The Passionate romance of Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz, a 17th-century nun and the Countess Maria Luisa de Paredes, Vicereine of Mexico. Odalys Nanin stars as legendary Mexican nun Sor Juana, who wooed a countess (LeeAnn Gutierrez Fluter) with poems that still live today. Based on the novel Sor Juana's Second Dream by Alicia Gaspar de Alba. Sor Juana is considered the most prolific poet of the golden age and the first feminist of the new world. She was named the tenth muse (the Sappho of the Americas). She was a musician, playwright and a Lesbian trapped in a nun's habit. The poems to Lysi (Countess de Paredes) are woven into the dialogue of the play offering the audience a window into their intimate relationship in the confined world in which they lived. These are soulmates who are in a predicament where society's rules forbid the consummation of their love.
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Go ahead - take the apple. The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble re-envisions the groundbreaking, Obie award-winning The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie, a unique "ceremony/celebration/exploration" that delights in life as seen through the Book of Genesis and other iconic events.
The pilgrimage tradition is turned on its head when two outwardly unremarkable, middle-aged women throw themselves into a rousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposites will do for the suffering she hides within. Margaret, an uptight example of WASP prerogative, has just discovered a lump in her breast but hasn't told her friend. More adventurous Katharine seeks a respite from the haunting of her son, Walter, and even thinks of kissing the leprous hordes of Bombay to atone for the way she rejected him and maybe, she thinks, contributed to the gay-bashing in which he died. Faced with the women's despair, who but Ganesh, the Hindu god with an elephant's head, could intervene? Fluid in his power to assume any guise, at peace with all things, Ganesh is the spiritual center around which the play spins itself, drawing upon the tragic and the comic, the beautiful and the deplorable. Can Ganesh bring relief to the pain abiding within each of the women's hearts?
Get swept away by the infectious music, funny story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a worldwide phenomenon. On the eve of her wedding on an idyllic Greek island, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings back 3 men from her mother's past. Featuring over 20 ABBA songs, including the hits "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me," this high-spirited, feel-good sensation will have you singing and dancing in the aisles!
The Los Angeles premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's funny and astonishing Tony-nominated The Children is a taut and disquieting thriller about responsibility, reparation and what one generation owes the next. With the outside world in utter chaos following a devastating environmental disaster, two retired nuclear engineers live a quiet life in a remote cottage on the lonely British coast - until a surprise visit from a former colleague upends the couple's equilibrium and trust.
Having a dream is like running with scissors. Harley, a singer-songwriter whose wife is expecting their first child, has decided to hang up his dream before it destroys his family. On his way to pawn his guitar, he stumbles across the bar where his musical hero, Floyd Whitaker, died. Upon entering, he finds an inhospitable bartender and a single, surly customer, who's strumming the blues on an old guitar. How could he resist an adventure like this?
Originally produced on Broadway in 2018, Head Over Heels has been reimagined for the Playhouse by Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton in an all new experiential production. The Playhouse will be transformed to accommodate the new vision for the show, putting the audience in the center of the action. This musical comedy adaptation of The Arcadiaby Sir Philip Sidney is set to the music of the iconic 1980s all-female rock band The Go-Go's and features the hit songs, We Got the Beat, Our Lips Are Sealed, Vacation, Belinda Carlisle's Heaven is a Place on Earth and Mad About You. The audience will join in the journey as a royal family searches to save their kingdom and discovers the joy of each other along the way.
Welcome to the sultry, jazz-filled Paradise Club. It’s 1949 in Detroit, and trumpet-playing club owner Blue has a tough decision to make. Should he sell his jazz joint as gentrification is banging on the door? The house band is desperate to stay, Blue’s demons are tempting him to leave, and the arrival of a seductive stranger turns everything upside down. In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau’s (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise.
Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more cooking, more comedy, more music and more potentially dangerous science stuff. Prepare for an evening unlike any other and if Brown calls for volunteers... think twice.
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo. . . where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. . . and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who has made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out.
Storybook Theatre presents its musical version of the classic story Goldilocks And The Three Bears. There is plenty of audience participation as the children help Goldilocks in the comical forest adventure with the three bears. Goldilocks learns that bears can be people, too.
One actor inhabits every role in this hilariously touching stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. George Bailey, Clarence, Mr. Potter, and all come to life as a single actor tells the heartwarming story of effect one man's life has on the people around him.
It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his acclaimed performances as Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members (from his most recent play) to his country home for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests meets with foul play, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim meets with a similar fate. The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
The Band's Visit is about a meeting of two groups of strangers, brought together by a simple mishap. Instead of ending up in the bustling city of Petah Tikva in Israel, an Egyptian police band accidentally end up in the small, isolated town of the similarly-pronounced Bet Hatikva and are taken in by the locals for one night. Although the setting is the catalyst for David Yazbek's beautiful, Middle Eastern-infused score, you could pick this story up and place it in any isolated town or village anywhere in the world. It is this universal aspect to the story that audiences are connecting to. A small, "unimportant" story is speaking volumes about humanity and how we can form bonds with those we usually wouldn't encounter in our regular lives. How do we overcome our loneliness? How do we re-connect with our estranged loved ones?
Nominated for five Tony Awards, this New York Times Critics' Pick welcomes theatregoers of all ages into an immersive experience that is brimming with Christmas spirit. Featuring dazzling staging, moving storytelling, and 12 cherished Christmas carols, including “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” it is “so infectious you’ll leave the theatre with a heart full of joy and light” (Entertainment Weekly).
Part II of the Christmas at Pemberley trilogy! In this new riff on "Pride and Prejudice," Darcy and Elizabeth must now contend with hijinks amongst the staff, all while preparing for the family to visit. Both touching and charming The Wickhams is a comic-drama where Jane Austen meets "Downton Abbey."
P3 Theatre presents a world premiere musical parody: My (Unauthorized) Hallmark Movie Musical. How long has it been since you've enjoyed a truly romantic experience? Admit it: We are suckers for a story with romance. Watch My (unauthorized) Hallmark Movie Musical and discover a writer who dreams herself awake and re-discovers romance in a nonconventional way. In this innovative one-woman show supported by a cast of eight characters in her imagination via multimedia, we escape into her movie fantasy where men and women find courage and acceptance to speak their own voice without judgment. Frivolous, fractured, and fun musical moments take you on a ride of pure joy . . . where love always wins.