Benchmark Theatre is a local, professional theatre company launched in 2017. Their next production is the world premiere of Our American Cousin. The play opens Thursday, January 6 and runs through January 29 at The Bench at 40West. General admission is $30 ($25 for students, seniors and military), but on Thursdays tickets are half-price.
The bold new work looks at the divisions in America brought to the forefront on January 6, 2021, when an angry mob overtook the U.S. Capitol. Using theatre as the medium, six artists break down how this country found itself on the precipice of the destruction of democracy as we know it, and look to find a road out.
The show is for ages 13 and older.
Thursday performances are January 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 8 p.m. Buy tickets here.
1560 Teller St., Lakewood.