2018-2019 Season

2018-2019 Season, Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! This dark urban comedy from Stephen Adly
Guirgis explores, with both disarming tenderness and street-smart wit, the slippery nature
of justice, and the grit it takes to move on. In an effort to hang on to one of Manhattan’s
last great rent-stabilized apartments, ex-cop Walter “Pops” Washington does battle with a
dazzling array of outlandish characters, each one a celebration of the glorious contradictions
that make up human nature.

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2018-2019 Season, Fun Home, Uncategorized

Fun Home: Queer History, Memory, and Finding Our Truth

“My father died soon after I came out to my family as a lesbian. It freaked everyone out. My mother [had] told me that my father was gay. Soon after that he was hit by a truck. So [Fun Home] is all about this sorting out what happened in that strange little knot of sexual […]

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Fun Home

Designer Cristina Todesco

When it comes to set design in Boston, few have the impressive resume of Cristina Todesco, a four-time Elliot Norton Award and an IRNE Award winner for set design. Long-time SpeakEasy fans will certainly recognize her work from shows such as Hand to God, Dogfight, appropriate, Tribes, Clybourne Park, and Red, just to name a few. Now, as […]

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2018-2019 Season, Between Riverside and Crazy

Director Tiffany Nichole Greene

Many SpeakEasy fans will recognize Tiffany Nichole Greene from her SpeakEasy acting debut as Sutter’s Mom (as well as a handful of other hilarious characters) in our 2016 production of Bootycandy. But now Tiffany is back at SpeakEasy making her directing debut with Between Riverside and Crazy, which opens next Friday, Sept 14. Recently, we […]

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2018-2019 Season, Once

Who’s Who: Once Cast

JACOB BRANDT* (Andrej) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Caroline, or Change in 2006. Jacob is an actor, composer, and director in New York, having worked in various capacities with Ars Nova, Soho Rep, The Flea, Dixon Place, The Tank, Jack, and many others. He has appeared as an actor on regional stages such as Weston Playhouse, […]

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The View UpStairs

The View Upstairs

2018 Off-Broadway Alliance Nominee – Best Musical! When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of gay history. Featuring a gritty, glam rock score and a tight-knit ensemble of unforgettable characters, The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide us through an uncertain future.

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2018-2019 Season, School Girls

School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play

WINNER! 2018 Lortel Award for Best Play! Paulina’s reign as the haughty ‘queen bee’ at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school may be over when Ericka, the daughter of a local cocoa tycoon, transfers in from Ohio for her senior year. Throwing unsparing light on questions of ambition, deceit, and the ultimate value of a fair-skinned complexion, this biting comedy by Jocelyn Bioh reinvents the American “Mean Girl” genre to explore the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage women across the globe.

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2018-2019 Season, Once

Once

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! An exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin streetmusician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that reminds us of the importance of going for our dreams, and the power of music to connect us all.

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