Begins September 14
In this stirring new play from the team of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat), a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shopâ€™s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich. Youâ€™ll want a seat at the table for this funny, moving, and urgent play. Itâ€™s an example of Nottageâ€™s â€śgenius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary livesâ€ť (The Wall Street Journal).
Supported by Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and by Terry and Bob Lindsay, with additional support provided by American Express.
Begins March 9,Â 2022
In this Tony AwardÂ®-winning Best Play, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of Americaâ€™s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory.
Take Me OutÂ is supported by grants from the Berlanti Family Foundation, the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please note:Â Take Me OutÂ includesÂ adult situations
Begins March 22,Â 2022
Is there anything more fabulous than Palm Springs after the end of the world? For one tight group of gay men, a post-pandemic getaway is the perfect chance to reunite, reclaim their time, and replace the gloom with some gossip. But as soon as the drinks start pouring, truths start spilling, and this chosen family quickly realizes the world has changed. So, hereâ€™s to navigating evolving friendships and getting things straightâ€¦kind of.
To My GirlsÂ is a Donna and Ben M. Rosen Commission.
City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed â€” and the Church wonâ€™t leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter â€śPopsâ€ť Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests, and a final ultimatum in this Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from Stephen AdlyÂ Guirgis. For Pops and Junior, it seems the old days are dead and gone â€” after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy. â€śItâ€™s a dizzying and exciting place to be!â€ť hails The New York Times.
New date to be announced soon!
This production is a rental and not a part of Second Stage Theaterâ€™s season or subscription packages.Â