Next Act’s mission is to produce plays that bring social, cultural and political issues to the center of the community debate. Formed in 1990 by a merger of Theatre Tesseract and Next Generation, the company annually offers a four-play season of contemporary drama chosen from the best new works and off-Broadway hits.
In 2009-2010, Next Act marked its 20th season and its 10th year of staging shows in the intimate, three-quarter thrust Off-Broadway Theatre, located on N. Water Street in the city’s historic Third Ward. Recent productions of note have included Ariel Dorman’s Purgatorio. Craig Wright’s The Pavilion, Jeffrey Sweet’s The Value of Names, and Lee Blessing’s Going to St. Ives.
Next Act Theatre Information
- Public Transportation: Good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Performance/Programs: Schedule is Wednesday through Sunday.
- Admission: Single tickets are $24-$32. $5 discount available for students and seniors (65+) who reserve tickets in advance. Half-off student rush tickets sold 30 minutes before performance, subject to availability. Each mainstage production offers a Pay-What-You-Can performance.
- Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more can get a 20% discount.
- Subscription/Memberships: Subscriptions are $80-$112. Subscriber benefits include ticket exchange privileges, $5 discount on additional single tickets, and a Subscriber Discount Card that gets you discounts at area restaurants and businesses. 4-admission “Next Access” passes also available.