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Open: 05/25/16- Close: 05/29/16 Ajax
Ajax tells the story of the great Greek general during the Trojan War, who, deprived of the recognition due to him, goes insane and commits suicide.  

Prior to the beginning of the play, Ajax is enraged because his cousin Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus, rather than to him. He vows to kill the Greek leaders who disgraced him. Before he can enact his extraordinary revenge, though, he is tricked by the goddess Athena into believing that the sheep and cattle that were taken by the Achaeans as spoil are the Greek leaders. He slaughters some of them, and takes the others back to his home to torture, including a ram which he believes to be his main rival, Odysseus.

Venue:
American Theatre Of Actors : 314 West 54th Street
Open: 05/15/16- Close: 06/12/16 Big Apple Circus Raised The Big Top at Cunningham Park Kicking off the Queens Premiere of The Grand
Big Apple Circus

Raised The Big Top at Cunningham Park

Kicking off the Queens Premiere of

The Grand Tour

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:30pm

 

Big Apple Circus raised The Big Top at Cunningham Park on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:30pm, kicking off the Queens Premiere of the company's 38th season show, The Grand Tour! The Circus' own performer and animal trainer, Jenny Vidbel and her loyal pony Frankie pushed the button that finally lifted the tent. Tickets for The Grand Tour start at $25, and the show runs from May 15 – June 12, 2016 under the Big Top at Cunningham Park, located at Union Turnpike and 196th Street in Oakland

Venue:
Big Top at Cunningham Park : Union Turnpike and 196th Street
Open: 05/19/16- Close: 06/05/16 PROSPECT
In this acclaimed, early play by renowned writer Octavio Solis (Se Llama Cristina at INTAR; Pulitzer Prize nominated Lydia at Mark Taper Forum) Scout, a computer programmer with promise of upward mobility, attracts the interest of Liza and Vince, foolhardy opportunists in a complicated relationship. Vince drags the trio home where his wife Elena remains homebound smoking pot, watching porn, and craving snow peas. A drink and drug fueled night between unlikely friends scrapes down desires, secrets, and identities to the bone.

Prospect received its West Coast Premiere at El Teatro Campesino in 1993. It has received subsequent productions at the Latino Chicago Theatre Company, The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, and the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach, CA.

Venue:
Teatro Circulo : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 05/20/16- Close: 06/05/16 Snow
Exploring the power and importance of storytelling, Snow (a new play written by pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward creator Ashley Griffin) follows three disparate storylines that all revolve around the fairy tale Snow White. Utilizing a structure similar to Cloud Atlas and The Hours, six actors playing multiple roles tell the stories of the Grimm Brothers (who originally collected and published the classic fairy tales), the Campbells (a Victorian theatrical family whose lives begin to mirror Snow White), and modern day Astrid (a young woman who, after her abusive mother puts her in a coma, must decide whether or not to wake up). Incorporating aspects of American Gods, and classic storytelling techniques a la Peter and the Starcatcher, Snow is a dark and moving play that mines our storytelling traditions both

Venue:
Under St Marks : 94 St Marks Place