by Bruce Norris
The 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner explodes in two outrageous acts set fifty years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as white community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in 2009, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
APRIL 5-22, 2018 | THE VANGUARD
by Yasmina Reza
Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play ‘Art’ asks you how much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, is eager to please and tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures…bordering on destroying their friendships.
JUNE 14 - JULY 1, 2018 | THE VANGUARD
by Nick Payne
This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
AUGUST 9-26, 2018 | THE VANGUARD
"Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late."
SAMUEL BECKETT, WAITING FOR GODOT