Aug 5, 2022
-
Sep 18, 2022

Summer Shares at La MaMa

Stairwell Theater: Henry VI: Part II

Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 14 in The Downstairs

Ma-Yi Theater Company: ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME

Tuesday, August 23 – Sunday, September 18 in the Ellen Stewart Theatre

Hilary Dennis: Hamlet

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 in The Downstairs

a black arrow pointing downward
Black-and-white image of a chandelier with a QR code and white text that reads "Henry VI Part II"

Stairwell Theater: Henry VI: Part II

Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 14 in The Downstairs

Tickets: $15 or Pay-What-You-Will

What happens when a country's politicians treat the justice system like their own private roulette table?

Stairwell Theater is proud to present Henry VI, Part 2, Shakespeare's rarely performed prophecy about the insidious slide into civil war. An electro-pop nightmare, Stairwell's experimental production shows what happens when a group of elite oligarchs behave very, very badly indeed. Featuring the rise and fall of Queen Margaret, the murder of the Good Duke Humphrey, the insurrection of Jack Cade, and the rebellion of the Duke of York, this rarely performed masterwork will make you laugh, cry, and chop some heads with a crack team of downtown artists as they take you on a phantasmagoric boat ride to hell.

With undertones of the insurrection on January 6, 2021, and our own urgent political struggles, maverick Shakespeare director Sam Gibbs brings 1447 England to the stage as a warning to those who would stand idly by in the face of injustice.

CAST:

Ryan Castalia
Charlotte Righetti
Rebecca Tyree
Lake Wilburn
Brooks Borden
Andrew Schwartz
Su Hendrickson
Anagha Putrevu
Rick Ivanisin

ARTISTS:

Matthew Gibbs - Music
Zilvinas Jonusas - Set and Technical Direction
Amie Schow - Costumes
Crystal Kovacs - Costumes
Robin Ediger-Seto - Lights
KC Athol - Stage Management
Danny Brown - Dramaturgy
Mary Berthelsen - Intimacy Direction
Sam Gibbs - Direction


A poster with a drawing of a tiger and red, blue, white, and black text that reads "Once Upon a (korean) Time"

Ma-Yi Theater Company: ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME

Tuesday, August 23 – Sunday, September 18 in the Ellen Stewart Theatre

Tickets: $80 (Premium) and $60 (General) / $65 (Previews Premium) and $45 (Previews General)

An epic new play by Daniel K. Isaac ("Billions", The Chinese Lady), directed by Ralph B. Peña (The Chinese Lady, Among The Dead), ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME traces the journey of a Korean family from the wars in Korea to the riots in Los Angeles. Told with great humor, irreverence, and elements of magic, ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME uses traditional Korean fables to examine the thorny legacies of war and trauma.


Close up of Hilary Dennis’ face with a fencing sword in the foreground

Hilary Dennis: Hamlet

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 in The Downstairs

Tickets: Free Admission

Death, consciousness and a ghost. Hamlet gathers eight actors from around the world to put their Shakespearean expertise to the test. A week-long collaborative rehearsal process will culminate in two free public performances on August 27 + 28 at 8pm.

Credits:

HAMLET - Hilary Dennis
GERTRUDE - Amy Hayes*
OPHELIA - Emma Elle Paterson
CLAUDIUS - Langston Darby*
POLONIUS - Isaiah Dodo-Williams
HORATIO - Leo Ribeiro
ROSENCRANTZ - Justin Viz
LAERTES - Walé Adebiyi
SWING - Olivia Sowell

Stage Manager - Callie Considine
Covid Compliance Officer - Costanza Bugiani
Fight Director/Talkback Moderator - Meron Langsner

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. This production is an Equity Approved Showcase.

HAMLET is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. It has been made possible by a community of generous donors.

Photos and video by Daniel Madsen

The show is produced under the following program(s):
No items found.

Special Event