New City Stage Co. Announces 2013-14 Season: RFK, FROST/NIXON & More!
New City Stage Company is thrilled to announce its 2013-14 season. New City Stage will be in residence at the Adrienne Theater for the fourth year in a row, located at 2030 Sansom Street in downtown center city Philadelphia. This is the company's eigith full season and includes 3 full professional productions, including a remount of last year's sold out hit, a Philadelphia premiere, and a world premiere original production. We will also be featuring a brand new another production from our educational program, the Voices for a New City Ensemble.
A Presidential Era: The 60s, 70s, 80s and Beyond
An exciting season of all Philadelphia premieres that surround the personalities trying to get into (and out of) the White House... and all the drama in between. Five captivating theatrical events to keep you at the forefront of politics all season long.
The return of the SOLD OUT hit! Straight from it's Washington, D.C. debut.
A historically accurate solo performance which chronicles the last four years of politician Robert F. Kennedy's life, from 1964 to 1968, and features music, film and footage from the era. Take a trip back to one of the most turbulent periods in our national history and become familiar with the man who would be the voice of a generation, who used his time in public service "to seek a newer world."
Written by Peter Morgan
Directed by Aaron Cromie
** Philadelphia Premiere **
December 5, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Performing on the Main Stage
British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughing-stock. Richard M. Nixon has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation's eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to outtalk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president's legacy.
Written by Ginger Dayle
Directed by Russ Widdall
** World Premiere **
March 6 - 30, 2014
Performing on the Main Stage
On March 30, 1981, newly elected President Ronald Reagan walked out of the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. and heard gunfire. Only a few feet away stood his would be-killer, 25-yearold man with an obsession with an young actress and a desire for national fame. Although he was not necessarily trying to affect the course of politics, he became the face of the modern assassin. Tying in his personal backstory, the history of American assassinations, Reaganomics, and the spirit of Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle, Hinckley is a pop culture fantasia that explores one of our greatest media obsessions and its affect on our national politics. This is an original production developed by the New City Stage Artistic Directors and stars Sam Sherburne as John Hinckley, Jr., who was featured in last season's successful Philadelphia premiere of American Sligo by Adam Rapp.
WEST WING FESTIVAL
Running in the Adrienne Theatre Skybox May 12 - June 8, 2014, this 2 part celebration thatincludes the Presidential Satire Reading Series and the Voices for a New City Ensemble Performance original creation.