Samuel Beckett’s WAITING FOR GODOT
9/4/14 thru 9/21/14
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2pm
2 hours, 5 mins, including intermission
12 performances only!
"Audacious... a revelation!" - The Forward
Direct from the Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland...New Yiddish Rep's groundbreaking production returns to New York as part of the 2014 Origin's 1st Irish Festival.
Joining the production’s distinguished multilingual and multi-ethnic New York cast as Pozzo is Allen Lewis Rickman (Coen Brothers’s “A Serious Man” and television’s "Boardwalk Empire"). Returning cast members include Rafael Goldwaser, who runs Théatre en l’Air in Strasbourg, France, as Lucky, and, as the hapless hobos Shane Baker, as Vladimir, and New Yiddish Rep’s artistic director David Mandelbaum, as Estragon. The 10-year-old Nicholas Jenkins, as the boy, also continues with the production.
Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles
TJ & DAVE – They’re Back!
9/11/14 thru 9/14/14
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 10:15pm
Sunday @ 9pm
60 mins, no intermission
Two of Chicago's most highly regarded Second City veterans, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, have been entertaining New York audiences for the past 10 years with their brand of long-form improvisation at The Barrow Street Theatre. Fans of TJ and Dave forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air (without audience suggestions).
9/20/14 thru 10/5/14
Saturday & Sunday @ 5pm
90 mins, no intermission
The award-winning Belfast Blues, written and performed by Geraldine Hughes (Jerusalem, Translations, Cyrano) and directed by Emmy-winner Carol Kane (Wicked), returns to the Barrow Street Theatre for a limited engagement this Fall!
"Outstanding" - LA Times
“Takes your breath away" - Chicago Tribune
Geraldine Hughes's one-woman Belfast Blues is a tapestry of stories told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. Passionate, riveting, often humorous, these stories bear insightful witness to the many faces of “trying to live a normal life” amidst the violence born of the longstanding grudge between Catholics and Protestants.
RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS WITH BILLY HAYES
9/24/14 – 11/30/14
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2pm
70 mins, no intermission. Followed by Q&A with Billy Hayes.
An epic journey of self-discovery. Written and performed by the man who lived it.
Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport in 1970 with two kilos of hashish taped to his body. The Turkish High Court sentenced him to life in prison. Five years later, Billy escaped from Imrali Island prison in the dead of night - rowing 17 miles across the open sea in a raging storm.
"Sensational...Intrinsic power...engrossing" - The New York Times
"Hayes is a master storyteller" - Times Square Chronicles
11/28/14 – 1/4/15
Monday & Tuesday @ 7:30pm
Saturday @ 2:30pm & 10pm
Sunday @ 5pm
55 mins, no intermission
Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Jeff Achtem presents a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp, with an eye-popping 3D shadow puppet finale. Swamp Juice is a playful and immersive experience, for all ages. Watch out for the jellyfish!
"Wonderfully enchanting, an absolute delight!...breathtaking moments!" - London Evening Standard