Become a member and save up to 70% on tickets to theatre, dance and music. See if you qualify to join TDF. Learn more

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

Opening Date: Dec 21, 2021

Closing Date: Feb 06, 2022

Running Time: 01:30

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Show Site Icon

Playing @

The Shed

545 West 30th Street New York City, NY 10001

View theatre details
Jane Wagner’s ever timely, iconic, one-woman show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, examines American society, art, and power and explores the feminist movement. Revisited in a new 90-minute production, the comedic and quick-witted play stars Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live, Schmigadoon!) in her New York theatrical debut, directed by Tony-nominated Leigh Silverman (The Lifespan of a Fact, Violet).
In a role originated by Lily Tomlin, Strong first becomes Trudy, a mischievously clever observer of the society around her. As Strong transforms into a series of other archetypal characters, Trudy becomes the play’s guiding conscience, translating the nuances of American society for the audience with piercing insight.

COVID Safety Information:
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Performance Schedule:


TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not available for this show

Listed atTKTS


Full-price tickets

$49 - $138


Assisted Listening System

Assistive listening devices availble at any either of two ticket desks or at the coat check. A driver’s license will be held to check out the device. Admissions desks are equipped with induction loop systems.

Directions Bus

M11 M12 or M34-SBS

Directions Subway

7 train to 34th St -Javis Center/ Hudson Yards Station A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 trains to 34 St – Penn Station


Elevators are located on the east and west sides of the building. The west elevators are closest to the Hudson Yards Public Square entrance.


Both entrances are wheelchair accessible


There are two parking garages in close proximity to The Shed on West 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. One is on the north side of the block, beneath Hudson Yards. An additional garage is located across the street from The Shed at 552 West 30th Street.

Passenger Loading Zone

The Shed’s Hudson Yards Public Square entrance provides an accessible passenger loading zone allowing for automobile pick-up and drop-off access to the building


All of The Shed’s restrooms are accessible. Men’s (self-identified) and women’s (self-identified) restrooms can be found in The Lobby, the mezzanine, and on levels 4, 6, and 8. These restrooms include baby changing tables. Single-occupancy all-gender restrooms can be found on the mezzanine and levels 4, 6, and 8


None on premises

Wheelchair Info

All performances have wheelchair accessible seating. Call box office at (646) 455-3494 with questions

You Might Also Like