SIGNATURE THEATRE (New York) 2016-17 Season

Signature Theatre
2016-17 Season

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THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

Beginning October 25, 2016


"MASTER HAROLD" ...and the Boys
written and directed by Athol Fugard

Beginning October 18, 2016


EVERYBODY
by Branden Jacobs-Jensins

directed by Lila Neugebauer

Beginning January 31, 2017

This modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language promises to be just as unique as Gloria, An Octoroon and the award-winning Signature production of Appropriate.


WAKEY, WAKEY
by Will Eno

Beginning February 7, 2017

What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there? This funny, moving, and thought-provoking new play, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, challenges the notion of what really matters and recognizes the importance of life’s simple pleasures. (All of which might sound dreary, but there’s a chance this will be a really good experience.)


THE ANTIPODES
by Annie Baker
directed by Lila Neugebauer

Beginning April 4, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker, who The New York Times has called “one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade,” returns for the second production of her Signature residency with a world premiere play, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The Antipodes follows John, her insightful, funny and mysterious first play at Signature, which sold out an extended run and appeared on the Top 10 lists of The New York TimesNew York Magazine and Time Magazine, among others.


VENUS
by Suzan-Lori Parks
directed by Lear Bebossonet

Beginning April 25, 2017

Leaving her home in southern Africa for a better life, Saartjie Baartman became a star on the 19th Century London freak show circuit for the size of her posterior. This Obie Award-winning play gives vibrant life to the story of Baartman’s journey to London, her rise to fame as the “Hottentot Venus” and her eventual love affair with a French scientist. Inspired by the true story of Baartman, Venus is a wild carnival, bursting with humor and heart while examining the paradox of love.


The Red Letter Plays:
IN THE BLOOD
and
FUCKING A

by Suzan Lori-Parks
directed by Jo Bonney

2017-2018 Season

Remixing The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s seminal masterpiece, The Red Letter Plays tear open notions of gender and hypocrisy with poetic honesty and exhilarating wit. In the Blood’s Hester La Negrita is a penniless mother of five condemned by the very men who loved her. Fucking A’s Hester Smith is an abortionist, forced to ply her trade to save her own son. Performed together for the first time, the two plays form a thrilling and powerful indictment of the way we live now.


In the Blood Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780822217565
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dramatists Play Service - November 1st, 2000

The Red Letter Plays Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781559361958
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - December 1st, 2000

Master Harold and the Boys Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780573640391
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - July 16th, 2010

Master Harold ...and the Boys Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780307475206
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Published: Vintage Books USA - October 13th, 2009

An Octoroon Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780822232261
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Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. - March 17th, 2015

Appropriate and Other Plays Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781559364904
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Theatre Communications Group - January 2nd, 2018

The Realistic Joneses Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780573703102
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - October 24th, 2014

The Flu Season and Other Plays Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781559362917
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - July 1st, 2008

The Flick Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780573702037
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - June 19th, 2014

John (Tcg Edition) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781559365291
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - July 5th, 2016

Venus Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780822215677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dramatists Play Service - December 1st, 1998

Venus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781559361354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Theatre Communications Group - April 1st, 1997