Atlas Theatre

Todays Date: 12/15/19
Last Update: 03/22/11 12:10:08 PM

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The Emperor Antony  | Open: 04/14/11 Close: 04/20/11
The rise of the Roman Empire, as seen through the courageous and bleary eyes of the great general and soldier, Marcus Antonius, who defended Rome from the murder of Julius Caesar, only to squander the untold spoils of empire for this passionate obsession with the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. A new rendering of two of Shakespeare’s most resonant tragedies

Directed by Victor Pappas, presented by NYU's Tisch Graduate Acting Program in association with the Department of Design for Stage & Film. A Third Year Production.

Sueno  | Open: 02/02/11 Close: 02/07/11
Based on one of the greatest dramas of the Spanish Golden Age, Suenois a contemporary take on a psychological fable, in which the heir to a powerful throne is kept captive in isolation from birth; one day, he is given free reign to inhabit the world and his destiny – will he become beast or an angel? A despot or divine? Or will his life simply be the stuff that dreams are made on?

Safeword  | Open: 12/02/10 Close: 12/06/10
This premiere play is about the nature of deception and trust--but would you really believe it if I told you?  Would you believe anything you were told in today's media-saturated, spun, reality-programmed world? / Should/ you believe in anything in this world?  What kind of world do we live in, anyway?  What is reality, for that matter? The answers to these questions--and the questions to these answers--are to be found in this new play.  Or are they?

 

Presented by the Graduate Acting Program in association with the Department of Design for Stage & Film. A 3rd Year Production.

Boom  | Open: 09/29/10 Close: 10/05/10
As an apocalyptic explosion looms, only one person – an introverted ichthyologist named Jules – seems to have any sense of what  the cataclysm may mean to the future of humanity; if, indeed, the future of humanity is of any particular importance. A whimsical, thoughtful, deranged, and surprising contemporary comedy.

Tongue Of A Bird  | Open: 02/02/10 Close: 02/07/10
Presented by NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program and the Department of Design for Stage and Film. A 3rd Year Production.

Maxine is a rescue pilot - the best in the business, in fact - but finding stranded hikers is easy work compared to the unaccomplished task of finding herself. A missing girl and her frantic mother awaken in Maxine another journey through the sky: the skies of her memories, her childhood, and the mother who abandoned her. In the lyrical fantasia, only when she can touch down with her demons can Maxine ascend to her mission.

Scenic Designer - David L. Meyer
Costume Designer - Annie Simon
Lighting Designer - Bradley King
Sound Designer - Daniel Kluger
Stage Manager - Kris Carr

Place: America.
Time: America.
An epic solar eclipse marks the end of history and the beginning of "life" as presented on television. While a fledgling Eden tries to bloom in one suburban living room, the desperate memory of something grand savagely bangs on the door. A muted husband, his struggling wife, a terrified single mother, her prescient son, a traveling salesman, a bourbon-soaked radio announcer and everyone at the local television affiliate collide and unravel under darkened skies in this crush of realism, allegory and American myth. [Original NYU Graduate Acting commission]

Place: America.
Time: America.
An epic solar eclipse marks the end of history and the beginning of "life" as presented on television. While a fledgling Eden tries to bloom in one suburban living room, the desperate memory of something grand savagely bangs on the door. A muted husband, his struggling wife, a terrified single mother, her prescient son, a traveling salesman, a bourbon-soaked radio announcer and everyone at the local television affiliate collide and unravel under darkened skies in this crush of realism, allegory and American myth. [Original NYU Graduate Acting commission]

Mud, River, Stone  | Open: 10/01/09 Close: 10/06/09
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions; in this political thriller, an African-American couple from New York lose their way while on vacation in Africa, and stumble into a hostage crisis in a desolate hotel, while the rain relentlessly shuts them—and their fellow hostages—off from the dubious salvation of civilization. This is the third play we’ve done by Lynn Nottage, who just won the Pulitzer Prize for Ruined.

A Midsummer Night's Dream  | Open: 04/16/09 Close: 04/25/09
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is presented by New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program and the Department of Design for Stage and Film. Atlas Theatre, 111 2nd Ave., 3rd Floor. Performs April 16th – 25th at 8:00pm nightly, with a 2:00pm matinee on Sunday, April 19th and Saturday, April 25th.

The greatest romantic fantasy ever written—a world in which the eternal psychic split between men and women is made manifest by warfare in the temporal world of Ancient Greece and the fairy kingdom of Shakespeare’s imagination. Into the woods, indeed...

The Importance Of Being Earnest  | Open: 02/03/09 Close: 02/08/09

A fresh, modern look at Wilde's classic comedy of manners which revolves around two friends, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, their love interests and the problems arising from the two ladies' preference for a husband with the first name Ernest.

The Three Sisters  | Open: 11/25/08 Close: 12/03/08
One of the greatest ensemble pieces of all time, Chekhov's play is a wistful romance of missed chances and wasted opportunities. The Prozorov sisters, carrying the torch for enlightened society in a provincial backwater town, entertain a visiting army garrison, all the while losing their hearts to the dashing soldiers, their quixotic ideals, and a world of what-might- have-been.
The Clean House  | Open: 09/30/08 Close: 10/05/08
This sly, antic comedy tells the story of a Brazilian maid in search of the perfect joke who single-handedly changes the alchemy of an upper-crust home in "metaphysical Connecticut." This play was the break-out hit for Sarah Ruhl, the most acclaimed playwright of her generation (and the first of her plays we have produced), and is a beautiful representation of her unique blend of whimsy, dislocation, theatricality, and surprise.
The Winter's Tale  | Open: 04/16/08 Close: 04/26/08
This romance is one of the bard's greatest examinations of redemption and faith, borne out in a fantastical world of court intrigues, oracles, shepherds and shepherdesses, resurrections, and pursuing bears. King Leontes' inability to accept his wife's fidelity leads to a crisis of conscience that engulfs his entire kingdom and comes close to extinguishing his human heart—until a miracle occurs....
Rabbit Hole  | Open: 01/29/08 Close: 02/03/08
The 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, Rabbit Hole is a poignant and probing look at loss and recovery. A middle-class suburban couple must wrestle with their young son's sudden and accidental death, and how his absence needs to be filled with a renewed presence of affection and understanding in their own lives.
A Perfect Wedding  | Open: 04/13/06 Close: 04/23/06
A Perfect Wedding is the East Coast premiere of a play by Charles Mee, one of our more respected contemporary playwrights (just honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters). A elliptical and passionate drama, a poetic farrago about love, commitment, and passion. Rather like A Midsummer Night's Dream with an edge of contemporary anxiety, a series of supposedly perfect weddings explode into a summertime fantasia, exploring the nature of love in all its tangled combinations. Plenty of songs and dances, too.
The Crucible  | Open: 04/14/05 Close: 04/24/05
Miller's play about the Salem Witch trials, standing in for 1950s America and the "Red Scare" of the day
Shakespeare's R&J  | Open: 02/01/05 Close: 02/06/05
Not Romeo and Juliet, but a chamber piece that harnesses the forbidden passion of the tragedy in a new exciting way.