Ameriville Examines the State of the Union with Humor, Jazz, Gospel and Hip-Hop
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The last date listed for Ameriville was Sunday November 7, 2010 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Round House Theatre - Bethesda:
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Called "a funny, furious tale" by New York Magazine, The Lyons follows an amusing, dysfunctional family at the hospital bedside of the patriarch, Ben Lyons, who's dying from cancer. His wife and two adult children gather for an atypical goodbye. Ben, freed from social conventions because of his condition, lets his words fly unfiltered -- curses included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future -- and home redecoration. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons was nominated for a number of awards for its 2012 Broadway run. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Ron Litman
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Beginning with absolutely terrific seats (1st row) and a sparse, interesting set, Ameriville started at 110 miles an hour and pretty much stayed there for an hour and fifteen minutes. Excellent performers, well staged and choreographed, intensely personal, great singing, but in the end I left learning nothing new about the ongoing Katrina experience. Someone less informed might be blown away hearing the voices of New Orleans shouting out from the stage.
Quotes & Highlights
- "[Their work] absolutely demands to be seen" --Boston Globe
Developed with and directed by Chay Yew.
Written, created, and performed by UNIVERSES: Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz, Gamal Chasten, William Ruiz (a.k.a. "Ninja").
The UNIVERSES performance ensemble's new show Ameriville was a hit at the renowned Humana Festival and is now winning raves across the country. It takes on what it means to be an American - with heart, humor, incandescent harmonies, and powerful performances.
An ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers, UNIVERSES's work is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Their Ameriville says, "Here's the situation. Now what do you think?
About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre
Round House Theatre produces literary adaptations and contemporary works for the stage, conducts community-based education programs, and provides a home to diverse artists and arts organizations. Their work is expansive: they make art to explore big ideas, broaden minds, move hearts, exercise imaginations, and--ultimately--to build community through the shared experience of live theatre.