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Spring 2013 Theater Listings

Robert Gonyo Apr 5

Here are three off-off Broadway plays being staged in April that find original ways to approach difficult themes like race, immigration and worker alienation. Look for more Indy theater coverage in future issues.

GOLDOR $ MYTHYKA: A HERO IS BORN
by Lynn Rosen

directed by Shana Gold
presented by New Georges

April 8–27
Wed–Sat, 8pm; Sun, 5pm; Mon, 7pm

Tickets: $25/$35 premium, available via SmartTix (smarttix.com) or at 212-868-4444
The New Ohio

154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich & Washington, Manhattan
Based on the true story of a young couple dubbed the “Goth Bonnie & Clyde” for robbing $7.4 million from an armored car company in OH, Goldor $ Mythyka follows  a young couple who escape their mundane existence through games of Dungeons & Dragons — until reality and fantasy collide. “A recessionary tale” of escapism, vengeance, and “the elusive American dream.”

More info at newgeorges.org

HONKY

by Greg Kalleres
directed by Luke Harlan

Through April 14
Tickets: $40, available via SmartTix (smarttix.com) or at 212-868-4444

Urban Stages
259 W. 30th Street, Manhattan

A darkly comic look at the murky issue of race, Honky follows an ad-man feeling responsible for the death of a teen after his basketball-shoe commercial glorifies street violence, his oblivious fiancé, a shoe designer worried about selling out the “black kid’s shoe,” and the company executive exploiting stereotypes to make a buck. Meanwhile, a new pill on the market guarantees it’ll cure racism…
More info at urbanstages.org

LA RUTA
by Ed Cardona, Jr.

directed by Tamilla Woodard
April 10–May 12

Tickets: $25, available via Brown Paper Tickets (brownpapertickets.com)

La Ruta follows the path (“la ruta”) and fates of several undocumented immigrants and their smugglers from the Mexican border into the U.S. Audience members are physically along for the journey, immersed in the narrative while seated alongside the characters in an actual semi truck.

Tickets, showtimes, and locations available at theworkingtheater.org

 

Robert Gonyo is the producer of the off-off-Broadway theatre podcast Go See a Show! (goseeashowpodcast.com)