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Directed By: Chris Rivera & Bloo Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Emily Thaler

"Dear Pen Pal, I know it's been a few years since I last wrote you. I hope you're still there. I'm not sure you ever were."

After every Thursday and Saturday performance of The Bacchae, Queens Shakespeare will be presenting a special benefit performance of Burt V. Royal’s Dog sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Half of all proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Co-Directors Chris Rivera (Director of 2014’s critically acclaimed Romeo & Juliet and our smash hit production of Julius Caesar earlier this season) and Bloo Rodriguez (Assistance Director of Julius Caesar and Assistant

John DeSotelle Studio : 300 West 43rd Street
Open: 12/04/15- Close: 12/20/15 GIDION'S KNOT
“Men aren’t afraid of dying, but they are afraid of not being remembered…”

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability.

Playing in rotating repertory with THE PILLOWMAN, the darkly humorous drama by Martin McDonagh.

Erin Cronican (Corryn Fell), Susan Izatt (Heather Clark.) Understudy: Natalie Neckyfarow.

Direction by Brandon Walker. Assistant Direction and Stage Management by Candice Oden. Lighting Design by Duane Pagano.

Clarion Theatre : 309 East 26th Street
Open: 12/03/15- Close: 12/19/15 HOW TO GET INTO BUILDINGS
HOW TO GET INTO BUILDINGS takes an exploded view of love, in which confusion blends with confidence, time keeps shifting, amateurs are experts, and brunch can be fatal.

As a blueprint for her play, Harnetiaux used the structure of exploded view: an illustration or diagram used in manuals (for lawnmowers, bicycles, computers) that shows an object’s parts apart from the whole, but in positions that indicate their relationship to it. Roger and Lucy meet in a convention hall, Daphne and Nick break down at a diner, their stories intertwine as the play swirls around you, rotating on its axis, to articulate the experience of love, with its alternating moments of intimacy and isolation.

Coming off of their Obie Award winning production of A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Great Lakes at City Center in January and the critically acclaimed Heartbreak at The Bushwick Starr in

The Brick Theater : 579 Metropolitan Ave
Open: 12/08/15- Close: 12/20/15 Our Friends The Enemy: The 1914 Christmas Truce
Our Friends The Enemy takes place on The Western Front during Christmas 1914, when not even a World War could destroy the soldiers Christmas spirit. Private James Boyce tells a very different kind of Christmas story, of how, on a frigid Christmas Eve of World War I, some British and German soldiers stopped their fighting and emerged from their trenches to spend Christmas together. They sang songs, exchanged gifts and even played a friendly game of soccer, Our Friends The Enemy takes us on a magical and haunting journey through the remarkable Christmas Truce. Performance Schedule: Tuesday 7PM; Wednesday - Saturday 8PM; Saturday matinee 2PM; Sunday matinee 3PM Tickets are $36.25 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling (212) 239-6200 Website: For more information about the show please visit,
Theatre Row Studio Theatre : 410 West 42nd Street
Open: 12/04/15- Close: 12/19/15 QUANTUM JOY
Dixon Place’s (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) commission, Victor Morales’ QUANTUM JOY, will have its world premiere on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 PM. Critically acclaimed visual artist and performer Victor Morales is one of the most extraordinary performers experimenting with video gaming today, whose shows have been performed throughout the US & Europe. QUANTUM JOY will play six performances only – December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th at 7:30PM, at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door, and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 866-811-4111.

QUANTUM JOY, combines theatre and visual art in an exploration of gaming environments, where glitches, errors, and bugs are transformed into dramatic and comedic real time renditions.

Dixon Place : 161A Chrystie Street
Open: 12/03/15- Close: 12/19/15 THE BACCHAE/SISTERS OF SEMELE
Directed By: Christina Sheehan
Stage Manager: Bloo Rodriquez

“The Son of Zeus is back in Thebes.”

After receiving praise from audiences and critics alike for their smash hit productions of Much Ado about Nothing and Romeo & Juliet in 2014, Queens Shakespeare in partnership with What Dreams May Co brings audiences part 2 of its 2015 Season with a controversial, brutal, modern re-imagining of the classical theatre’s most horrifying yet soul searching work. Join us as we shine the looking glass on men worshiped as gods, vengeful gods walking amongst men, and the destructive might of men turned mob. Next up…Euripides’ The Bacchae.

Director Christina Sheehan (Director of 2013’s critically acclaimed Macbeth) brings audiences back to a ravaged world always on the brink of chaos.

John DeSotelle Studio : 300 West 43rd Street