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The Burial at Thebes  | Open: 09/07/06 Close: 09/23/06
A version of Sophocles' Antigone

In a New York premiere, Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaneyinfuses with new fire this ancient drama of blood loyaltycolliding with the muscle of state authority "In Heaney's version, the drama is a quick, taut, invigorating read that promises to play well on the stage . . . Heaney's vision of the ethical dilemma of ancient Thebes is lucidly rendered." —Jamie James, Los Angeles Times"

The Screwtape Letters  | Open: 03/01/06 Close: 04/10/06
Screwtape Letters follows the amusing and sardonic twists and turns of Screwtape, a senior demon as he advises a junior tempter on how to "undermine faith and prevent the formation of virtues in the life of a human who has converted to Christianity." Penned with the help of his secretary Toadpipe, Screwtape carries on a correspondence with the junior devil brimming with instructional gems on how to play into human weakness in order to sway a soul.
The fallen 9/11  | Open: 09/06/05 Close: 09/24/05
Set on the morning of September 11, 2001, two men – a NYC Firefighter and high-powered attorney - find themselves fatefully brought together, trapped below the rubble of one of the two towers. Under these surreal and tragic circumstances, their dialogue leads each on a path of self-discovery and revelation.

A portion of profits will go to the "Let Us Do Good" Children's Foundation, established in memory of Firefighter Stephen Siller. More information on The Fallen 9/11 and "Let Us Do Good" Children's Foundation can be found at their respective websites www.TheFallen911.com and www.tunneltotowersrun.org.

Coole Lady  | Open: 04/20/05 Close: 04/30/05
A one-woman play performed by the celebrated Joan McCready of the Belfast Lyric Theatre. COOLE LADY is an entrancingly human portrait of larger-than-life Lady Gregory, the Irish playwright, folklorist, and political firebrand whose patronage of Yeats and founding of the Abbey Theatre launched a literary renaissance in Ireland. Lady Gregory's public confrontations, numerous setbacks, and triumphant role in renewing a vanishing culture embody the sacrifice and indefatigable will that underlie all great art. Her story is that of Ireland itself in its struggle to preserve a national identity.www.handcartensemble.org