• 2022/2023
  • 2021/2022
  • 2020/2021 Digital Season
  • 2019/2020
  • 2018/2019
  • 2017/2018
  • 2016/2017
  • 2015/2016
  • 2014/2015
  • 2013/2014
  • 2012/2013
  • 2011-1985
A Simulacrum
  • I’m Revolting
  • The Far Country
  • Cornelia Street
  • Elyria
  • A Simulacrum
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Atlantic For Kids: Heart Strings
Select Show
  • The Last of the Love Letters
  • Kimberly Akimbo
  • Shhhh
  • English
  • The Bedwetter
Select Show
  • The Fall Reunion Reading Series: Skeleton Crew
  • The Fall Reunion Reading Series: Guards at the Taj
  • African Caribbean MixFest 2021
  • Atlantic for Kids: And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
  • Atlantic for Kids: She Persisted, The Musical (Virtual Production)
Select Show
  • Sunday
  • Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven
  • Paris
  • Anatomy of a Suicide
  • A Play is a Poem
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Big One-Oh!
  • Atlantic for Kids: She Persisted, The Musical
Select Show
  • Fireflies
  • Blue Ridge
  • Eddie and Dave
  • The Mother
  • Nomad Motel
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Atlantic for Kids: Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach
  • Atlantic for Kids: Last Stop on Market Street
Select Show
  • On the Shore of the Wide World
  • Describe the Night
  • The Homecoming Queen
  • Hangmen
  • The Great Leap
  • This Ain’t No Disco
  • Atlantic for Kids: Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
  • Atlantic for Kids: This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
Select Show
  • The Band’s Visit
  • Marie and Rosetta
  • Tell Hector I Miss Him
  • The Penitent
  • Derren Brown: Secret
  • Animal
  • Atlantic for Kids: 1001 Nights: A Love Story about Loving Stories
  • Atlantic for Kids: Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure
Select Show
  • Cloud Nine
  • These Paper Bullets!
  • Hold on to Me Darling
  • Skeleton Crew
  • The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Pirate La Dee Da
Select Show
  • Found
  • Dying for It
  • I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard
  • Posterity
  • Guards at the Taj
  • Ghost Stories
  • Atlantic for Kids: Ivy + Bean: The Musical
  • Atlantic for Kids: Camp Kappawanna
Select Show
  • Women or Nothing
  • The Night Alive
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • Between Riverside and Crazy
  • Our New Girl
  • Atlantic for Kids: Tilly the Trickster
  • Atlantic for Kids: Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money
Select Show
  • Harper Regan
  • What Rhymes with America
  • The Jammer
  • The Lying Lesson
  • 3 Kinds of Exile
  • Good Television
  • Atlantic For Kids: Jackie and Me
  • Atlantic for Kids: The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Select Show
  • Archive Coming Soon

A Simulacrum

by Lucas Hnath with Steve Cuiffo
directed by Lucas Hnath

A Simulacrum was commissioned by Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA.

Atlantic stage 2

May 25 – July 9, 2023

Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath (Dana H.) directs this unique collaboration starring sleight of hand artist and illusion designer Steve Cuiffo.

More Info

Lucas is a playwright. Steve is a magician. Lucas asked Steve to show him some magic tricks. Steve did. And this is what happened.


“An engaging performer, what Cuiffo is doing shouldn’t be understated. Hnath’s interrogations reveal an incisive thinker. What magic and theater have in common is the wonder, the spectacle that ironically sends you back to your reality with a new outlook.”

MAYA PHILLIPS, the new york times



“Like a good magic routine, A Simulacrum  begins with something ordinary and ends with something astounding!”

Allison Considine, New York Theatre Guide


“Cuiffo is astonishing, engaging, charming & unequivocally devoted to his artistic passion. It’s an increasingly human & telling exploration of the inner workings of the artist. The wonderment of Steve Cuiffo’s illusions is not just about how he does it, but why he does it. You have till July 2 to find out!”

deb miller, DC METRO

“You just may find a deeper piece of yourself that you were previously too afraid to share; in doing so, you may discover where the true magic lies.”

Brittany Crowell, Front Row Center


Hnath does not disappoint! Cuiffo has a charming presence & natural warmth. Actors train for years to achieve what he can do easily. Go and enjoy the thrill of discovering it all. Magic is in the air!

Ron Fassler, theater Pizzazz


“I left the theatre entertained, pondering & believing in magic, the magic of original, whimsical, thoughtfully produced theatre & its power to push us into unexplored regions of our own hearts & minds.”

Erin Kahn, Stage BuddY 

Photos by Ahron R. Foster.