Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, this landmark work has electrified audiences around the world. In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For seventeen dancers, this audition is the chance or a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for with every drop of sweat and every hour or training, putting their lives on the line for the opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed of doing: to dance. Featuring an incomparable score including “What I Did for Love,” “One,” and “Dance Ten, Looks Three,” you won’t want to miss this singular sensation!
USITT has been proud to sponsor the USA exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial for over 40 years. This international exhibition of design and technology features the work of professional designers as well as students and theatre architects from around the world.
The Prague Quadrennial (PQ) is the largest performance design event in the world; it is often described as the Olympics or World Fair for performance designers. In recent times, the PQ has served as a meeting point for artists from every continent, artists whose traditions and professional lives might not otherwise converge. By exhibiting thousands of designs from dozens of countries, and by bringing together designers, directors, students, as well as the general public, the PQ provides an unprecedented exchange of ideas that goes well beyond the narrow confines of theatrical design and style. With four major categories of exhibits; National, Thematic, Architectural, and Emerging Artist, the PQ has been a major factor in shaping the direction of world theatre and live performance for the past forty years.
In a well-to-do Victorian home, a doctor innocently invents a new machine to treat female “hysteria.” While his young and lively wife tends to their newborn baby, she begins to wonder what her husband is up to in the next room. As she tries to uncover what all the buzz is about, the doctor’s new invention sends a shock wave through the lives of his patients and to his surprise, his own marriage. Nominated for three Tony awards, this poignant and provocative comedy explores the nature of love, intimacy, and electricity.