Past Event

Mar 22—24, 2013


Daniel Beaty / From USA

“Funnier than most serious plays and vastly smarter than most funny plays, Daniel Beaty’s Emergency is the most intriguing new show of the season. Its premise is inspired.”

— Jeremy McCarter, New York Magazine

The culmination of a year-long artistic residency for writer/performer Daniel Beaty.

A slave ship has just mysteriously emerged in front of the Statue of Liberty, sending New York City into a whirl of emotion and self-examination. Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters in this explosive and funny tour-de-force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song. Seen through the lens of a single family at the center of the maelstrom, Beaty delightfully teases out his tale with the colorful commentary of neighbors and bystanders. Through their responses to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves a stirring commentary on what it is to be human and the longing to be free.



The Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St, Boston


Mar 22, 2013 - Mar 24, 2013


80 minutes, no intermission

Ages 12+