Don't Miss New City's 2013-14 Season...
A Presidential Era: The 60s, 70s, 80s and Beyond
An exciting season of all Philadelphia premieres that surround the personalities trying to get into (and out of) the White House... and all the drama in between. Five captivating theatrical events to keep you at the forefront of politics all season long.
Join us at the Adrienne Theatre again for our 8th year of uniquely provocative theater.
Upcoming Productions, 2013/14 Season
HINCKLEY (click link to visit production page)
Written & developed by Ginger Dayle
Directed by Russ Widdall
Featuring Sam Sherburne as John Hinckley, Jr.
March 6-30, 2014
On March 30, 1981, newly elected President Ronald Reagan walked out of the Hilton Hotel in
Washington, D.C. to gunfire. Only a few feet away stood his would be-killer, a 25-year-old man
obsessed with a young actress and a desire for national fame. Tying in his personal backstory,
the history of American assassinations, Reaganomics, and the spirit of Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle,
Hinckley is a pop culture fantasia that explores one of our greatest media obsessions and its
affect on our national politics.
PRESIDENTIAL SATIRE READING SERIES (click link to visit production page)
Rarely performed large cast political gems performed with a cast of professional actors and staged by Philadelphia's newest up-and-coming young directors.
Running in repertory May 12 -26, 2014
An Evening with Richard Nixon by Gore Vidal
MacBird! by Barbara Garson
Stuff Happens by David Hare
Voices for a New City Ensemble returns with an all new original show!
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, STAYS IN THE WHITE HOUSE (click link to visit production page)
A Perspective on Presidential Family Life
Running in repertory June 3 - 8, 2014
The second year of our education program ignites along with our political season. A new group of young artists will have the opportunity to explore the various couples that have occupied the White House and how their distinctive personalities have shaped American politics. From George & Martha to John & Jackie to Barack & Michelle.... This exciting program will be created completely by our educational interns all year long. The format? Well, you'll just have to stay tuned to see what they come up with!
All performances in our Voices for a New City series will be free and open to the public.
Past Productions, 2013/14 Season
RFK (click link to visit production page)
Written by Jack Holmes, Directed by Ginger Dayle
Featuring Russ Widdall as Robert F. Kennedy
October 31 - November 24, 2013
It's been 45 years since we said good-bye to Bobby an after a highly successful run in 2012,
RFK returns to honor the memory of President John F. Kennedy 50 years since his
“This play is like an evening with RFK brought back to life, to remind us of the real American Dream
that we used to really chase and believe in. I was amazed how resonant and potent the words
of this man have proven to be." —NYTheatre.com
FROST / NIXON (click link to visit production page)
The Philadelphia premiere of Tony Award-winning play & wildly popular film!
Written by Peter Morgan, Directed by Aaron Cromie
December 5, 2013 - January 5, 2014
British talk-show host David Frost has become a lowbrow laughing-stock. Richard M. Nixon has
just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal.
Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order
to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself
in his nation's eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to outtalk
and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president's legacy.