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The Threepenny Opera martha clarke women or nothing ethan coen between riverside and crazy... stephen adly guirgis our new girl nancy harris the loneliness of the long distance runner roy williams 2013 atlantic theater company Mary McCann in Harper Regan by Simon Stephens, 2012 “Immediately upon entering the theater, I kind of fell in love with it. - Simon Stephens, Playwright (Harper Regan, Bluebird) “ it’s not actually an exaggeration to say that Photo: Ahron R. Foster Giancarlo Esposito in Storefront Church by John Patrick Shanley, 2012 Photo: Ahron R. Foster Carey Mulligan in Through a Glass Darkly by Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Jenny Worton, 2011 Photo: Ari Mintz Simon Russell Beale in Bluebird by Simon Stephens, 2011 Photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia five EXCITING PREMIERES World premieres of ethan coen’s first full-length play and a brand new play by stephen adly guirgis, the premiere of MARTHA CLARKE’s thrilling new take on BERTOLT BRECHT and KURT WEILL’s The Threepenny Opera, and the U.S. premieres of plays by U.K. playwrights Roy Williams and nancy harris. Plus one more play to be announced. Atlantic Theater Company is proud to present the work of this outstanding group of artists. By becoming a Member today, you will have the opportunity to see this entire season of extraordinary plays. experience the atlantic “Coen has a sharp grasp of character, and a terrific ear for darkly funny dialogue.” – The Hollywood Reporter women or nothing ethan coen directed by david cromer by A new comedy about two women so desperate to have a child that one of them will even sleep with a man. Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think about what he thinks, and what the mother of one of the women reveals about her own colorful past—it all defies belief. Why then does it all make sense? Ethan Coen Photo: Ahron R. Foster Atlantic welcomes back legendary filmmaker/playwright Ethan Coen with the world premiere of his first full-length play. Directed by David Cromer, the acclaimed director of Our Town, Tribes and The Adding Machine. world premiere aug 28 - oct 6, 2013 Linda gross theater great plays world class artists “ with Williams, the dialogue is crisp and bespoke: motives are mixed, nobody is a hero, nothing is black and white.” – The London Times THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER alan sillitoe stage adaptation by ROY WILLIAMS directed by leah c. gardiner by In this stage adaptation of Alan Sillitoe’s classic short story, awardwinning British playwright Roy Williams brings the young, defiant Colin Smith into the 21st century. roy williams Photo provided by author. Colin, with few prospects in life, finds himself in a prison school for criminal activity. He turns to long distance running as an escape, only to have the school exploit him for his talent, offering him a possible way out.  Will he run his race for them, or for his independence? u.s. premiere jan/feb, 2014 atlantic stage 2 experience the atlantic “the granddaddy of all the singing, stinging portraits of fat societies on their eves of destruction.” – The New York Times the threepenny opera books & lyrics by bertolt brecht music by kurt weill English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein directed and choreographed by martha clarke Inspired by the art, style and sensuality of Weimar Berlin, legendary director and choreographer Martha Clarke joins forces with the Atlantic to breathe new life into the original Marc Blitzstein translation, which premiered in 1954 at the Theatre de Lys, now the Lucille Lortel Theatre. martha clarke "one of theater's true visionaries.” Sunday Times, London Photo provided by author. Threepenny follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath and his exploits in 19th century London. In this “opera for beggars,” an assortment of characters maneuver for advantage, revealing a profoundly corrupt society and asking the question: Must one be a criminal to survive in this world? mar/apr, 2014 Linda gross theater great plays world class artists “Guirgis has a terrific ear. he heightens the rhythms of the street until there is a brilliant, buoyant cacophony.” – The New York Post between riverside and crazy... by stephen adly guirgis The Feds want them busted, the Landlord wants them out, and the Church wants them back. For ex-cop & recent widower Walter Pops Washington and his ex-con son Junior, when the struggle to hold on to one of the last, great, old rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with their dozen broke house guests – a too-faithful Church lady and a gun-toting pimp – it seems Old Ways must finally yield to New Days. stephen adly guirgis Photo provided by author. A world premiere from the wildly original author of Jesus Hopped the A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Motherf*cker with the Hat. world premiere maY/JUN, 2014 LINDA GROSS THEATER experience the atlantic “ sure-footed writing, depth of compassion and sly humor. we are witnessing the emergence of a major talent.” – Sunday Independent our new girl nancy Harris directed by gaye taylor upchurch by Hazel Robinson appears to have everything, but when her plastic surgeon husband departs for a charitable mission in Haiti, she’s left holding the bag of a failing new business and a problem child. When a professional nanny arrives unannounced on her doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a seemingly perfect stranger and one who has an agenda of her own.   nancy harris Photo provided by author. A startling psychological thriller about the darker side of modern parenthood, Our New Girl represents the arrival of an exciting new Irish voice, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Bluebird, Harper Regan). u.s. premiere maY/JUN, 2014 atlantic stage 2 great plays world class artists “sublimely brilliant! inspired lunacy! leaves you feeling like a 7-year-old in the best possible sense!” – The New York Times on The Stinky Cheese Man molly shannon’s tilly the trickster Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola Book by Jeremy Dobrish Based on the book Tilly the Trickster by Molly Shannon This high spirited tale from Saturday Night Live’s Molly Shannon, follows a feisty, mischievous youngster named Tilly, who loves nothing more than playing pranks and causing a little trouble. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, who will get the last laugh? This boisterous celebration of adventure, play, and imagination is guaranteed to tickle your fancy and your funny bone! world premiere sep 21 - oct 13, 2013 mr. Chickee’s funny money atlantic for kids Atlantic for Kids production of The Stinky Cheese Man, 2012. Photo: Ahron R. Foster Based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis Book by David Ingber Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier Additional Music and Lyrics by Paris Dozier When 9-year-old Steven, a self-proclaimed spy and president of the “Flint Future Detectives Club,” is asked to unlock the secret behind a Quadrillion dollar bill, he nearly loses his BFF (a giant flying dog) and risks alienating his parents and school pals as he attempts to become a hero. At the heart of this fantastical journey is a smart, out-of-the-box thinking, and entrepreneurial boy, who discovers that family, friends, creativity and determination are the true keys to success; and sharing the spotlight with others can make one even richer. NY premiere mar/apr, 2014 “ Your staff delivered a flawless combination of professionalism, friendliness and information that has enhanced our experience and made us feel especially welcome.” – Robert D., Patron GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP JOIN THE PATRON PROGRAM Justin Mohatt with Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. Kevin Lyle with Renee Chatelain and Atlantic Ensemble member Felicity Huffman. Ben and Doris Zinkin with Women or Nothing playwright Ethan Coen and guest. Joanne Wenig with Atlantic Ensemble member Giancarlo Esposito. Photos: Anita and Steve Shevett. benefits for patrons • TWO premium seats at every Mainstage, Stage 2 and Atlantic for Kids production. • Exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences. • Intimate dinners and receptions with artists. • Patron-only hotline for personalized booking and easy exchanges. • Acknowledgement in Playbill. • Complimentary wine at the theater. • And more! Become a Patron this season and, in addition to receiving special benefits, you’ll know that your generosity helps us meet the challenges we face as a not-for-profit theater. From the productions you love, to meaningful arts education initiatives that serve nearly 5,000 students, you’ll play a big part in making our whole season possible. To join, select the Patron Membership option on the order form in this brochure or visit us at If you have any questions or for more info, please call Chloe Hughes at 646.216.1088 or email [email protected] We look forward to getting to know you and sharing special experiences at Atlantic. become a member order form join today for $35 tickets! A Membership to Atlantic Theater Company allows you to order tickets for only $35, which is 50% off the regular ticket price. With a Pay-As-You-Go Membership, you pay a low membership fee and call or go online to book your $35 tickets throughout the season. For the All-In-One Membership, the membership fee and your $35 tickets are paid in advance. You then reserve your pre-purchased Member tickets throughout the season. Our Members enjoy the best of New York theater for $35 per ticket - 50% off the regular price. Join today and save on this thrilling season of shows. There are two categories of Membership for the 2013/14 season. 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