PRODUCTIONS

PushPush Arts Mounts Harold Pinter’s Classic Tale, The Dumb Waiter

THE DUMBWAITER BY HAROLD PINTER

In an effort to safely reopen, PushPush Arts along with several other Atlanta artists and groups, is collaborating to present both original work and influential classics this spring.

First in a series that will include Chi Ife’s original musical, A Song for Adaeze, and Shelby Hofer’s original comedy, High Risk, Baby! will be Harold Pinter’s timely short play, The Dumb Waiter.

Harold Pinter (1930 – 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning poet and writer renowned for stage and screen, and a social activist that tirelessly worked for human rights. His works are still performed by some of the world’s greatest actors and directors and he continues to inspire new writers around the globe.

“Dan Reichard brought this project to PushPush Arts last winter just after the January 6th Insurrection on the capital.”, says Eric Bombe-Ire, PushPush Arts’ Festival Coordinator. “I’ve always loved the play but hadn’t read it in years.” said Tim Habeger, Co-Founder of PushPush Arts. “Somehow this theater of the absurd fits like a glove for the times we’re living through.”

In this dark comedy, Gus and Ben wait for the day’s assignment in a run down basement in 1950’s Birmingham, UK. Ben passes the time by reading the day’s news to his protege, Gus. Increasingly, the news becomes harder to trust and eventually everything else in the room begins to take on a rather absurd twist. Ben was born to follow instructions and trust his superiors but with every question Gus asks, Ben’s comfy white-man world becomes stranger and stranger, until everything implodes. Are they being played or is their world view simply not adding up anymore?

Featuring Dan Reichard as Ben and Tim Habeger as Gus, the one-hour production is directed by John Ammerman and features an original score by Jeffrey Butzer.

April 23 – May 16th

Fridays & Saturdays 8-9PM, Sundays 7-9PM

Pay-what-you-can $10 – $25

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

https://thedumbwaiter.eventbrite.com/

Socially distant seating inside our new venue at PushPush Arts in Downtown College Park.

PushPush Arts – Theater Annex

3726 E Main Street, College Park, GA 30337

A Song for Adaeze

Chi-Ife Productions in collaboration with Sunni Williams invites you to the A Song for Adaeze Summer Musical Staged Reading.

Music and Lyrics by Chiwuzo Ife Okwumabua and story co-written with Sunni Williams.

Directed by Freddie Hendricks.

Musical Direction and Vocal Arrangement by Brandin Jay.

A Song for Adaeze is an Afrofuturism Musical Production.  Adaeze is a unique coming of age story rooted in folklore from West Africa and the Diaspora with an eclectic sci fi twist and an amazing palate of thought-provoking musical numbers. A chance encounter with a mysterious and alluring individual from another dimension, challenges a young woman from a royal legacy to defy the status quo resulting in a chain of events that can destroy or revitalize the world she has come to love and cherish as her own. This is a show perfect for the entire family.

Three Magical Nights

Friday, May 21 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, May 22nd @ 7:30pm

Sunday, May 23rd @ 5pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY: https://adaezelive2.eventbrite.com

Limited socially distant seating tickets, early purchase in advance advised.

LOCATION: PushPush Arts Theater Annex

3726 E Main Street, College Park, GA, 30337-3703

PARKING: available on street and in adjacent parking lot. Signs will guide your way to the entrance of the Theater.

High Risk, Baby!

Directed by Ellen McQueen, Written & Performed by Shelby Hofer, and featuring Ariel Francoeur and Claire Christie.

Lenora is on a mission, but her not-so-inner child is bursting with irreverent questions about DNA, ADD, quantum physics, boners, and babies — where they come from, how they get here, and mostly, how she can get one. With hilarious and maddening advice from her sex-ed teacher, Elvis, Mr. Rogers, the mysterious Dr. Mark, and a bunch of ill-mannered “dolls,” Lenora and her Honey board a train for a wild adventure that leads to some unexpected destinations. High Risk, Baby! is a 75-minute autobiofictional journey staged outside, under the stars and socially distant.

May 27 – June 7

Thursdays – Saturdays & Mondays

8:30 – 9:45 PM

1805 Harvard Ave, College Park, GA 30030

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY: https://www.simpletix.com/e/high-risk-baby-tickets-68530

 

LOCATION: performance located outdoors, in the yard of the 1805 Harvard building.

PARKING: available on street and in adjacent parking lot. Signs will guide your way.

IN CASE OF RAIN:  show cancellations will be announced by 5:30 pm on our social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/events/491609335596769/). Tickets are non-refundable, but will be honored at all future PushPush Arts productions. Video performances will also be made available.

Seating is extremely limited, so get tickets early.