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American Cuck seeks to place this alt-right obsession with cuckolding into historical context and to explore the ways in which this newest version of an antique narrative serves as a variation on a formative theme necessary for the country's self-identity. Any rupture in the dominant masques of the plantation fantasy sends the entire republic into crisis. Such ruptures and crises are the focus — and the goal of this piece.
It's business as usual at the Washington, DC Science Museum, where the employees' personal lives keep getting in the way. Jo wants a child but is unable to secure an inseminator. Chet longs to make love, but dating kinda sucks and gaming is way more awesome. Claire searches for purpose by digging directly toward the center of the earth. Vadim prioritizes the needs of others but wouldn't know his own if they crawled into bed with him. Eloise lives in a tree house and brushes her teeth with space particles. When chaos ravages a perfectly average day, these coworkers are flung into a cosmic galactic shift, rearranging their internal cartography. In these desperate times, Cannibal Galaxy: A Love Story is a new play about how we keep breathing as America eats itself alive.
Catharsis, or, Under the Oak Tree, takes us into the mind of The Dreamer, who is in love with The Figment. Throughout the play, they share sentiments, secrets, and snacks, with The Dreamer feeling content in his happy place. However, The Figment begins to realize that he is not real; this causes the oak tree to begin to fall apart, and the roots of what The Dreamer thought was real begins to break.
Concrete Boom: volume one is an evening of cutting-edge, devised visual theater curated by Concrete Temple Theatre and includes excerpts of new work including puppetry by Theodora Skipitares and Concrete Temple as well as dance theater by Kristen Brooks Sandler and dance theater, linguistic performance art by cakeface.
The Could've-Beens is the story of five sperm cells in search of an egg...which they have difficulty finding once they realize they are inside a man. Andy the Anus and Pete the Prostate help the sperm cells on their journey to find a purpose and self-acceptance in this allegorical queer comedy.
We're all familiar with the classic tale of someone waking up in a strange place, in a life or death situation they can only escape from after first disabling their captors. Well, this story is anything but classic. Sure, Isabelle wakes up to find her kidnapper towering over her, and sure, her kidnapper is not sending positive vibes, but this story takes twists and turns that will cause both fear and delight. Isabelle's abductor — so aptly named Chuckie — swears he's protecting her from a virus that could potentially wipe out all of civilization. Is he a hero, or is he a crazed killer? And why are there so many doll babies? In this brand-new 75 minute dramedy, we embark on an emotional journey that takes us six feet underground, and the only possibility of escape involves digging a little deeper.
When Pepper and her husband, Salvatore, meet Delia, a volatile series of dark, passionate, and comic twists and turns is set in motion. Sal, the hotshot new professor in town teaches Faust, the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil. This cautionary tale begins to play out in their lives the moment Sal insists Delia become friends with his wife, beginning a step-by-step progression down a dangerous path. Devil of Choice is a dark, sexy, and funny tale about the things we choose, the people we covet, and the risks we take to get what we want.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics) debuts his newest work, Exquisita Agonía ("Exquisite Agony"), in this world premiere production. According to Cruz, Exquisita Agonía is a love story that explores a middle-aged woman's obsessive quest to find love with a young man who is transformed by the gift of life when he receives a new heart.
For years now, they've been meeting in their dreams. In reality, they've never met.
One wakes each morning and searches for the other. But the other wakes and remembers nothing of their dreams.
Eyes of a Blue Dog, adapted from the short story by Gabriel García Márquez, is an explosion of hopes ignited and extinguished. The Woolgatherers spent a season exploring this story all around New York City — on trains and buses, in parks and grocery stores — piecing together the sounds and images they found. That collage of fantasy and reality is this show: a cyclical dream-play about love — lost and found, sought and forgotten.
Fifteen years ago (2003), Golden Girls LIVE was created by Peter Mac and John Mac as a loving tribute in the style of Brady Bunch LIVE and created a loving drag parody of everyone's favorite sitcom, which played to sold-out audiences at the now shuttered Rose's Turn in the West Village. The shows uses spot-on impersonations of the original actresses as source material (they play Estelle Getty and Beatrice Arthur, respectively) and creating original parody situations, they realized that there was an audience to relive and attend a live taping of this revered sitcom.
The Macs then toured the country coast to coast (NYC to LA to Boston to Las Vegas and now back to NYC) and, to date, over 1,350 performances. To celebrate their 15th anniversary of creating the original Golden Girls LIVE: On Stage!, they have decided to bring her home to NYC for the first time in 15 years. The 'Lost' Reunion Episode, written by Peter Mac, gives the fans what they have always wanted — the reunion episode they never got!
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.
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
An interactive theatrical experience that will use dance, music, and storytelling to explore power, privilege, and perspective. The ultimate goal is to find ways to communicate when divided by different viewpoints.
Iconic star of stage and screen Judy Garland comes alive when the award-winning and critically acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby slippers. For decades, Mac, a self-described "male actress," has been performing his seriously fun and loving Judy Garland Live in Concert shows to critical acclaim. He's renowned for his dead-on renditions of Garland standards, as well as for his bringing a nuanced glimpse to her complex personality and inner life. In fact, he was awarded the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award by Garland's costars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien for his respectful, stunningly accurate portrayal. You'll see Mac as Garland reminisce about her storied life, from Hollywood's golden age to her comeback concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Palace and her friendship with JFK. You never know what Hollywood legends will drop by, so settle in for this intimate cabaret concert biography opening at the Producers Club.
Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents its annual travelling repertory in venues across the city.
King Lear: The aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters based on their love for him. Misunderstanding his youngest daughter's refusal to flatter him, he disowns her in favor of her ruthless, manipulative sisters...who promptly strip him of power, wealth, and sanity. Shakespeare's spectacular tragedy pits good against evil as the exiled princess returns to claim the throne.
All's Well That Ends Well: Having restored the King's health with a miraculous potion, Helena requests Count Bertram's hand in marriage in return. But when the arrogant Bertram refuses to marry beneath his class and flees from both King and bride to the nearest war, Shakespeare's courageous heroine must stop at nothing to bring him home. Meanwhile, Bertram's friends hilariously unmask the swashbuckling braggart Parolles.
Laura Bush is an enigma wrapped in another enigma. She's shy, beautiful, bookish, and in 1963, she blew through a stop sign and killed a guy. It was probably just an accident. Or maybe, just maybe…it was murder. Join Mrs. Bush for this hilarious and heartfelt evening of real-life reminiscences: of her childhood in Texas (all lies!), of her marriage to George W. Bush (a sham!), and of their rapid ascent to the very pinnacle of world power (an abomination!). Don't miss this highly anticipated new work, which shines a light (headlights!) on the intersection of fact and fiction, a topic more timely than ever — as the memories fade, and the Bushes are starting to look like, well, maybe they weren't so bad after all.
Life Among the Aryans, by Ishmael Reed, is a political satire that envisions a future when the downtrodden of the alt-right realize they'd be better off black. The play imagines an America when the political pendulum has swung way back. Now the president is Jewish and the head of the FBI is a black woman, presenting such a nightmare to the far right that they now miss the president they called the Muslim King. The government has enacted reparations to black Americans for the unpaid labor of their ancestors. This inspires envy and desperation among impecunious members of the alt-right. But it also inspires them to a new, uproarious strategy of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." The play offers us a cunning satire of white class consciousness.
Too often, men are pardoned for chauvinistic language, regarding it simply as "locker room talk." This play examines what might happen if a female locker room used similar language. Gender roles are reversed in this athletically stylized work, as waves of arousal inhabit ladies at a gym, stripping them of their traditional values. This satire may or may not answer the burning question behind the female orgasm.
A familiar sight — a romantic Bryant Park wedding — develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare's classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy. A Midsummer Night's Dream's cast will be led by director Drew Valins, assisted by Karla Hendrick, and will feature Drew Valins, Mary Linehan, Brad Frost, Kathleen Simmonds, Bradon Reilley, Serena Miller, Emmanuel Elpenord, David Marantz, Jarrod Bates, Una Clancy, and set design by Jennifer Varbalow.
This production imagines New Yorkers — the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders — as the magical spirits of this beloved Shakespeare comedy. The show is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness, and soul of the place that we call home and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. A Midsummer Night's Dream dares to show us extraordinary magic and everyday miracles hidden in plain sight.
Note: Seating for this free show is limited. First come, first served.
Not for Resale is a play that explores queer identities, queer communities, and the implications of queerness in socially constructed spaces.
A high-spirited, comedic, at times irreverent, and other times vulnerable music-filled production that examines queerness as a place of personal and cultural innovation. And, like any place of innovation and experimentation that has strong aesthetics at work, there is the ever-present danger for appropriation and commodification by capitalist, patriarchal systems. With any visibility comes the danger of this commodification, and the play wrestles with identities being marketed and examines "what is being sold." It suggests that, potentially, queerness may only successfully exist outside of capitalist structures and asks us to consider if it can operate within them. It was devised by queer-identifying performers and drama therapists in NYU's As Performance research series and written by actor and playwright Jess Barbagallo and directed by Alexis Powell.
A resolute woman upends lives in pursuit of security for her teenage son. Acerbic comedy contemplates the breakdown of people's better natures in an uncharitable world.
Robert Kalfin to direct premiere of The Property by Ben Josephson.
Repertorio Español is a theater company that presents a rotating repertory of plays in Spanish. Works by both canonical authors (Lope de Vega, Calderón, García Lorca) and living writers are produced. In presenting these works, the company endeavors to bring the best of Spanish, Latin American, and Hispanic-American theater to a diverse audience, including Hispanics of all backgrounds and non-Spanish speakers. Plays are performed in Spanish with simultaneous translation to English via wireless headsets.
In this Shakespeare play, two young people from rival families meet, fall in love, and defy the stars. Unsurprisingly, things don't end well.
Note: pay-what-you-can admission. No tickets required.
Torn Out Theater, famous for its outdoor, naked Shakespeare productions, returns to Prospect Park with Aphra Behn's famous Restoration comedy, The Rover. This will be the company's first mixed-gender play, and it will use full nudity as a celebration of body freedom and empowerment.
Set in Italy during Carnival, The Rover is a wild-eyed and transgressive story of love, deception, and liberty. For a few enchanted days, the nobility of Europe can become anyone they like — nuns turn into libertines, pirates into socialites, and lovers into strangers. Safe behind the secrecy of their masks, they mingle and play, looking for love, and finding danger.
It's nickel beer night at Freddie's Place. Ken has come to drown his sorrows, but no amount of alcohol can wash away the pain of his broken relationship with Levi, nor the dark and difficult secrets of his past. As you enter Freddie's, you will instantly be transported from New York City streets to a Kentucky dive bar. Pull up a stool, grab a drink, and find yourself immersed in the searing world of She Calls Me Firefly.
Recreating New York City's Victorian nightclub and all-male brothel Paresis Hall, this play romps through a fantasy cabaret with post-gender acts such as Goldie Luxe, Lenny Zenith, Pierre Carrilero, and more. Witness the formation of the modern LGBTQ community.
What happens when we disappear in order to survive, softening our edges and blurring our outlines to the point of invisibility so that the people around us will, well…keep us around? Surfer Girl, Leslye Headland's one-woman play exploring the sin of sloth as part of her Seven Deadly Plays cycle, tackles these questions. Not exactly homeless, never quite broke, always ready to become whomever she needs to be in order to stick around just a little bit longer, Surfer Girl chronicles a young woman's affectless journey through life as she combats that inert state of mind that gives rise to her loss of self and to...couch surfing.
Who decides what art is and where it belongs, and what is the role of race, class, and pedigree? This Is Modern Art, the acclaimed and controversial play by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, based on the 2010 "bombing" of the Art Institute of Chicago by an underground graffiti crew, is making its New York debut. The production by Blessed Unrest is directed by Jessica Burr and performing as part of the inaugural season of Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop. Blessed Unrest brings their award-winning, trademark physicality to a play that has wowed audiences in Chicago, Denver, New Haven, and Houston. The set design features a stage-filling original graffiti piece painted for the production by legendary NYC street artist KEO XMEN. The cast consists of returning Blessed Unrest collaborators J. Stephen Brantley, Nancy McArthur, and Ashley N. Hildreth, as well as the actors making their debut with the company: Andrew Gonzalez, Shakur Tolliver, and Landon G. Woodson.
Based on the swashbuckling story by Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers: 20 Years Later is the second installment of Susane Lee 's four-play adaptation of The D'Artagnan Romances.
Note: pay-what-you-can admission. No tickets required.
To Bare the Rose ||| A Visual Memoir is a solo self-exploration of intimacy and trauma under love. This memoir recounts, redefines, and relearns truths of Black Queer Femme Love and the ways violence retaliates against it. It is an interdisciplinary work encompassing movement, film, voice-overs, installation, and poetry to share the encounters of a lover who fails to love the self and others at the same time. This competition between self-love and self-loss manifests a need for truth-seeking and vulnerability through memory. To Bare the Rose is itself a healing journey through acts of self-research, creating, and baring.
Actor and impersonator Carl David is being held without bail for performing his Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare's King Lear. Carl is forced to perform his King Lear to an unseen online audience of one, as the President restlessly watches remotely from a live and public feed. The stakes are high: If Trump likes Carl and his show, Carl lives. If not, Carl dies. But how can Carl get through a show where he has created a Lear based on Trump himself without offending the audience?
Project Y Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Truth/Dare by Emmy nominee Tori Keenan-Zelt. The play was selected for Kilroy's Long List in 2014.
Truth/Dare revolves around a trio of tween girls who live in their own world built of basements, secrets, loves, and backyard ghosts — until the last sleepover of the summer. High school looms, with the promise and threat of reinvention, and the group fractures as shifting beliefs and identities collide in a traumatic accident that none of them can explain. Four years later, questions and accusations fly as the survivors revisit the scene of the "crime" and try to understand what happened, what they have lost, and how to live now.
Kris, Eyeball, Baby, and Lane are a quartet of techno heathens in Berlin. They try to keep the party bumpin' despite queer loneliness, suicidal thoughts, abusive men, Jesus, and Tomorrow knocking on the door.
Jenna and Kate are best friends...until one drunken night, Kate ends up in the bathroom with Derek, the guy Jenna has a crush on. Afterwards, Kate says she was raped, while Derek claims it was consensual. A play about sexual violence, rape culture, and what it means to listen.
Featuring: Tallie Gabriel, Ellie Gossage, Ed Rosini Michael Fell, Russell Jordan