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
“The best comedy of the season” wrote the New York Times, when Bad Jews surfaced off‑Broadway in 2013. “There’s nothing like a death in the family to bring out the worst in people.” Since then the play has had enjoyed a great reception from audiences around the world, not least for its super-charged sense of humour.
In real life, it’s usually painful to watch people behaving badly towards each other. On a theatre stage, it can be enormous fun. This is a play which really piles on the laughs when you might least expect them!
This amateur production of 'Bad Jews' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.