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Oratorio for Living Things

Opening Date: Mar 15, 2022

Closing Date: May 14, 2022

Running Time: 01:30

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Playing @

Greenwich House Theater

27 Barrow Street New York, NY 10014

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In this sweeping world premiere, composer Heather Christian infuses the classical oratorio with blues, gospel, jazz and soul. Oratorio for Living Things unfolds the complex layers of what it means to be alive and our relationship to time. Staged by Obie Award-winning director Lee Sunday Evans and featuring 18 virtuosic singers and instrumentalists, the experience surrounds and uplifts, celebrating our curiosity, our wonder, and what we’re capable of becoming when in communion with each other. 

HEATHER CHRISTIAN is the daughter of a blues musician and a go-go dancer and is an Obie Award winning composer/performer. She was named one of TimeOut NY’s Downtown Innovators To Watch and has been nominated for a Drama League Outstanding Performance Award. She has released eight records and can be seen all over the world as Heather Christian & the Arbornauts in concert halls and dive bars avant-torching.

COVID Safety Information:
Ars Nova will require proof of full vaccination for all artists, staff and audience members for all performances and events through the end of our 2022 season. Full vaccination means that the performance date you are attending is at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after your single-dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID-19 vaccine. Accepted documents for full vaccination include a CDC vaccine card, a photo of your CDC vaccine card, New York City’s Key to NYC Pass or New York State’s Excelsior Pass. In addition to proof of vaccination, a government-issued ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport) must be presented upon entry. Proof of vaccination and ID will be checked outside the building before entering the venue. Masks and/or CDC-recommended face coverings will be required for audiences and staff inside the theater at all times and must be worn over the mouth and nose. Masks will be provided to any audience member who needs one.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 15

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Performance Schedule:

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Heather Christian


Heather Christian


Heather Christian


Lee Sunday Evans

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$35 - $65



Curb Ramps

There are five steps into theatre. A ramp can be made available if needed. Please alert the Box Office beforehand if assistance is required.


Located on the floors below and above street level. An elevator is available.

Directions Subway

1 to Christopher St, A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th St


Seats 130


Elevator accesses the restrooms; no elevator access to the balcony


On the main level of Greenwich House, up a few steps from the street level.

Visual Assistance

Not accessible

Folding Armrests

None available

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating is available in the orchestra. A ramp can be provided for wheelchair access.


None on premises

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1 to Christopher St, A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th St

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