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Open: 12/13/16- Close: 12/14/16 A PLAY ABOUT DREW CAREY
A PLAY ABOUT DREW CAREY is a new play by Philip Santos Schaffer that uses television star and iconic pasty-man Drew Carey as a jumping off point for discussing popular culture, the power of laughter, and the playwright’s mother. Join Ryan, Colin, Wayne, and Drew for an evening of improv, music, and self-aware meta-theatre. Even I’m a character in the play! Shit. I mean, um, the playwright is a character in the play. And boy is he talented.


About the Company: WalkUpArts

WalkUpArts creates living works.  We explore the audience-artist relationship through multi-disciplinary, intimate, and communal experiences.  With an intent towards maintaining a social-consciousness, we engage with audiences through new works and original adaptations of classics.

In pursuit of our mission, WalkUpArts is determined to:

Venue:
Speyer Hall at University Settlement : 184 Eldridge st.
Open: / / - Close: Open Run BLACKTOP HIGHWAY
Blacktop Highway, written and performed by the nationally renowned and groundbreaking artist John Fleck, is the next theatrical commission at Dixon Place.  One of the infamous NEA-4, Fleck has been a prominent theatrical figure since 1990 when he and three other performance artists’ National Endowment for the Arts grants were withdrawn after being contested in a precedent-setting Supreme Court case. In Blacktop Highway, Fleck embodies more than 10 characters in the play, inspired by classic horror cinema and Freud's theories of mind and ego.  The production is inspired by classic horror cinema and weaves video and virtuosic theatrical staging with John Fleck’s remarkable vocal qualities, leading the audience into a darkly hilarious world of sex, greed and religion.   Randee Trabitz is the director.

 

Venue:
Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: 11/05/16- Close: 09/09/17 Chalk (a Silent Comedy.)
CHALK is a hilarious and unexpected one-man show that’s guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. A playful and poignant homage to class silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in this romantic romp sure to “Draw You In.”

Critics call CHALK:

"Unbelievably Special" - Theater in the Now

"Clever, Theatrical Magic" - Center on the Aisle

"A Whimsical, Jovial, Enjoyable Show!" - Hi! Drama

approx run time: 45 minutes


About the Company: FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is a theater development group with a focus on new work that produces a massive quantity

Venue:
The Kraine Theater : 85 E. 4th Street
Open: 12/01/16- Close: 12/16/16 CLOVER: A NEW EXPERIMENTAL DRAMA WRITTEN BY ERIK EHN
A new experimental theater drama about America’s history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovéy and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.

A killer walks in a circle, finds a killer, circles the killed. Experimental writer Erik Ehn’s latest play about the violent and universal cycle of life follows the tragedy of Emmett Till and his mother that helped spur the Civil Rights Movement as well as three other stories, illustrating America’s history of violence towards those most vulnerable. Society cannot hide from any of this, from losing, moving, seeing, longing.

Venue:
LA MAMA First Floor Theater : 74A East 4th Street
Open: 11/04/16- Close: 12/04/16 DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD
Don’t You F**king Say a Word is a play about love and hate, about friendly and not so friendly competition. Tennis is just tennis...until it isn't.

In this structurally innovative comic drama, which takes place simultaneous over the course of a single tennis match, and over the course of two years, Kate and Leslie explore the complexities of their boyfriends’ competitive spirits. Russ has a temper. Brian has been known to cheat. As their weekly tennis sets play out aggressively on stage, Kate and Leslie dissect their friendship and rivalry in a volley of sharp observation and wry wit. An explosive comedy about love, relationships, and the consequences of a lousy backhand.

The cast will feature Michael Braun (The Crucible on Broadway; War Horse at Lincoln Center; Much Ado About Nothing at The

Venue:
59E59 Theaters : 59 East 59th Street
Open: 12/02/16- Close: 12/18/16 Hanna and the Moonlit Dress
The Theater at the 14th Street Y

presents

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress

December 2-18, 2016

 

The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from December 2-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Performances: Fridays at 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and noon. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children, $35 for family (maximum of five members), and are available at www.14streety.org/tickets.

 

Venue:
14th Street Y Theater : 344 E 14th Street