Chain Theater

Todays Date: 06/30/22
Last Update: 09/02/21 07:39:57 AM
Address: 312 West 36th Street
New York, NY    10018

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STONED TO THE WALL  | Open: 09/14/21 Close: 09/19/21
Triangle Rainbow Theater Productions presents 'STONED TO THE WALL' written by Anthony Fusco and directed by Jesse Marsh. A 90 minute LGBTQ drama about a troubled young gay couple Corey & Bryan that are trying to fix their broken relationship after an incident that takes place at the Stonewall bar in NYC. Can Bryan forgive Corey for his past mistakes, and will Corey be able to move forward after he finds out some new information that Bryan has kept from him. They must decide if their reconnection will rekindle the feelings they once had. 

Take advantage of our special offer of 50% off any seat in Mainstage Premium, Best Available, or right side, by entering code STONED at checkout. Offer valid through September 19, 2021.

Production contains actors in underwear with brief backside nudity.

All actors are vaccinated! All audience members should be vaccinated and able to show proof of vaccination at the door. You can show the white vaccination card or your excelsior pass on your phone.

About the Company: Triangle Rainbow Theater @ The Chain Theater Mainstage
For more information, call (347) 731-8738
YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT  | Open: 09/19/18 Close: 10/07/18
You Wouldn’t Expect unfolds at a local Eugenics office in 1960’s North Carolina where we see the cat-and-mouse workings of the two women who work there.  Here, four African-American woman are pressured to be sterilized, part of a racist practice sanctioned by our government for over a decade.  We are also brought to the squalid shack of a pedophile father angling to get his daughter “fixed” so that he won’t have to deal with outcome of his actions, the offspring. The North Carolina Board enabled county departments of public welfare to petition the Board to sterilize their clients. The majority of these sterilizations were coerced, and academic sources have observed that this was not only an ableist and classist project but also a racist one. Of the 7,686 people who were sterilized in North Carolina after 1933, 5,000 were Black.  The Board remained in operation until 1977. 

Cezar Williams directs a cast of eight, including Cherie Danielle, Adiagha Faizah, Carl Fisk, Erin Gilbreth*, Ross G. Hewitt, Malikha Mallette, Okema T Moore*, and Atiya Yanique Taylor.

Notes from the playwright, Marilynn Barner Anselmi: 
I didn’t know anyone touched by the horror of eugenics; however, after learning of it, it haunted me. So I researched the topic and met many of the victims (in print and in person)—and the characters in You Wouldn’t Expect stepped out of this shameful (and largely unrecorded) chapter in our nation’s history. To date YWE has been performed around the country and the short film version has been around the world. Theatrical performances include: The National Black Theatre Conference, The DC Black Theatre Festival, The August Wilson Center, and several universities including North Carolina State University, University of NC Pembroke, Barton College, NC Wesleyan College and Wellesley College. This is the NYC premiere.

About the Company: American Bard Theater Company

The American Bard Theater Company is a not-for-profit organization serving the Greater New York community. Founded in 2009, our objectives are to produce classical and contemporary plays that connect to our current socio-political climate, to join with our audience in exploring humanity, and to develop a varied network of artists.