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American Canvas tells the fascinating story of Philadelphia painter Thomas Eakins through his personal relationships and in the subjects he so carefully studied and rendered – all taking place in a country fresh from war, on the cusp of a new age of industry, and in the middle of a shift in social attitudes.
Combining tongue-in-cheek humor with a dash of derring-do, The American Revolution brings to life George and Martha Washington, King George III, Sam Adams, Paul Revere, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson to present audiences with the origin story of one of the greatest democratic experiments in world history.
In this 50-minute play, seven actors, all performing two feet off the ground, share 21 square feet of space to re-create the entire American fight for independence from Lexington to Yorktown. Using only the actors' bodies, voices, and (pantomimed) cannons, the show evokes an epic time in American history.
Ken Ludwig's acclaimed adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1902 classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, is full of intrigue and...huge laughs. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one, and the renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters follow leads, unravel clues, hit dead-ends, and zigzag with the story until the shockingly funny conclusion.
It's Big Daddy's birthday and no one's talking about what's really going on - except Maggie the Cat, who wants the truth at all costs. Written by Tennessee Williams.
A one-of-a-kind peek into the creative process of original theatre making. Experience solo and ensemble-based works in progress, created by Touchstone's 2016-2017 apprentices with the guidance of the Touchstone family. Always fresh, sometimes provocative, never ordinary.
A Founding Father, a Victorian literary celebrity, and a Russian aristocrat-anarchist walk into a — no, it's not the start of an old joke, but of a provocative new comedy that sets three of the world's greatest thinkers against each other in a battle of wits and wills. Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room that seems to have no exit. Attempting an escape, they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a truth that will set them free. But tempers flare, accusations fly, and they start behaving more like the Marx Brothers than brothers in arms. From playwright and former stand-up comedian Scott Carter (writer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher), this whip-smart comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.
A Founding Father, a Victorian literary celebrity, and a Russian aristocrat/anarchist clash in a provocative new comedy that sets three of the world's greatest thinkers against each other in a battle of wits and wills. Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit. Attempting an escape, they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a truth that will set them free. From playwright and former stand-up comedian Scott Carter (writer of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher), this whip-smart comedy examines just what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.
Winner of over 20 Best Play awards in 2016, including the Tony Award!
After a restless night, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things go bump in the night, and family tensions reach a boiling point. The angst, anguish, and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed — then shoved — into the light in this sidesplitting, hopeful, and heartbreaking play.
The art of storytelling is heavenly when you discover It's a Wonderful Life. The holiday classic comes to life anew as a radio play with five actors, including an imaginative sound-effects artist! George Bailey dreams of traveling the world. His plans are postponed when the family business faces financial problems. Down on his luck, Bailey is at the end of his rope. He questions his purpose in life and considers ending it all. Just then, an angel arrives to show Bailey how the lives of those he loves would be affected if he were not around. Your entire family will love this story from the heart!
Spend an evening with the music of Jerry Herman, and you too will cheer for Broadway's electrifying tribute to this all-American master of song. Taking center stage are some of Broadway's best musicals, including Hello Dolly!, Mame, Mack and Mabel, Dear World, and La Cage aux Folles. Jerry's Girls celebrates glamour, optimism, love, melody, and women! The all-female cast reminds audiences how Herman has given voice to some of Broadway's biggest legends with his unique ability to write comedy, ballads, and showstoppers. He's won multiple Tony, Grammy, Olivier, and Drama Desk Awards, but first and foremost, he's also won people's hearts!
Powerful historical forces determine the destinies of Hugh O'Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, and his ally, Red Hugh O'Donnell, before and after the siege of Kinsale, the ultimate battle in England's conquest of Gaelic Ireland. O'Neill's personal life is complicated by his loving but ill-fated marriage to an English wife, Mabel Bagenal, the daughter of his enemy. O'Neill forges an Irish and Spanish alliance to drive the English out of Ireland while Peter Lombard, Archbishop of Armagh, raises questions as he writes a history of O'Neill's life. What is truth, and what is merely a history of the winners? Find out in this compelling production of Brian Friel's rarely produced masterpiece. Even though the play takes place in the early 1600s in Gaelic Ireland, the political and social machinations are relevant today, as history continues to be written and interpreted by the winners and those who twist the facts to suit their own needs.
Powerful historical forces determine the destinies of Hugh O'Neill and Red Hugh O'Donnell before and after the battle of Kinsale. Although a love match, O'Neill's personal life is complicated by his marriage to an English wife, Mabel Bagenal, the daughter of his enemy. O'Neill forges an Irish and Spanish alliance to drive the English out of Ireland while the Archbishop of Armagh is raising questions while writing a history of O'Neill's life. Is history true? Should it be?
Brace yourself for comic chaos with Noises Off, the rip-roaring play within a play. The opening night performance of the farce Nothing On is just hours away, and as the actors stumble through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling, and sardines flying everywhere, it's complete pandemonium...and we haven't even reached intermission! Can the cast members pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?
This hard-hitting Broadway smash will keep viewers on the edge of their seats! Friends since kindergarten, Chicago cops Joey and Denny are like brothers. Intensely loyal, they want to do right by the force, their family, and each other. Joey is a loner with a bit of a drinking problem. Denny is a family man passed over for promotion one time too many. Their relationship is put on the line after they respond to a domestic disturbance that takes a turn for the worse. Each man's harrowing version of the truth becomes a fight for his own survival.