Throughout the pandemic Second Stage has continued to engage with our artists. For the one year anniversary of theater closures, we asked them what it has been like to live, work, and create in a year unlike any other. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing their answers with you as we look forward to being in person again.
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During the temporary closures due to Covid-19, Second Stage remains committed to the health and safety of our theater community. As a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to producing the work of living American playwrights, we look forward to reengaging with our audience and artists soon. In the meantime, please consider these 3 ways to help.
PATRICK J. ADAMS, JULIAN CIHI, HIRAM DELGADO, BRANDON J. DIRDEN, JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, CARL LUNDSTEDT, KEN MARKS, MICHAEL OBERHOLTZER, EDUARDO RAMOS, TYLER LANSING WEAKS, JESSE WILLIAMS
In this Tony Award®-winning Best Play, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’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.
Please note: Take Me Out contains nudity.
Supported by a grant from the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation.
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 shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by the enigmatic, zen-like chef and his belief in the possibility of the perfect sandwich. Funny, moving, and urgent, it’s an example of Nottage’s “genius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary lives” (The Wall Street Journal).
The production is supported by a grant from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
In Letters Of Suresh, playwright Rajiv Joseph reveals intimate mysteries through a series of letters between strangers, friends, daughters, and lovers — many with little in common but a hunger for human connection. Sending their hopes and dreams across oceans and years, they seek peace in one another while dreaming of a city once consumed by the scourge of war. A companion piece to Joseph’s play Animals Out of Paper, Letters Of Suresh, directed by May Adrales, is the latest work from the Pulitzer Prize-short listed playwright hailed as “wonderfully daring, imaginative, and compassionate” (The New York Times).
Letters of Suresh was commissioned with support of a grant from the Time Warner Foundation.
JUSTIN GUARINI, LESLI MARGHERITA, AND ELLYN MARIE MARSH
Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle are bringing their smash hit true crime / comedy podcast to Broadway! It’s a dream come true for these theater kids at heart, who began their careers making Broadway-themed podcasts (Theater People, Broadway Backstory, and The Hamilcast), and are now becoming the first podcast to perform on Broadway! Joining Patrick and Gillian for the one-night special event are Broadway favorites Justin Guarini (Wicked, Women on the Verge, In Transit), Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), and Ellyn Marie Marsh (KinkyBoots, Pretty Woman, Bedwetter). Expect musical numbers, lots of crying from Patrick, special surprises, and a truly hilarious recap of the documentary Frank Serpico.