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Jan 26-Feb 23, 2021

By JC Lee
Directed by Ben Randle
Starring Ed Gonzalez Moreno and JD Scalzo

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Watch the dress rehearsal performance of warplay from NCTC's 2016-17 Season for FREE Jan 26-Feb 23rd.


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 Ben Randle 

Starring Ed Gonzalez Moreno and JD Scalzo


Original run dates: Jun 2-Jul 2, 2017 


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"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


"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


SFBATCC nomination (Best Principal Actor 2018) for JD Scalzo in warplay


Produced in Association with

Season Producers: Norman Abramson & David Beery

Executive Producers: Bob A. Ross Foundation

Producers: Dave Madsen & Rick Norris

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