Theater For The New City

Todays Date: 08/21/19
Last Update: 08/06/19 03:40:30 PM
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY    10009

Phone: 212-254-1109
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Take the L train to 1st Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

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DINING WITH PLOETZ  | Open: 09/05/19 Close: 09/22/19
Three new comedies featuring a Feral child, a burnt-out musician, and a mysterious woman.


Sabrina, a feral child, just turned 6 and her parents are throwing her a party in their shabby loft in the desolate rug district. After the cake is eaten, the parents and their only friend Beth, wait for an aristocratic couple to arrive. The couple arrives minutes before midnight with a strange “poet” they just met on the street. Now, as a goldfish presides, the evening begins.


A husband surprises his wife with a romantic dinner at an extravagant restaurant. Across from them is a woman sitting alone that he remembers but can’t place. As his distraction persists his wife becomes increasingly irritated. While the evening unravels an ancient waiter serves as an enigmatic master of ceremonies.


A tale inspired by a true story. One character focuses on a special dinner, the other on how it will be served. What is at “steak” here, a simple meal or something of a more existential nature? Enlightenment--served as desert?

Featuring Wynne Anders, Elizabeth A. Bell, Christopher Borg, Claudia Fabella, Steven Hauck, Jamie Heinlein, and Ryan HilIiard.

Produced by Nedworks, Inc. in association with Theater for the New City.

THE CHAOS THEORY OF NOW  | Open: 09/08/19 Close: 09/15/19
In this intelligent and entertaining solo performance, lesbian comedian and science maven Jennifer Joy Pawlitschek uses science’s chaos theory to illuminate our uncertain times. Inspired in part by her own far-right Republican farm family, Jennifer portrays a diversity of wild characters, including a Trump-voting farm wife, a lesbian liberal rural politician, an Evangelical homeschooling mom, and a teen punk Antifa activist. She reveals how America got to this point - and what’s next in our unsettled country. At the edge of chaos lies either total ruin or creative new beginnings. Which side will we end up on? Who will we become?

Jennifer Joy has performed her science-inspired repertoire at off-Broadway theaters, NASA conferences, and universities across the US. The Chaos Theory of Now was workshopped at Dixon Place.