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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Directed by Anthony McKay
I wonder that you will still be talking, Signior Benedick; nobody marks you.
What, my Lady Disdain are you yet living?
With this opening salvo, Beatrice and Benedick reignite their merry war in Shakespeare’s wittiest play. Located in Messina, Sicily, which seems to produce only golden weather, this sparkling comedy follows these droll sophisticates as they are felled by Cupid’s arrow resulting in a joyous journey of love and laughter.
New plays created by graduate students Eugenie Carabatsos, Karina Cochran
Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Mora V. Harris, Levi Jelks and Joe Necessary.
LORD OF THE FLIES
Adapted for the stage by
Directed by Caden Manson
Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 1-5
Ralph: That’s not the beastie. It’s us.
Lord of the Flies, adapted from the classic novel, tells the tale of 11 students trapped on an island with no adults. They must fend for themselves and make their own rules – their survival depends on it. Some are driven by reason, others by basic human instinct. As they battle for dominance, they slowly realize that the real thing to fear is themselves.
MILK LIKE SUGAR
Directed by Terrence Mosley
We gonna be like lions, y'all!
On her 16th Birthday, Annie makes a pact with her best friends to all get pregnant before the end of the school week. When she tries to follow through with it, the consequences of motherhood cause her to pause and reevaluate. Among school, church, family and pop culture, Annie can’t tell if she needs a baby, or if she needs to find Jesus, or a college degree, or a rich husband.
Directed by Kevin Karol
I wonder if love sometimes does that to you. It alters the physics around you in some way: changing the speed of light and the shape of space and how you experience time.
Cloud Tectonics begins with two seekers colliding in their quest for something to tie them down to reality and to each other. OBIE Award-winning playwright José Rivera uses his mastery of magical realism to turn life on its head and get to the heart of what really matters.
Directed by John Moriarty
They will love me for that which destroys me.
4.48 Psychosis is the story of a woman who feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the small comforts of her life turn sour, she becomes stuck in a loop of guilt and paranoia. Like many of us, she wants to take on the world but is held back by her own inner struggles. The play is ultimately a study on the way clinical depression can alter one's perspective on reality.
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Adapted and Directed by Eleanor Bishop
He hath given his empire
Up to a whore
Antony and Cleopatra brings us face to face with the woman who has been remembered as much for her sexual prowess as for her political authority. Was the most pervasive feminine icon of all time a powerful ruler or a manipulative seductress? Experience this contemporary meditation on Shakespeare’s most complex female character.
THE FULL MONTY
The Broadway Musical
Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Patrick Wilson
Choreographed by Tomé Cousin
Music Directing by Thomas Douglas
What I want? That’s easy…I want a job.
I want to feel like a person instead of a slob.
I want to wake up knowing where I’m gonna go.
Not going nowhere, wandering the streets of Buffalo.
The Full Monty is a story about desperation, hope and humanity. Based on the film of the same name, this American musical shifts the story from Sheffield, England to Buffalo, New York; but it could be anywhere. Anywhere people have experienced unemployment, felt stagnant in their own lives, or had a desire to take their clothes off for money. This hilariously touching story proves that with determination and grit, anything is possible—even going The Full Monty.
The Full Monty
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212.397.4684
BOB AND DAVE AND REN
Written and Directed by Ben Gansky
Inspired by two books by Laurence Weschler: Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees and True to Life, Bob and Dave and Ren explores the conversation between the artists Robert Irwin and David Hockney with Wechsler as their moderator. The three characters explore art, life and love through the lens of a romantic comedy.
THE PLAGUE IN VENICE
Adapted and Directed by Sasha Iliev
April 7-9 and April 19-23
In this classic Commedia Dell’arte scenario, guest director Sasha Iliev will transport us to Venice in the late 16th century. Under the shadow of a possible Ottoman attack, the Venetian Doge and his cohorts must battle Plague from within, as she carefully claims victims and vies for control of the city. Who will win the battle for Venice—and will the City of Water ever be the same?
Directed by Alex J. Frantz
Love is a big, funny word.
Eurydice and Orpheus are a little too young and a little too much in love. A few hours after their wedding, Eurydice falls to her death. Though she is reunited with her father in the afterlife, she remains forever in limbo without memory of her true love. Orpheus must venture to the underworld to rescue her with his song, or they both must learn to love and let go.