Off-Broadway premiere of ALTERNATING CURRENTS

The Working Theater premiere of ALTERNATING CURRENTS started performances on April 26, in Queens, and then traveled to Urban Stages in Manhattan (May 1 – 20), followed by a tour to the other boroughs.


“This multiplicity of voices shines through in Alternating Currents, which, with only six actors but an entire community’s worth of characters, fills Urban Stages’ intimate blackbox with a nuanced portrait of Electchester.”

 – American Theatre Magazine

“If you love plays that… make you question your values, then go see this play.  A very impressive accomplishment.”

 – Theater That Matters   

“…a heart-felt ode to the utopian ideal of community driven co-op housing in NYC.  It’s a gritty excavating of systemic racism, union failure, mixed race marriage challenges and the desire for belonging.”

– Stage Biz

“…perceptively explores the messy realities of living and laboring in NYC, and, by extension, the United States today.  Kraar and the Working Theater able capture these… contradictions and nuances with empathy and humor.”

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Directed by Kareem Fahmy, the cast included Robert Arcaro, Jason Bowen, Rheaume Crenshaw, LeeAnne Hutchison, Antoinette LaVecchia, Brian Sgambati and Liba Vaynberg.

The play was commissioned as part of The Working Theater’s Five Boroughs/One City Project.

When two newly married electricians move to Electchester, everything seems perfect: spacious apartment, low rent, friendly neighbors, and an incredibly close-knit community.  But as they settle in, they discover how much they may need to give up in order to really belong.

Feature in Broadway World:  click here.