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CARDIFF  | Open: 01/25/17 Close: 01/28/17
Cardiff is based on a true story.

In 1972 in a gritty section of Cardiff, South Wales, on the morning following the installation of his sculpture, British Artist, Garth Evans, recorded the comments of passers-by to this work. When this sculpture was suddenly transported to their neighborhood, residents responded with surprising passion. As they grappled with their encounter with the other, what they actually said provokes us, teaches us and moves us. This play is their words.

Two years ago, Leila Philip, an award-winning writer and Professor of Literature, reviewed the 1972 tape and was excited by the idea of transforming it into a play. She produced a script, and together with Garth Evans, the artist at the heart of the controversy, began working with director Andrew Resto to create Cardiff.

3A Productions has produced the world premieres of All That Might Happen by John Philip and Two Steps Forward by John Philip and Andrew Resto as well as saucy revivals of Sordid Lives and Charles Ludlam’s Camille.

Two Steps Forward  | Open: 05/05/11 Close: 05/21/11
Excited by the possibility of change, more than 132 million Americans voted in the 2008 presidential election. The same day, Californians voted to pass Proposition 8, which provides that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized" in that state. Two Steps Forward follows gay couple Corey and Seth at this historic juncture.  As Seth prepares for a major art opening in New York, the couple’s adopted son, Josh, returns home from college with a girlfriend. Also on hand are Josh's birth mother, the godmother who helped raise him, and a visiting aunt from California. The play is about the true definition of family and the ongoing struggle for civil rights.

Two Steps Forward stars Courtney Allen, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara Mundy, John Philip, Andrew Loren Resto, Brandon Ruckdashel, and Julia Yarwood.