In Christopher Durang's celebrated satire, poor Betty heads to the beach for the summer for some relaxation but instead finds death, destruction, mayhem.... Read more
Looking for a little rest and time to herself, Betty rents a summer share at the beach. But Betty’s luck turns to delicious lunacy when this sensible Everywoman gets drawn into the chaotic world of some very unsavory housemates – her friend Trudy who talks too much; the lewd, semi-naked Buck, who tries to have sex with everyone; and Keith, a possible serial killer who hides in his room with a mysterious hat box. With sand between her toes, walking a thin line between sanity and survival, poor Betty will leave her summer vacation more terrorized than tan.
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.
Harlem Rep presents Lorraine Hansberry's classic play about a working-class African-American family that faces financial salvation or personal ruin after receiving a substantial insurance payment.... Read more
Set in Chicago's South Side, 'A Raisin in the Sun' revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband’s money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.
This new play traces the unlikely friendship of a first-generation college student and her former professor, each struggling privately with a brother's radical choice and the onslaught of the internet’s opinions.... Read more
The play grapples with tribal allegiance and tribal violence and with digital hate and its repercussions in physical space. Simultaneously it explores the limits of teaching and the burning insistence of the best students to make classroom ideas manifest in the world.
The Peoples Improv Theater presents a family-friendly musical comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history, in its story of the demoted planet Pluto's quest of self-discovery.
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The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet! When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the Solar System on a cosmic journey meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again. Best for ages 5 to 10.
Regeneration Theatre presents this rarely seen 1972 Tennessee Williams play, an intensely personal piece that features lost souls with nowhere else to go but the bar in which they find themselves night after night.
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The system has let them down and so they rely on the kindness of each other. That kindness often turns into petty and passionate squabbles with some occasional violence.
In this loose adaptation of the first postmodern Russian novel by Venedik Yerofeyev, poet-drunkard Vienya traverses Moscow in an attempt to catch a train to visit his beloved in the distant suburb of Petuskhi.... Read more
Along the way, he is haunted by fantastic visions, and two mysterious women, seemingly determined to frustrate his plans. In the tradition of anti-theater and the works The Living Theater, Bread and Puppet, and Grotowski, "All Roads" rejects naturalistic forms of storytelling. Instead, a sequence of maniacal fever dreams explore Soviet life through the lens of Vienya’s troubled mind. The show was produced in a developmental run last spring.
Repertorio Español presents this dramatization of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a retired colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession.... Read more
Reduced to penury despite his veteran status, the protagonist and his wife live in anticipation of his pay. But every Friday the mail launch, the only apparent contact with the outside world, comes and goes with the same declaration from the postmaster, “Nothing for the colonel. No one writes to the colonel.” Presented in Spanish, with visual captions in English.
This 90-minute one-woman show, performed monthly at the Episcopal Actors' Guild, tells the story 1930s icon, Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards.... Read more
Young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress in “Dark Victory”, and the Los Angeles Times leaked the Oscar winners early. The bold, defiant, and disillusioned Bette Davis decides to leave the Oscars! Journey into the young starlet's battle to win freedom from the grip and control of the studio moguls of Hollywood. Witness Bette’s most defining moments as a tenacious young starlet fighting her way to the top! See what happens when someone who always wins...loses.
At Repertorio Español, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz debuts his newest play about the survival of a modern family who must confront the past in order to move forward.... Read more
'Exquisita Agonía' (Exquisite Agony) is a delicate but relentless story, which explores a middle-aged woman’s obsessive quest to find fragments of love in a young man who has received the gift of life when he receives a new heart. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System, by request ONLY.
Repertorio Español's 50th season kicks off with the U.S. premiere of this 17th-century Spanish comedy, a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan.... Read more
A comedy of honor, Ana Caro Mallén de Soto's play criticizes the social customs of her era, notably the position of women. The play is considered especially remarkable in its uncommon depiction of its heroine, Leonor. In defiance of popular tradition, Leonor doesn't require the aid of a man, and her happy ending is one of her own making. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. By request for matinee performances.