Shockingly relevant and culturally enlightening, the social, political, and economic climate of pre-revolutionary Russia is explored through the words of Russia’s most famous playwright.
His gift during adversities... MUSICAL! His endurance through atrocities... MASTERFUL! SEE "Nat"... Inspired By The Life And Times Of Nat King Cole.
NEW YORK, August 29 -- Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt were leading intellectuals of the twentieth century. In the 1920’s, they had a passionate affair. In the 1930’s, Heidegger became an ardent Nazi while Arendt became an ardent Zionist. Nevertheless, after the war, they still continued to correspond and to meet. Douglas Lackey dramatizes their relationship in "Arendt-Heidegger: A Love Story," a five-character play to be presented by Theater for the New City from September 27 to October 14. Its dialogue and action go beyond known facts, but everything in the play is consistent with them. Alexander Harrington directs.
NEW YORK, September 10 -- When there is a sick child in a family, says playwright Anne Marilyn Lucas, an entire family revolves around the child's illness. In 2016 more American lives were taken by drug overdoses that were lost in the Vietnam War, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and deaths increased by 10.7%, to 72,000, the following year. Many of these victims were young and adult children.
Poland in the 1860s. As changes of all kinds whirl about, a pious small-town Jewish businessman, Calman Jacoby makes a grab for the opportunities and gets sucked into the whirlwind of consequences with his entire family in this tuneful, heartfelt musical.
Based on factual accounts and events, LURED focuses on one particular Russian hate group’s attack on a young gay man and the repercussions that follow, when his loved ones decide to take action. The play depicts how these vigilantes lure and entrap LGBTQ people, humiliating and torturing them on camera. LURED wonders if hate is inherent or taught and whether revenge is ever the answer. In this current world climate, the play could not be timelier. LURED is for mature audiences only.