By Nina Raine
Billy has been deaf since birth, but his family has never learned sign language. In fact, until he meets Sylvia, who is fluent in ASL, Billy has never in his life been understood by anyone. This critically acclaimed sensation will awaken all of your senses as it boldly asks some of life’s hardest questions: what is communication and understanding, and can we truly have it—with anyone? Featuring original Off Broadway cast members Russell Harvard (There Will Be Blood), Mare Winningham and Susan Pourfar.
A smart, lively and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech. – The New York Times
Arthur Miller - A Life
An L.A. Theatre Works Original Docudrama
Celebrating the 2015 centennial of the great American playwright Arthur Miller’s birth, this world premiere docudrama reveals the events in Arthur Miller’s life that shaped some of the most iconic plays in modern history.
Get a glimpse into Miller’s Depression-era adolescence (with Edward Asner as Miller’s father); journey into the McCarthy era and Miller’s complicated relationships with director Elia Kazan (Hector Elizondo) and Marilyn Monroe; and, later, his marriage to Inge Morath (Jane Kaczmarek). Arthur Miller – A Life sheds rich and lasting light on the life and art of this profound man. Directed by renowned BBC radio drama producer Kate McAll.
By Claudia Shear
A reunion of one of the few complete Broadway casts in history to be entirely nominated for individual Tony Awards®—Claudia Shear, Bob Stillman and Kevin Chamberlin—in a touching and hilarious tribute to Mae West. The 1930s film star comes roaring back to life when two super-fans meet at her grave and form a hesitant friendship. Together, their celebrity fantasies form a strikingly human portrait of America’s wittiest sex symbol.
Ms. Shear finds the enduring substance in the smoke and mirrors of one actress’ stardom, allowing Mae West to shock and delight once again. – The New York Times
I am My Own Wife
By Doug Wright
When the Berlin Wall crumbled in 1989, many Cold War artifacts emerged: none stranger than elegant Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning, one-man show explores the mystery of how transgendered Charlotte—who grew up a Jewish boy—hid in plain sight from the Nazis and the Communists for over fifty years. Jefferson Mays (star of Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide…) recreates his unforgettable Tony Award®-winning performance as the remarkable and inspiring Charlotte.
Mr. Mays is thoroughly mesmerizing. [I Am My Own Wife] is both moving and intellectually absorbing…a true tour de force.
– The New York Times
The Whipping Man
By Matthew Lopez
Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon (Jonathan Groff, Glee), a young Jewish Confederate soldier returns home to celebrate Passover with his family's newly freed slaves in their crumbling antebellum mansion. This gripping drama explores a little- known aspect of the Civil War, unearthing dark family secrets on the way to a shocking climax.
Winner of the 2011 John Gassner New Play Award from the NY Outer Critics Circle.
Haunting, striking and powerful... - The New York Times
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