Jun 08 - Jul 09 The Wallis production of THE PRIDE By Alexi Kaye Campbell Directed by Michael Arden Featuring Neal Bledsoe, Jessica Collins, Augustus Prew, Matthew Wilkas
Artist-in-Residence Michael Arden on directing MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG & THE PRIDE at The Wallis during the 16/17 Season. The Pride is a gorgeously-drawn drama alternating between two very distinct time periods and sets of characters whose fate is written by their eras. In 1958, Philip is married to Sylvia, but is secretly attracted to her colleague Oliver. In 2008, Philip lives with his boyfriend Oliver, who continually destroys their relationship with his addiction to casual sex and turns to their friend Sylvia for guidance and support. As the past and present worlds collide, The Pride’s complex love triangle provides a provocative, humorous and insightful look at fidelity and forgiveness. WARNING: This production contains brief nudity, sexual content, strong language, violence and uses atmospheric haze, herbal cigarettes and strobe effects. - See more at: http://www.thewallis.org/pride#sthash.XiPIwyVR.dpuf
The City of Conversation is a fascinating and timely look at family politics through a family in politics. Savvy Hester Ferris is the doyenne of Georgetown dinner parties whose influence in liberal politics is legendary. But when her son suddenly turns up with a Reaganite girlfriend and a shocking new conservative world view, Hester must choose between preserving her family and defending her cause.. Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful) directs a new production of this award-winning play starring Christine Lahti (Emmy Award winner, “Chicago Hope” and NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Jason Ritter (HBO’s “Girls” and NBC’s “Parenthood”) and Georgia King (NBC’s “The New Normal” and HBO’s upcoming “Vice Principals”). - See more at: http://thewallis.org/city-of-conversations#sthash.BR6WphCT.dpuf - See more at: http://thewallis.org/city-of-conversations#sthash.BR6WphCT.dpuf
A newly-crowned king surveys a battlefield: his army has won him the crown-but at what cost? Inspired by his groundbreaking adaptation of the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata, legendary director Peter Brook (The Suit) has returned to his most celebrated work to create an intimate new interpretation and staging of this timeless tale.
Matthew Bourne is hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical. Matthew Bourne returns to his roots in Early Adventures, a program of hit pieces that launched the career of ‘Britain’s favourite choreographer’ and saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment that his company New Adventures brought to Swan Lake, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and Sleeping Beauty. With designs by long-time collaborator, Lez Brotherston, Early Adventures is a US premiere and forms part of the company’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.
THE ENCOUNTER tells the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, which leads to a startling encounter that is to change his life. But the experience simultaneously plunges you into a visceral inner voyage. As McIntyre's mesmerizing tale reaches its climax, this extraordinary performance asks some of the most urgent questions of today: about how we live and what we believe to be true. - This is a truly original and astonishing night of theater: Once you take your seat, your senses are engaged in breathtaking ways. Through the use of cutting-edge aural technology and virtuosic storytelling, Simon McBurney leads you on an epic journey from the intimacy of his home in London to deep into the Amazon rainforest. - See more at: http://thewallis.org/encounter#sthash.ubTTjg1c.dpuf
The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre, the companies behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to produce three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee’s classic early play Zoo Story (1959) and acclaimed later work Homelife (2004). Together these short plays form Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, the complete story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann and Jerry, the volatile stranger Peter meets in the park.This thrilling new production – performed in both American Sign Language and spoken English – explores the struggles of human communication and connection, and is a perfect way to experience the savage wit of Edward Albee.The production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff.
Kneehigh Theatre, who wowed audiences at The Wallis with BRIEF ENCOUNTER, return with 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS. Kneehigh’s signature sorcery of music, puppetry and foolishness will transport us to Slapton Sands, England in 1944. Based on the beloved book by WAR HORSE author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender tale of love and war.