The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, Frankenstein. The Creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he is forced to descend into evil deeds. Excerpts from the 1818 edition of Frankenstein, music, and dance interwoven with Mary Shelly’s letters and diaries create parallel narratives as both dramas unfold. Featuring Bach-inspired music of the 19th century, from Liszt, Schubert and Bach.BUY TICKETS NOW
In a strange relationship that lasted fourteen years and that was conducted exclusively through letters, Tchaikovsky and his patroness Nadezhda von Meck were united through the invincible power of a disembodied love in which they both found refuge. Plagued with doubts about the greatness of his music, tormented by the fear of discovery of his homosexuality, and trapped in a marriage to a woman who was eventually committed to an insane asylum, Tchaikovsky found in von Meck an “invisible angel”. ERC honors their unique relationship in a theatrical production featuring Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor and some of his most moving songs.BUY TICKETS NOW
The vibrancy of Van Gogh’s paintings is only half his story. He frantically worked on several paintings at a time, experimenting with color and form. Time became his enemy as violent fits of madness and terrifying hallucinations consumed his being. Wrestling a fractured psyche with his determination to paint the beautiful, fragile world he saw, Van Gogh revealed his struggle to his brother Theo. ERC’s Van Gogh’s Ear brings the tormented creativity of Van Gogh to life. “If my work is that of a madman … I should prefer my insanity to the sanity of others.” – Van Gogh
Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com by calling 212-279-4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).
Performances at The Pershing Square Signature Center 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Signature Café + Bar Come Early. Stay Late.
“Best New Theatre Hangout” – Time Out New York, Open before and after all performances, Signature Café + Bar is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or unwind with a cocktail when seeing a show at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Located in the lobby adjacent to all three theatres, the Café offers light, delicious fare, a full bar, lunch specials, happy hour and more! The Café also presents free live music before and after select evening performances and offers all patrons free wifi. The Café + Bar is open Tuesdays – Sundays from noon – midnight. For more information, including menu, specials and live music schedule, visit signaturetheatre.org.