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.”
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 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!
David Amram's Annual Birthday Concert celebrating Amram's last year as an Octogenarian. Composer-conductor-multi-instrumentalist David Amram leads his Quintet and Friends in an evening honoring his 45 years of living in the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village, and the continuing inspiration of the rich history of these neighborhoods today for a new generation of artists of all genres.
For the delight of audiences aged 5 to 105, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre performs “A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa.” 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.
Can the spirits of Christmas warm the heart of a bitter old miser? Find the answer yourself in David "Zen" Mansley's production of the classic Charles Dickens tale. Featuring live performances and ghostly, filmed projections, this production is sure to dazzle, surprise and touch you. Rediscover this story - or experience its magic for the first time.
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!
NEW YORK, November 27 -- Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 45th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from January 24 to February 2, 2020. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans.
Melanie Maria Goodreaux’s latest play addresses the complicated racial distinctions that plague one New Orleans family with a line of lighter skinned African-Americans that “pass for white.” They “pretend” to be white to reap the benefits that come with ‘whiteness’ but at what cost? Love lives long in New Orleans, and here romance, family secrets, and generational curses get all mixed up in Alva’s gumbo! Buy tickets fast because Melanie Maria’s last play at Theater for the New City SOLD OUT.