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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

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SWAMP JUICE
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!

Special workshop classes offered every weekend in December! Click MORE INFO for details.

"Wonderfully enchanting, an absolute delight!...breathtaking moments!" - London Evening Standard

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING
12/6/14 – 3/29/15

Tuesday – Sunday @ 7:30
Saturday & Sunday @ 2:30

65 mins, no intermission

1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken’s voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a new play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

Written by Duncan MacMillan. With Jonny Donahoe. Directed by George Perrin.

"HEART-WRENCHING AND HILARIOUS! One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression – and possibly ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PLAYS YOU’LL EVER SEE – FULL STOP." - The Guardian

"FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH JOY. BEAUTIFUL, HEART WRENCHING AND VERY FUNNY. BRILLIANT." - Time Out London

Photo: Emily Raw

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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

 

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