In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator--a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. BLUE/ORANGE is an incendiary tale of race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying National Health Service. The three character play will be performed by well-known actors, David Whalen and Sam Tsoutsouvas and newcomer, Rico Parker with Andrew S. Paul, directing and Mark Clayton Southers, producing.
It's 1981. As the Soviet Army burns its way through Afghanistan, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try to halt its bloody progress, beginning a secret spy war behind the official hostilities. Jim and his counterparts in the KGB and the British and Pakistani secret services wrestle with ever-shifting personal and political loyalties. With the outcome of the entire Cold War at stake, Jim and a larger-than-life Afghan warlord, decide to place their trust in each other.
Spanning a decade and playing out in Washington, D.C., Pakistan and Afghanistan, BLOOD AND GIFTS is a sweeping, often shockingly funny epic set against one of the greatest historical events of recent history, the repercussions of which continue to shape our world.
A ground-breaking adventurous musical, PASSING STRANGE tells the story of a young African American's travels from his roots in Los Angeles to Europe and back in his search for personal and artistic authenticity. It won the 2008 Tony award for Best Book of a Musical and three Drama Desk awards including one for Outstanding Musical.
During the course of a midsummer night in the post-Civil War South, MISS JULIE, the young daughter of a plantation owner seeks to escape her cramped uptight life by trying to seduce one of her father's former slaves. What begins as a flirtatious grappling for power between the two quickly escalates into a sexual relationship which has dark consequences. This new adaptation mixes race into the dangerous cocktail of class and gender politics that Strindberg exploded onstage, restoring the sense of shock and outrage with which audiences greeted the play's original premiere.
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