Our Theater has had a full summer of greening and renovations. It’s now time for the theater to be a theater! Becky Skoff, Theater and LABA Manager gives us an update on what we can look forward to this season.
This fall we have two exciting rental productions coming to the Theater at the 14th Street Y.
We in Silence Hear a Whisper
By Jon Kern
Directed by Melanie Moyer Williams
October 5-23, 2011
Featuring Marcy Agreen, Crystal Beth, Parker Leventer*, Stephen Conrad Moore*, Matthew Park, Devere Rogers*, Hansel Tan, Keona Welch*
To lay her brother’s soul to rest, a young refugee must escape the relentless Man on the Horse, chased through the wilds of Sudan down into the landscape of her own mind. With riveting action, surprising humor and beautiful puppetry, We in Silence Hear a Whisper explores the redemptive power of connection and how the greatest tragedies only happen when we look away.
For more info or to buy tickets, visit http://www.redferntheatre.org/
The Red Fern Theatre Company (RFTC), founded by Emilie E. Miller and Melanie Moyer Williams in March 2006, strives to provoke social awareness and change through theatrical productions and outreach. Each play produced by the Red Fern Theatre Company addresses social issues that range in scope from local to global, and each production is paired with a philanthropy whose work relates to the social themes of the play.
Pangs of the Messiah
by Motti Lerner
directed by Edward Einhorn
October 27- November 20, 2011
Post show discussions to follow every Sunday matinee
Untitled Theater Company #61 (UTC61) presents the New York premiere of Pangs of the Messiah, by noted Israeli playwright Motti Lerner. The year is 2014, and Israel is on the verge of signing a peace accord; in the West Bank settlements that Israel may soon abandon, no one is celebrating. Lerner’s tense drama focuses on the Head of the Council of Settlements and his family as they struggle to retain the life they have built-in anticipation of the coming of the Messiah. The play provides a rare window into the lives and psyches of the settlers from an insider’s perspective. It is a family drama with broad political implications.
Lerner is one of Israel’s most produced playwrights, and his work has been seen in the United States at the Public Theater, the Williamstown Theater Festival, Baltimore’s Center Stage, and numerous other venues. He is particularly known for his political writing, with numerous plays that examine the facets of the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
For more info or to buy tickets, visit http://www.untitledtheater.com/UTC61/Home.html
Untitled Theater Company #61 is a Theater of Ideas: scientific, political, philosophical, and above all theatrical.