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The Upper Room

First Preview: Apr 26, 2015

Opening Date: Apr 26, 2015

Closing Date: Jun 13, 2015

Running Time: 01:20

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Playing @

New Ohio Theatre

154 Christopher St New York, NY 10014

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A new play with original music inspired by the back-to-the-land movement—

urbanites heading out to live on self sustaining homesteads in rural places. The tenants of the movement are more relevant than ever today, with rising sea levels in New York City, and the introduction of miles of pipeline beneath our feet. How can we find simple quality food? How can we relate to the earth? How can we react to a rapidly changing ecosystem? Aided by myth and offbeat religious practice, a strange new possibility for sustainability and survival emerges from these questions.

Set on an island way off the north coast of Maine, the last participants of a once thriving commune meet the sea. Anxious and restless, the quorum gathers around the table in their upper room to confront the rising water and certain members' curious ailments.

A darkly humorous consideration of spirituality and the dangers of our changing environment combines with a live mixed score, antique scuba suits, and an overhead projector to create a brand new music theater event.

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

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Directions Subway

1 Train to Christopher St/Sheridan Sq


Seats 75.


Street level. There are several steps to enter the theatre from the building entrance.

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