AFTERGLOW, the international hit sensation, is a raw, one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections between three men and the broader implications within their relationships. When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night, a new intimate connection begins to form and all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.
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Latonia Moore and Russell Thomas star as secret lovers from rival kingdoms in this timeless romance, directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by James Conlon. With some of the most famous music in all of opera and a gorgeous take on ancient Egypt, this lavish spectacle is the one you've been waiting for.
In this world premiere, Dorothy and Stephen are married co-owners of a failing real estate company. They're shocked when they learn that their teenage son has committed a disturbing crime - and they're devastated when they find out why. In three successive waiting rooms, accompanied by three young professionals, Dorothy and Stephen must overcome confusion, acrimony and bitter regret as they struggle to find a way forward.
Hungry and fed up by rising prices and stagnant wages, humble housewife, Antonia, joins a revolt of a few hundred women at the local supermarket. Determined to live with dignity and rejecting an austerity diet of dog food and birdseed, the women's protest escalates and looting ensues. As police search door to door, Antonia and her friend Margherita frantically try to hide their 'liberated' goods from their husbands and the police. Can't Pay? Don't Pay! is a wildly funny satirical farce written by Nobel Laureate Dario Fo that questions why, in a world of bailed-out banks and overpriced prescription drugs, theft is only a crime when it is committed by those truly in need.
A Chorus Line is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre: the chorus dancers - those valiant, over dedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It's also about competition, and competition might easily be the common denominator that grabs the audience.
Bring the family and watch as Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel get ready to perform in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?
Finding Belle gives us a whole new perspective on fantasy and reality, sharing and caring, and the importance of family togetherness. Cinderella, Snowhite, Little Bo Peep and even Mother Goose confront the mysteries of modern living as they try to help the jaded teen Mary-Mary discover herself, find the lost Belle, save the fairytale world, and prove that you're never too old to believe in imagination, happily-ever-afters, and most importantly, yourself. Audience participation adds to the enjoyment!
Winner of Best Musical from New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and also, Outer Cities Circle Award, as well as the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, FUN HOME is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires.
In this quirky dark comedy, a best-selling author and psychiatrist rushes home to institutionalize his twin sister, only to find himself having to unpack the truth from his family of expert gaslighters, all of whom are playing an insane game of lies and deception with each other.
When two 11-year-old boys have a playground fight, Henry's parents invite Benjamin's mother and father for cocktails, hoping to discuss the situation civilly. But the evening deteriorates into an intense and darkly funny train wreck of finger-pointing, name-calling, tantrums and tears. And that's before they break out the rum.
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.
Written by indie singer songwriter Anais Mitchell and brought to vivid life by experimental theatre director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), the musical began its life as a touring concert and concept album before taking to the stage at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2016. Based on the beloved Greek myth of Orpheus and his supernatural journey into the underworld, Mitchell and Rachel give the story a uniquely modern and American sensibility - their Hades is a fearsome King of The Underworld cum factory fat cat boss that torments lost souls with endless mechanic toil. Orpheus is cast as a struggling musician and the post-apocalyptic, depression-era world he lives in is tormented with wild seasons that smack of climate-change.
Antaeus Theatre Company presents a new, streamlined production of Hamlet, with Shakespearean expert Elizabeth Swain at the helm and long-time company member Ramón de Ocampo in the title role. Following the death of his father, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his uncle now occupies the throne and the queen's bed. Spurred by the ghost of his father and surrounded by spies, Hamlet must choose between moral integrity and vengeance.
Court is a young woman who seems to have had every advantage: A loving, supportive family; A top-flight education. Yet, she's troubled. She's afflicted by shame and guilt because of failure to live up to her own expectations. A messy love life and self-destructive coping strategies like petty lies contribute to her emotional burdens. She runs through a gamut of therapists without doing the work that it takes to benefit from treatment until she encounters one particular practitioner who sees through her mechanisms and connects with her. Court understands that to achieve health, she has to become the hero of her own story. Can she forgive herself for all the stumbles she's made on her life path? One extraordinary day, she finds herself in a situation of deadly danger. She must now become a hero for real, and damn fast, or someone will die. Will Court rise to the occasion?
In a world ravaged by global warming, pandemics, and natural disaster, King Lear is a man who has brought his country through turmoil, but at what cost? Following his award-winning, sold-out performance as Dick Gregory in Turn Me Loose, Joe Morton returns to The Wallis in the titular role of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. The timeless story of ignorance, deceit and the struggle for power sees Lear, an aging king and father, reject the child who truly loves him and is unable to see beyond the lies of his eldest daughters. Lear's blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Paranoia runs deep, and sanity seems scarce, and yet, the play's end provides hope for what is to come after the storm.
Get ready to "Bend and Snap" to Cupcake Theater's Legally Blonde, the hit broadway musical. This star-studded spectacle features a huge cast that represents a whose-who of Los Angeles theater veterans. Elle Woods, the leading lady in Legally Blonde, is always a blast, but this time it's an absolute star turn for American Idol's Margie Mays. Margie was called "The greatest person I've ever met on Idol" by Katy Perry, and had a phenomenal 2-season run on the show. This is Margie's first time performing in Legally Blonde, and Cupcake Theater is thrilled to feature her is this iconic role that you won't want to miss.
During a mission trip to Bangkok, the four members of a Korean Christian girls' youth group discover that their revered pastor has hidden a camera in their hotel bathroom. Samantha is personally wounded that Pastor would do this to her. Kyung-Hwa thinks everyone needs to have lower expectations for men. Jen is worried about how this might affect her college applications. And Mimi's out for blood, as usual.
Primal storytelling and modern sensibility collide in a sensual re-envisioning of Greek myths, as gods and mortals alike endure love, loss, and transformation-all while immersed in a pool of water on stage. Swirling with passion, Mary Zimmerman (author of ANW's award-winning Argonautika) creates this Tony Award-nominated masterpiece that mesmerizes with tales of Midas, Orpheus, Aphrodite, and more in a whimsical and heartbreaking meditation on the joys and perils of being human.
Naturally Tan is a one-woman seriocomic play written and performed by Tanya Thomas, with direction and development by Jessica Lynn Johnson. Told through the bold perspective of a vivacious drag queen named Tanvi, Naturally Tan follows Tanya Thomas' desperation to fit in as a minority in Singapore and her search for acceptance in America.
Based on the true story of the Newsboys Strike of 1899, this family-friendly Tony-winning Disney musical centers on Jack, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of being an artist far away from the big city. When a publishing giant raises newspaper prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack and his fellow newsies band together in protest with the help of a new reporter hungry for her first story.
It's May 7, 1901. Life has begun in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. Milk is being delivered. Breakfast is on the stove. We meet the town gossips, the boys who play baseball and the choirmaster with a secret sorrow. And soon teenagers George Gibbs and Emily Webb will go from friends to puppy love to wedding day and beyond-two families forever joined together. And as they come to terms with the meaning of their lives, this Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic beautifully celebrates our own shared humanity.
A useless braggart, Peer is driven from his hometown for trying to corrupt Solveig, a beautiful young maid who loves Peer and follows him into exile. Peer gets drunk and encounters the Troll King, the dreaded Boyg, the Sphinx, and many unsavory characters. An old man, Peer returns to Solveig and his mother, begging forgiveness for a wasted life.
In The Pitch, a widower, desperate for money, takes a low-level sales job in a "boiler room," while trying to deal with his teenage daughter's newfound autonomy. This powerful new work pulls from Alper's tumultuous personal experiences both in the room and at home, adding the layers of a dramatic and moving father/daughter subplot. The Pitch examines whether or not a person can maintain his integrity and not deviate from his morals, while facing both internal and external pressures.
The world premiere of Sleep with the Angels injects a dollop of magical realism into the everyday lives of two working women. Molly, a busy attorney, has just separated from her husband and is in desperate need of a childcare provider. Juana has recently arrived from Mexico and is looking for a job. It's a perfect match! Soon, Molly and her kids are swept up into Juana's magical and charming ways. But just who is Juana, really?
Kyle visits his childhood home in the suburbs to share a pizza dinner with his parents. His mother is away at a religious retreat, leaving Kyle alone with his father for perhaps the first time in their adult lives. Without his mother hovering around, Kyle seizes on the opportunity to ask his father all the questions about their lives together that he always wondered about. As the evening wears on, the civil dialogue begins to fray, and startling revelations begin to surface. In Slice, Kyle might learn more about his father, and himself, than he ever bargained for.
With 10 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Something Rotten! is a "big, fat hit!" (New York Post). Set in the '90s - the 1590s - this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL!
Hailed as a "revelatory revue full of wonderful moments" and a "funny, affectionate and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," Sondheim on Sondheim is an intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words... and music. Through the use of exclusive interview footage, audiences get an inside look at the personal life and artistic process of famed composer, Stephen Sondheim.
Tambo and Bones are two characters trapped in a minstrel show. It's hard to feel like a real person when you're trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get rich, get even. Imaginative and provocative, Tambo & Bones is a daring and explosive rags-to-riches roast of America's past, present, and future at the intersection of racism and capitalism. And what's at stake, for those deemed less-than-human, is the fate of humanity itself. A co-production with Playwrights Horizons.
An exciting new drama about an aspiring actress who works part-time as a medical receptionist and falls under the spell of a young advertising executive who insists on addressing his cancer diagnosis with alternative medicine. With regrets from their pasts and heavy defenses in place, they stumble into an unlikely chance at love.
What happens when "tiger parenting" goes wrong? Meet Albert and Jennifer Chen-brother and sister, once brilliant students and musicians, now epic failures leading unfulfilling lives. The problem? Their parents set unrealistic standards. The solution? Escape from Irvine & go on an "Asian Freedom Tour" to Shenzhen, China-a hilarious journey filled with colorful characters, intrigue and surprise.
A series of miscommunications turns into a night of survival when a natural disaster strikes the Hollywood Hills. This witty, challenging drama will leave you wondering what just happened and what will happen next, while the people hunkered down in a mansion just try to keep up with what they're becoming amidst the Hollywood dream. Contains mature language, violence, sexual situations, and brief strobe light effects.
A meditation on private identity, the crafting of persona and the agony of life choices, the world premiere of Untitled Baby Play by Nina Braddock is an ode to female friendship. Six women find themselves trapped on an email chain as they plan a friend's baby shower. What starts out as a comedy of manners for the digital age deepens as these women-a doctor, freelance journalist, consultant, teacher, actress and software engineer-contend with cyber miscommunications and email thread snubs, forcing them to question their own convictions, fears and existential angst surrounding the baby issue. When the shower finally comes to pass, neuroses reach full throttle.
Sleep, awakeness, psychosis, enlightenment, coma. How thin is the veil that separates them? The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble explores some of the many states of human awareness with an evening of short "mind excursions" by Harold Pinter with Robert Coover and Hermann Hesse. Collectively titled Wakings!, the ensemble examines the manifestation of consciousness in Pinter's Victoria Station and A Kind of Alaska; Coover's Rip Awake; and Hesse's Siddhartha.
In a last ditch effort to affect change in her life, an isolated woman held captive by her fears and trapped by her own entitlement is forced to surrender to her fate. The vulnerability of humility makes her receptive to direction and kindness and she is inspired to create a world that brings her into meaningful relationships with others.
George and Martha, the American theater's most notoriously dysfunctional couple, have invited the young and naive Nick and Honey over for drinks. What begins as harmless patter escalates to outright marital warfare, with the provincial newcomers caught in the crossfire. We are thrilled to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the hilarious and harrowing Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, arguably Edward Albee's most famous and most vicious masterpiece.