The Echo Theater Company presents That Perfect Place, a beautiful imagining by writer/performer Brent Jennings of what his mentally challenged brother might have said, had he been able to speak.
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A theatrical glimpse into the private life of Hollywood's original femme fatale, legendary icon Ava Gardner (Elizabeth McGovern, Once Upon a Time in America, Downton Abbey) and her ghost writer Peter Evans begin work on her tell-all biography that will shock Tinseltown
His story keeps changing. Disturbing revelations push the detective to make a decision on whether or not to protect one of her own or to pursue a formal investigation that could upend her life. Blue touches on the inextricable links between power, violence, and the conflict between guardianship and enforcement. Ultimately, the play asks, "What happens when those granted the power to protect us see us as the enemy?
Set at a remote cottage on the coast of Britain after a tsunami wreaks havoc on a nuclear reactor, a married couple's lives are further disrupted by the mysterious appearance of a long-lost colleague, who confronts them with a stunning moral dilemma: what does the older generation owe to those who are young?
Accomplice seems like a fairly simple story, at first. A woman, having an affair with her husband's junior business partner, contrives to seize control of a significant portion of her husband's company assets and dispose of her annoying spouse by poisoning his drink. Of course, if the plot was this simple, this would be a remarkably short entertainment. However, the play manipulates our perceptions of who will be the perpetrator and who will be the victim with plot twists that occur with increasing frequency and velocity. Central to the action is the fact that there's an accomplice in there somewhere, whose participation ensures the success of the whole criminal undertaking.
A Me-Too saga of the iron age, Battlesong of Boudica is a primal spectacle of power and revenge told in song, spoken verse, dance and epic stage violence. Taken from the history of the Iceni Warrior Queen Boudica, famous for her bloody uprising against the invading Romans in 61 A.D., this theatrical event from The School of Night presents a new look at this powerful historical figure who sought revenge after being savaged, dishonored and left for dead and rallied all of Celtic Britannia to revolt, leading to the subject of legends and songs sung across two millennia.
Michael and Nora travel to visit his mother Marianne, a reclusive artist who lives at the edge of the woods in California's Wine Country. As a raging wildfire approaches, Michael must deal with Marianne's stubborn refusal to leave, and the arrival of two unexpected visitors. The rising tension exposes a complicated family history erupting into a larger question about our very survival on this planet.
Somewhere in the near future, a family is about to spend their Sunday together as strong winds and torrential rains rage outside. Meanwhile, three filmmakers journey to the edge of the earth to document a variety of animal extinctions before meeting their own apocalyptic fate. Through an ingenious blend of clowning, puppetry, and plain old theatrical magic, Dimanche paints a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature.
Virtuoso pianist/performer/playwright/ producer Hershey Felder returns to The Wallis for a strictly limited engagement of his acclaimed work, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone. The legendary composer of "Rhapsody in Blue," An American in Paris, and hundreds of other iconic American standards comes to life onstage in a musical masterpiece declared a "Sheer joy" by the San Francisco Chronicle. This musical masterpiece tells the story of legendary American songwriter George Gershwin, who composed his first smash hit at age 21 and went on to compose a dazzling array of songs still wildly popular a century later.
When a loose moose wanders into town holding a Molson Canadian beer and gets stuck in the Polish neighbor's camper trailer, four generations of an Italian/Canadian immigrant family soon realize the moose isn't the only one who is stuck, displaced, and confused.
This unparalleled dramatic reportage strikingly recaptures an incident that must never be forgotten.
Henry's having trouble with a big life decision. River's having trouble re-entering life after a sudden change. When these two strangers are accidentally locked in an old movie theatre overnight, both can't avoid the other's curious probing despite having masterful deflection techniques. By the end of a night filled with emotional confrontation, surprising revelations, reality checks, bad popcorn and old candy, Henry and River realize their lives may have changed forever. Now what?
Featuring fan-favorite songs like "S' Wonderful," "I Got Rhythm," and "Shall We Dance?", MTW's An American in Paris will tell the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Hoping to start a new life, veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret, and realizes he is not her only suitor.
Kathy and Stanley are deeply in love. They want to get married. Stanley is Jewish, Kathy's a Catholic. Interfaith marriages happen all the time in America. But Kathy's father Chris considers Stanley's father Marv to be a hated, sworn enemy and has felt this way for many years. Kathy and Stanley's families are to be united in matrimony. In order to prevent Chris' hate from derailing their happiness, they devise a plan. Stanley's family, aided by Kathy's mother Mary, are about to give Chris a very special education. Hilarity ensues. Chris will ultimately have to reconsider the things that are stressing him out. Why Worry? Jews R 2 Much Fun!
Riverdance as you've never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award‐winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty‐five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground‐breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance-beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.
You Can't Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960's Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
Inspired by a classic film named for a different famous boulevard, the world premiere of this original Latino Theater Company-devised satire tackles ageism while searching for the divine in each of us.