Set in Oxford, England in the autumn of 1963 at the famous "Rabbit Room" of the Eagle and Child Pub, this play is something of a return to the familiar for C.S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia) and J.R.R. Tolkien (who wrote The Lord of the Rings). Filled with humor, rousing debate, and reconciliation, the two men learn the true value of their friendship with a little help from a few pints of beer and the energetically curious barmaid, Veronica.
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In LIFE SUCKS., a bold and inventive reimagining of Anton Chekhov's classic play, Uncle Vanya, Aaron Posner plumbs the quiet chaos of seven people locked together in the bonds of friendship and family as they wrestle with the ridiculous, humiliating vagaries life imposes: unrequited love, the indignities of aging, the insult of mortality, and the eternally flummoxing quest for a meaningful, satisfying existence. Amidst their irrepressible desires and lingering dissatisfactions, this troupe of hapless yet hopeful souls embark on a comedic, heartfelt, and sometimes tumultuous quest, stumbling upon new perspectives that challenge their core beliefs.
Mami What's Your 20?, is a love letter to a mother who navigates life questioning her place. It's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a reminder that every test life throws at you can be an opportunity to change lanes. The protagonist, a charismatic and relatable woman, serves as both narrator and performer captivating the audience with her humorous anecdotes, and genuine moments of vulnerability.
Boston Court's first-ever immersive play, utilizing the entire building, will take you on a journey behind the curtain to experience the layered and intimate complexities of creating theatre. In this play-within-a-play, a renowned director rehearses a spectacular new production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, "the original #metoo story." But backstage, there's an even bigger drama playing out as the power dynamics of the play and the rehearsal blow up in the course of the night. Don't miss this unique and unexpected world premiere written and directed by Boston Court Artistic Director Jessica Kubzansky.
Terrence McNally's play finds humor within the self-searching American abroad. Two friends travel to India with heavy baggage in tow, reeling from loss and personal demons. The Hindu god Ganesha, manifest in their fellow travelers, points them toward the revelation that sometimes, the greatest journey is surviving life.
Inspired by a true story - Alicia Parla - a 21 year old virgin Cuban girl set the world on fire with the Rumba back in the 1920s. This story begins when Alicia, now a mature woman of 89, is diagnosed with cancer and she refuses to stay in the cancer ward because she claims she is ready to go, because she had a happy and full life. The doctor insists she stay overnight for observation. At night she hears a young girl crying because she too has a terminal illness with just a few months to live. She tries to cheer her up by sharing her story of how she went from a precocious girl who came to the US from Cuba and ended up introducing the US to the Rumba and had an amazing dance career that took her to Paris and many other exciting places. She teaches her that when you live in the moment, and that's what she did when she danced, that you can live forever.
From one of the storytellers behind the film Coco comes a modern take on Don Quixote bursting with imagination and Tejano music. The valiant knight-a.k.a. Jose Quijano-sets out to find his long-lost love. But nothing is as it seems, he gets lost in his fantasies and the community wrestles with his dangerous reality. This fast-paced, bilingual fable about the joys and perils of being the hero of your own story was proclaimed "revelatory" by the San Francisco Chronicle. SCR is thrilled to welcome back Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash to play Jose Quijano.
A classic tale of Americana, set against the backdrop of a western drought, The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash brings lonely souls together as they traverse the struggles of finding who they truly are and how they fit into the world. Laced with humor and charm, The Rainmaker still resonates today with poignancy, hope and courage. A firm part of the canon of twentieth century dramatic literature, revisiting this story will prove to be a satisfying and uplifting theatre experience encouraging audiences to believe in the unbelievable.
The Right Is Ours! is about the extraordinary friendship of two women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, whose efforts spurred the creation of the Women's Suffragist Movement, and the impact of that relationship on the suffragist movement and women getting the right to vote. "The Right is Ours!" is a powerful slogan created by Elizabeth.
A nimble-witted producer, living on credit with several actors in a Broadway hotel, is desperately in need of a good script. He finds one, and, by great good luck, he also finds an angel with $15,000. The play shows how, during a hectic few days, the producer plays hide-and-seek with the angel who wants to withdraw his financial support, manages to outwit creditors, and at the very last moments puts over his play in spite of the most ludicrous and unexpected obstacles.
Life is a relentless sea of terror and peril. And nothing is scarier than impending social plans. When a couple is faced with an evening hosting friends for a casual get-together, their anxious unraveling around this routine socialization takes us on a gut-busting ride we can all identify with. SEA OF TERROR is a dark comedy for anyone who has made plans they wish they could cancel.
Chino, a young and ambitious Korean American who grew up in a foster family on Los Angeles' Eastside, hopes to grow his successful taco stand, "Chino's Underground Tacos," into a brick and mortar restaurant. When Yesenia Tapia, a Mexican American social media influencer, accuses Chino of cultural appropriation and pandering to a gentrifying neighborhood, he must convince the community of his cultural authenticity in a multi-faceted and complicated city.
Artists at Play in association with Latino Theater Company presents This Is Not a True Story, an exhilarating new comedy that tackles, head-on, the fetishization and anti-Asian racism of Orientalist works. Tired racist tropes are upended as the fictional worlds of Madame Butterfly, Miss Saigon and Kumiko the Treasure Hunter collide with modern reality. Three Asian "tragic heroines" find themselves trapped in a loop they can't control - until they claim agency over their lives, determined to break the cycle.
When a house party gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, Neville Strange finds himself caught between his old wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. A nail-biting thriller, the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. Superintendent Battle and his nephew are called in. A carefully unpeeled investigation before our eyes brings the story to a pointed ending.
"We are all travelers, Brother. Our journeys take place inside." Latino Theater Company, in association with San Francisco's Magic Theatre and resident home company Campo Santo, presents the newest work by MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" recipient Luis Alfaro. Humorous and poignant, The Travelers takes place in a monastery alongside Highway 99 in Grangeville, California, population 496 and home to migrant workers. When a stranger stumbles in with a gunshot wound, he is nursed by the brothers of the 936-year-old Carthusian Order - even as the Archdiocese is cutting financial support, casting a shadow. Funny and heartfelt, filled with ritual and absurd touches, The Travelers explores the brothers' struggles against poverty and the complexities of human connection.
Unveiling the gripping complexities of Arthur Miller's Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Olivier Award-Winning story, the action is set in 1950s Brooklyn, near the docks. This timeless masterpiece serves as a powerful exploration of human nature, examining the fragility of relationships, the complications of love, and the devastating impact of unresolved conflicts. The play revolves around Eddie Carbone, a longshoreman whose life unravels when his niece falls for an immigrant. Through its compelling characters and thought-provoking themes, the story exposes the dark underbelly of a tightly-knit community struggling with its own demons, ultimately leading to a haunting climax.