Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy, Fringe 2017 July 20-29

July 20 to 29, 2017. Artword Theatre participates in the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival with a timely and sensitive piece of documentary theatre, Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy, written and directed by Ronald Weihs.
Dancer-choreographer-actor Learie Mc Nicolls plays the role of Langston Hughes and character actor Howard Jerome performs as The Interrogator.
Is poetry subversive? […]

Artword Theatre: Charly’s Piano, May 17 & 18, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday, May 17-18, 2017. Artword Theatre presents Charly’s Piano, a new work-in-progress.
A young man looking for work in 1971, a psychiatric hospital, and a piano. Performed by Charly Chiarelli. Written by Charly Chiarelli and Ronald Weihs.
This is the fourth (and final) in a series of monthly theatre projects-in-progress, with Artistic Director Ronald Weihs.  May 17-18, 2017, at 8 pm, pwyc/$10.
The February […]

Seven Duets/Night Journey Learie Mc Nicolls, June 21-23, 2017

June 21 to 23, 2017, Artword Theatre presents a Contemporary Dance Showcase, curated by dancer-choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls. Featured is a new work, Seven Duets, choreographed and danced by Learie Mc Nicolls with Tanis Macarthur, exploring the lifts and falls in dance that can only be done with a partner.
Learie will also perform a new version […]

Artword Theatre: Mind Wars, Mar 15 & 16, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday March 15-16, 2017. Artword Theatre presents Mind Wars: a theatrical exploration about the 1960s, when politics became a struggle over reality and perception. Readings from actual testimony and interviews bring back the Yippies vs the CIA, Black Activists vs the FBI, brainwashing, mind control and propaganda of the era.
Conceived and assembled by director Ronald Weihs.
Performed […]

Scroogissimo! returns Nov 29 to Dec 11, 2016

November 29 to December 11, 2016. Artword Theatre’s delightful Christmas comedy Scroogissimo returns for a third time to Artword Artbar. Hamilton’s North End meets Charles Dickens in a wacky script by Ryan Sero and Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs.
A sell-out hit in 2013 and 2014, Scroogissimo features Charly as “Ebenezu Scroogie”, a Christmas-hating old Hamiltonian […]

MacBush the Musical returns Nov 1 to 13, 2016

November 1 to 13, 2016. BACK for a 2-week run at Artword Artbar, in time for you-know-which election week!
MacBush, the Musical, by David L. Dawson and directed by Ronald Weihs, is a musical mash-up of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the George W. Bush administration.
You need to see this show! Here’s why:
#1: “Tired of Trump, Hillary and […]

Learie Mc Nicolls, Parrot+Box for Roots… Sept 25, 2016

Artword Theatre presents a dance double-bill at Artword Artbar, Sunday, September 25, 2016, 8 pm.
1. The premiere of a new work, The Parrot of Paradise, is a Caribbean tale told in dance and spoken word, written and performed by Learie Mc Nicolls. It tells a story of a individual chosen to tell a short tale of a […]