ANNOUNCING OUR 2018/19 BLACK BOX SERIES SEASON!
Church & State
by Jason Odell Williams
October 18-28, 2018
Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator’s stance on guns and God. As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.
“A crackling script. Feels very of the moment. An enjoyable, thought-provoking and, I promise, humorous piece of theatre. I wish every member of Congress would see it!” —NPR
by Nicky Silver
January 31-February 10, 2019
THE ALTRUISTS tells the tale of a group of self-absorbed 20- and 30-somethings, social benefactors who suffer the consequences of mistaken identity and misconstrued relationships. These are the kids who protest. They protest arts funding and arms funding. They protest school cutbacks and AIDS cutbacks and welfare cutbacks. But, one day, their morality is put to the test…
“Exhilarating! Exceedingly funny! The playwright wields his wit like a scalpel…written with the florid theatricality and seething emotional adrenaline that are the hallmarks of Silver’s unique voice…” —Variety.
by David Harrower
April 25- May 5, 2019
This intense work was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere. After years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray, has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una, upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, has arrived unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they had fifteen years ago, Una is looking for answers, not vengeance. Nevertheless, the consequences are shattering.
“The gifted David Harrower’s intense BLACKBIRD promises to be the most powerful drama of the season…masterly, mesmerizing…extraordinary…a miracle.” —NY Times