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Heads up, Bay Area & Fort Worth!
plus, ORATORIO extends!
Three things, pals. Two shows I covered earlier when they were in New York are coming to other cities. And Oratorio for Living Things has tickets available again!
🤠 WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN by Aleshea Harris, directed by vickie washington, is running April 14 - May 8 at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, TX.
I loved this play when I saw Whitney White’s production at BAM. From Stage West:
Unlike anything you’ve seen before, this play-pageant-ritual-homegoing-celebration blurs the lines between actors and audience. In a series of vignettes it builds to a moment in which performance and reality collide, a unifying theatrical response to the physical and spiritual loss of Black lives. This singular experience creates a space for catharsis, reflection, and healing, offering a way for us to move forward with greater compassion and care for one another.
🎟 Preview tickets are $20 April 14-15, and then go up to $40+. Pay What You Wish shows happen April 21 & 24.
🌉 DANA H. by Lucas Hnath, adapted from interviews with Dana Higginbotham conducted by Steve Cosson, directed by Les Waters, is running June 3 - July 10 at Berkeley Rep.
Dana H. is one of the most extraordinary productions I’ve seen. From Berkeley Rep:
Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show, the critically acclaimed Dana H. arrives at Berkeley Rep following a triumphant Broadway run last fall. This riveting, cutting-edge drama follows the powerful true story of Dana Higginbotham, a counselor in a psychiatric ward who was kidnapped by one of the patients and held captive in a series of Florida motel rooms for five months.
🎟 Tickets are available now from $21.
🗽NYC: ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS by Heather Christian, directed by Lee Sunday Evans, extends through May 15.
🎟 Tickets for the extension are pricey (they start at $77 plus fees), but if you are able to pay, the show is worth it.
❗️I also have it on good authority (social media) that people are getting in off of the $35 standby ticketline every show, so give that a go, too!
For sold out performances of Oratorio for Living Things, folks will be able to join a standby line for day-of-show tix based on last minute cancellations and no-shows. Standby will begin 2 hours prior to curtain outside of Ars Nova @ Greenwich House (27 Barrow Street). Tix are $35 and can be purchased with cash or card. Limit 2 tix per person.