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LOOKING FORWARD: Shows We're Excited to See

Continuing our support of productions that embrace inclusion for artists and audiences, below are shows that you can buy tickets to this week that we feel are moving our community in the right direction. Let your wallet do the talking. Buy tickets to shows that celebrate inclusion.​ Then write to producers and tell them you want to see more of it. Decision makers are led by numbers and this is one way we can all make a difference.

American Blues Theatre presents Dutchman and TRANSit

Dutchman written by Amiri Baraka and Directed by Chuck Smith

TRANSit written by Artistic Affiliate Darren Canady and Directed by Lisa Portes

Experience two powerful plays in one event. See Dutchman—one of the most important plays in 20th-century culture to take on race relations. Then inspired by Baraka’s pivotal work, watch the world-premiere commission TRANSit, about an encounter between two strangers that reveals more than planned when an explosive mix of identity, sex, and betrayal is unleashed.

Featuring (in order of appearance): Michael Pogue (“Clay” in Dutchman), Amanda Drinkall (“Lula” in Dutchman), Manny Buckley (“Veronica” in TRANSit), Jake Szczepaniak (“Luke” inTRANSit), and Edgar Miguel Sanchez (“Lalo” in TRANSit). ENSEMBLE (in alphabetical order): Grant Carriker, Sawyer Krause, Warren Levon, Kirstin McGinnis, and Nicola Rinow.

Performed at the Greenhouse Theatre Center

Through September 25

TICKETS $19-49

Reserve your tickets HERE

Court Theatre presents Man in the Ring

Written by Michael Cristopher

Directed by Charles Newell

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile’s humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny “Kid” Paret. When Benny challenges Emile's sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Man in the Ring is a story of violence, love, and life under the public eye—and one man’s fight to get the world back in his corner.

Featuring Kamal Angelo Bolden, Allen Gilmore, Thomas J. Cox, Jacqueline Williams, Melanie Brezill, Gabriel Ruiz, Sheldon Brown, and Sean Michael Sullivan

Performed at the Court Theatre

Through October 16


Reserve your tickets HERE

The Cuckoo’s Theatre Project presents The Heidi Chronicles

Written by Wendy Wasserstein

Directed by Sara Carranza

Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, the play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Gradually distancing herself from her friends, she watches them move from the idealism and political radicalism of their college years through militant feminism and, eventually, back to the materialism that they had sought to reject in the first place. Eventually Heidi comes to accept the fact that liberation can be achieved only if one is true to oneself, with goals that come out of need rather than circumstance.

The ensemble includes Pearl Paramadilok, Ian Muentener, Danny Bradley, Rebecca Sparks, Aziza Macklin, Riley Mondragon, Ilse Zacaharias, Nathan Wainwright, Miranda Hamand, Tommy Foy, Brittani Ferguson

Performed at Prop Thtr

Through October 8


Reserve your tickets HERE

The Hypocrites presents You on the Moors Now

Written by Jaclyn Backhaus

Directed by Devon de Mayo

This crazy, funny show sets heroines from the 19th-century novels of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters, in the mythical places of the Moors. When our heroines receive proposals of marriage, they decide to escape. They men wage war on the women starting the Moors Wars. Jaclyn Backhaus’ ultimately moving and inventive play ends in beautiful prose like a chapter from the books these women originated.

Featuring Chris Acevedo. Breon Arzell, Japhet Balaban, Maurice Demus, Tien Doman, Emjoy Gavino*, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Desmond Gray, Edward Mawere, Deanna Myers, Josh Odor, Sarah Price, Saraí Rodriguez, and BrittneyLove Smith

Accessibility Performances: Open Captioning Performance on Sunday, October 23 at 3pm

Performing at the Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage

Through October 30

TICKETS $18-36

Reserve your tickets HERE

Writer’s Theatre presents Julius Caesar

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed and Adapted by Michael Halberstam and Scott Parkinson

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of power and conspiracy, friendship and betrayal, stands as the greatest political drama ever written. Caesar has made Rome the world’s most powerful Empire through his brilliant military strategies, and upon his return from the wars the citizens of Rome wish to abandon the Republic and crown him king. When his fellow senators decide that his advancement must be halted, they come to a brutal and extreme solution: the great man must fall.

With a new adaptation by Michael Halberstam and Scott Parkinson that is focused, streamlined and performed without an intermission, the WT production will be both epic in scale and arrestingly intimate. This fresh and innovative look at the text will immerse audiences in the struggle for global supremacy, raising important questions about the responsibilities of a citizenry when confronting radicalism and tyranny.

Ensemble includes Kareem Bandealy, Christine Bunuan, Arya Daire, Sydney Germaine, Matt Hawkins, Thomas Vincent Kelly, Julian Parker, Scott Parkinson and Madrid St. Angelo

Performed at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Stage

Through October 16

TICKETS $50-70

Reserve your tickets HERE

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