Run Time:
90 minutes with no intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: June 23, 2017
Closing: July 08, 2017

Downstairs - 2017 - Regional (US) History , Info & More

Downstairs follows the story of Irene, whose brother Teddy has decided to move home and live in her basement. Irene's husband Gerry is less than thrilled about this. And Teddy is more than a little off his game. As the brother and sister struggle to understand their present and their past, questions of betrayal, disappointment, and madness rise and fall. Who is saving whom?

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Key City Public Theatre to Present Two Holiday Shows Inspired by the Works of Charles Dickens
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2023

Get ready for a double dose of Charles Dickens at Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend. Don't miss the hilarious shenanigans of 'What the Dickens?!' and the captivating one-man performance of 'Great Expectations.' Experience the humor, drama, and timeless storytelling of Dickens' works with these two premieres.

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive Extended at Steppenwolf
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2023

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present a second extension of its wildly popular production of POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, Selina Fillinger's outrageous farce, directed by Artistic Director Audrey Francis.

North Carolina Opera to Present Verdi's LA TRAVIATA This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2023

North Carolina Opera will present Giuseppe Verdi's classic Italian masterpiece, LA TRAVIATA, kicking off their highly-anticipated 2023/24 season. Led by conductor Joseph Mechavich and directed by John Hoomes, this production features a talented cast including Vanessa Vasquez, Jonathan Johnson, and Andrew Manea.

POTUS Extends at Steppenwolf Through Early December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2023

Don't miss the extended run of Steppenwolf Theatre's 'POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive' in Chicago. Directed by Audrey Francis, this captivating play will keep you entertained until December 10, 2023. Get your tickets now!

Video: END Share 'Thaw' Video
by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2023

END — Guitarist Will Putney, vocalist Brendan Murphy, guitarist Gregory Thomas, bassist Jay Pepito, and drummer Matt Guglielmo — will release their second album The Sin of Human Frailty. The popular rock band, has released a new music video for their song 'Thaw.' Watch the video now for a thrilling visual experience.

Key City Public Theatre to Open Next Season with World Premiere of Oscar Wilde's THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2023

Key City Public Theatre opens their 65th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of Oscar Wilde's THE CANTERVILLE GHOST. This chilling and humorous production, adapted by local playwright Bry Kifolo, promises to deliver romance and redemption. Don't miss this exciting new show in Port Townsend, WA.

Theresa Rebeck's DIG Extended For Two Weeks at Primary Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2023

Dig, a new play written and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Downstairs at Primary Stages), has been extended for two weeks. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Interview: Jessica Hecht & Maura Tierney Talk the campfire project and Using the Arts to Promote Healing In Refugee Communities
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2023

In 2017, Tony-nominated actress Jessica Hecht and producer Jenny Gertsen, founded the campfire project, an program that travels to refugee spaces to impart arts-based wellness to displaced communities around the globe. Read our interview with Hecht and actress Maura Tierney from their latest program in Uganda.

Steppenwolf to Present Chicago Premiere of POTUS Beginning in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of 'POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive' from October 26 – December 3, 2023 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater. Get performance and ticket information here!

Andy Karl, Orfeh, Javier Muñoz & More to Join Primary Stages 39th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

Get all the details about the upcoming Primary Stages 39th Anniversary Gala, where Kate Hamill and Beth Blickers will be honored. Find out when and where this star-studded event will take place. Plus, catch performances by Judy Gold, Andy Karl, and Orfeh.

Royal Shakespeare Company's THE EMPRESS Transfers to the Lyric Hammersmith
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

This autumn the Royal Shakespeare Company brings their acclaimed play The Empress by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Artistic Associate Tanika Gupta to the Lyric! Learn more about the play and how to get tickets ehre!

Directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod Join Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2023/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes renowned directors Phylicia Rashad and Jess McLeod to their highly anticipated 2023/24 season. Get the latest updates and insights into the exciting additions to this acclaimed theater company's lineup.

Primary Stages Reveals Cast for Theresa Rebeck's DIG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2023

Primary Stages has just announced the highly anticipated cast for Theresa Rebeck's DIG. Discover the talented actors set to bring this captivating production to life as performances begin on September 2. Don't miss out on the excitement!

Review: NEIL SIMON'S THE DINNER PARTY Explores Relationships at Cockpit In Court
by Cybele Pomeroy - Aug 7, 2023

Cockpit In Court at CCBC presents THE DINNER PARTY, by Neil Simon. With 30+ Neil Simon plays to consider, THE DINNER PARTY is an unconventional choice. It’s not funny-funny, as one who is only passingly familiar with Neil Simon’s work, might expect, so it’s less often produced; consider it an opportunity to see something one hasn’t seen before.

Gabby Beans, Damon Daunno, And More To Lead Industry Reading of New Play BURNING FALLING RISING MONSTER By Kate Vozella
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2023

Jaki Bradley will direct Tony Award nominee Gabby Beans, Tony Award nominee Damon Daunno, Emmy Award Nominee Evan Jonigkeit, and Vince Nappo in an industry reading of Kate Vozella's AI play burning falling rising Monster.

Chelsea Table + Stage to Present Daisy Jopling With Vocalist Frank Shiner
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2023

Experience the mesmerizing performance of Daisy Jopling accompanied by vocalist Frank Shiner at Chelsea Table + Stage. This unique fusion of classical and rock music is not to be missed. Get all the details here.

Cast Set for Chicago Premiere of POTUS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 25, 2023

Don't miss the exciting premiere of POTUS at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago! Prepare to be blown away by the all-star cast and their captivating performance. Get the inside scoop on this highly anticipated production and secure your tickets now for an unforgettable night of theater.

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Courtney Wright Big Band, and More to Play Birdland
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 22, 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced jazz programming running July 24 through August 6.

Houston Person Quintet, Dave Stryker Organ Trio, and More to Play Birdland This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 1, 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced programming running July 3 through July 16. 

Tim Daly and Jayne Atkinson Join STILL at the Dorset Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2023

Dorset Theatre Festival has announced full casting for the World Premiere of Still by Lia Romeo, which will begin performances at the Dorset Playhouse on July 21, 2023. 

Ravi Coltrane Quartet, Robert Edwards Big Band, and More to Play Birdland
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 24, 2023

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced all jazz programming running June 26 through July 9.

Chelsea Table + Stage Presents Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Angie Wells In Her NY Concert Debut
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2023

Chelsea Table + Stage – New York's newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present the New York concert debut of acclaimed vocalist Angie Wells on Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 PM.

Ensemble Theatre Company Adds Performance of SEARED Next Weekend
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 18, 2023

Due to popular demand, Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has announced a special added performance of its critically-acclaimed production of SEARED on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00pm.  SEARED performs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. 

Erin Daley Appointed Interim Artistic Director of Primary Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2023

PRIMARY STAGES has appointed Erin Daley as Interim Artistic Director of Primary Stages, following the passing of longtime Artistic Director Andrew Leynse.

Photos: First Look at SEARED at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 10, 2023

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has released production photos for the final show of its 2022-2023 Season, SEARED, written by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck and directed by ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. SEARED opens tonight, Saturday, June 10 at 8:00pm and runs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre. Check out the photos here!



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