Coming Soon at the New Venture Theatre
Some Recent Productions
Friday 19 January - Saturday 27 January
True West by Sam Shepard
Austin, a successful screenwriter, is working on a movie project for a Hollywood producer, Saul, while house sitting for his mother who is vacationing in Alaska. When his estranged older brother Lee, a drunken petty thief, unexpectedly arrives to stay, the two engage in a lethal battle of wills. Sam Shepard remains one of the most celebrated, prolific and important playwrights of his generation. A coruscatingly funny and violent portrayal of sibling rivalry, True West stands at the forefront of his outstanding body of work.
Friday 16 February - Saturday 24 February
Our Lady of Sligo by Sebastian Barry
From her room in a Dublin cancer ward, Mai looks back across her tempestuous life - her disastrous marriage, the loss of her child, the alcoholism and the hoped-for Ireland that lost its way in all the politics of division. She does so, however, without the least self-pity but rather with a savage quick humour, sparing no-one but the idolised Dada and the motherly Maria, both long-dead, whom she conjures from within her morphine-troubled mind. This is a fast-moving play full of humour, love and the most tender, heart-breaking pathos.
Friday 16 March - Saturday 24 March
Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon