Indecent
Sep
21
to Nov 4

Indecent

 

By Paula Vogel
Directed by Gary Griffin
September 21–November 4, 2018

Indecent, the superbly realized, powerful new play by Paula Vogel, sheds an eye-opening light on a little-known time when theatrical history, Jewish culture, and the frank depiction of homosexuality intersected, with explosive results.”  —The New York Times

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) tells the deeply moving story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Jewish playwright Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance — a play about a forbidden lesbian romance that enchanted and outraged audiences. Inspired by true events, Indecent, is performed by an ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portraying more than 40 roles to chart an explosive moment in theatrical history and the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. Award-winner Gary Griffin (Hand To God, Fun Home) returns to Victory Gardens to direct this 2017 Tony Award-nominated play.

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Two Days in Court: A Double-Header of Classic One Acts
Apr
12
to May 26

Two Days in Court: A Double-Header of Classic One Acts

The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet

and Trial by Jury by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Directed by Terry McCabe

Come for the greatest orator of early America arguing contract law with Satan. Stay for the riotous musical farce with a plot too ridiculous to summarize. Although the story of The Devil and Daniel Webster is well-known, few people have actually seen it onstage because not many theatres do one-acts anymore. We're here to remedy this, as it is one of the great  American plays. The nineteen actors in it will then turn around after intermission and perform Trial by Jury, the equally great but completely different thirty minute operetta that launched Gilbert and Sullivan's careers as the English stage's finest satirists. 

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Nightmares & Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier
Aug
17
to Sep 15

Nightmares & Nightcaps: The Stories of John Collier

Ghosts.

Lake Monsters.

Deals with the Devil.

Before The Twilight Zone, there was British expatriate John Collier, writing humorous stories about the bizarre and fantastical for The New Yorker and sardonic screenplays in Hollywood throughout the first half of the 20th century. In this world premiere adaptation by BBEP Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, an ominous host (Black Button Eyes favorite, Kevin Webb) weaves together Collier’s comic tales of love, loss and the mysterious for the audience’s delight.

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Porchlight Revisits: Fade Out - Fade In
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Porchlight Revisits: Fade Out - Fade In

FADE OUT - FADE IN

Book & Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (On the Town, Singin’ in the Rain)
Music by Jule Styne (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl)
Directed by Porchlight Artistic Director, Michael Weber 
Music Direction by Jon Steinhagen

One performance ONLY! Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Originally starring Carol Burnett, this hilarious spoof of 1930’s Hollywood is the story of “Hope Springfield,” an want-to-be actress who is accidentally given the lead in a brand new 'talkie.' After the final film is shelved, the producer's nephew arranges a sneak viewing that results in the movie becoming a huge success and a new star being “born!”

 

 

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Autobahn
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
28
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
22
3:00 PM15:00

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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Autobahn
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Autobahn

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Directed by Andrew Jessop. Autobahn is series of seven one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat of a car. Each vignette "explores the ethos of perception and relationship."

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