Season 38, 2016-2017
Second Stage show archives:




By Bruce Norris

Directed by Michael Greif

Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck
Costume Design by Jeff Mashie
Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner
Sound Design by Matt Tierney
Animal Trainer William Berloni
Production Stage Manager Jane Grey
Stage Manager Shae Candelaria

“Stinging, funny and clever!” - The New York Times

“A bang-up production and a smart cast!” - Hollywood Reporter

“Bruce Norris's time-twisting tale unfolds in knockabout style.” - Financial Times

“It makes your head spin in all the right ways.” - Chicago Tribune

“The play offers plenty to think about and much to enjoy in Michael Greif's sleek production.” - The New York Times

“In essence, A Parallelogram is about giving a shit.” - The New York Times

Photos: Joan Marcus.



By Anna Deavere Smith

Music composed & performed by Marcus Shelby

Directed by Leonard Foglia

Scenic Design by Ricardo Hernandez
Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design by Howell Binkley
Sound Design by Leon Rothenberg
Projection Design by Elaine McCarthy
Production Stage Manager Michelle Bosch
Stage Manager Brendan Fay

Anna Deavere Smith's Acclaimed Solo Play Adapted for HBO, airing February 24, 2018.

“Absorbing and wonderfully energizing ANNA DEAVERE SMITH is invaluable, the American theater’s most dynamic and sophisticated oral historian.” - The New York Times

“Gripping & unpredictably entertaining! An extraordinary two hours. Anna Deavere Smith is a virtuoso.” - Newsday

“Anna Deavere Smith gives a bravura performance. One of her most ambitious and powerful works.” - Variety

“★★★★! Audacious and Mind-opening!” - Time Out New York

“Unquestionably great theatre!” - New York Magazine

Photos: Anna Deavere Smith and Marcus Shelby by Joan Marcus.



By Tracy Letts

Directed By David Cromer

Scenic Design by Takeshi Kata
Costume Design by Sarah Laux
Lighting Design by Keith Parham
Original Music & Sound Design by Daniel Kluger
Dialect Coach Stephen Gabis 
Movement Consultant Patrick McCollum 
Production Stage Manager Shaminda Amarakoon
Stage Manager Hillary Pfeffer

“A dazzler - a great show.” - Deadline

“The most interesting drama to come along since The Humans.” - Huffington Post

“A compassionate work by Tracy Letts, directed with a masterly force and delicacy by David Cromer. It asks us to feel--truly feel .” - The New York Times

“Compelling and provocative. Man From Nebraska resonates with deep emotion and pulses with humanity.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A splendid production with an ensemble that's heaven-sent” - NY 1

Photos: Annette O'Toole, Reed Birney, Heidi Armbruster, Max Gordon Moore, and Nana Mensah by Joan Marcus.




By Chisa Hutchinson

Directed By May Adrales

Scenic Design by Lee Savage
Costume Design by Sara Ryung Clement
Lighting Design by Seth Reiser
Original Music & Sound Design by Kate Marvin 
Production Stage Manager Lori Ann Zepp
Stage Manager Merrick A.B. Williams