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1776, A Fresh Start is a multidisciplinary theatrical performance with sounds, sights, movements, and rhythms, clamoring in a dystopian future where America has lost its ascendance to Russia, India, and China. When depersonalized American workers plan a rebellion, a memory-erased janitor must make a fateful decision amidst global capitalism gone feral.
Writer, composer, and lyricist Bryan Williams crafts a beautiful and hilarious coming-of-age story about what it takes to pursue your artistic dreams in New York City. Think Rent meets the digital age, Alex & Eugene is a world-premiere musical, suggested by Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, but set in contemporary New York. A group of recently graduated theater kids valiantly fight to hang onto friendship, love, and idealism while pushing to make it in the cutthroat entertainment business. Alex & Eugene is a thoroughly modern tale of young artists struggling to find themselves in a world where their bond with each other is often the only refuge from despair.
In Jonathan Yukich's Apes at Play, a seasoned assassin is hired to wipe out an obscure fringe playwright. Yet as she moves closer to the kill, she uncovers an inexplicable link between herself and the target. Part detective story, part meta-noir, this Kafkaesque comedy takes us on a topsy-turvy quest that explores everything from black holes to criminal clowns.
The Bloody Deed of 1857 is based on the actual murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30, 1857. The scandalous crime captivated the city, filling the columns of every newspaper for months because all evidence pointed at his rejected lover, a devoted mother and conniving widow named Emma Cunningham. But the jury didn't believe a woman could commit such a violent act. Officially, the case remains unsolved, leaving restless ghosts behind to sort through the truth for eternity. Join us for a seance in a secret gilded-age parlor where the spirits will be conjured and encouraged to solve the mystery of the murderer so their wretched souls can finally rest.
August Strindberg Rep will perform Strindberg's Creditors in a new translation by Robert Greer as part of the Dream Up Festival. This masterpiece from Strindberg's naturalist period is rarely excelled in its unity of construction, dramatic tension, and acute psychological analysis, but it is far less performed and anthologized than The Father or Miss Julie. During an afternoon in a lounge at a seaside resort, a revenge is played out as a credulous artist has his mind poisoned against his wife by her former husband. Greer directs.
Fiercely strong women... Broken, corrupt men... Visions of a dark-skinned Christ... And hope blinding light cracks fire into rage-filled time.
Damascus Christophany shows an insurance fraud scheme and questions who will make it out alive.
Jake Shore (writer and director) is an award-winning playwright, novelist, short story writer, director, and educator who teaches courses in playwriting and literature at St. Joseph's College. His play Holy Moly premiered in August 2016 at the Flea Theater and was simultaneously released in tandem with the novel A Country for Fibbing.
Arguably Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, Hamlet features a Danish prince bent on revenge. His target is his uncle, Claudius, who's murdered Hamlet's father to seize the throne. Adding insult to homicide, Claudius has also married Hamlet's mother. In his quest for vengeance, Hamlet descends into madness...or does he?
Note: pay-what-you-can admission. No tickets required.
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.
It's a freezing Catskill winter outside on Gladstone Farms, and pretty frosty inside the farmhouse kitchen too, as three generations of women debate the fate of their matriarch. A holiday weekend with family becomes a fulcrum for change, as recently widowed Elizabeth Gladstone (Dorothy Lyman) faces old age and the loss of her home. Betsy (Abigail Hawk), her daughter, and granddaughter Liz (Jeanne Lauren Smith), each have their own ideas about what should happen. Betsy wants to cash out, while Liz wants to try to hang on to the farm. Tempers are as short as the winter days. But for Elizabeth, the only real question is, can the third act of her life really be the best one yet?
This celebration of Eugene O'Neill's early sea plays — collectively known as the S.S. Glencairn cycle (1914-1917) — engages theatergoers in a unique performance featuring professional actors as well as Hunter College students and alumni. Together, they bring the experiences of sailors far from home to life, as dramatized by one of the true masters of American drama. These three early one-act plays include:
Moon of the Caribbees: Fighting, singing, dancing, and drinking unite sailors anchored in a port far from home as they relax with locals smuggling rum onboard in fruit baskets.
Bound East for Cardiff: After an accident, a dying sailor reflects on old adventures and life at sea in a fog-shrouded ship headed from New York to Wales.
The Long Voyage Home: A sailor's plans to return home to his mother and family after a lengthy journey at sea are derailed when he visits a seedy London bar, where he is drugged, robbed, and shanghaied aboard another ship for a dangerous voyage.
A Gangs of New York-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when early settlers fought for turf in the infamous Five Points area.
Theaterlab presents the world premiere of Magdalena, an intimate multimedia solo work by the award-winning filmmaker and Guggenheim Fellow Gabri Christa. Utilizing storytelling, visuals, and dance, the artist reveals a deeply personal account of experiencing her Dutch mother's dementia and an effort to piece together her past, marked by struggles with war, interracial marriage, and unconventional motherhood.
The titular character — Josephina Magdalena Aleida de Jong — lived a remarkable life. Born in Holland to a modest Dutch family, she survived the severe bombing of her hometown of Rotterdam during World War II and lived to meet a handsome middle-class black man from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, who became her husband. When Magdalena's memories started to fade, her daughter, Gabri Christa, took on the task of rebuilding her mother's life through stories, dance, and images. The resulting 60-minute multimedia piece is part family album, part story of love and race, but above all, a reckoning with the harrowing consequences of a devastating illness that affects an increasing percentage of the world's population.
No Exit — the beautifully wicked play by Jean-Paul Sartre. Three people are lead to a pleasant room where they are to spend eternity. All three know that in life, they were not the best of people and so expect to be tortured by demons. Slowly, their true and more horrible punishment is revealed to them.
During the German occupation of Denmark in World War II, the Nazis closed down Jewish-owned businesses and began to round up the Jews for relocation to concentration camps for the Final Solution. Danish freedom fighters of all ages risked everything in daring, hurried attempts to rescue the entire Jewish population. In this stirring new play, young Annemarie and Kirsti Johansen face soldiers, interrogations, fierce dogs, personal danger, the loss of loved ones and their own fears as they try to help their friend Ellen Rosen escape across the ocean to Sweden and safely. Courage, faith, ingenuity, and even their fledgling acting skills eventually win the day. All the drama, pathos, adventure, terror, and humor that have made Number the Stars a national best seller (and winner of the Newberry Award and the American Library Association Book of the Year Award) come to life in this powerful adaptation.
After freshman Joni joins sorority Theta Beta, she learns that sisterhood means more than the colors you wear. Accompanied by her troubled best friend Kate, Joni spirals down a rabbit hole of bulimia dream ballets, Bachelor restoration comedies, and Dirty Disney ragers. Confronted with a world that confounds her expectations, Joni forces all the members of Theta Beta to ask: What do women owe other women? Period Sisters, a 2018 O'Neill finalist, creates a searing portrait of life as a young 21st century woman. A fierce new voice in the American theater, playwright Ali Viterbi mixes fun with fury, creating the feminist theater you didn't know you needed.
When talented twentysomething Danica moves to New York City to pursue a career as a musician, she assumes things will go off without a hitch. However, on top of her best friend Mary's sudden turn towards all things mature, including such adult activities as grocery shopping, trips to the dentist, and entire afternoons spent not stoned out of her mind, Danica's own overwhelming unemployment and lingering teenage bad habits take a toll. Soon, she begins finding mannequin body parts inexplicably hidden around her new apartment. Unsure if these sinister gifts are the work of a stalker or her own slowly slipping mind, she keeps the secret to herself and does her best to slog onward. As her dread mounts and Danica slowly begins to unravel, her friends become increasingly concerned until things come to a head — literally.
Two women in exile find themselves on strange land where the past, present, and future all collide. Catalina faces imminent death, while Miranda accompanies her in her final hours. They share real and imagined memories of their past, and find in each other a community to help illuminate themes of immigration, gendered violence, religion, and the loneliness of political and spiritual exile. Funny, moving, and thoroughly poetic, The Waters of Friendship is a love letter to friendship and solidarity.
Who can you turn to when trust is betrayed? Dena and her friends love Mr. McCoe; he is the coolest. After Dena's sister dies, he listens, helps her bring up her grades, and prepares to try out for the basketball team. He manipulates the power dynamic so that family, friends, teachers, and school administration are not aware of the dark turn their relationship takes. This is a forthright and caring exploration of a young woman's story reminding us how important it is to pay attention.
An honest, daring look at a student who is sexually assaulted by her teacher. We hope to further the dialogue that will help end the stigma surrounding this crucial issue. As the recent #metoo campaign illustrates, almost every woman has a story involving sexual harassment or abuse of some kind. Stories from schools and churches around the country continue to come to light, making this topic as relevant as it ever was.
Contains sexual violence, assault, and abuse. Not suitable for children under 16.