by Dan Caffrey, produced by The Ruckus
June 26-July 26 at The Athenaeum. Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32915/1433131200000
In the summer of 1916, a series of freakish and fatal shark attacks paralyzed the Jersey Shore. Three people were attacked in one day in Matawan, no matter that the town is 11 miles upstream from the Atlantic Ocean. This string followed two other attacks elsewhere on the shore. Further inland, Philadelphia was in the grips of a polio outbreak, and the entire nation was plagued with thoughts of entry into World War I. It was an incredibly unusual moment in American history, and all that tension is conjured up movingly in Matawan, a new play at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two. As the drama builds, a monster appears, and the play's protagonists learn that their inner selves might be just as dangerous as any outside threat.
NO BEAST SO FIERCE
Adapted and directed by Max Truax from Shakespeare's Richard III, produced by Oracle Theatre
October 9-November 8 at The DCA Storefront Theater
Artistic Director Max Truax closes Season 5 with NO BEAST SO FIERCE, an uncanny adaptation of Shakespeare’s RICHARD III. Truax, who was nominated for a 2014 Jeff Award for THE MOTHER (Best Director), rejoins forces with Jeff Award-winning actress Katherine Keberlein (2014 Best Actress, THE MOTHER) who will play the role of Richard III. As adapter, Truax combines Shakespeare’s language with other source material to investigate Richard’s Machiavellian methods as the means to a more virtuous goal. With Keberlein in command, NO BEAST SO FIERCE portrays Richard as a dangerous political strategist who seeks to take the throne for herself and forever change the political landscape. Oracle’s dance-theatre inspired staging will explore the complexity of a world in which one must do wrong in order to achieve the greater good.
The Duchess of Malfi
by John Webster. Directed by Chris Marino. Produced by Trap Door Theatre. Premiering January 2016.