The Nest: Larkees in Production!
photo via Playbill.com
We may not produce plays at The Lark, but that doesn't mean our community members aren't super busy in shows they've flown to all around the city. If you want to know where you can catch Larkees in production, look no further! Check out this latest edition of THE NEST!
The Public Theater
Now Playing through December 4th
The formidable Lynn Nottage developed her new play Sweat in The Lark's Rita Goldberg Playwrights' Workshop, and we couldn't be more excited to for its New York premiere at The Public Theater! Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat.
Now Playing through November 20th
From former Playwrights' of New York (PoNY) Fellow Samuel D. Hunter comes The Harvest, a new play that takes place in the basement of a small evangelical church in southeastern Idaho. A group of young missionaries is preparing to go to the Middle East. One of them—a young man who has recently lost his father—has bought a one-way ticket. But his plans are complicated when his estranged sister returns home and makes it her mission to keep him there.
October 24th - November 19th
It's a two for one special on Larkees with Sagittarius Ponderosa! Featuring cast member Mia Katigbak, a frequent flier in Lark readings, and playwright MJ Kaufamn, who brought their play Eat and you belong to us to The Lark's Studio Retreat program last season, Sagittarius Ponderosa tells the story of Archer, still known as Angela to his family, returning home to Central Oregon to be with his ailing father. With a hard-of-hearing Grandma obsessed with planning her “granddaughter’s” wedding, a father who keeps sneaking out for sugar binges, and a mother wound tightly with worry and anger, Archer goes through the transitions of life and death, growth and decay, and the passage of time, revealing the enduring ties between the roots beneath our feet and the mysteries of the human heart.
Manhattan Theatere Club
Now Playing through November 27th
If you thought two Larkees was cool, how about five? That's what you'll get at Manhattan Theater Club's production of Vietgone. Playwright Qui Nguyen, director May Adrales, and actors Jon Hoche, Jennifer Ikeda, and Paco Tolson are no strangers to our studios. In this play, it’s the classic story of boy meets girl – except this boy and girl are refugees from the Vietnam War newly settled in a relocation camp inside Middle America. Vietgone borrows elements from the world of up-to-the-minute popular culture to recreate the playwrights' own parents' meeting.
Don't You Fucking Say a Word
November 4th - December 4th
How convenient that just as The Lark begins to prepare for an event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The México/US Playwright Exchange, we also get to send a shout out to one of the program's alumni! Playwright Andy Bragen, who translated Elaine Guoichin's A Lover's Dismantling: Fragments of a Scenic Discourse, now brings New York his own new play Don't You Fucking Say a Word. Kate and Leslie explore the complexities of their boyfriend's competitive spirits in this comic new drama. Russ has a temper. Brian has been known to cheat. As their weekly tennis sets play out aggressively on stage, Kate and Leslie dissect their friendship and rivalry in a volley of sharp observation and wry wit.