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- One ticket to Welfare
- Where: Roulette
- Section: general admission
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $35 for the performance on Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. (up to $59.99 value)
- $35 for the performance on Sunday, June 1, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. (up to $59.98 value)
Inspired by a conversation playwright Kerry Ann Gill had with her cousin, Welfare explores the entitled mindset that can keep people from success. The story follows a trio of female friends who fund their lifestyles through men, compromising their morals in the process. This new drama explores themes of infidelity and greed as well as hope, and ultimately aims to inspire onlookers to take control of their own destinies.
The name evokes a gamble, and indeed Roulette was formed around a risky endeavor: experimental art. The organization was founded by a trio of composers in 1978, who began presenting programs of music and dance in a Tribeca loft. But the odds proved to be in their favor—the group quickly found success, counting such luminaries as composer John Cage and dancer Merce Cunningham among their regular audience members. Over the next few decades, Roulette bounced from loft to loft in lower Manhattan, gaining a dedicated following along the way. In 2011 it finally settled in its current home, a 400-seat theater with the acoustics necessary to determine once and for all if echoes are just the shouts of cleverly hidden people. Today, Roulette's center hosts more than 150 annual performances, sharing its years of good fortune with dozens of community arts organizations.