by Kenneth Lonergan
directed by Peter Jensen
October 13, 2011-November 20, 2011
See the play Time Out New York hailed “a masterpiece.” Drama, comedy and romance collide in the lobby of a Manhattan high-rise apartment building when hapless security guard Jeff gets caught in a power struggle between his boss and two police officers investigating a murder. Lonergan, the award-winning author of This Is Our Youth, Analyze This, and You Can Count on Me, is at his piercing best in Lobby Hero, a play about ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances.
“Soon after making the year’s best movie, You Can Count on Me, Kenneth Lonergan delights us with his irrepressible LOBBY HERO.”
– NY Magazine
“A masterpiece. The best drama, the best comedy and the best romance of the year, all rolled into one.”
– Time Out New York
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
directed by Terry Schreiber
February 22, 2012-April 8, 2012
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Tony Award-nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis follows a wild and exciting trial, set in a court room somewhere between Heaven and Hell. Two attorneys and a parade of famous witnesses – Mother Theresa, Sigmund Freud and Pontius Pilate – argue over the fate of Judas Iscariot, known for his betrayal of Jesus. Equally pious and profane, the play transcends religion, offering a compelling, gritty and hilarious look at free will, destiny, faith, forgiveness and redemption.
“[THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT] shares many of the traits that have made Mr. Guirgis a playwright to reckon with in recent years: a fierce and questing mind that refuses to settle for glib answers, a gift for identifying with life’s losers and an unforced eloquence that finds the poetry in lowdown street talk.”
– NY Times
“Stephen Adly Guirgis has written a real jaw-dropper…expressionistic fantasy…raw language and flamboyantly street-savvy characters…his imagination is dazzling and his command of language downright thrilling.”
book by Elmer L. Kline with Leo Cardini and Tom Herman
music and lyrics by Tom Herman
May 9, 2012-June 24, 2012
Has Jack the Ripper finally met his match? Find out in this madcap musical romp. Herbert Wingate, an irrepressible cockney sausage stuffer, takes on the ruthless murderer in the foggy, gas-lit streets of Whitechapel. JACK’S BACK is sure to reach your heart and your funny bone as Herbert’s zany schemes unfold, as he valiantly struggles to make the streets safe and his dreams come true.