★★★★ “Off-Broadway's hottest new show is Shhhh!” — Adam Feldman, Time Out New York world premiere commissioned play written, directed by & featuring Clare Barron

Shhhh

written, directed by &
featuring Clare Barron

January 12 – February 20

Atlantic stage 2


Shhhh is a brand-new commissioned play by the “insanely talented” (The New York Times) Clare Barron!

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Penny flirts at a morbid anatomy museum. Kyle tells stories of dismemberment. Sally turns you on with tea and biscuits, and Shareen prepares a mysterious potion. A study in kink, trauma, pleasure, and revenge…

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Running time: approximately 100 minutes, with no intermission

Please note: This production contains haze, strobe lights, strong aromatics, ASMR (which may produce intense reactions for people who suffer from misophonia), graphic language, violence, nudity, and frank discussion and exploration around sexual assault.

Rows AA, A, N & M of this production will be immersive seating located on lounge cushions on the floor of the theater. If you cannot be seated on the floor for the duration of the performance please purchase tickets in rows B – G. Those in wheelchairs or with other accessible seating needs should contact tickets@atlantictheater.org for further information.

Reviews

★★★★

“Off-Broadway’s hottest new show is Shhhh!”

ADAM FELDMAN, TIME OUT NEW YORK

 

“Raw and ambitious. Barron packs a metric ton of confounding dichotomies and paradoxes into a single piece of rebel theater.

Hayley Levitt, Theater mania

 

It shines a spotlight on the haunting acts of power, pain, and pleasure. An illuminating psycho-sexual exposé that provides catharsis for its bold creator, who chose not to remain silent.

Deb Miller, DC Metro theater arts

Explicit and occasionally uncomfortable, but for all the right reasons. The conversations these characters have are visceral. Clare Barron sheaths her performance in a delicate melancholy. Her somberness also belies a ferocious hunger. Grollman, Fang, and Amaya give top-tier performances. The whole production aches with unspoken loneliness.

Maya Phillips, The New York Times

 

Shhhh is extremely satisfying. It’s a feminist reversal of stories by such authors as Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, and Ernest Hemingway, putting women in charge of unexpected narrative.

Mark Rifkin, This week in new york

Health & Safety MORE INFO

At Atlantic, we are committed to providing and maintaining a gathering place that is free of known hazards. In order to safeguard the health of our entire community, we are requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccinations for all employees and audiences moving forward. We will additionally require mask-wearing indoors at our theater for all audience members and staff until further notice. Click here to read more about our health and safety protocols.

Photos by Ahron R. Foster.

Rows AA, A, N & M of this production will be immersive seating located on lounge cushions on the floor of the theater. If you cannot be seated on the floor for the duration of the performance please purchase tickets in rows B – G. Those in wheelchairs or with other accessible seating needs should contact tickets@atlantictheater.org for further information.

Rush tickets

Atlantic Theater Company offers $20 student rush tickets to every performance, subject to availability. One ticket per valid student ID.

Atlantic Theater Company offers $40 general rush tickets to every performance of Shhhh, subject to availability.

All rush tickets are sold at the box office starting one hour prior to curtain. Cash only.

* Community Influencer Night
^ Womxn Mental Health Awareness Night

WOMEN’s MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS NIGHT

FEBRUARY 3, 2022

Join the ever-growing Atlantic Theater Company Community to celebrate and explore the themes of Shhhh on February 3 with Women’s Mental Health Awareness Night. Immediately following the performance, there will be a post-show discussion between a panel of women theater makers about mental health and creating art through these times.

This event is part of our Community Audience Partnership Program, which aims to connect deeply and authentically with audiences from a broad range of economic backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, and perspectives.