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Off-Broadway News Ye Bear & Ye Cubb Opens Off-Broadway December 13

Go back to a tavern in 1665 Virginia with a drink and a sewing project for a show which reimagines North America's first-known English-language play.

Ye Bear & Ye Cubb opens December 13 Off-Broadway in Theater C at 59E59 Theaters. Presented by No.11 Productions, previews began December 8 for a limited run through December 23.

Using historical court records, Ye Bear & Ye Cubb reimagines the first-known English-language play in North America which took place in a Virginia tavern in 1665. Inspired by dreams and drinks, a troupe of amateur players put on a show—sparked a court case. 

Starring are Amara J. Brady (This is Where We Go) as Tavernkeeper/Justice, Julie Congress as Ursa Day, Steven Conroy (Turn: Washington's Spies) as William Darby, Erin Lamar as Philip Howard, Anthony Michael Martinez (I'll Be Damned) as Cornelius Watkinson, Broadway alum Joseph Medeiros (West Side Story, Wicked) as Edward Martin, and Bear as Himself.

Director Ryan Emmons (Kimberly Akimbo, Groundhog Day) leads the creative team comprised of scenic designer Seth Byrum, costume designers Julie Congress and Kathy Cote, lighting designer Ryan Hauenstein, movement director Victoria Rae Sook, and props and puppet designer Jen Neads. Enrico de Trizio serves as sound and music supervisor, with Steve Goodwin as composer. Miranda Sage Rhode is production stage manager, with Ryan Buchanan as assistant director and Haylee van Dalen as social media manager.

Three seats are available to audience members onstage to be immersed in the production—the "Tavern Seat" includes a drink and a craft project.

For tickets and more information, visit


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