October 03 - October 20, 2019
Downstairs | 66 East 4th Street (Basement Level)
Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 5PM
$30 Adult Tickets; $25 Student/Senior Tickets (+$1 Facility Fee)
Run Time: 90 Minutes (No Intermission)
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Written by Paul David Young
Directed by Evan Yionoulis
The playwright's elderly, demented mother says he’s the bastard child of the family pediatrician. The surreal, seemingly scripted disclosure instantly rewrites his devoutly Christian, Southern upbringing. The tragicomedy incorporates Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and other family plays, such as Hamlet, Oedipus, Elektra, Well, and The Seagull.
Paul David Young (Faust 3, In the Summer Pavilion) won the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Evan Yionoulis, an Obie winner, formerly Professor in the Practice of Acting and Directing at Yale School of Drama and Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre for twenty years and now Richard Rodgers Director of Drama at Juilliard, directs. Two-time Tony-winner Donald Holder designs the lighting. With: Richard Gallagher, Brian Hastert, Deborah Hedwall, and Jonathan Hogan.
After the Sunday, October 6th Performance
Prof. Nara B. Milanich, author of Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Mass., 2019) will discuss her recently published study of the social, cultural, and political nature of paternity and the evolution of science in pursuit of the paternal mystery in the context of race, nationality, patriarchy, and legal rights.
Milanich, Professor of History, joined the faculty of Barnard in 2004. Her scholarly interests include modern Latin America, Chile, and the comparative histories of family, gender, childhood, reproduction, law, and social inequality. Professor Milanich teaches courses ranging from the Modern Latin American History survey to a comparative seminar on the Global Politics of Reproduction. She works closely with PhD students in Latin American History at Columbia. Professor Milanich has also taught in and directed the Masters in Latin American Studies (MARSLAC) based in the Institute for Latin American Studies. Her research and scholarship have been supported by the Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange, the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Unesco, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
After the Friday, October 4th Performance
Artist Jane M. Fine will discuss her recent personal discovery of paternal identity.
Fine is a painter, whose recent exhibition at Pierogi gallery in New York dealt in part with her shocking news, in January 2018, when she learned that the man, whom she had called dad for over fifty years, was not her biological father. She studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and she earned a B.A. from Harvard University. She has received two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and two NYFA Fellowships in Painting. Fine has been invited to work at Yaddo, The Millay Colony, The Hermitage Artist Retreat, The Golden Foundation, and The Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2018, she was a recipient of The Pace Foundation Residency for mid-career painters, at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
[Adrienne Kennedy’s] “He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box,” … has been directed with haunting lyricism by Evan Yionoulis for Theater for a New Audience.... Occupying a mere 45 minutes of stage time (Ms. Kennedy’s favorite dramatic form is the short fugue), it nonetheless seems to stretch and bend through generations of conflict.
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Between its uncompromising, blistering rage and its condemnatory rhetorical stance, the play [Paul David Young’s Faust 3: The Turd Coming, or The Fart of the Deal] has many echoes of Biblical prophecy. . . . With its trove of references and dizzying wordplay, it is an impressive feat of rhetoric...”
- John Sherer, Hyperallergic
"Kentucky Cantata [by Paul David Young] is a masterful work that is likely to stay with you for a long time after the final bows...devastating...brilliantly composed."
- Howard Miller, “Talkin’ Broadway – Kentucky Cantata” Theatre Review
(selected by Miller as one of the 13 best Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway in 2015)
Richard Gallagher*, Brian Hastert*, Deborah Hedwall*, Jonathan Hogan*
Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Set Design by Ao Li
Costume Design by Teresa Snider-Stein
Video and Sound Design by Melissa Friedling
Actors members of AEA*