The Realm's first-ever Alumni Production

City Of
by Anton Dudley
Directed by Stephen Brackett

January 27th - February 21st, 2015 

"Brackett is an excellent collaborator; he has chosen designers who capture the twilight state of dreaming in stunning ways... The acting is just as strong." -Theatermania 


"A heady concoction of stories... Brackett’s simultaneously fluid and stylized staging makes the experience of watching them unfold feel like a briskly surreal dream."
-American Theater Web  


"It's pleasing to meet a playwright with so many ideas"
- The New York Times 


"palpable passion... highly watchable"
- Talkin' Broadway


Somewhere in Paris, on a rainy night, a gargoyle falls in love with a pigeon, the ghost of Paul Verlaine recites poetry for passersby, and large glasses of emerald green absinthe are poured and consumed. Somewhere in Paris, on a rainy night, four Americans, lost and lonely, discover that their lives and their dreams are intertwined in ways they'd never imagined.

Thanks to The Museum of Modern Art, audience members at City Of had a chance to win a private, after-hours visit to the Museum to view Henri Rousseau's The Dream. Stay tuned to see pictures from their private tour!



And featuring the talents of...

Cameron Anderson, Scenic Design
Paul Carey, Costume Design
Brian Tovar, Lighting Design
Matt Hubbs, Sound Design
Anna Demenkoff, Properties Design
Megan Schwarz Dickert, Production Stage Manager
Diane Healy, Assistant Stage Manager

All photos by Matthew Murphy.

Get a glimpse of rehearsal and meet the cast in the video below.

Watch the video to hear Anton, Stephen, and Katherine talking about City Of, inspiration, and working with The Realm.

City Of is The Playwrights Realm's first-ever Alumni Production, which is dedicated to mounting new works from the family of playwrights we have already produced, the Alumni Playwrights. To keep up with what's happening with City Of, you can sign up for our emails on the right side of this page, or you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.