Concluding March 11
How I Learned to Drive (Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre). Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of a girl's coming of age. The play "explores the complex relationship between Li'l Bit (Reaser) and her Uncle Peck (Butz), as a series of driving lessons progresses from innocence to something much darker," according to Second Stage. Visit SecondStage.
Assistance (Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons / Mainstage Theater). Bobby Steggert, Michael Esper, Sue Jean Kim, Virginia Kull, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe and Amy Rosoff play satellites spinning around an unseen, bullying international mogul in the New York City premiere of Leslye Headland's Assistance, directed by Trip Cullman. Visit PlaywrightsHorizons.
CQ/CX (Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company @ The Peter Norton Space). In CQ/CX, playwright Gabe McKinley weaves a revealing and complex story about the collateral damage of unchecked ambition and compounded lies. In the fact-inspired drama about a journalism scandal, "truth becomes slippery and racial tensions reach a boiling point." Visit AtlanticTheater.
Blood Knot (Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center / Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre). Playwright-director Athol Fugard's staging of his Blood Knot stars Colman Domingo as Zachariah and Obie Award winner Scott Shepherd as Morris. The play about two biracial South African brothers inaugurates the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater, one of three Signature venues at the new Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center. Visit SignatureTheatre.