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The Nest: Things to See in September/ October

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The Public Theater

Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, ECLIPSED reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.

The creative team of Eclipsed boasts an exaltation of Larkees! Liesl Tommy, fresh off her work with the The New Black Fest at The Lark, directs.  Assisting Liesl is our near, dear TJ Weaver, former Lark Communications Associate and current Playground director.  The production also features actor Saycon Sengbloh, who was seen in a Lark Studio Retreat Reading of the new musical Girl Shakes Loose Her Skin.

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Kill Floor


In this powerful world premiere drama, Andy (Marin Ireland) returns to her hometown after five years in prison and takes a job at the local slaughterhouse, determined to get her life on track. But when her estranged teenaged son objects to her working on the kill floor, their relationship slips even farther from her reach. With her boss demanding more than she can give and her son’s struggles mounting, Andy discovers how hard it can be to start over.

Playwright Abe Koogler has been a participant in Lark's Roundtable Program.

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Hard Love

The Actors Company Theatre

In Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Me’a She’arim district, Hannah and Zvi are forced back into each other’s lives after a loss of faith tore their marriage apart 20 years earlier.  Now the teenage children from their second marriages have become romantically involved, the estranged couple must deal with their past, their present, and their future in this fiercely romantic drama of love.

Playwright Motti Lerner was a member of the Lark's Global Exchange program, hotINK 2013, where he represented Israel with a translation of his play, The Admission.

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The Humans

Roundabout Theatre Company

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night. Soon, family tensions reach a boiling point… and the hilarity, heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Appearing in this production is another hotINK alumnus, actor Reed Birney.

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Ugly Lies the Bone

Roundabout Underground

Newly discharged soldier Jess (Mamie Gummer, Ricki and the Flash) has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her not only vivid memories of her three tours in Afghanistan, but painful burns that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has. Through the use of virtual reality video game therapy, she builds a breathtaking new world where she can escape her pain. As Jess advances farther in the game, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself.

Director Patricia McGregor has lent her abundantly talented hand to the Lark at various Studio Retreats.

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