AFT’s 22nd Season

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

November 3 – December 9, 2017

By Joshua Harmon
Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm
A Co-Production with Theater Wit
Featuring AFT Artistic Associates Alex Weisman & Benjamin Sprunger

Jordan Berman is a single gay man in New York City. Mr. Right is nowhere on his horizons. As he’s nearing his 30s, his close group of girlfriends begin getting married en masse. What happens when you feel like life is leaving you behind but you’re still expected to be at the forefront cheering on your friends on their perfect wedding day? Significant Other is a bittersweet comedy about friendship, single-hood and hoping you’re not the one choking on car exhaust as the “Just Married” sign disappears from view.

In 2015, Joshua Harmon’s play Bad Jews hit Theater Wit and performed to capacity crowds for over five months. A breakaway playwright of his generation, Harmon’s work offered a unique and searingly funny look at a new generation of American Jews. Now, with Significant Other he turns his compassion and considerable wit to marriage.

TIME IS ON OUR SIDE

March 1 – April 7, 2018

By R. Eric Thomas
Directed by AFT Artistic Director Megan Carney

“You dig around the basement of any gay bar and you’re going to come up with secrets. Child!”

Besties Annie and Curtis struggle to produce their queer history podcast until the discovery of a secret family journal launches their high stakes adventure to unravel mysteries of the early LGBTQ rights movement. Hopping from the Underground Railroad to Rosa Parks to Celebrity Jeopardy, this hilarious and moving story of friendship, family, and love redefines how personal the political can get.

Time is on Our Side was the recipient of two Barrymore Awards including Best New Play and was named a finalist for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. In addition to his work in the theatre, R. Eric Thomas writes a daily humor column for Elle.com in which he “reads” the news. His writing has also appeared in the New York TimesW MagazineMan RepellerPhiladelphia InquirerPhiladelphia Magazine and more.  www.rericthomas.com

 

BULL IN A CHINA SHOP

May 24 – June 30, 2018

By Bryna Turner
Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm
Featuring AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins

“You want a training ground for good pious wives? F**k that. I’ll give you fully evolved human beings.”

Determined to teach the women of Mount Holyoke College that there is more to life than marriage, Mary Woolley takes her role as President very seriously. However, her partner, Jeannette Marks, is more interested in igniting a revolution that extends beyond the hallowed halls of the university. This fast paced feminist comedy is a chronicle of bravery, romance, and the reinvention of women’s education during the suffrage movement. Class is in session!

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