In 2002, UK comedian and 3-time Edinburgh Fringe First winner, Henry Naylor, went to the Afghan War Zone to conduct research for Naylor's Edinburgh Fringe play "Finding Bin Laden." They were threatened by a war criminal, captured by the Mujhadeen, and almost blown up by the Taliban. Now, as the Taliban return to power, Naylor incisively asks: what has been lost in the ruins of Kabul?
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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.
All American, a new drama laced with comedy, time travel and magical realism. The world is so chaotic that time itself has broken. Two families from 1971 and 2021 live in the same house at the same time. A modern-day teen plans a school shooting, but his plans go awry when he connects to the other characters and reconnects to his own humanity.
ARENA: A House Music-al, written by Abel Alvarado, is based on the house music of the 1990's at the legendary ARENA Nightclub in Hollywood. The story follows Lucio, the music minister, with a dynamic voice of the the Apostolic Church where his parents are also the pastors. He also has a closeted relationship with the church guitar player and when his parents find out, all hell breaks loose.
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.
In the not-too-distant future a corporeal tragedy is taking place. Animals have died out and young women are task with bringing them to "bear" in order to protect and save paramount endangered species. A young bearer named Samantha struggles to discover her place in the world and adjust to her new status as a "Bearer" (spoiler alert: it is not one of privilege). The other Bearers, her parents, her doctors - basically nobody in Samantha's world comprehends what she is doing or why leaving her in her own private world.
It's the late '90's and you're hanging out in the basement of an average home, somewhere in suburban America, with two teenagers as they stay up on a school night; chugging soda, watching MTV and preparing for the future. As the morning approaches, their seemingly innocent sleepover reveals another purpose...what are they doing down here?
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.
Who is Mikey? He's been the boogeyman of the streets for months, terrorizing women who are unlucky enough to cross his path. That is, until Anora North, a street busker, tipped off the coppers as to Mikey's whereabouts. That should have been the end of it with Mikey behind lock and key. But last night Mikey escaped and the word on the street is that he's not too happy that Anora ratted him out. News of Mikey's escape breaks at the Busker's Ball, an annual party where Johanna Tart showcases top busking talent in hopes of recruiting new busker's. But Mikey's out there somewhere. Could even be at the party right now looking for that busker that ratted him out.
Cassandra is an original chamber musical with a story by McMahon, a book by Anthea Carns, and featuring the songs of Patti Smith. After centuries of having men write about her--and put words in her mouth--Cassandra is given the opportunity to tell her own story. Invited by The Three Fates, she relives and reflects upon her life, her prophecies and the relationships she has with the three important women in her life: her mother (Hecuba), her avenger (Athena) and her murderer (Clytemnestra). Most powerfully, she considers a question all can find resonant: if you know your actions can't or won't change things, why do you bother?
It's Christmas Eve 2009 and Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC has a decision to make. A parody mashup of holiday classics A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life featuring 9 original songs composed by Valen Shore, with book and lyrics co-written by Shore and Alison Zatta.
A satire of modern conventions surrounding Black identity, The Colored Museum is set in a fictional museum where a collection of 11 "exhibits" have been mounted for public viewing. The sketches explore themes of slavery, stereotypes, Black identity, generational trauma, and intracommunal conflict. Celebration, satire, and subversion, Wolfe called his play "an exorcism and a party." Of the 1986 Joseph Papp Public Theatre production, New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich wrote, "George C. Wolfe says the unthinkable, says it with uncompromising wit, and leaves the audience, as well as a sacred target, in ruins. Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist, almost unheard of in today's timid theatre, who takes no prisoners."
This play follows the excursions of the low life thug Rolly and his son Stevie. Rolly and Stevie have been hired by a Mafioso Boss to burn down a restaurant. Instead of torching the restaurant, the two criminals kidnap the head chef who turns out to be the daughter of the man who hired them and in true three stooges' fashion, chaos ensues.
A Completely Unauthorized Play About The Baddest of The Rock and Roll Bad Boys. Not authorized or endorsed by Motley Crüe. A darkly humorous drama starring Ryan Ruffing, Phillip-Charlie Daniell and Madison Hansen. Rated PG-13. In the early 1980's a band rose up from the streets of Hollywood to become a cultural phenomenon and for one brief shining moment all things seemed possible.
Dead Skin is told from the perspective of seventeen-year-old Andie. She is a human sponge for connection, unaware of the neglect she's endured from all spheres of her life, causing her immense intimacy issues; a simple touch to her hand sends Andie into a spiral of hyper-sexuality and self-hatred simultaneously. Approaching her eighteen birthday, Andie decides that she needs to find her mother to cure her maternal pain. Andie sees visions of her mother everywhere and plays out how her mother and father met in the convenience store she works at. This plot is mirrored by Andie falling for her best friend Maggie (played by Ashlee Juergens), her first queer love, in the same convenience store.