Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions

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Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions mission is to produce thought-provoking comedies.  Founded in 2006, the company's more than 40 productions to date include the world premiere of Relentlessly Pleasant, an adaptation of The Inn at Lake Devine, based on the best-selling novel by the same name, the Puffin Foundation grant-winning Buffalo Heights, The Mistakes Madeline Made, Our Town, Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Dead White Males, Proof, Love Letters, Five Flights, Recent Tragic Events, and its ongoing festival of original solo works, the Plus One Solo Show Festival.


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Production History

Books on Tape  | Open: 08/18/11 Close: 08/28/11
Official selection of the 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival

Adriane loves to listen to James Michener novels; Jeffrey records them.  They are a perfect match except that he can't make up a story without the text in front of him, and she can't make love unless someone narrates.  After a chance seduction in the Books on Tape section of Barnes & Noble, they set out to understand Mother Teresa, professional rodeo announcers, near death experiences and how books on tape can fix their lives in twelve easy steps.

"William Missouri Downs flexes his considerable wit in asking if our ability to live in the present has been quashed by our need for familiar outcomes." --The Denver Post

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How I Learned To Drive  | Open: 10/17/13 Close: 11/02/13
It's the 1960's and precocious teen Li'l Bit yearns to get out of her backwater Maryland town and dysfunctional family.  Only her Uncle Peck seems to take an interest in her development, starting with driving lessons.  Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for best drama.


About the Company: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions mission is to produce thought-provoking comedies.  Founded in 2006, the company's more than 23 productions to date include The Mistakes Madeline Made, Our Town, Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Dead White Males, Proof, Love Letters, Five Flights, Recent Tragic Events, and its ongoing festival of original solo works, the Plus One Solo Show Festival.

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Our Town  | Open: 10/17/12 Close: 10/27/12
A love story between neighbors Emily and George, and a love letter to small town life in America.  Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama.


Featuring original music by Philip Rothman.


About the Company: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions mission is to produce thought-provoking comedies.  Founded in 2006, the company's more than 20 productions to date include Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Dead White Males, Proof, Love Letters, Five Flights, Recent Tragic Events, and its ongoing festival of original solo works, the Plus One Solo Show Festival. 

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Recent Tragic Events  | Open: 05/08/19 Close: 05/18/19
A blind date with destiny.

 

It's September 12, 2001, and Waverly opens her apartment door, aghast -- how could she have forgotten she had a blind date for tonight, with Andrew? She invites him in, and through a series of unforeseen coincidences, twists, and guests, the night turns out to be surprisingly fateful. A thought-provoking comedy about chance versus free will.

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The Inn at Lake Devine  | Open: 10/07/15 Close: 10/24/15
Where chutzpah meets reservations.

Spring 1964. When Natalie Marx’s mother inquires about summer accommodations in Vermont, she gets the following reply: “The Inn at Lake Devine is a family-owned resort, which has been in continuous operation since 1922. Our guests who feel most comfortable here, and return year after year, are Gentiles.”

For fourteen-year-old Natalie, who has a stubborn sense of justice, the words are not a rebuff but an irresistible challenge, setting in motion events that will change her life.

The New York Times writes, "in her delightful novel, The Inn at Lake Devine, Elinor Lipman waltzes fearlessly through a minefield of identity politics. Anti-Semitism, intermarriage, ethnic cuisine and Anne Frank are some of the unlikely, loaded subjects of this witty romantic comedy."

Adapted by Jake Lipman
Directed by Kimberly Faith Hickman
Assistant directed, associate produced, and stage managed by Molly Ballerstein
Original music and orchestrations by Philip Rothman
Scenic design by Tyler M. Perry
Lighting design by Richard T. Chamblin III
Costume design by Lisa Renee Jordan

Cast: Kurt Bardele, Michael Breese Barbour, Andrew Dawson, Jessica Giannone, Carson Lee, Jake Lipman, Maria Maloney, Norrice Raymaker, Amanda Rodhe, Andrew Spieker, Barbra Wengerd, Jennifer Dorr White, Jill Melanie Wirth, Tony Wolf, and Melissa WolfKlain.

This world premiere of The Inn at Lake Devine marks Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions' tenth season and 31st production of thought-provoking comedies. For more about TIC and to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.tictheater.com. This is an Actors' Equity-Approved showcase.

Book clubs, faith-based organizations, and school groups are welcome. To request a talk back following a performance and study guide materials, e-mail info@tictheater.com.

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Women Playing Hamlet  | Open: 06/22/16 Close: 06/26/16
Women Playing Hamlet follows former soap opera actress Jessica Bisset (Jennifer Teska), who has just been cast as the dark prince. Plagued by insecurities, Jessica seeks guidance from Shakespearean scholars and a celebrated acting coach (Joy Sudduth), but gains insight into the role from less conventional sources (multiple roles played by Amy Fulgham, Lori Funk, Jake Lipman, and Hannah Sloat). A comedy about performing a tragedy.

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