Open: 05/25/16- Close: 05/29/16
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.
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
Big Top at Cunningham Park : Union Turnpike and 196th Street
Open: 05/19/16- Close: 06/05/16
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.
Teatro Circulo : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 05/20/16- Close: 06/05/16
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
Under St Marks : 94 St Marks Place
Open: 05/13/16- Close: 05/28/16
Called “the ultimate satirist of the downtown New York social landscape,” by The New York Times, and “a wonderful performer” by The New Yorker, acclaimed writer and performer Mike Albo’s comedy Spermhood chronicles the year he spent trying to make a baby with his friends, a lesbian couple. Albo explores the insanity of modern digital dating, the reproductive industry, the lingering shadow of AIDS for gay men, and what it takes to be a father.
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: 05/05/16- Close: 05/28/16
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE|
Each member of a lovable, eclectic group of middle schoolers is eager to win the spelling bee. During the proceedings, led by our fearless leaders Rona and Vice Principal Panch, we meet shy Olive, returning champ Chip, distractible Leaf, overachiever Marcy, activist Logainne, and self-assured William and his “magic foot.” Through spelling and hilarious song, the struggles and dreams of the participants are revealed and explored as we root for each one. With a tuneful score and lyrics by William Finn (Falsettos, A New Brain) and a heartfelt, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, this show leaves us laughing as we are each able to see ourselves in the characters and remember a time when we too put everything on the line to win it all.
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church : 30-44 Crescent St
Open: 05/05/16- Close: 06/05/16
VILLAINOUS COMPANY: A CAPER FOR THREE WOMEN|
When Claire returns home from an afternoon of shopping, she discovers one of her packages is missing. Just as she is calling the store, an employee stops by to return the item, then manages to invite herself inside. Before long, larceny and trickery abound as the two women, soon joined by a third, compete in a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse.
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway