The Greatest

Institute History

  • 2017 Theatre Lab


December 1963. The Neve family and their neighbors on the south shore of Long Island are getting ready for more than the new year, they’re feeling the stirrings of great change in America. Murder and violence, homophobia, PTSD, the longing for creative fulfillment, beginnings of feminism, and hints of war in Southeast Asia all suffuse this story, set to the music of Miles Davis, about a community struggling with how to move forward when they can’t see what’s ahead.


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