September 22 - October 21, 2018 | Mandell Weiss Forum
Book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher | Music and Lyrics by The Bengsons
Directed by Anne Kauffman | Movement Direction by Sonya Tayeh
Dubbed “a luminous musical memoir” and a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, Hundred Days is an exhilarating and heartrending autobiographical piece, written and performed by the husband-and-wife team of Abigail and Shaun Bengson, about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap, and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. With their magnetic chemistry and unique musical style, the Bengsons explore the fundamental question of how to make the most of the time you have.
Married duo The Bengsons have appeared at such venues as Joe’s Pub (NYC), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA) and the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa). Their music has been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX) and most recently in Anything that Gives Off Light (National Theatre of Scotland/The Team); Sundown, Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP); Hurricane Diane (Two River Theatre); you’ll still call me by name (New York Live Arts) and Iphigenia in Aulis (Classic Stage Company). They are founding members of the Real Make Collective. Abigail Nessen Bengson has toured as a member of tUnE-yArDs, including an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Upcoming work includes The Lucky Ones at Ars Nova and a commission with Lincoln Center.Abigail and Shaun Bengson Book, Music and Lyrics
Anne Kauffman’s credits include: A Life (Lortel, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations), Marjorie Prime (Lortel and Drama League nominations), Detroit, Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra and Maple and Vine at Playwrights Horizons; The Nether at MCC; Smokefall at MCC, The Goodman Theater and South Coast Rep; Buzzer at the Public Theater; You Got Older (Drama Desk nomination) with P73 Productions; Belleville at Yale Rep, NYTW and Steppenwolf; Stunning and Slowgirl at LCT3; and You Better Sit Down: Tales from My Parents’ Divorce with the Civilians at Williamstown, ArtsEmerson and The Flea. She is a founding member of the Civilians, a Clubbed Thumb Associate Artist, where she helped create the CT Directing Fellowship, a New Georges Associate Artist, a Sundance Program Associate, member of the Artistic Council of Soho Rep, and an Executive Board Member of the SDC. AwarAnne Kauffman Director
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