Now Playing: April 8th - May 11th
Clubbed Thumb presents
By Will Arbery
Directed by Taylor Reynolds
April 8th - May 11th
Mon - Fri at 8pm; Sat at 3pm & 8pm
Tickets: $45 | Reserved Seats $60 | Students $30
Running Time: About 75 minutes
A return of Summerworks 2018's sold-out run! Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues. Let’s talk about family nightmares. I mean, uh, memories.
With: Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Miriam Silverman, Cesar J. Rosado, Ryan King, Brendan Dalton and Mary Shultz
Clubbed Thumb commissions, develops and produces funny, strange and provocative new plays by living American writers. Clubbed Thumb is a groundbreaker, with a precise curatorial vision and a remarkable track record for launching artists’ careers; and an incubator, nurturing plays, collaborations, and above all artists, through thoughtfully deployed resources, opportunities, mentorship and hospitality. In 23 seasons, the company has produced the NYC or professional premieres of Sarah Ruhl, Gina Gionfriddo, Tanya Saracho, Jordan Harrison, Lisa D'Amour and Clare Barron, among many others.
Please note: There is no telephone box office service for Plano. Tickets are available online or in person at the theater about an hour before showtime.
May 30th - June 9th
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents
Written, Directed, and Designed by David Gallo Designs
Music by Sxip Shirey
May 30th - June 9th
Tickets: $30 in advance | $35 at the door | $25 for Students, Seniors, and those attending in clown makeup Running Time: Two hours (including intermission)
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents Brooklyn Abridged, a highly sylized visual and aural journey through the beautiful borough of Brooklyn, where citizens, civil servants, and visitors showcase individual artistry set against iconic landmarks. Combining history, humor, and heart, this unusual ensemble fuses circus arts, original live music, industrial lighting, and live analog projections into intertwined vignettes. Each act takes us on a personal adventure with a unique visual approach, as individual residents of the borough magically seize opportunities to portray their personal stories. Together they fuel the furnace and stir the cauldron that is the energy, diversity, and beauty of Brooklyn.
June 18th - 30th
SheNYC Arts Summer Theater Festival
2 weeks. 8 new full-length shows by women writers & composers.
June 18th - 30th
Tickets on sale in May
Swim Before You Drown
Written by Ciara Kay
Conceived by Kristin Heckler, with Jacob Sebastian Phillips, Sara Raimondi & Pauline Sherrow
The Bachelor Girls
Written by Caroline Wigmore & Jen Green
Written by Courtney Bailey Parker
Written by Elinor T. Vanderburg & Drew Vanderburg
Written by Jen Rudin
Written by Kate Brennan
Now in its fourth year, the 2019 She NYC Arts Summer Theater Festival is the city's premiere spot for presenting the best work by up-and-coming women writers and composers. The 2019 Festival will showcase 8 new full-length plays and musicals, including a New Play Residency in which a returning writer will build an entirely new piece from scratch. In addition, She NYC's new educational program, CreateHer, will present staged readings of 5 new short plays written and produced by high school students on June 30th.
A WaxFactory Production
Performed by Erika Latta
Directed by Ivan Talijancic
Tickets on sale in June
At the beginning of the 20th century, German playwright Frank Wedekind imagined Lulu as an ambiguous and irresistible heroine who embodied the complexities of a changing social landscape with sexual identity and power at its center.
At the end of the 20th century, having just co-founded WaxFactory, Ivan Talijancic and Erika Latta turned their attention to this elusive and puzzling figure. Their production, inspired by Wedekind’s 1895 drama—as well as G.W. Pabst’s 1929 film and Alban Berg’s 1935 opera—challenged the idolatry and misogyny of the male gaze in the artistic representation of women, exposing its conflicting tendencies. In WaxFactory’s performance, scene after scene, Lulu morphs her way through a multitude of age-old archetypes, methodically dismantling and exorcising them, one at a time.
Their first formal collaboration, the work premiered and toured overseas, inaugurating their reputation as a company invested in interrogating the nature of gender, power, and performance. In 2019, WaxFactory will celebrate its 20th anniversary by returning to their original production with new eyes, reimagining it for the 21st century. Inspired by the momentum of feminist protest, Talijancic and Latta revisit their unapologetic and unrelenting heroine, asking new questions about agency, representation, and violence in the contemporary world.
About the Company
Founded in 1998, WaxFactory is an interdisciplinary group of creators dedicated to exploring a multiplicity of artistic visions, focusing on ensemble process, arts education and international exchange. Its founding members have developed a hybrid approach, investigating diverse narrative styles, visual/physical rigor, an integrated use of new media/technology, and site-specific work. WaxFactory grew out of a collaboration between founders Ivan Talijancic and Erika Latta (MFA graduates from Columbia University School of the Arts’ Theatre program) who advance the company’s mission through exchanges and co-productions across borders and disciplines to create innovative devised work. Their productions have been seen extensively in NYC (PS122, NY Theater Workshop, Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, HERE, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Invisible Dog, Japan Society, Abrons Art Center, Incubator Arts Project, 3LD, PRELUDE and COIL Festivals, etc.) and internationally at numerous venues and festivals in 20+ countries and 4 continents.
All Hallow’s Eve
Written & Directed by Martin P. Robinson
Music by Paul Rudolph
Tickets on sale August 1st
Eve and Evan are twins roped into yet another desperately dull Halloween by their parents. Managing to break free, they maraud, pumpkin smash and toilet paper, inadvertently crossing the thin line between worlds on this night of all nights. Enter a house and a demoness who has been lying in wait for just such a pair. A harrowing cat and mouse game ensues with the stakes nothing less than their immortal souls. A tale wrapped up in horror, comedy and blood…and definitely not for young children.
About the Artist
Martin P. Robinson has been a featured performer on Sesame Street since 1981, learning at the right hand (literally) of the greats including Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Jerry Nelson, and has performed in numerous feature films, including five Muppet movies. He’s best known for his work on the original 1982 production of Little Shop of Horrors and the Broadway revival in 2003 in which he designed, coordinated construction and performed the carnivorous plant Audrey II. He created the signature frog for Susan Stroman and Stephen Sondheim’s production of Nathan Lane’s Frogs at Lincoln Center. He has also created and directed puppets for three productions at Carnegie Hall. Martin has also been a master teacher for Sesame Street International helping cast and train puppeteers in co-productions around the world. www.martinprobinson.com
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The Connelly Theater is unique in New York City: an intimate house with a classic proscenium arch and a raised stage.
The Connelly is available for rental for theater productions, film and photo shoots, and events. Lighting and sound package included.
Please note: We do not have a full-time box office on site. You can purchase tickets to all shows online 24 hours a day, up to two hours before a particular performance. In-person box office hours vary by show, but will usually begin 30 minutes prior to curtain.