March 6 - April 19, 2020
(Previews Mar. 6 - 14)
World premiere adaptation of THIRTEEN DAYS by Robert F. Kennedy, his memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
On October 16, 1962, Soviet missiles carrying nuclear warheads aimed at the United States were discovered in Cuba. For thirteen days, President John Kennedy maneuvered his way through conflicting counsel from his advisers, some of whom urged military action likely to start World War III, ambiguous and sometimes deceitful information from the Soviet Union's representatives, and ever-shifting facts on the ground.
City Lit's script will include excerpts from now-public transcripts of JFK's strategy sessions during the two weeks the world came its closest to nuclear war. As with City Lit's acclaimed production of J.B., all the roles in THIRTEEN DAYS will be played by a diverse ensemble of women.
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Coming This Summer!
World premiere adaptation of THE VIRGINIAN: A HORSEMAN OF THE PLAINS by Owen Wister, the novel that originated the archetype of the American cowboy.
Never named, rough-hewn but soft-spoken, living on the frontier between nature and civilization, the Virginian pursues his own singular code of honor. On a ranch near Sunk Creek, Wyoming, the cowpuncher from Virginia struggles to uphold this code of conflict with his deadly enemy, a former ranch hand turned rustler, as well as in his courting of the fiercely independent schoolmarm, whose own personal code is as strong as his.
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