By Athol Fugard
Directed by Ron OJ Parson
This is a play about race. About apartheid, which is technically dead, and racism, which is very much alive. It’s about the to-the-bone love between brothers; the kind that transcends skin color and crosses social chasms. Or not. Family can at times tread a fine line between love and less admirable emotions. Sometimes it even crosses over. These men and their story invite you to explore that complex and compelling contradiction. To dig beneath the surface of what makes us kin, and what happens when we don’t like what we find there. Like all the best plays, "Blood Knot" is both relatable and searingly intimate. And like all the best plays, it will get under your skin.
Next event6/9/2018 2:00 PM
Exit the King
By Eugène Ionesco
Translated by Neil Armfield and Geoffrey Rush
Directed by Kenneth Albers
A fading king teeters on the brink of apocalypse, flanked by two queens and a few dotty subjects. And together they somehow manage to convince us that, of all the events in life, death may be the most ridiculous. It’s absurd, of course. Yet absurdism is the ever-entertaining gateway drug to existential introspection. Sure, jousting with the unknown can be a little unsettling, but the brilliance of this play lies in how beautifully it flips the narrative on those fears. The result is a deeply moving and savagely funny story. Where everyone dies at the end.
Next event6/26/2018 7:30 PM
By John Morogiello
With excerpts from Bernard Shaw
Directed by David Frank
Kidding ourselves. As humans, it may be our greatest skill. That goes for academics and artists; rivals and lovers. And, as it turns out, famous philandering writers like this one, who wrote "Heartbreak House." But self-deception often comes with a reckoning, and Shaw’s comes in the form of Charlotte Payne-Townsend – a whirlwind of wit, beauty and her own notions about love and marriage, thank you very much. There’s so much to swoon about, watching clever people fall in love, cheered on by their equally clever friends. It’s sparkly fun with a spine of steel and a story immersed in real life. It almost makes us pine for autumn.
Next event10/25/2018 7:30 PM