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BAD JEWS

BY JOSHUA HARMON

jan - feb 2021

From the author of Admissions (Gamm 2020), a deliciously savage comedy about family, faith and legacy. A beloved grandfather and Holocaust survivor has died, leaving a treasured heirloom with religious significance up for grabs. But who should get it? Volatile, self-described “Super Jew” Daphna, who plans to move to Israel after college; or her wealthy, self-absorbed cousin Liam, an ethnic studies grad student with a secular worldview and a shiksa girlfriend in tow? Then there’s Jonah, Liam’s younger brother, forced to play peacemaker as the rivals argue, insult, and try to outwit each other to the play’s bitter, hilarious end.

 

"Four stars. You'll…be consistently impressed by this fast and funny, pungent and poignant comedy by Joshua Harmon."  NY Daily News

 

“A radioactive brew of neuroses and glee for audiences of all stripes.” Hollywood Reporter

TRAVESTIES

BY TOM STOPPARD

feb - mar 2021

A bizarre legal bust-up between a British diplomat and the poet James Joyce...A failed production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest…An imagined meeting of three of the 20th century’s most important revolutionaries…Musings on art, politics, and immortality…All happening in Zurich during the First World War. From the author of Arcadia (Gamm 2016) and Shakespeare in Love (Oscar, Best Picture) this riotously funny theatrical mash-up is not to be missed!

TONY AWARD FOR BEST PLAY & BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

“Travesties is a brilliant, theatrical masterstroke. Crunchingly witty with a thousand laughs and nine hundred thoughts."  Newsweek

   

JAN - FEB 2021

AN OCTOROON

BY BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS

mar - apr 2021

directed by joe wilson jr.

 

Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation, Terrebonne, is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful, one-eighth black “octoroon.” But the evil overseer, M’Closky, has other plans for both Terrebonne and Zoe. From the author of Gloria (Gamm 2018) and Appropriate, this raucous, irreverent retelling of a hit 19th-century melodrama is “this decade’s most eloquent statement on race in America today.” (New York Times)

WINNER OF THE OBIE AWARD FOR BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY

“It’s bold, fearless playwriting: laughing in the face of racism as well as allowing the horror of history to spell itself out.” Time Out (London)

 

“[An Octoroon] insists that making theater can be the best way to talk back to history.”  
The Village Voice

 

“Bizarrely brilliant. An extraordinary play that defies categorisation.” The Guardian

DEC 2020

RICHARD II

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

APR-may 2021

The tragic life of King Richard II is brought to life in The Gamm’s epic and intimate production of Shakespeare’s most lyrical and illuminating history play. Convinced of his divine right to rule but blinded by his vanity, Richard recklessly banishes his ambitious cousin Henry Bolingbroke —only to create an enemy who will strip him of his crown, his country and his sense of self. Immerse yourself in this timeless clash of character, politics and power, that asks what happens when leadership puts self-interest above the public good.  

 

“Shakespeare…always feels like coming home for The Gamm."  Motif

 

“The Gamm has proved…that Shakespeare runs in this company’s blood."  Providence Journal

IRONBOUND

BY Martyna Majok

may - jun 2021

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant who gets by on a cleaning job, pragmatism and sheer will, is done talking about feelings. It’s time to talk money. Over the course of 22 years, and three relationships, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok’s Ironbound is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a tough woman for whom love is a luxury —  and a liability — and survival is the only measure of success.

“You seldom see plays that are both harsh and wonderful…The play never sugarcoats, yet it steers clear of bleakness because Majok’s language is so entertainingly alive.” Washington Post

 

“[An] intriguing work…The play, like life, isn’t about easy answers."  New York Daily News

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

A LIVE RADIO Play adapted by Joe Landry

DEC 2020

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George, Clarence, and the entire town of Bedford Falls come to life in this staged 1940s radio broadcast of Frank Capra’s holiday movie classic. With live sound effects and a handful of actors, the story of beleaguered building and loan owner George Bailey, and his affable helper angel, Clarence, unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve as you’ve never seen it before. This captivating, life-affirming story is a holiday treat for the entire family!

 

"The afterglow is as powerful as any Dickens or Messiah can deliver this season."  Motif

"A perfect gift for the community ... memorable theater that will melt your heart…This miraculous tale is told while leaving room for the imagination."  Providence Journal

 

“This different Wonderful Life…is a winner all the way."  The Public’s Radio

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