Welcome to the Barrow Street Theatre


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.



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




Photo: Emily Raw

Pool (no water)
10/21/14 – 11/24/14

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday @ 7:30pm
Saturday @ 2:30pm

60 mins, no intermission

pool (no water) is what happens when you mix creativity, camaraderie, and art with the kind of envy that rarely sees the light of day... 

But seriously, what’s a little jealousy between friends?

pool (no water) is a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art?

"Full of perceptive commentary on the tension between affection and antipathy among friends — and the interior tensions in the individual soul between self-love and self-hate."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"In 60 minutes of shadow-cut theatrical witchcraft, Demos and her superb cast make Ravenhill's vinegary misanthropy dance, literally and figuratively."
-Scott Brown, NY Magazine

"Three cheers for the small but ambitious One Year Lease Theater Company for bringing this terrific 2006 play to local shores, in a vividly acted production. . ."
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times




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





Barrow Street Theatre is equipped with infrared assistive listening system. Headsets and neck loops are available at our bar/coat check.