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The Seven Tickets & Information

New York Theatre Workshop

79 East 4th Street

(Between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) 

New York NY 10003 View on map

The Seven Summary

The Seven is a hip-hop adaptation of Aeschylus’s Seven Against Thebes, which follows the struggles of Eteocles and Polynices, the two sons of the cursed King Oedipus, as they fight for the throne of Thebes. Writer and composer Will Power has taken this classical tale of pre-destination versus choice and updated it with an urban idiom to explore modern themes including poverty, race and the abuse of power. The entire script is in rhyming rap verse, interwoven with such musical styles as calypso, do-wop, rhythm and blues, funk and down-home blues. Director Jo Boneey (A Soldier's Play, Fat Pig) and renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones (Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land and Still/Here) join Will Power to create this complex, textured, and ambitious piece that will make an old story come alive for a new generation.

The Seven Cast Members:

Uzo Aduba, Shawtane Monroe Bowen, Jamyl Dobson, Amber Efe, Edwin Lee Gibson, Benton Greene, Manuel Herrera, Flaco Navaja, Tom Nelis, Postell Pringle, Pearl Sun and Charles Turner

The Seven Creative Team

Author: Will Power
Director: Jo Bonney
Choreographer: Bill T. Jones
Producer: New York Theatre Workshop
Press Agent: Ricard Kornberg & Associates

The Seven Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 14 and under. (Strong language; violent themes)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
January 19, 2006 February 12, 2006

Box Office Hours

Tue - Sat: 1PM - 6PM (When there is a performance: 1PM - Curtain)
Sun: Closed (When there is a performance: 1PM - Curtain)

Tickets can only be picked up at the Box Office on the same day as the performance.

Note: The Box Office is located in the New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street and handles tickets for both NY Theatre Workshop and 4th Street Theatre.