By Jeffrey Talbott
March 7 - 22, 2014
March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8pm and March 16 at 2 pm
Note: We’ve Made a Change
Due to a casting issue we are postponing our upcoming production of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" by Lynn Nottage scheduled to run March 7-22 on the Kax Stage. There was one role we were just not able to cast, but, hopefully, over the summer we can get it done. We plan to open next season with Vera Stark because we think you really should meet her.
But never fear, we are replacing it with a new award-winning play called "The Submission" by Jeff Talbott. It is a searing, no-holds barred comedy/drama that you should find quite controversial and, dare I say it, thought-provoking. In short, the kind of play you have come to expect from iTheatre Collaborative.
If you had already purchased tickets for "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark:"
- We apologize. We truly hated postponing that show.
- You can keep those tickets and see "The Submission" instead. Or...
- You can get a full refund for your tickets (Just call the Herberger’s box office at 602-252-8497. We’ll also be trying to contact you.)
- Any questions, concerns don’t hesitate to call us at 602-347-1071.
"The Submission" to Open March 7
Danny has written a new play about an African-American family trying to get out of the Projects, and it has just been selected for a preeminent play festival. Problem is: Danny, a young, gay, white playwright, submitted the work under a pen name in the hope of increasing its chances for production. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. What starts as a terrible idea becomes more terrible as Danny drags Emilie, his boyfriend, and his best friend down a long and dirty path of lies, hypocrisy and betrayal. A fiercely funny and intelligent new comic drama about the words we use to describe each other and the things we’ll do to get what we want.
“The Submission” was a semi-finalist for the 2010 O’Neill Playwrights Conference and won the inaugural Laurents-Hatcher award in 2011. It also won the 2012 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Best New Work.
Please note this play deals with controversial themes of race and sexuality, and the power of words and language. It contains explicit, even profane, language.