2018/19 Season: Color Brave
A new play by screenwriter and director Todd Solondz, a revival by hyper-realist Thomas Bradshaw and world premiere productions by rising writers Geraldine Inoa, Idris Goodwin, Kristiana Rae Colón, and Nick Gandiello are all in store for the 2018/19 season at The Flea.
What we always hear: “Black Male Shot by White Police Officer.” What we never see – how loved ones struggle to cope amidst their anger and grief.
5 plays go in. 3 plays come out. Your vote decides.
Emma and Max
Emma and Max, a new play by Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Wiener-Dog) explores the illusions and delusions, hopes and despair, of the city’s well-off and worn-down in a satire of tragic dimensions.
Stanley always has trouble falling asleep - even counting sheep doesn't help! When he receives an invitation to visit the Kingdom of Pillowland, he sets off on an exciting adventure with his friends Finn, Quinn and you! From the company that brought you Please Bring Balloons comes a new interactive play for your youngest theatergoers based on the hit song by Laurie Berkner.
FLEA FRIDAYS is an immersive cabaret in residence in The Flea’s indoor/outdoor theater The Pete. Each Flea Friday features some of downtown's most daring artists, who invite audiences to engage with our most pressing social questions.
CEREALS: Not My Monster!
From Russia comes the charming tale of the Domovoi, a house spirit who protects families. When the Russian economy crashes, an oligarch is forced to move with his wife and two children from their prosperous home in the city to a creepy and faraway swamp, but the children are not sure that their Domovoi came along too. Find out what the Domovoi has in store for Mother, Father, Darya and Vasily in Not My Monster!
Bucket o’Blood Cabaret
Returning for the second time this year, Opera on Tap brings its signature irreverent approach to opera to The Flea in its resident immersive cabaret series. In honor of the season, we are pleased to present The Bucket o’Blood Cabaret. Get ready to laugh. Get ready to faint. No one gets in for free, but no one gets out alive! Bloody cocktails paired with hair-raising operatic screams guaranteed!
Experiments in Opera presents four new works for voice and modular synthesizer commissioned from Jason Cady, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Joan La Barbara and Kamala Sankaram. Each of these new works focuses on a single story that is told through the surprising and absorbing sound world of modular synthesizers. All four works are presented back-to-back in an evening-length production.
The Little Prince
The Little Prince, based on the novella Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, where he meets a mysterious, regal young boy, the Little Prince.