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"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth, and now there's gum in my hair, and when I got out of bed this morning, I tripped on the skateboard, and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running, and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day."
This wonderfully fun musical teaches children of all ages to share their feelings and reminds us all that bad days can happen to anyone – even in Australia!Read more
3 plays in 3 days...
Next Iteration Ensemble's 4th Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series (IPRS) celebrates our commitment to thought-provoking, new, and diverse work with three plays this year by female playwrights of various cultural backgrounds.
TOAST takes audiences on a raucous and mind-bending journey through Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell! This original, collectively-realized work brings together eight members of Catastrophic’s acting company with groundbreaking director Brian Jucha, a key collaborator of Catastrophic’s predecessor company, Infernal Bridegroom Productions. TOAST completes a trilogy that started with 1997’s LAST RITES and 2002’s WE HAVE SOME PLANES, two legendary Infernal Bridegroom productions, the latter of which landed Jucha and the company on the cover of American Theatre magazine.Read more
Brooke and Zeke are excited to star in their school's next hit musical, The Phantom – until they hear a rumor that the show is cursed. Mysterious events start happening at the theater, and no one can be sure if it’s just coincidence or the work of…The Phantom! This silly and (only a little) spooky musical is based on the beloved series from R. L. Stine.Read more
In the Blood introduces us to Hester, a woman of the street who has five children by five different fathers. Hester lives in a state of illiteracy while claiming as a home for herself and her children the underside of a bridge. She is offered ineffectual help by her closest friend, Amiga Gringa, by a social worker, by a roaming medical doctor, and by an evangelical street preacher. Help is seemingly at hand when Chili, the father of her first “treasure,” Jabber, appears and offers her a chance for rescue. In The Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks Read more
A Lie of the Mind explores the destinies of two desperate families, linked by marriage but set apart by jealousies and distrust after a severe incident of spousal abuse leaves all their lives altered. Tensions and enmities that motivate the two families grow increasingly disturbing and dangerous over the course of this three act play. Filled with themes of memories, violence and family, this winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award is described by the New York Times as a “blurred collective sense of self that anyone who has been part of a family is going to identify with."Read more
An all-time Catastrophic favorite returns! The original rock opera, based entirely on the songs of legendary outsider musician and artist Daniel Johnston, was originally performed to rave reviews in 2006 and received glowing coverage in the New Yorks Times. SPEEDING MOTORCYCLE takes audiences deep into the astounding, hilarious, and heartbreaking world of one of America’s most compelling cult musicians.Read more
- March 2017: Glengarry Glen Ross
- March 2017: Ramona Quimby
- February 2017: 35MM: A Musical Exhibition
- February 2017: The Best Brothers
- February 2017: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
- February 2017: How I Became a Pirate
- February 2017: Trevor
- January 2017: Mockingbird
- January 2017: Ten Times Two the Eternal Courtship
- January 2017: Wild & Precious