One Flea Spare

$40-50

London. The Black Plague. Four people are locked in a single room. They face the clash of social, cultural, and sexual boundaries, and are forever changed.

ONE FLEA SPARE is set in plague-ravaged 17th-century London, where a wealthy couple is preparing to flee their home when a mysterious sailor and a young girl appear sneaking into their boarded up house. Now, quarantined together for 28 days, the only thing these strangers fear more than the Plague is each other. Definitions of morality are up for grabs and survival takes many forms in this dark, fiercely intense and humorous play.

This production will be a modern reimagining of the piece, directed by Caitlin McLeod (And I And Silence, Signature; The Malcontent, Shakespeare's Globe London; A Further Education, Hampstead Theatre), with Scenic & Projection Design by Bryce Cutler, Costume Design by Sarafina Bush, Lighting Design by Aaron Porter, Composition & Sound Design by Mark Van Hare, Props by Megan O'Leary, production managed by Matthew Mauer, and stage managed by Ed Herman.

Schedule

Sheen Center for Thought and Culture

(New York, NY)
18 Bleecker St
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre has announced that their production of Not About Heroes has been selected to perform at the ACANSA Arts Festival in Little Rock, AR, September 21 and 22, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
Now in its tenth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2018 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 7-25 October 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre has announced that their production of Not About Heroes has been selected to perform at the ACANSA Arts Festival in Little Rock, AR, September 21 and 22, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017
In response to demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw, has extended the U.S. premiere of Oh My Sweet Land, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, through October 22, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
T. Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces the next T. Fellow is Allison Bressi, the sixth fellow in the one year program designed to educate and empower new creative producers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
The Hunter Theater Project at Hunter College (President, Jennifer J. Raab) announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, directed by Richard Nelson, at the Frederick Loewe Theater (E. 68th Street between Lexington and Park Ave). Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, and directed by Nelson, UNCLE VANYA began performances on Friday, September 7 and was originally scheduled to run through October 14.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Today, Headlong have announced their programme for 2020/21, the final season under current Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 23, 2018
Maine seems to be enjoying a theatrical renaissance with large and small companies vigorously engaged in producing a wide range of repertoire throughout the state. Several of the leading professional theatres have become destinations in and of themselves - (witness the inclusion of Maine State Music Theatre and Ogunquit Playhouse in Scott Andrews' upcoming book, Vacationland) - while venerable community groups continue to raise the bar for their work. I am privileged to get to sample these performances as Broadway World's Maine editor and to be able to compare many of them favorably with shows I see across the country, in New York and London. These are my personal choices of the best in Maine for 2018, grouped by theatre company and show. MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATRE delivered a 60th anniversary season that redefined the meaning and substance of 'gala.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Victory Gardens Theater, with Actors Theatre of Louisville, to present the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. How to Defend Yourself will be presented at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 21 - April 7, 2019) and as part of the Victory Gardens Theater 2019/2020 Season (January 24 - February 23, 2020).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Connective Theatre Company announces the cast of their inaugural production, One Flea Spare by Naomi Wallace.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will produce THE REALITY PLAYS at The Flamboyan Theater on May 16-17. In this new work series, three emerging directors will trace the political and social impact of reality television by reinterpreting America's Next Top Model, The Jersey Shore, and The Real Housewives of New York City. They will collaborate with an ensemble of emerging designers to push the boundaries of form and dissect an American phenomenon.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will produce THE REALITY PLAYS at The Flamboyan Theater on May 16-17. In this new work series, three emerging directors will trace the political and social impact of reality television by reinterpreting America's Next Top Model, The Jersey Shore, and The Real Housewives of New York City. They will collaborate with an ensemble of emerging designers to push the boundaries of form and dissect an American phenomenon.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Imagine: Yemen - An Evening of New Short Plays featuring Tony Award nominee and two-time Obie Award winner Kathleen Chalfant (For Peter Pan on Her Seventieth Birthday, Angels in America, Wit), Dee Pelletier(August: Osage County), Drama Desk and four-time Obie Award winner George Bartenieff (Zoo Story, Krapp's Last Tape) plays one-night-only, Monday, June 25 at 7PM at The Irene Diamond Stage, The Pershing Square Signature Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
The Premiere of The Heights Players Reading series will present Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Unpredictable Times) newest play A (Funny) Imagination! on Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
After a sold out run of last season's The Roommate, Director Eileen Phelan brings We Can Eat Love to Portland Stage Studio Series.  Written by Maine native, Margie Castleman We Can Eat Love, A New Play with Heart, Soul, and a Little Music will run March 22-31 for eight performances with music by Wilder Zoby and Little Shalimar, and performed by Portland actors Grace Bauer, Whip Hubley, Khalil LeSaldo, Erik Moody, and Casey Turner.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its production of Joshua Harmon's (Bad Jews) critically-acclaimed hit play, Significant Other, directed by Stephen Brackett. The cast features Melanie Field (Paramount Network's Heathers) as Laura, Vella Lovell (CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Vanessa, Preston Martin as Zach/Evan/Roger, Keilly McQuail (Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Kiki, John Garet Stoker (CBS's Code Black) as Will/Conrad/Tony, Concetta Tomei (Deep Impact) as Helene Berman and Will Von Vogt as Jordan Berman.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017
Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
 Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced today the inaugural production of the Hunter Theater Project, the New York premiere of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College (E. 68th Street and Lexington Avenue), directed by Richard Nelson. Translated byRichard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. This production is the first time renowned Russian literature translators Pevear and Volokhonsky will have a work premiere in New York City, following the show's world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego, California. Previews for UNCLE VANYA begin Friday, September 7. The production runs through Sunday, October 14, with an official press opening on Sunday, September 16. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Corkscrew Theater Festival's third annual summer season continues with the world premiere of Haleh Roshan's A Play Titled After the Collective Noun for Female-Identifying 20-Somethings Living in NYC in the 2010s. Directed by Lauren Zeftel and running July 18-August 3, Collective Noun centers on three young leftist women fighting for change in the world around them while managing their professional ambitions, romantic relationships, and a strange bug infestation in the kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017
Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018
COWBOY VERSUS SAMURAI by Michael Golamco is a laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy exploring the sexual dynamics that surface around race when an attractive Korean American woman moves to town. Travis Park is a high school English teacher and the only Korean American man living in a dusty cowboy town known as Breakneck, Wyoming. When a gorgeous, whip-smart Asian American woman moves into town, he immediately falls for her; the only problem is that she only dates white men. In this savagely funny and often-moving re-telling of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano De Bergerac, one man must choose allegiance between his cowboy friend (a dim, handsome, Caucasian P.E. teacher named Del) and his Asian Brother-with-a-Capital-B (crazed, militant Asian of Unknown Origin, Chester).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
BREAK THE WALL (www.breakthewallproject.org), an open-access hybrid theatre/website theatre project addressing the Israel/Palestine conflict, officially launches on June 5, the 50th anniversary of the start of Israel's Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
Connective Theatre Company, founded in the fall of 2018 as a collective of Chicago artists committed to creating diverse stories for the stage, is performing their first production July 5 - 21, 2019. Their inaugural play is Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE, the 1997 Obie Award winner for Best Play. ONE FLEA SPARE is being produced in partnership with the local refugee settlement organization RefugeeOne, and is jointly directed by Brian Zane and Ashley Joy. It will play at Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 405, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Amherst native Annie Baker's The Aliens in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA from August 9 through August 19, 2018.   Jasper and KJ, both suffering from 'failure to launch,' have created their own universe behind a local coffee shop, where the dumpster smells last week's lattes. Enter Evan, an impressionable new employee/high school student intrigued by the pair's unconventional charm. While the two impart their 'wisdom' on their new, young friend, life's great pleasures like literature and music are savored along with its bitter brew.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe's Every Brilliant Thing in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 2 - 13, 2017. The production is directed by CTC Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018
Mad Horse Theatre Company ushers in 2018 with the provocative Obie award-winning play Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE . By turns funny and moving, the play explores wealth, class, fear and survival in 17th century London and seems eerily relevant today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
The Odd Couple meets Thelma and Louise in this contemporary, new play, which was a recent hit at both The Humana and Williamstown Theater Festivals. Sharon, divorced, and living in a house in Iowa, decides she needs a roommate. Robyn, a slam poet from the Bronx, is escaping her past and needs to start over. Despite their differences, Sharon begins to uncover Robyn's secrets and discovers her own desire to transform her life completely. Heartbreaking and blisteringly funny, The Roommate offers an exquisitely real portrait of human connection.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights writing in the English language. Chosen from over 150 nominated plays, the Finalists are:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting Award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
The world premiere of the first English-language adaptation of the classic novella by Ghassan Kanafani, Returning to Haifa, adapted for the stage by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday 1 and Friday 2 March 2018 at 7.30pm).
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 21, 2018
Mad Horse Theatre continues its provocative and haunting programming this season with a gripping, poetic, and troubling production of Naomi Wallace's award-winning 1996 drama, One Flea Spare. The play, set in London in 1665 at the height of the Black Death, explores the social, sexual, and psychological interaction of four people quarantined together in a pair of rooms while the plague rages around them. Their battle for survival pits the wealthy merchant and his wife against the sailor and a young servant girl who break into their house in search of shelter. Class warfare, devastating past memories, repressed sexuality, gender politics, and intricate personal power struggles make the time of confinement a descent into hell.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018
Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Unpredictable Times) will be presenting his newest play, A Parody titled A (Funny) Imagination! On Tuesday, March 6th, 7:30 pm at the Dixon Place Lounge.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
The University of Washington School of Drama will present Naomi Wallace's poetic 1994 drama, In the Heart of America, March 6 - 17, 2019 at the Jones Playhouse at UW.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) has added three performances to its highly anticipated upcoming production of Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production now runs February 27 through March 17 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018
Plan on celebrating the joys of Christmas in Arrow Rock in December! The Lyceum stage will once again be aglow with good spirits and Christmas tradition as Charles Dickens' immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, comes musically to life. Only 13 performances, December 12 through December 23.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PANat Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
This winter, the University of Washington School of Drama will present two works by eminent female dramatists, Rutherford and Son by Githa Sowerby, and In the Heart of America by Naomi Wallace. The productions are master's theses for our graduating MFA directors, Cody Holliday Haefner and Amanda Friou.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017
Mad Horse Theatre Company ushers in 2018 with the provocative Obie award-winning play Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE . By turns funny and moving, the play explores wealth, class, fear and survival in 17th century London and seems eerily relevant today.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PANat Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler announced the cast of the second production of its 2018-19 Season: Birdy, adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton, and directed by Steven Maler. The production runs February 27 through March 10 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College in Wellesley.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
Plan on celebrating the joys of Christmas in Arrow Rock in December! The Lyceum stage will once again be aglow with good spirits and Christmas tradition as Charles Dickens' immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, comes musically to life. Only 13 performances, December 12 through December 23.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
After serving as Artistic Director of the company since 2008, Christine Louise Marshall is stepping down from the position before the 2018-19 season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
Mad Horse Theatre Company's 32nd season lineup boasts three critically acclaimed plays and an award-winning musical!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
After serving as Artistic Director of the company since 2008, Christine Louise Marshall is stepping down from the position before the 2018-19 season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will produce THE REALITY PLAYS at The Flamboyan Theater on May 16-17. In this new work series, three emerging directors will trace the political and social impact of reality television by reinterpreting America's Next Top Model, The Jersey Shore, and The Real Housewives of New York City. They will collaborate with an ensemble of emerging designers to push the boundaries of form and dissect an American phenomenon.