Faced with the chance to see his estranged father again, a young American-born man escapes into a living portrait of his Mexican-born father’s past to understand the forces that drove them apart. Graham Cracker, a blend of film and theatre, illustrates a son’s struggle to understand the meaning of family, heritage, and identity in the hope of bridging their painful divide.
Over two generations the Porters have cultivated their legacy as “The New Roosevelts.” As a Religious Freedom bill bullies its way through Congress, their political dynasty is suddenly threatened when a story leaks claiming the family patriarch is a Satanist. With his eyes set on a future nomination to the Supreme Court, Anse Porter is forced to choose between having the life he’s worked for, and sacrificing all for the people he serves. Loyalties to family, faith, country and self are tested in this twisted story of The Porter Family as they struggle through the wreckage of America’s crumbling wall between church and state.
With a total disregard for chronology and gender, this delightfully weird world premiere play by Ellen Struve provides a nuanced and sympathetic portrait of the people(s) our nation forgot. In 1832, a German naturalist hired a young Swiss artist to accompany him on a journey to observe and record the lives of the increasingly imperiled native tribes who populated the heartland of North America. This is their story. (Sort of.)
As a singer and her band take the stage to share Young Jean Lee’s life-affirming show, one thing is for certain: we’re gonna die. This darkly humored concert intertwines true stories, intimate confessions, and fiery music to remind us that even in our darkest, most isolated moments, we are not alone.