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Based on true stories, The Bench, set in urban decay and rubble, explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. The sparse set is accented with hand-drawn imagery by Daphne Arthur, and the audio design is by world-renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Deep Singh. The Bench is a unique solo theater piece wherein one actor plays five characters, with speech written as dialogue rather than monologues followed by blackouts.
Award-winning actor Sharon Washington, beloved by audiences for her performances in While I Yet Live and String of Pearls — as well as The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway — returns to Primary Stages to share a uniquely personal story in the New York premiere of Feeding the Dragon. As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building's custodian. Shrouded in family mystery, Sharon's story boldly examines how both the power of forgiveness and her lifelong love for the written word have helped her battle dragons of all forms.
A story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of Nothing to Hide reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience directed by Frank Oz.
The Tony Award-winning author, performer, and activist Eve Ensler, whose Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to Manhattan Theatre Club with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler's personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching, and inspiring piece is Tony winner Diane Paulus (Waitress).
An award-winning one-man show with actor Colin Hamell moving seamlessly among more than 20 different roles, Jimmy Titanic is a wholly original Titanic story set between the great ship and heaven. God is a Dublin gangster. The angel Gabriel is the plucky keeper of heaven's gates, and the Titanic's legacy isn't the first-class passengers but 700 crewmen who have attained stardom in the firmament. Jimmy, having gone down with the ship, now enjoys rock-star status, and boy, does he milk it, flirting with angels and rewriting history with a direct line to an unlikely God. Jimmy Titanic is a unique and hilarious take on the story of the most famous ship ever built.
Time No Line is a solo performance based on John Kelly's 40 years of journal writing. The work theatrically combines his deeply personal texts with movement, video, music, song, and live drawing into a "live memoir." His experiences within the East Village art scene of the 1980s, gender performance, and the AIDS epidemic have defined his status as a survivor whose presence challenges the ruptures in our cultural and generational dialogue.