of the Roman Republic was full of legendary people. What lessons can we learn from these people for ourselves today?
Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical tells the true story of activists who boldly challenged the legality and optics of the Jim Crow South by riding buses in mixed groups. It features Civil Rights icons Diane Nash, John Seigenthaler, John Lewis, Congress of Racial Equality's original 13 riders, and other fearless activists of the Civil Rights Movement. Freedom Riders is a soaring portrait of the fearless voices of the Movement who used nonviolent direct action to initiate change.
His family, his friends, his secrets...all get left behind.
At age 15 Milo Reynolds had it all - a seat at the popular table, the perfect girlfriend, the "coolest" parents, and friends who worshiped him. So when Milo takes his own life on Monday morning, his friends and family are left questioning everything they thought they knew about him. Generation Me explores the heartbreak, confusion, and survivor's guilt of those left behind. Told in flashbacks that open Milo's story like a mystery, Generation Me identifies a generation more privileged, self-interested, oblivious...and lonelier than ever.
Goodbye Buddy is a dark comedy about a woman sentenced to death and what happens when two guards discover they're all out of ways to kill her. But when the execution goes awry, Buddy develops a relationship with one of the guards in an attempt to stay alive. Along the way, Buddy discovers the reason for her imprisonment, plays the free pass game, and even sings some Billy Joel. Beyond the debauchery, Goodbye Buddy is a play about the absurdity of government, finding friends in the most unlikely of places, and confronting death.
Oscar Isaac returns to the Public Theater in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare's enduring drama Hamlet. Isaac plays the prince caught between thought and action, not to mention anger and anguish, as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by Hamlet's murdered father. As the dead king calls to him from the grave, demanding to be avenged, Hamlet is forced to choose between bearing the oppressor's wrong and taking arms against a sea of troubles. Tony Award winner Sam Gold directs theater's most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption — of the state as well as of the soul.
Julius Caesar, triumphant at the end of a long war, returns to Rome and receives a celebratory welcome. But fear of the citizens' unchecked devotion to Caesar pushes many of his closest friends to wonder how far populist support will take him. Those who fear tyranny and enslavement find themselves at odds with neighbors who want security. The whole city becomes embroiled in the controversy. After Caesar's fateful assassination on the Ides of March, Marc Antony's prophecy comes to pass: "Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge, / With Ate by his side come hot from hell, / Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice / Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war."
In Julius Caesar, audiences see how easy it is for well-intentioned patriots to let disagreement explode into bloody civil war.
Written by award-winning actor and playwright Mark Adrian Ford, this is a play about perseverance. Set in a dystopian realm, a spirited woman named Heroina must search through the seemingly innumerable Mountain of Keys. She is given the right to search until she dies. If she can find the correct key (while fending off unexpected sabotage from con artists, guards, peers, and High Judges), it will open the Great Door to Paradise, improving her life forever. So she's been told. "This is a story about a feisty, middle-aged woman who is dead set on creating a better life for herself," says director Alison Preece. "It's unique, inspiring, and devastatingly funny."
This timeless comedy-drama inspired by true events is really a fun and educational piece all wrapped up in one evening. A Haitian family in modern-day NYC, with Haitian-American kids who just want to live out the American dream. That's almost impossible with immigrant parents, so conflict arises. And out of conflict easily comes comedy for those watching.
In this inventive and highly theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic, two actors give a tour-de-force performance that's sure to delight children and adults alike. Through the magic of theater, Peter and Lucy take viewers to Narnia, where the White Witch has cast a spell that makes it always winter and never Christmas. See them meet Mr. Tumnus the faun and conspire with talking animals to save Narnia. Come face-to-face with Aslan the Great Lion and cheer as Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmund courageously battle the forces of evil and discover that love is the deepest magic of all.
Note: This show is open to everyone but most suitable for ages five and up.
The lives of four young Syrians are changed forever after anti-government protests transpire in the city of Daraa. Throughout the next six years, each of them is forced to undergo a unique and heroic journey, while the turmoil in their country erupts into a full-fledged civil war. From the Middle East to the streets of New Orleans, Lost and Guided is a universal story of love, friendship, and the struggle for happiness. Based on transcripts from writer-director Irene Kapustina's interviews with Syrian refugees living in the U.S.
The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he descends into evil. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance are interwoven with Mary Shelley's letters and diaries, creating parallel narratives as both dramas unfold. This production features music by Bach, Liszt, and Schubert.
Three young men visit the legendary Stonewall Inn for a birthday celebration. With hopes of fixing a broken relationship between Corey and Bryan, a new friend enters who takes an interest in joining them in the birthday bash. Corey's secret birthday gift to himself has more in store than he bargained for. A Night at Stonewall is a short, powerful play about love, awareness, and the consequences of living in a society of app-based hookups.
Note: This show contains some nudity and is for mature audiences. Also, A Night at Stonewall is part of the Strawberry One-Act Festival. Viewers will see three plays in addition to this production. They will vote for the two best plays, directors, and actors from all the shows they see.
Set against the backdrop of theoretical axioms and the discovery of a potentially historic mathematical proof, David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is an extraordinary story of familial devotion and discord, identity, sacrifice, trust, and the precarious pathway linking brilliance and mental instability.
Catherine has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, Robert, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in 103 notebooks her father left behind. A burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness — or genius — has she inherited?
A tale of hope and courage.
A young refugee girl arrives penniless and alone in what appears to be the most frightening place on earth, Qing Cheng – the Dark City. Follow Ahn's journey as the harrowing becomes habitable, and hope and humanity triumph in a dangerous city. Based on the real-life Kowloon Walled City just outside of Hong Kong, this uniquely Chinese/American musical offers up a timely exploration of the refugee experience.
Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 drama chronicles the struggle of the Younger family to escape their impoverished existence on the south side of Chicago and find a more prosperous life away from the limitations of their segregated black community. The decision to move to Clybourne Park, an all-white neighborhood, tests the family's core values and fortitude.
Theresa Hanneck is a celebrated author and veteran feminist warrior; Msemaji Ukweli is a promising young writer who is quickly becoming the leading cultural critic on race, class, and gender for a new generation. When a heated exchange between the two women goes viral, Theresa finds herself ill-equipped to manage her message in the era of 140-character tweets — especially against a rival whose time may have come. A collision of ideals within the feminist movement propels JC Lee's riveting drama from breathless start to surprising finish.
The word "sonder" refers to the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. In Dan Moldovan's new drama, a couple moves into 14 Haven Street to begin their new chapter on the same page where the previous tenants, Mark and Sam, left off. The newbies dig deeper to learn more about Mark and Sam and, along the way, discover what's actually important in the world.
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.
The vibrancy of Vincent van Gogh's paintings is only half his story. He frantically worked on several paintings at a time, experimenting with color and form. Time became his enemy as violent fits of madness and terrifying hallucinations consumed his being. Wrestling a fractured psyche, he nevertheless remained determined to paint the beautiful, fragile world he saw and revealed his struggle to his brother Theo. Van Gogh's Ear brings the painter's tormented creativity to life. "If my work is that of a madman," said the play's subject, "I should prefer my insanity to the sanity of others."
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.