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A Marvelous Order
A multimedia opera about Robert Moses, Jane Jacobs and their battle over the future of New York City
Music by Judd Greenstein
Libretto by Tracy K. Smith, US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner
Multi-channel Animation by Joshua Frankel
The opera, in two acts, both celebrates the city and the qualities that make it alive and livable – what Jacobs called “the ballet of the street”; and frames the story’s conflict, implicitly, as a love triangle in which Moses and Jacobs vie for the affections of the city.
Through music, poetry, dance and animation, the opera treats titanic figures as human beings driven by emotions.
A MARVELOUS ORDER pushes traditional opera boundaries by complicating its usual composer-led hierarchy. It forgoes the common constraints of opera such as the “bel canto”; It employs amplification, places multi-channel animation throughout, embeds pre-recorded vocalists in animation; and it inverts the female-heroine-victim trope (too common in opera) with Jane Jacobs. It is a visual and literary marvel, treating text, animation and music as equals in the telling of the story.
The production is expected to premiere in 2020 at a venue soon to be announced. It is also under consideration by multiple international cities -- from Amsterdam to Gothenburg to Chicago -- that recognize the universality of its story.
The Lovely Bones
The North American premiere of a stage adaptation of Alice Sebold’s bestselling novel: The Lovely Bones.
Adapted by Bryony Lavery this production is directed by Melly Still, produced in the UK by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Northern Stage co-production in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.
The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale that captured the hearts of readers throughout the world. With a talented cast, incredible set design and a soundtrack combining 70's favourites with original music, this wonderfully creative production brings her vision to life in an exciting, emotional and uplifting theatrical experience.
Please note this show contains adult themes.
Prepare to meet Winston Churchill. The former British Prime Minister made his mark in history as a Nobel Prize winner, respected politician, and one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. But in March of 1946, he has just lost an election, is in forced retirement, and everything he has just fought for is threatening to slip through his fingers. When he receives an invitation from United States President Harry S. Truman to speak in Fulton, Missouri, he rediscovers his strength in a speech that impacts the world forever. Ron Keaton brings Winston Churchill to life in a provocative, heart-warming, and hilarious tour de force performance that reveals the man behind the legend.
The Tricky Part
Martin Moran’s OBIE Award-winning solo masterpiece (Two Drama Desk nominations, including Best Play), directed by Seth Barrish. The Tricky Part is one of the most heralded one-man plays in recent memory. Here’s a rare opportunity to experience this extraordinary, often funny, and always surprising journey through the complexities of Catholicism, desire and human trespass.