Stephen Guirgis + Lynn Nottage

Photograph: Susan Johann
L–R: Lynn Nottage and Stephen Guirgis
92nd Street Y , Upper East Side Thursday May 9 2013 20:15
This bill features two of the best playwrights working today, both New Yorkers. Guirgis nails the impassioned yearning of the city’s desperate, repentant sinners (in their own vernacular), in plays that include prison drama Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train and Broadway's The Motherfucker in the Hat. Nottage channels the struggle and pain of black women, be they a turn-of-the-20th-century seamstress (Intimate Apparel) or a Mother Courage–like business owner in the Congo (Ruined). Don’t be surprised if some of their actor friends show up to help out.
Venue name: 92nd Street Y
Address: 1395 Lexington Ave
New York
Cross street: at 92nd St
Transport: Subway: 6 to 96th St
Price: $19, 35 and under $10