A Political Thriller
A Soviet journalist with the gift of total recall.
A psychologist seeking to rehabilitate herself.
A government censor with a secret past.
Over two decades their fates become entwined as victims and collaborators in Stalin’s campaign to rewrite public memory. Long before fake news was a trending topic, it was called propaganda. And in the Soviet Union, circa 1938, it was the grease that kept Stalin’s machinery of terror in motion. D.W. Gregory takes us to a world where justice is arbitrary and freedom as we know it does not exist.
“All my life I’ve taken such pride in my great memory. But now . . . I’m tasked with learning how to forget.”
World Premiere directed by Ed Herendeen at CATF
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 invites her to stay in his home, beginning an intimate friendship between two icons that lasts a lifetime. Based on actual events during a turbulent time in our nation’s history, Deborah Brevoort’s new play offers a rare glimpse into what transpired that fateful evening.
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?
A musical love story set in the world of gay porn, based on the semi-autobiographical tale of adult film performer Hans Berlin, who invites you to meet the real people behind the scenes of this taboo (and fascinating) industry!
Taylor, a young, struggling Hollywood actor, finds himself rocketed to stardom as porn performer Taylor “TNT” Trent. Through Taylor’s eyes, we are introduced to a family of lovable misfits whose profession is making our wildest fantasies come alive. As Taylor achieves the fame he long sought in a world where sex and love seem to be mutually exclusive, he discovers that the life you dream of may not always be the one you truly want.
SHOOTING STAR is about finding oneself, a family, and above all else - love.
Music by Olga Neuwirth
Libretto by Catherine Filloux
With Orlando, Olga Neuwirth crafts a modern classic especially for the Vienna State Opera, and it is based on one of the stunning works by Virginia Woolf, the standard bearer of English literary modernism – what more is there to guarantee an exquisite performance? Perhaps we should also mention that Orlando is the first ever grand opera that the Wiener Staatsoper commissions to a female composer and that the libretto is courtesy of French-American playwright Catherine Filloux. All the elements point towards a major celebration of musical theatre that you do not want to miss!
Sophie, a bright Honduran-American teenager, comes home from high school to find that her parents have been deported. She immediately goes into bunker-down survival mode, trying to care for her younger siblings without raising suspicion and considering her next move. Her plan is complicated by a well-meaning high school friend who, in a series of attempts to ask her out, discovers her secret.