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The Alchemist Tickets

New World Stages / Stage 5

340 West 50th Street

New York NY 10019 View on map

The Alchemist Summary

Ben Jonson’s Jacobean jack-in-the-box of a play, The Alchemist, is a side-splitting, screwball farce of magical proportions.

A quick-witted trio of tricksters fleece an onslaught of greedy sheep with their virtuosic ability to improvise amidst increasingly frantic comings and goings.

London. 1606. It’s plague time again. When a wealthy gentleman flees to the country, his trusted servant opens his house to a pair of con artists and sets up a den of criminal capitalism. Claiming alchemical powers, the quick-witted trio fleece an onslaught of greedy sheep with their virtuosic ability to improvise amidst increasingly frantic comings and goings. It’s comic gold with dupes, double-dupes, duels, disguises, and a lucky flea named “Lewis”.

This new version of Jonson’s rowdy comedy classic is adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by Jesse Berger – the pair that created the Red Bull Theater's 2017 production of the hit comedy The Government Inspector.

"Once you enter Red Bull Theater’s good-natured staging of The Alchemist, your troubles should all dissolve into its warm, candlelit foolishness. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Ben Jonson’s 1610 farce is a giddy whirl, sweeter and less cynical than the original." Vulture / New York Magazine

(FOUR STARS!) "The cast is a gas." Time Out NY Critic's Pick

"Shenanigans and slapstick ensue, spiced with an abundance of saucy double, and sometimes single entendres. The dialogue often zings, and Berger orchestrates the farcical comings and goings on Alexis Distler’s bi-level set at the requisite madcap pace." New York Times

(FOUR STARS!) "Jesse Berger, who heads the Red Bull Theater, has a soft spot in his heart for comedy/dramas past and has now given The Alchemist more than a moment’s thought. He’s directed and produced an entertaining revival-revisal for our time. He’s accomplished this using Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation and tapping some of the best farceurs hanging around these days. This comedic posse, primed to check in anywhere from mildly risible to hilarious to outright outrageous, consists of Reg Rogers, Manoel Felciano, Jennifer Sanchez, Carson Elrod, Stephen DeRosa, Jacob Ming-Trent, Louis Mustillo, Nathan Christopher, Allen Tedder, and Teresa Avia Lim." NY Stage Review

"A crackling new adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher. Powered by implausible situations and the kind of supercharged comic performances that make those situations seem perfectly acceptable, The Alchemist represents a mighty return for Red Bull Theater, the scrappy troupe with a joyously modern outlook on the classics. They have the audience rolling in the aisles." Theatermania

The Alchemist Special Information

THE ALCHEMIST GROUP TICKETS
To purchase 10 or more tickets, visit Broadway Inbound.

The Alchemist Cast Members:

Nathan Christopher, Stephen DeRosa, Carson Elrod, Manoel Felciano, Teresa Avia Lim, Jacob Ming-Trent, Louis Mustillo, Reg Rogers, Jennifer Sánchez, Allen Tedder

The Alchemist Creative Team

Author: Ben Johnson, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Director: Jesse Berger
Producer: Red Bull Theater
Press Agent: David Gersten & Associates

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The Alchemist Quick Facts

Running Time:

1 hour and 55 minutes, including 1 intermission

Upcoming Dates and Times

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
7:00 PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Friday, December 10, 2021 8:00 PM
2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 11, 2021 8:00 PM
2:00 PM
Sunday, December 12, 2021 2:00 PM
7:00 PM
Monday, December 13, 2021 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Friday, December 17, 2021 8:00 PM
2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2021 2:00 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:00 PM

Tickets Starting At:

$70.00 (Ticket prices include a $2.00 Facility Fee.)

Audience :

Recommended for 14 +
Children under the age of 4 are not allowed in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date On Sale Through
November 7, 2021 November 21, 2021 December 19, 2021

Box Office Hours

Monday: 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday - Friday: 1pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm

December 13 - December 19:
Monday: 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 8pm
Thursday: Noon - 8pm
Friday: 1pm - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm

December 20 - December 26:
Monday: 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: Noon - 6pm
Saturday: 1pm - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm

December 27 - January 2:
Monday: 10am - 8pm
Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
Wednesday & Thursday : 10am - 8pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 1pm - 8pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm



Coat Room

Yes