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Open: / / - Close: Open Run (MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS
(MOSTLY) TRUE THINGS is a game wrapped in a storytelling show, featuring true stories told by people drawn from the fantastic pool of Moth-winning, comedy-wrangling, heartstrings-pulling storytellers in the New York area.

The game is this: one storyteller tells the unvarnished truth, the other 3 include carefully-crafted little white lies. The audience gets to question the storytellers, who can improvise their responses. then vote for the person they think told it straight. With some improvised story-inspired music and songs written for the show by host/creator Jude Treder-Wolff and Wells Hanley. There are prizes involved, if you can believe a thing like that. 

STORIES BY:
MEL DOCKERY (The Moth, Talk Therapy, Take Two Storytelling)
LOU PEREZ (

Venue:
PIT LOFT : 154 W 29th 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theatrical figure since 1990 when he and three other performance artists’ National Endowment for the Arts grants were withdrawn after being contested in a precedent-setting Supreme Court case.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: 10/20/16- Close: 04/27/17 MasterVoices - 75th Anniversary Season
New York Premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27 explores the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, who hosted regular salon evenings at their Paris home at 27 Rue de Fleurus, with such guests as Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Man Ray, Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway. Commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, 27 received its world premiere in June 2014. For the New York Premiere, Ricky Ian Gordon has specially added new sections for the MasterVoices chorus.

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s Featuring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion

Featuring Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Latonia Moore,

Venue:
New York City Center : 55th St. Between 6th and 7th Aves.
Open: 10/10/16- Close: 12/19/16 My Father's Voice:letters From Ellis Island And The War In The Pacific (1938-1945)
In 1938, Richard Krebs, a German seaman, jumped ship in Newport News, Virginia and vanished into America. In December 1940, under the name Jan Valtin, he published the autobiography of his life, first as a communist revolutionist serving Stalin, next, as a Gestapo prisoner of the Third Reich, and finally of his escape from both of them. It became a national sensation. In 1942 he was imprisoned on Ellis Island as an enemy alien. In 1944-45 he served the United States as a combat infantryman in the jungles in the Pacific War.

“I have lived 60 years aware of my father's very popular 1941 autobiography, “Out of the Night. says Mr. Krebs. It was controversial. It was shocking.  It was extremely important in America as the US became engaged in World War II.

Venue:
The Playroom Theater : 151 W. 46th St.
Open: 09/19/16- Close: 12/11/16 That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody
Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, 'That Golden Girls Show!' is a brand new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments - with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. 

From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life, manage her roommates all the while fending off a certain, pesky ex-husband, once and for all. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.

 

Venue:
DR2 Theatre : 103 East 15th Street
Open: 09/11/16- Close: 05/07/17 The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces its 2016-2017 Season: Dance, Theater, & LABA Series
The Theater at the 14th Street Y

Announces its 2016-2017 Season:

Dance, Theater, & LABA Series

$14at14Y Flex Pass now on sale!

 

NEW YORK – The Theater at the 14th Street Y brings a new lens to the downtown performing arts scene with its exciting and diverse curated Theater, Dance, and LABA Series for the 2016-2017 Season. Through partnerships with each of the shows, the 14th Street Y embraces the NYC artist community to bring audiences a wide range of experiences.

 

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