By No.11 Productions
Directed by Ryan Emmons
With Amara J. Brady, Julie Congress, Steven Conroy, Erin Lamar, Anthony Michael Martinez, Joseph Medeiros, Hayley Cassity, Darin F. Earl II, and Zachary Fithian
Setting: Fowkes Tavern, the Colony of Virginia, 1665. Inspired by a dream (and a few drinks), a ragtag troupe of amateur thespians put on a play. A bear waxes poetic, a cannon explodes, and the American Theater is born.
Based on historical court records, No.11 Productions’ brand new play YE BEAR & YE CUBB drops the fourth wall, immersing audiences in a colonial tavern for a high-octane reimagining of the first known English-language play in North America — and the trial it ignites.
Grab a pint and sharpen your sewing skills; this little bear is going to cause quite an affair.
Join in on the fun! Each performance of YE BEAR & YE CUBB has three Tavern Seats available on stage that include a drink and a craft project!
YE BEAR & YE CUBB is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, a regrant program supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC.
Post-show talkbacks will be held after the 2:30 performances on December 10, 17, and 18.
Founded in 2008, No.11 Productions exists to collaboratively create, develop and tour new works and original adaptations as an ensemble. Our productions have the energy and imaginative zest of kids playing make-believe in the backyard and we invite the audience to play along. We believe in the energizing power of sharing stories full of hope and teamwork and strive to engage our audience as collaborators in the act of storytelling.
Read more at: www.no11productions.com
"A fantasia on colonial themes"
"Warm and inclusive [attitude] toward the audience" – The New York Times
"Lively and fun" – Onstage Blog
"The bear costume is impressive" – Exeunt NYC