Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre Announces Complete 2018-2019 Season

first_imgAlan Cumming(Photo: Bruce Glikas) A slate of three exciting new works has been announced to comprise the 2018-2019 season of off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. The lineup includes a pair of New York premieres and a previously announced world premiere co-production with The New Group starring Alan Cumming.Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern said, “We are thrilled to announce a season of extraordinary premiere plays by some of most exciting new voices in the theatre—Ngozi Anyanwu, Jeremy O. Harris and Mara Nelson-Greenberg—all making their Vineyard mainstage debuts. Their plays wrestle with complex themes—the process of grief, the mysteries of connection, the power of imagination, the erosion of empathy—in compelling, funny and potent ways.”Kicking off the season will be the New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief, directed by Awoye Timpo. The play follows Nkechi, a first-generation Nigerian-American, as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, would-be-philosopher brother and immigrant parents. The production will begin performances in fall 2018 at the Vineyard’s East 15th Street venue.The Vineyard season will also include the New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s dark comedy Do You Feel the Anger?, directed by Margot Bordelon. The play centers on Sofia, who is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency. Do You Feel the Anger? will begin performances in spring 2019 at the Vineyard.The centerpiece of the Vineyard season will be Jeremy O. Harris’ world premiere play “Daddy,” a previously announced co-production with The New Group, set to begin performances in February 2019 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Tony winner Alan Cumming will star. Set in the L.A. hills, Franklin, a young artist, finds himself seduced by wealthy “daddy” André (Cumming). Their erotic connection deepens from a naughty fetish to an irresistible bond, but when Franklin’s Christian mother decides that her son is in peril, she enters into a deeply moving battle of wills with André over the soul of their baby boy. Danya Taymor will direct.The Vineyard Theatre is dedicated to developing and producing bold new plays and musicals by both emerging and established artists. The theater is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists and to nurturing their unique voices. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 18, 2018 Related Showscenter_img Good Grief View Commentslast_img read more

Joint Chamber To Host Public Luncheon On Pebble Mine Project

first_imgThe luncheon will take place on April 4, from 12-1 p.m., to RSVP visit the Kenai or Soldotna Chamber of Commerce website. The event will take place at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. In a release from PLP they stated that this formally begins the permitting process under the rigorous National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process and other permitting efforts associated with the project. According to the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) their permit application was accepted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in January. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai and Soldotna will be hosting a joint Chamber of Commerce Luncheon with guest speaker Mark Hamilton, VP for External Affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership.center_img This is the first year since 2015 that a representative from the Pebble Partnership has addressed the Kenai Chamber. Kenai Chamber of Commerce President Johna Beech: “We are pretty excited, they have a new project plan and they are in the permitting process now.” last_img read more

Rain fouls local beaches with toxic goop

first_imgMuch-needed rain also brought with it muck, trash and bacteria for local beaches, Los Angeles County health officials warned today. The elevated levels of toxic goop in the water could be sickening, so officials warned Beach-goers to stay on the sand until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. “It’s a good idea for surfers, swimmers, and other recreational water users to avoid getting into ocean water for at least 72 hours after a rainstorm, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers,” said Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, Director of Public Health and Health Officer. “These areas of water may carry debris and run-off from urban and wilderness areas, which could contain high levels of bacteria.” Recorded information on beach conditions is available around-the-clock on the County’s beach closure hotline at 800-525-5662 and online at www.lapublichealth.org/beach. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Geoengineering Research Now!

first_imgA draft statement posted this week by the American Meteorological Society says that research into purposeful geoengineering of the climate should be pursued now. It’s the first such statement by a major science group and will be voted on for approval after public comment this summer. Geoengineering could conceivably offer targeted and fast-acting options to reduce acute climate impacts and provide strategies of last resort if abrupt, catastrophic, or otherwise unacceptable climate change impacts become unavoidable by other means.last_img read more