AUG 19 & 20, 2016 - 8PM

Honorary Producers: Steve and Jane Heumann & Al and Nancy Hirsig

New Voices, New Viewpoints is an evening of scenes from four new plays that have not yet been seen in our region. These plays represent a diversity of voices and viewpoints that we are excited to share with you! Stay after the event to share your opinions over a complimentary drink with our artists.

Plays include The Who and the What by Pulitzer-winner Ayad Akhtar, The Ashes Under Gait City by Lorraine Hansberry Award-winner Christina Anderson, You Got Older by Clare Barron (Obie Award) and Wolves Eat Elk by beloved Philly playwright MJ Kaufman.

Participants in New Voices New Viewpoints are Christina Anderson, MJ Kaufman, Clare Barron, Ayad Akhtar, Jarrett McCreary, Brianna Pope-McBride, William Steinberger, Zoe Richards, Chase Byrd, Alice Yorke, Dawn Loveland Navarro, Pratima Agrawal, Jack Tamburri, Joe Palinsky, Timotheus "Moe" Peay, Josh A. Campbell, Angelica Jackson-Thomas, Christina Higgins, Ruthie Holland, and Tim Odom.

Not recommended for children. Run time is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Pay What You Decide

We want to encourage more people to come and see unique and conversation-generating works at Theatre Horizon, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether or not you will enjoy it.

As always, tickets* will be available to book in advance, but now there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

All ticket money collected will help Theatre Horizon pay for the art that you see onstage, and we therefore hope you will select a generous ticket price. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash at the door or by card at the Box Office.

*Online limit of two tickets per person. For groups larger than two, please call the box office.

The Who and the What

by Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Dawn Loveland Navarro

Ayad Akhtar

Pakistani-American writer Zarina is finishing her novel about women and Islam. Her only distraction is Eli, a young convert who intrigues both her father’s conservative values and Zarina’s modern Muslim identity.

Featuring: Chase Byrd and Pratima Agrawal

The Ashes Under Gait City

by Christina Anderson
Directed by William Steinberger

Christina Anderson

Simone The Believer, a popular internet guru, launches a campaign to convince Black Americans to return to Gait City. The city was rebuilt after a devastating fire, but they forgot about the Black people.

Featuring: Brianna Pope-McBride and Zoe Richards

You Got Older

by Clare Barron
Directed by Rebecca May Flowers

Clare Barron

When Mae's dad gets sick at the same moment her life implodes, she ends up moving back home to take care of him. Through family, humor, and fantasy, she learns how to keep going.

Featuring: Christina Higgins, Ruthie Holland, Angelica Jackson-Thomas, Tim Odom, Timotheus “Moe” Peay

Wolves Eat Elk

by MJ Kaufman
Directed by Jack Tamburri

MJ Kaufman

Alex has just finished a summer of dissertation research and is eager to get back to his boyfriend at school when he finds himself trapped in the surreal world of Elk Kingdom. The Elk need him to complete a strange task before he can leave: tame the wolf that is threatening their herd.

Featuring: Pratima Agrawal, Josh A. Campbell, Jarrett McCreary, Joe Palinsky, Alice Yorke

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