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Our fifth annual new play workshop collaboration with the venerated Long Wharf Theatre. LWT Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein brings a new play to workshop with the playwright and a stellar cast of actors, culminating in 2 gripping nights of readings. Last year's play was Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, featuring Edie Falco. Went on to Long Wharf and is headed to Broadway.
2015- The Harvest by Samuel Hunter, featuring Emma Myles & Micah Stock. Went on to Lincoln Center.
2014- The Second Mrs. Wilson by Tony-winner Joe DiPietro. Went on to the West End.
2013- 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, featuring Judith Ivey, Elvy Yost & Patch Derragh.
Be among the first to see a great play before it goes out into the American Theatre!
This year's play and cast are TBA...
Kevin Flynn, comedian, actor and, yes, national treasure, returns to White Heron with a new one-man show: Fear of Heights. Autobiographical and fresh. Kevin revisits the genre where he previously created Around the Kitchen Table and The Go For It Guy, which won "Best of Fest Winner" at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and The Boston Comedy Festival.
Poetic, uplifting, dark and hilarious, Outside Mullingar is an Irish comedy. Anthony and Rosemary, neighbors in rural Ireland, are nearing their middle years. When Anthony’s father threatens to disinherit his son, Rosemary steps into the middle of a land feud and family eccentricities that leave us laughing until we cry.
“an old fashioned love story” - L.A. Times
“ a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love” - The Daily News
"a softhearted comedy"..."Mr. Shanley’s finest work since “Doubt” - New York Times
Part downtown theater, part folk concert, and part 19th-century whaling adventure. An original musical by The Lobbyists. A musical tale of monumental scope inspired by the stories of sailors and captains who sailed the whaling ships of old Nantucket. Percy—a sailor with most natural talent - rises to become the whaling era’s greatest hero. Nominated for two Drama Desk Awards for music and lighting design. The first musical to join the line-up in White Heron’s summer season. A treat for the whole family. Not to be missed!
"...enough stamina to keep several oceans roaring." - The Huffington Post
“Wildly atmospheric...a happy concatenation of story, song and environment...The songs [are]...marvelous...the musicianship impressive and the performances energetic...” - The New York Times
Shakespeare puts romance and magic onstage. After twelve years of exile on a desert island with his daughter Miranda, a spirit-child Ariel and the monster Caliban, Prospero confronts his enemies who are washed ashore after a storm at sea. A story of romance and magic, power and betrayal. “I would not wish any companion in the world but you.”
"We are such stuff as dreams are made on..." - Wm. Shakespeare, The Tempest
What would it look like if one word could alter the course of your life? Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London.
'Constellations' takes a beautiful look at love out of time... - Chicago Tribune
...as funny and humane as it is intellectually rigorous... - The (London) Telegraph
Nick Payne's "Constellations" : A Singular Astonishment... - The New Yorker
This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. A holiday treat for the ages...
"…heartwarming…Anybody who loves the original movie will walk away from this show with a smile on their face and a renewed sense of holiday cheer." - MD Theatre Guide
"...a lovable, evocative piece." - New York Times