A New Adaptation from the Henry James Novel
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp
Presented by Axis Company
Washington Square centers on Catherine Sloper, a wealthy young woman raised in a house of grief by a father bitterly dead to love. Surrounded by a society and family who perceive her as plain and soft spoken, Catherine remains steadfastly committed to her forward-thinking optimism. When Morris Townsend, a mysterious suitor, makes a bid for her heart, Catherine is torn between following her instincts or heeding the warnings of her cruel father and persistent aunt.
While the novel is set in a fashionable New York home during the late 19th century, Sharp’s radical interpretation strips away all of the excess of the time period to deeply focus on Catherine’s journey into becoming her own person. This sparse, actor-focused design heightens the psychological underpinnings of the story, building tension as the play hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion.
LAST MAN CLUB
As part of their 20th anniversary celebration,
Axis Company will remount the
"atmospheric, expertly structured" (The New York Times), Drama Desk-nominated Dust Bowl drama
Last Man Club.
STRANGERS IN THE WORLD
March 13 - April 6, 2019
What happens when the values and morals of puritans are set against the grinding agony of starvation, the constant death of their children and the horror of murder? How can they choose between bonds of home, a godless southern city and the silent sweet promise of nothing?
SEVEN IN ONE BLOW
For the seventeenth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 7th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring Axis' signature blend of advanced technology and live performance. Children in the audience will be encouraged to participate in many of the Kid's challenges with singing and organized "shout outs." Appropriate for ages 4 and up.
IN YO MOUTH PODCAST
"BAR WENCH BRITT GENELIN"
In this week’s boozy episode Munoz & Marie chat with professional actor/bar wench Britt Genelin!! Join these three service industry experts as they run down a windy road of crazy customers, yummy cocktails, and sexual harassment!
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BY AXIS COMPANY
Limited Encore Engagement
Axis Company presents the remount of High Noon, their adaptation of the screenplay for the 1952 Western film, devised by an ensemble led by Artistic Director Randy Sharp. The play returns October 3-27, following an acclaimed first run in January of this year. TheaterMania called it an “onstage anxiety dream [that] forces us to reexamine what really is the ‘right thing’” and “couldn't be timelier as we reexamine political authority and who has the legitimacy to wield it.” This Week in New York wrote that High Noon “transforms a classic American Western into an existential purgatory…Waiting for Godot meets Clint Eastwood’s High Plains Drifter.” Arts Journal deemed it a “provocative, complicated nexus of ideas—the sort that’s possible off-off-Broadway.”
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK
A comedy by John Painz begins production 2018
At his regular Thursday therapy appointment, Frank talks about the women in his life. His wife, his ex-fiancee, her best friend (that he wants to have an affair with), and his sister... who also happens to be his therapist.