First Look 2008

The New School for Drama’s Workshop Performance Series

Be exposed to the heart and the soul of a play!

FIRST LOOK is a unique performance series featuring presentations of classical and contemporary works staged in a final rehearsal atmosphere with minimal sets, lights, costumes, and props.


October 15-18
by Henrik Ibsen
translated by Michael Meyer
directed by Johanna McKeon

Set in a seaside port in provincial Norway, a wealthy ship owner has married to further his career. He has, however, a scandal in his past, and all attempts by this ‘pillar of the community’ to hide his shame come back to haunt him in the present.

November 5-8
by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
directed by Hal Brooks

The hopes and ambitions of sixteen young women living in a theatrical boarding house for aspiring actresses are revealed as they fall hopelessly...desperately... fatally in love with the theater.

December 10-13
by William Shakespeare
directed by Stephen Fried

Love just doesn’t come easy in this bittersweet romantic comedy. As her reward for healing the King of France, Helena claims the hand of the young lord Bertram.  He, however, refuses the arrangement but the passionate Helena won't take no for an answer.  So it’s up to Helena to find another remedy – this time for the contempt that prevents Bertram from accepting her love.

The New School for Drama Theater
151 Bank Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10014

All performances are
Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.
with a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.

Free general admission
Reservations recommended
For reservations, please call
Ticket Central at 212.279.4200

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