When teenage daughter Lexie helps her reluctant single mother Nora re-enter the dating scene, an unlikely suitor emerges in Griff – the guy at the coffee shop who inadvertently witnesses Nora’s string of unsuccessful dates. As choices collide with coincidences and longing mixes with reality, each character must face the complications that always arise in the search for intimacy and the closeness of family. This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three.
They’re right on the edge, the cusp, trying not to get swallowed up. Struggling to get out from under the pain, pressure, and stress of abusive relationships, mental health issues, the fear of not being accepted by God, absent parents, foster care, self-doubt and self-isolation. They can see the light and are racing to get to it, before it goes out.... before this thing breaks them.
Elliott Hughes and Brad Linde’s BIG OL’ celebrates the CD release of their live album recorded at the Atlas Performing Arts Center during the 2015 DC Jazz Festival. The band features stellar musicians from New York, Washington DC, and Toronto, bringing to life the compositions of Australian composer Hughes.
This powerful one-man show, based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, imagines the troubled and brilliant musician's last day on Earth in an immersive and crushing play about Hathaway's compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr.