In the Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater
Downtown Race Riot
By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Directed by Scott Elliott
June 26 - July 7, 2013
There’s a riot on in Washington Square Park and a motley band of feckless, funny young men are spoiling for a fight. Against this backdrop of tribal loyalties and petty beefs, 18-year-old Pnut McPartland has to pick sides and hustle his family and his friends just to stay alive. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (The Flatted Fifth, Servy-n-Bernice 4ever; HBO’s How To Make it in America) and director Scott Elliott (Hurlyburly, Mike Leigh’s Ecstacy) bring us this electric portrait of a city and a boy in crisis.
When the Lights Went Out
By Mozhan Marno
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
July 17–28, 2013
On the night of the Northeast blackout of 2003, six New Yorkers connect through interwoven stories. In the darkness, two strangers fall in love during an epic walk across Manhattan; an older couple marooned in their apartment must finally grapple with their past; and a conflicted Iraqi immigrant makes her way across the Brooklyn Bridge chasing memories of her lost son and her homeland through the shadows. Mozhan Marnò will be joined for her playwriting debut by director Kate Whoriskey (world premieres of Ruined, The Piano Teacher, Fabulation).
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In the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
musicals will be presented as concert readings.
Music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin
Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Book by Steve Martin
Based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Directed by Walter Bobbie
July 12 - 14, 2013
Renowned actor/playwright/composer Steve Martin returns to Powerhouse alongside iconoclastic musician Edie Brickell and the Tony Award-winning director of Chicago and Venus in Fur to bring to life a stirring story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, as an editor of a southern journal discovers a powerful truth about her past through the eyes of a young writer. Features a live score including songs from Brickell and Martin’s new album “Love Has Come for You.”
A Musical Inspired by the Brooklyn Hero Supply Company
Music and Lyrics by Peter Lerman
Book by Simon Rich
Based on Characters Created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
Directed by Michael Mayer
July 26 - 28, 2013
Trey Swieskowski, an idealistic young Brooklynite, fantasizes about becoming a superhero. Meanwhile, Astrolass (AKA “Astroman’s daughter”) is desperate to pack in her cape and escape the burden of her father’s legacy. When the two of them cross paths, they hatch a plan to change their lives forever. Director Michael Mayer (Side Man, American Idiot, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever) returns to Powerhouse to develop this exciting new musical.
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In the Susan Stein Shiva Theater
Book by Hunter Bell & Lee Overtree
Music & Original Lyrics by Eli Bolin
Based on the Found books and magazines by Davy Rothbart
Additional Material Created in Collaboration with Story Pirates
Directed by Lee Overtree
July 12-14, 2013
Based on Davy Rothbart’s Found magazine, a new musical comedy about the things we’ve lost and the ways they bring us together. Tony-nominated Hunter Bell [title of show] and Eli Bolin create the semiautobiographical account of Davy’s life and loves as he performs around the country and imagines the stories behind the discarded notes, diaries, love letters, lists, photographs -- all glimpses into someone else’s life. Found explores not just the things, but the people we find in life and proves we all have stories worth telling.
Mother of Invention
By James Lecesne
Directed by Michael Wilson
July 19 - 21, 2013
When Dottie Rupp’s children come to move her into assisted living, they end up having to deal with more baggage than just her Samsonite. As her memory fails and the truth about her life blurs, a mysterious stranger arrives and the Rupps face big questions: was Dottie more or less than they imagined her to be? How do we go on living after our own stories have disappeared? And where do we look for new ones? A warm-hearted comedy from the Emmy-nominated writer of Further Tales of the City, Word of Mouth, and the film Trevor and director Michael Wilson (Broadway’s The Trip to Bountiful and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man).
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Free to the public. Reservations strongly recommended (845) 437-5599.
READINGS FESTIVAL 1
June 21–23, 2013
READINGS FESTIVAL 2
July 26–28, 2013
THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE by Lin-Manuel Miranda; IDYLLWILD by Patrick Burleigh; KINSHIP by Carey Perloff; PETTY HARBOUR by Martyna Majok; SWIMMERS by Rachel Bonds; YELLOW KINGDOM by Patricia Wettig
Plus additional projects to be announced.
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