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AUNT JACK
By: S.P. Monahan
Directed By: John Lampe
June 7 – June 28
Wednesday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday 3PM

A queer tragicomedy about sex, love, death, and drag.

Norman’s been a little distant lately. After breaking up with his boyfriend-since-college, Ian, Norman moves clear across the country, leaving his fathers, George and Jack, in a tizzy. Months later, with George, a prominent gay activist, and historian, in failing health, Norman returns home to make things right and to introduce them to Andy, his new partner. Although happy for Norman at first, his parents are dismayed when they finally meet Andy, who is a far cry from what they wanted for their gay son. Tension breaks into an intergenerational confrontation about sexuality, identity, and monogamy.

Barabbas: The Annoyance of Enlightenment
By: Will T.F. Carter
Directed By: Eduardo Machado
June 20 – July 14
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

Peruvian citizens have just elected a President bent on ridding the political and legal system of corruption. A righteous whistleblower, Jesús (Anwar Wolf), and a rash lawyer, Bara (Mateo d’Amato), find themselves sharing a cell under the surveillance of two cruel guards. Together Jesús and Bara navigate the landscape of their crimes – what transpires is both sinister and illuminating.

The work, Barabbas, speaks not just to the state of South American politics, but to the present global ethos. Much like the culture of corruption cultivated here in the U.S., Peruvian politics are similarly marred by scandal. Barabbas draws these parallels, and others more biblical, to examine the boundaries of modern morality.

A statement from director Machado, “Not since Richard Nelson’s, Principia Scriptoriae have I seen a play written by an American that has a neutral and yet passionate view of Latin American politics. Mr. Will has found an objective center to the Latin American male psyche.”



Coming Soon

Birds of Paradise
By: Claude Solnik
Directed By: Jim Keeler
July 4 – July 14
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

Daniel Pavacic, Marisa Gold, Peter Tarantino and Abigail Grizzle star in this play by Claude Solnik, directed by Jim Keeler, about a pivotal time in American history. A happy family who runs a store and the family's best friend struggle to retain normalcy and happiness during the Great Depression, while all around them the financial collapse threatens to disrupt their way of life. Birds of Paradise shows how, despite love, goodwill, and best intentions, it's difficult if not impossible to escape the destructive effects of what goes on around us. We watch financial pressures bring out both the best and the flaws in each character in this play about love, struggle, and survival in dire circumstances set against the backdrop of American history.

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY’s Dream Up Festival 2019
By: Theater for the New City
Directed By: Michael Scott-Price
August 25 – September 15

The motto of the festival is "Dream Up: Invent, Concoct." The festival is dedicated to new works. The question of the artist's vision to free or attack the material will be asked in each application. The festival does not want traditional theater which is presented in a traditional way. Theater for the New City wants to use this festival as a way to push ideas to the forefront with the hope of revealing roads less traveled or undiscovered. Presentation of a straightforward play must be imaginative in some way.

Festival performance dates:
August 25 – September 15, 2019.
All performances will take place at Theater for the New City

About

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese women’s drumming, and dance group.TNC  also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor’s Stop The Violence award.