Father, mother, daughter and son are captive and have their mettle tested as they try to prevail over a terrifying situation. Hayes' storytelling is gripping and this taut thriller races to a breathtaking conclusion.
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A searingly innovative and comedic take on an oft-told story, DI LADY DI eschews the fairytale glamor of the people's princess to illuminate her struggles in a paternalistic society and dysfunctional family. Under pressure to sacrifice self and conform to oppressive external demands, the Queen of people's hearts bravely relinquishes illusory dreams to emerge from her crucible-chrysalis as an empowered woman of influence, transcending celebrity and transforming the monarchy. DI LADY DI reveals what is under the looking glass, taking an unflinching gaze into the heart and mind of an icon in turmoil, evocatively expressing lessons learned from her private journey. Through beautiful, multi-layered harmonies and incisive lyrics, DI LADY DI celebrates the transformative possibilities of looking inward, overcoming familial trauma, and the ineffable power of a woman's intuition.
Beer, liquor and football. The three things Dog needs to get by. And right now, he needs a whole lot of each one. A searing dark comedy about a man coping with the death of his dog, "DOG" is a dirty, rollicking dive into the lure of alcohol, the power of America's game and the lengths we'll go to remain in denial - all while waking up from the worst blackout ever.
The musical is an adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story "The Quest of Iranon"; in it, an immortal bard is on a journey to find his lost homeland of Aira. Along the way, he encounters Romnod, a youth who longs for art and music, who joins Iranon on his mission. As they get closer to their destination, though, it becomes clear that Iranon isn't who he seems.
In her lyrical, debut production Emergence: First Flight, artist and spiritual therapist Jenna Wadsworth McCarty asks what's a girl to do when she's born to be an artist but has no idea how to be one? She hangs a blank canvas on the wall and lets the story unravel from there. McCarty invites audience members to witness her process of healing, demonstrating a tenacity for hope amidst a struggle with depression, anxiety, and a loss of purpose and place. When all else fails, she delves deep to emerge. Along with her songs, poetry, and art, she tells a story that touches the untouchable and enlightens the heavy load. Emergence: First Flight is ultimately a story that lifts the audience. Original songs, poetry, and visual arts captivate, while a new piece of art is created during each performance.
An elegant show of contemporary Flamenco, premiered at the Avignon festival, France in 2021, by dancer Aylin Bayaz and guitarist Raul Mannola. With a trajectory of decades as a professional guitarist, Raul has an extensive discography of both traditional Flamenco and Flamenco-Jazz Fusion. The contemporary Flamenco dance of Aylin is made of strength, elegance and delicacy. The show is a musical journey, a growth story via music and dance, where the character discovers a new path by overcoming obstacles.
THE FUNNY MAN is set in a lecture hall at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where Perelman was invited to speak as a guest lecturer in 1976. During the course of his lecture, he dispenses writing advice and talks about some of the colorful figures in his life, such as Groucho Marx, Dorothy Parker, Mike Todd and Bert Lahr. He also describes his comic misadventures while writing travel articles about such exotic locales as China, India and The Garden of Allah (Hollywood).
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.
A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family. They're surprised to find they aren't the only ones with concerns about the match, and it's not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons' idyllic San Francisco residence. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta's social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family - and especially for her daughter Myrtle Mae - Vita decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. At the sanitarium, a frantic Veta explains to the staff that her years living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also. It seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have more influence than expected, but is that really so bad?
Housewife '52, the new "physical-musical" by acclaimed creator and Hollywood Fringe veteran John Wuchte (Scarlett Fever), focuses on a day in the life of four women and the men in their lives as they prepare for a party in 1952. As the women wake, we learn of their dreams and fears and follow them through the day. Secrets are revealed, deceptions are confronted, Tupperware is burped, and laundry is folded. This WORLD PREMIERE features seven full, original songs and the use of a four-piece band (with live percussion) as its tale is also told through gesture, movement and dance, along with song and text, making it a truly unique theatrical experience.
I Wanna Be in Love is a romantic memoir of sorts. Shelley has been in love at various times with different people in widely disparate corners of the globe. Beautiful and gifted with exceptional musical talent, she's a catch. Nonetheless, she is single, and wants to fall in love again. She asks, "Why would anyone want to fall in love? What's the payoff? Why would any sane person put themselves through this?" After all these questions, she still concludes, "I wanna fall in love."
The US premiere of director, screenwriter, author, storyteller and stand-up comedian jD (sic) Shapiro's uniquely comedic account of his unconventional journey from scrappy New Jersey childhood to collaborations with Hollywood icons Mel Brooks ("Robin Hood Men in Tights"), John Travolta ("Battlefield Earth"), Stan Lee ("The Guardian Project"), and many others.
In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), this hip musical will win you over with its sweet story and hot tunes!
Kirsten has been tasked to find heroes in American History for her drama class. She finds herself on a game show called Opposing Viewpoints, where pundits from across the ideological spectrum get to decide which historical figures get to be included in the Almighty 7th Grade History Book, (The audience gets to cast votes, too. Among the figures under consideration: Mercy Otis Warren, a playwright during the American Revolution; Phillis Wheatley, sold into servitude by the chief of her West African tribe, who later purchased her freedom with the earnings from her volume of poetry; Sarah Josepha Hale, magazine editor and originator of the Thanksgiving holiday as we know it today, while glossing over its darker origins.
Olive and Amber are sisters who are ten years apart in age and lifetimes apart in personal experience. Manic and uncontrollable Olive has been living at the family cabin trying to perfect the ultimate suicide note. She also has come to believe the supernatural family folklore. She's interrupted by her younger, controlling sister, Amber, bringing news from the outside. They clash and Olive runs off into the woods in search of her lost family when a drifter appears claiming he knows the supernatural family secrets. Ultimately, the plays covers themes of loss, mental illness, family and reconnection.