Gúna Nua and Ramblinman presents
Madeleine is an ugly duckling but convinced she's a swan. She spends her days on her grandfather's farm hanging daisy chains on fences and befriending chickens, wearing frocks and black patent shoes and dreaming of the day when Johnno Boyle O'Connor will return her affections. But there's nothing idyllic about this childhood.
An illicit affair between a high school math teacher and her fifteen year-old student is told through the eyes of the student's cell phone.
The performing and visual artists of Monk Parrots return to 59E59 with their distinct style of fearless theatre in Welcome to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A dark musical comedy set in Dharhan, the play takes an intimate look at the lives of U.S. expats searching for the American dream in a foreign land.
Allison Bressi and Diana Buckhantz presents
A story of dreams, ambition, love, and heartbreak. Songbird, based on Anton Chekov's The Seagull features a sultry soundtrack that pays homage to music and lyricist Lauren Pritchard's Nashville roots, with heartbreaking ballads and soaring anthems.
All for One presents
In this comedy of betrayal, award-winning UK comedian Mark Thomas tells the true story of how he discovered a good friend and fellow activist was actually a mole sent by Britain's biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, to spy on the comedian.
It's 1918 and the worst plague in human history has hit America. When a small Washington coastal town finds itself the subject of a military quarantine, a young sailor and a 19 year old widow from opposite sides of the blockade, engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, putting their lives, and souls, in the balance. Suspenseful and emotional, award winning playwright Aleks Merilo weaves a gritty, spellbinding tale.
Adjusted Realists presents
In Stephen Kaliski's jubilantly foul, gently futuristic Gluten!, newlyweds Copious Fairchild and Hibiscus Van der Waal are doing everything they can to conceive a child. They've moved into a new abode. They're seeing the best doctors. They're even trying sex the new way, to no avail. When Copious' estranged mother pays a visit with a radically new-age proposition, the couple must confront all the demonic glutens they'd tried so hard to eliminate.
Ground UP Productions presents
After arriving to the City of Angels, an aimless young man catapults to movie stardom and into Hollywood's sleazy celebrity culture. Banking on his fame and name, he is selected to appear in Hamlet on Broadway. Given full casting approval, he embarks to New York City to seek out his Ophelia and encounters his muse and his match - a young evangelical Christian woman set on getting the role... and saving his soul.
Coming off their 2013 Drama Desk nominated show Le Jazz Hot, jazz virtuoso saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson perform the hits of big band legends Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Vincent Amelio, Al Dente Productions presents
At 16, Alfo Idello had one magical kiss that sparked love. Now, at age 36, Alfo has matured into an Italian-American playboy who must find true love or lose the family's Italian bakery to his married sister.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.
San Francisco Playhouse presents
Aaron Loeb brings a dark comic edge to this psychological suspense thriller, in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project. As the lines between right and wrong are blurred, these characters must navigate the cognitive dissonances and moral dilemmas to decide for themselves if everything is as it really seems.