“The National Theatre’s play of the year — and then some.”
—The Evening Standard (UK) ★★★★★
“This is naturalistic theater at its best … an occasion for beauty and transcendence.”
—The New York Times
Having dazzled UK audiences at the National Theatre and garnered widespread acclaim around the world, this engaging new play makes its North American premiere and marks the New York debut of writer and director Alexander Zeldin. This powerful piece of drama—written after a years-long process of community collaboration and immersion, personal interviews, and first-hand accounts—draws attention to the cracks in the welfare system when several families are brought together in a shelter in the lead up to Christmas.
The audience is invited to step inside their reality and bear witness to some of the touching, humorous, and profoundly human instances of their combined existence. Played with the house lights up and audience members seated amongst the company, the heart-breaking production reveals the cast seeming to live rather than act. The result is an authentic and intimate story for our times that shows rather than tells, born out of the daily rituals of survival to expose the humanity behind housing insecurity.
A Park Avenue Armory and A Zeldin Company Production
By Alexander Zeldin
Direction Alexander Zeldin
Set and Costume Design Natasha Jenkins
Lighting Design Marc Williams
Sound Design Josh Anio Grigg
Movement Marcin Rudy
Photo: Sarah Lee
February 25–February 27, 2023
Tickets start at $30 (plus fees)
February 28–March 25, 2023
Tickets start at $45 (plus fees)
Monday–Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
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Wade Thompson Drill Hall
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This performance is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
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