InterAct Theatre Company Announces 27th Season
Continuing our tradition of producing new plays that speak to the social and contemporary issues of our time, InterAct will stretch its limits and audience's imaginations by producing four diverse plays starting in October 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the upcoming season.
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Monday, April 7 @ 7pm: Philly Plays Panel
Come hear about what it's like to write a play (or several!) about Philadelphia. These talented artists will discuss what inspires them to write about our city, what their creative process looks like, how it feels to premiere a play about Philly in the City of Brotherly Love and more!
Mainstage @ The Adrienne (2030 Sansom Street)
Featuring playwrights Bruce Graham, Thomas Gibbons, A. Zell Williams and director Matt Pfeiffer. Moderated by playwright Katharine Clark Gray
Please RSVP to Maura Krause, NNPN Producer-in-Residence, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 215-568-8079.
by Christopher Chen, directed by Rick Shiomi
October 24-November 16, 2014
Directed by the Founder of Mu Performing Arts Center
When Chinese artist Lin Bo appears at the renowned Mana Gallery, his harrowing story of improsonment in a Chinese detention center has the world standing at attention. His fame is short-lived, however, as an American publisher begins to question the authenticity of Lin Bo's story. Is he telling the trust or is he caught? Accusations fly as Chen's play cleverly exposes the thin line between truth and fiction where it is most often difficult to tell the difference between the con artist and the conned.
THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE
Winner of the Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel Award and an InterAct 2020 New Play Commission
A young South African soccer phenomenon flees to England escaping persecution. But when her activist lover, Pretty M'Bane, goes missing, Noxolo is forced to reassess her life and choices. Returning to South Africa during the World Cup, Noxolo's search brings her face to face with the demons of her past and her country's blind eye towards violence against women. Silverman's play is at once beautiful and haunting, exploring the mysterious reaches of love and the human spirit.
by Thomas Gibbons, directed by Seth Rozin
April 3-26, 2015
National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
Meet Julian- the newest advancement in artificial intelligence. Created by a life-extension laboratory, Julian's sole purpose is to receive the conciousness of a dying billionaire. Claire's job is to teach him how to be human. But who- or what- has been created? As Julian's traning progresses it becomes clear that he is not exactly the blank slate Claire imagined. From the ingenious mind behind Permanent Collection, comes a piercing look at humanity's desire for immortality and the eerie feeling that we may be crossing a dangerous precipice.
THE THREE CHRISTS OF MANHATTAN
by Seth Rozin, directed by Kittson O'Neill & Seth Rozin
May 29-June 21, 2015
A World Premiere by the writer of Two Jews Walked Into a War
There's only one Jesus Christ, right? At the grand opening of her private practice, an atheist Jewish psychiatrist is visited by three men, each believing himself to be the Savior. One by one the Jesi- the first in sandals, the second in dreadlocks, and the third in a power suit- proceed to make their case as the Messiah, while battling to save the Doctor's soul. Has the Son of God really returned? Or, are these men equally deluded? This absurdist comedy of ideas from InterAct Producing Artistic Director Seth Rozin explores our world's changing concept of Christ with satiric dexterity.