Caryl Churchill's Owners, a Play About Personal Property
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. Learn More
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“Highly comic.” —_The New York Times _
Critic’s Pick_ —San Francisco Chronicle_
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
London-born playwright Caryl Churchill is known for her non-naturalistic techniques and themes dealing with feminism, abuse of power, and sexual politics.
Owners director Elizabeth Williamson’s New York directing credits include Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis (Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab), Peter Morris’ The Second Amendment Club (AMS, then West End Theater), The Floating World (which she adapted from Chikamatsu for Lincoln Center Theater’s American Living Room Festival at HERE), Genet’s The Maids (FringeNYC 2001, in the US premiere of Martin Crimp’s translation). For the Act French Festival, also in New York, she directed the U.S. premiere of Michel Azama’s The Life and Death of Pier Paolo Pasolini, a _Village Voice _Choice of the Week.
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