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Before the Meeting

August 7 - August 18 Nikos Stage
2019 Season

WORLD PREMIERE
By Adam Bock
Directed by Trip Cullman
With Cassie Beck, Kyle Beltran, Arnie BurtonMidori Francis, Deirdre O’Connell

Every day, Gail (Deirdre O'Connell) and the regular members of her early morning group set up for their meeting in the exact same way: Nicole (Midori Francis) makes the coffee, Gail arranges the chairs, and Ron (Arnie Burton) complains. As they forge a path toward sobriety and well-being, they come to rely on the routine and each other. But when... Read More

Ghosts

July 31 - August 18 Main Stage
2019 Season

NEW TRANSLATION
By Henrik Ibsen
Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh
Directed by Carey Perloff
With Catherine CombsDavid CoulterTom Pecinka, Thom SesmaUma Thurman, Bernard White

With great happiness, Mrs. Alving (Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman) welcomes her painter son Oswald (Tom Pecinka) home from years of living abroad. But when he starts to flirt with the family maid (Catherine Combs), she must intercede to save her son and herself from scandals present and past. Mrs. Alving struggles to find joy in... Read More

Tell Me I’m Not Crazy

July 24 - August 3 Nikos Stage
2019 Season

WORLD PREMIERE
By Sharyn Rothstein
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
With Mark BlumMark Feuerstein, Jane Kaczmarek, Nicole Villamil

Forced into retirement and unsettled by the changing world around him, Sol Koening (Mark Blum) buys himself a gun—and his family is up in arms. His wife Diana (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek) thought they’d spend more time together and with the grandkids, but Sol’s new hobby puts a bullet in that plan. Meanwhile, their son Nate... Read More

Grand Horizons

July 17 - July 28 Main Stage
2019 Season

WORLD PREMIERE
By Bess Wohl
Directed by Leigh Silverman
With Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Priscilla Lopez, Maulik Pancholy, Ashley Park, Thomas SadoskiJamey SheridanJoBeth Williams

Bill and Nancy (Tony Award nominee Jamey Sheridan and Academy, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award nominee JoBeth Williams) have been happily married for fifty years. They can finish each other’s sentences and anticipate each other’s every sigh, snore, and sneeze. But there's one thing nobody could have anticipated: Nancy wants out. As their adult sons Brian and Ben (Emmy Award nominee Jesse... Read More

Selling Kabul

July 10 - July 20 Nikos Stage
2019 Season

WORLD PREMIERE
By Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
With Omid AbtahiMay CalamawyMarjan Neshat, Babak Tafti

Produced in association with Playwrights Horizons

Taroon (Babak Tafti), a former interpreter for the US military, lives in hiding from the Taliban in his sister Afiya’s (Marjan Neshat) home in Kabul, Afghanistan. As Taroon restlessly awaits news from the hospital on the eve of his first child’s birth, his brother-in-law Jawid (Omid Abtahi) works to protect him from dangers lurking outside the apartment walls. In this... Read More

A Raisin in the Sun

June 25 - July 13 Main Stage
2019 Season

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Robert O’Hara
With  Francois Battiste, Kyle Beltran, Joshua EchebiriEboni Flowers, Joe Goldammer, Mandi Masden, Nikiya Mathis, S. Epatha Merkerson, Warner Miller, Owen Tabaka

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson and Francois Battiste breathe new life into this American classic. Lena Younger (Merkerson) and her son Walter Lee (Battiste) are at odds. Lena wants to use her late husband’s life insurance to move her family out of their... Read More

Lorraine Hansberry – A Living Legacy / New Artists and New Visions

July 10 The Clark Auditorium | 10AM
2019 Season

with Joi Gresham, Soyica ColbertErika Dickerson-DespenzaTalvin Wilks

Lorraine Hansberry believed that theatre serves a vital social function to motivate, mobilize, and lead us to imagine alternative possibilities, a new social order. Her living legacy challenges us as audience, artists, thinkers, and can-be activists. The challenge asks,” What is the purpose of art? How can art position us to act? What is the necessary give-back to the communities... Read More

A Human Being, of a Sort

June 26 - July 7 Nikos Stage
2019 Season

WORLD PREMIERE
By Jonathan Payne
Directed by Whitney White
With André Braugher, Sullivan Jones, Matthew Saldivar, Keith Randolph Smith, Jeorge Bennett Watson, Frank WoodAntonio Michael Woodard

It's 1906, and at the Bronx Zoological Park, an African-American convict named “Smokey” (Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner André Braugher) is guarding the zoo’s most sensational exhibit: Ota Benga (Antonio Michael Woodard), a Congolese pygmy. As the public’s fascination intensifies and protestors call for Ota’s release, Smokey must grapple with the fact that his own freedom depends on another... Read More

Dangerous House

August 8 - August 19 Nikos Stage
2018 Season

NEW PLAY
by Jen Silverman
directed by Saheem Ali

Noxolo (Alfie Fuller) is an aspiring footballer from Cape Town who moved to London for a fresh start.  With the World Cup coming to South Africa and the mounting sense that her ex-lover, Pretty (Emmy nominee Samira Wiley), is in peril, she is pulled back.  Will Noxolo risk her safety to unravel the secrets of a life she swore to... Read More

Sunday Lawn Talks

July 1 - August 19 Front Lawn
2018 Season

Arrive early for Sunday matinee performances to hear artists, special guests, and WTF staff delve into the rich themes of WTF productions.  Bring your own picnic or stop by concessions! All Sunday Lawn Talks begin at 1:15pm. No reservations required.  Specific speakers and topics will be updated below as information becomes available. July 1 - THE SOUND INSIDE The Sound Inside playwright... Read More

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