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6 Great Plays to Attend in Westchester This Fall

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Back to the Garden

Nov 1-17, Axial Theatre

Award-winning Westchester playwright Albi Gorn reinvents the story of Genesis as we know it in this original stage play just as irresistible as the forbidden fruit itself. Back to the Garden reinvents Adam and Eve’s expulsion from paradise into an unfamiliar wilderness, exploring themes of temptation, survival, and the indomitable power of the individual.

 

An American In Paris

Oct 3-Nov 24, Westchester Broadway Theatre

Based on the 1951 musical starring Gene Kelly, An American in Paris follows aspiring painter and World War II Veteran Jerry Mulligan as he navigates a new life and new love in post-war Paris. His existence is turned upside down when he falls for Lise, a young Parisian turning the heads of multiple suitors, in this breezy production featuring classic Gershwin songs like “I Got Rhythm” and “Stairway to Paradise.”

 

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Oct 18-Nov 2, Hudson Stage Company

Playwright Lucas Hnath picks up the suspenseful story of Nora Helmer 15 years after she stuns her husband by storming out of the house without her wedding ring at the end of A Doll’s House. Exhausted by her empty marriage and oppressive husband, Nora’s inevitably emotional return is met with several questions, prompting a rethinking of the concept of marriage itself as well as the gender roles within it.

 

Women on Fire: Stories from the Frontlines

Nov 4, Quick Center for the Arts

A series of monologues accompanied by dancers tackles the personal and political elements of the MeToo movement as well as suicide in this performance curated by Cheryl Wiesenfeld. Join these passionate storytellers for a powerful and thought-provoking evening of familiar topics truly worth discussing.

 


photo courtesy of westport country playhouse

 

Don Juan

Nov 5-23, Westport Country Playhouse

Inspired by Molière’s five-act comedy, Brendan Pelsue’s translation and adaptation of Don Juan will hit the stage for the first time in Westport at this world premiere. Joined by his sidekick, Sganarelle, Don Juan is a bigger heartbreaker than ever, wreaking havoc wherever he goes until a supernatural guest changes the course of the inventive plot. 

 

AIDA

Oct 11-27, White Plains Performing Arts Center

When princesses Aida and Amneris both fall for the captain of the Egyptian army, an unforgettable love triangle ensues. With powerful musical numbers like “Written in the Stars,” Elton John and Tim Rice’s lauded Aida brought home four Tony Awards during its four-year run on Broadway. Witness the transcendent power of love and loyalty in times of war with White Plains Performing Arts Center’s first Mainstage show of the season.


 

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