Art and life become disturbingly interchangeable when a sculptor of baby dolls meets a woman desperate to recreate the past.
Things take a dramatic turn for them both when new client Emily commissions baby doll Eva. The dark comedy that ensues takes an unsettling look at love, loss, trauma, and the power of creation.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
This Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is bare-bones, but fully engaging. The sets are made entirely of black, stackable stairs with hidden compartments that open for embellishments. The costumes are also all black, with minimal accessories to help the audience with the character changes. The staging/direction (also by Stromberg) is smart and sharp to fully maximize the humor of the production
THE DAY I BECAME BLACK
Bi-racial comedian Bill Posley grew up happily identifying as both black and white. But at age 10, he learned the world does, in fact, judge a book by its color and, even though he's half white, he's labeled 100% black. Does a young comedian have to get rid of his whiteness in order to be the color he's "supposed" to be?
Stand-up special star of Netflix’s Comedians of the World and host of BBC2’s The Mash Report (the UK’s answer to The Daily Show), Nish Kumar is one of the UK’s most respected comedians. Here he makes his New York debut in May with his latest stand-up show, It’s In Your Nature To Destroy Yourselves.
DANIEL SLOSS: NOW
He’s made a record 9 appearances on ‘Conan’, has 2 Netflix hour-long specials ("DARK" & "Jigsaw") streaming worldwide (in 190 countries and 26 languages), and his stand-up clips have over 20 million views.
BABA BRINKMAN’S RAP GUIDE SERIES
SoHo Playhouse favorite Baba Brinkman presents three of his best-loved "Rap Guide" shows in rotation, a scientific hip-hop theatre cycle exploring the most challenging scientific questions of our age. Who are we? Where do we come from? And where are we going? One part rap concert, one part stand-up comedy, and one part TED Talk, a new species of theater.
“SOHO PLAYHOUSE GIVES A PLATFORM TO ARTISTS WITH A DREAM TO SHARE THEIR MESSAGE WITH THE WORLD ”
MiCHAEL SHANNON | PAST PERFORMER AND PRODUCER @ SOHO PLAYHOUSE
The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.
15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included "Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, known as "The night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.
The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.