The Assembly's HOME/SICK at JACK, Brooklyn, NY March 9-25
JACK Brooklyn, NY
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The Assembly's hit show returns to NYC! Based on real events, HOME/SICK explores the Weather Underground's inspiration and idealism, infighting and ultimate disintegration, in a passionate examination of collective action.
Disgusted by the Vietnam War and rampant inequality at home, a handful of leaders from the 1960s U.S. student movement seized control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaped it in the name of overthrowing the United States' government. Believing violence to be the only means to a true and lasting peace, these passionate idealists accelerated a movement to its fervor, but left a country behind.
"Explosive... By the end we have witnessed a sort of sociological big bang, when this tight, angry ball of political energy suddenly bursts and disbands irreparably." - Catherine Rampell, The New York Times CRITICS' PICK
HOME/SICK is the seventh production created and staged by The Assembly, and was collectively devised by the cast and creative team. It premiered at Brooklyn's The Collapsable Hole in 2011, and was subsequently remounted at The Living Theatre in 2012 (where it was famously performed by flashlight during Hurricane Sandy), and Wesleyan University in 2014. HOME/SICK played most recently for a month at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles, where it was both an Ovation and Stage Raw Recommended show.
This run of HOME/SICK will be accompanied by post-show conversation series MAKING OUR IDEAL AMERICA: Conversations about Coalition-Building with movement leaders past and present. Check www.assemblytheater.org/talkbacks for updates on discussion dates and participants.
Show run time: 2h 30min with intermission.
General Admission tickets range from $15 - $30 based on availability. $15 student/senior tickets are available throughout the run. A limited amount of $40 premium tickets are also available.
505 1/2 Waverly Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238