Guest Productions at the Flea

These are upcoming productions that are renting our spaces. The following links will take you to their external sites.

Please connect with them directly for all questions regarding ticketing, seating, show content, and timing.

We require proof of full vaccination for all guests older than 12 years of age and audiences must wear masks at all times for any show at the Flea. You may be subject to additional requirements, please refer to your show’s additional information.

Flavors of Magic

 

 

 

 

 

Flavors of Magic is appearing monthly at The Flea!   Join us for an intimate magic show featuring all kinds of magicians doing all kinds of magic.

We are magicians who perform wonders from the heart, bringing different perspectives and our personal styles and stories to one of the oldest performing arts. We feature artists who are Black, indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ+ magicians, lots of female magicians, performers with disabilities, and neurodiverse magicians. We believe that our backgrounds and histories are reflected in the art we create.

Join us and try all the Flavors of Magic!

June date to be announced soon.  For more information and for tickets, see www.flavorsofmagic.com to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Instagram @flavorsofmagic

 

Jews, God, and History (Not Necessarily in That Order)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our religions date back to the Bronze Age—before science taught us that the reality of the universe doesn’t match the story told by the Bible. Yet we still practice the religions of our ancestors. How and why do we still live with these traditions in the modern age?

Jews, God, and History (Not Necessarily in That Order) is both reverent and irreverent as it explores the big questions asked by all people. As Michael Takiff provokes you to think, he also gets you to laugh. Venturing into rarely explored territory he pulls no punches, challenging audiences to question their assumptions about Jews, God, history, and everything in between

May 18th – June 5th

Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm

Sundays at 3:00pm

 

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Shooting Celebrities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An “Artist” takes your photograph. What do you see in the final image? A self-defined you? Or you as “Subject” labeled and defined by another?

Shooting Celebrities, written by John Ransom Phillips and directed by Christopher McElroen, is a highly visual and physical exploration of America’s identity crisis: the authority possessed by a few to label the individual, versus the power of the individual to define themself. The piece uses the long lense of history, pitting Mary Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, against photographer Mathew Brady, America’s first celebrity photographer, in an almost irreverent fashion.

Mathew Brady’s camera, it was claimed, made all who sat before it famous. In Shooting Celebrities, a limited audience seated in the round in Brady’s celebrity-makers studio meet a cast of iconic Americans. Memorialized under the focus of Brady’s lens, they guide the audience through multiple perspectives of the American self. But it is the principal visitor, Mary Lincoln, who combats expectation and grief while seeking to achieve, at long last, an honest portrait of her true self, and thus rewriting American history, which has branded her the overdressed crazy widow of America’s Greatest President.

Shooting Celebrities is the first collaboration between multidisciplinary artist John Ransom Phillips and director Christopher McElroen.

NOW through May 22

Tuesday — Saturday @ 7pm

Saturday — Sunday @ 3pm