POWERHOUSE 2018 | MAINSTAGE PRODUCTIONS

JUNE 28 - JULY 8

RADIO ISLAND

by Liza Birkenmeier

directed by Jaki Bradley

scenic design by Daniel Zimmerman

costume design by Tilly Grimes

lighting design by Bradley King

sound design by Broken Chord

featuring Pascale Armand, Kelly AuCoin, Birgit Huppuch, Maryann Plunkett, Adina Verson, Stephen Tyrone Williams

Ellen is an expert hostage negotiator facing her biggest challenges yet.  In this high-stakes thriller, she works from her rural childhood home to free an oil tanker from pirates – while also balancing her injured mother’s rehab, salvaging her crumbling love life, and tracking down a mysterious visitor from her troubled past.  Home life and international crisis converge in this inventive new play from Liza Birkenmeier, directed by Jaki Bradley (Good Men Wanted, 2017 Powerhouse Mainstage production).

JULY 19 - 29

THE WAVES

adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf

book by Lisa Peterson

music and lyrics by David Bucknam

with additional music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

directed by Lisa Peterson

creative consultant Raúl Esparza

scenic design by Rachel Hauck

costume design by Michael Krass

lighting design by Jen Schriever

sound design by Nick Kourtides

featuring Ken Barnett, Raúl Esparza, Eleasha Gamble, Douglas Lyons, Alice Ripley, Lauren Worsham 

Six childhood friends and their shifting relationships come vibrantly to life in this captivating chamber musical inspired by Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel.  Over the course of one day - or is it a lifetime? - The Waves illuminates the interior yearnings, ambitions, and defeats of these extraordinary individuals with stirring choral music and Woolf’s signature text. Writer/director Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) and composer Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days) revisit and reimagine Bucknam and Peterson’s lush and layered musical, which premiered off-Broadway over thirty years ago.

214 West 29th Street

Suite 1001

New York, NY 10001

212-736-4240

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