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Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world.

And alongside her husband, the school's headmaster, they've largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the 21st century. And Anna and Oliver have one last chance to have a baby.

But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values — with convulsive results. Afterglow is a raw one-act play exploring the emotional, intellectual, and physical connections among three men and the broader implications within their relationships.

Perhaps you pause for a moment and stand to admire the art deco lobby before making your way to your seat.

After a hush, the curtain slowly rises, the music swells, and Rockettes appear. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate love, careers, children, and world events.

After the Blast is set in the wake of total environmental disaster. Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to share their bed one night.

When a new intimate connection begins to form, all three men must come to terms with their individual definitions of love, loyalty, and trust as futures are questioned, relationships are shaken, and commitments are challenged.

(Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot. The fall lineup includes an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel Distant Star presented by the theater company Caborca (September 14-October 1); Blackouts by "Drag fabulist" Dickie Beau (October 5-8); Katherine Brook, Toni Enelow, and Taylor Brook's The Power of Emotion: The Apartment (October 11-21); Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty's Why Why Always, featuring Jim Fletcher (October 12-29).

Wintertime will see Jack and the Beanstalk, created by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz (December 6-23).

Sreedhara Akkihebbalu The Choreo Joey Project performing Stay Dry Choreographer: Stephen Hill New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY.