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Open: 07/09/16- Close: 09/04/16 A CLASS ACT
In A Class Act, when a major chemical company pours cancer-causing waste into the water supply, a high-powered law firm brings a class action lawsuit on behalf of the thousands of people affected. Who wins? Who loses? Who makes millions whether they win or lose? Which lawyers battle the best... or the worst? Does the ordinary person ever realize justice in the end? 

Venue:
New World Stages : 340 West 50th Street
Open: 07/13/16- Close: 07/31/16 A Man Like You
Inspired by a real Somali terrorist event, A Man Like You is a conversation between a British hostage, Patrick North, and his Somali captor Abdi, set in a windowless concrete room in Somalia. Elizabeth, North’s wife provides a counter-point to the story, from the Norths’ house in Nairobi.  A Man Like You illustrates the world views of two men who come from different circumstances and hold completely different philosophies, which they discuss over the course of North’s captivity of 102 days. They debate good and evil, power and control, who is a terrorist and who is not, and what is God, and in so doing they challenge our own deeply-held views. In a heroic struggle, Abdi and North rarely agree their basic humanity connects them.

Venue:
Iati Theater : 64 E. 4th Street
Open: 07/19/16- Close: 08/28/16 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
This summer, acclaimed theater director Aleksey Burago and The Russian Arts Theater and Studio continues its 2015-2016 season with Fyodor Dostoevsky's magnum opus Crime and Punishment. In the hot slums of St. Petersburg lives Raskolnikov, a former student struggling with debt and disillusionment. Believing himself to be a superior man, he soon executes a plan to kill and rob an old pawnbroker, arguing that her money can be used for good deeds, while ridding the world of a worthless parasite. As the growing voice of his conscience sets in, Raskolnikov soon finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Join the Russian Arts Theater and Studio as it brings one of the greatest novels to life at the West End Theater and embark upon a journey into the mind of a killer and his search for redemption.

Venue:
West End Theater : 263 West 86th St.
Open: 07/27/16- Close: 08/28/16 FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS 2016 - JULIUS CAESAR AND AS YOU LIKE IT
Hip to Hip Theatre Company celebrates its tenth season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks with the sparkling comedy As You Like It and venerable tragedy Julius Caesar.  The plays will tour in repertory to 11 New York City area parks, with special gala performances in Southampton and Jersey City. 35 theatre artists. 2 exciting plays, 13 diverse parks: July 27-August 28.

These family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. All performances are free and open to the public. Bring blankets, low chairs and picnic fare. No lines. No tickets. Seating is first come, first served.

Venue:
Various Venues (NYC) : multiple addresses
Open: 07/21/16- Close: 07/31/16 MR. TOOLE
The Midtown International Theatre Festival in association with Lagniappe Productions Present The World Premiere of MR. TOOLE

In this new play inspired by true events, the life of John Kennedy Toole, author of “A Confederacy of Dunces,” is seen through the eyes of one of his students at an all-girl’s college in New Orleans. The student, who is haunted by the memory of her first love, Mr. Toole, goes back in time to solve the mystery of his death and what she could have done to stop it. The teacher a student will never forget becomes a legend the world will never forget.

The cast features Laura Butler (Boardwalk Empire/Inside Llewyn Davis), Brenda Currin (Obie award-winner/Orpheus Descending, directed by Austin Pendleton), Todd d'Amour (2015 Broadway Debut Manhattan Theatre Club's Airline Highway),

Venue:
The WorkShop Theater : 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor
Open: 06/30/16- Close: 07/31/16 STRUCK, A SERIOUS COMEDY ABOUT A (POSSIBLY) COSMIC EVENT AT NJ REP
After being hit by a bicycle while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick's simple predictable life is about to take an unexpected turn. Is it coincidence that brought Vera and the bicyclist together, or are greater forces at play?  STRUCK is a serious comedy about a possibly cosmic event that deals with the search for truth in the face of deception.  

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 07/22/16- Close: 07/31/16 SWEAT & TEARS
Two men batter but don't draw blood. Two women weep but their faces stay dry. What happens when emotions are enacted not experienced? What makes the fake?

James and Jess are in a relationship. They both cry. She hits things more than he does, but he used to be a well-honed instrument of death. Jess found violence and rage in ballet, keening, orgone therapy. James searched for compassion in martial arts, street fighting, Mongolian wrestling. Apart, they asked four performers what it means to fight as men, to cry as women. Together, they’ve built a two-ring circus of gendered pain welling up with Sweat & Tears, two alchemies of salt and water, two body responses to the difficult work of feeling.

Venue:
JACK : 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue
Open: 07/10/16- Close: 08/07/16 The Winter's Tale
A sad tale's best for winter... or summer...

 

Love. Jealousy. Friendship. Betrayal. Sheep Shearing. Dysfunctional Theatre is happy to

announce their first ever Shakespeare production, this summer for three performances only!

The company will also be hosting open rehearsals on Governors Island as part of the

Dysfunctional Collective’s summer residency. Check www.dysfunctionaltheatre.org for more

details.

Venue:
The Brick Theater : 579 Metropolitan Ave
Open: 07/20/16- Close: 08/20/16 WHO MOURNS FOR BOB THE GOON?
Bob believes he is the Joker Henchman from the '89 Batman, Bob The Goon, and no one in his PTSD therapy group can convince him otherwise. The reason--the veterans in this special group also believe they are, or were, third tier comic book characters--the less heroic and most obscure. All begins to unravel when an ex-pilot, Langly, joins despite her belief that she is from the anime world, not a comic.

Venue:
Here Arts Center : 145 Avenue of the Americas