Untitled Theater Company #61

A SHYLOCK by Edward Einhorn

To find the title character of A Shylock, Jacob Levy interrogates every character in The Merchant of Venice, but a female Hamlet turns out to be his most reliable guide among the greatly varying impressions of the character

DOCTORS JANE AND ALEXANDER by Edward Einhorn

Using found, fabricated, and occasionally finagled text, the playwright explores the life of his grandfather Alexander S. Wiener, the co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood, through interviews with his mother, a psychologist who recently retired due to a debilitating stroke.

GOLEM STORIES by Edward Einhorn

A new take on the golem legend about a clay man in 16th century Prague; a romance that examines the way stories we're told shape our preconceptions.

IPHIGENIA IN AULIS by Edward Einhorn

Euripides' classic tragedy about Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, at the insistence of his soldiers, in an adaptation that emphasizes the theme of the power of the mob.

LINGUISH by Edward Einhorn

Four relative strangers are quarantined with a new disease that causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use language, and are forced to find new ways to communicate.

LYSISTRATA by Edward Einhorn

Aristophanes' classic comedy about a sex strike in the name of peace, adapted to emphasize the bawdy humor.

ONE HEAD TOO MANY by Edward Einhorn

A fairy tale from another planet in which a princess falls in love with her second head.

PLAYING DREIDEL WITH JUDAH MACCABEE by Edward Einhorn

An original Hanukkah play, told in eight scenes, in which a contemporary boy named Jonathan meets the historical Judah Maccabee.

RUDOLF II by Edward Einhorn

The life and dissolution of Rudolf II, the bisexual, bipolar Holy Roman emperor who transformed Prague with his love of the arts and sciences, his mystical beliefs, and his deep paranoia.

STRANGERS by Edward Einhorn

A man and a woman are in what seems to be a waiting room. Is it a doctor's waiting room? If so, what's wrong?

THE LIVING METHUSELAH by Edward Einhorn

The oldest living man survives every disaster in human history, with the help of his wife Serach, the oldest living woman, but when a doctor tells him he will only live until the end of the play, will this be his final curtain?

THE VELVET ORATORIO by Edward Einhorn

A retelling of the Velvet Revolution through found text, choral music, and scenes inspired by Václav Havel's Vanêk plays.

UNAUTHORIZED MAGIC IN OZ by Edward Einhorn

A modern Oz story about a witch who is breaking the law with her magic, based on Edward Einhorn's modern Oz novels.

Untitled Theater Company #61 is a Theater of Ideas: scientific, political, philosophical, and above all theatrical. Some of our tools: language, live music, puppetry, video, found text, and outstanding performances. Founded in 1992, UTC61 has been presenting a mixture of new work and new interpretations of classical work with an eye at highlighting the intellectual foundations of the work. We combine that with a style that is highly innovative and theatrical. We believe all theater should present questions that inspire us to investigate our world more fully and consciously. Many of the great societal debates have begun through artistic representation, and our goal is to be part of that tradition. We produce one or two full productions a year, and occasionally festivals on a theme. Past festivals include the Ionesco Festival, the NEUROfest (plays about neurology), the Festival of Jewish Theater and Ideas, the 24/7 Festival, and the Václav Havel Festival.


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