New Conservatory Theatre Center v ---


Jun 2 – Jul 2, 2017

World Premiere

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Two young men. A battle rages in the distance. Game on.


Inspired by The Iliad and the epic tale of Achilles and Patroclus, warplay is a shockingly funny, poetic and radical re-imagining of one of the oldest love stories in all of Western literature. 


By JC Lee (Writer on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder and HBO’s Looking)


Directed by NCTC Artistic Associate Ben Randle


Click here to watch a behind-the-scenes video by JD Scalzo (P)


Length: 70 minutes with no intermission




"a powerful play ... This is a must see" - TheatreWorld


"In each mood in this dazzling succession, he [JD Scalzo] is hot-wired with energy, kinetic even when standing still" - San Francisco Chronicle


"You have to be there ... Lee’s play raises new questions about life in time of war, about love at any time" - Theatrius


 "Ben Randle directs with style and gets the best out of the two brilliant actors" - Talkin' Broadway


"imaginatively creative playwriting, great acting and focused direction ... Ed Berkeley is commanding" - For All Events

"intriguing ... a stylish world premiere" - Bay Area Reporter




Join us post-show for last call prices on drinks and chat with the performers on Friday nights after opening: June 16, 23, 30



Previews (limited amount of pay-what-you-wish tickets): June 2-9

Post-show talkback with playwright JC Lee: June 9

Opening Night sponsored by Minas Brazilian Restaurant: June 10

Closes: July 2

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