We believe theatre engages best with audiences when it is created by artists experienced in working together. We are dedicated to producing a repertory, strongly rooted in the classics, which reflects, enlightens, and informs our contemporary life.
As our good friend William once said,
“What’s past is prologue…”
One year ago, the Pearl Theatre Company closed its doors after 33 years of bringing New Yorkers the very best of the classical theater canon. But the spirit and mission of the Pearl lives on in the Resident Acting Company, and we are just getting started.
Our company’s mission is to continue and expand upon the great work we began at The Pearl. This spring we jumped headfirst into The Power Series at The Players Club, tackling 4 classic plays that explore power dynamics and issues that women still face today. This reading series has been wildly successful, allowing us to reconnect with these classic works in a contemporary context, to deepen our connection as a company, and most importantly, to reconnect with you, our beloved audience. But this is only the beginning.
We have big plans for the future, and we need your financial support to reach the next level.
We need your help.
Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, Shaw, Ionesco, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Beckett, Behn, Dickens, Powell…
Together we created so much wonderful theatre, together we have breathed life into so many beautiful classic works, and together we can do so much more. We are the Resident Acting Company.
Three Staged Readings This Fall
The Language Series at The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003
Fake or Real? True or False? Truth isn’t Truth! We are bombarded by rumors, reports, misleading statements, and alternative facts every day. This fall we will focus on three plays that are about language. Words can be used for so many things – to lie, to deceive, to manipulate, to conquer, to tell the truth, to work out the meaning of life, to find love, and on and on… Through the lens of these classic plays, this series will delve into questions of language, and the ways playwrights have used it to portray the human condition, to attempt to get to the heart of the way we communicate, and to perhaps understand reality itself.