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April Theater Listings

Robert Gonyo Apr 4

The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy

Written by Allen Meyer & Michael Nowak
Directed by Marlee Koenigsberg
Presented by New York Deaf Theatre

Over a 14-year career, William “Dummy” Hoy became major league baseball’s first deaf superstar. This comedic play speculates on the challenges “Dummy” faces as a member of the Oshkosh Baseball Team during his first minor league season in 1886. With a stern manager, a play-by-the-rules umpire, an all-too-curious newspaper reporter and a rowdy team of ballplayers, “Dummy” struggles to be understood both on and off the field as he wrestles with his past and fights to play the game he loves.

April 3–13
Tue–Sat, 8pm; Sat, 2pm; Sun, 1pm
The Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond St
Tickets: $15–$20
nydeaftheatre.com

The International

Written by Tim Ruddy
Directed by Christopher Randolph
Presented by Origin Theatre Company

Three characters bear witness to an unnamed war in Eastern Europe: Dave, an aspiring artist and truck driver living in Los Angeles who watches the war on television; Hans, a well-meaning international peacekeeper from Holland who finds himself drawn into a battle that is not his own; and Irene, a bright, passionate farmwoman who watches her idyllic village life shattered by the encroaching conflict. Through a remarkable turn of events they discover, despite the differences in their circumstances, a shocking commonality.

April 3–May 4
Wed–Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm
The Cell
338 W 23rd St
Tickets: $35
origintheatre.org

Girls Just Wanna Have Shotz!

Presented by Amios

Every month, Amios presents six brand-new short plays on a theme. For April’s edition, it’s a feminism-inspired evening, where each play must include the line “Don’t tell me what to do,” have something destroyed and pass the Bechdel Test (there will be two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man). Featuring the guest company Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn. 

April 7
7pm and 8:30pm
The Kraine Theater
85 E 4th St
Tickets: $10
amiosnyc.org

The Tower

By Adam Scott Mazer
Directed by Philip Gates
Presented by AntiMatter Collective

A psychedelic journey into the history and mythology of the Donner Party, a group of snowbound pioneers who notoriously resorted to cannibalism to survive the brutal winter of 1846-47. Historical narrative collides with hallucinatory imagery to create a shifting landscape filled with the whispers of the past and the roar of the future. A vision of adolescent America: frostbitten, bloodstained, ravenous. 

April 12–26
Wed–Sun, 8pm
Standard Toykraft
722 Metropolitan Ave, 3rd Fl, Bklyn
Tickets: $15
antimattercollective.org

— Listings provided by Robert Gonyo and the Go See A Show! podcast.