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    GIL CATES THEATER

    The Engagement Party

    October 4 – November 5, 2023

    POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

    January 17 – February 18, 2024

    Fat Ham

    BROADWAY PRODUCTION
    March 27 – April 28, 2024

    tiny father

    June 12 – July 14, 2024

    AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

    Every Brilliant Thing

    September 6 – October 29, 2023

    Black Cypress Bayou

    February 7 – March 17, 2024

    The Hope Theory

    April 25 – June 9, 2024

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    Every Brilliant Thing

    SEP 6 – OCT 29, 2023

    AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

    Written by Duncan Macmillan
    with Jonny Donahoe
    Directed by Colm Summers
    Featuring Daniel K. Isaac

    “Ice cream.” “Water fights.” “Peeing in the ocean and nobody knows.” A boy’s handwritten list to cheer up his despondent mom becomes a surprisingly funny and poignant ode to humanity. Daniel K. Isaac (Billions) takes audiences on a transcendent and tender coming-of-age journey that reminds us to pay attention to life’s smallest joys—and to each other.


    The Engagement Party

    OCT 4 – NOV 5, 2023

    WEST COAST PREMIERE
    GIL CATES THEATER

    Written by Samuel Baum
    Directed by Darko Tresnjak
    Featuring Richard Bekins, Bella Heathcote, Brian Lee Huynh, Mark Jacobson, Wendie Malick, Brian Patrick Murphy, Jonah Platt & Lauren Worsham

    The champagne is on ice, the hors d'oeuvres are perfectly arranged, and the table is exquisitely set. At a swank Park Avenue apartment, a young couple is celebrating their engagement with an intimate gathering of family and friends. When a glass of wine is spilled, the night takes an unexpected turn, unleashing a spiraling sequence of events and revelations that will irrevocably change their lives.

    Directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak, The Engagement Party’s original production at Hartford Stage in 2019 was heralded as a "masterful piece of playwriting” and a “theatrical experience worth its 85 minutes in gold.”


    POTUS

    Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

    JAN 17 – FEB 18, 2024

    LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
    GIL CATES THEATER

    Written by Selina Fillinger
    Directed by Jennifer Chambers
    Featuring Ito Aghayere, Maria Bello, Alexandra Billings, Lauren Blumenfeld, Shannon Cochran, Jane Levy & Elizabeth Rodriguez

    A derogatory comment, a summit gone awry, an anal abscess—it’s a bad day at the White House. When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, it inevitably falls on the seven women he relies on most to clean up the mess. Take a raucous romp through the halls of the West Wing in a riotous and irreverent farce about the men who hold the power vs. the women who get the job done.

    PRODUCTION SPONSOR


    Black Cypress Bayou

    FEB 7 – MAR 17, 2024

    WORLD PREMIERE
    AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

    Written by Kristen Adele Calhoun
    Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene

    On a hot summer night in Texas, Vernita Manifold summons her two daughters down to the bayou with a secret too big to keep. The richest, meanest man in town is dead, and the Manifold women know more than they’re saying. As secrets begin to surface, the bonds between the women, their town, and the legacy of their ancestors all come to a head. Black Cypress Bayou is a hilarious, suspenseful world premiere about loyalty, healing, and comeuppance.

    Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund.


    Fat Ham

    MAR 27 – APR 28, 2024

    BROADWAY PRODUCTION
    WEST COAST PREMIERE
    GIL CATES THEATER

    Written by James Ijames
    Original Direction by Saheem Ali
    Directed by Sideeq Heard
    Produced in Association with No Guarantees, Public Theater Productions & Rashad V. Chambers

    Meet Juicy, a young, queer Black man with a Shakespearean-sized dilemma. When the ghost of his dead father shows up at his family’s BBQ wedding reception demanding his murder be avenged, does the poetic and sensitive Juicy have it in him to do the deed, or will he “to thine own self be true?” See what the New York Times calls “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy,” in this Pulitzer Prize–winning take on Hamlet, direct from Broadway to L.A.

    Fat Ham first premiered in 2022 at The Public Theater as a co-production between National Black Theatre and The Public Theater. Fat Ham made its Broadway premiere on April 12, 2023.


    The Hope Theory

    APR 25 – JUN 9, 2024

    WORLD PREMIERE
    AUDREY SKIRBALL KENIS THEATER

    Written & Performed by Helder Guimarães
    Directed by Frank Marshall

    From the creators of Invisible Tango, The Present, and The Future comes an entirely new theatrical event. As a Portuguese immigrant, storyteller, and sleight-of-hand magician, Helder Guimarães arrived in America at age 29. Wide-eyed and full of ideas, he discovers a fascinating puzzle of cultural and professional challenges to solve while he tries to build a home. The Hope Theory offers a unique perspective on America through the eyes of an optimistic outsider.

    Five performances of The Hope Theory (La Teoría de la Esperanza) will be performed in Spanish. Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund.


    tiny father

    JUN 12 – JUL 14, 2024

    WEST COAST PREMIERE
    GIL CATES THEATER

    Written by Mike Lew
    Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

    When a “friends with benefits” relationship unexpectedly results in the early arrival of a baby girl, Daniel must choose between being a biological parent or becoming a father. With the help of a no-nonsense night nurse, the new dad learns to navigate the protocols and frustrations of NICU life on his uncertain path to parenthood in this funny and heartfelt new play where growth is measured in more than grams.

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