Jeffrey, a gay actor/waiter, has sworn off sex after too many bouts with his partners about what is “safe” and what is not. In gay New York, though, sex is not something you can avoid. Whether catering a ditzy socialite’s “Hoe-down for AIDS” or cruising at a funeral; at the gym or in the back rooms of an anonymous sex club; at the annual Gay Pride Parade, or in the libidinous hands of a father-confessor, Jeffrey finds the pursuit of love and just plain old physical gratification to be the number-one preoccupation of his times—and the source of plenty of hilarity.
This story of an American town is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. See the Redtwist ensemble reading of the play that changed theatre and the world.
In 1971, Billy Joel debuted his first album. Fifty years later, award-winning American Blues Ensemble Member Ian Paul Custer will pay tribute to one of the most iconic American singer / songwriters of all time by playing hits from Cold Springs, Piano Man, Turnstiles, and The Stranger for one-night only, live on Zoom.
Cruz Silverio, one of the survivors of the bloody war between gangs that have left La Unidad town in ruins, is found to be severely injured. He uses a video camera to tell us his testimony of love and the circumstances that brought him here today.
Watch the original team of the world premiere production of Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS reunite for the 20th year anniversary! Featuring never-before-told stories and two NEW PERFORMANCES of the musical's hit songs.
An imaginative, digital prologue to the upcoming musical It Came from Outer Space. Before the world premiere musical from creators Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair launches onstage next year, embark on an out-of-this-world adventure alongside an investigative reporter digging into the far-fetched extraterrestrial activity around the small town of Sand Rock—and uncover secrets (and new songs from the show) along the way.
Six high school students are forced into the world of standardized testing. What does it mean to be of “National Merit” status? What is the cost of toiling for this title? Who even gets to achieve it? With humor and heart, Valen-Marie Santos’s new play National Merit scrutinizes academic achievement, socioeconomic privilege, and racial injustice within a private school setting.
Late one autumn evening, Lydia and Karma journey to their sister’s gravesite to perform a ritual: of healing, of remembrance, of connection. Today is particularly special because Lydia and Karma are able to share the intimacy of their grief without the performance of wellness. Kia’s been gone almost two years, but her sisters still need some answers about her life on earth and beyond the veil in Nora Carroll’s funny, surprising and moving new play.
In this version, Antigone is a young university student who must confront her uncle, the President of the country, to bury her brother Polynices. From Ismene’s point of view, this adaptation uses the formats of social networks, private and filtered videos, and television news to tell a familiar story.
Four young students of an exclusive girls’ boarding school, tired of going through the usual drill of conjugating Latin and other tedious school routines, decide to vary their very governed lives. After school, one breaks out a copy of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and they all take turns reading the play aloud
You’re invited to join Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for a free, virtual evening as we come together to celebrate the perseverance and creativity of HSDC’s dancers, staff, teachers, patrons, and community partners.
A survivors’ story fraught with intrigue, bravery, and human frailty, Owen McCafferty’s Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912) tells the story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic using verbatim testimonies from a court investigation of the wreck. Presented in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, an ensemble of actors probes the causes of the catastrophe, the value systems that enabled it, and if indeed it was actually preventable.
When Suzanne arrives at Ohio State University in 1949 as one of a handful of Black freshmen, she discovers the “safe haven” of academia offers little sanctuary. Decades later, the accomplished writer returns to her alma mater to speak about her work—and unravels the heartbreaking truth and chilling mystery of her life lived in the shadows.
The driver listens. The night darkens. The mystery deepens. Written and directed by Black Lives, Black Words co-founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway respectively, RIDE SHARE steps on the gas and takes you along for the dangerous, thrilling ride. Hop in.
If there’s one thing Americans can agree on, it’s that 2020 was not the best way to begin a new decade. With guts and humor, punctuated with story and song, Ike Holter asks who we are in a world on the brink of explosion in this “sharp and satisfyingly foul-mouthed” (The New York Times) rallying cry for our times.