Directed by Tom Amici
Directed by Joe Zarro
Cast: Vance Clemente, Jennifer Leigh, Michael Smith Rivera and Amy Cassel Taft
"Miss Norman's play is simple only in the way that an Edward Hopper painting is simple. As she perfectly captures the intimate details of two individual, ordinary women, this playwright locates the emptiness that fills too many ordinary homes on too many faceless streets in the vast country we live in now."
Does ‘night, Mother say no to hope? It's easy to feel that way after reeling from this play's crushing blow. But there can be hope if there is understanding, and it is Marsha Norman's profound achievement that she brings both understanding and dignity to forgotten and tragic American lives.
The cast of ‘NIGHT, MOTHER includes Leslye Anderson and Evangeline Johns.
‘NIGHT, MOTHER Directed by Max McGuire.
Directed by Jason Jones
Cast: Darcie Champagne, Michael Mason, Doua Moua, Toshi Nakayama, Josh Painting and Samuel H. Perwin
This play is a brilliant exploration through the landscape of the tortured minds of two army veterans, played against the cold indifference of those who are not touched by war. It first appeared at the American Place Theatre on April 30th, 1991, an apparent response to the 1st Gulf war, but the power of this drama forces the audience to conclude that any war is hell.
Directed by Louis Lopardi
Cast: Thomas Francis Murphy and Duvall O'Steen
In FORENSIC AND THE NAVIGATORS, set in the post- apocalyptic future, two rebellious men attempt to liberate an asylum run by a vicious opposing faction. As the story plays out, we discover the two sides may not be so different in their thinking. First performed in 1967, many parallels in this piece can be drawn to present-day conflicts, with both funny and disturbing results.
STATES OF SHOCK, this play is a brilliant exploration through the landscape of the tortured minds of two army veterans, played against the cold indifference of those who are not touched by war. It first appeared at the American Place Theatre on April 30th, 1991, an apparent response to the 1st Gulf war, but the power of his drama forces the audience to conclude that any war is hell.
FORENSIC AND THE NAVIGATORS Directed by Tom Amici
STATES OF SHOCK Directed by Joe Benenati
Mondays & Tuesdays, August 1st through August 29th @ 8pm
SAVAGE/ LOVE by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin is a series of nineteen monologues about the universal hope and fear inevitably involved in forging a relationship. An internal monologue, it travels through the spectrum of one person's journey towards a mutual understanding with a lover.
In 4-H CLUB, three ragged and aimless young men exist in a landscape of apocalypse and destruction. They succumb to occasional fits of violence and paranoia as they search for daily sustenance.
In ROCK GARDEN, a family holding on to the past, a boy must break his ties to become a man. One of Sam Shepard's earliest plays, this family farce explores the depths of alienation in the American home.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, August 2nd through August 31st @ 8pm
SEDUCED, depicts an almost surreal Howard Hughes- like figure in the character of Henry Hackamore, the drama's tragic-comic lead. This comic and brilliantly revealing allegory is both entertaining and often thought provoking.
directed by Joe Zarro
August 5th through August 27th Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm & 8pm
Sam Shepherd explores the complex world of ambition in this beautiful and poetic farce set in the seductive and climate controlled dream machine of Hollywood. He uses his beloved myths to explore the business of myth making.
"Cowboys #2", a rewrite of Sam Shepard's lost first play, tells the story of two young men who create a world for themselves in a void where the only limit is the extent of their imagination. That world begins to dissolve, as an impending external force works to separate and destroy them. As they struggle to survive, they find that force may not be quite so external.
Lastly, in "Chicago", another Obie Award winner, what do you do when your wife is leaving you and the world as you know it is quickly falling apart? You take a bath, of course! Join our hero, Stu, as he does just that in an attempt to cope with his loss, and in doing so, may just save the fate of mankind!
In an experience harkening back to the early days of Café La Mama and Theatre Genesis, these wickedly absurd and surprisingly poignant gems from the Shepard tome is sure to leave an indelible impression on your mind.
Simpatico, Directed by Ann Bowen
Buried Child Directed by Tom Herman
A Lie of the Mind Directed by Dr. Kathy Curtiss
SIMPATICO is about the tough world of the racing fraternity, where Shepard examines guilt and restitution and the real hold of the past.
Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize, BURIED CHILD is set in a squalid farm home occupied by a family filled with suppressed violence and an unease born of deep-seated unhappiness. The family harbors a dark secret. Years earlier, the grandfather had buried an unwanted newborn baby in an undisclosed spot, creating a cloud of guilt.
Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award as the best play, A LIE OF THE MIND tells the story of two families torn apart by a severe incident of spousal abuse. Exploring family dysfunction and the nature of love, the play follows Jake as he searches for meaning after his wife, Beth, struggles with brain damage.