The Tank presents an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers; includes a free beer with admission.... Read more
7 rules. 7 writers. 7 new plays. 1 free beer. Every other month. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules. Rules can be general (i.e. "Pants") or specific ("Page one must include a back-handed compliment followed by ten seconds of silence.") Each time you come to 'Rule Of', you'll see different plays with different rules by different writers. And you'll always get a beer on the house.
The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents John Steinbeck's classic drama set in the bleak and gritty California of the Great Depression, where migrant workers wander up and down the fertile valley in search of work.... Read more
The workers are homeless, dispossessed, discriminated against, and desperate to survive.
Among these throngs of men we meet George Milton and Lennie Small, an unlikely pair with a dream of a better life. George is a guardian and big brother to Lennie and Lennie is a constant & loyal companion to George. They arrive a few miles south of Soledad where they find work, and for the first time, a real chance at a better future.
Harlem Repertory Theatre mounts a one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz.
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When Dorothy wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, and munchkins and monkeys, she's charmed but desperate to return home. She sets off on a quest to ask the Wizard for help and along the way befriends a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man without a heart, and a cowardly lion. Journey down the yellow brick road while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-nominated film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard," and "If I Only Had a Brain."
A children's musical from Secret Theatre about Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly.... Read more
Upon setting out, Pete decides it can't hurt to pick up some buried treasure as well, to help make the month's rent. Armed with an endearing crew of misfits like Jolly Roger (the insufferably happy second mate) and Miroslav, the Czech mate (get it?), Pete embarks on a journey complete with songs, sword fights, and plenty of audience interaction.
Secret Theatre's new musical for children about the spirited and feisty young Princess Particular.... Read more
Princess Particular is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it. And today she wants to be a ballerina. King Loadsadough and Queen Patience want their daughter to practice curtseying. Fortunately, her four maids, the Chancellor, and the Lady-in-Waiting are on hand to help the princess to follow her dream! Princess Particular is part of a rotating line-up of children’s musicals, presented every Saturday at The Secret Theatre.
Horse Trade presents 'A Brief History of Beer,' an hour-long, drinkeractive, time-travel adventure.... Read more
In this intoxicating comedy, the audience travels through time, from Ancient Sumeria to today, to help their two hops-loving hosts save beer from a mysterious nefarious villain. Wish Experience has been touring the interactive 'A Brief History of Beer' to pubs and theatres around the world since 2013. And yes, beer is consumed!
Theatre Development Fund showcases the best and brightest Off-Off-Broadway talent at this interactive performance sampler. And Show-Score members enjoy select access!... Read more
TDF's first-ever immersive festival, Performeteria, features short pieces by some of the most innovative Off-Off-Broadway theater and dance companies in New York City. Co-presented with the Baruch Performing Arts Center, the experience takes the audience through multiple levels of theaters, nooks, and hidden spaces within the venue to discover unique, site-specific works from 15 troupes.
Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop infused tuner about Alexander Hamilton began at The Public Theater to rave reviews, then transferred to Broadway where it won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical. ... Read more
A musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, 'Hamilton' is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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Puppetworks presents its marionette adaptation of Charles Perrault's 1697 fairy tale about a crafty talking cat. ... Read more
When Puss' master gives him a pair of magical boots that let him speak, the quick-thinking cat comes up with a plan to repay him—by tricking an ogre into relinquishing his fortune and using the money to bring his master a princess. This puppet show is best for very young children ages 3 and up.
The Artists Crossing presents the New York premiere of Naomi Wallace's drama about three young Texans who spend their nights patrolling the US-Mexico border.... Read more
As the vigilantes wait and watch for people crossing illegally, we see how their haunted pasts have shaped their views of the world. 'The War Boys' examines the timely issues of sexism, racism, and xenophobia in contemporary American culture, and the relationship between young men and violence.
A star studded celebration of the life and works of Sir Peter Shaffer, internationally lauded playwright of 'Equus,' 'Amadeus,' and 'Royal Hunt of the Sun.' ... Read more
This special one-night event celebrates the life and work of Tony Award and Academy Award-winning playwright, Sir Peter Shaffer. From the stables of England, to the Opera houses of Austria, to the Inca kingdom of Peru, Shaffer's complex explorations of the human condition and mastery of memorable theatrical spectacle have excited and challenged audiences worldwide. Featuring special guest tributes including playwright John Guare, actors Juliet Mills and Sam Underwood, video tributes from Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Tom Stoppard, Simon Callow, and Tim Curry, and more artists to be announced. Please join our international ensemble for an evening of theatrical excerpts, tributes, and live music to honor this generous, daring, and vital contributor to the theater. There will also be a post-event reception in the theater’s penthouse space for VIP ticket holders.
The fourth edition of this annual festival of work in development features six new plays in process. ... Read more
'Full of Grace' is a docudrama that looks at the intersection of faith and sexual identity through first-person accounts of LGBT Catholics.
'This Boy Cometh to the Mountain' explores the complexities of family and faith in its story of a blue-collar family living on the edge of a Brooklyn cemetery.
In 'American Dreams' you're invited into the audience of America's most popular game show, where you decide which of three contestants will receive the ultimate prize: citizenship to "the greatest nation on earth."
'Manar' is an examination of grief, paranoia, racial tension, and Islamophobia in Dearborn, MI.
'Pillowtalk' is an intimate two-character drama centered around Sam and Buck, a newlywed interracial gay couple.
'The Arts' is a three-part interdisciplinary work which investigates and deconstructs the history of public funding for the arts in the United States.
For the venues and playing schedule, visit the festival's official website.