NEW YORK CITY: The Barrow Group has announced its 2019-20 season, comprising three timely productions that invite audiences to look deep within- inspiring positive change in and action and awareness.
“One of the Barrow Group’s central goals is to connect people with their humanity, generating greater empathy for others, while at the same time offering an entertaining experience,” remarked executive director Robert Serrell in a statement. “We are excited to share these plays in our upcoming season because we believe they accomplish exactly that.”
The season starts off with the first New York City revival of Martin Moran’s Lucille Lortel Award-winning one-man show All The Rage (Sept. 13- Oct. 5). Under the direction of Seth Barrish, Moran will once again embark on a quest to solve an ancient human riddle: How can one be compassionate one moment and cruel the next?
Next will be the world premiere of Scott Organ’s 17 Minutes (Jan. 10- Feb. 15, 2020), which Barrish will also direct. This new play explores how the unexpected consequences of gun violence reverberate throughout a community long after shots are fired.
The season finishes with the New York premiere of Quality of Life (May 3- June 8, 2020), written by Emmy-award winning writer Jane Anderson. The production will feature Barrow Group artistic directors Lee Brock and Barrish, in a story about a conservative Christian couple who reconnect with their freewheeling cousins after the death of their daughter. Eric Paeper and Shannon Patterson will direct.
Founded in 1986, the Barrow Group has as its mission to combine unpredictable, spontaneous acting with well-crafted stories that address social, spiritual, and political issues to create an immediate, authentic connection between actors, audiences, and the writing.