Theatre to be Thankful For: TPG’s November Theatre Guide

It’s November and you know what that means: time to get thankful! The amount of theatre worth giving thanks for this month could fill an entire cornucopia, so let’s dig in:

Invisible Thread

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What is it?

An inspiring new musical based on the true story of Griffin Matthews, who traveled to Uganda to find his roots and in turn found himself rooted in the lives of the young people he met there.

Why You’ll Be Thankful You Saw It:

This musical is the essence of giving. Plus, it’s directed by Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus and presented by American Repertory Theater and Second Stage Theatre, so yeah, this play is the real deal.

C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce

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What is it?

Adapted from the C.S. Lewis fantasy classic, this play is literally a bus ride to Heaven.

Why You’ll Be Thankful You Saw It:

It is 1/4 of Fellowship for Performing Arts’ exciting NYC season (the fine folks who brought you The Screwtape Letters) and straight out of the brilliant brain of C.S. Lewis (the author of The Chronicles of Narnia).

Heidi Latsky Dance and AXIS Dance Company

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What is it?

To celebrate of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Heidi Latsky Dance and AXIS Dance Company come together to create an evening of innovative movement.

Why You’ll Be Thankful You Saw It:

This captivating company of unconventional performers will forever change the way you think of dance. And trust us when we say change is good.

National Geographic Live – Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous with Nizar Ibrahim

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What is it?

If you thought the T-Rex was a big as it gets, you were wrong. Get to know the biggest predatory dinosaur ever discovered: Spinosaurus.

Why You’ll Be Thankful You Saw It:

Because dinosaurs are awesome. Just ask the highest-grossing movie of the year, Jurassic World.

Pilobolus’s Shadowland

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What is it?

Remember Pilobolus’s shadow theatre performance at the 79th Annual Academy Awards? Of course you do, because it was one of the coolest things the Oscars ever did. This show is a whole evening of that brilliance.

Why You’ll Be Thankful You Saw It:

Breathtaking and original, Pilobolus will remind you just how mind-blowingly cool dance can be.