By Graham Techler
Directed by Max Friedman
With Will Roland, Olivia Puckett, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Jaela Cheeks-Lomax, Rachel B. Joyce, Julia Knitel, Jared Loftin, Brian Morabito, Will Turner, RJ Vaillancourt, PJ Adzima, Devin Kessler, Jacob Presson, and Rachel Ravel
When the stock market crashes in October 1929, the Roaring Twenties come to a screeching halt, and the lives of people everywhere will never be the same.
Dot, the secretary for the VP of the New York Stock Exchange, skips town with a rag-tag band of misfits and embarks on a decades-spanning journey involving financiers, lounge singers, crime novelists, cops, hobos, vigilantes, beekeepers, and even the French. Try as they might, they can’t outrun alternate history in this chaotic reimagining of the Great Crash.
A dark screwball comedy with memorable characters, toe-tapping tunes, and featuring… the total collapse of the US of A!
August 4 is Union Night!
Thanks to a special donation by one of our generous donors, on August 4 every seat in our theater will be reserved for audience members who are also members of a union! This includes members of AEA, SAG, IATSE, as well as unionized teachers, taxi drivers, Starbucks employees, etc. Send a picture of your union card to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive your complimentary ticket for the night of August 4th. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.
***Work in theater but not a member of a union? Check out Exposure Night on August 11.
August 11 is Exposure Night!
Thanks to a special donation by one of our generous donors, on August 11 every seat in our theater will be reserved for audience members who have ever done unpaid work in the theater. That’s right! If you’ve ever swept a stage, struck a set, or performed for free, your ticket will be complimentary on the night of August 11. Additionally, if you’ve ever worked for Less Than Rent for free (our sincerest apologies) you get TWO tickets! Email email@example.com to claim. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.
***Are you a union member but not in the theater industry? Check out Union Night on August 4.
Less Than Rent is a New York-based independent theatre company founded in 2010 that seeks to elevate stories of class struggle in America and throughout the world. They present new works that explore themes of egalitarianism, collectivism, and anti-imperialism with their signature hard-edged style and irreverent humor. They are currently one of 59E59 Theaters’ Co-Op Resident Companies.
Read more at: http://www.lessthanrent.org
"A non-stop riot"
"A brilliant ensemble of young actors whose comic timing is spot-on" – TheaterMania
"If you love dark, parodic comedy and enjoy revisiting a bygone era with an eye on the laughs and the lessons to be learned, don't miss THE PANIC OF '29." – DC Metro Theater Arts
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"THE PANIC OF '29 is a one-of-a-kind show. Make it a part of your summer entertainment schedule." – BroadwayWorld