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Plays
  • William Shakespeare’s

    All’s Well That Ends Well

    By William Shakespeare

    What’s a woman to do with a runaway groom? Hatch a scheme, of course. Roping in a fantastic cast of fools, romantics, and cynics, the clever Helen pursues Bertram in a clash of wits and deception. Capturing both a fairytale essence and human complexity, Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy goes on a journey of forgiveness, hope, and love where you least expect it. All audience members must show proof of full vaccination….

  • Nilo Cruz's

    Anna in the Tropics

    By Nilo Cruz

    Shimmering with passion and poetry, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama weaves the tale of a Cuban-American cigar factory in 1929 Florida where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to transport and inspire the workers as they toil on the factory floor. As a handsome and debonair new lector reads the words of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the lives of the workers begin to parallel the novel. Old traditions and…

  • The Conference of the Birds

    Presented in partnership with The Resonance Collective

    The Conference of the Birds is a new oratorio based on Sufi mystic poet Attar’s seminal text about the journey of the soul as it seeks union with the Divine. Composed by Fahad Siadat with a libretto by Sholeh Wolpé and directed/choreographed by André Megerdichian, The Conference of the Birds tells the story of the birds of the world, who embark on a journey to find their king, the Simurgh, a divine, mythical creature. Traveling through The Seven Valleys,…

  • Mary Zimmerman’s

    Metamorphoses

    Based on the Myths of Ovid

    Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott Primal storytelling and modern sensibility collide in a sensual re-envisioning of Greek myths, as gods and mortals alike endure love, loss, and transformation—all while immersed in a pool of water on stage. Swirling with passion, Mary Zimmerman (author of ANW’s award-winning Argonautika) creates this Tony Award®-nominated masterpiece that mesmerizes with tales of Midas, Orpheus, Aphrodite, and more in a whimsical and heartbreaking meditation on the joys and…

  • External Forces: Greek Tragedy travels to the 21st Century

    Presented with Towne Street Theatre

    Experience a retelling of classic Greek tragedies through the lens of Towne Street Theatre, Los Angeles’ premiere African-American Theatre Company. This production of short plays explores drama, humor, love, and loss spanning from the Civil War to modern-day America. Experience engaging, complex, and rich stories showcasing diverse and brave voices. All audience members must show proof of full vaccination. Masks are required. All audience members 18 and older must show…

  • LIFER: Stories from the Inside/Out

    Presented with TheatreWorkers Project
    In partnership with The Francisco Homes

    Tickets start at $5! “All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth Is Change.” – Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower TheatreWorkers Project provides opportunities for reentering and incarcerated individuals to redefine and reframe their personal narratives through theatre, movement, and writing. Inspired by the words of Octavia E. Butler, TheatreWorkers Project will collaborate with formerly incarcerated residents of The Francisco…