Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS

The inaugural production of the Kindling Theater Company-the world premiere of The Future Is Not What It Was, written by Michael Rabe and directed by Jay Stull-opened last night, Saturday, January 12 at 8pm. The production plays at Soho Rep's Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Check out photos from the opening below!

A dark comedy set in a world not unlike our own, where society's moral compasses have been broken, the church has lost its currency, and no one seems to have any answers, The Future Is Not What It Was follows roommates Sean and Tom-rivals for the affection of a beautiful girl down the hall who knows just which buttons to push to play them off each other. As they struggle for her affection, the play wonders if we can still find connection in a world so wholly lost and perpetually distracted and whether, moreover, we can ever find our long way home, if such a place still even exists.

Kindling Theater Company endeavors to produce plays by theater artists who are at the very outset of their careers in New York City. We believe that theater artists learn best from the presence of an audience, the rigors of a production run, and the collaboration among designers that necessarily attends any stage production. Public resources for dramatic work are small and shrinking while private grant programs typically (and justifiably) reward artists who already have a well-developed craft. Artists at the outset of their careers in the theater are at once the most in need of and the least likely to receive resources for development and production. Kindling Theater Company aims to remedy this discrepancy and bridge the gap.

The Future Is Not What It Was plays Thursday - Saturday and Monday at 8pm, and Sunday at 2pm, through February 2. Tickets are $18 and available by phoning 800 838-3006 or by visiting kindling.brownpapertickets.com.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Maryam Hassouni, Katie Blake, Rhett Owen, Michael Rabe, Maya Kazan, Eddie Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Maryam Hassouni, Katie Blake, Rhett Owen, Michael Rabe, Maya Kazan, Eddie Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Maryam Hassouni, Katie Blake, Rhett Owen, Michael Rabe, Maya Kazan, Eddie Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Eddie Liu, Jay Stull, Maryam Hassouni, Katie Blake, Rhett Owen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Rhett Owen, Michael Rabe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Michael Rabe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Michael Rabe, Rhett Owen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Eddie Liu, Michael Rabe, Rhett Owen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Rhett Owen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Eddie Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Michael Rabe, David Rabe

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Michael Rabe, Jay Stull

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Katie Blake, Maya Kazan, Maryam Hassouni

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
Eddie Liu, Katie Blake, Michael Rabe, Maya Kazan, Rhett Owen, Maryam Hassouni

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
John Nash

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS
John Nash, Rhett Owen

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT WAS



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