2017-2018 Productions featuring Community Matinees:
Adapted for the stage by: Robert Kauzlaric
From the novel by: Neil Gaiman
10 words or less: A dark urban fantasy adventure from a modern literary master.
Richard Mayhew, is a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life. That life is changed forever when he discovers Door, a young woman bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—and that act of kindness plunges him into another world.
Richard slips through the cracks in reality and lands in London Below—a world of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists in a labyrinth beneath our feet. If Richard is to ever return to his normal life, he must join the journey to save Door’s world—and find a way to survive.
Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel is translated to the stage with signature Know Theatre style.
Available Dates: November 30th, December 7, and December 14 (if demand requires)
KILL MOVE PARADISE
By James Ijames
Kill Move Paradise by: James Ijames
10 words or less: Black Lives Matter.
Kill Move Paradise takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Set in a netherworld prepared for its newly deceased inhabitants, we follow Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny as they try to make sense of the world they have been “untimely ripped” from and this new paradise they find themselves in. Inspired by recent events, Kill Move Paradise is a expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that “all lives matter” and a portrait of the slain, not as degenerates who deserved death but as heroes who demand that we see them for who they are.
Know Theatre brings this incisive new play to the stage in one of the first productions to follow its world premiere at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre in spring of 2017.
**Warning: Explicit language and themes of violence
Available dates: March 8, March 15, and March 22 (if demand requires)
ADA & THE ENGINE
By Lauren Gunderson
10 words or less: In the 19th Century, Ada Lovelace dreams our modern world.
As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul-mate, Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge – a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.
Know Theatre reunites the creative team behind Lauren Gunderson’s 2016 hit Silent Sky for a companion piece about another little-remembered woman of science who changed the way we all see the world.
Available Dates: April 19, April 26, and May 3 (if demand requires)
Time: All performances begin at 10:00am, house opens at 9:20
Seating Capacity: We can accommodate a maximum of 90 students per community performance. One complimentary chaperone ticket is included for every 15 paid student tickets.
Cost: $10/student ticket
To book or check availability, email Education Director, Maggie Rader