Rattlestick Theater presents the story of a doctor of a war-torn and plague-ravaged village who discovers that his touch can cure the plague. A meditation on mourning, redemption, and revenge.... Read more
The village of San Isidro has been without its doctor for eighteen months. Moisés has remained a recluse, refusing to even look at a patient, since the day the army took his wife away during the country’s civil war. But when a mysterious plague begins to ravage the countryside around San Isidro, the local parish priest convinces Moisés to take action. And when Moisés examines his first patient, he discovers he has the miraculous power to heal this plague with the touch of his hand. But among the thousands of pilgrims who flock to San Isidro, Moisés is forced to confront his past, and San Isidro the violence that tore it apart. 'Seven Spots On The Sun' follows each character’s attempt to come to terms with the extraordinary loss they have suffered and the miracles they have witnessed.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
Come catch amazing performances, drink and hang out with fellow Chekhov lovers from around the world. Did we mention there would be vodka and celebrities?
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Join Show-Score Members for an unforgettable night of performances and music centered around Anton Chekhov. If you love the work of this prolific playwright, this is a must see event! And if you don't love Chekhov? Come change your mind! This is a celebration not to be missed!
Featuring music from the Russian troupe Bobok and performances from Sam Underwood (The Following, Homeland), Valorie Curry (The Tick, American Pastoral), singer Lauren Pritchard (Songbird) and poet Alissa Quart (Monetized), Fundamental Theater Project and much, much more! Come for the Chekhov, stay for the vodka and pirorzhki, or vice versa!
Now in it's 7th year, this annual Chekhov Celebration is sponsored by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, hosted by Harriman’s Visiting Chekhov Scholar Laura Strausfeld, and is a blast for any theatergoer, thanks to the fantastic artists in attendance, the entertaining program and the deep conversation one finds at the bottom of a vodka bottle.
“Wear black if you must. But come, commiserate and celebrate,” says Pulitizer-prize-winning theater critic Margo Jefferson, attendee of the 6th annual Chekhov Celebration.
FRIGID new york @ Horse Trade presents a playful and poignant one-man homage to silent film-era comedians, created and performed by Alex Curtis.
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'Chalk' is a whimsical solo show which invites audiences of all ages into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this feel-good romantic romp.
NYC's longest running play (since 1967!), Israel Horovitz's absurdist drama is about five people waiting in line for a mysterious event. Each person battles for first place, becoming increasingly vicious. ... Read more
Ever wait in line? What are you waiting for? Who are these other people? Are they your friends? Enemies? Is someone trying to cheat you. seduce you, cut ahead? Who can you trust? Israel Horovitz’s classic, existential, dark comedy explores these questions in this biting, absurdist allegory that perfectly satirizes the now-timeless theme of America’s constant desire and struggle to be in first place.