A riff on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel THE SCARLET LETTER. In Parks’ highly imaginative, idiosyncratic version, Hester bears a branded “A” on her chest, which, according to the law, must be visible at all times as punishment for her crime of being the mother of a son who steals food. When her son was sent to […]
A compelling and gritty story of a family’s attempts to deal with the unplanned pregnancy of their adolescent retarded daughter.
A hole has been ripped into the heart of a community with the murder of a young gay man, which remains unsolved six weeks later. A swirl of mystery and spirits, the piece tracks the journey of the disparate characters who loved the missing one as they move towards healing their heartbreak.
Linked by the themes of brides and weddings, THE CHEKHOV PROJECT features three short works portraying Chekhov’s objective and irreverent observations of the institution of marriage.
A fascinating and layered work populated with hags, fairies, ogresses, and princesses wrestling with curses. It is a delightful and sometimes naughty epic, which looks at issues of gender and power as it examines how we use stories to control our own lives.
Set in a world and a time not clearly divided between the living and the dead, where spirits, rituals, and cigars are the stuff of life and death, ALCHEMY OF DESIRE/DEAD-MAN’S BLUES is a poetic journey to the place where desire meets memory, love and loss. Also, LATE NIGHT DESIRE, DEAD-MAN’S CABARET, a rotating late-night […]
This evocative weaving of music, movement and theatre, based on the Finnish epic known as the Kalevala, explored questions of self definition, and the relationship between societal demands and individual truths. Co-presented by the Southern, Walker Art Center and Frank.
A multicultural reworking of the Medea myth using music and dance to explore issues of race and gender from a contemporary perspective.
One of the first pro-union musicals written in this country, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK is set in Steeltown, USA. Mr. Mister, the corporate magnate, has bought up (or paid off) every sector of the community. Through flashback and song, the piece illustrates how each of them sold out, with the exception of Larry Foreman, a […]
The sometimes charming, sometimes twisted story of a young man’s education in the school of life, which explores the various ways in which we learn–by instinct, by intellect, by role model, by experience.