by Deborah Brevoort
at Florida Studio Theatre
In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, NJ, internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invited her to stay in his own home, sparking a lifelong friendship. Based on actual events, this insightful new play offers a rare glimpse into real-life struggles faced by two 20th century icons.
Part of the Rolling World Premiere with the National New Play Network.
At A.R.T New York
Running time: 70 minutes
NOTE: there is nudity in the show.
Alma and Baya live on a hostile planet in a pod designed to sustain just them. When a refugee arrives from another pod, the have to balance survival versus compassion.
Fingal has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fingal’s boss has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata. And now, Jim Fingal has a huge problem: John made up the majority of his article. What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim Fingal ever just shut the fact up?
Adapted from the play by Reginald Rose
Music and lyrics by Michael Holland
Book by David Simpatico
In a small New York City jury room, on "the hottest day of the year," twelve men debate the fate of a young defendant charged with murdering his father. In form, TWELVE ANGRY MEN is a courtroom drama; in purpose, it's a crash course in those passages of the U.S. Constitution that promise defendants a fair trial and the presumption of innocence.
Music by Errollyn Wallen
Libretto by Deborah Brevoort
A story about the enduring pull of freedom – and the ends to which people will go to achieve it.
Juba Freeman arrives in London after winning his freedom from slavery by fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War. Thrown headfirst into British society, he meets Amelia Alumond, a member of the British Black gentry, and reconnects with other ex-slaves who are struggling to build new lives for themselves as free men. Inspired by historical events, the opera sheds a light on a forgotten corner of history – and challenges current assumptions of what life was like in 18th-century London for a person of color.
Music, Book & Lyrics by Jordan Wolfe
Mt. Tabor ARTs Collaborative
October 8-9, 2021