Show: Current Past
WORLD PREMIERE by Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, and directed by Howard Shalwitz. May 27 June 23, 2013. Woolly presents a play whose name this family-friendly website should probably not print in full. An aspiring young theatre director named Conrad struggles to get out from under the shadow of his mother Emma, a famous actress. Meanwhile, his young muse Nina falls for Emma’s lover Doyle, and everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this contemporary and irreverent riff on Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner transforms the famous "subtext" of the classic play into exuberant scenes and songs.
WORLD PREMIERE, created and performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
March 19 April 14, 2013
Mike Daisey shows us a distinctly American vision of utopia-how we create civic spaces for ourselves in which we act out our dreams of a better world. Daisey takes us everywhere to pursue the story: from Disney World and its theme park perfection, to the drug-fueled anarchic excesses of Burning Man, from the Masonic underpinnings of our nation’s capitol, to Zuccotti Park, where in the unlikeliest place a new movement gets born. Gunplay, giant glittery dildos, police actions, and secret Freemason underwear come together to tell the history of our American dream.
By Danai Gurira
Directed by Michael John Garcés
February 11 March 10, 2013
OBIE Award-winner Danai Gurira returns to Woolly with her rich, unflinching, and compassionate new play. Set amid the colonial scramble for Southern Africa in 1895, the play follows Jekesai, a young girl who escapes a forced marriage in her native village and lands in a Westernized household where Africans are pitted against each other over the arrival of Christianity.
Created and Performed by The Pajama Men
AKA Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez
Music by Kevin Hume
December 11, 2012 January 6, 2013
Following sell-out runs in London’s West End, Albuquerque duo The Pajama Men come to Woolly with their stand-up/sketch comedy/physical theatre extravaganza, In The Middle of No One. A delightfully silly comedy thriller about love, alien abduction, and the spirit of adventure, the show captures The Pajama Men’s trademark style of blink-of-an-eye character switches and plot twists, underscored with unflinching joke telling.