New York Magazine shout out. Labyrinth Theater Company. Pulitzer Fest. Happening now! FREE THIS WEEKEND! Catch Kelley in these readings:
Saturday, April 12th at 9pm::
NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY
by Charles Gordone
Written in 1969, NO PLACE TO BE SOMEBODY was inspired by playwright Charles Gordone’s employment as a bartender in Greenwich Village. The play received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Gordone’s Pulitzer signified two “firsts”: he was the first African American playwright to receive a Pulitzer, and the play was the first off-Broadway play to receive the award.
Written over the course of seven years, the play explores racial tensions in a Civil Rights-era story about a black bartender who tries to outsmart a white mobster syndicate.
Sunday, April 13th at 12noon::
THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS
by Paul Zindel
Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize, the play revolves around the dysfunctional family consisting of single mother Beatrice and her two daughters, Ruth and Tillie, who try to cope with their madhouse of a home. Beatrice is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters’ love. Ruth suffers epileptic fits and sneaks cigarettes every chance she gets. In the midst of chaos, Tillie struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive.
Sunday, April 13th at 9pm::
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize, the play can be quickly described as a comedy about a madcap family. It is, however, beneath its very funny surface, a meditation on the problems of individuality, conformity, and the ways in which one decides to live one’s life.
KillShakespeare is the thrilling live performance of the hit graphic novel (http://killshakespeare.com) that sends the Bard’s greatest heroes on a quest to find a reclusive wizard named William Shakespeare… before his greatest villains find and destroy him. Presented radio play-style with live foley effects and accompanied by larger-than-life projections of the comic’s panels, KillShakespeare is a hilarious, edge-of-your-seat multimedia entertainment.
This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: Co-op, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
Part radio play, part live comic book, Kill Shakespeare pits the Bard’s greatest heroes against his most infamous villains in a thrilling remix of the greatest stories of all time.
KILL SHAKESPEARE by Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery, based on their hit comic book. Art by Andy Belanger.
Directed by Jordana Williams Stage Managed by Devan Hibbard*
Starring: Becky Byers*, Neimah Djourabchi*, Abe Goldfarb*, Stephen Heskett, Daryl Lathon*, Kelley Rae O’Donnell*, Mac Rogers, Brian Silliman*, and Sean Williams. (*These Actors and Stage Manager are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)