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Weekdays of performance, noon to 5 pm and 6:30 pm to 8 pm
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Upcoming Performances

4.48 Psychosis

Sarah Kane
Directed by John Moriarty
Feb. 17-19

They will love me for that which destroys me.

4.48 Psychosis is the story of a woman who feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the small comforts of her life turn sour, she becomes stuck in a loop of guilt and paranoia. Like many of us, she wants to take on the world but is held back by her own inner struggles. The play is ultimately a study on the way clinical depression can alter one's perspective on reality.

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Eleanor Bishop
Feb. 17-20

He hath given his empire
Up to a whore

Antony and Cleopatra brings us face to face with the woman who has been remembered as much for her sexual prowess as for her political authority. Was the most pervasive feminine icon of all time a powerful ruler or a manipulative seductress? Experience this contemporary meditation on Shakespeare’s most complex female character.

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The Full Monty, The Broadway Musical

The Broadway Musical
Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Patrick Wilson
Choreographed by Tomé Cousin
Music Directing by Thomas Douglas
Feb. 18-27

What I want? That’s easy…I want a job.
I want to feel like a person instead of a slob.
I want to wake up knowing where I’m gonna go.
Not going nowhere, wandering the streets of Buffalo.

The Full Monty is a story about desperation, hope and humanity. Based on the film of the same name, this American musical shifts the story from Sheffield, England to Buffalo, New York; but it could be anywhere. Anywhere people have experienced unemployment, felt stagnant in their own lives, or had a desire to take their clothes off for money. This hilariously touching story proves that with determination and grit, anything is possible—even going The Full Monty.

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The Full Monty
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212.397.4684

Bob and Dave and Ren

Written and Directed by Ben Gansky
March 23-25

Inspired by two books by Laurence Weschler: Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees and True to Life, Bob and Dave and Ren explores the conversation between the artists Robert Irwin and David Hockney with Wechsler as their moderator. The three characters explore art, life and love through the lens of a romantic comedy.

2015-2016 New Works Series

New plays created by graduate students Eugenie Carabatsos, Karina Cochran
Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Mora V. Harris, Levi Jelks and Joe Necessary.

The Plague in Venice

Flaminio Scala
Adapted and Directed by Sasha Iliev
April 7-9 and April 19-23

In this classic Commedia Dell’arte scenario, guest director Sasha Iliev will transport us to Venice in the late 16th century. Under the shadow of a possible Ottoman attack, the Venetian Doge and his cohorts must battle Plague from within, as she carefully claims victims and vies for control of the city. Who will win the battle for Venice—and will the City of Water ever be the same?

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Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Alex J. Frantz
April 20-22

Love is a big, funny word.

Eurydice and Orpheus are a little too young and a little too much in love. A few hours after their wedding, Eurydice falls to her death. Though she is reunited with her father in the afterlife, she remains forever in limbo without memory of her true love. Orpheus must venture to the underworld to rescue her with his song, or they both must learn to love and let go.