martha clarke ethan coen stephen adly guirgis nancy harris

The Threepenny Opera
martha clarke
women or nothing
ethan coen
between riverside and crazy...
stephen adly guirgis
our new girl
nancy harris
the loneliness of the long distance runner
roy williams
2013
atlantic theater company
Mary McCann in Harper Regan by
Simon Stephens, 2012
“Immediately upon entering the theater,
I kind of fell in love with it.
- Simon Stephens, Playwright (Harper Regan, Bluebird)
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it’s not actually an exaggeration to say that
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Giancarlo Esposito in
Storefront Church by John Patrick
Shanley, 2012
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Carey Mulligan in Through a
Glass Darkly by Ingmar Bergman,
adapted by Jenny Worton, 2011
Photo: Ari Mintz
Simon Russell Beale in Bluebird
by Simon Stephens, 2011
Photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia
five EXCITING PREMIERES
World premieres of ethan coen’s first
full-length play and a brand new play by
stephen adly guirgis, the premiere of
MARTHA CLARKE’s thrilling new take on
BERTOLT BRECHT and KURT WEILL’s The
Threepenny Opera, and the U.S. premieres
of plays by U.K. playwrights Roy Williams
and nancy harris. Plus one more play to
be announced. Atlantic Theater Company is
proud to present the work of this outstanding
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“Coen has a sharp grasp of character, and a terrific
ear for darkly funny dialogue.” – The Hollywood Reporter
women
or nothing
ethan coen
directed by david cromer
by
A new comedy about two women so desperate to have a child that one of
them will even sleep with a man.
Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think
about what he thinks, and what the mother of one of the women reveals
about her own colorful past—it all defies belief. Why then does it all
make sense?
Ethan Coen
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Atlantic welcomes back legendary filmmaker/playwright Ethan Coen
with the world premiere of his first full-length play. Directed by David
Cromer, the acclaimed director of Our Town, Tribes and The Adding
Machine.
world premiere aug 28 - oct 6, 2013
Linda gross theater
great plays world class artists
“ with Williams, the dialogue is crisp and bespoke: motives are
mixed, nobody is a hero, nothing is black and white.” – The London Times
THE LONELINESS
OF THE LONG
DISTANCE RUNNER
alan sillitoe
stage adaptation by ROY WILLIAMS
directed by leah c. gardiner
by
In this stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s classic short story, awardwinning British playwright Roy Williams brings the young, defiant Colin
Smith into the 21st century.
roy williams
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Colin, with few prospects in life, finds himself in a prison school for
criminal activity. He turns to long distance running as an escape, only to
have the school exploit him for his talent, offering him a possible way out. Will he run his race for them, or for his independence?
u.s. premiere
jan/feb, 2014
atlantic stage 2
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“the granddaddy of all the singing, stinging portraits
of fat societies on their eves of destruction.” – The New York Times
the threepenny
opera
books & lyrics by bertolt
brecht
music by kurt
weill
English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
directed and choreographed by martha clarke
Inspired by the art, style and sensuality of Weimar Berlin, legendary
director and choreographer Martha Clarke joins forces with the Atlantic
to breathe new life into the original Marc Blitzstein translation, which
premiered in 1954 at the Theatre de Lys, now the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
martha clarke
"one of theater's true visionaries.”
Sunday Times, London
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Threepenny follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath and his exploits
in 19th century London. In this “opera for beggars,” an assortment of
characters maneuver for advantage, revealing a profoundly corrupt
society and asking the question: Must one be a criminal to survive in this
world?
mar/apr, 2014
Linda gross theater
great plays world class artists
“Guirgis has a terrific ear. he heightens the rhythms of the
street until there is a brilliant, buoyant cacophony.” – The New York Post
between riverside
and crazy...
by
stephen adly guirgis
The Feds want them busted, the Landlord wants them out, and the
Church wants them back. For ex-cop & recent widower Walter Pops
Washington and his ex-con son Junior, when the struggle to hold on to
one of the last, great, old rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive
collides with their dozen broke house guests – a too-faithful Church lady
and a gun-toting pimp – it seems Old Ways must finally yield to New
Days.
stephen adly guirgis
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A world premiere from the wildly original author of Jesus Hopped the A
Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Motherf*cker with the
Hat.
world premiere maY/JUN, 2014
LINDA GROSS THEATER
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“ sure-footed writing, depth of compassion and sly humor.
we are witnessing the emergence of a major talent.” – Sunday Independent
our new girl
nancy Harris
directed by gaye taylor upchurch
by
Hazel Robinson appears to have everything, but when her plastic surgeon
husband departs for a charitable mission in Haiti, she’s left holding the
bag of a failing new business and a problem child. When a professional
nanny arrives unannounced on her doorstep, Hazel finds her home under
the shadow of a seemingly perfect stranger and one who has an agenda of
her own. nancy harris
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A startling psychological thriller about the darker side of modern
parenthood, Our New Girl represents the arrival of an exciting new Irish
voice, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Bluebird, Harper Regan).
u.s. premiere
maY/JUN, 2014
atlantic stage 2
great plays world class artists
“sublimely brilliant! inspired lunacy! leaves you feeling
like a 7-year-old in the best possible sense!” – The New York Times
on The Stinky Cheese Man
molly shannon’s
tilly the trickster
Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola Book by Jeremy Dobrish
Based on the book Tilly the Trickster by Molly Shannon
This high spirited tale from Saturday Night Live’s Molly Shannon, follows
a feisty, mischievous youngster named Tilly, who loves nothing more than
playing pranks and causing a little trouble. But when the tables are turned
and her family does some scheming of its own, who will get the last laugh? This
boisterous celebration of adventure, play, and imagination is guaranteed to
tickle your fancy and your funny bone!
world premiere
sep 21 - oct 13, 2013
mr. Chickee’s funny money
atlantic for kids
Atlantic for Kids production of
The Stinky Cheese Man, 2012.
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Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis
Book by David Ingber Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier
Additional Music and Lyrics by Paris Dozier
When 9-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy and president of the “Flint
Future Detectives Club,” is asked to unlock the secret behind a Quadrillion
dollar bill, he nearly loses his BFF (a giant flying dog) and risks alienating his
parents and school pals as he attempts to become a hero. At the heart of this
fantastical journey is a smart, out-of-the-box thinking, and entrepreneurial boy,
who discovers that family, friends, creativity and determination are the true
keys to success; and sharing the spotlight with others can make one even richer.
NY premiere
mar/apr, 2014
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