This years Brits Off Broadway festival opens with the story of a gambling man who places one last bet after discovering he has cancer in A GAMBLER'S GUIDE TO DYING. Henry Naylor returns to this year's Festival with a double bill of two powerful, timely one acts: ECHOES, a story that draws astonishing parallels between the lives of a Jihadi bride and a Victorian pioneer; and ANGEL a stunning true story of a female resistance fighter most feared by ISIS.
FOSSILS whisks us off to Scotland, where a discovery in Loch Ness draws a science researcher to the famous loch in search of her missing father. IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT is a modern reworking of the enduring Greek legend set in the Splott district of Cardiff, Wales, which arrives at 59E59 Theaters after its a critically acclaimed run at The National.
A lesbian woman must come to terms with her partner's transition in ROTTERDAM. Playwright Matthew Wilkinson returns to 59E59 Theaters with MY EYES WENT DARK, the searing story of a man who exacts his own revenge after losing his family in a plane crash. A broKen Down train forces a couple on a first date to communicate without their WiFi enabled devices in UNDERGROUND.
Anchoring the festival in Theater A are two British comedies from two different centuries highlighting how far the class wars have come in Britain (and also how little they've changed): the US premiere of a rediscovered J.B. Priestley comedic gem THE ROUNDABOUT and Torben Betts' (Alan Ayckbourn's protégé) madcap comedy of manners INVINCIBLE.
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes: No Intermission (for most shows)
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