Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play -
A restored 19th century tenement on New York’s Lower East Side, present.
The play is divided into three rooms: the parlor (beginnings), the kitchen (middles), and the bedroom (endings).
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
No Special Cautions
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Meet Julian and Josephine, an immigrant couple on New York's Lower East Side, circa 1890. Meet Gideon and Margie, an unlikely pair of historical reenactors, circa now. A museum tour goes off the rails in this jaunty tale of old places, new beginnings and timeless questions.
"A twisty, humorous tale of significance" - TheaterMania.com
"Mensch's script is a layered, clear-eyed work of art" - NYTheatre.com
"Fulfills the potential of theater circa now." - BackStage.com
NOW CIRCA THEN was originally produced by Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director) in New York City.