Theater for the New City
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Jul 1 2010
Although the institution has been around in some incarnation since 1971, the sprawling cement complex was only converted from its former state as a WPA building in 1986, and its four stages have been chock-full of experimental, politically conscious theater ever since. Many of the shows—albeit offbeat—are appropriate for children.
Theater for the New City 155 First Ave
What's on at Theater for the New City
Douglas Lackey's historical drama, directed by Alexander Harrington, looks back at the intramilitary machinations that eventually led to American mass bombings of civilian targets in World War II.
Comedy, Gay & lesbian
Veteran camp leader Andy Halliday (Devil Boys from Beyond) stars in his affectionate spoof of 1950s teen dramas and gay pulp novels. G.R. Johnson directs a cast that includes Rory Max Kaplan and Tim McGarrigal as boyfriends in peril.
In this drama by Pulitzer winner Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics), a young Cuban Jewish man forms an imaginative connection with an elderly novelist as he tries to understand a key piece of his family history. Cruz directs the world premiere.
A Florida pole dancer has trouble combining her party-girl lifestyle with single motherhood in Richard Ploetz's drama, which borrows elements from the Casey Anthony scandal. Ian Streicher directs.
Michael Domitrovich directs the premiere of a drama by Eduardo Machado (Havana Is Waiting), in which an unconventional writing guru, in the throes of Alzheimer's-related dementia, is visited by former students.