THE INHERITANCE by Matthew Lopez
Decades after the AIDS epidemic, three generations of gay men grapple with the tragedy of their past and what it means for their future. Eric is a New York City lawyer trying to keep his family’s apartment; his husband, Toby, is a successful but abrasive writer, living in a state of denial. And their marriage is hanging by a thread. From there, a web of hilarious and heartbreaking stories unfolds, remembering the dead and calling on the living to keep looking forward. Inspired by E.M. Forster’s Howards End, THE INHERITANCE is an epic examination of survival, healing, class divide, and what it means to call a place home. [14 men, 1 woman] *Forthcoming Acting Edition, Fall 2020. Available now for licensing.
“…[an] openhearted American theatrical epic… Capaciously moving… [THE INHERITANCE] burns with an abiding anger at a generation of gay men felled by AIDS and the heedless attitudes that followed in certain quarters. And yet the play finds a curative potency in a breadth of feeling that hits a playgoer in the gut.” —NY Times. “[THE INHERITANCE] is a vast, imperfect and unwieldy masterpiece that unpicks queer politics and neoliberal economics anew. In addressing the debt gay men owe to their forebears, it dares to ask whether the past hasn’t also sold the present up short. …It’s a beautifully patterned play, full of echoes and reflections, and over the course of seven hours, you see communities dwindle, friendships splinter and split and tender care swapped out for financial assistance. …a born-again classic…” —Variety. “[THE INHERITANCE] pierces your emotional defences, raises any number of political issues and enfolds you in its narrative. …While Lopez’s play has a literary framework, it teems with life and incident…” —Guardian (UK).
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.