08.26.14
The Dream is a Reality!
That Poor Dream Opens at The New Ohio Theatre on Oct. 4
After years of development, we are proud to announce the world premiere of our newest play, That Poor Dream

A moving mosaic of what it means to be endowed with "Great Expectations", That Poor Dream is set on a train traveling from New York City to Fairfield, CT, uniting worlds divided by geography, privilege, and time. Inspired by Charles Dickensís classic novel about coming of age in a profoundly class-conscious society, the work draws on the companyís own complex relationship to class identity and economic disparity in American society, The Assembly's newest creation explores how class defines and divides us, and how our shared humanity might bring us closer together.

'How people make a living, roughly or smoothly, and what they make of themselves are the questions animating this nicely modern adaptation"
-The New York Times

"This bold and brave piece sets the spark for introspective revolution."
- Theatre is Easy

"sophisticated and brave show from a young, talented and ambitious company, both of which are worth watching."
-NYTheater Now

That Poor Dream
written and devised collectively by The Assembly and the cast
directed by Jess Chayes
produced by Alyssa Simmons & The Assembly

Authors: Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Ray Campbell, Jess Chayes, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Moti Margolin, Eric John Meyer, Emily Louise Perkins, Terrell Wheeler

Performers: Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Ray Campbell, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Moti Margolin, Emily Louise Perkins, Terrell Wheeler

Designers: Nick Benacerraf, Kate Fry, Ray Sun, Ben Truppin-Brown, Derek Wright, Asa Wember

Oct 4-26, 2014
Wed-Sun @ 8pm
10/6 @ 8pm
10/20 @ 8pm
10/26 @ 4pm

The New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St.

Tickets available here

THAT POOR DREAM was developed at HERE Arts Center, CUNY's Prelude Festival, and New Ohio Theatre's ICE FACTORY 2013