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Open: 05/23/19- Close: 06/02/19 BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
“Shakespeare's poetic language has always been the argot of lovers, but never have two people been wooed and won by it so intensely than the characters in John Minigan's compelling Breaking the Shakespeare Code. It is one of the finest plays you'll see… Stephen Brotebeck has directed a brilliantly acted production of [John] Minigan's intelligent play about the coded language of reluctant lovers. [Miranda] Jonte and [Tim] Weinert electrify the stage like a modern Beatrice and Benedick with their exquisitely nuanced performances and onstage chemistry. In many ways, the play is a love letter to the power of Shakespeare's words as well as to the acting profession itself, and anyone who cares about either of these things will find this show exhilarating.” - Pete Hemstead, Theatermania

Venue:
Black Box @ 440 Studios : 440 Lafayette St, 3rd Floor
Open: 05/18/19- Close: 06/01/19 Compagnia de' Colombari presents More Or Less I Am in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday
Compagnia de' Colombari

presents

More Or Less I Am

 

in celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th Birthday

 

"For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."

 - Walt Whitman

 

Venue:
Brooklyn Public Library : One Grand Army Plaza
Open: 05/17/19- Close: 06/01/19 THE VIRTUOUS FALL OF THE GIRLS FROM OUR LADY OF SORROWS
Spicy Witch Productions’ seventh season will explore the vital relationship between speech and power with William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure in repertory with the World Premiere of The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows by 2019 Writer-in-Residence Gina Femia. In the wake of the political and cultural tumults women have endured this year, SWP's season re-examines a frustratingly timeless question: even if you speak the truth, who will believe you?

The Virtuous Fall of the Girls from Our Lady of Sorrows, inspired by Shakespeare’s famous problem play, is a hilarious exploration of teenage revolution in the face of petty authoritarianism. Set in a Catholic girls’ school, Gina Femia's play recounts the ripple effects caused by one student's decision to produce M4M2, a controversial sequel to Measure for Measure.

Venue:
Flea Theater Mainstage : 41 White Street
Open: 05/23/19- Close: 06/08/19 TO SHE WHO WAITS
Meg and Jack were childhood sweethearts, who got married, and when their daughter, Hannah, was born, Meg stayed home with her, while Jack worked. They were happy. Then their church hired a new pastor. Flash forward … Jack is dead, and Meg is fighting the church she fled for custody of Hannah. Now that Meg is about to see Hannah for the first time in two years, the clock is already ticking. She will only have 12 visits to convince Hannah, who is openly hostile toward her, to leave the church she loves and its promise of salvation, to live with Meg -- the mother who left her behind.

Written by Bob Clyman

Directed by Maria Aladren

Produced by American Renaissance Theater Company

The cast features Lee Eden, Brian Homer, Carol Todd, and Kathleen Swan.

Venue:
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios : 244 West 54th St. - 12th Floor