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October 2017

Uncommon Sense

October 25 – November 26

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture is proud to present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project’s production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic’s founder, Moisés Kaufman. Inspired by … Read more

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December 2017

Raúl Esparza

Raúl Esparza is currently known for his role ADA Rafael Barba on Law & Order: SVU but theater mavens know him for his award-winning performances in Broadway musicals such as Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo, The Rocky Horror Show, and Cabaret, and plays including Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, and The Homecoming.

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March 2018

Pygmalion

Friday, March 16, 2018 – Sunday, April 22, 2018

This March and April, Eric Tucker, who Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journalnamed, “America’s best classical stage director,” will return to the work of George Bernard Shaw with the notable classic, Pygmalion. “At this moment in time I’m extremely interested in exploring how power is negotiated through sexual politics in a gritty interpretation of Shaw’s classic … Read more

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April 2018

The Rainmaker

April 27 – May 20, 2018

  A stage classic by N. Richard Nash from the golden age of American theater, The Rainmaker is the story of a charismatic stranger who arrives in town on a hot summer day, bringing hope to a drought-stricken town as well as a lonely spinster in this deeply romantic fable of love, longing, hope, and fulfillment set … Read more

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June 2018

Little Rock

June 8 – September 8, 2018

LITTLE ROCK tells the riveting true story of the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend their city’s formerly segregated central high school.

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The Sheen Center Theater Festival

June 21 – 24, 2018

Now entering its second year, the Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of emerging and established Catholic playwrights

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July 2018

Pushkin

July 25 – August 25, 2018

A new verse play written by Jonathan Leaf, examines the final two-years in the life of Russia’s most enduring poet, Alexander Pushkin.

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October 2018

Prinze

October 25 – November 18, 2018

A one-man show about the extraordinary life of the late actor/comedian, Freddie Prinze – the half Hungarian, half Puerto Rican pioneer that paved the way for future Latino entertainers.

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November 2018

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

November 9 – December 30, 2018

Out of the violence- a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into “No Man’s Land” singing Stille Nacht. This begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music & peace.

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Backstage Broadway: Come From Away

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Chad Kimball, the Tony nominated actor who plays Kevin in “Come From Away,” will interview himself as Kevin tells his story of how Gander’s compassion, then and now, ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Kevin’s spirituality and inspired a new tradition of an annual “giving back” day that has since spread.

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January 2019

Ah, Wilderness!

January 25 – February 17, 2019

Ah, Wilderness! is a classic American comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small Connecticut town.

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February 2019

Haunted Files

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 7PM & 9PM

An immersive evening of theater that recreates through audience interaction, performance, and talkback the little-known history of scientific racism in America. A post-show panel discussion follows.

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April 2019

Backstage Broadway: Kiss Me Kate

Monday, April 1, 2019 @ 7PM

A backstage look at the revival of Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate, starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase. Guests will include stars and members of the production team.

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All Our Children

April 6 – May 12, 2019

A terrible crime is taking place in a clinic for disabled children. One brave voice is raised in objection. But will the anyone listen?

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Backstage Broadway: Be More Chill

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 7PM

A backstage look at the new musical Be More Chill, featuring composer-lyricist Joe Iconis

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June 2019

The Sheen Center Theater Festival

June 20 – 23, 2019

The third annual Sheen Center Theater Festival celebrates the voices of emerging and established Catholic playwrights this year featuring work by established playwrights William Baer, Erik Ehn, Caridad Svich, Nathan Yungerberg.

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October 2019

American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices

October 15 – 16, 2019

From the creators of last season’s sold out Haunted Files comes Unheard Voices. In this monologue play with traditional West African singing and drumming, acclaimed playwrights have imagined the lives and given voice to the individuals found at the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan.

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The Hope Hypothesis

October 25 – November 15, 2019

In this dark comedy, a law student arrives at a government facility to finalize her immigration paperwork — and her unusual birth certificate triggers an absurd series of events that take on a life of their own.

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November 2019

The Gospel of John

November 30, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Ken Jennings’s dynamic, fresh performance of John’s poetic, yet precise eyewitness account of the life of Jesus for the Advent-Christmas season. (Grades 6-12 and up)

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January 2020

Sister Calling My Name

January 24 – February 16, 2020

An enthralling tour de force, this award winning play deals with issues of love and loss, faith and doubt, the strength of family ties, and the possibility of personal redemption.

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