In a story that careens through decades, three sisters—a politician, a first-time pregnant mother and a uni drop-out— struggle to find any sliver of hope amidst a crush of familial fractures, societal disconnect and corporate greed. Their estranged father, a genius scientist, predicts an environmental apocalypse. Strip shows, overpopulation, nihilism and climate change collide in a world that, faced with the end of everything, chooses to bury its head in the sand.
Arthur Miller’s Tony Award Winning All My Sons first opened in 1947 and was inspired by a story from an Ohio Newspaper on an aircraft factory’s troubled contracts during the war. The entire play takes place over one day in the yard of the Midwestern home of the Keller’s in August 1946. Kate, Joe and Chris Keller’s home is a neighborhood hub, on this day the expected and unexpected return of two former neighbors, Ann and George, stir up the secrets of the past and expose who is family and how we justify the sacrifice we make for family.
In the future, aging and death have become annoyances of the past thanks to a process of the downloading of the digitized soul into another host body, or Module. This is something only the very wealthy can afford and if you are rich enough you can be anyone you desire. A comedic look at greed and the value of life – and death.
The Sisters of St. Cyril’s are on a mission to prevent the closing of their convent and school. Might there be an “Almighty’ intervention to save them, in the form of a miraculous young woman named Maria? Or might God just sit this one out, leaving the Sisters to rely on their annual Christmas pageant fundraiser, which will be featuring a particularly surprising number? High adventure comedy, second to nun!
“Having a dream is like running with scissors.”
Harley, a singer-songwriter whose wife is expecting their first child, has decided to hang it up. On his way to pawn his guitar, he stumbles across the bar where his musical hero, Floyd Whitaker, died. Entering, he finds Johnson, the inhospitable bartender, and a single, surly customer, known as Preacher, who’s strumming the blues on an old guitar. Dueling words and songs ensue, dislodging uncomfortable truths, until an unexpected arrival turns everything on its ear.