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Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (1 intermission)
New Georges’ 25th anniversary season
kicks off with the world premiere of
a new play by Hilary Bettis
directed by Elena Araoz
in collaboration with The Sol Project
Emerald and Ty are twin orphaned teenagers who live in the backwoods of the Florida Everglades and wrestle ‘gators in a roadside attraction. Careening through encounters in their small tourist town, they meet self-destructive young locals looking for a future and desperate young wanderers looking for a home; all carry secrets under ever-present layers of desire. Alternately realistic and surreal, scored with gritty rock music, Alligator is a muscular, satisfying play about learning to tame our darkest impulses.
with Dakota Granados, Lexi Lapp, Samuel H. Levine, Julian Elijah Martinez,
Talene Monahon, Bobby Moreno, Lindsay Rico
original music performed by Daniel Ocanto, Graham Ulicny & Sean Smith
sets: Arnulfo Maldonado costumes: Ari Fulton
lights: Amith Chandrashaker sound: Pornchanok Kanchanabanca
masks/puppets & animals: Jessica Scott
original music: Daniel Ocanto, Graham Ulicny & Sean Smith
props: Samantha Shoffner fight direction: UnkleDave’s Fight-House
production stage manager: Danielle Teague-Daniels
production manager: Matthew Cecchini line producer: Deadria Harrington
assistant stage manager: Genevieve Ortiz
casting: Kate Murray Casting graphic design: Jaime Vallés
dialects: Blake Segal press rep: Emily Owens PR
November 27 to December 18
Thursday 12/8 7:30
Friday 12/9 7:30
Saturday 12/10 2pm & 7:30
Sunday 12/11 5pm
Tuesday 12/13 7:30
Wednesday 12/14 7:30
Thursday 12/15 7:30
Friday 12/16 2pm & 7:30
Saturday 12/17 7:30
Sunday 12/18 5pm
Tickets: $35 / $55 premium
The Jeffrey & Paula Gural Theatre
at the A.R.T./New York Theatres
502 W. 53rd Street (at 10th Avenue), New York City
The entrance to the ART/New York Theatres is on the south side of W. 53rd Street just a few steps west of 10th Avenue. See the liquor store? We’re just past it!
Give yourself time: no late seating!! It’s a 10-minute walk from the C, E to 50th Street; a 15-minute walk from the 1 train to 50th Street, the R, N, W to 49th Street or the B, D, E to 7th Avenue (53rd Street).
New Georges is proud to be the first collaborating theater of The Sol Project, a new multi-year initiative intended to raise the visibility of Latina/o playwrights in the theater ecology of New York City and nationwide. The Sol Project, led by Jacob Padrόn, will pair 12 Latina/o playwrights with 12 leading Off Broadway theaters who produce their plays in their mainstage seasons, and then with regional partners who commit to the continued life of the plays.
Our production coincides with the national convening of the Latina/o Theater Commons at The Public Theater. Hilary and Elena are such valued members of our affiliated artist community, and we’ve had a heckuva time getting to know Sol Project Artistic Director Jacob Padrón over the past year. We can’t wait to share this play with you.
Sol Project leaders, artists, theater partners and key supporters convene to kick it all off!
Hilary Bettis writes plays, TV and movies. She is a two-time recipient of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from Lincoln Center and is a 2015 graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Bettis has received fellowships and residencies at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Cape Cod Theatre Project, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Foundation for the Arts, Playwrights’ Week at The Lark, NNPN’s National Showcase of New Plays, Audrey Residency at New Georges, Two River Theater, Great Plains Theatre Conference, The Kennedy Center/NNPN MFA Workshop and a Sloan/EST Commission. She has had plays on The Kilroys List and Honorable Mention List every year since its inception. She is currently working on a commissioned adaptation of Miss Julie with Michel Hausmann/Miami New Drama. Her play The Ghosts of Lote Bravo received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in 2016. Hilary is currently a writer on FX’s Emmy-nominated show The Americans. She is developing a project at The Weinstein Company with Alyssa Milano producing, as well as another project at Fox 21 TVS with producer Bob Levy. www.hilarybettiswriter.com
Elena Araoz directs theatre and opera Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Recent productions include Dipika Guha’s Mechanics of Love (To-By-For Productions), Virginia Grise’s She-She-She (Ice Factory Festival, New Ohio), Octavio Solis’ Prospect (Boundless Theatre Company), Mac Wellman’s Horrocks and Wu (Sleeping Weazel at ArtsEmerson), Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project), Lawnpeople (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), The Power (Beijing), Naomi Wallace’s The Fever Chart (Central Square Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Praque Shakespeare Company), La traviata (New York City Opera at BAM), Falstaff (Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM), Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera North), Latin Lovers (Glimmerglass). Two Arms and a Noise, which she wrote and directed as a New York Theatre Workshop fellow, was recognized by the Latino Theatre Commons as one of “thirty-six plays and writers that everyone should know” and performed in the Bucharest International Theatre Platform. Upcoming: The 25 Hour Plays on Broadway. She has recently developed new work with Kara Lee Corthron, Kia Cortron, Christopher Oscar Peña, Eugenie Chan, Jessica Almasy, Sibyl Kempson, with theatres such as New York Theatre Workshop, Atlantic Theater Company, Labyrinth Theater, Yale, Two River Theater, The Playwrights Realm. www.elenaaraoz.com