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Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm as her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.
In this one-person tour de force, a man attempts to cure his mother's depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood ("ice cream") and adolescence ("Star Trek") to college ("surprises") and marriage ("falling in love"). But when life deals a bitter blow, the list proves to be helpful to the son in ways that it could never be for the mother. The exhilarating Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter.
Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson is the first chronologically in the playwright's powerful 10-play series dramatizing the African American experience in the Twentieth Century.
The play is a powerful, mystical play set in 1904 in Pennsylvania's Hill District. At a local mill, a black man is accused of stealing a bucket of nails. But rather than confess to a crime he didn't commit, he jumps in the river and becomes a martyr to his co-workers. Riots break out and the workers begin to strike. Against this turbulent backdrop, another young man named Citizen Barlow arrives at the home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old healer who is the keeper of tradition and history for her people. She sends Citizen on a spiritual journey aboard the slave ship Gem of the Ocean — where he must learn about his ancestors and then face the truth about himself.
Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized books, the two men form an unlikely bond. Each is searching for his own brand of forgiveness, but as their friendship develops, Naz accidentally exposes an unexpected source of Dr. Banks's guilt. How might a CIA propaganda operation over 30 years ago have contributed to Getee's death?
Inspired by true events, the world-premiere play Heartland, written by Gabriel Jason Dean, is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions.
In the mid-1960s, a black queer feminist writer's life is changed when her girlfriend tells her some unexpected news. Fifty years later, the reverberations of that moment still echo in the lives of four individuals in the rapidly changing city of San Francisco. Christina Anderson's stunning and complex examination of the universal act of creation — creation of life, of family, of art — spans space and time to inspire a new generation of makers and lovers.
Hype man Verb has been backing up front man rapper Pinnacle since they were kids. Adding beat-maker Peep One to their group sparked a flame and now the interracial trio is flexing serious hip-hop muscle. But when an unarmed black teenager is shot by police, it forces the group to navigate issues of friendship and race. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On), Hype Man asks: what does it mean to be an ally, and who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?
Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's captivating new play with music Indecent took Broadway by storm in 2017. Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch's controversial play God of Vengeance and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it, this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a fierce indictment of censorship and a joyful celebration of art and love.
When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime—and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we're all part of the problem.
Adapted and directed by Simon Reade
Private Tommo Peaceful is going to die tomorrow. A young WWI soldier, Tommo faces the firing squad at dawn and marks the hours by recalling memories from his short but wonderful life, long before the dreadful horrors of war. By Michael Morpurgo, the celebrated author of the Broadway hit War Horse, the moving, funny and heartbreaking one-man play Private Peaceful tours the US for the first time, serving as a timely reminder, now 100 years later, of the heroic sacrifices of WWI veterans. Given impressive 5-star reviews by numerous British newspapers, don't miss this powerful Philadelphia premiere.
In this lyrical, romantic tale, two teens fall in love too quickly and too deeply; the well-known story seems always fresh and new as the star-crossed lovers fly heedlessly toward tragedy.
In one of the poorest cities in America — Reading, Pennsylvania — a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near futures. Set in 2008, this new play's crux is knowing the fate of the characters long before it's even in their sights. Based on Lynn Nottage's extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline.
What does freedom sound like in confinement? In Vessels, seven women explore the transcendental possibilities of music during the Middle Passage. Set in an interactive, sculptural environment that invokes those infamous ships, this interdisciplinary, speculative history work explores singing as a survival tool. Vessels will premiere in fall 2018 in New Orleans before heading to Philadelphia for its indoor world premiere.