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Escape the noose: A suspenseful rural drama.
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A group of theater actors in costume sits and stands around a wooden table on stage, engaged in conversation. One actor is laying on the table, while others gather closely, looking at something.
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Three individuals in period clothing are on a dimly lit stage, with one person gently touching the face of another, who appears to be pregnant. The third person is observing the interaction.
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About The Welkin

Experience The Welkin in New York to see Golden Globe Award winner Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) star in this new darkly funny drama. Playwright Lucy Kirkwood earned raves and a New York Times Critic’s Pick for her Tony-nominated play The Children, and now she unites with Teeth and Fairview director Sarah Benson, an Obie Award winner, to stage this US premiere. Check back for information on New York Theatre Guide to get The Welkin tickets when they become available.

One of today’s most celebrated screen actresses, Sandra Oh is best known for her work on TV — she’s a multiple-Emmy Award nominee for her roles on Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve — and now she returns to the New York stage to star in this thrilling new play by a shape-shifting playwright.

The Welkin off Broadway brings us back to 1759 in rural England. In a community where not much happens, townspeople eagerly await the return of Halley’s comet. As anticipation builds, however, another event threatens to eclipse the celestial celebration: a young woman is sentenced to death. She tries to escape the noose by claiming she is pregnant, igniting a fierce debate as twelve ordinary women gather to decide whether she is telling the truth or not. A wry and blazing comedy about democracy and housework, The Welkin plays with suspense and humor to explore rifts in community and everyday events beneath the brilliant cosmos.

Kirkwood’s latest is sure to stun and surprise: a winner of the 2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Chimerica, a drama about Chinese-American relations, Kirkwood is most well-known for her Broadway play, The Children, about retiring adults grappling with the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. Each play takes a refreshing and exciting new form, keeping audiences on their toes as Kirkwood’s stories slowly reel you in before packing a big punch. Tickets to The Welkin will be available soon.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

May 16th, 2024

End date

July 7th, 2024

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147 Reviews

Bruce 6

Bruce 6

779 Reviews | 333 Followers
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Panel of 12 women in 1759 english village, Deals w whether woman murder-suspect is w child, Saving her from being hanged, Mash-up 12 angry men/the crucible/handmaids tale

See it if jaw-dropping moments; powerful script; 13 strong/some hilarious perfs led by Sandra Oh; potentl 2 be feminist classic

Don’t see it if tries 2 do 2 many things; hyper-dramatic, so many 2nd act twists, derails narrative; melding 18th cent/modrn women's sensiblities uneven

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

616 Reviews | 286 Followers
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Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if A dark story about a woman, community &democracy set in the past, could not be more relevant today.Excellent, stunning performances.

Don’t see it if Some unnecessary side stories; the writing is very audacious & your reaction may be, at times, more visceral than intellectual.

GreatAvi

GreatAvi

558 Reviews | 136 Followers
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Great writing, Great ensemble, Powerful

See it if you're looking for a dynamic play set in 16th century England, but takes a very relevant look at female oppression, empowerment & comradery

Don’t see it if you can't keep track of over 12 characters on stage that aren't fully fleshed out, or don't care for totally unnecessary postmodern touches.

MSS

MSS

78 Reviews | 25 Followers
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Exceptional cast, Great writing, Great design, Exciting

See it if You would like to see the funny, brash, exciting, moving deliberation of 12 (18th century-ish) women deciding the fate of a 13th.

Don’t see it if You would not like to see the funny, brash, exciting, moving deliberation of 12 (18th century-ish) women deciding the fate of a 13th.

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Our Review

'The Welkin' review — Sandra Oh explores women's issues from here to maternity

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13 Jun 2024, 01:30
Read our review of The Welkin off Broadway, starring Sandra Oh and written by Lucy Kirkwood, at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater through June 30.

Venue

336 West 20th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10011

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