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Rattlestick Theater (New York, NY)
224 Waverly Place

Schedule

2 hours, with one intermission

Monday, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

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Two angry young men sit outside a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music and shrooms.



Annie Baker has just concluded a highly successful run of her play, Circle Mirror Transformation, at Playwrights Horizons. Her first play, Body Awareness, was produced at the Atlantic Theater Company this past year.


Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

New York and Boston Talent Put Minority Experience Center Stage in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) approaches. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget. (more...)

New Musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire Tapped for Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. (more...)

Curtain Up: New Works for the Stage at Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, and for nearly four decades has creatively supported projects including Indecent, Appropriate, Fun Home and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. (more...)

Final Robin Williams Film to Be Released in U.S.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE
by Peter Nason - May 22, 2017

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too. (more...)

Powerful Women Struggle with Sisterhood in DAYS OF ATONEMENT
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Warm. The Ohana sisters force you into their world. With a deep sense of urgency, these four women gather to figure out where and why their mother is missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. (more...)

Netflix Announces New Series THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

A beloved classic from the 80s marks its return as Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment network, will bring The Jim Henson Company's THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE exclusively to members around the world. (more...)

THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Klaus Kinski is one of the most celebrated and controversial actors in the history of world cinema. The reckless abandon with which he approached both life and art left him tortured, demonized and worshiped. He now resurrects to shake your souls with one last command performance. THE SECOND COMING OF KLAUS KINSKI written & performed by Andrew Perez opens at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 3, 2017 -ASYLUM @ Underground Annex, 1308 N. Wilton Place, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Teams Up with Lillian Luthor to Fight the Daxamite Invasion
by Nicole Ackman - May 16, 2017

Supergirl teams up with her former enemy to fight the Daxamite invasion and try to save Lena and Mon-El. When the President of the United States tells Alex to blow up the Daxamite main ship, Kara is horrified because her best friend and boyfriend are trapped onboard. But with the help of her friends, including the newly returned Cat Grant, Kara is ready for the fight. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Comes to Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions thanks you for being a friend this summer with its campy world premiere parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES by David Cerda, directed by Shade Murray, playing June 14 - July 12, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Single tickets are on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: When Did A DOLL' S HOUSE, PART 2's Sam Gold Catch the Directing Bug? He Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2017

Two years ago, director Sam Gold took home a Tony Award for his remarkable work on the Tony winning musical Fun Home. Now he's back for more as a nominee for A Doll's House, Part 2, a show for which every one of his cast members was also nominated. Watch below as he talks about the unexpected comedy of the piece and reveals why he took up directing in the first place! (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Fights CADMUS Once Again in 'Exodus'
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 7, 2017

Loyalties are tested in this week's episode of SUPERGIRL as Kara fights both CADMUS and her boss, Snapper Carr. With aliens being abducted from National City, the DEO is desperate to find a way to stop them, but Alex simply wants to be reunited with her father. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling THE FLICK Unreels as a Must See Production at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Mar 6, 2017

Annie Baker, who deservedly won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick, was perceived by the awarding committee as one of 'the most impressive dramatists of her generation.' They went on to say she, 'writes with tenderness and keen insight.' (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids, Starting Today
by BroadwayWorld JR - Mar 4, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume today, March 4, with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Playwright Ayad Akhtar and More Slated for Huntington's THE WHO & THE WHAT Special Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of The Who & the What the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

THE FLICK, THE TEMPEST, 1984 Among Jobsite Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jobsite Theater has announces the 2017-18 season, our 15th as resident theater company of the Straz Center in downtown Tampa. (more...)

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: JOHN Is A Dark Comedic Gem
by Frank Benge - Mar 13, 2017

JOHN, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker, is now receiving a Southwest Premiere production at Hyde Park Theatre, under the direction of Ken Webster. The production is so exceptional on so many multiple levels that I am likely to wear out my thesaurus. This is not the first play by Baker that Hyde Park Theatre has produced. Earlier this season, they presented The Flick, and they have, in the past, produced Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens and Body Awareness. Webster clearly has an affinity for her work and Austin is all the richer for it. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the World Premiere of WINTER by Julie Jensen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Memory Play ORANGE JULIUS Begins Previews Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin next week, January 10, at 8:00pm for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73's New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father. Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills, will run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, and opens Sunday, January 22, at 8:00pm. (more...)

'What Would You Do?' BU21 Asks A Tough Question
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

After the success of 'The Aliens' and '4 Minutes 12 Seconds', BU21 continues Outhouse's mission of producing new playwriting that engages with the challenges of our modern world.  (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Ken Urban's NIBBLER Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Amoralists, in association with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, have announced casting and the design team for their world premiere of Ken Urban's NIBBLER, directed by Benjamin Kamine. NIBBLER runs from February 23 - March 18, 2017 in a limited engagement. (more...)

Paul Cameron Hardy's Sold-Out MOPE Extends at Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's YOUNGBLOOD, whose past plays include the Tony Award-nominated Hand to God, have announced a two-week extension for the sold-out run of MOPE. (more...)

Largest Hand Drawn Animation Studio Formed in Canada-Colombia JV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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Melbourne Theatre Company Presents JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The incomparable Helen Morse (The Aunt's Story) returns to the stage alongside Ursula Mills making her MTC debut in John, the latest highly acclaimed work from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker.  (more...)

THE FLICK by Annie Baker Comes to Third Rail in January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Set in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, home to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state, The Flick follows the hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking stories of Sam, Avery and Rose, three mismatched employees. As they sweep up popcorn, bitch about their bosses, and critique the films that play at their ill-attended cineplex, the trio's own funny and fraught dramas play out in the empty aisles. But unlike the films that flicker from the projection booth, these dramas have real-world consequences. (more...)

EST/Youngblood Premieres Paul Cameron Hardy's MOPE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's YOUNGBLOOD, whose past plays include the Tony Award-nominated Hand to God, will present the premiere of MOPE. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Annie Baker's JOHN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Arden Theatre Company continues its 29th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annie Baker's JOHN from January 12 through February 26, 2017. (more...)

EST/Youngblood Premieres Paul Cameron Hardy's MOPE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), along with EST's YOUNGBLOOD, whose past plays include the Tony Award-nominated Hand to God, will present the premiere of MOPE. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere New Animated Series JEFF & SOME ALIENS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Aliens have finally landed as Comedy Central premieres its latest animated series JEFF & SOME ALIENS today, January 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the premiere of the seventh and final season of 'Workaholics.' (more...)

Acclaimed Film ARRIVAL Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Hailed by critics as “mesmerizing” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), “amazing” (Brian Truitt, USA Today) and “the best film of the year” (Christopher Orr, The Atlantic), director Denis Villeneuve's (Sicario) phenomenal tour de force ARRIVAL makes its home entertainment debut (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Today, January 10, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW today, January 10, 2017! (more...)

Memory Play ORANGE JULIUS Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight, January 10, at 8:00pm for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73's New York premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's memory play about a transmasculine child and their dying Vietnam vet father. Orange Julius, directed by Dustin Wills, will run at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, and opens Sunday, January 22, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Smash Hit London Dark Comedy BU21 Gets Australian Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

After a sell-out, award-nominated run and a West End transfer, Stuart Slade's BU21 will have its Australian premiere at The Old 505 Theatre from February 8 with an opening night on February 9. Outhouse Theatre, the company behind acclaimed productions of The Aliens and 4 Minutes 12 Seconds, is thrilled to introduce local audiences to one of Britain's most exciting, emerging playwrights. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Tampa (more...)

Giles Davies, David Jenkins and More Lead CLOUD 9 at Jobsite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Jobsite Theatre is excited to announce complete casting for Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, closing our season this July! The show goes into rehearsal in June.  Immediately next up is Martin McDonagh's A Skull in Connemara in March (casting already announced and going into rehearsal on Feb. 6) and then Israel Horovitz's Gloucester Blue (still in casting). (more...)

BWW Interview: Catinca Tabacaru: Q/A with an Admirable Gallerist
by Barry Kostrinsky - Feb 28, 2017

Through a series of questions with the founder of Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, a relatively young Catinca sheds some age old wisdom and her vision that governs her gallery in the heart of the LES at 250 Broome street. I learned new things about an old friend that makes me understand better how she has come so far so quickly in the art world and just how impressive she is. Taughted as a gallerist to watch in the past she is now a gallerist to be heard and followed. She relaxes  and answers in a very personal way a few important and a few silly questions about the art world and her practices. (more...)

Official: Oscar Isaac to Play Title Role in HAMLET at The Public Theater This Summer with Keegan-Michael Key and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Hamlet has been added to the downtown summer season, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Feb 20, 2017

Chris Jackson, Derrick Phillips, and Franco Colon are at their brilliant best in this quirky, mesmerizing play, directed with so much heart by David Jenkins. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Tampa (more...)

HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God by Robert Askins on March 31-April 30.  Directed by Matt Pfeiffer with Robert Smythe as puppet designer and puppet movement director, the all-Philadelphia cast features Grace Gonglewski, Alex Keiper, Aubie Merrylees, Matteo Scammell, and William Zielinski. (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Tampa (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/28 - SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/28 - SWEENEY TODD and More! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: StageWest Presents Touching Tale THE ALIENS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

'Looking at the sun helps you sneeze.' Just a typical piece of life-advice from KJ, one of a pair of disaffected yet engaging slackers we meet in Annie Baker's gentle, touching, and funny Obie Award winner The Aliens, beginning a 5-week run on Thursday, May 4 at Stage West. (more...)

LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

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