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Open: / / - Close: Open Run A Fifth Dimension: An Unauthorized Twilight Zone Parody
You are entering another dimension – a dimension of sight, sound, and laughs. Eight scenes, each based off of iconic Twilight Zone episodes, including murderous children, killer dolls, and of course, a gremlin on the wing. Tales of mischief and mayhem that can only be found here…in A Fifth Dimension.

This production will be playing at the 2017 FRIGID Festival, performing February 15th at 7:10pm, February 20th at 8:50pm, February 21st at 8:50pm, February 26th at 6:50pm, and March 4th at 6:40pm. All performances will be at The Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street, NY 10003 between 2nd Ave & Bowery (3rd Ave).

Playwright/director Genny Yosco has loved The Twilight Zone ever since she realized she wasn’t cool enough to be invited to any New Year’s Eve parties, which presented the opportunity to watch the Syfy channel’s Twilight

Venue:
Kraine Theater : 85 East 4th Street
Open: 02/03/17- Close: 03/03/17 A History Of Servitude
A History of Servitude is a comic survey of world history, from the dawn of man to the present. A celebration of the eternal struggle of the underdog; A History of Servitude is part improv, part sketch comedy, part insanity. The Department of Fools brings audiences on a wildly participatory, slightly intoxicated, and extremely bawdy ride through history. 

The internationally diverse company includes Yair Ben-Dor (ABC's Quantico), Jessenia Cuesta, Gjermund Gjesme, Matthew A.J. Gregory (Power of Darkness/The Mint), Silvia Morigi, Ben Rademacher, Andy Richardson (Newsies & Gypsy – Broadway), Brandon Salerno, Alec Seymor, and Anna Tempte. 

"‘A History of Servitude’ is a breath of fresh air…and a rich celebration of Commedia dell'Arte.

Venue:
The Peoples Improv Theater : 123 East 24th Street
Open: 01/30/17- Close: 01/30/17 A Night of 'Bad' Theatre
Prepare yourself for an ironically laughable evening! Random Access Theatre is thrilled to present A Night of 'Bad' Theatre! Playing off of traditional theatrical tropes and cliches, playwrights Caroline Prugh, Robert Price, and Samara Weiss have crafted purposefully 'bad' short plays, which will be performed by Random Access' resident company of artistic associates at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, January 30th at 9:30pm. In addition to these three brand new short plays there will also be live music from local bands, including DDWhite, and an auction, all benefitting Random Access' 2017 season. This upcoming season will feature regular programming, including Drunk Restoration Comedy and RAWR, as well as RAT's first repertory season: Resistance and Rebellion in Rep.

Venue:
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater : 425 Lafayette Street
Open: 01/18/17- Close: 02/05/17 BABEL
BABEL is a physical spectacle that reinvents one of the oldest stories in the world: The Tower of Babel, told through Acrobatic Dance Theater.  It calls upon diverse perspectives of the story to reveal ambition, grief, and healing within the complexity of the human condition.

 

The company of 22 powerful dancers build the world of the play, a sculpture garden of bodies. Sitting in three quarter round, the audience is immersed in the tower where performers climb, fly and play--building it so high that it offends the gods. The tower is destroyed, the people divided, and given separate languages so that they cannot collaborate to build again. Conflict separates humanity--yet they persevere and continue to build together despite the challenges of communication and identity.

Venue:
The Theater at the 14th Street Y : 344 East 14th Street (between 1st a
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: 01/25/17- Close: 01/26/17 CAMP SMILE POWER: CURING ANGER ONE SMILE AT A TIME
Fifteen-year-old Kevin was sent to Camp Smile Power, an anger management camp, on a plea bargain with the Brooklyn Justice system. His crime? Throwing a rock at Donald Trump’s head. Camp founder and recently appointed Secretary of Teen Anger Management, Joanne (a broom puppet), hosts this event for campers to share what they've learned about managing their anger. Will Kevin make it through his presentation without cracking? Will you? Come find out!

Venue:
The Peoples Improv Theater : 123 East 24th Street
Open: 01/25/17- Close: 01/28/17 CARDIFF
Cardiff is based on a true story.

In 1972 in a gritty section of Cardiff, South Wales, on the morning following the installation of his sculpture, British Artist, Garth Evans, recorded the comments of passers-by to this work. When this sculpture was suddenly transported to their neighborhood, residents responded with surprising passion. As they grappled with their encounter with the other, what they actually said provokes us, teaches us and moves us. This play is their words.

Two years ago, Leila Philip, an award-winning writer and Professor of Literature, reviewed the 1972 tape and was excited by the idea of transforming it into a play. She produced a script, and together with Garth Evans, the artist at the heart of the controversy, began working with director Andrew Resto to create Cardiff.

Venue:
The Duplex Cabaret Theatre : 61 Christopher St.
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: 01/11/17- Close: 01/28/17 CONSIDER THE LILIES
Paralyzed by the fear of getting old, Paul is a legendary, lonely, alcoholic painter engaging in reckless behavior as his younger actor-turned-agent, David, struggles to return Paul to his former glory.  These soulmates face their demons together, creating a strong and volatile bond leading each to perform desperate acts of love.

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: “A Beautiful Mind,” “Finding Nemo,” “Finding Dory”) stars in House Red Theatre Company’s inaugural production. A world premiere love story with tragic consequences, the cast of six also includes Peter Collier, Eric Joshua Davis*, Joseph Hamel, Alec

Venue:
TBG Theater, Main Space : 312 west 36th Street, 3rd Fllor
Open: 02/02/17- Close: 02/18/17 EXPOSED
A Duke freshman is nationally shamed for her unlikely student loan replacement: pornography. Exposed is the story of a girl who skyrockets to internet stardom and public ridicule after she boldly redefines what it means to “come of age.” But are the consequences worth it?

Written in collaboration with Kristin Heckler, Jacob-Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow.

Directed by Kristin Heckler

Produced by Recognize Theatre

The cast features Jacob-Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow. 

More info is available at www.recognizetheatre.org

Venue:
The Producers Club : 358 West 44th between 8th {e_addres
Open: 01/25/17- Close: 04/15/17 GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE
Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose is an exhilarating story, and indeed brilliantly told. Two-time Tony® Award-winning character actor George Rose (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, My Fair Lady, The Pirates of Penzance), a bon-vivant with a flair for the dramatic and the eccentric, starred on the Broadway and London stages alongside luminaries like Katharine Hepburn, Noel Coward, Dame Edith Evans, Richard Burton, and Laurence Olivier in a storied career that met an unexpected end.  

In this giddy, humorous, and moving celebration, Ed Dixon recounts his own tale of how he came to know and admire George over a twenty-year friendship until the unimaginable changed everything.

Venue:
Davenport : 354 West 45th ST
Open: / / - Close: Open Run Halftime with Don
Retired NFL great, Don Devers, has had over thirty surgeries, experiences violent mood swings, and relies on a blizzard of yellow Post-It notes to offset a memory ravaged by traumatic brain injury. But when devoted fan, Ed Ryan, appears at his doorstep, a series of events are put in motion that just may bring Don out of his self-imposed isolation and salvage his life.  A World Premiere by Ken Weitzman.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays @ 8PM; Saturdays @ 3PM; Sundays @ 2PM thru 7/30/17; Preview performances 6/29/17 & 6/30/17 @ 8PM with meet & greet; Opening Night with reception 7/1/17.

Tickets are $46 and $50 (Opening Night); discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets call 732-229-3166 or visit www.njrep.org for online ticketing. NJ Rep is a non-profit professional boutique theater at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, NJ.

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: / / - Close: Open Run 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. Performances: Fridays at 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and noon. Tickets are $18 for a child or adult or $50 for a family (maximum of four members), and are available at www.TheMoonLitDress.com.

 

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