The Flea Theater Says Farewell to Longtime Home This Weekend

News   The Flea Theater Says Farewell to Longtime Home This Weekend
After 20 years on White Street, the Off-Off-Broadway theatre is moving to a brand new space.
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The Flea Theater Mark Frank and Chloe Carli

After 20 years at 41 White Street, the Flea Theater is preparing to move to its previously-announced new home at 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca—the location of a new three-theatre performing arts complex. The final show on White Street is Two Class Acts, an evening made up of two world-premiere one-act plays by A.R. Gurney, which concludes performances November 20.

“It's thrilling and befitting that we're closing our current home with A.R. Gurney's 9th and 10th world-premieres at The Flea. For two decades The Flea has raised a joyful hell down at 41 White Street,” Niegel Smith, artistic director at the Flea told “We have tackled giant social issues and celebrated the complexity of the human spirit, while supporting artists at the beginning of their careers and artists at the top of their game. I look forward to welcoming audiences to experience bold theatre, music, and dance at our new digs at 20 Thomas Street—a permanent home for Off-Off-Broadway.”

“We’re proud of these shows and indeed all of the work our theater has produced over the last twenty seasons,” commented Carol Ostrow, The Flea’s producing director in a press statement. “Stay tuned until next spring when we open once again in our new location.”

Construction is currently still underway at 20 Thomas Street, with the Flea expected to begin performances once again in spring 2017.

Gurney’s two new works, Ajax and Squash, officially opened at The Flea October 23, and among the cast is Younger star Dan Amboyer. Tickets can be purchased tickets by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at

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