Women of fashion meet Wildean wit in this wickedly funny comedy, set in the early 20th Century. Anna has received an enormous emerald from her married lover, as well as a stipend with which she intends to woo her longtime companion, Claire. But Claire is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for a rendezvous. When Claire's young inamorata appears, it sets off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk.Read more
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Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical and wildly subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter, a young gay black man on an outrageous odyssey through his childhood home, his church, dive bars, motel rooms, and his grandmother’s nursing home. At times poignant, shocking, hilarious, and wise, BOOTYCANDY is a kaleidoscope of scenes, sermons, sketches, and daring meta-theatrics.
Winner of the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Drama and a New York Times Critic’s Pick.Read more
"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
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
Carmen, una chica que sufre de doble personalidad descubre que se ha enamorado de dos hombres; por un lado su personalidad conservadora y casta se enamora de un hombre muy machista y pendenciero, mientras que su personalidad extrovertida… y muy sensual se enamora de un joven de cultura muy conservadora y hasta puritana. Carmen recurre a los consejos de su mejor amigo gay Ruly, para que la oriente en como salir del problema. Aunque estos consejos terminan convirtiendo la vida de los tres en un verdadero caos, pues Ruly no solo se mete en su casa, en su vida y... hasta en la cama.Read more
- September 2018: Curious George: The Golden Meatball
- September 2018: Curse of the Starving Class
- September 2018: Medea
- September 2018: (DE)CODED
- September 2018: Gorda
- August 2018: Love Has No Color
- August 2018: Talk Radio
- August 2018: Fly In The Windshield
- August 2018: Hello, Dolly!
- August 2018: Into the Woods