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Open: 11/01/14- Close: 11/15/14 BAL-TRAP
Bal-Trap, a play By Xavier Durringer, is a bittersweet drama. The action takes place after a popular gig on the village square, where two young people begin their love story while two others try to restore their passionate love, the one they had before daily chores doused their flame. But bumps and bruises are present, hidden deep inside, ignored, but still guiding the characters toward a fate that prevents them from living their one true Love. Each of them is looking for a soul mate, but they cannot understand each other. They follow their “Sweet Dream” to escape their loneliness and their pasts, believing, with an insatiable faith, in a better future where true Love can move mountains and make them – and the rest of us – travel to the ends of the earth.

Venue:
Frenetic Theatre : 5102 Navigation Blvd
Open: 10/27/14- Close: 10/27/14 Cast and Loose Live!
Cast And Loose Live! returns to present Back To School Night on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and are available at http://joespub.publictheater.org/reserve/index.aspx?performanceNumber=26087.

 

Cast And Loose Live! is based on the Tumblr page created and maintained by actress and writer Lynne Marie Rosenberg (High Maintenance); castandloose.tumblr.com offers “your daily dose of show business misogyny, racism and general absurdity,” through a collection of the worst casting notices the internet has to offer.

Venue:
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater : 425 Lafayette Street
Open: 10/22/14- Close: 11/22/14 NJ REP PRESENTS ANGLES AND MINISTERS OF GRACE
New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the World Premiere of Angels and Ministers of Grace by Elaine Smith.

 

A poignant and compelling story of a close-knit, yet eccentric family’s struggle to overcome life’s ups and downs, Angels and Ministers of Grace captures the struggles that confront families today throughout the heartland and urban centers of America, and reveals in bold relief the forces that threaten to destroy the American dream. It is a classic in the making.

 

The cast includes Dana Benningfield, James Earley, Maureen Silliman, and David Van Pelt and is directed by Marc Geller. Angels and Ministers of Grace begins preview performances on Thursday, October 23 and celebrates its opening night on Saturday, October 25 at New Jersey

Venue:
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 10/23/14- Close: 10/26/14 The Mermaid's Legs
A cast of ten homeschooled teens take an exploratory deep dive into the realm of The Little Mermaid, from Disney's happy ending to the explicit traumas of Hans Christian Andersen's original. Not that there's any correspondence between the pain of becoming an adult and the pain of having your tongue cut out and boiled...
 

Music! Puppetry! Water safety! Stage blood! THE MERMAID'S LEGS has something for everyone…provided they can handle an experimental approach and a non-red-haired mermaid who - SPOILER - dies in the end!

(Parental discretion may be advised, even at the supremely weird hour of 6:30 pm. It’s not a kiddie show.)

 

WHAT    The Mermaid’s Legs

Venue:
The Tank @ 46th Street : 151 w. 46th St. (b/t 6th and 7th Av
Open: 10/26/14- Close: 11/03/14 UN LIEU DE VIE
Un Lieu de Vie is an experiential piece that is loosely based on the 1917 Jean Cocteau - Erik Satie - Pablo Picasso collaboration of the ballet Parade. It represents the collective memory of Erik, an eccentric, memory-starved, and lonely New York artist who seeks glimpses of the past while wandering the streets of Manhattan. Through Erik's rumination, we are transported to specific locales at various stages of his life. We experience Erik's memories through the clamor of sounds, sights, and rhythms that embolden him to fulfill his destiny. Performed in English & French

Producer/Creator: Allan Markowitz and concrete timbre & d'moiselles

Composers:  Chris Chappell, Whitney George, Lillian Redl, Ann Warren, and Erik Satie

Venue:
Gallery MC : 549 West 52nd Street 8th floor
Open: 10/27/14- Close: 10/30/14 VOICES FROM THE RESISTANCE & VOICES FROM ELLIS ISLAND
Two one act solo performances conceived and performed by Pippa White*.

Voices from the Resistance tells the stories of ordinary people, forgotten heroes fighting an underground war against Hitler. They were shopkeepers, factory workers, housewives, bakers, farmers, teachers, and auto mechanics working in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia. They led Jews to freedom, rescued Allied soldiers, printed newspapers, blew up bridges, risked their lives every day to do what they could to cripple the Third Reich. Wherever the Nazis were, they were there, braving everything for freedom.

Voices from Ellis Island tells the amusing, frightening, inspiring and true stories of those who came to Ellis Island from 1890 to 1930.

Venue:
Theatre Row Studio Theatre : 410 West 42nd Street