Directed by Ansley Valentine
Loosly based on Euripides' tragedy Medea, this provocative drama set on the bleak ghostly landscape of the Bog of Cats discloses one woman's courageous attempts to pay claim to that which is hers, as her world is torn in two. Hester Swane, an Irish Traveller, attempts to come to terms with a lifetime of abandonment in a furious uncompromising tale of greed and betrayal, memory and self-sacrifice.
Directed by Lawrence Lesher
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share their childhood home and an inability to cope. Movie-star sister Masha supports them financially – but when she visits, bringing boy-toy Spike, old resentments flare up and she threatens to sell the house. The drama reaches a hysterical climax at a Snow-White- themed costume party. This absurd comedy about a bickering family puts the fun in dysfunctional!
Now in its 16th year, Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festival–an annual celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Since New Stages Festival's 2004 inception, more than 80 plays have been produced as a developmental production or staged reading.
BY DAVE HARRIS, DIRECTED BY MONTY COLE
October 23 - November 9
Tanya is determined to break her son out of death row—or die trying. She'll need guns. She'll need to get her hair done. She'll need to save her son; but at what cost? This explosive tragicomedy challenges notions of motherhood, justice and generational trauma. Recommended for mature audiences.
In the Sick Bay of the Santa Maria
BY RAJIV JOSEPH, DIRECTED BY ROBERT O'HARA
October 26 - November 10
It’s 1492, and the Santa Maria sets sail towards a dangerous New World. In the ship’s dank and diseased belly, a young man with visions of sea monsters and the voice of an angel seeks counsel from a grotesque old physician. But nothing can prepare them for the freedom and salvation—and the prison and damnation—that lies dead ahead. Recommended for mature audiences.
Directed by Kristin Schoenback
Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist drama, inspired by the real-life case of accused criminal Ruth Snyder, tells the story of Young Woman who works as a stenographer in an industrial, male-dominated world. Societal, economic and domestic pressures seem to control her life. She must decide if she will accept her routine existence. Will she ever find human connection? To what lengths will she go to gain her freedom?
Adapted by Joe Landry
No man is a failure who has friends.
You won’t want to miss this heartwarming American classic presented as a 1940’s radio show. This beloved story is enhanced with a lush soundscape performed by the actors live on stage. Bedford Falls and the Bailey Family have never sounded better than in this captivating retelling. Bring your whole family to celebrate the holiday season.
Presented as a part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series at the 1700 Theatre
By Will Arbery | Directed by Audrey Francis
Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues: Isabel's got pains. Anne's got slugs. And Genevieve doesn't want to talk about hers. She just wants you to eat the damn hummus (she made it!). Fresh from its wildly successful Off-Broadway debut and remount, PLANO is “as funny as it is powerfully disturbing” (VULTURE) that TimeOut NY called “experimental theater perfection.” Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Audrey Francis returns to direct at First Floor Theater, where she previously co-directed FFT’s first production in 2012.