By Vinnie Nardiello
Directed by Kerri Ann Murphy
April 4 – April 21
APR 4 - APR 21; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field



April 4 – 21, 2024
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $18, For Educators $15
Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes with a short intermission

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)

Tucked away in non-descript government buildings across the country you’ll find “rubber rooms,” a purgatory for educators deemed both unable to teach and legally unable to be fired. In Rubber, the rubber room is closing, and Phil from the teacher’s union has arrived to process the cases of the last remaining teachers. Maureen, an old school marm and possible pill abuser, Jerry, a once popular teacher with anger issues, and Lisa (information redacted upon request of union attorneys) are promised a possible return to the classroom. However, after so many years away, with that promise comes the threat of what waits outside the protection of the drab walls and fluorescent lights they’ve become accustomed to.

Jake Hart*
Amber Jessie
Celeste Mancinelli*
Michael Patrick Sullivan
Chelsea Lee Walker

*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association


COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.