"The Whites" takes us into a universe where the races are flipped and Whites are actually citizens of an ethnic underclass that is dominated by African-Americans. We watch the Caucasian family of Harris and Rasheeda White contend with gun violence, school segregation and the aftermath of prison. For this family and their surrounding community, the everyday experiences of economic, political and social injustice are imposed by Blacks.
“A Life In The Rye” looks at J.D.Salinger's life and the impact that “The Catcher In The Rye” had on him, his fans, fanatics obsessed with the book and the world. The play gives insight into possible reasons that Salinger retreated from society after writing what became one of the best-selling books of all time.
Hooked on Happiness is the new musical about the members of a senior-high-school drama class who decide to create their own show about climate change, instead of putting on the usual shows the drama teacher has recommended. When the teacher sees some of the lyrics they’ve developed, she is impressed and gives them permission to present the show.
The Starz of Glitter Kitty Theater have journeyed from near and far to unite on one stage for a 3-weekend reunion celebration of original dance, theater, music, and puppetry in, “We Are All Starz!” A 3 Volume Dance Theater Chronicle to remember. Witness as we “tell-all”, and share the stories of our past, present, and even our dreams for the future.
One Night Only!
Five gifted singers in a staged cabaret, with musical comedy, jazz, rural roots & songs for a world of peace and justice. Accompanied by a four-piece acoustic band.
How well do we know ourselves? How well do we know our family members? Why sometimes, we don’t get along with a family member or a neighbor? Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
We are very honored to have been invited to put "The Assassination of J. Kaisaar: The Rise of Augustus” up for a second run at Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Artistic Director. It is a re-imagined version of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra set in a dystopian future but with American lingo - like Tony Soprano meets Mad Max. The theme is that political assassination can have many unintended consequences re: the conspirators Brutus and Cassius thought they were saving the free men (and women) of the Republic but instead put the nails into its coffin because the assassination brought Octavius to the fore who would go on to become the first Roman Emperor (Augustus). So the days of the Republic with free men (and women) deciding their own fates had ended with Caesar's murder with the situation being analogous to the take over by the corporatist state.
The Honey Let's Go Home Opera is a cardboard opera, which draws on Monteverdi, Brahms, and Berg to ridicule and eulogize the terrifying, fertile flatness of contemporary life, and suggests that this very flatness be employed in rebelling against the humanity system that stifles life.
The Diagonal Life Circus is a raucous, colourful, giant puppet spectacle that sheds light on our current precariously diagonal condition – on the verge of collapse, yet always capable of an uprising.
Special 21st Annual Holiday Edition of the Staged Reading of the Hard-Boiled Christmas Fantasy!
For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre performs “A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa.” Adapted, directed and reinvented by Vit Horejs, this toy-puppet theater extravaganza is a new take on Charles Dickens’ classic with Old World accents, New World inclusiveness and holiday songs. Into the familiar story are woven a surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals and customs, all performed by over three dozen marionettes ranging in size from four to twenty-four inches as well as found objects and toys.
The concert features music from the CD an enchanting journey of discovery of the seven Black Madonnas, following the ancient Neapolitan legend, known as the "Seven Sisters" in Southern Italy. This trip into traditional legends, miracles, and history, transports audiences to a time and place where an unbroken and ancient tradition continues today with processions, drumming rituals, chanting and sensual dancing in honor of the Black Madonna.
ICEBERG . EXPLORATION is a dramatic dance musical which narrates a self internal exploration and growth through an adventure story. It awakes and make awareness of protecting our mother earth by presenting the magnificent beauty and power of natural landscapes. It is good for all age range, family, kids, seniors because bring lots of fun!