Stargate Theatre Presents Original Play SWEET WATER

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Stargate Theatre Presents Original Play SWEET WATER

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre 2019 Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original work, Sweet Water, next Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00PM, Thursday, August 15 at 7:00PM, and Friday, August 16 at 7:00PM at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). Each performance will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes including a talkback onstage with the artists. Seating is limited.

Manhattan Theatre Club is a preeminent, nonprofit producer of new work for the stage. Stargate Theatre is MTC Education's "theatre company within a theatre company." The program offers young men who have been involved with the justice system the opportunity to create and perform an original play. Company members are guided by Stargate's Founding Artistic Director, Emmy Award-winner and playwright Judy Tate, and production director Shaun Peknic.

Through original scenes, stories, and poetry, written and performed by members of Stargate Theatre's 2019 Sharon Sullivan Company, Sweet Water seeks answers to urgent yet timeless questions about the nature of love.

MTC Education's Giving Voice initiative reaches hundreds of young people from under-resourced communities annually through the Stargate Theatre and Write on the Edge programs. Support for Giving Voice is provided by Sharon Sullivan and Jeffrey B. Kindler, New York State Council on the Arts, Gina Leonetti, The Tow Foundation, Bendit Family Foundation, HBO, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Bulova Stetson Fund, New York City Councilmember Keith Powers, Nora Roberts Foundation, and Noah and Susanna Schankler.

Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes and 27 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living by Martyna Majok; Ink by James Graham; Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes; August Wilson's Jitney and The Piano Lesson; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D'Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain't Misbehavin', the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

MTC Education is a pioneer and a leader in theatre education. Founded in 1989, it was the first education department created by a major theatre company in New York City and quickly became a standard of excellence for the field; in the ensuing years, MTC's programs have been emulated and replicated by arts organizations in New York and throughout the country. Through rich, intensive playwriting experiences and informed encounters with the world-class productions on our stages, MTC Education awakens minds, ignites imaginations, opens hearts, and changes lives.



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