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The March  | Open: 02/20/14 Close: 02/23/14
The March is returning to the Producers' Club with some new cast members and new music!

The March is a modern, contemporary play written and directed by Florence Mills.

Four very diverse women meet at a march and their lives are changed forever. Share their heart wrenching, passionate, powerful stories. You will never look at a march the same.

Their stories are enhanced through dance, choreoraphy and an original musical soundtrack created by Lenis Guess.

Lower Depths  | Open: 02/12/14 Close: 02/23/14
Double Down Productions presents Maxim Gorky's most popular play.

Hmlt  | Open: 01/18/14 Close: 01/18/14
Zemwerk proudly presents HMLT, a tale of blood, sweat, and murder. Co-written by award-winning  playwright/actor/director Stella Maria Perry and director/writer/actor/designer Oisin McGillion Hughes, HMLT is a  full-length play based loosely on Shakespeare's Hamlet and Dark Lady Sonnets, as well as the works of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. Director Oisin McGillion Hughes augments the text with inspirations ranging from 1920s German Expressionism to the punk scene of 1970s London. HMLT follows the melancholy Prince through a modern-day labyrinth of social barriers and expectations as he struggles to extricate himself with the guidance of a mysterious book containing a meta-history of his life, commentary on the original play Hamlet, and cryptic clues that force him into an investigation of human nature and the essence of self.


HMLT will be presented at the Producers Club's Theater on Saturday, January 18th, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.eventbrite. com and are $11.54 (includes tax) for adults/students in advance. We will have a $5.00 student rush ten minutes before the show. This show is not suitable for children. Visit  www.zemwerk.com for further information.

About the Company: Zemwerk

To produce original plays in the New York City area.

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues  | Open: 11/22/13 Close: 11/24/13

Despite what the carols may claim, it's not all jolly good times at the North Pole. Now, Santa's seemingly trustiest helpers -- his reindeer -- are ready to dish the dirt on "jolly" old St. Nick in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues.  Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment in this dark, dark, Christmas comedy.  As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.  With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. ...and murkier and murkier.  Accusations, rumors and all-out attacks fly faster than the jolly ol' man's sleigh in this foul-mouthed play that's sure to have mature audiences howling with holiday laughs.

I.c.u.  | Open: 10/18/13 Close: 10/20/13
Meet Brandon and Michael- a couple going through a very difficult time. 
But is their love always what it apperars to be? When two people play 
the relationship game to different ends it's not always clear who is 
using who. 
"Hope" one man, one show  | Open: 09/25/13 Close: 10/10/13
Jerry kicks off the New Year wih his one man show "Hope".

Based on Jerry Ford's life growing up in Detroit, MI, the play depicts both the struggles and blessings he experienced.  The audience watches Jerry as he faces life or death choices on the streets of Detroit, loses his brother, best friend, and his auntie; yet you also see how these horrifying events created a fire in his will to succeed through any darkness. 

"Hope" was written to reassure people that there is a light shining somewhere along every dark road.  We just have to persist until we find it to become successful.

Improv Nation Indie Improv Night  | Open: 08/27/13 Close: 08/27/13
 

Come see your favorite roving Improv Teams, and our house team Improv Nation, perform one after the other!! 

$5 ticket includes first drink free!

 

Tickets are available for purchase online at: http://www.egarage.tv/shows/view/improv-nation

 

From eGarage.tv:

From hosting Indie Improv Nights to cultivating insanity, Improv Nation brings short form to the next level. Improv Nation performs every other Tuesday at The Producer's Club on 44th and 9th in Manhattan. 

Featuring performers from UCB and The Pit training centers, and a troupe leader who is also a premiere member of 'Off the Top' at Gotham City Improv, this group is sure to make you laugh till you cry. Come enjoy this audience interactive performance and get your suggestions ready!

Led by Jordan Zolan, Improv Nation is:
Joe Asudol
Pam Eloise
Sarah Hartshorne
Matt Larsen
Blayne Levin
David McDaniel
Paulie Philip
Zak Sommerfield
Doug Voight

Improv Nation Indie Improv Night  | Open: 08/13/13 Close: 08/13/13
Come see your favorite roving Improv Teams, and our house team Improv Nation, perform one after the other!! 

$5 ticket includes first drink free!

 

 

Tickets are available for purchase online at: http://www.egarage.tv/shows/view/improv-nation

 

From eGarage.tv:

From hosting Indie Improv Nights to cultivating insanity, Improv Nation brings short form to the next level. Improv Nation performs every other Tuesday at The Producer's Club on 44th and 9th in Manhattan. 

Featuring performers from UCB and The Pit training centers, and a troupe leader who is also a premiere member of 'Off the Top' at Gotham City Improv, this group is sure to make you laugh till you cry. Come enjoy this audience interactive performance and get your suggestions ready!

Led by Jordan Zolan, Improv Nation is:
Joe Asudol
Pam Eloise
Sarah Hartshorne
Matt Larsen
Blayne Levin
David McDaniel
Paulie Philip
Zak Sommerfield
Doug Voight

Sass Domination  | Open: 08/05/13 Close: 08/12/13

Every Monday night at Producers Club Theatres! Sass N' Betties, NYC's Caberet / Neo-Burlesque Troupe is back with a brand new revue, "Sass Domination". Come dance with these lovely ladies as they sass things up on stage starting at 10PM EVERY Monday. If you're looking for a fun and exciting night out on the town, this is the event for you.

$10 suggested donation

Doors open at 9pm. Show Starts at 10pm.

See you there!

Improv Nation Indie Improv Night  | Open: 07/30/13 Close: 07/30/13
Come see your favorite roving Improv Teams, and our house team Improv Nation, perform one after the other!! 

July 30: Improv Nation and Wet Pajamas!!



$5 ticket includes first drink free!

 

Tickets are available for purchase online at: http://www.egarage.tv/shows/view/improv-nation

 

From eGarage.tv:

From hosting Indie Improv Nights to cultivating insanity, Improv Nation brings short form to the next level. Improv Nation performs every other Tuesday at The Producer's Club on 44th and 9th in Manhattan. 

Featuring performers from UCB and The Pit training centers, and a troupe leader who is also a premiere member of 'Off the Top' at Gotham City Improv, this group is sure to make you laugh till you cry. Come enjoy this audience interactive performance and get your suggestions ready!

Led by Jordan Zolan, Improv Nation is:
Joe Asudol
Pam Eloise
Sarah Hartshorne
Matt Larsen
Blayne Levin
David McDaniel
Paulie Philip
Zak Sommerfield
Doug Voight

Crew  | Open: 07/26/13 Close: 07/26/13
July 26th starting at 12pm at The Produccers Club 358 w 44th st There will be 6 free screenings of the festival award winning web series Crew. 12pm. 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm and 10pm.  Crew is a story about three young men errand boys for a ruthless NYC crime boss, decide errands aren't enough and try to start their own Crew.

Play Or Be Played  | Open: 05/22/13 Close: 06/14/13
“Play or Be Played” mirrors the life of a young Christian woman who travels from the Caribbean to the USA, to reunite with her fiance, in hope of a better life. Reality strikes when she discovers her ‘married’ fiance is living in squalor and that the stories she has been told about America being a land of “milk and honey” quickly fades.  Soon fear of abandonment, homelessness and deportation threatens her loyalty to her love, and she spirals into a life of frivolous sexual escapades.


About the Company: Graforsha Theater and Productions

Graforsha Theatre & Productions is a new company committed to producing Caribbean plays of emerging Artist. The company seeks to foster original work and to harness the talents of those who love and hunger for the opportunity to be molded in the arts; on or off stage.  We are  dedicated to entertain, educate an audience, by introducing Caribbean culture through plays, dance, music that highlight story telling, folklore, and team meeting. We aim to create quality theatre experience that confront human morality and our purpose in this universe. We are keen that  revamping  Caribbean Arts in a saturated American/ European market can be difficult, but we are dedicated to the task  to embrace our rich culture and to show case our history that is still hidden in the abstract.

	 
As You Like It  | Open: 05/24/13 Close: 05/31/13
Join the Mix Theatre Company for its inaugural production of Shakespeare's classic pastoral comedy, 'As You Like It,' which tells the story of a lovestruck Rosalind, who flees her dukedom when she is banished by her jealous uncle. Deep in the forest of Arden and disguised as a boy, she seeks to win the heart of the noble young Orlando (with the help of her cousin, a clown, and a few lovesick shepherds). Between the designs of her uncle and Orlando's wicked elder brother, the odds are against them - but with luck and no small amount of wit, they might just manage a happily ever after.

Come out to the Sonnet Theatre (http://www.producersclub.com/sonnet.html) and enjoy an evening of romance and revelry, misunderstandings and mistaken identities - and what's more, have the play performed in the style of your choice. Each night the audience will choose a classical or modern rendition of the play; but either way you won't be disappointed. 

May 24th-25th and 28th-31st: 8 pm
May 26th: 2 pm

For tickets ($5 discount for early reservations) and more information, visit www.TheMixTheatreCompany.com.

The cast: 
Rosalind: Maria Fitzpatrick
Celia: Melanie Rio
Orlando: Jorge Franco IV
Oliver: Louis Lavoie
Touchstone: Justin Mayer
Audrey: Natasha Nightingale
Jaques: Steven Godoy
Silvius/Adam: Liam Haynes
Phebe: Amy Black Ndiaye
Le Beau/William: James Lindsay
Duke Senior/Duke Frederick: Evan Brandon
Amiens/Martext: Matt Stannah
Charles/Corin: Chris Garner


About the Company: The Mix Theatre Company

 

Hi. We're The Mix. We're a theatre company. But, we're not like other companies, because this one is flat. Here's what that means:

In a flat company, innovators, thinkers, dreamers, schemers, and all kinds of talented people come together to work on projects. These projects are all modular, so they are not controlled by one entity, or confined to one location.

Say one of us wants to play Hamlet. We think that's super great, and we want to help them do that. So, they call everyone in The Mix who is nearest to them and see if there is an interest. Some of us will act, some will direct, some will promote, etc. We can do this because working in The Mix means that any one of us can do it all, and do it all well. If someone needs us as a poster designer, we are just as capable of doing that as if they had asked one of us to play Horatio.

Once we have as many people from The Mix as we can, we bring in people from outside the company to do whatever else we need them to. Now that the project is underway, it's the creator's to do with what they will. They are their own boss, and for the time being, the producer of this project. Whomever started it now makes sure it finishes with the same spirit it began.

Now say one of us has written a play and wants it performed immediately. Well, all they have to do is start the project, assemble their team, and make good art.

If they want to direct? They start the project, assemble their team, and make good art.

It's really that simple.

The Weight Of Water  | Open: 05/12/13 Close: 05/16/13
Nine days after Hurricane Katrina, two rescue workers wash up on the doorstep of a woman by the name of Pearl Haynes, wreaking more havoc than any force of nature can conjure. As these lives collide, all of the faith that she can muster and all of the Bible that Pearl can quote can no longer distance her from her haunted past.

The world premiere of Myra Slotnick’s new play, The Weight of Water, opened in Provincetown (the "Birthplace of the American Drama") at the Provincetown Theatre on October 6th, 2011 to much critical acclaim. In November of 2012, the entire original cast appeared in a staged reading of the play at The Abingdon Theatre in NY. The upcoming New York production features the original cast and creative team from The Provincetown Theater production.

The cast stars, New York based actors Geany Masai* (A Play About My Dad, Off-Broadway, 59E59) and Jamie Heinlein* (Penny Penniworth, Off-Broadway) as well as Cape Cod actors Andrew Clemons (Our Town, Cape Cod), Linda Daniels (Women of Motown), Jimi Little (The Jazz Funeral of Stella Brooks, Cape Cod) and Keith Amato (Blue Bloods, CBS).

The creative team includes, set design by Ellen Rousseau, lighting design by Mike Steers, costume design by Karen Billard, sound design by Jeffrey Billard and production stage manager Ashley Warren*.

The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window  | Open: 05/09/13 Close: 05/12/13
Taking place in Greenwich Village, New York in the early 60's, the play depicts Sidney, an intellectual writer and his struggling actress wife, Iris. Sidney's friends include Alton Scales, an African-American activist who falls in love with Iris's beautiful sister Gloria, a supposed international model, and Wally O'Hara, a local reform politician willing to do anything to curb the extensive drug use of his local Greenwich Village.

By the end, each character will question the nature of personal commitment to an idea and the self-inflicted void of contentment.


About the Company: John Doe Theater Company

To actualize earnest and open works that challenge ourselves and those we seek to affect with our art.

I Don't Know Why He Loves Me  | Open: 05/12/13 Close: 05/12/13
*Love, Lust, Tragedy, & Triumphant*

Three families experiencing love, lust, tragedy, and triumphant all while learning what love truly is. A saga filled presentation that will have you on your feet rooting for and sharing with the characters.

Cast: 

  • Kayla James – Nate Jones
  • James Harden – Jequan Jackson
  • William Paul James – Bill Johnson
  • Etta Marie James – Christie Lynn Devoe
  • Crystal Brown – Lisa Danielle
  • Shala Ali Brown – Amanda Chambers
  • Kenard Brown – Tracy Miles
  • Timothy Lucas Brown – Jonathan Evan Stern
  • Rita Ida – Theara Ward
  • Sandra Elaine Smalls – Jessica Blaise
  • Sarah Parker – Audrey Melancon
  • Joy Parker – Aundrea Melancon
  • Samuel Peter Moore – E Talley
  • Mary Moore – Marie Davis
  • Sheri Cunningham – Aiesha Dukes
  • Alfonzo Cunningham – Kelvin Cooper
  • Detective Michael White – Jacob Corbett
  • Detective Alfred Smith – Nacir Wyatt
  • Little D – Jeffery Allen Desalu
  • Terrell Moore – Phil Andre Oliver

Note: Theater is located between 8th & 9th

That's Funny. You Didn't Sound Black On The Phone.  | Open: 05/03/13 Close: 05/04/13
A 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival "Best Comedy" Nominee and 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival feature

A politically incorrect one-woman comedic cage match pitting race against class against religion. Tales of a non-conformist black girl in extreme rural Maryland who almost “gives up on black people”, takes The Official Preppy Handbook as her co-pilot, and flees to a Delaware boarding school with dreams of being nouveau riche and living Jesus-free in Connecticut. Dark, dark, comedy from a dark, dark comedian in about an hour.

“Jacquetta Szathmari explains that for many years she had “given up on being black,” not out of any internalized racism but because she had always disapproved of the narrow definition of behavior imposed on her by the outside community. In her cracklingly smart, funny, philosophical and often politically incorrect monologue, Szathmari describes growing up in an isolated, hardscrabble rural Maryland community, where she always dreamed of finding class and culture—it’s not that she didn’t want to be black, she wanted to be upper class and live the life exemplified by a copy of The Official Preppy Handbook she purchased at a library bookstore. Thoughtful, introspective and sweetly intimate, Szathmari’s solo show offers a great deal to ponder, as it presents a genuine, unapologetic nonconformist on her own journey of self-discovery. " Reviewed by Paul Birchall, L.A. Weekly


About the Company: Big Guns Big Tobacco
Big Guns Big Tobacco is a full service comedy manufacturer providing stand up, hosting, screenplays, online content, podcasts, humour consultation, feminism, libertarianism, and sarcasm since 2002.


 

Sugah's Shack  | Open: 04/20/13 Close: 04/27/13
Sugah’s Shack is a blues and spiritual musical journey that explores addiction and recovery.  It’s 1942 and the world is at war.  In a small southern town, patrons gather inside their favorite juke joint to relax and get away from the stressthat everyday living brings.  Unbeknownst to them this will be the night that forces each of them to look at their reality in ways they have not foreseen and it will take two of them on the darkest journey they have ever encountered because SOMETIMES THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OCCURS WHEN WE LEAST EXPECT IT.

Cast includes Robert L. Starks, Atieno Ayo Hawkins, Jacqueline Dowd, Cara Knowles, Mysteena Akilah Saunders, Glen Murphy, Heather DeLeon and Anthony Harper.

Circle  | Open: 04/14/13 Close: 04/16/13
CIRCLE
Written & Directed by Suzanne Bachner 
Starring Christel Bartelse & Bob Brader

Sex. Power. Intimacy. Desire.  3-Time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Christel Bartelse (Oneymoon) and 5-Time Best in Fest Winner Bob Brader (Spitting In The Face Of The Devil) play 8 characters - gay, straight and bi - linked in a hilarious daisy-chain of sexual encounters from New York to LA and back in Suzanne Bachner's award-winning “white hot, screamingly funny!” comedy.

John Montgomery Theatre Company & Dutch Girl Productions present
NYC Previews /Kick Off of Summer Tour

Mature Audiences Only! 
Sunday April 14 @ 7pm
Monday April 15 @ 7pm
Tuesday April 16 @ 7pm
Run Time: 60 minutes

“White Hot, Screamingly Funny!”
-Greenwich Village Gazette

"Ingenious...Delicious!
- The New York Times

"Laugh Out Loud Funny!"
-OOBR
 
"Impressive...Funny...Emotionally Charged!"
-BACK STAGE

"Deft Theatrical Storytelling!"
-New York Post

"Equally Seductive and Comic!"
-NEXT
 
lighting design/rehearsal stage manager NYC • Katie Chai | graphic design • Michael Koch | photography • Adam Brick | rehearsal stage manager TO • Samuel Sherman | video production • Shar Adrias


The Importance Of Being Earnest  | Open: 04/03/13 Close: 04/06/13
 One of the most popular and bloved comedies of all time, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a play that wittily revolves around a case of manufactured mistaken identity. 

The Cast

John Worthing~Griffin Hennelly

Algernon Moncrieff~Matthew Braunsdorf

Gwendolyn Fairfax~Katelin Dickson

Cecily Cardew~Shanna Sartori

Lady Bracknell~Brittany Bell Spencer

Miss Prism~Lillith Fallon

Dr. Chasuble~Bridget Araujo

Lane/Merriman~Adam Leong

My Life In The Sunshine  | Open: 04/04/13 Close: 04/04/13
Together for the first time...Poets/Authors/Writers Mark Christopher Johnson (Age of Aquarius), Dennis Anthony Wilson (My Void My Voice) and Mose Xavier Hardin, come together in an Off Broadway Production to celebrate the latest book release from Mose X. Hardin (MYLIFEINTHESUNSHINE). Thursday, April 4, 2013 6:00pm at the Producer's Club, NYC. The show features the poetic stylings of these three multi-talented, passionate and thought provoking artists, performing works from their books. Special Guest Vocal Artists, Open Mic, Music, Food, Drinks, Entertainment, Books, Merchandise and Gifts will all be a part of the show!!! Tickets are $10. Seating is limited for the hottest show in town!!!

Faith Book  | Open: 03/24/13 Close: 03/24/13
Musical Theater Showcase.

I'd like to describe the person who struggles to be happy. It is my common theme in my works. The person who makes their efforts to achieve his/her goal often looks comical, self-destructive or ridiculous.
I'd be happy if you would enjoy the show as if you looked into SNS in others. It's not a serious show. All of the music numbers are famous and most of them are from Broadway musical. Please feel free to enjoy it as a showcase, comedy or concert. And we welcome you join us and dance together.
I'm very happy that I can hold the show with wonderful performers at the corner of Broadway at the end of my one year New York life.    Shiro
 
 CAST  
MIO NAKANISHI
AYAKO IBARAKI
YOSHIE SAKAGUCHI
TSUYOSHI YAMAMOTO
SHIRO NISHIHIRA
 
LIGHTNING and SOUND           PABLO ITO
COSTUME and HAIR DESIGN  CHIHARU YAMAGUCHI
 
reservation : faithbook0324gmail.com  or call : 347-624-2252
Three Women, Three Men  | Open: 03/01/13 Close: 03/01/13
The Battle of the Sexes. Three Women Three Men is about relationships that deal with the ups and downs that couples may experience while trying to communicate. stick together, and make it work. They decide to settle whatever differences they have in court.

Live Long Night  | Open: 01/18/13 Close: 01/19/13
Not An Original Theater Company
presents
LIVE LONG NIGHT
three shakespeare classics - one deconstructed performance art piece

Friday, January 18th
8:00pm Show
10:00pm Show

Saturday January 19th
8:00pm Show
10:00pm Show

The Producers Club
Crown Theater
358 West 44th Street (9th Ave)
New York, NY 10036

General Admission: $10 (cash only, at the door)
For reservations call 518-879-1959
or email NotAnOriginalTheaterCompany@gmail.com

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Savanna Bodnar
Alexis DePersia-Norelli
Taylor Donofrio
Sabrina Doolittle
Rachele Facchini Ivers
Laura Pellegrini
Stephanie Quinn-Ofshinsky
Peter Turo

art by vinny deponto

A Christmas Without Him... The Stage Play!!  | Open: 12/27/12 Close: 12/29/12
 A mother tries to bring her family together for a Christmas dinner. While on that journey, she deals with her up-scale, high class daughter Reneeka. She gets her daily gossip from her nosy, next door neighbor Roberta. Her son Franklin and Roberta's son Jessie tries to be the next big thing in the R&B industry.Her husband Mitch continues to be the lovable husband that he is but he's hiding something from her. With all of this going on, the most important thing to her is to see her son Darius come home from the war for Christmas. Will God answer her prayer and let Darius come home, or will she have to spend another Christmas Without Him???

Winter Tales  | Open: 12/17/12 Close: 12/17/12
Nine actors of the Joylight Theatre Collective come together for a colorful and intriguing assemblage of original solo pieces that explore the multi-faceted subject of Being. The show encompasses a wide range of affect, from outrageous humor to poignant reflection and everything in between. You will laugh, cry, be amazed, disturbed, entertained and most of all, deeply moved by the humanity that weaves together this beautiful December tapestry. During the frenzy of the holiday season Winter Tales is an oasis of heartfelt expression with just a hint of tinsel and whiff of pine. Produced by Karen Marie Marmer and Elizabeth Browning.

A list of the actors and their respective acts are below:

Debby Caruso 'Rap vs. Wrap'
Janine Squllari 'New Year's Resolution'
Dorothy Frey 'Becoming Lola'
Carolyn Kitay 'Kitay's Rant'
Sarah Kiefer 'The Roundtable'
Kim Chinh 'Phantom Ride'
Randi Lupo 'A Surprise Awakening'
Natalie Smith 'The Princess Who Could See'
Karen Marie Marmer 'But Will There Be Music'


Arts.Theatre

Pencil Productions Presents  | Open: 12/13/12 Close: 12/16/12
Pencil Productions is a new collaborative organization designed to serve as a springboard for young thespians of all ilks. Especially at its genesis our group will focus on creating entirely new works with an emphasis on writing and editing. We want to explore various methodologies and choices in acting, directing, and design as well as in the development of scripts.

The pieces we put on are clearly works in progress: short plays and staged readings that could be the beginnings of a longer works, films, or full length plays. Our workplace will be as much a laboratory as a theatre, a setting for us to try out new ideas, new styles, new forms.

Ultimately, Pencil Productions exists to help counteract an American theatre scene that is suffocating in the hands of artists and producers who are unwilling to risk failure. We hold that feigned security is an anathema to art. Particularly to live theatre. We hold that risk is a necessary element of successful theater, the means through which we can discover the rare and the truly beautiful. Pencil Productions is our risk.


The Plays will be:


Crumpet's Last Go Round written by Lauren Friedlander directed by Andrew Valentine

Rubberneck written by Mieko Gavia directed by Philip Waller

Kisses from Fujiwhara written and directed by Moze Halperin

The Closing Shift written by Mary Heatwole directed by Ben Ferber

Seed written by Daniel Kessler directed by Hannah Finn

Prayers written by Shauna Siggelkow directed by Philip Waller


Arts.Performance

Pencil Productions Presents: Peak Bone  | Open: 12/16/12 Close: 12/16/12
Peak Bone

Written by Lauren Friedlander and Moze Halperin.
Directed by Moze Halperin

Karp, Luce, and Sandy are trying to vanish. With the aid of a stringent weight loss program instituted by Chuck, the founder of Peak Bone Enterprises, these twentysomethings are striving to become smaller and smaller until they can finally fit back in to the overpopulated Manhattan. To pass the time in their minuscule apartment, they pursue fruitless internships for Peak Bone and anxiously await Chuck's arrival.

Narrator: Anna Chazelle
Luce: Samantha Steinmetz
Sandy: Lauren Murphy
Karp: Donnie Sheldon
Chuck: Paul Battiato


Arts.Performance

If I Can't Have You Then Nobody Can  | Open: 12/15/12 Close: 12/15/12
 

Ty Lowman gives us a parable with a punch in his new play

IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU THEN NOBODY CAN

Dorian Phillips has a secret … and it just knocked at his door.

 

Special Benefit Showings:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

The Sonnet Theater at

The Producers Club

358 West 44th Street in New York

 

$25 in advance / $30 at the door

Call 347-492-0534 for further information and reservations.

Tickets on sale at www.tylowman.com

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

This is Mr. Lowman’s first production in Manhattan.

 

New York – Tyrone Lowman – a veteran of regional theater – bursts on the New York scene as a leading African-American playwright with his new play, If I Can’t Have You Then Nobody Can.

Dorian Phillips thought he put his questionable past behind him and started a new life. Today he’s a good man – loved by his family and respected by his community. Until his secret of years before comes knocking at his door. The secret in question is a woman who wants what is rightfully hers – Dorian! And she will get him back any way she can. Leaving Dorian’s new life in shambles if necessary.

Ty Lowman has become a respected author by taking pages from the bible and writing them in a harsh, modern voice. The acclaim this latest play garnered out-of-town has prompted a New York limited run.  “Our productions send a message of encouragement,” says Lowman, regardless of their tough subjects and situations.

The Ty Lowman canon includes What Kind Of Love Is This? about infidelity; Lord, Make Me Over,focusing on one man’s drug-fueled inner turmoil; and He's Still a Man, about a pastor and his own sins of the flesh. 

The New York cast includes members of the original production and some new faces: Ron Denson,Alyssa Baines, Casandra King, Eugene Daniels, Taeshia Francis, and Victor Landol as Dorian Phillips 

Special Benefit Showings on Saturday, December 15, 2012

3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at The Sonnet Theater at The Producers Club

358 West 44th Street in New York


$25 in advance / $30 at the door

347-492-0534 / wrightgroupny@gmail.com.


About the Company: TyLow Productions

 

About Ty Low Productions

Based in New Jersey, TyLow Productions' mission since 2005 is to put a modern spin on the inspirational parables of the Bible. This year, the company moves to the world of off-off Broadway, spreading The Word to NYC. The company was founded by writer and producer, Tyrone Lowman, to bring entertaining and enlightening gospel-based plays and the hope they bring to theater-going audiences. The production company also supports numerous community outreach initiatives. The company's canon of works include

  • What Kind Of Love Is This? about infidelity; 
  • Lord, Make Me Over,focusing on one man’s drug-fueled inner turmoil;
  • He's Still a Man, about a pastor and his own sins of the flesh. 
The Importance Of Being Earnest  | Open: 12/08/12 Close: 12/15/12
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 

By Oscar Wilde

Directed By Casey Cleverly

Produced by Tony White

Lighting Design by Daisy Long

The Producer’s Club

358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Dec 8, 9, 13, 14, 16 at 8:00 PM
Dec 15 at 3:00 PM
Tickets: $18
For reservations, email:
tonywhitebsd@yahoo.com

Upper East Side man–about-town, John Worthing, pursues the worldly “it girl” Gwendolen, while trust-fund-kid, Algernon, has his eye on John’s ward, the bubbly Cecily. But first, John must prove to Gwen’s mother, Lady Bracknell, that he is New York royalty and not merely the progeny of his handbag. When both men galavant to the Hamptons under disguise, their ladies see through the scheme. But who, exactly, is Ernest? The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Featuring:

Alexandra Barnes, Michael Callahan, Mike Durell, Mary Jane Gocher, Katie Lawson, Sam Lopresti, David Nash, Anna Savant, Joseph Stillman 

 

  
The Business of America

Three Comedies by Chuck Orsland

 

Climbing the corporate ladder while conforming to current standards of office behavior poses a challenge in these three plays

 

Evacuation Drill, directed by Lawrence Frank with Christina Calph, Faith Aeryn, James Kivlen and Ted Oyama

Blue Chip, directed by Gary Filsinger with Collin Biddle, Whitney Harris, Alex Viola*, and Paul Wilcox

Turning the Page, directed by Lawrence Frank with Christopher Chan, Michael Durell, Alexandra Hellquist, Jeanette Lutz, Justin Osterthaler and Patricia Perales

* Appears curtesy of Actors Equity Association 

 

The Producers’ Club

358 West 44th St. (near 9th Avenue, please note 1 flight up, no elevator)

New York, New York  10036

 

Thurs., December 6, 2012 at 8 p.m. & Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. & Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m.

 

Tickets: $18 at the Door

For reservations, thebusinessplays@yahoo.com or (646) 842-2279

 

 

 

Pencil Productions Presents: Stranger Odds  | Open: 12/11/12 Close: 12/11/12
Stranger Odds
Written by Rachel Graf Evans
Directed by Billy Ferrer


In a world where we avoid eye contact, text people in the next room over, and commute to work with only our earphones for company how is it that people meetmuch less fall in loveanymore? In a city of visitors, tourists, commuters, returners, and dreamers the idea of trying to find someone in the midst of the mania can be paralyzing. Stranger Odds tells the story of a group of young hopefuls trying to find their ways through life and love with friendship, first dates, and midnight milkshakes, as their paths intertwine as they only can in New York City.

Maggie- Ellie Philips
Jesse - Josh Silver
Stevie - Shauna Siggelkow
Frankie - Cameron McIntosh
Tanya - Liz So


Arts.Theatre

Bodas De Sangre (bloods Wedding)  | Open: 12/05/12 Close: 12/09/12

Blood Wedding (Bodas De Sangre) is a tragedy inspired by a true story of a young bride in  Early 20th century Andaluzia who escapes an arranged marriage to be with her lover, leading to Betrayal, Violence, & Tragedy . The show is performed in Spanish with English Tittle.

La reconocida compañía de teatro, E3OUTLAWS PRODUCTIONS & CO., INC., trae a los escenarios neoyorquinos, el clásico de Lorca, Bodas De Sangre, una obra de pasión y amor, que nunca pasa de tiempo.

Enmanuel García Villavicencio, galardonado Director de Teatro dominicano, nos trae esta propuesta teatral porque es un fiel amante del Teatro Clásico y de las tragedias de amor, por lo que le apasiona el gran dramaturgo español, Federico García Lorca, quien decía: “El teatro es la poesía que se levanta del libro y se hace humana, y al hacerlo, habla y grita, llora y se desespera”. Por esta razón, en su nombre y para honrar su memoria, vimos en el mismo festival el año pasado, 2011, la representación de la obra “La Casa De Bernarda Alba” y este año nos presenta el drama “Bodas De Sangre”.

La verdadera historia de esta obra maestra comienza cuando, en la mañana del 25 de julio de 1928, Federico García Lorca, leyó en un periódico local la nota periodística sobre el trágico final de una boda, donde la novia fue raptada y más tarde, su raptor fue muerto. A partir de esta noticia Lorca “forja” la nueva historia, ubicando el suceso en una comunidad gitana que vivía en una de las comarcas del área.

 La ficha técnica del programa de Bodas De Sangre incluye los siguientes actores internacionales: La Madre: Anny Gómez (República Dominicana); El Novio: Mauricio Pita (Venezuela); La Novia: Carmen Cabrera (España); Leonardo: Eduardo Ramos (USA/ Cuba); El Padre: Eduardo Leanez (Venezuela), La Vecina: Yvette Quintero (República Dominicana.) y Martha Álzate (Colombia). La Suegra: Adela María Bolet (Cubana/Española); La Mujer de Leonardo: Johanna Ramírez (República Dominicana); La Nana: Clairet Villamizar (Venezuela); La Luna: Paul Montoya (Colombia), La Muerte/Mendiga: Ricardo J Salazar (Nicaragua); Leñador 1: Ricardo San Miguel (Puerto Rico); Leñador 2: Oscar Zamora (Ecuador); Muchacha 1: Alexandra Manzano (República Dominicana / España); Muchacha 2: Caridad del Valle (Puerto Rico) Mozo: Alejandro Perenguez (Colombia) y como La Niña: Malaika Villamizar (USA/África/Venezuela).

 También cuenta con Liliana Barrera, como Asistente de Dirección y en el diseño de luces y sonido; todos bajo la batuta y estilo único del director Enmanuel García Villavicencio, Fundador y Director Artístico de la Compañía E3OUTLAWS PRODUCTIONS Co., Inc.

 Después de la participación en el Festival, la compañía y su Productora Ejecutiva, Anny Gómez, junto a las compañías asociadas United Productions y Bajo El Cielo De América, presentarán la obra “Bodas de Sangre”, los días miércoles 5, jueves 6, viernes 7 y el sábado 8, a las 8:00PM y el domingo 9 de diciembre, a las 6:30 PM, en el escenario de The Grand Theatre localizado en el PRODUCERS CLUB, ubicado en el 358 West de la calle 44th, en New York, NY 10036. Para Comprar tickets en linea pueden entrar a la pagina:  WWW.http://ticketderby.com/event/bodas-de-sangre-id-9363. Para más información, llamar al 646. 938.6886.


About the Company: E3OUTLAWS PRODUCTIONS Co., INC.

 

E3OUTLAWS is an established organization for Spanish speaking people, of the Latin American Community in New York City And surrounding communities to participate in theatre and drama in a safe environment. Promoting, fostering and increasing camaraderie and socializing among the community and among its member. By encouraging its members participation and involvement in theatre and drama; We teach our members techniques in theatre and drama and their applications in actual performances 

A 54th Ward Christmas  | Open: 12/07/12 Close: 12/09/12

Recently deposed Chicago alderman, Ed Tomczak (Justin Peters), laments his election loss while entertaining a group of quirky constituents during his annual Christmas party. Buttressed by his supporters, and inspired by the holiday spirit, Ed learns no amount of scandal or bad publicity can keep a good alderman down. (Total Runtime: 1 hour).

Featuring: Jon Bander, Kelly Buttermore, Federico Garduno, Joe Miles, Dave Warth...and more!

Special Guests: Negin Farsad, Beth McGregor, Adam Wade and David Martin.

Almost Maine  | Open: 12/04/12 Close: 12/06/12
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.


About the Company: John Doe Theater Company

To actualize earnest and open works that challenge ourselves and those we seek to affect with our art.

The Lane  | Open: 11/30/12 Close: 12/01/12
"The Lane" follows a group of suburban residents on a quiet street called Fairview Lane. 

Travis, Rachel and Anna have been friends for nearly ten years, living on their suburban street called Fairview Lane. These three friends share everything, or so it seems. Behind closed doors, their lives are anything but perfect as they navigate through various issues such as culinary warfare, steamy affairs & child support battles. Throw in a mysterious dead body and these lives become even more complicated as they each try to figure out just what this body means and how it can alter their futures. Filled with hilarious moments, tear jerking break ups & an edge of your seat mystery, follow these residents as they learn that living in suburbia isn't heaven at all.

Welcome to Hell! 

Arts.Theatre

Crossing Verrazano  | Open: 11/30/12 Close: 12/01/12
CROSSING VERRAZANO written & directed by Anthony Fusco is a play based on a true story that took place in Greenwich Village, October 2010. Bryan, Casey & Trevor, three young men from LA plan a visit to New York to celebrate Caseys 25th birthday. Their first stop was the legendary Stonewall Bar on Christopher St. They encounter some new friends Bruno & Mario on the dance floor, that turned their dream into a night to remember. The play received a best director nomination at the Strawberry One Act festival summer 2011.

BUY EARLY, TICKETS WILL SELL OUT FAST!

Featuring: Michael Greehan, Mary Sprague, Loring Griggs, Ron Tsur, Peter Evangelista, Sean Hefferon, Miles Folley, Vincenzo Fiorito, Kevin Necciai

NOTE: THEATRE IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE


About the Company: AFCollection

Anthony Fusco (Playwright, Director, Actor) started the AFCollection about 6 years ago, with a full length production of Brief Confessions, which ran at the Duplex Cabaret, and the Wings theatre in greenwich village. His focus is to write one act comedy and drama plays that gear towards gay themes. His first one act drama, Rush Hour Madness, made it to the finals at the Strawberry One Act festival last winter 2010. His credits include: Brief Confessions, Big Naked Feet, Rush Hour Madness, Straight Men Are Bitches Too, The Handbag Click-Clack Girls, and his newest one act drama titled Crossing Verrazano to be presented this summer.

Crossing Verrazano  | Open: 11/01/12 Close: 11/08/12
Crossing Verrazano, a drama, written & directed by Anthony Fusco is a play based on a true story that took place in Greenwich Village, October 2010. Bryan, Casey & Trevor, three young men from LA plan a visit to New York to celebrate Caseys 25th birthday. Their first stop was the legendary Stonewall Bar on Christopher St. They encounter some new friends Bruno & Mario on the dance floor, that turned their dream into a night to remember. The play received a best director nomination at the Strawberry One Act festival summer 2011, and was selected to perform in the encore series at the Strawberry One Act festival winter of 2012.


Featuring: Michael Greehan, Mary Sprague, Loring Griggs, Ron Tsur, Peter Evangelista, Sean Hefferon, Miles Folley, Phillip Burke, Vincenzo Fiorito, Adin Lenahan, Kevin Necciai

Lighting Design: Bethany Briggs
 


About the Company: Triangle Rainbow Theatre

Anthony Fusco playwright/director of the Triangle Rainbow Theatre Company presents Crossing Verrazano as his first full length drama based on a true story that took place at the legendary Stonewall bar in Greenwich Village back in 2010. The play began in 2011 as a 25 minute one act drama for the Strawberry One Act festival, and was nominated for best director and was a semi finalist. The play was chosen to perform as part of the Encore series in the winter of 2012 at the Strawberry One Act festival, which has been fully developed into a 70 minute production, adding three new characters to the story. I feel this subject matter has a strong message to deliver to the audiences that come to see it.

   D'AGOSTINO - a bizarre tale of self discovery, Allan Dawson discovers a human clone within his recently inherited property. What follows is an attempt to mold his new best friend to dire consequences. (Greece/USA/UK, 117') 

THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE - Two brothers on different life paths, a gay waiter with a crush on an eligible bachelor and a drug addict in a twisted dependent relationships with his girlfriend, reunite to mourn the death of their mother.  (87', USA)  
 
  for more info, press photos go to www.hollywoodindepedents.com 
 
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!!
Down By The Hudson: A Love Story For The Soul  | Open: 11/03/12 Close: 11/03/12
This is a love story about a man named "Shaquan" and a woman named "Belinda," who met at the right time, but in the wrong place.  Before they met, it was almost impossible for them to ever be in another trusted and loving relationship with anyone, due to their unpleasant previous relationships.  After dating for a few years, "Shaquan" and "Belinda" fell in love and knew they were "equally yoked" to be together.  They took a walk along the New York Hudson on a cool summer evening, which was the night they decided to become one under the "Ordinance of God."  It was a match made from the heavens above.     

In a modern version of Adam's seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art. After a chance meeting at a museum, Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy and principled Adam to go to extraordinary lengths, including cosmetic surgery, and a betrayal of his best friend, to improve his appearance and character. In the process, Evelyn's subtle and insistent coaching results in a reconstruction of Adam's fundamental moral character. The Shape of Things challenges society's most deeply entrenched ideas about art, manipulation, and love.


Arts.Performance

The Shape Of Things  | Open: 10/26/12 Close: 11/03/12
In a modern version of Adam's seduction by Eve, The Shape of Things pits gentle, awkward, overweight Adam against experienced, analytical, amoral Evelyn, a graduate student in art. After a chance meeting at a museum, Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy and principled Adam to go to extraordinary lengths, including cosmetic surgery, and a betrayal of his best friend, to improve his appearance and character. In the process, Evelyn's subtle and insistent coaching results in a reconstruction of Adam's fundamental moral character. Only in a final and shocking exhibition does Evelyn reveal the nature of her interest in Adam, of her detached artist's perspective and sense of authority--to her, Adam is no more than "flesh.... one of the most perfect materials on earth. Natural, beautiful, and malleable." Labute's latest work is an intense and disturbing study not only of the uses of power within human relationships, but also of the ethics involved in the relationship of art and life. To what extent is an artist licensed to shape and change her medium or to alter the work of another artist? What is acceptable artistic material? At what point does creation become manipulation, and at what point does creation destroy? Or, is the new Adam, handsome and confident if heart broken, an admirable result of the most challenging artistic endeavor? The Shape of Things challenges society's most deeply entrenched ideas about art, manipulation, and love.


Performance Art"

Acts/Attractions.Performance Art

Mind Sweep  | Open: 11/02/12 Close: 11/03/12
A dramatic look into the life of a woman named Lola who is held back by love and a mental disease. Through Lola we see how a personality disorder that goes uncured and unnoticed can create serious issues and problems in an individuals life as well as the many faces of love in relationships, life, and in the heart of a woman. Mind Sweep will challenge the conceived notion of a woman in love, replacing it with this drastic model of how the heart can be ones worst enemy.

Juan And Emmett  | Open: 10/13/12 Close: 10/27/12
 

“Juan and Emmett” is a play written and directed by Alan Baxter which opens the doors to a very intense and suspenseful relationship between two men from different worlds. Juan Ortega is a male stripper and hustler who works in a small gay bar in the upper East-side of Manhattan. Juan is straight, lives in a Bronx ghetto, and is involved with his girlfriend Anise. Emmett is a very upper middle-class, overworked upscale corporate lawyer, but a responsible husband/father. He lives in a very luxurious apartment building, but is left alone a lot of the time by a traveling wife (professional writer) and a playboy son in his senior year at Yale.  Emmett’s loneliness causes him to seek out a sexual companion at the bar where Juan performs. One paid night of sexual engagement, brings Juan and Emmett two men from totally different ethnic and totally different cultural backgrounds to a point which strips them of their everyday clothes, and allows them to share their true feelings and repressed aspirations that they can’t expose in their day-to-day existence. A very suspenseful dramatic ending, forces both men to acknowledge certain suppressed emotions that neither thought they had within them.

The cast includes actors Ricardo Manigat, Charles Baran, Raf Liriano, Trevor Crane, Julia Genoveva, Armando Ramirez, Joanna Bokovitz, and Wilmer Fernandez. Videography and Lights will be presented by Franklin Gonzalez. Set by Ricky Mangra and Emily Stedman, and original music by Robby Allan. Exquisite images of the male form, will be contributed and featured in the play by well-known German photographer, Hans Fahrmeyer.

“Juan and Emmett” presented by La Muse Venale producer M. Stefan Strozier and writer, producer, director Alan Baxter is scheduled to open Saturday, October 13, at 7:00 pm at the Producers Club, 358 West 44 Street in Manhattan. Currently “Juan and Emmett” is scheduled to play every Saturday in October. Tickets can be purchased at the door of the Producers Club or by visiting www.lamusevenale.org and clicking on “ La Muse Venale Acting Troupe Calendar." Tickets can also be reserved by calling (212) 741-1441.

Life As A Pomegranate-a One Woman Comedy  | Open: 10/06/12 Close: 10/27/12
“Life as a Pomegranate” is making its New York debut, after making headlines in Canada! Dawna J. Wightman is bringing her one woman comedy; written and performed by Wightman and directed by Ginette Mohr to New York City. It is the story that so many of us know; have a dream, wake up married, in a small town to pay mortgage, dream will not die, rise up. Rozyee (Rosy) Fudge is an actor who sets out to achieve her biggest goal only to find herself marooned in a rural town. Between the locals, her parents, husband, children and S.O.B (sticky outy bit, inner critic), Rozyee comes close to losing everything including her sanity.

Wightman plays ten characters, including fornicating puppets. From chain smoking Ma to evil town socialite Sutton Waverly - Jones, to Slow Mau, the lovable stoner who tries to help by hiring Rozyee to be a drug dealer, Wightman takes us along on a bright yet tragic journey perfectly suited to today’s sagging economy. “Life as a Pomegranate” is: messy, juicy, seedy, and bittersweet. Presented by La Muse Venale producer M. Stefan Strozier “Life as a Pomegranate” is scheduled to open on Saturday, October 6, at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Producers Club, 358 West 44 Street in Manhattan. Currently “Life as a Pomegranate” is scheduled to play every Saturday in October. Tickets can be purchased at the door of the Producers Club or by visiting www.lamusevenale.org  and clicking on “ La Muse Venale Acting Troupe Calendar”. Tickets can also be reserved by calling (212) 741-1441.

Ahoy, Abel Brown!  | Open: 10/25/12 Close: 10/27/12
Raul Curry has been the captain of the Rubicon, a small fishing ship that docks in Calumet Harbor off Lake Michigan, for 15 years.  When a fish, foreign to the waters, starts eating all the game in the lake, Raul and his crew take it upon themselves to make sure no more of the invasive fish get into their territory.  What could have been a simple mission ends in murder as years of mistrust and repressed anger unravel on one fateful night that will forever change not only the fishermen's lives, but also the lives of the families they leave behind.

Starring...

Raul Curry - Randall Marquez

Howell - Tony Sallemi

Jonathan "Boo" Demes - Alexander McCarty

Nick "Ace" Demes - Morgan Lever

Bill Westbrook - Benjamin John Burbidge

Mary Curry - Deirdre Lorenz

Erica Demes - Katherine Leigh

Erin Demes - Liz Regan

Mike Lockerby - Cody Boccia

 

Assistant Producer - Liz Regan

Stage Manager - Varun Gumaste 

Set Designer - Jeff Lee

Costumer Designer - Dean Amato

Sound Designer - John Lavigne 


About the Company: Distilled Theatre

Distilled Theatre Company(DTC)was founded in January of 2012 by Lisha Brown and Liz Regan. DTC strives to produce high quality and innovative theater that breathes life into original works. While staying true to the vision of the playwright, our work focuses on new plays that are accessible to all theater goers and generate thought-provoking dialogue.

Ahoy, Abel Brown!  | Open: 10/25/12 Close: 10/27/12
Distilled Theatre Company is thrilled to present our inaugural show: Ahoy, Abel Brown! by Tyler Grimes.

Play Synopsis:
Raul Curry has been the captain of the Rubicon, a small fishing ship that docks in Calumet Harbor off Lake Michigan, for 15 years. When a fish, foreign to the waters, starts eating all the game in the lake, Raul and his crew take it upon themselves to make sure no more of the invasive fish get into their territory. What could have been a simple mission ends in murder as years of mistrust and repressed anger unravel on one fateful night that will forever change not only the fishermen's lives, but also the lives of the families they leave behind.

About DTC:
Distilled Theatre Company(DTC)was founded in January of 2012 by Lisha Brown and Liz Regan. DTC strives to produce high quality and innovative theater that breathes life into original works. While staying true to the vision of the playwright, our work focuses on new plays that are accessible to all theater goers and generate thought-provoking dialogue.


Arts.Theatre

Naked Theater  | Open: 10/18/12 Close: 10/19/12
Original Binding Productions Presents:

NAKED THEATER

A night of stripped down scenes. We take five plays by five different writers, all tied together by the theme of being emotionally exposed.

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Featuring new original work by

Rich Espey - Tariq Hamami - Jeremiah Murphy - Harrison Rivers - David Stallings

Directed by

Tom Evans - Claire Nasuti - Tom Slot - Victoria Grazioli
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Thursday October 18th and Friday October 19th

8 PM at The Crown Theater at The Producers Club Theatre

358W 44th St, NY 10036

MORNING AFTER By Jeremiah Murphy
Directed by Tom Evans, Assistant Director Meredith Rich

Brian has a lot of questions when he wakes up gagged and blindfolded in a stone room with no memory of the night before. But rather then filling in the blanks, Pete and company instead force him to make a life changing decision on the spot.

Featuring: Sheira Feuerstein, Matthew Friedman, Charles, Hinshaw, and Matthew Dean Wood

BUT NOT FOR LOVE by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Victoria Grazioli

Three friends try to survive a wedding reception and the memories of their past. As the night drags on, they reveal more abut themselves than they ever intended.

Featuring: Jeremiah Jurkiewicz, Olivia Luna, and Tom Slot

THE BABY MONITOR by David Stallings
Directed by Claire Nasuti

New parents, Damon and Phillip, are forced to confront the prejudice of a family member after she has social services investigate a trumped-up charge.

Featuring: Matthew Friedman, Stephanie Haring, and Matthew Dean Wood

STORAGE By Tariq Hamami
Directed by Tom Slot

Denis visits a sperm bank to get his sperm frozen before starting treatment for cancer. Things get complicated when Pat comes to make his own donation and is placed in the same room.

Featuring: Danielle Guidi, Kelsey Schelling, Tatyana Kalko, and R. Alex Murray

PASSWORDS, PLEASE By Rich Espey
Directed by Tom Slot

A single mother is forced to turn over her passwords to be considered for a new job and a new life. But when they ask her to erase a memory as well, Francesca has to decide how far she's willing to go in this eye-opening look into our possible future.

Featuring: Paul Caron, Danielle Guidi, Tatyana Kalko, and R. Alex Murray


Arts.Theatre

Bo A One Woman Show Starring Willieann Gissendanner  | Open: 10/03/12 Close: 10/07/12
Bo is a One Woman Play Bootleg booze, betting and turning tricks enable Bo, a tart-tongued black woman at the center of this play, to keep herself and four children going through the Depressions and both overt and tacit discrimination.


Arts.Performance

Cuba: Punto X  | Open: 09/20/12 Close: 09/30/12
Esta produccion es presentada completamente en Español. / This production is performed entirely in Spanish.


Drama"

Theater.Drama

Cuba: Punto X  | Open: 09/20/12 Close: 09/30/12
 

The play takes place in 2020.  And the dictatorship of the Castro brothers is over.  According to expert analysts, through the years the military communist regime in Cuba, created several secret spots that were extracted from the geography of the Cuban archipelago.  One such site is the point X, somewhere in the Sierra Maestra Mountains.  At that point X, is in hiding, the former commander Eulalio and his assistant and lover, Yari. Both have spent several years in hiding, waiting to be rescued and smuggled out of the island.  Commander Eulalio was notable for its abuses and violation of human rights of many citizens.  Dozens of researchers supported by the International Commission for Human Rights, relentlessly pursue the fugitives, who are former members of the military apparatus, which distinguished themselves by their abuses and violations.  CUBA: POINT X, through its three characters, "Commander Eulalio", semi kidnapped girlfriend, "Yari", and the researcher, "Adrian", poses in fiction, a look of a future hypothetical situation in Cuba.  (Presented in Spanish with English subtitles)

Heaven Help Me  | Open: 09/19/12 Close: 09/30/12
The three Holloway brothers have a real problem. Their string of casual restaurants is failing, black sheep brother Rollie owes money to every bookie in town, and they need to sell the family beach house to recapitalize the business. The only problem is that their deceased fourth brother Fred is haunting the place and won’t vacate!

The Jl Late Night Cabaret Show  | Open: 09/29/12 Close: 09/29/12
Get entertained with Broadway Performer JL and Special Guests for a night of music, song, tap dance, love, laughter and good fun. Event will be at The Producers Club's Crowne theatre

Tickets can be purchased at the door(cash only) or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/270307


$12 general admission $5 drink specials and $3 beers all night (no minimum)

Show starts @ 10:30pm

I will also be singing my NEW SINGLE AMERICAN DREAM
and other favorite tunes and yes plenty of TAP DANCING
You don't want to miss this!!!


Arts.Performance

Comedy On Demand With Carlos Gonzalez  | Open: 09/29/12 Close: 09/29/12
Although his name is common, there is nothing common about this Colombian-born, New York-bred actor and comedian. Carlos, who was carefully saran wrapped, packaged and snuck through U.S. customs, has brought his brand of humor to give those laughter addicts their fix, exploding onto the scene as a multifaceted bilingual artist.

You may have seen Carlos on such shows as HBO's "Sex & the City" and ABC's "Law & Order". He's also been on MTV Tr3s's "Entertainment as a Second Language" and has even played the recurring role of officer Garcia on abc's "One Life To Live". From comedy to soap operas, Carlos continues to display his strong talent and his range for television, film and the stage.

Don't miss him live as he headlines at the Producers Club on September 29th @ 10pm alongside the Comedy on Demand crew!


Arts.Performance

Baghdad Monologues Stage Reading  | Open: 09/20/12 Close: 09/20/12
Baghdad Monologues is a play that shares stories of the Iraq war from the points of view of three women: an Iraqi Sunni, an African American and a Caucasian woman. These stories have a vulnerable humanity that deal with love, loss, family, politics, injustice, fear, loneliness, and sense of self.

Dancing Frog Theater Company is producing a stage reading of Baghdad Monologues on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30pm at The Producer's Club: 358 W.44th St, by 9th Ave.

All seats are $15.

The cast will read Act One and there will be a Q&A with the playwright and cast afterward.

All proceeds from the evening will go towards a full production and run of the play this spring in NYC.

Baghdad Monologues is written by Joel Shatzky.

The cast: Ashley Nichole Mull, Yarden Shoval and Shannon Updike

Directed by Irene Hernandez

Dancing Frog Theater Company is a non-profit theater company dedicated to creating and producing original works that are accessible, affordable and reaches audiences.
www.dancingfrogtheatercompany.weebly.com


Arts.Performance

A Doll's House  | Open: 09/08/12 Close: 09/16/12
"A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen, the groundbreaking 1879 drama, is a classic and dynamic story of love, illusion, expectation, and self-awareness. Produced by Love Creek Productions, the longest running Off-Off Broadway theater company in New York.


Classical"

Theater.Classical

Limerence by Michael Lombardi  | Open: 08/17/12 Close: 09/08/12
This is a comedy about two brothers, Dickson Coxswain, a publisher, and Wally Coxswain, an Information Technology Specialist, whose four girlfriends try to help them both find true love.  It takes place one Friday night in a metropolitan area in an apartment and the outside club.  It involves the themes of love as a cause of suffering, the uncertainty of gender, and the folly of ambition.

A “limerence” is an obsessive like crush, an infatuation that is based most often on a complete projected idealized fiction, and usually not based on the real person themself.  It is a part of the human experience, and has been around sense people started believing in Aphrodite, or that Eros or Cupid shot arrows into unsuspecting victims, or even love potions made people fall in love with the first person they laid eyes on.  

 

Limerence By Michael Lombardi  | Open: 08/17/12 Close: 09/08/12
http://www.limerence.tk

This is a comedy about two brothers, Dickson Coxswain, a publisher, and Wally Coxswain, an Information Technology Specialist, whose four girlfriends try to help them both find true love. It takes place one Friday night in a metropolitan area in an apartment and the outside club. It involves the themes of love as a cause of suffering, the uncertainty of gender, and the folly of ambition.

A "limerence" is an obsessive like crush, an infatuation that is based most often on a complete projected idealized fiction, and usually not based on the real person themself. It is a part of the human experience, and has been around sense people started believing in Aphrodite, or that Eros or Cupid shot arrows into unsuspecting victims, or even love potions made people fall in love with the first person they laid eyes on.


Arts.Fashion

The Guys Starring Real-life Fdny Member Evan Davis  | Open: 08/21/12 Close: 08/26/12
The Guys is a play by Anne Nelson about the aftereffects of the collapse of the World Trade Center. In the play, Joan, an editor, helps Nick, an FDNY captain, prepare the eulogies for an unprecedented number of firefighters who died under his command that day.

The guys stars a real-life FDNY member Evan Davis and Kristen Schwarz. Jordan De La Cruz directs.

We have no idea what wonders lie hidden in the people around us.

Since 2001, The Guys has been presented in 48 US states and in the Czech Republic, Argentina, Japan, Italy and Poland.
Ecology Of A Visit  | Open: 08/24/12 Close: 08/26/12
Eleanor lives with her boyfriend Malcolm in a small cabin in the Maine woods. She has been trying to finish her first audiobook, the one about a Jungian detective and a woebegone dwarf, for some time now. On this particular day in June, Eleanor and Malcolm are expecting Malcolm's brother Evan and Evan's girlfriend Sara, who plan to spend the night en route to Canada. But just as they arrive, an acquaintance of Evan's named Blithe appears unexpectedly. Blithe is a troubled young man, and by the end of the day he has ruined everything.


Arts.Theatre

The Guys  | Open: 08/21/12 Close: 08/26/12
The Guys is a play by Anne Nelson about the aftereffects of the collapse of the World Trade Center. In the play, Joan, an editor, helps Nick, an FDNY captain, prepare the eulogies for an unprecedented number of firefighters who died under his command that day.

The guys stars a real-life FDNY member Evan Davis and Kristen Schwarz. Jordan De La Cruz directs.

We have no idea what wonders lie hidden in the people around us.

Since 2001, The Guys has been presented in 48 US states and in the Czech Republic, Argentina, Japan, Italy and Poland.


Arts.Performance

Talk To Me  | Open: 08/11/12 Close: 08/11/12
He's cool, he's hip, he's short (well, shortish). He's the happening host, the man with a spring in his step, and the man who put the "i-t-y" in Marvelosity." He's the wannabe King of talk, a driven, terribly insecure and narcissistic fellow, with a bit of a self-destructive bent, and nothing is off limits as long as it's all about him. He's the one, the only, Martin (applause!!) and he will show you just how marvelous he is as he interviews four eccentrically distinct guests in this one man show spoof of the talk show genre.

 

 

Still Life  | Open: 08/02/12 Close: 08/05/12
Carrie Ann, a famous photographer, hasn't picked up her camera since her father's death. Jeff, a trends analyst, is facing an uncertain future. When they meet, Jeff and Carrie Ann attempt to move beyond their own fears and disaffections and towards each other. Still Life is an impressionistic piece that centers around a group of fast talking, thirty-something New Yorkers looking for truth. Redemption. Hope. Through a series of snap shots, Still Life creates a candid portrait that brings us closer to understanding the Generation called X.


About the Company: Puffy Shirt Productions

no frills theatre.

The Pretentious Young Ladies  | Open: 08/03/12 Close: 08/04/12
One of Molière’s classic one act comedies, The Pretentious Young Ladies explores an afternoon with two bachelorettes who refuse the proposals of two upstanding noblemen, but are instead fooled into believing the noblemen's valets are the men of their dreams.  Full of whit, satire, and laughs, this comedy will be one the entire family will enjoy.


About the Company: Grex Group Theatre

The Grex Group is a new organization, consisting of a team of working professional theatre directors, researchers, and college professors from across the United States, who strive to contribute to the art form of live theatre through research based productions in New York City.  We strive to give opportunities to the many highly trained and skilled emerging and established  theatre artists in New York and beyond.

Antigone By Sophocles  | Open: 07/20/12 Close: 07/29/12
A war is over, a young woman is forced to choose between the laws of man and the laws of the Gods and her own heart. Antigone explores the complex and shifting land of justice.


Classical"

Theater.Classical

Sugah's Shack  | Open: 06/24/12 Close: 06/24/12
A small southern town circa 1942 and two residents are in the grips of their addiction.  One is trying to maintain sobriety but Temptation may prove too strong.  The other is trying to find a way to ease the pain but Salvation has other things in store.  Unbeknownst to either one, sometimes the battle for the soul occurs when we least expect it.

 

Come on down to Sugah's, meet some of the colorful locals and experience the journey when the Blues meets the Spirit and all things become possible.

 

This performance is intended as a showcase of a new play.

Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead  | Open: 06/13/12 Close: 06/16/12
Synapse Theatre Ensemble is excited to present Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" on Wednesday and Thursday, June 13 and 14 at 8pm and Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16th at 10pm at the Producers Club's Sonnet Theatre in the heart of Manhattan. This exciting new production tells the story of america's favorite sunday comics gang all grown up. C.B. loses his beloved dog to rabies and finds himself struggling with life, death and love in the hell that is 21st century High School. Starring Sergio LoDolce, Carolyn Cutillo, Christian Titus, Tyler McElroy, Michael Lasry, Ruthellen Cheney, Brittanie Chafe and Lauren Cook, Directed by Jeremy Benson Produced by Shanna Brown & Lauren Cook, Stage Manager Chad Moser.

20% of all profits from this production will be donated to the "It Gets Better Project" and donations will be accepted at the performance. For more information about the "It Gets Better Project" vist www.itgetsbetter.org


Arts.Performance

A Month In The Country  | Open: 06/03/12 Close: 06/10/12
In this compassionate and comedic tale by Ivan Turgenev, (a forerunner of Chekhov) love flits around like a kite caught in a summer breeze.


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Theater.Classical

Bare-knuckle Theatre Festival: Five  | Open: 06/01/12 Close: 06/01/12
It's official our contenders have been chosen for our fifth theatrical deathmatch.

This event puts company against company in a late-night no-holds-barred theatrical throw-down where YOU make the call. Five separate producers will go head to head with five 10-20 minute plays, but only one will win the cash prize and your respect.

The contenders are:
Max Schloner: "Clay Pigeons"
Josh Billig: "A New Revolution"
Axel Arth: "Insomnia"
Ron Burch: "The Last Egg"
Tarun Shanker: "The Many Universes of Elizabeth Brooks"

One of these companies will walk away with a lot of cash, you will walk away with a quality night of theatre you won't soon forget. Doors open at 10:15pm, but come early and stay late enjoying drink specials all night at the Producer's Club Lounge.

Bonus points given if you dress in the theme.

Arts.Performance

Dick & Gina  | Open: 05/18/12 Close: 05/18/12
What MEN wish WOMEN knew about SEX & vice versa

 

Who doesn’t want better sex?

On a mission to create World Peace one ORGASM at a time,British therapist Jo Wharmby got men and women to be brutally honest about what they wish the other knew about sex. If you’ve ever wondered what your partner’s really thinking in the sack, this outrageous comedy lays it all out, from making out to making love. DICK & GINA is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but you’re bound to learn something while laughing uncontrollably.

A great night out for both men and women, do not miss out on the invaluable info Jo shares – like the secret to getting more BJ’s and Multiple Orgasms for men!

Jo’s had great fun and enormous success taking shows from Cape Town to the Edinburgh Fringe and now she’s spreading the love – and all that goes with it – in the US!

 

Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe:            “Ought to be required viewing” The Scotsman

                                                                          “A saucy sex-fuelled roller-coaster ride” Cape Times                                                   


About the Company: Jo Wharmby

Creating World Peace though better SEX - well if we were all truly satisfied the world would be a happier place!

A Dysfunctional Love  | Open: 05/07/12 Close: 05/08/12
When your love life is on the skids and you have nothing left to live for, there is only one thing you can do... Break out into Song!

A Musical Showcase featuring Courtney Capek, Britt Johnson, Jake Mendes, Amy Stewart, Katie Wieland, & Jake Williamson!

We'll be singing songs from a variety of genres including pop, rock, opera, and good ol' showtunes accompanied by the exceptionally talented Or Matias!

Performances:
Monday, May 7th 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 8th 7:00pm

The Producers Club
The Grand Theatre
358 W 44th St, 3rd Floor

General Admission:
$10


Arts.Theatre

Paradise Hotel  | Open: 04/21/12 Close: 04/29/12
Paradise Hotel, by Georges Feydeau (Maurice Desvallieres, is considered among critics as one of Feydeau's premiere farces. Translated under a number of titles including "Hearts Desire Hotel" and "Hotel Pardiso," it is a rip roaring laugh riot, with mistaken identify, ghosts and gobblins, four young school girls, an English duke, a prostitute, an acrobat, and a Spanish hotel Manager. With a cast of 20, Feydeau keeps you guessing and laughing through 3 riotously quick acts. In this farce, Feydeau proves once again that laughter is the best medicine. Director Le Wilhelm brings back many of the performers from Love Creek's 2011 hit production of Feydeau's "French Knot."


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Theater.Classical

Well  | Open: 04/12/12 Close: 04/15/12
A successful performance artist transplants her ailing mother from her Midwestern home to a New York stage, in an effort to answer the question that has haunted her since childhood: why are some people sick, and others well?
 


About the Company: Pleiades Productions

Pleiades Productions aims to provide an artistic space in which emerging theatre and film professionals can enter into a mutual dialogue with their community, negotiating new and bold choices with accessible and relevant work. We aim to provide a collaborative environment in which every member of the creative team is accountable to the text and its social context, and is expected to apply this awareness to their artistic choices. Overall, Pleiades Productions recognizes its obligation to create art that engages and speaks to people of all cultures, ages, and backgrounds.

Well  | Open: 04/12/12 Close: 04/15/12
Pleiades Productions presents Well by Lisa Kron, directed by Estefania Fadul. Peformances April 12th, 13th and 14th at 8:00 pm and April 15th at 2:00 pm in the Crowne Theater at the Producer's Club.


Arts.Theatre

New York Mentalist Sebastian Black will go Mind to Mind with you and read your thoughts, predict your actions, and test your own Psychic abilities with his likeable charming and light hearted manner.

Think John Edward meets Comedy Central.

What will happen ?

During any given performance,You could experience ESP, Telepathy,Clairvoyance and Spoon Bending, and if the Spirits allow, you may experience a Paranormal Event.

Everyone has Psychic abilities, and because of the audience's varying level of Intuition and Psychic ability, no two shows will be alike and surprises can happen at any moment.

Come with an open mind and prepare to have a peek into your future, but most of all expect to be entertained and have a great time.

This is a Fun and Family Friendly show which is rated G, however the content is most suitable for those over 10 years of age.

 

Monday Evenings 7PM Check Schedule for Dates

Run Time: 105 minutes

There will be a 15 minute intermission.


 

Broadway Hypnosis Show - Vince Lynch, Liam Vincent  | Open: 04/12/12 Close: 04/12/12
 Broadway Hypnosis Show - Feat. British Playboy Vince Lynch and Internationally Acclaimed Hypnotist Liam Vincent


What can a hypnotist know about psychology? -- Surely it's totally different. Tonight is a demonstration of the impossible.

Vince will demonstrate what you can do without hypnosis -- can you know what someone is thinking? Or have someone reveal their Facebook password? Just using normal psychology? 

Liam Vincent will perform comedy mixed with hypnosis -- which will make you laugh out loud. 

By the end of the show you'll be sure that you know something more about psychology. And that you've seen something revealing of the human spirit. 

The Event Flyer can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=338724546177145&set=a.338724542843812.72876.331822740200659&type=1&theater
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2 Showings - Thursday April 12th, 2012

7.45pm - Early Show

& 10pm Late Night Show

Come by, or collect a ticket from the guy - big sign saying "Hypnosis show" in the Street selling tickets just outside any time on Thursday.

Phone for more information
917-285-3546 (Events booking line)
https://www.facebook.com/BroadwayHypnosisShow (FB Like page)
https://www.facebook.com/events/390182704333836/ (FB event)

44th 358W - New York. at 45th, 10036    google map | yahoo map

Eine Kleine Affair  | Open: 03/30/12 Close: 04/07/12
"Eine Kleina Affair" ("Libelei") by Arthur Schnitzler (author of "La Ronde," considered a masterpiece of modern theatre) is a tender romance set in 1890's Vienna. A beautiful young woman falls in love with a dashing young Lieutenant. Despite their differences in social class, he too finds himself smitten. Made into a highly successful film in 1958, "Eine Kleine Affair " takes us on a journey that encompasses the universal themes of sex, love and social elitism.


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Theater.Classical

When The Clouds Cover The Sun  | Open: 03/30/12 Close: 04/01/12
The powerful story, set in present day New York City, centers around Jessica, a hopeless romantic, and Joseph, an ambitious actor with high aspirations. What seems like love at first sight escalates into a serious relationship. But when they agree to take the next step and move in together, the honeymoon ends.

written by Micheal Kospiah
Created by Khiry Palmer
directed by Brandon Wright
Produced by BAM Media Group LLC

Starring: Ariel Rolando Pacheco,Kwamë Berry, Bianca Barajas, and Asha Johns


Arts.Theatre

The Yeats Game - A Farce Of Improbable Darkness  | Open: 02/29/12 Close: 03/25/12
The Yeats Game is a farce about middle-age choices and their ridiculous consequences.  At a funeral, as two frisky couples contemplate a friend’s fatal, love-nest heart attack, they flash back to their own recent snowed-in weekend at a mountain cabin.  There, a board game designed for age-hating Boomers leads to tangled romance as the old friends explore love, lust, marriage and mischief.  Just as guilt prompts confession, and all things point to reform, maturity and reluctant virtue, the play’s close tells us that virtue is a weak motivator, immaturity has its advantages - and that the corpse is perhaps not so dead.  A comical, brainy look at the pre-geezer years, The Yeats Game was inspired by the poet's famous line: “Only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.”  The Yeats Game, which played to standing room only audiences at its World Premiere in Boston, is a booze-, Viagra-, dice-driven romp.

[The Yeats Game is a four-character, two-act comedy with a running time of 90 minutes, without intermission.  The play is directed by award-winner, Kathy Richter.  The script is by NEA Fellow John Ronan.  More at: TheYeatsGame.org.]

TICKETS: Smarttix.com  OR  212-868-4444

The Yeats Game - A Farce Of Improbable Darkness  | Open: 02/29/12 Close: 03/25/12
 

The Yeats Game is a farce about middle-age choices and their ridiculous consequences.  At a funeral, as two frisky couples contemplate a friend’s fatal, love-nest heart attack, they flash back to their own recent snowed-in weekend at a mountain cabin.  There, a board game designed for age-hating Boomers leads to tangled romance as the old friends explore love, lust, marriage and mischief.  Just as guilt prompts confession, and all things point to reform, maturity and reluctant virtue, the play’s close tells us that virtue is a weak motivator, immaturity has its advantages - and that the corpse is perhaps not so dead. 

A comical, brainy look at the pre-geezer years, The Yeats Game was inspired by the poet's famous line: “Only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.”  The Yeats Game, which played to standing room only audiences at its World Premiere in Boston, is a booze-, Viagra-, dice-driven romp.

The Yeats Game  | Open: 03/02/12 Close: 03/25/12
The Yeats Game is a farce about middle-age choices and their ridiculous consequences. At a funeral, as two frisky couples contemplate a friend’s fatal, love-nest heart attack, they flash back to their own recent snowed-in weekend at a mountain cabin. There, a board game designed for age-hating Boomers leads to tangled romance as the old friends explore love, lust, marriage and mischief. Just as guilt prompts confession, and all things point to reform, maturity and reluctant virtue, the play’s close tells us that virtue is a weak motivator, immaturity has its advantages - and that the corpse is perhaps not so dead.

A comical, brainy look at the pre-geezer years, The Yeats Game was inspired by the poet's famous line: “Only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.” The Yeats Game, which played to standing room only audiences at its World Premiere in Boston, is a booze-, Viagra-, dice-driven romp.

The Yeats Game is making its New York premiere after two successful productions in Massachusetts, including an SRO run at Boston University's Playwrights' Theater.

Written by John Ronan; directed by Kathy Richter.
Starring: Toby Wherry, Susan Stout, Jennifer Silverstein and Lucius Wall.


Comedy"

Demented Film Festival  | Open: 03/03/12 Close: 03/03/12
Come see 5 NYC premieres for only $10! Filmmakers in attendance, plus short films and surprises!

1:30 PM MONDO MANHATTAN, 20+ years in the making, from the infamous NYC Punk band CHAIN GANG.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbV26_9Fz2M

4:00 SCHISM horror film starring cult legend LYNN LOWRY as a TV host with multiple personalities.
http://www.intouchwithinsanity.com/

6:00 HACK JOB Lynn Lowry is back in this horror comedy anthology also featuring Debbie Rochon and Oderus Urungus from Gwar.
http://www.hackjobmovie.com/

8:00 BLOODY CHRISTMAS a horror/giallo/dark comedy with John William Young, Robert Youngren, Bob Socci, and Lloyd Kaufman.
http://www.facebook.com/BloodyChristmas

10:00 MONDO SEXXXX "a Serbian film for laughs" that must be seen to be believed.
http://www.mondosexxxx.com/

Hope to see you there!

Play The Dead March  | Open: 02/16/12 Close: 02/19/12
 What happens when a man lives without thousands of years of inherited mysticism and superstition?

What happens after he dies?

Rocky’s dead. He stopped by the Oasis bar and grille looking for love and purpose, but found his doom instead. Retreating into a desert too mean for anyone to survive in, Rocky meets four party-hard grim reapers who ask him to recount his tale. Join us as Rocky tells his story of star-crossed love, sibling rivalry, and rock n’ roll and we’ll Play the Dead March.

The Bartender says it best:

 “Well it’s all about running from ghosts. And what else? You die and come back to life, but only three times for some fucking reason. Which always fucks with my head. Plus, there’s high scores, which are pretty weird to think about. Just… “you’re dead, but here’s how well you did…” When a man passes out from heat stroke or a cold sleep, or - well, I suppose whenever a man dies, but his brains are intact - his mind will still be alive, just for a little while. And in that little while, he’ll have a feverish kind of dream. His brain shuts down around him, but as long as there’s just one flicker left, I suspect he’s still doing something in that head… So at the end, you’re just left with one piece of yourself - whatever that is - like, I don’t know, a memory or a feeling or something. And that’s an afterlife.”

Liminal  | Open: 02/10/12 Close: 02/11/12
A Romeo and Juliet Inspired Piece

The idea for the production came from our director/producer Rachele Fachini Ivers. She couldn't understand how audience after audience could go and see Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with full knowledge of the ending, and never stand up and scream at Romeo 'No! Don't do it! She's NOT dead! STOP!'"

Featuring five Nurses, four Benvolios, three Romeos, and three Juliets, this work of performance art is anything but traditional.

 

*Featuring special guest performances before both Saturday performances


About the Company: Not An Original Theater Company

Our name is a tribute to the belief that all art is inspired, borrowed, stolen, recreated, and informed by other art.

We are Not An Original Theater Company because we are inspired by other artists, other companies, and other bodies of work as we embark on our artistic endeavors.

Mosquito  | Open: 01/27/12 Close: 01/28/12
Knight Of The Sun
ENTERTAINMENT

Proudly Presents

MOSQUITO World tour New York City show

Written and Performed by Jason Steed of Noah’s ARC
TV series.

Knight of the Sun Entertainment produces this 60-minute play, directed by
British actor/director Nathan Clough,
written and performed by Jason Steed as himself,
and fifteen other characters. MOSQUITO tells the incredible story of a young male (Steed) born and
raised in England, who dreamed of being an actor and starring on
Television in America, whilst having to survive the highs & lows of being
raised in a single parent household with a father in prison.
British born actor, Jason Steed takes us on his heart felt and honest
journey, filled with dilemmas and conflicts that would easily force any
young male, growing up on a council estate in South London, to quit or
forget aspiring to anything other than the norm in the first place.
This powerfully funny and energetic one-man play follows the 30-year
passion plan of Steed. Armed with nothing but life’s own teachers to
present scenarios, a strict disciplinarian mother, bullying step- fathers,
alcoholic friends, suppressive teachers, flamboyant directors and inherent
doubts and fears. This adventure zooms way past normal life into a world
where anything is possible and can become possible by just making a run
for it and saying YES!

Period Of Adjustment  | Open: 01/12/12 Close: 01/15/12
A COMEDY by Tennessee Williams!                           

The Tennessee Williams centennial celebration continues with this production of a lesser known gem of a play, Period of Adjustment, by the great American playwright that has warmth, wisdom, and hilarious good humor!  This production is presented by Love Creek Productions, currently in its 26th year as one of New York's most acclaimed and prolific Off-Off Broadway companies, and in association with TimeSpace Theatre Company.

Period of Adjustment tells the story of two marriages at points of acute crisis.  One couple has just broken up after five years together.  The other has not been able to come to terms in one day of wedlock.  Both couples are going through a ‘period of adjustment,’ and the phrase is tinged with irony. The play examines the sources of the crisis.  Ralph Bates, a former war hero, has in-law trouble.  George Haverstick, a war buddy who unexpectedly visits Ralph on Christmas Eve with his bride of one day, has the shakes. But, as it is a comedy, the end is a happy one!

Featuring: Alan Bordelon, Kira Borrowdale, Paul Casali, Carl Gibson, Mary Jane Gocher, Faith Sullivan, David Wetter, and Kamaria Williams

"Bumlinger Presents"  | Open: 12/17/11 Close: 12/17/11
Enjoy an afternoon/evening of comedy sketches plus bring a pen to cast your vote in our 48th Ms. Toe-rific Beauty Pageant parody ("GOT TOES?") . Saturday,December 17, 2011 * 3PM & 7PM * The Producers Club Theater * 358 W.44th St.(bet.8th & 9th Aves) * NYC 10036 * Tix: $25 * Reservations: 718-462-9316 * LIMITED SEATING!

Suds  | Open: 11/19/11 Close: 11/20/11

SUDS, a gay serial, comedy-drama, takes place in a NYC brownstone. It’s about the entangled lives of a group of misfits some of whom have provocative pasts they do not wish to divulge to their present circle of friends. We follow Marty Hardman and the muscular love of his life, Jock, through their ups and downs, ins and outs.  The friends who help them through love and loss include a writer of children’s books, a pretentious master-chef, a “non-performing” drag queen/fortune-teller who may actually have psychic gifts, a prostitute, and a man with a questionable identity.  Every one has something to hide, but all secrets eventually are exposed, for good or ill. Through a series of mishaps, false-identities and a personal tragedy, we find real people struggling to live with themselves and one another. The cast includes Eddie Vona, Jacob Thompson, Albert Christmas, Dan Morrison, Matthew Minor, Larry Bullock and Pennie Diamond Quintana.

 Meaningfül Touch and special guests Care Bear Stare will perform fully improvised musicals along side legendary accompanist Frank Spitznagel and Norse demiurge Thjörnßon Bjørske. And take a break from the music with The Storks--hilarious all-female improv.  

Saturday, November 19, 2011 10 p.m.

Producer's Club

358 West 44th Street (just east of 9th Ave)

2nd Floor - Grand Theater

$5

Run time: approximately 90 minutes

Meaningfül Touch Musical Improv

 

  

Fifth Planet And Other Plays  | Open: 11/11/11 Close: 11/13/11
In a seemingly endless season of overcast skies and rainy weather, the clouds clear and present to you: a hip, fresh production of David Auburn’s Fifth Planet and Other Plays.  This delightful series of one-acts by the award-winning playwright, who won both the Pulitzer and Tony for his play Proof, dives into the depths of relationships and the humor that inevitably occurs between people from different walks of life. 

As we contemplate the most complex concepts of the universe, try to navigate a foreign country, or stress about personal responsibilities and obligations, it always seems that relationships amongst humans are the most complicated concepts out there.  The characters steer through their worlds, with some acts only ten minutes long, and they all come full circle to eventually reveal the ultimate inner truth: “How the hell did we get here?!” 

At the helm of this ambitious opening production for the Giraffe Players is Director Samir Yousef Mahadin.  The show will incorporate sets and environments that will be expressed through the endless creative options of the projection screen, headed by Artist/Technical Director Darryl Specht.  Minimal props make this a sharp and cleverly economical production for the fall season.
 

 Bob-a-Jeebo An autobiographical String of events about family, first loves, and other shit 


Frankie LaPace's an American Actor and Stand Up Comedian, Join him as he chronicles his family, first loves, and other shit!!

Opening the Show:

Comedian Cam Shirey 

and 

Fred Collier 

Both Performers were featured at The talent Showcase!!! 


About the Company: BAM Media Group LLC

 

BAM Media Group LLC, started off as BAM Entertainment, which was founded November 2010.  BAM Media Group LLC started by publishing it's first book called In My Words written by Khiry Palmer.  In My words is a self help guide that allows students to refer back to the book if they are going through adverse situations or conflicts.  
 BAM Media Group LLC then went to theatre.  On May 25th, 2011 BAM Media Group Debuted it's orginial show Untitled: the project at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, NY to crowd of 250.  The Show, then picked up three additional day at The Tank Theatre NYC In time square, there the show sold out all four nights!!.
BAM Media Groups Covers all aspects of media, Books, Theatre, and Film.  The future for BAM Media Group looks very prosperous. More books are in the works, plays, and film!! 
 
2011 is BAM Media Group LLC 


 

Finding Carlton - Uncovering The Story Of Jazz In India  | Open: 11/04/11 Close: 11/04/11
CLICK TO SEE WEBSITE

 
In the story of one musician, there are the stories of many others.
 
Finding Carlton tells the story of a bygone age of jazz in India through the
moving portrait of one of its last survivors, the bebop guitarist Carlton
Kitto.
 
       Click Image for Website
Weaving verite scenes of Carltons isolated, impoverished, yet
passionately dedicated existence with archival material and poignant
encounters with other artists, the film uncovers an untold story of cultural cross-pollination.
 
As the film progresses, intertwined stories emerge: a pre war African-American diaspora
 of jazz musicians who went to India, American Army presence in
Calcutta during WWII, Jazz in Bollywood and a vibrant and passionate jazz culture, and most of all,
the universal story of the working jazz musician. 
 
A jazz film that speaks from the heart. it combines musical perfromances and archival music  to accentuate a story that spans a historical arc from 1926 to the  1980s  
 
Finding Carlton revives the intense power of a largely undocumented jazz movement.
 
Learn more about this film at www.findingcarlton.com

About the Company: Half Diminished LLC

Half Diminished

The Revolving Door  | Open: 10/25/11 Close: 10/30/11
The Revolving Door" is a drama with poetic and musical overtones. The play is about the interpersonal relationships between the staff and residents in an institution for mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Two stories unfold though Tommy, Eddie and Linda. Tommy (staff) an aspiring actor/singer takes Eddie (resident) home for a visit. Tommy develops a friendship with Eddie and goes above and beyond his job guidelines to help Eddie get into a group home. Linda (Staff) aspires to be a registered nurse and to move on from her work at the institution. While she is there she is confronted by the harsh realities of her work and betrayal of a friendship. The Scenes fade from the apartment to the institution where we see the daily living conditions of the residence and their interaction with staff members.

Ghost Of War  | Open: 10/24/11 Close: 10/30/11
A condemned Special Forces soldier "conjures-up" the GHOSTS OF VIETNAM with an enchanted old piano.

"Retired" Army Sgt. JAMES DOYLE CAINE narrates his own Story from a magical Piano. After encountering the GHOST of his old Partner and Trainer COMMAND SGT. THOMAS ELIJAH DANIELS he flashes back to his days as a Vietnam Scout and Sniper. The anguish of War and the anxiety of House Arrest, however, have turned CAINE into a "Split Personality."

STARRING ~ Mio Nakanishi as LI MING SONG ~  Brett Michael Zubler as THOMAS ELIJAH DANIELS ~ Patrick Stoffer as young JAMES DOYLE CAINE ~ Joyce Laoagan as MING TET SONG ~ with ~ Beverly Cabaluna and Myoungjin Choi as VIET SCOUTS.

PLEASE see Website for Artist Video Profiles @ "GhostOfWar.com"

CONTACTS~ (212) 877-9112     Email= "jamesdkProds@GhostOfWar.com"

Brilliant Traces  | Open: 10/20/11 Close: 10/23/11
One man is forced to deal with his past when a runaway bride wanders into his world. Trapped in a remote cabin in the middle of Alaska, Henry Harry and Rosanna Deluce re-discover their past and attempt to grasp their presence.

Shower Frown  | Open: 10/12/11 Close: 10/12/11
 Your moving and everything you own has just been towed away by a greedy tow truck driver, now you're down to your last silver dollar and rent is due, on top of that your landlady is insane... welcome to NY. 

   

  
Invitation To A Marriage  | Open: 09/21/11 Close: 10/09/11
An Albanian wedding where everything is arranged, including the bride and groom.

Back in the late 1970s, Imer Begu visited Albania on a school trip from Yugoslavia and met Maksim Bektashi, who lived in Albania.  Even at the age of seven, Imer knew they were to be friends forever with the seven year old Maksim.  They made a promise or "besa" as Albanians call it, that one day they would be reunited with their children getting married.  Two familes coming together.

The time has come for them to keep their promise and to tell Besnik Begu and Leila Bektashi that they are to be engaged and married as soon as possible.  Customs and traditions are redicovered between an American Albanian family dreaming of the perfect Albanian bride and the Albanian Family only dreaming of an American future.

An Albanian never breaks their word, their honor and that a promise must be kept for the sake of tradition above all else... that is the meaning of an Albanian's "BESA"... or so they say.

Don't Let Love Pass You By!!... The Stage Reading  | Open: 09/29/11 Close: 09/29/11
 A  young, teenaged girl (Tylah) who has everything she could ever ask for in life, struggles to find true love. She has a close friend (Alonzo) who caters to her every need, only to be pushed away by her. Her best friend (Rebecca) tries to warn her about men who may look good but who can also be deceiving. While on her journey to love, she struggles with family issues with her brother (Junior) and with her parents (Rita and James). The only soul survivor of the family is her knife carrying, beer drinking, Christian, grandmother (Grandma Viola). As her family tries to keep peace within one, She (Tylah) becomes attracted to one of her co-workers(Jamal). Will she ignore her best  friend’s advice and go with her co- worker, or will she continue to push away her friend and let love pass her by????

The Diary Of The Rivers Family  | Open: 09/24/11 Close: 09/24/11
Bam Media Group Llc's Talent Showcase  | Open: 09/11/11 Close: 09/11/11
Join us Sunday, September 11th as we pay tribute to the victims of 9/11, and show case New york Cities most Talented artist!! 

You pay on $20 and it includes food, music, raffle submission and so much more!!! 

see you soon!!

Metropolitan Film Festival of New York  | Open: 07/30/11 Close: 07/30/11
 WELCOME TO THE SECOND SEASON OF THE METROPOLITAN FILM FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK. OUR PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE EXPOSURE FOR INDEPENDENT WRITERS, PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, ETC..... FROM AROUND THE WORLD. WE OFFER 8 FILM CATEGORIES THAT GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE RECOGNIZED AND AWARDED FOR YOUR PROJECTS. ALL BEST WINNERS FROM EACH CATEGORY WILL BE SCREENED AT THE PRODUCERS CLUB THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY.

There's Magic in the Air  | Open: 07/23/11 Close: 07/23/11
 


An evening of Magic with some of New York's finest entertainers.  Talent will include: Ben Nemzer, magician extraordinaire, who you might recognize from appearances on Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and the Game Show Network; Harrison Greenbaum, Comedy Central's "Comic to Watch" and winner of The Andy Kaufman Award; and Ali Shelley, dubbed one of The Society of American Magicians Most Promising Young Magicians.  A night of surprises, laughter and fun...suitable for the whole family!  Come along for a guaranteed trip to a magical wonderland where humor meets first class sleight-of-hand. 

 

Dear Brutus  | Open: 07/08/11 Close: 07/17/11
Love Creek Productions presents Dear Brutus, a magical tale from the mind of J.M. Barrie, the author of "Peter Pan". What would you do with a second chance? On Midsummer's Eve, eight strangers enter an enchanted wood to see what might have been. As we learn from Shakespeare, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."

FEATURING:
Rebekah Berg
Matthew Thomas Burda
Tamara Cacchione
Nancy Elton
Matthew Fitzgerald
Daniel Lugo*
Teri Monahan*
Julia Morgantini
Erin Nelson
Kurt Roediger
Christopher Romero Wilson

*member of AEA

You'll Be Happy When I'm Dead  | Open: 06/08/11 Close: 06/19/11
Whenever Bob and his younger brother Jimmy travel from New York to visit their feisty, eccentric mother Dorothy it feels like they never left home. Now in her late sixties, Dorothy presents the consummate challenge to her middle-aged sons.  But while Jimmy is more interested in smoking pot and watching re-runs of Planet of the Apes, Bob is the one left to do the brunt of his mother’s chores paying bills she’s hidden underneath the living room rug, and taking her shopping to K-Mart, where she insists on taking her clothes off right in the middle of the sales floor. It's grief rather than gratitude that Bob gets for all his trouble.  Can the two brothers persuade Dorothy to get the help she needs before all three of them lose their minds?
The Bark of the Underdogs  | Open: 06/06/11 Close: 06/12/11

"The Bark of the Underdogs" is an Off-Off Broadway performance that features multi-character monologues, spoken word pieces and the world premiere of the one act play "Detour", which examines the relationship between two strangers who accidentally collide into conversation at a Manhattan based coffee shop.

This one hour show displays an array of characters from all walks of life, as they strive for personal clarity amid the circumstances in their own unique environments.

Starring:
Laris Macario
Lisa Marie Elliott

Featuring:
Logan Thoreau
Ryan Leveille
Dan Dobransky
Alex Barav
Natalie Fehler
DJulien

 

From the Hip:

From the Hip is a 48 Hour Play festival in which directors, actors, and playwrights are thrust into groups and allowed to collaborate. Improvisation is used as the spring board for the creative process and each festival always has a surprise theme. Playwrights take inspiration from improvisation to write a ten minute play- overnight. Actors and director are given a day to rehearse and perform the new play. On performance nights, the audience votes for their favorite. The winning plays move onto the finale night for a chance at winning an amazing prize.

From the Hip provides an environment where people of any skill level can try out a new skill, get back into the swing of an old skill, or just have fun practicing a skill they play with all the time. Not only is this a fun, fast, and furious environment full of creativity and spontaneity.


From the Hip: All Stars

From the Hip: All Stars brings together the best of the best from previous festivals. The same format is used to create the new plays, but this time each group gets four chances to perform and compete for votes.

 

 

 


About the Company: Left Hip Productions

 Left Hip Productions brings artists together to promote, develop, and cultivate theatrical collaboration. Left Hip uses the power of theater to educate people of all ages about what an enriching and socially relevant process artistic collaboration can be. Left Hip never says no to anyone's ideas. The art comes from the people.

Left Hip exists to create a diverse artistic community.

Who Killed Chea Vichea?  | Open: 05/24/11 Close: 05/24/11
A pre-broadcast screening of the one-hour documentary film Who Killed Chea Vichea?presented by Loud Mouth Films and Asia Catalyst.


One sunny morning in 2004, a motorcycle pulled up to a corner newsstand in Phnom Penh. Chea Vichea, the president of Cambodia's garment workers union, looked up from his paper—and was executed on the spot. 
 
Under pressure from human rights groups and foreign aid donors, the police quickly arrested two local men. They were sentenced to twenty years in prison. Were they guilty, or was their conviction part of a larger plan?
 
Filmed as these events unfolded, and now banned in Cambodia, WHO KILLED CHEA VICHEA? reaches far beyond the police station and the courtroom, to the top of the ruling party. It's a front-row seat to a world of corruption, calculation, and courage that will leave you breathless.

Film web site
 
Who Killed Chea Vichea? is a co-production of Loud Mouth Films and the Independent Television Service, with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Kimmelman Family Foundation and individual donations.
Baal  | Open: 05/06/11 Close: 05/22/11
Baal, a voracious drunkard and seducer, roams the countryside as a poet & musician, fully rejecting the conventions and trappings of society. We, the captivated spectators, witness this anti-hero womanize and brawl his way through life and devolve into a true libertine. We may sit in judgment of Baal, but find it difficult to avoid being seduced and drawn in by his poetic spell - at least for a moment - at least once.


About the Company: CityShow

CityShow is a New York City-based entertainment production company whose mission it is to bring first-rate quality live entertainment to the multitude of intimate performance venues of the metropolitan area. CityShow endeavors to identify and nurture the finest talent - showcasing these performers in an array of classical and contemporary artistic material. CityShow’s commitment to excellence is manifest in all of its production endeavors, providing a “high-production value” experience to the audience at a very affordable cost.

All Through The Night  | Open: 05/04/11 Close: 05/22/11
Set during and after the reign of the Third Reich, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT is a stylized and surrealistic show inspired by interviews with German Gentile women. The play follows the lives of four young girls, as it sweeps from their teen years through adulthood, during the Holocaust and beyond. The cruel Nazi Regime impacts the women's lives as they struggle with work, religion, marriage and motherhood; each of them having to make overwhelmingly hard choices, being forever changed by Hitler's rule of evil.


About the Company: CityShow

CityShow is a New York City-based entertainment production company whose mission it is to bring first-rate quality live entertainment to the multitude of intimate performance venues of the metropolitan area. CityShow endeavors to identify and nurture the finest talent - showcasing these performers in an array of classical and contemporary artistic material. CityShow’s commitment to excellence is manifest in all of its production endeavors, providing a “high-production value” experience to the audience at a very affordable cost.

Women on the Edge  | Open: 05/20/11 Close: 05/21/11
 

Women on the Edge is a dramatic stage play, depicting the lives of 10 women who find themselves on the brink of self-actualization concerning their past or present relationships. Weaving together distinct tales for each woman, the play opens with four young women discussing their emotions as they reminisce about love lost and ends with all the women finding fulfillment when they come to the aid of a troubled Sara.

What lies between is the sharing of stories about being on the verge of a breakthrough or a breakdown, expressed through monologue, prose, poetry, song and interpretive dance. Women on the Edge is a strikingly vivid reminder that before you can have a loving relationship with someone else, you must first form a loving relationship with your inner and spiritual self.  

Uplifting and poignant, this play goes back to the basics and shows how the bonding of women - young and old - is as crucial to development as air, food and water. Women on the Edge breathes life into the notion that united we stand, divided we fall.

The Foot Shooters  | Open: 05/12/11 Close: 05/15/11
     A group of bright misfits band together to help each other finally become successful and happy in life. But a series of mishaps and miscues turns their aspirations into riotous desperation.

     The Foot Shooters is a poignant comedy and a calamitous love story featuring a bombastic Broadway producer, two bakers, an oddball court reporter, a loveable but befuddled composer and ... a ghost?

     A show that will warm and tickle you, and reveal that what matters most in life can’t be measured by anything other than love.

 

Starring: Ryan Katzer , Paul Coleman, Tracey Toufali, Maria B. Hickey, Claudia King, Michael Frohnhoefer & Johnny Dell

 

"The Foot Shooters is on-the-money HILARIOUS!", raves Ron Mombello, author of "INSPIRED: The Autobiography of an American Actor", staff-writer of NBC's Hollywood, Squares, and On The Aisle's film and theater critic.

                 http://TheFootShooters.com

646-430-8978     or     footshooters@yahoo.com     for reservations          

NYLA International Film Festival  | Open: 05/07/11 Close: 05/07/11
 Join the NYLA for a day of independent cinema at its finest. Films starring Heather Morris from "Glee", Doc Features featuring Andre 3000 from "Outcast" and the new award winning film produced by Omar Epps "You Me And The Circus". Also a broad range of films from the U.S., France, Germany, Spain, Australia, etc......)
Tickets can be purchased at:

 http://www.nylaiff.com/NY_Tickets.html   

I Know I’m Somebody! is a musical the whole family will enjoy. It’s a triumphant tale about love, friendship, and family value. All of my writings, my books, etc. are about empowering people, especially children and families. I Know I’m Somebody! is a masterpiece. It’s a story about The Jones’s.

Tina and Tyrone Jones and their son Jr. had the perfect life together for 10 years until Tyrone lost his job, forcing his spoiled wife to become the breadwinner of the family. To make matters worse, Tina has a group of nosy girlfriends lead by her best friend, Lisa who strays Tina into her unstable world. It isn’t long before Tina betrays her family and her life is in shambles. The couple’s son, Jr. is traumatized by their separation. Witnessing her son’s pain hastens Tina’s struggle to put the family back together.

The story also focuses on Karen who has locked herself into an abusive relationship despite constant clamoring and ridicule from her friends to get out of this situation before it is too late. Karen’s jubilant story is told through a beautiful dance and an emotional song called “I Know I’m Somebody!”

The play taps into almost all the human emotions. It will humor you. It will make you feel sad, angry, happy, loved. It will make you laugh and cry. You will leave feeling thoroughly entertained and proclaiming I Know I’m Somebody!

Filled with magical moments and unforgettable songs I Know I’m Somebody! is a sophisticated musical that is destined to hit the stages of theatres everywhere. It’s about family. It’s about friendship. And knowing the value of them both.

“Friendship lasts a lifetime. Family is forever!”


Sheba Jordan
Playwright/Producer/Theatre Director

Publisher: Rychew Publishers, Inc.
 

Prayers For The Ghetto  | Open: 03/06/11 Close: 03/27/11
NEW YORK, New York- …it’s the 60’s fast forward to the 80’s Black life in the ghetto of Brooklyn, combined with Jewish life in the ghettostadt of the Holocaust birth Prayers For The Ghetto.  Three women, different worlds, multiple failures, they are on a journey of recovering from what seems to be failed lives until God steps in.  Journey with these women as their different worlds collide and they embrace their coexistence.  The back drop of this extraordinary play showcase the effects of two historical milestones in our past history…genocide and bondage. 

http://www.PrayersForTheGhetto.com

GUIDO MONOLOGUES "Evolution of The Italian Americans"  | Open: 03/08/11 Close: 03/13/11
Our show shares the tales of several Italian American men and women who grew up in the NYC area over several generations. This multi talented cast will make you LAUGH, make you THINK and above all ENTERTAIN you all night!!!

Growing up in NYC was funny enough, growing up Italian is a whole different dynamic. These Monologues come straight from Grandmas Sunday dinner table to our stage on West 44th Street.

Come join the fun!

Circus Bicuspid Almost On Broadway  | Open: 03/02/11 Close: 03/02/11
The Dr. Molar Magic Foundation is presenting this benefit performance of "CIRCUS BICUSPID ALMOST ON BROADWAY" for one night only. They are an educational foundation that's mission is the education of the benefits of good oral health care habits through magic shows, healthfair appearences, and clown doctor rounds at two hospitals. The cast members of Circus Bicuspid (father, son, and daughter)  will perform magic, juggle, hula hoop, and make you laugh while trying to get their show together for Broadway. The show runs 70 minutes, general admission seating, all tickets are $25 and ALL proceeds go directly to fund the projects of the Dr. Molar Magic Foundation (a  501 3(c) not-for-profit foundation.)

It's a Hardbop Life  | Open: 02/03/11 Close: 02/18/11
Set in 1964 New York, a jazz trombone player named Q. (Gregory Charles Royal) struggles with his wealthy girlfriend (Jolynn Carpenter) over his artistic ethics and her shallow desire for singing fame on the day of his band Hardbop's debut performance at the Jazz Corner Nightclub.
The production features live performance in the hardbop jazz style by Duke Ellington Orchestra and Art Blakey alum Gregory Charles Royal who was also chronicled in the book Art Blakey Jazz Messenger (Leslie Gourse Shirmer Books, New York 2002). Also stars Marvel Comics' Spider-Woman Jolynn Carpenter.
Mike Destefano In Drugs, Disease And Death: A Comedy  | Open: 02/07/11 Close: 02/12/11
 

Armed with his years on the gritty streets of the Bronx, Mike DeStefano bares all in Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy. As down and dirty in its rotgut prose as this story may be, its evocation of the soul takes us on a magical comedic and uplifting journey through a brutally tough world filled with addiction, survival and heartbreak. Most importantly the characters in DeStefano’s life live and breathe, allowing this one man show to feel as an ensemble.  His relentless truth leaves no stone unturned and no emotion untapped. 

See the author of the critically acclaimed book Bada Bing, Bada Buddha and finalist of NBC’s  “Last Comic Standing” as you’ve never seen him before.

Bubblemakers  | Open: 02/02/11 Close: 02/06/11
Bubblemakers

When aspiring actress Ruby Tinsel grows weary of the turbulent ride known as the Hollywood Heartbreak, she decides to hightail it back home to Missouri's Ozark Mountains and work for the family business, selling fishing poles. As fate would have it, she's discovered and Hollywood comes a calling with the slippery trio of talent agent, Sammy Cohen, Dan Corel, owner of Fishing and Hunting Magazine, and Director, Trevette Bing. Delighted to meet a real-life mountain family, complete with the host of Camdenton's own local cable access show Fish'em if you Got'em, a retired construction worker turned business owner, and more than one aspriring celebrity, the trio sets their sites on the Tinsel Family. Everyone knows that in the mountains, blood is thicker than water. For the first time, this sleepy fishing town experiences the ripples of fame in it's own teeming waters. 

Hollywood meets the Fishing Channel - where you learn your way around a pole the hard way. 

 


 

Bubblemakers  | Open: 02/03/11 Close: 02/06/11
When aspiring actress Ruby Tinsel grows weary of the turbulent ride known as the Hollywood Heartbreak, she decides to hightail it back home to Missouri's Ozark Mountains and work for the family business, selling fishing poles. As fate would have it, she's discovered and Hollywood comes a calling with the slippery trio of talent agent, Sammy Cohen, Dan Corel, owner of Fishing and Hunting Magazine, and Director, Trevette Bing. Del...ighted to meet a real-life mountain family, complete with the host of Camdenton's own local cable access show Fish'em if you Got'em, a retired construction worker turned business owner, and more than one aspiring celebrity, the trio sets their sites on the Tinsel Family. Everyone knows that in the mountains, blood is thicker than water. For the first time, this sleepy fishing town experiences the ripples of fame in it's own teeming waters.
Hollywood meets the Fishing Channel - where you learn your way around a pole the hard way.

Written and Directed by Robroy Mountjoy
Produced by Ruth Kennedy Mountjoy
Associate Producer- Orlando Iriarte
Assistant Director- Orlando Iriarte
Set Stage Design by Vincent Lopez
Costumes by Shatisha Bryant and Orlando Iriarte
Music by Greg Indelicato and Robroy Mountjoy
Lighting Design by Greg Idelicato
Stage Manager- Walter Tabelisma

Starring in Alphabetical Order:

Shatisha Bryant as Ruby Tinsel
Mitch Burkowsky as Dan Chorel
Vivian Campbell as Nancy Tinsel
Jessica Dicembri as Toni Tinsel
Orlando Iriarte as Sammy Cohen
Vincent Lopez as Ted Tinsel
Magnolia Nunez as Shelly Tinsel
Marguerite Simpkins as Trevette Bing
Benjamin Torres as Dean Tinsel
Ann Van Gieson as Beatrice Waters

with
Walter Tabelisma and Terrance Williams

Show Times:

Thursday February 3, 2011 at 7:30pm

Friday February 4, 2011 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Saturday February 5, 2011 at 4:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Sunday February6, 2011 at 4:00pm and 6:30pm.

BUBBLEMAKERS is part of the New York Innovative Theater Awards. Please vote for the show and the cast at www.nyitawards.com.

Tickets can be purchased for $20.00 at www.smarttix.com

 

 


About the Company: Robroy Mountjoy Productions

 The mission of Robroy Mountjoy Productions is to produce collaborative works of theatre and film in order to both entertain and educate on both sides of the stage. We will achieve this with quality theater productions, the medium of film, and interactive engagement in the creative process.

Robroy Mountjoy Productions is an evolving company based on a relationship-based model, collaborative creativity, and a dedication to innovative imagination. Robroy Mountjoy Productions is a forming entity with several years of experience and market research as an independent venture creating a strong foundation for success. It is our goal to incorporate Robroy Mountjoy Productions as a Non-Profit entity and to grow in exposure throughout the tri-state area, and later across the country by first enlarging the surface area of the Company with technology and later through mobility. 

The evolving entity that has become Robroy Mountjoy Productions began in 2007 with the first of owner and founder Robert Mountjoy’s plays, Duck-Walls. This play achieved critical success and won the Social Justice Space Grant award at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Over the years, the play has been showcased many times in Manhattan and has recently been made into a television pilot starring Steve Guttenberg. Since writing, directing, and producing the first production of Duck-Walls, Robert Mountjoy has written five original works and has directed and produced over 14 sold out productions as well as directing and producing the feature film, Shower Frown, based on one of his plays now in distributions with Panorama Entertainment. Robroy Mountjoy Productions has evolved from a purely collaborative company to a hybrid that advances both relationship-based membership models and creative collaboration to attract top caliber talent and captivate audiences. 

 

  
 

Hollywood meets the Fishing Channel!     
Debuting Off Broadway at The Producers Club 

Tickets at smarttix.com   

 
 
  


 

Five Women Wearing The Same Dress  | Open: 01/28/11 Close: 01/30/11
During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalist; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

 

TRISHA - DEBORAH GREEN*

MEREDITH - MANDY MARUCCI*

GEORGEANNE - PATTI DEMATTEO

MINDY - LINDSIE DETOTA

FRANCES - VICTORIA BENNETT

TRIPP - DANNY SIEGEL

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY SUSAN CAMPOCHIARO CONFREY*

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association


About the Company: CAREER BREAKTHROUGHS UNLIMITED, INC.

CBU IS COMMITTED THAT ACTORS, AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WORK TOGTHER TO CREATEGREAT WORK THAT MAKES  A DIFFERENCE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS.   WE ARE PARTNERS IN TRANSFORMING VISION INTO REALITY THAT TOUCHES AND MOVES THE AUDIENCE AND ULTIMATELY, THE WORLD.

I Am Home  | Open: 01/09/11 Close: 01/09/11
John McAndrew solo performance -- I Am Home

His performance, story telling, and videos, make for an incredible evening. He takes us on a Spiritual and Musical Journey, talking and singing about his experiences in this life. From the Darkness to the Light. It is about Healing, Recovery, Transformation, and finding Love. Then he sprinkles in some humor, a little jazz, and a little blues. Johns honest emotions leave the audience exhilarated. His life and his music connect all of us. He will have you laughing, crying, stomping your feet and clapping your hands.

Reviews:

"The greatest artists are those whose lives are their art. John IS his music, honest, tender, tough. Always an echo of the heartbeat of life. All of Johns music arises out of that heartbeat. If he sings about it, it is because people have lived it. More than anything else, Johns music is life, listening to itself."
- Earnie Larsen, Author/Motivational Speaker


"John McAndrew plays to the heart and soul of all of us."
- William C. Moyers, Hazelden Foundation

"I love using Johns music in my film work. His songs are always unique, while somehow magically evoking a familiarity that rings emotionally true for the audience. What an extraordinary talent and treasure. This new CD is a winner."
- Chris Cibelli, Motion Picture Editor/Music Supervisor

"Some artists are gifted, others must work at their talent, and so very few, like John, you come to believe God smiles upon, and must think, I did GOOD, thank you!"
- Michael Burgraff, Managing Director, Fairmont Opera House

"John McAndrew reminds me of the early days of Billy Joel, when people sat at the piano bar, putting bread into his jar, saying, man, what are you doin here?- He is simply great at the piano, and has a voice that can light you up."
- Billy Powell, Keyboard Player, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

www.johnmcandrew.com

The Resistible Rise Of Fatlinda Paloka  | Open: 11/17/10 Close: 12/12/10
 WHAT is in the PIZZA?!?    

 

Something is happening to the town of Greenville, Georgia. 

 

 

 

 

The David Ives Zone  | Open: 12/03/10 Close: 12/04/10
You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of language and motion but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land where three monkeys toil away to recreate Hamlet, people fall into metaphysical black holes called "Philadelphias", and a language lesson of verbal pyrotechnics brings two people closer together. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, the David Ives Zone!

 

Featuring...
Sarah Rathbun
Brian Thomas Wilson
Tommy Heleringer
Joya Italiano
Laura High
Ben Leasure
Tinkabell Lovelace
Stefano Della
Sarah Cronk

 

This not only marks the FIRST Stasz/Pruitt show in NYC, it marks TWO YEARS of Stasz/Pruitt Productions!

Join us after the performances to celebrate!
La Revolucion  | Open: 11/15/10 Close: 11/21/10
La Revolucion is a play by M. Stefan Strozier about the Mexican Revolucion, featuring a cast of 21 and songs of the era. It is  meticulously researched and packed with action, dance numbers, battles, and a love story that runs through the entire story.

Smoking Section  | Open: 11/04/10 Close: 11/07/10
Two Beard Productions is proud to present their first stage comedy "Smoking Section".  Through our lives, we see many things.  Things that make us laugh together, things that make us laugh at others and things that make others laugh at us.  The "SMOKING SECTION"  is the place where you can find it all.  A comedy of errors, The  "SMOKING SECTION" brings you inside the smoking section of a restaurant where couples come in and, with the help of a absent minded waiter, leave with their worlds turned upside down. 

Frau Dracula  | Open: 10/28/10 Close: 11/07/10
With Al Smith, April Christine*, Bernard Cacchione, Chris Chirdon, Cynthia Granville*, David Cohen, Ellie Braverman, Eric Talon, Erika Creagh, Faith Sullivan, Ilana Kresch, Jes Bedwinek, John MacDonald, Julia Yarwood, Kelly Barrett, Kirsten Walsh, Krista Donargo, Kristen Carter, Lillian J. Small, Michelle Cronin, Pam Rickard*, Sara Ann Parker*, Sara Towber, Tara Maldonado

*Member of AEA

Frau Dracula is an eclectic updating of Bram Stoker’s classic, Dracula.  Borrowing liberally from 1930’s horror films, gender mirroring and a dash of steampunk esthetics, the show is a fun, sexy and wicked retelling of Dracula.  Set just before the beginning of WWII, Baroness Von Dracula, or as she prefers, Frau Dracula, is living in Prussia and she makes the journey to England to claim Lucian Seward as her own.    Standing in her way is Lucian’s fiancé Fredericka (Freddie) Harker and a Dutch Professor named Wilhelmina Van Helsing.   Aided by her helpers Olga and Helga and a group of seven deadlies, until recently a group of English school girls, Dracula has brought an army to bear on Dr. Seward’s sanatorium.

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People: Jack and Algernon are best friends, both of whom are wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest. Comic calamity ensues as the two get caught in a tangled web of mistaken lovers, assumed names, and a lost handbag.

An Ideal Husband: Sir Robert Chiltern is the epitome of success - both in his public life and in his private family life. However, an indiscretion committed as a younger man threatens to dismantle all that he has achieved when the sinister Mrs. Chevely attempts to blackmail him. Chiltern and his wife turn to an old friend, Lord Goring, for assistance. Can Goring help the couple extricate themslelves from their scandalous plight?

Salomé: Herod pledges to his step-daughter Salomé that he will give her half of his kingdom if she will dance for him at a banquet at his palace. This unfolds while John the Baptist is held captive in Herod's cistern, and after the prophet has rebuffed the advances of Salome. Only one thing will satiate Salomé's desire after she performs the Dance of the 7 Veils - something taboo that plunges the entire atmosphere of the Tetrach's domain into an aura of doom.


About the Company: CityShow

CityShow is a New York City-based entertainment production company whose mission it is to bring first-rate quality live entertainment to the multitude of intimate performance venues of the metropolitan area. CityShow endeavors to identify and nurture the finest talent - showcasing these performers in an array of classical and contemporary artistic material. CityShow’s commitment to excellence is manifest in all of its production endeavors, providing a “high-production value” experience to the audience at a very affordable cost.

Karate Tango.....love & Hate In Marriage  | Open: 09/23/10 Close: 10/17/10
Karate Tango... Love and Hate in Marriage

Do you love the magic of theatre & show biz? This brash, witty, contemporary musical takes a bittersweet look at romance and show business, with music that ranges in style from Broadway to Jive to Rock’n’Roll!  With featured choreography by Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing With the Stars!!! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll Tango in the aisle!

 
Written and Directed by Peter Ryan. (co-author, Off-Broadway musical Wings) Starring Tony Edgerton, Alexandra Zorn,Leisha Apker Horin*, Eduardo Rojos & Cassandra Sandberg*. 
 

*AEA   Equity Approved showcase 

Gang Star Wars The Musical  | Open: 10/04/10 Close: 10/10/10
Sex, Drugs and Sci Fi are all on the menu in this hilarious musical which parodies the Star Wars and Star Trek films.
 
GANG STAR WARS THE MUSICAL has 9 musical numbers and a whole lot of comedic relief.  The storyline revolves around Captain Jackson, who is a 1970’s African American version of Captain Kirk, however the character playing him (Desi Mulcahy) is a 5 foot tall 100 pound Caucasian woman.  So it’s really a Chick playing a Dude playing a Brother.
 
Captain Jackson and his crew of marijuana addicted misfits decide to pick a fight with the most evil being in the Universe; Dark Brother (the play's version of Darth Vader) and his band of Crack Fiend Troopers.  Everything goes downhill for Captain Jackson and his crew after that.
 
The show is filled with vibrant music and oftentimes the audience is encouraged to get up and dance right along with the crew; the entire show is interactive.  

As an added bonus after the show you can stick around for a One Person Show which, depending on the night, could also be a barrel of laughs or possibly dramatic.  On Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday the bonus show will be “Sadist Extraordinaire”, which is a dramatic piece about dictatorships that exist right here within the United States.   On Wednesday and Saturday there will be a sidesplitting One Man Show about a geek finding love for the first time.  On Thursday they’ll be a show entitled From Persia to Pooyaland.  It’s the story of an Iranian immigrant that’s filled with both laughs and cries.
 
GANG STAR WARS THE MUSICAL is running for one week only. 

The 23 Hour Play Festival  | Open: 09/28/10 Close: 09/28/10
The 23 Hour Theatre Festival, presented by MosesMogilee, is a crazy festival partnering actors, writers, and directors in a unique setting. 
- At 9pm on September 27th, writers will meet to be given instructions for creating a short one act piece.  Writers will create pieces based solely on the headshots of actors.  They will then have 9 hours to write their pieces. 
- Directors will meet with the writers at 6am on September 28th (the next morning) to discuss the piece.
- Actors will meet at 8am to begin working with the director and have until 6pm to rehearse, memorize, and create their piece before a very quick tech rehearsal and then the show!!  It's a crazy event, sure to entertain!


Come by and see the hilarity ensure as time, pressure, and lack of sleep create some phenomenal results! 

Times:  September 28th, 8pm and 10pm
LOCATION: The Crown Theatre at the Producers Club
PRICE: $15 at the door
A Tomato Can't Grow In The Bronx  | Open: 09/22/10 Close: 09/26/10
A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx is about a dysfunctional blue-collar Jewish family languishing under the thumb of a patriarch, who employs emotional tyranny over his fragile middle-aged daughter to keep them in line. Her dreamy-eyed husband dares to assert himself by buying a home in the suburbs. His unlikely ally is his teenage son, who dares challenge his grandfather in an ultimate generational battle of wits and will.

On your marks, get set, dance!  | Open: 09/12/10 Close: 09/12/10
An innovative interactive dance show where you get to be the artistic director too. Half choreographed, half improvised, the dynamic show facilitates creative interaction between the audience and a gifted cast of international artists with training in multiple dance/theater techniques: Jazz; Modern; Bellydance; Hip Hop; African; DeRose Method; Mime; Comedy; Wushu and more.

In the first half of the show, each dancer will present a piece in the dance style they normally work within. They are invited to work with one of the three themes: “Warrior”, “City”, “Woman”, or a combination of the above.

The second part of the show is interactive; the audience is invited to submit themes (characters, emotions, animals, gestures, etc.) and to give their iPods with the music they'd like to go with that them to the sound tech. The performers will then improvise on these themes.

http://www.anasmadance.com/Events/OnyourmarksNYC2010.html

 

Tow Town By Robroy Mountjoy  | Open: 08/19/10 Close: 08/19/10
The past just won't die for these lovable small town Tow Truck drivers. Until that is, they get some help from an old friend of the family. How sweet revenge can be when served up from an escapee from the nearby nut hut- padded wall and meds included!
 

 

                                                                                                         

I Lost My Heart In Haiti  | Open: 05/30/10 Close: 08/15/10

One woman’s struggle to rebuild her heart while America helps to rebuild her country. Harlem Creations will present I Lost My Heart In Haiti. A drama about the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti and the lives it changed. Friends and family come together to learn about the pride and love of the Haitian community. A drama about a woman struggling with hope of finding her family after the horrible earthquake hit her homeland, Port au Prince. Are they alive or should she move on? As she blames herself, God and every one else for her grief, her friends and family come together to show support and love. "Johanne, friendship has no race, when you hurt we hurt." Her friends refuse to let her separate them by race. Family and friends stand strong as her faith falls short. "But Johanne our history shows our strength and faith. We are strong people with hope and faith, let's not forget this. Why change that now." Laughing on the out side but yet still crying, will she manage to convince her friends that she is managing. As love pours from all directions, she becomes confused when her emotions go up and down like a roller coaster. This earthquake turns Johanne’s world into a twister. Can she rebuild her heart while America helps to rebuild her Country? 

Written by Michelle Anglin. Directed by Anngeannette Pinkston. This play was written while watching the horrible after affects of the earthquake that hit Port au Prince on January 12, 2010. Harlem Creations is happy to support Haiti by donating 10% of proceeds from every showing to Haiti. This play has been performed at The National Black Theatre, twice this spring. It was a success. We intend to keep it going and keep the donations going as well. 

 www.ilostmyheartinhaiti.com

 

International Cringefest '10  | Open: 07/19/10 Close: 08/08/10
YAY!  Directors and writers have been lined up for International CringeFest '10, which opens on Monday, July 19, and closes on Sunday, August 8, in the Grand Theatre at the Producers' Club, 358 W. 44 St.  These are REALLY GOOD & HILARIOUS works that are irreverent, politically incorrect, politically satirical, naughty, and utterly zany -- don't you want some of that?!  The schedule is M-F @ 8 pm, Sat. @ 5, 8 & 10:30 pm, Sun. @ 4 & 7 pm.  Plays are arranged in theme evenings and given quirky titles by artistic director Melba LaRose.  Themes rotate, so check the definitive schedule:  www.NYartists.orgor www.Theatermania.com.  The audience goes for the night and gets to vote at the end for winners of the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, and Bronze Banana… and Jack Lemons for the actors.  For one ticket, you get to see a number of wacky works within a 2-hour timespan, including intermission.  The Producers' Club has a charming, inexpensive bar & lounge for before the show, at intermission, and at the end where you can mingle with performers.

            In the first week of the festival, Honorary Golden Pineapples will be presented to important people in the industry.  This year's honorees are still being kept hush-hush, but should be announced in June.  Last year, Pineapples went to Taylor Mead, Mink Stole, Joe Franklin, Ginny Louloudes, and Michael Musto.  In 2009, it was legendary actress Marilyn Sokol, cabaret star Sidney Myer, and Warhol muse Ultra Violet.  Director Tom O'Horgan (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar) was honored in 2007.

 

            The program for this year is…

 

SEX ENCOUNTERS OF A DISTURBED MIND  (dir. Robert Bartley)

  • Chat Room by Melanie Wallner                          
  • Would Ya?  by Bruce Post                                            
  • Clean up, Aisle Six by Paul J. Lawrence 
  • Bagel Shopping by David Schrag                        
  • Jump!  by George J. Bryjak                                
  • Phil in Customer Service by David Schrag             
  • INTERMISSION
  • After Life by Jon Brooks                                     
  • Bullwhips & Boo Boo Bird by Catherine Pelonero

            (dir. Eva Minemar)

  • Zombie Strippers (musical) by Mark LaPierre       

 

PSYCHO BITCH PARTY  (dir. Kenny Howard)

  • Ashley Saves the World by Tom Baum               
  • The Surprise Party by Jeff Stolzer                                   
  • Lori at a Fetish Party (musical)                          

                  Book & lyrics Melanie Zoey Weinstein,

                  composer Cecilia Woodcrest

  • Psycho Bitch & the Throbbing Blue Veiner by Barbara Lindsay  
  • INTERMISSION
  • New Rochelleby John Ryan                               

 

IS THAT A CORNCOB IN YOUR POCKET?

      (dirs. Sharon Einhorn, Mark Falconer, Kenny Wade Marshall)

  • Sweet Talk by Jim Inman                                               
  • Red Dirt, White Trash by Jean Hart                                               
  • Whittlin' Dixie(musical) by Bud Twang                
  • INTERMISSION
  • The Clothing Line by Eve Crusto                         
  • The Great Pig Robbery (musical), dir. Kenny Wade Marshall)                   

              Book & lyrics by Blake Hackler, composer Michael Kooman

 

SEX, THUGS & ROCKIN' ROLES  (dir. Tom Amici)

  • 69 Stories by Frank O'Donnell                            
  • Torrid Taxes by Laurie Spector                           
  • Four Characters in Search of a Play by John Lane  
  • The Greatest Play Ever (If You Don't Think

             So, You're a Basket of Farts) by John Hendel  

  • Godot, Act 3 by Ira Hauptman                              
  • Nanny Lends a Hand by Jean Hart                        
  • INTERMISSION
  • Fingerman by Hope Weiner                                
  • Don't Write a Bad Play, or a Cautionary Tale       

             about the Brutality of the War on Terror

             and the Futility of Using Violence to Stop

             Violence by Jack Karp

  • The Artistic Integrity of a Damned-Fine Love Story

             by Robin Rodriguez  

 

DOWJONES MEETS DEEP THROAT  (dir. Kareem Fahmy)

  • The Alopecia Plot by Jules Tasca                                   
  • The Hedge Fun by Raeder Lomax                       
  • Sarah Opts Out!  by Shirley King
  • INTERMISSION
  • Small World by Jeff Stolzer                                
  • The Patent Application by Stephen Delos Treacy  

 

NO HOLES BARRED (late-night Saturday)  (dir. Kenny Wade Marshall)

  • Oh my Josh! by Doron Braunshtein aka Apollo Braun       
  • The Queen's Privy (musical) by Michael Paul Girard  
  • INTERMISSION
  • It Came from Uranus (musical) by Lance Theo Carpenter  

PLUS, a few short films, including"Adolf Hitler Gets Some Bad News" by David Schrag.

            Tony Spinosa is Supervising Director of the theme evenings.  He is the only director to receive 2 Golden Pineapple Awards for his work with the CringeFest for the 2008 production of Charlie Chang and the Mysterious Salami, and the 2009 theme evening Is That a Spear In Your Pocket?  Tony is currently working under the wing of director Terry Johnson on the Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles through the SDCObservership Program, and is being courted for a full-time position with the show.  At the same time, he directed Village Light Opera Group's recent hit revival of Fiddler on the Roof.  Last year, he helmed VLOG's Kiss Me, Kate.

           This is the festival's third year at the Producers' Club, where it is warmly hosted by Freddie and Ernest Tollja.  The CringeFest is supported in part by the Dramatists Guild of America, corporate funders, and individual donors.  From the get-go, this festival has intrigued the press & media:  coverage has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section, New Yorkmagazine, TimeOutNY, and many more publications.  The coverage has provided tremendous exposure for a great number of artists:  50 in the first festival, 300 in the last one.  The house is packed nearly every night with producers, press/ media people, and a large/growing audience of locals and tourists.   Renowned writers, composers, directors, and actors take part and some have been in several festivals.

            NY Artists Unlimited is a 28 year old nonprofit organization that provides theatre and art to under-served audiences.  The company is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Nancy Quinn Fund, Puffin Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, corporate and individual contributors.  The festival lends a hand in supporting the mission to serve the community.  Movers 'n shakersbehind this insanity are:  Melba LaRose, Artistic Director; Bill & Anita Brown, associate producers from Shooting Star Theatre; Court Sweeting, Technical Director, plus myriad interns and volunteers that make the whole thing happen.

 

            For more information or reservations, call 212-242-6036 or visit www.nyartists.org.  For online ticketing:  www.theatermania.com.  Grand Theatre at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44 St., betw. Eighth/ Ninth Aves., July 19-August 8.  Tickets are $25 full price or $20 advance sales (deadline July 1), student tix $15.  Tix may be further discounted for early weekend shows.

 

            Visit website for calendar of rotating theme nights:  www.NYartists.org

Kramer's Reality Tour  | Open: 07/17/10 Close: 08/01/10
KRAMER’S REALITY TOUR

FOR SEINFELD FANS

 Kenny "The Real" Kramer, invites you to join him as he takes you on a theatrical stage, bus and video tour of New York City to the sites made famous by the world's most popular sitcom. Lots of photo ops including that famous restaurant. Every tour hosted by Kenny Kramer who will answer your questions, share backstage information and reveal how many story lines and characters' names came right from real life. This hilarious three-hour tour is offered only on Saturdays at noon. Sunday tours added on holiday weekends.  Kramer also does private tour as well as corporate events.    

Blackboy Conscious  | Open: 07/20/10 Close: 07/25/10
A Satire!

BlackBoy CONSCIOUS is a wanted felon. He was once a prisoner of war and has broken free. Not considered a threat, his elite captors did not chase him. Then suddenly! He began to interrupt local church assemblies and school programs to share what he’d found- himself. Word spread fast and BlackBoy instantly became a legend until the elites learned of this. Aware of his power, his captors organized material through the magic of television and film to turn you against him. A bounty has been placed over his head and now BlackBoy must plea for his life.

NOW your traditional broadcasting has just been interrupted by a webcam image of an 18 year black boy with braids and a bandanna over his eye. What will he say? ...

Using the beautiful sounds of spoken word, rap, Afrobeats and folk style chanting, we take the journey with Black-Boy as we see a young confused, yet aspiring adolescent grow into a man with a complicated past, much wisdom and many enemies.

Jimmy Earl's Defense  | Open: 07/06/10 Close: 07/11/10
The Civil Rights Movement changed the face of a nation. One bullet changed the lives of two men. The ultimate question becomes can Martin Luther King Jr. defend his own alleged assassin.



 

Laughing Till It Hurts  | Open: 07/10/10 Close: 07/10/10
Live comedy showcase. Music by DJ Chase. Tickets Online: $20.00 including one complimentary drink. Tickets at door: $25.00 including one complimentary drink.

 


 

Love Changes Everything  | Open: 07/05/10 Close: 07/05/10
 Join us for the New York premiere of a cabaret style musical revue featuring renown classical pianist Jamie Knight, virtuoso clarinetist Wes DeSpain, and Producer/Composer Steve Rue, wearing his infamous pink tuxedo!

 “Love Changes Everything” depicts the many faces love wears in the midst of our shared human condition. From Stephen Sondheim to Cole Porter, Andrew Lloyd Webber to original work by Off Broadway composer Steve Rue, this love production has something for everyone, including the breathtaking Gershwin masterpiece “Rhapsody in Blue”, with its sultry and beautiful piano/clarinet Prelude.

Directed by Nancy Hoagland and supported by a talented Midwest Ensemble of performing artists including: Jodie Brewer, Megan DeSpain, Cassie Drummond, Karen Drummond, Matt Hanne, Calvin Nelson, Holly Nelson, Lois Seiwert, and Spencer Stephens.

"BIG NAKED FEET" written and directed by: Anthony Fusco was originally presented at the Strawberry One Act Festival in the summer of 2008 at Baruch College and was well received. This gay themed show has been slightly revised with an additional scene that adds a different flavor to the show. The show opens in Jasons shoe store with Chip a handsome twenty something year old browsing around not sure what he is looking for and a bit paranoid about the size of his feet, until Jason suggests he try a new profession in the fetish industry that would make him a fortune. Next Alan and Paul compare who the bigger man is, only to end the date on a sour note as Carl shows up unexpectedly. Moving into a private table for two at an intimate cafe Johnny gives Nick a run for his money as these VP's explore a whole new type of dessert, special of the day "FEET A LA MODE". Closing the show with Robbie and his two spicey latino roomies Jasmine and Millie as Robbie confesses to a secret he has been hiding. The show will run on May 22,  2010 at the Producers Club check for further information or write to afcollection@gmail.com for more information.

Laugh Until It Hurts  | Open: 05/21/10 Close: 05/21/10
Wet bar and hilarious comedy!

Thespian Production presents 'Laugh Until It Hurts'.

Featuring music by DJ Sinista from the X-ecutioners!!
 

Did you miss Elza's first hit comedy 'Corn Bread & Feta Cheese: Growing up FAT & Albanian!?!?'....Or maybe you didn't catch her follow up smash,  'DIVORCE! Albanian Style?'

Well now is your chance to see BOTH SHOWS rolled up into ONE without missing a GUN SHOT  in 'THE  BEST OF ELZA: Growing up FAT, Albanian &.... Divorced!?!?!'

Come see the shows  HBO  and Comedy Central has called 'well written' and 'hysterical'....for more info go to

www.ELZAZAGREDA.com

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!!!

The Revolving Door  | Open: 03/23/10 Close: 03/28/10
The Revolving Door" is a drama with poetic verse and musical overtones. The play is about the interpersonal relationships between the staff and residents in an institution for mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Two stories unfold through Tommy, Eddie and Linda. Tommy (staff) an aspiring actor/singer takes Eddie (resident) home for a visit. Tommy develops a friendship with Eddie and goes above and beyond his job guidelines to help Eddie get into a group home. Linda (Staff) aspires to be a registered nurse and to move on from her work at the institution. While she is there she is confronted by the harsh realities of her work and betrayal of a friendship. The Scenes fade from the apartment to the institution where we see the daily living conditions of the residence and their interaction with staff members.

1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible  | Open: 03/27/10 Close: 03/27/10
LAUNDRY AND BOURBON
Elizabeth Barker, Kim Sarnoski and Eve Cannon

In Laundry & Bourbon, we visit Elizabeth's back porch in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets that are so much a part of small town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee, who can't resist blurting out that Elizabeth's husband has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth's inner stregth and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Viet Nam.

LONE STAR
Matt De Rogatis, Chris Loupos and Michael Villastrigo

Lone Star takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small town Texas bar. Elizabeth's husband, Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Viet Nam, and trying to re-establish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray, who worships him, Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military an amorous exploits. Roy cherishes three things in life: Lone Star beer, his wife Elizabeth, and his classic pink Thunderbird car, not necessarily in that order.

2 Shows! One Night Only! Saturday March 27th @3pm and 8pm
For tickets call: 732 678 8422 
Email reservations at Thunderbirdtickets@gmail.com
For credit card purchases use PayPal (loopdog1) or go to:
http://www.mattderogatis.com/index2.php?page=currentProjects
 

 $20  

1UP Theate company makes its NYC Debut with two ORIGINAL works, "The Morning After" by Mark Levy and "The Thing About Jack Is..." by Beatriz Lopez. Come see these thrilling new plays and support our young company!

"The Morning After" is a comedy about 6 friends waking up in a basement after a wild party that none of them remember and now there are big problems (like why is Brad's girlfriend, Lex waking up next to another man?) and they cannot get out of the basement.

"The Thing About Jack is..." is a drama about Jack, a man who has a severe mental illness, and how he and his coworkers deal with this situation.

The Ensemble includes (In alphabetical order)
-Neil Agarwal
-Jennifer Dignan
-Julie Gershenson
-Mark Levy
-Andrew Maguire
-Christine Pigott
-Ewelina Puchalski
-Jorge Rodriguez
-Marchelle Thurman

2 Shows:
6:30PM and 9:00PM

Tickets: $10 (Sold at the door or can be bought here: http://1uptheatre.org/tickets/ )

The Distance Between  | Open: 02/03/10 Close: 02/07/10
An all new series of original one-act plays, comic sketches, and musical shorts by Josh Kauffman, with lyrics from Casey Kauffman and music by Steven Pierce and Andrew Rogelberg.  The stories explore a variety of human experience - from a lonely artist's dreams of self expression, to one man's endless quest for Miss Right in a world brimming with Wrongs.  What if a fortune cookie wasn't a wish but a promise?  What do you say when your wife checks out another man?  What if the swine flu epidemic was actually a cause for concern?  These questions and more will be answered... or, at least, sent up with a laugh.

The Making of a Mulatto  | Open: 01/02/10 Close: 01/09/10
The Making of a Mulatto recounts the love story of an Afro American G.I. and his French Caucasian bride during World War 2. Juxtaposing the Jim Crow South with the Nazi regime in France, Juliette Fairley portrays more than 6 characters that impact her interracial parents who are still married today.

Life Is Short Cherish Every Moment  | Open: 01/08/10 Close: 01/08/10
Life is Short Cherish Every Moment is a play that deals with the impact of drug trafficking our communities . Though out this play you will see the effects it has on families as a whole. Life is Short Cherish Every Moment takes you though the long term effects of drug use and how it can and will effect the environment overall . A play that deals with circumstances such as eviction, job loss, the absence of a parental figure and the effects it can have on a individual. These are problems that many of us my be facing today. It is a play that will make you evaluate some of life's  negative choices.  A  mixtures of  drama and comedy but in the end leaves you with the thought of the title.

 

Enter $10 raffle where one lucky actor will get a chance to be in the next production of life is short cherish every moment.

"3Nokta Oyunculari" (Theater of Ellipses) was founded by Cem Baza, Manfred Bormann and Fulya Peker. Their desire to create theatrical works inspired by their shared geographical and historical references brought them together in 2007, NYC. Since then, they are determined to put together a theatrical repertory which can be presented both in Turkey and in the USA...

Their first project "Bir Gece Iki Oyun" (One Night Two Plays) will open in The Producers' Club on December, 16th, 2009. It is comprised of two one act Turkish plays performed in Turkish. The first play "Bir Kahramanin Olumu" (Death of a Hero), was written by Adalet Agaoglu, a prominent Turkish novelist-playwright who is known by her different experiments in literary styles and her engaged social explorations; and the second play "Bir Olumun Kahramani" (A Hero of a Death), was written by Fulya Peker, in response to the first play, inspired by Adalet Agaoglu's famous novel "Olmeye Yatmak" (Lying Down to Death)...

Kitchie Nadal - the Unconcert  | Open: 12/18/09 Close: 12/18/09
Organic Humanity Presents...

Kitchie Nadal - the Unconcert...in gratitude to fans and friends

Proceeds will go to Little Hands Ministry

$10 suggested donation

What to expect during unconcert? Anything. It will be a chance for fans and friends to ask Kitchie about her latest projects, her trip all over Europe and Middle East and what is coming next. This is also a chance to thank those that helped with the Tao Po? Benefit Concert. 

We will also be taping a video for one of Kitchie's song. 

Brutally Honest  | Open: 12/09/09 Close: 12/13/09
Have you ever lied? Well, Erin can't! An original dramady about a young woman who at the age of eight was in a car accident, hit her head, and now is prevented from ever lying. She is ALWAYS "brutally honest." Erin later meets a man, falls in love, and he has to figure out how to be in a relationship with a woman who always tells the truth. Essentially, this play is about three different couples in three very different relationships. One is based on brutal honesty, another is based on lies, and the third is based on lying by omission. Which realtionships last or fail? It is up to you to come and find out!!

Hell's Kitchen Story  | Open: 12/02/09 Close: 12/13/09
 

Bobby Spillane is third generation Hell’s Kitchen Irish. Take a walk with him and see the under belly of this famous neighborhood thought the eyes of one who was there.

 

 

quickthinking! improv presents... THE X-MAS SHOW '09!  | Open: 12/12/09 Close: 12/12/09
It's QUICKTHINKING! Improv's 27th show!!! 

Short and long form improv starring THE QUICKTHINKERS!

Saturday, Dec. 12th @ 7pm & 9pm

@ The Producers Club 358 W44th St (just off of 9th Ave)

Tickets: $10

Two Friends Back Together Again  | Open: 11/24/09 Close: 12/09/09
Performances on Two Evenings: 
Tuesday November 24th & Wednesday December 9th

We Love You, But No
Written and Performed By June Daniel White
Directed by Michael Graves
Mamie, who is “exactly – not 18 anymore” leaves her job as a waitress in a diner in Tallahassee and sets out for Hollywood to be in the movies. Her journey is full of heartbreak and laughter – and surprises – as she fearlessly throws the dice and takes a gamble on her dream! Will her dream triumph over reality? Join Mamie and you may find your own raison d’etre as well.
 

stigMAAAA!!
Written and Directed By Nancy Parker
This is a dark comedy, based on the story of a single, extremely white woman, raising her adopted black daughter. Having had her since the age of three weeks, it ‘s not until age five that it’s apparent there is something very wrong with her daughter…the early onset of a severe mental illness. Mom advocates for her daughter, while coming up against patronizing clinicians and providers. As her daughter reaches age 18, mom comes to grips with the fact she has just come up against the greatest challenge in fighting her daughter’s illness…her daughter.
Cast: Nancy Parker, Megan Block, Mary Chestaro, Mercedes Chestaro, Rashaad Clark, Alicia Maat, Jim Vincent
 

Gay adult entertainment star Joey Steele stars in HOMO-EROTICS, a performance art piece that's a one-hour staged reading of gay erotic poems and songs.  It includes full frontal male nudity and graphic/explicit gay sexual content (no one under 21 admitted).


Crimes Of The Heart  | Open: 11/12/09 Close: 11/22/09
At the core of the tragic comedy are the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they're forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the 'crimes of the heart' she has committed
The Haunted House  | Open: 10/25/09 Close: 11/03/09
 Encore Entertainment Productions
Proudly Presents

THE HAUNTED HOUSE
A story so funny,
you will laugh the scare right out of you

Written by
OWEN DAVIS

Starring
BERNIE CACCHIONE DOUGLAS B. GIORGIS* JUDY JEROME*
PATRICK OLIVER JONES* SEAN MACBRIDE MURRAY TRIP PLYMALE*
WARREN SCHULTZ JACKIE SOKOL DAWN TIMM*
T.D. WHITE*
*Performing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA approved Showcase.

Directed by TOM HOLMES

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 3, 2009 AT THE PRODUCERS CLUB

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT THEATERMANIA.COM

Encore Entertainment Productions is pleased to present Owen Davis’ The Haunted House, directed by Tom Holmes. The Haunted will play a limited engagement at The Crowne Theatre in the Producer’s Club (358 West 44th St. New York 10036.) Performances are October 25 through November 3. Press are invited to all performances.

Newlyweds, Jack and Emily arrive at her father’s summer cottage for their honeymoon, only to find nothing is as it seems. After a visit from Jack’s ex-girlfriend who had followed them there, she is found outside, dead. The local Sheriff, a New York detective, and the famous mystery author who lives next door try to solve the mystery. After many arrests, including the bride and finally her father, the mystery turns out to be a humorous storm in a teacup.

The production stars Trip Plymale, who has appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway, way off Broadway, and in theatres all over the country...and, many moons ago, he was one of THE DIAMONDS of Little Darlin' fame, as Ed.

The production features scenic by Casper de la Torre. The stage manager is Kelly Ruth Cole.

The Haunted House plays the following schedule:

Sunday October 25 at 8 pm
Monday October 26 at 8 pm
Tuesday October 27 at 8 pm
No show on Wednesday
Thursday October 29 at 8 pm
Friday October 30 at 8 pm
Saturday October 31 at 6 pm
Sunday Nov 1 at 8 pm
Monday Nov 2 at 8 pm
Tuesday Nov 3 at 8 pm

Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.theatermania.com. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater box office half-hour prior to performance.

Running time: 125 minutes (one 10 minute intermission)

BIOGRAPHIES

OWEN DAVIS (Playwright) (1874–1956) Born in Portland, Maine, the Harvard‐educated Davis proved unsuccessful at blank‐verse tragedy, so, to support his family, he began churning out cheap melodramas for popular touring companies. Finishing them at the rate of one every second or third week, he wrote over two hundred, with titles such as Edna, the Pretty Typewriter; Nellie, the Beautiful Cloak Model; Driven from Home; and Convict 999. In his autobiography Davis called them “practically motion pictures,” observing, “One of the first tricks I learned was that my plays must be written for an audience who, owing to huge, uncarpeted, noisy theaters, couldn't always hear the words and who, a large percentage of them having only recently landed in America, couldn't have understood them in any case. I therefore wrote for the eye rather than the ear.” When dialogue was necessary he filled it with “noble sentiments so dear to audiences of that class.” Davis was first represented on Broadway with the Hippodrome musical spectacle The Battle of Port Arthur (1908), and his first regular play to reach New York was Making Good (1912). It was a quick failure, but he scored commercial successes with The Family Cupboard (1913), Sinners (1915), Forever After (1918), and Opportunity (1920). To many playgoers' surprise, Davis then wrote two highly praised dramas: The Detour (1921) and Icebound (1923), the latter winning a Pulitzer Prize. Although several of his other plays, such as The Nervous Wreck (1923) and Mr. and Mrs. North (1941), were commercially profitable, they did not fulfill the promise he briefly displayed. Many of his later works were dramatizations of other writers' stories. Autobiographies: I'd Like to Do It Again, 1931; My First Fifty Years in the Theatre, 1950. (*Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak. "Davis, Owen." The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. Oxford University Press. 2004. Encyclopedia.com. 7 Oct. 2009 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.)

TOM HOLMES (Director) last project was, Joe MacDonald’s Reed in the Wind and prior to that, John Wyeth’s Beiderbecke’s Last Drunk for Love Creek Productions. Other directing credits include: Eugene O’Neil’s Beyond The Horizon, John Wyeth’s Freddie’s Big Deal, Christopher Durang’s Naomi In the Living Room, Le Wilhelm’s You Don’t Have to Go to Kansas City to Meet the Devil, Frederick Stroppel’s Morning Coffee, Warren Schults’ DatingDotCom and MyManSpam. He was Assistant Director for Le Wilhelm’s The Shattering of the Golden Pane that appeared at the 59E59 Series. He would like to thank Estelle Parsons, Deborah Dixon and Brenda Hearing at The Actors Studio for help on this production as well as Le Wilhelm and Kathy Towson at Love Creek/RCL. He is a past Samuel French 1-Act festival winner, directing Frederick Stroppel’s Single and Proud.

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My Broken Brain  | Open: 10/19/09 Close: 10/19/09
As an artist and extrovert, it was a challenge for Michael growing up in his small (minded) New Jersey suburb. He falls in love with the unattainable girl. He strays from his Jesus loving mother, and he can't seem to find his identity. That's nothing five brain hemorrhages won't cure.
 

Horatio's Odyssey  | Open: 10/05/09 Close: 10/11/09
OUR ADVENTURE TAKES PLACE IN NYC. WE FIRST MEET HORATIO ODESSA (MATTHEW PERELLA) IN UPSTATE NEW YORK AS A HOMELESS MAN WHO IS BROKEN AND WEAK. BUT AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL ENCOUNTER UNKNOWINGLY GIVES HIM POWERS. HORATIO'S ODYSSEY BEGINS WITH HIS JOURNEY TO FIND HIS LOST FAMILY, TO REVISIT HIS PAST AND AVENGE THOSE WHO HAD DESTROYED IT. GET READY TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A TRANSFORMATION THAT WILL KEEP YOU WANTING MORE.

Cast: Matthew Perella, Samuel Traylor, Rory A. McEvoy, Olivia Lopez, David Marco Tirado, Lino Del Core, Kathryn Gonzalez

Macbeth  | Open: 10/01/09 Close: 10/11/09
The Foolish Mortals Theatre Company proudly presents William Shakespeare’s supernatural thriller Macbeth, adapted and directed by Michael Hagins. This well-known tale of an ambitious warrior plotting to rule Scotland has been updated to the Prohibition era of the Roaring 20’s, with Duncan and the Scotland Mob ruling supreme. Macbeth (Andrew Montgomery) is Scotland’s loyal hitman who, with the help of his plotting wife (Kelly Barrett) and driven by the prophecy of three street urchins (Megan Hanley, Teri Monahan, Molly Moore Lehmann), will become the king[pin] at any cost and will eliminate anyone and anything in his way.

"what Am I, Chopped Liver?"  | Open: 10/09/09 Close: 10/09/09
A night of Jewish comedy with Great Neck-bred Dan Ahdoot (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing), Brooklynite Scott Blakeman (Just for Laughs, Edinburgh Festival), & Plainview, Long Island-bred Lisa Geduldig (now a San Francisco-based comic/producer).

Produced by the San Francisco-based “Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Presents,” which is run by Geduldig who throws some lesbionic comedy into the Jewish comedy mix. Such comedy greats as Henny Youngman, Shelley Berman, and David Brenner have graced her stages.

Comedian bios/tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/80084

http://www.WhatAmIChoppedLiver.com
 

In These Shoes  | Open: 09/21/09 Close: 09/27/09
“In These Shoes” is making its debut at New York City’s Producer’s Club this Monday, September 21, 2009.

Originally seen last spring to raving reviews and sold out houses, “In These Shoes” returns to the stage to again captivate audiences with its comedic and touching chronicle about a functional/dysfunctional family from Pennsylvania.

"In These Shoes" is the story of a contemporary family living in rural PA. The family is faced with dealing with the flaws within all of them. The parents are trying to hold the family together; their only son comes home after being absent for a few years and sees the family in turmoil. The sisters (a hypochondriac and a drunk) has been living at home and draining their parents of all of their money and energy. What do you do when you realize that your siblings are harming your parents? After a sudden death, the family is forced to face their shortcomings head-on.

In its previous run, audiences were moved to both tears and laughter as they easily identified with these vibrant characters on a roller coaster ride that hits close to home.

For press passes or further information, contact Kyle Andrews at 917.656.8822.
 

Neva Give Up  | Open: 09/12/09 Close: 09/13/09
“Neva Give Up!” deals with issues of abuse, peer pressure, substance abuse recovery, forgiveness, healing and self-reliance.

After being voluntarily place in foster care at the age of 8 by her substance abusing mother, Hope Determine begins to face many trials and tribulations. However, despite her childhood obstacles Hope must strive to make a positive transition into adulthood. Whether she makes it our not is up to you to find out!
 

DIVORCE! Albanian Style!  | Open: 08/06/09 Close: 08/16/09
A play for anyone who has ever sought out marital advice only to be pointed in the WRONG direction resulting in DIVORCE! Albanian Style. Come see and learn a thing or two about marriage and why Albanians make divorce so bitingly funny!

The McCarthy Account  | Open: 08/14/09 Close: 08/15/09
Alice In Wonderland  | Open: 08/08/09 Close: 08/09/09
This adaptation is from the frist Alice in Wonderland book by Mr. Lewis Carol.  Featuring all the Characters for the book which include the White Rabbit to the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle. A play for youngsters and elders alike.

International Cringefest '10  | Open: 07/19/09 Close: 08/08/09
 

INTERNATIONAL CRINGEFEST '10

"BAD"

Plays, Musicals & Films

 

“It is outrageous, it is relentless, and it is delicious.  Go to the festival and have some nasty fun.  The guilty pleasure is actually cleansing in its own devious way.”

-- NYtheatre.com 

  "It is a daring tribute to political incorrectness!  This was a hilarious event.  If you're in NYC, catch this laugh riot."

-- Liz Smith, NY Post & Variety

 

YAY!  Directors and writers have been lined up for International CringeFest '10, which opens on Monday, July 19, and closes on Sunday, August 8, in the Grand Theatre at the Producers' Club, 358 W. 44 St.  These are REALLY GOOD & HILARIOUS works that are irreverent, politically incorrect, politically satirical, naughty, and utterly zany -- don't you want some of that?!  The schedule is M-F @ 8 pm, Sat. @ 5, 8 & 10:30 pm, Sun. @ 4 & 7 pm.  Plays are arranged in theme evenings and given quirky titles by artistic director Melba LaRose.  Themes rotate, so check the definitive schedule:  www.NYartists.org or www.Theatermania.com.  The audience goes for the night and gets to vote at the end for winners of the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, and Bronze Banana… and Jack Lemons for the actors.  For one ticket, you get to see a number of wacky works within a 2-hour timespan, including intermission.  The Producers' Club has a charming, inexpensive bar & lounge for before the show, at intermission, and at the end where you can mingle with performers.

            In the first week of the festival, Honorary Golden Pineapples will be presented to important people in the industry.  This year's honorees are still being kept hush-hush, but should be announced in June.  Last year, Pineapples went to Taylor Mead, Mink Stole, Joe Franklin, Ginny Louloudes, and Michael Musto.  In 2009, it was legendary actress Marilyn Sokol, cabaret star Sidney Myer, and Warhol muse Ultra Violet.  Director Tom O'Horgan (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar) was honored in 2007.

            The program for this year is…

 

SEX ENCOUNTERS OF A DISTURBED MIND  (dir. Robert Bartley)

  • Chat Room by Melanie Wallner                          
  • Would Ya?  by Bruce Post                                            
  • Clean up, Aisle Six by Paul J. Lawrence 
  • Bagel Shopping by David Schrag                        
  • Jump!  by George J. Bryjak                                
  • Phil in Customer Service by David Schrag             
  • INTERMISSION
  • After Life by Jon Brooks                                     
  • Zombie Strippers (musical) by Mark LaPierre       

PSYCHO BITCH PARTY  (dir. Kenny Howard)

  • Ashley Saves the World by Tom Baum               
  • The Surprise Party by Jeff Stolzer                                   
  • Lori at a Fetish Party (musical)                          

                  Book & lyrics Melanie Zoey Weinstein,

                  composer Cecilia Woodcrest

  • Psycho Bitch & the Throbbing Blue Veiner by Barbara Lindsay  
  • INTERMISSION
  • New Rochelleby John Ryan                               

IS THAT A CORNCOB IN YOUR POCKET? (dirs. Sharon Einhorn,

     Mark Falconer, Kenny Wade Marshall)

  • Sweet Talk by Jim Inman                                               
  • Red Dirt, White Trash by Jean Hart                                               
  • Whittlin' Dixie (musical) by Bud Twang                
  • INTERMISSION
  • The Clothing Line by Eve Crusto                         
  • The Great Pig Robbery (musical), dir. Kenny Wade Marshall)                   

              Book & lyrics by Blake Hackler, composer Michael Kooman

SEX, THUGS & ROCKIN' ROLES  (dir. Tom Amici)

  • 69 Stories by Frank O'Donnell                            
  • Torrid Taxes by Laurie Spector                           
  • Four Characters in Search of a Play by John Lane  
  • The Greatest Play Ever (If You Don't Think

             So, You're a Basket of Farts) by John Hendel  

  • Godot, Act 3 by Ira Hauptman                              
  • Nanny Lends a Hand by Jean Hart                        
  • INTERMISSION
  • Fingerman by Hope Weiner                                
  • Don't Write a Bad Play, or a Cautionary Tale       

             about the Brutality of the War on Terror

             and the Futility of Using Violence to Stop

             Violence by Jack Karp

  • The Artistic Integrity of a Damned-Fine Love Story

             by Robin Rodriguez  

DOWJONES MEETS DEEP THROAT  (dir. Kareem Fahmy)

  • The Alopecia Plot by Jules Tasca                                   
  • The Hedge Fun by Raeder Lomax                       
  • Sarah Opts Out!  by Shirley King
  • INTERMISSION
  • Small World by Jeff Stolzer                                
  • Bullwhips & Boo Boo Bird by Catherine Pelonero
  •             (dir. Eva Minemar)
  • The Patent Application by Stephen Delos Treacy  

NO HOLES BARRED (late-night Saturday)  (dir. Kenny Wade Marshall)

  • Oh my Josh! by Doron Braunshtein aka Apollo Braun       
  • The Queen's Privy (musical) by Michael Paul Girard  
  • INTERMISSION
  • It Came from Uranus (musical) by Lance Theo Carpenter  

PLUS, a few short films, including"Adolf Hitler Gets Some Bad News" by David Schrag.

            Tony Spinosa is Supervising Director of the theme evenings.  He is the only director to receive 2 Golden Pineapple Awards for his work with the CringeFest for the 2008 production of Charlie Chang and the Mysterious Salami, and the 2009 theme evening Is That a Spear In Your Pocket?  Tony is currently working under the wing of director Terry Johnson on the Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles through the SDC Observership Program, and is being courted for a full-time position with the show.  At the same time, he directed Village Light Opera Group's recent hit revival of Fiddler on the Roof.  Last year, he helmed VLOG's Kiss Me, Kate.

            This is the festival's third year at the Producers' Club, where it is warmly hosted by Freddie and Ernest Tollja.  The CringeFest is supported in part by the Dramatists Guild of America, corporate funders, and individual donors.  From the get-go, this festival has intrigued the press & media:  coverage has appeared in The New York Times Sunday Arts & Leisure section, New York magazine, TimeOutNY, and many more publications.  The coverage has provided tremendous exposure for a great number of artists:  50 in the first festival, 300 in the last one.  The house is packed nearly every night with producers, press/ media people, and a large/growing audience of locals and tourists.   Renowned writers, composers, directors, and actors take part and some have been in several festivals.

            NY Artists Unlimited is a 28 year old nonprofit organization that provides theatre and art to under-served audiences.  The company is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Nancy Quinn Fund, Puffin Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fund, corporate and individual contributors.  The festival lends a hand in supporting the mission to serve the community.  Movers 'n shakersbehind this insanity are:  Melba LaRose, Artistic Director; Bill & Anita Brown, associate producers from Shooting Star Theatre; Court Sweeting, Technical Director, plus myriad interns and volunteers that make the whole thing happen.

            For more information or reservations, call 212-242-6036 or visit www.nyartists.org.  For online ticketing:  www.theatermania.com.  Grand Theatre at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44 St., betw. Eighth/ Ninth Aves., July 19-August 8.  Tickets are $25 M-Sat. @ 8 p.m. ($20 advance sales - deadline July 1); $20 Sat. @ 5 p.m. & Sun. @ 4 p.m.; $18 Sat. @ 10:30 & Sun. @ 7 p.m.; and $18 Sun., Aug. 8, @ 4 p.m.

            Visit website for calendar of rotating theme nights:  www.NYartists.org

Sex Encounters Of The Absurd Kind  | Open: 07/23/09 Close: 08/07/09
NY Artists Unlimited takes great pleasure in announcing its production of SEX ENCOUNTERS OF THE ABSURD KIND, as part of International Cringefest '09. Be prepared to laugh as Cringefest Award-winning director Tom Amici proudly presents a series of four original comedic plays by writers from around the country.


In Fame Confusions by John Hendel, two mismatched celebrities meet on a twisted game show, fall in love, and get their own spinoff. Hilarity ensues.


In Steven Schutzman's No Talking on the First Date, the "worst blind date in history" may not turn out so bad for two snobby pseudo-sophisticates.


Booty Bandits by Kesa Maya Soul, features three bored homeboys who create the ultimate competition for scoring with the ladies. Once the girls in town catch wind of this plot, the tables are turned in this urban teen sex comedy.


Entr'acte Jared Ryan Stern leads you into Intermission with a few songs about some absurd sex encounters of his own.


For the grand finale, David C. Hayes' Swamp Ho sends up grindhouse films of the 70's, as two feudin' families in the Louisiana bayou take each other out one by one. Who will have the survival instincts needed to... well, survive?! WARNING: This play contains instances of graphic violence, vomiting, incest, rape, and other nasty surprises essential for great comedy.
 

The cast of SEX ENCOUNTERS OF THE ABSURD KIND includes Dante Alexander, Bryan Campo, Vance Clemente, Latrey Evans, Bianca Jamotte, Sarah Keljikian, Gary Mahmoud, Craig Newman, Jay Nog, Steve Peluso, Lauren Piselli, Jimmy Pravasilis, Alisha Racho-Jansen, Max Stein, Jared Ryan Stern and Jarrett Sullivan.
 

This Is Not A Project  | Open: 07/26/09 Close: 07/26/09
FREE READING!

To reserve seats in advance, please email notaprojectreading@gmail.com with names and number of seats.  Otherwise, just show up the day of the reading and it's first-come, first-served!

After seven years languishing on Pennsylvania’s death row for a crime he did not commit, Lyle Dawkins has been released and has relocated to New Jersey with his family. More than anything, Lyle wants a nice lady to share his new freedom with – and the single life in Jersey is hard enough without a difficult-to-explain seven-year gap in your recent past. In this dark(er) comedy, Lyle learns to navigate his exoneration in a changed world of bizarre electronic gadgets, years of missed baseball stats and trades, and online dating nightmares. 

*denotes actor appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association


 

A night of stand up comedy featuring some of the best comics New York has to offer!

Jay Abbondanza (BET, Jay and Not So Silent Bob Comedy Tour, Caroline's)

Andy Kleiman (Nat'l Lampoons College Comedy, various clubs around the city, Bacivo Nuggets Sketch Comedy)
 
Bob Bazer (Various clubs around the city, Jay and Not So Silent Bob Comedy Tour)
 
Nate Bargatze (CMT, Late Night with Conan O'Brein, Live at Gotham)
 
Cody Hess (The Comedy Cellar, various clubs around the city)
 
Barry Rothbart (The Straightmen, Stand Up New York, various clubs around the city)

Cocktails At The Centre Of The Earth  | Open: 07/08/09 Close: 07/12/09
The Lion Pinball Players, freshly escaped from Witch Prison, present a science-fiction drawing room steampunk chamber play with music.

In a world where mummies are torn from their tombs to be used as fuel, thrill to the adventures of the idle rich on the look-out for increasingly dangerous kicks. 

Jetpacks! Talking foxes! Disguises! Perversions! 

Can Lansing and Helena, two street urchins with a dangerous secret, storm the exclusive gates of the Albion Club? Will pneumatic tubes lift them to the soaring heights of the exotic Cygnus Lounge? Will a plastic surgery-addicted fox survive to swim with seahorse servants in a dome beneath the sea?  Will scarab-bearing terrorists sink the Colonel's steam ship?

Gaiety without Vulgarity!  Amusement without Compromise! Constellations brought to life!

Featuring Borts Minorts and the music of Richard Grant.

Reed In The Wind  | Open: 06/27/09 Close: 06/30/09
The ETC Theatre Company and Encore Entertainment Productions are pleased to present Joe Mcdonald’s Reed in the Wind, directed by Tom Holmes. Reed in the Wind will play five performances only at the Sonnet Theatre in the Producer’s Club (358 West 44th St. New York 10036.) Performances are June 27 through June 30. Press are invited to all performances.

Michael and Kate Nolan’s lives are forever changed when their parents perish in a fiery death. Ostracized by their community, the siblings’ unique relationship is challenged by the web of religious, social, and economic morass of life in early 1900’s Ireland. In Reed in the Wind, as the Nolan family disintegrates, the characters struggle to survive while seeking the truth - an adventure of the human kind.

The production stars Heather Snow Clark (Made-Over for Love, Why do you smoke so much, Lily, Jesus’ Blood) as Kate Nolan, Nic Tyler* (A Night of the Iguana, Hamlet, Dancing at Lughnasa) as Michael Nolan, Douglas B. Giorgis* (Ten Nights in a Barroom, Pride and Prejudice) as Peter Mallon, and Bob Adrian* (US Tour of Doubles, Twelve Monkeys, Jungle Fever, Basketball Diaries), as The Priest.

The production features scenic and costume design by Casper de la Torre.
 

Dreamsicle: World of Dreams  | Open: 06/10/09 Close: 06/13/09
Dreamsicle tells the story of an aspiring writer trying to write The Great American Novel only to discover his characters have other ideas.

The Romance  | Open: 06/11/09 Close: 06/11/09
BAB'S Theatrical Productions presents, "The Romance" a romantic play performed on Thur. June 11th at The Producer's Club 358 West 44th st. Showtime is $20

Taking a contemporary spin on the Shakespearean classic Romeo & Juliet, The Romance is a romantic comedy that tells the tale of love, social class, and acceptance that entwines a man and a woman from two different worlds. Twenty four year old Cynthia Miller is living life in upscale Central Park West while the love of her life twenty six year old Jacob lives and toils in Harlem. But when her family threatens to break them up, will their love sustain the relationship? How much family objection is too much for a relationship to handle?
Mr. Miller, a bank president and Mrs. Miller a district office superintendent go out of their way to sabotage the relationship. Also contending with the interference of the Miller family is Jacob’s sister Jenise’s dislike for Cynthia. Jacob is torn between his love for Cynthia and their social and economic differences.

 




 

QUICKTHINKING! Improv presents... QT!XXV!  | Open: 06/04/09 Close: 06/06/09
QUICKTHINKING! Improv celebrates it's big 25th class show with three nights of improv!  June 4th @ 7:30pm, and June 5th & 6th @ 7 & 9pm.  Tickets are only $10.00!

Coffins, Debt, Sandwiches & Lasers  | Open: 05/05/09 Close: 05/10/09
"Coffins, Debt, Sandwiches & Lasers" combines four short wicked funny plays that deal with being American and how that has really screwed us up., , "A Eulogy for Leroy", written by Jason Parker Green deals with Marriage, death and friendship till the end, well almost to the end. "The Devil's Business", was also written by Jason Parker Green is a short play exploring the power of the military vs. the Supreme Court. Don't push that button! Jason's last play of the night is "Living in Debt", a play dealing with debt to the extreme and the impossible means in which we will consider REMOVING that debt from our souls. The last play of the evening is "Sandwich Makers Unite Against the American Dream" written by Steven Stuart. A political satire and slightly absurd comedy dealing with the middle class working reality vs. The American dream.

Three couples - three directors - one text.

Maybe, Tomorrow traces the line between requited love and unrequited desires. Two people caught in a perpetual spiral of words unsaid struggle to come to terms with themselves and their feelings. Is love an attack or an embrace? A shield or a weapon? With three different visions of love and relationships within three different gender-pairings, this dynamic production confronts what the action of love stands for and the consequences that occur in its wake.


Same words, three different stories

 

Thespian Production Showcase 2009  | Open: 05/01/09 Close: 05/03/09
Thespian Production presents a showcase of four original works of one acts comedy and drama from various playwrights.


Backstage Pass - Written by Nick Robideau/ Directed by Brian Lady
Teenager Amy is obsessed with rock star Derek Genaro, and will stop at nothing to get backstage to meet her idol. When she finally gets her wish, though, Amy quickly discovers she may have gotten more than she bargained for. Amy and Derek grapple with issues of image, celebrity, and the implications of passion as they each discover what they truly want from each other.

Menu Driven - Written by Kyle Spearman/ Directed by Jason Surratt
Clarita, a professional business consultant, stops by an outside café in NYC. There she intrudes on a man named Manny. Each menu has a story of a key point in time which had an impact in her life.

Nkita - Written by Rosebud Ben-Oni/ Directed by Bob Teague
As Naomi heads off to an unidentified South American jungle to bring justice to all, animal-loving roommate Ann doubts that she'll go through with it. But when Naomi wants to take along the dog, an argument between the two erupts and brings the real issue to the forefront: finding a purpose in a era where irony trumps idealism.

Where's the Soup? Written by Robert Anthony/ Directed by Hollie Rosenberg
Where's the Soup? Is an absurd look at three down and out characters who attempt to have soup together. Tom and Nick live in a shabby apartment. Nick has invited his friend, Harry, to stay with them until he finds a job.

 

King Lear  | Open: 04/16/09 Close: 04/26/09
Bedtime Stories: Tales From The Gay Cutting Edge  | Open: 04/19/09 Close: 04/19/09
BEDTIME STORIES is a series of gay homoerotic short stories told readers' theatre style in reverse chronology - starting in the present and going through various eras - the 70s, the 60s, the 50s, the 40s, the 20s, all the way back to ancient times.  As narrators read the texts, actors dramatize the stories on-stage in pantomime.  Please be aware that the piece includes extensive male nudity and graphic/explicit gay sexual content.  The cast includes David Henry, Nate Steinwachs, Jed Ryan, and Andy Seaman among others.  For reservations, call 302-224-0598 or email charlesdelong4@aol.com

Unexpectedly Dancing In Boise  | Open: 04/02/09 Close: 04/04/09
Can a person truly write his own story?

Unexpectedly Dancing in Boise explores this quandary in an ordinary café through the stories of some non-ordinary patrons. Each person yearns to realize the fantasy in his head and literally flies, dances, and narrates his way towards transcending the commonplace. Three one-act plays, The Unexpected Connection, Dancing the Elastic Spoon, and Boise, Idaho by playwright Sean Michael Welch (1999 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival John Cauble Short Play), unlock our ability to experience the unexpected stories that may be locked in the imaginations of people who surround us everyday. After all, who is to say that their version of reality is not real? Maybe it is us who have it wrong.

Farrell, sitting at a table with his blind date, Polly, is hiding  a somewhat unique secret and the perfect date begins to go horribly awry as it is revealed thanks to the help of Dr. Schadenfreud.  Gerald, sitting alone at another table, dreams of being the world-famous dancer he was destined to become and lets his imagination transform his world and others around him.  Olston and Chastity, sitting in another part of the café, find themselves on a strange journey into a fantasy that they had never forseen occurring in their ordinary lives.  But is all of this motion and adventure enough to free each character from the lives that they lead as opposed to the lives that they imagine?

Unexpectedly Dancing in Boise is being produced as a benefit for the Peter Pan Children’s Fund, an international non-profit organization that educates and celebrates young philanthropists who support hospitals that care for children. Additionally, the selections from the production are being performed for adolescents at Montefiore Children’s Hospital in the Bronx, New York. All ticket sales (less $5) and donations are charitable contributions to the Peter Pan Children’s Fund and tax deductible according to law.
 

Hse Starcase  | Open: 03/28/09 Close: 03/29/09
"Stepping Like You Have Never Seen It Before" 

The HSE Starcase features:

(1st half of) "STEPPAHOLICS"

"An AMAZING PLAY about the stories of complete strangers that create a life time bond through their addiction to the artform of Stepping"

"M.A.R.S."

"Musically Amplified Reinvented Stepping"

This incredible  band combines trumpets, guiatar, vocals and for the 1st time ever Stepping incorporated as a musical instrument.  Its must see event!

For Video Tix and more Info, check out

 www.HSEstep.com

Contact:

Email: info@HSEstep.com

Phone: (347) 623 1681 or  (718) 864 4879 or (347) 451 3065

"There is als an after party where you can celabrate with the cast!"

The Club Roxy Revue  | Open: 03/20/09 Close: 03/21/09
Prepare to step back in time and relive the magic of the classic supper club floor shows! Set in 1940s Chicago, The Club Roxy Revue tells the story of "Big Daddy Cool" Johnny Dellarocca. When Frankie Palumbo and Trixie Malone try to take over Club Roxy, Big Daddy Cool is forced to use all of his magic and charm to ward off the hostile takeover, but the lighthearted story takes a drastic and dark turn.

Club Roxy Revue stars award-winning actor, singer, and magician John B. Pyka as "Big Daddy Cool" and features hit swing music from the 20th century, amazing magic and illusion, and high energy choreography! One reviewer said "It isn't Shakespeare, but it is the most fun you can legally have in one evening!"

The Romance  | Open: 03/13/09 Close: 03/13/09
New Play By Director Dara Bragg puts Love to the Test :
 

Taking a contemporary spin on the Shakespearean classic Romeo & Juliet, The Romance is a romantic comedy that tells the tale of love, social class, and acceptance that entwines a man and a woman from two different worlds. Twenty four year old Cynthia Miller is living life in upscale Central Park West while the love of her life twenty six year old Jacob lives and toils in Harlem. But when her family threatens to break them up, will their love sustain the relationship? How much family objection is too much for a relationship to handle?
Mr. Miller, a bank president and Mrs. Miller a district office superintendent go out of their way to sabotage the relationship. Also contending with the interference of the Miller family is Jacob’s sister Jenise’s dislike for Cynthia. Jacob is torn between his love for Cynthia and their social and economic differences.
 

Directed by Queens NY director Dara J. Bragg and produced by Deekyshaeel Entertainment in association with BAB’s Productions, The Romance stars Don Lavin as Jacob, Brittany Angelica Chance as Cynthia, Shawnette Hamilton Robertson as Mrs. Walker, Steven Bell as Mr. Miller, and Jeanine Holmes as Mrs. Miller
The Romance reopens for a 1 day performance on Fri. March 13th at The Producer's Club, 358 West 44th Street Manhattan NY
 

Cataract: A Temporary Cat And Iraq (Blindness)  | Open: 03/04/09 Close: 03/08/09
Cataract  is two one act plays about our inability to see the world around us:

Iraq (Blindness) by Tony Award winning playwright Mario Fratti is a serious look at the problems of American soldiers fighting in Iraq.  It's directed by Simcha Borenstein.

A Temporary Cat  by Mara Lesemann is a romantic comedy/fantasy about looking for love in 21st century America.  It's directed by Carlo Fiorletta.

The Saturday Affair  | Open: 02/18/09 Close: 02/22/09
The Saturday Affair is a modern, contemporary play, written, and directed by Florence Mills. Real twentieth century drama is the foundation for this production where romance, deception, fear and the AIDS Virus lead to secrets which drive the relationship of Sherry and Mark to the brink of destruction. With a surprising twist, The Saturday Affair causes us to reconsider our opinions as well as our choices. We see that secrets can be deadly.
 

A Piece Of Me  | Open: 02/20/09 Close: 02/22/09
A Piece of Me is an Inspirational stage play that is based on forgiveness, infidelity, alcoholism, homelesness, honesty, as well as verbal and physical abuse. A Piece of Me deals with everyday issues, and offers various viewpoints on change.  The stage play revolves around Bryce King (Brandon Myers) as he struggles with forgiving his father for his many years of verbal, and alleged physical abuse towards the family. Bryce is also the eldest child of three other siblings who struggle in their personal lives with alcoholism, lesbianism & fornication.
 

A Piece of Me was birthed out of writer/producer/director Jermaine Smith's personal testimony. The hesitancy to forgive his mother for her many years of substance abuse has developed into a stage play that has mentored to thousands (all the while, bringing 79 souls to the Body of Christ) in just only 23 shows thus far. Jermaine's mother has since found God and is delivered from drugs.

A Piece of Me has been performed @ The Shawnee Playhouse, Poconos, Pa., The Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, The Playhouse on the Green, Bridgeport, CT, The Lovingher Theatre @ Lehman College, Bronx, NY, The Oberia D. Dempsey Center, Harlem, NY, Faith Assemblies Of God, Brooklyn, NY, as well as Syracuse, NY, Hartford and New Haven, CT.

Quickthinking! Improv Presents... Qt!xxiv  | Open: 02/20/09 Close: 02/21/09
In honor of the Oscars, QT! Improv presents it's movie themed show!

Starrring: Rajeev Agarwal, Sitij Agrawal, Rich Bogle, Lev Demidov, Tran Dinh, Matt Fazio, Carey Gaughan, Danielle Kemp, Dave McDaniel, Beth Olarsch, David Pearl, Jessie Segal, & Jo Young

IS A NEW DRAMATIC/COMEDY STAGE PLAY THAT REVOLVES AROUND PRAYER, LIFE INSURANCE, DECEIT, ALCOHOLISM & INCEST."DELIVERED": FOCUSES ON DR. KENDRA SIMMS, A LOCAL PSYCHIATRIST. DR. SIMMS IS IN PREPARATION TO RELOCATE FROM HER OFFICE WORK SPACE TO HER HOME. AS DR. SIMMS MOVES, SHE TAKES US ON A JOURNEY WITH TWO OF HER MOST CHALLENGING PATIENTS (ONLY TO FURTHER LEARN MORE ABOUT HERSELF). "TREAT ME": FOCUSES ON THE BURDEN OF LIFE AFTER DEATH THAT IS PLACED ON A WIDOW, NALA FERGUSON. NALA MUST SOME HOW LEARN TO PICK UP THE PIECES, KEEP HER LIFE IN ORDER, RAISE HER KIDS AND ANSWER THE UNKNOWN: WHO KILLED HER HUSBAND, AND WHY DIDN'T HE HAVE LIFE INSURANCE?

Singles Awareness Day  | Open: 02/11/09 Close: 02/15/09
Lets face it, Valentines Day sucks.

Come the second week of February, join the Mekka Collective in celebrating...


Singles Awareness Day is a vaudeville-style celebration for everyone who isn't celebrating Valentines Day. Embrace your independence with monologues, scenes, dance pieces, and musical acts.

Dorothy Parker: MEN!  | Open: 02/11/09 Close: 02/15/09
A review of jazz-age wisecracker, incisive author, and hopeful cynic Dorothy Parker: her quips, poetry, book and theater reviews, and three short stories adapted to play form. The theme of relationships -- young and old, naive and jaded, eager and desperate -- runs throughout the piece, making it a fitting way to spend Valentine's Day, and every day.

. . . I must go on, till ends my rope,
Who from my birth was cursed with hope.
                               - Dorothy Parker

 

Equity Approved Showcase

Comps available to AEA members on a standby basis.

e-mail contact: dorothyparkeronstage@earthlink.net

"Bumlinger Presents"  | Open: 12/20/08 Close: 12/20/08
Enjoy an afternoon/evening of sketch comedy plus bring a pen to cast your vote in the 42nd MS.TOE-RIFIC BEAUTY PAGEANT! * Starring: GEORGIE CALDWELL * AARON COLOM * JENNY GREEN * NATSUKO HIRANO * KAYON MERCY * DAVID PERRI * ANNETTE STEPHENS *

How The QUICKTHINKERS! Stole X-Mas!  | Open: 12/19/08 Close: 12/19/08
Short & long form improv with the QUICKTHINKERS!

 

Out of the Mix  | Open: 12/04/08 Close: 12/14/08
Fred, a struggling artist, is about to throw in the towel when presented with a chance to make it big in the art world. But there's a catch, he has to risk losing everything in the process and drags those closest to him in to the mess.

A bit of comedy, a bit of drama, a bit of tragedy and a little fantasy to round things out.

Tickets include an art show of area up and coming artists, one hour prior to the show.

Shopping & F***king  | Open: 12/12/08 Close: 12/14/08
This dark comedic play tells the story of 5 Brits who turn all aspects of their lives into mere transactions. Whether it is sex, friendship, drugs or job security, how they attain them will supersede all moral codes.


 

 

Sexual Perversity In Chicago  | Open: 12/10/08 Close: 12/13/08
Danny Shapiro, Deborah Solomon, Joan Webber and Bernard Litko live in Chicago, a big city on a lake. Over the course of two months one summer, their lives intertwine in ways that are hilarious, dark, poignant, witty, and, in the words of the Chicago Daily News "sad, sweet, and utterly believable".

Plays I Wrote While Unemployed  | Open: 12/12/08 Close: 12/13/08
Three Great Days
Unambitious and unemployed, Brooke O'Manning interviews for jobs, visits her doctor and avoids an ever growing orgy in an attempt to simply bay her bills.

Another Bad Night at the Candy Factory

When Marty & Harry find themselves mysteriously trapped in a Candy Factory one evening, they think they've got it pretty rough.  Things are put into perspective when a third person arrives, determined to make a sacrifice.

Confessions of a Plate & Shoe brings together 16 of Josh McIlvain's funniest short plays into a single show. Featuring many of Josh's best received and previously produced plays as well as several world premieres, the show stars some of New York's best comedic actors including Nicola Barber, Kevin Lyons, Josh Lay, and Jesse Teeters. Director duties are split by previous McIlvain collaborators Deborah Wolfson, director 2006's NYC fringe hit "Williamsburg: The Musical," and Chris Czyz, assistant director of Primary Stage's Off Broadway show "Something You Did".

Sharply funny, sometimes outrageously raunchy, Josh's plays examine the disturbing absurdities of everyday life and the everyday life of the disturbingly absurd. Confessions of a Plate & Shoe ranges from the title piece about a real shoe trying to make friends with a real plate to a wife who finds her husband brought the wrong baby home from day care to a middle-aged man who seeks solace after discovering his mother in a recently made internet porno. But for Josh it takes more than a silly situation to really get an audience going. He gets the most humor from his characters—creating people audiences recognize from their own experiences and whom they don't expect to see on stage.

Wings of Our People  | Open: 11/14/08 Close: 11/16/08
"Sometimes we have to revisit the past to find our way into the future."

Wings of Our People is the inspiring story of an African American family struggling to connect in today's world of images, challenges and problems. Reaching into the past, and taking inspiration from a host of historical figures from Sojourner Truth to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one family gains the strength and courage to come together and face the world.

This inspiring production is being presented by a community of artists who believe that all people can live together in peace and harmony.

The Affair in 22B  | Open: 10/16/08 Close: 10/26/08
A successful actress. A jealous playwright. In their "industry" relationship, what could possibly happen next?
QUICKTHINKING! Improv presents...  | Open: 10/24/08 Close: 10/25/08
Short and long form improvisation with the QUICKTHINKERS! Showtimes: 7:00 & 9:00pm Tickets only $10!
U.S. Drag  | Open: 10/15/08 Close: 10/18/08
Two young women in Manhattan seek love and happiness, but they'll settle for rent money. Along the way, they volunteer for an advocacy group called SAFE ("Stay Away From Ed") named for an elusive serial attacker. Everybody is looking for salvation in the arms of another in the group where no one has very much to give. And who is this "Ed" anyway?
Bumlinger Presents  | Open: 10/11/08 Close: 10/11/08
Sketch comedy show plus bring a pen to cast your vote in the 41st Ms.Toe-rific Beauty Pageant.
A UNIQUE EVENT
Movimiento Escénico de las Américas (Performing Arts Movement of the Americas), referred to as MEDLAM, is an innovative event in which dance as an art form calls upon other expressions of the performing arts to convene in the same forum to foster a public dialogue. Dance as the main link, joins theater, music, and poetry.

Movimiento Escénico de las Américas (MEDLAM) is a unique gathering of local, national and international artists sharing with New Yorkers the cultural richness of the Americas.


OUR MISSION
Movimiento Escénico de las Américas' mission is to promote the arts, culture and diversity of the Americas, primarily of Latin America, while providing a platform for emerging and well known artists to exchange their work and talent with New York City audiences.


THE FIRST EDITION
In 2008, Movimiento Escénico de las Américas (MEDLAM) celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of dance, theater, music, video and poetry performances by artists representing Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States.

This first edition of MEDLAM will present dance performances by Alexandra Beller; Julieta Valero / Rastro Dance Company; Dayana Hernández, Francisco Espinoza and Elliot Ortiz / D.10 Project. It also includes performances by actor Nelson Pérez / Teatro Professional Lara, poet and actor Ygor Zamora and a one woman musical by Rosateresa Castro Vargas.

Every nite of the event, MEDLAM will feature a dance performance together with a theatrical, musical or poetry presentation. The public will enjoy a double feature for a single price of admission each night.


PERFORMANCES SYNOPSIS

Thursday, September 25 / jueves 25 de septiembre

us - Alexandra Beller Dances
A solo performed without intermission. A hybrid form of performance art using text, song, virtuosic dance, and original sound design, "us" attempts to excuse itself from genre classification by using different mediums to tell it like it is. There is both seeringly literal ideology (as in text where Bush explains the elimination of reproductive rights as essential for a compassionate culture) and rampantly metaphorical (as when a mop is used in place of a gay partner for a love duet). Humor is used to engage and disarm the audience, and pathos to elicit an open heart and mind.

The ultimate goal is to create a space where the issues can be looked at as human decisions rather than legislative rules and where the experience of being a citizen can be examined as a life rather than a political model.


SOLILOQUIO EN NEGRO TENAZ - Teatro Profesional Lara
(this performance will be presented in Spanish)
Comedia irreverente y absolutamente feminista cuyo argumento gira en torno a la historia de una mujer que, durante el velorio de su tercer marido, decide contar su vida con los respectivos aciertos, desaciertos, alegrías, tristezas, amores y desamores.

Con un lenguaje mordaz esta mujer hace de aquella recepción mortuoria (como tiene a bien llamarla) un paseo por lo que podría ser la vida de muchas mujeres latinoamericanas que por x razón han sido victimas de una sociedad inquisidora y un monstruo casi imbatible: EL MACHISMO.

Es un trabajo que recurre a la improvisación como vía para establecer contacto directo con el público e integrarlo a las insólitas situaciones que este funeral va desencadenando, porque, como dice la viuda "cuando se va a un velorio es porque se conoce al muerto" .Allí cada uno de los espectadores tendrá la posibilidad de enfrentarse con una realidad cercana que, en muchos casos los toca de cerca pero que inevitablemente es obviada.


Friday, September 26 / viernes 26 de septiembre

Tomando Café (Drinking Coffee) - Rosateresa Castro-Vargas
An experimental one-woman musical
A woman reminisces about drinking coffee with the women of her family in Puerto Rico while she is seating in an imaginary coffee bar in New York City. Her reverie takes her back to happy memories as well to the family secrets that include child molestation.


SHUFFLE 2007 - Rastro Dance Company
Choreography: Julieta Valero in colaboration with the dancers.
Dancers: Leigh Atwell, Maya Kirsshanasastry, Milvia Pacheco and Edgar Rodriguez
Music: Kevin Johansen and Perroboto
Sound Design: Marcelo Anez


Saturday, September 27 / sábado 27 de septiembre

Hosco mundo - recital de poesía - Ygor Zamora
(this performance will be presented in Spanish)

Hosco mundo (written in 2007) reflects different episodes and experiences in Zamora's metaphoric and visionary Hispanic world. Using his poetry, Zamora talks to his audience about this dreamed context, skillfully exposing confrontations, issues and truths with a bitter sweet taste.

" directa y metafóricamente al mismo tiempo, su poesía revela los gestos de su identidad, la del poeta que se reconoce en la grandeza de sus sueños y aspiraciones sociales.." (critic Teresa Novo).


Latidos de Memoria / Beats of Memory - Dayana Hernández
Concepto coreográfico de Elliot Ortiz basado en los trágicos sucesos ocurridos en el pueblo de Vargas (Costa Venezolana) en el año 2000. Utilizando improvisaciones de los bailarines, la pieza presenta diversas estructuras que son ejecutadas sobre un dispositivo escenográfico con barro. Originalmente creada para Danza 10, la premier de esta coreografía tuvo lugar en Francia en el 2001. Dayana y Elliot han creado una nueva versión para celebrar el 16 aniversario de Danza 10 en Nueva York.

Originally, this choreography was created by Elliot Ortiz for Danza 10, during the dramatic events of Vargas (Venezuelan coast). The premier of this piece was in France in 2001. Using improvisations and body expression, the dancers create a diversity of phrases over clay. Dayana and Elliot developed a new version to celebrate the 16th anniversary of Danza 10 (Venezuela) in New York City.


Vidas Prestadas / Borrowed Lives - Elliot Ortiz / D.10 Project
Vidas Prestadas, dibuja las diferentes percepciones de un alucinante viaje en los territorios del otro ... (del otro yo?). "... y es otro el territorio que respiro y es otra la vida que no tengo." (Ygor Zamora).

Borrowed Lives, depicts the different perceptions of a hallucinatory journey into other's territory...(the other self?) ...and is other the territory that I breathe and is other the life that I do not have." (Ygor Zamora).

GET TICKETS ONLINE
www.MedlamNY.com

ADDITIONAL INFO
call: (718) 768-0458 or write: pcordova@MedlamNY.com

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea  | Open: 09/26/08 Close: 09/27/08
An explosive, deeply affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love
Danny and Roberta collide -hostile and desperate- in a dive in the Bronx. Danny's co-workers call him "The Beast" and his out-of-control emotions may have driven him to murder. Roberta's dark past has turned her into a self-loathing 30-year-old with no foreseeable future. They strike up a conversation over a beer in a bar, spend the night together, and so begins their funny, frightening and ultimately fascinating relationship..
69 Ain't Just A Number  | Open: 09/16/08 Close: 09/21/08
"69 Ain't Just A Number" has been compared to the unashamed writings of "The Vagina Monologues", the interactions of characters of "In Living Color" and the musical production of "Rent"! "69 Ain't Just A Number" returns each season with a sometimes revolving and new cast. "69 Ain't Just A Number" hopes to be a huge Broadway success!!!
Five Flights by Adam Bock  | Open: 09/18/08 Close: 09/20/08
Five Flights is a comedy about three siblings, Adele, Bobby and Ed, who must decide the fate of a decaying, giant bird house they inherited. Everyone else in their lives wants a say. Fueling the debate is a growing congregation of people who love birds, the romantic advances of a professional hockey player, and a bird-themed bake sale.
An Honest Dollar  | Open: 09/11/08 Close: 09/14/08
"An Honest Dollar" is a comedy in three acts. It tells the story of two brothers, Hank and Arthur, the financial difficulties they encounter and the unorthodox ways they try to get back on their feet. Along the way they encounter a venal landlady and her talented daughter, a local tough and his girlfriend, three judges and a blabbermouth delivery person.
The production features Craig Beatty, Joseph DeBona, Tee Cotter, Mary Mulroy, Cori Ann Roublick, Bill Kozy, Carol Dooner, Natardia Lee Soy and Madeline Balmaceda.


For tickets, go to www.anhonestdollar.com

Solitary Confinement  | Open: 09/05/08 Close: 09/06/08
Written by Melvin Shadd Directed by Mel Williams

Mason Michaels was first molested by his stepfather when he was seven years old. At the age of twelve Mason Michaels killed his abusive stepfather. Twelve years have past since that fateful night .Mason now twenty four years old has written a book about his years of being molested as a child titled SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. His book has caused a uproar within the already divided family come meet the Michaels a family you won't soon forget.

Blood Knot  | Open: 08/21/08 Close: 08/24/08
Athol Fugard's Blood Knot speaks with poetic resonance capturing the plight of two brothers; one light-skinned and the other black. Blood Knot creeps underneath the mere surface of skin complexions and slowly yet sometimes viciously unravels a tight coil of race perceptions. Morris the lighter skinned brother living with his dark skinned brother in South Africa try to maintain normal family life, but the question of race is always a factor. Can they help each other survive and still be a family in a time of apartheid?
Evening's of Wonder  | Open: 08/20/08 Close: 08/20/08
Evenings of Wonder is a fun and exciting magic show that will bring you to the very limits of your imagination. Currently the longest running magic show in Queens, we boast some of the most skilled, professional and entertaining performers in the city. Join us for our first production in Manhattan for a high dose of unbelievable magic - you won't regret it.
Midtown Children's Musical Theater Festival  | Open: 08/06/08 Close: 08/17/08
Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White are triplets who get stolen away from their Queen mother by an angry witch. Each Princess is catapulted into her own fairy tale, awaiting rescue by their own personal (bumbling) Prince Charmings: Beau, Barry and Burly Bob. Will it be happy ending for all? Memorable songs, comical characters and a twisted tale.
Murder Americana (Staged Reading)  | Open: 08/11/08 Close: 08/12/08
When crime is reduced to a nursery rhyme... For over a century, it has been a mystery so notoriously unsolvable it has become woven into the fabric of the flag. Before DNA, before CSI, it was one woman against the Justice System. On August 11th, 1892, her arrest rocked the nation. On August 11th, 2008, be there when her mystery is finally solved!
Bad Musicals Festival '08  | Open: 07/21/08 Close: 08/10/08
These musicals are not actually bad but REALLY GOOD. However, they are all naughty, satirical, and politically incorrect. They're filled with bad language/puns and other sorts of things that would be otherwise frowned upon. Approximately twelve short musicals are arranged in various theme evenings (ex: Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?). The bad house band, Bronze Fondue, and East Village comedians provide entertainment between the shows. At the Fairies & Phantasies Benefit (7/25), legendary actress Marilyn Sokol and Warhol superstar Ultra Violet will be presented with honorary golden pineapples. Benefit attendees are encouraged to come in costume as a wacked-out version of their favorite children's character, and to bring a toy or book to donate to needy children. There will be costume prizes and raffles. Co-chairing this event are playwright Jean Hart and Kimberly Kopera. In keeping with the bad children's theatre theme that night, there will be lunchbox specials: assorted finger sandwiches (including P&J!), cupcakes, cake, cookies, penny candy, punch, booze, and more. Admission to the Fairies and Phantasies Benefit will be $25.00 though the price drops to $20.00 for those who come in costume. There will be a Carmen Miranda Closing Benefit (8/10), featuring the presentation of the Golden Pineapple, Silver Tomato, and Bronze Banana (award winners selected by audience vote) for the playwrights & directors and the presentation of the Jack Lemons for the best bad actor & actress. Costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes. Come dressed as your favorite fruit! There will be a special award for the Best Carmen. $25 per person ($20 if you come in costume) benefits the company's work with under-served children & families, seniors & elderly. There will be entertainment, food, booze, and lots of fruit! The lineup for the Bad Musicals Festival '08 will be as follows: IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET? – Mon. 7/21, Sat. 7/26, Thurs. 7/31, Tues. 8/5 Charlie Chang & the Mysterious Salami, Book & Lyrics by Anne Berlin, Music by Andy Cohen, directed by Tony Spinosa Henry & Hyde, Book by James M. Eisenman and Thomas Adams, Lyrics by James M. Eisenman, Music by Thomas Adams, directed by Maryna Harrison FOREIGN & FAMILIAR BODIES – Tues. 7/22, Sun. 7/27,Fri. 8/1, Wed. 8/6 Falling in Love Again by J. Boyer, directed by Anita Brown Too Much Love, Lyrics by Douglas M. Parker, Music by Denver Casado, directed by Tom Amici OBGYNia, a Sci-Fi Musical Romp! by Justine Lambert and Kenneth Nowell, directed by Tom Amici POLITICS & POOPSY – Wed. 7/23, Mon. 7/28, Sat. 8/2, Thurs. 8/7 The Virgin Dictator: A Love Story starring Kim Jong Il by Itai Grunfeld, directed by Brady Amoon Daffodils in Deutschland by Dray Rigg, directed by Kenny Wade Marshall CRIMINALLY INSANE PUPPETS – Thurs. 7/24, Tues. 7/29, Sun. 8/3, Fri. 8/8 Pinokenstein by Mark LaPierre, directed by Diane Englert The Dependents, Book by Bebe McGarry, Lyrics by Debra M. Gussin, Music by Michael Paul Girard, directed by Sara B. Ware IT AIN'T KANSAS ANYMORE! – Fri 7/25 (benefit), Wed. 7/30, Mon. 8/4, Sat. 8/9 Stranded!, Book & Lyrics by Raymond Bokhour, Music by Ilan Maazel, directed by Leslie Nemet Grimm Late Night, Book & Lyrics by Mark LaPierre, Music by Jodi Eichelberger, directed by Nikki Rothenberg The Great Plastic Surgeon of Oz by Zurbon Gish, directed by Robyne Parrish Tickets are available through TheaterMania, though they can also be reserved by calling NY Artists Unlimited directly at (212) 242-6036. For further information, see our website, www.nyartists.org.
Maybe you've found yourself wishing for a great sex scene while reading Jane Austen. Conversely, while watching porn, maybe you've longed for someone to say something intelligent. Yearn no more for this powerful combination! It will be present (as well as other things) in our theatrical evening Sex and Sensibility. Four plays in one evening about modern urban relationships, featuring David Parr's wry and quirky drama Ecstatic Electricity (written and directed by Parr) and Kristy Eldredge's sly and Sex-y satire Sex & the Boroughs (directed by Andrea Biggs).

DUCK-WALLS (Parts I and II)  | Open: 08/06/08 Close: 08/06/08
The year is 1989 and Clarkdale Memorial has just opened a new wing for the treatment "of those unruly teenagers". This dark comedy follows the new counselor, Frank Summons, as he is introduced to his colorful patients and a very shady staff during his first tumultuous week on the job.

Whether they are trying to escape from reality, the devil, controlling parents, or the press, the patients at Clarkdale Memorial are all seeking protection behind its walls. At the same time, Dr. Stern, the shady chief of Operations for the Ward, together with the long suffering Nurse Sally and ambitious assistant Ms. Styles work to keep the reigns on Frank who actually wants to help those under his care.

Part II of the DUCK-WALLS series, "You're in America Frank"
picks up right where part one left off: in the hospital and in need of serious help. Travel closer to the lives of the staff and the patients as we are taken into their homes and past their guarded personas.

Minus 32 Million Words  | Open: 08/02/08 Close: 08/02/08
A turn of events causes Costello to take a hard look at herself and realize that her past did not have to become her future...

"Sue Costello takes us on a wonderful journey filled with lots of laughter and love" -- Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara

"Entertaining on every level! Great characters, great writing and hilarious delivery! She's the next Whoopi, only not black." -- Kevin Nealon

"Sue's show was amazing! It was hilarious and dark, and brutally honest! Run, don't walk to the theater! She is a real talent!" -- Molly Shannon

Sue Costello has been seen on Fox's Costello, NBC's Last Comic Standing, Once in the Life with Laurence Fishburne and Southie with Donnie Wahlberg

Chicken Bone Beach  | Open: 07/16/08 Close: 07/26/08
CHICKEN BONE BEACH, is a look at the dynamics of friendship-- where one's dreams threatens to break the frabric of what we know and hold dear. The bonds that once seem indestructible slowly fall apart due to sacrifice and the hope of a brighter future. It's the willingness to let go of what we want and need the most. Is the cost of true friendship its own destruction and can we salvage the wreckage?
His Own Song  | Open: 07/04/08 Close: 07/13/08
...A sensational Southern drama in the tradition of Tennessee Williams......Emotional...Funny...Heartbreaking......
Shoes  | Open: 07/09/08 Close: 07/12/08
If you could choose your family, would you? "Shoes" is a contemporary look into the life of one family trying to deal with themselves and society in rural Pennsylvania. Dysfuctional, yes, but who's family isn't? Through laughter, tears and a lot of sarcasm, the characters in "Shoes" will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Although you can't choose your family, you can choose to come see "Shoes" and fall in love with this one.
Maybe you've found yourself wishing for a great sex scene while reading Jane Austen. Conversely, while watching porn, maybe you've longed for someone to say something intelligent. Yearn no more for this powerful combination! It will be present (as well as other things) in our theatrical evening Sex and Sensibility. Four plays in one evening about modern urban relationships, featuring David Parr's wry and quirky drama Ecstatic Electricity (written and directed by Parr) and Kristy Eldredge's sly and Sex-y satire Sex and the Boroughs (directed by Andrea Biggs).
Witch Prison  | Open: 07/02/08 Close: 07/06/08
A terrifying glimpse behind the hex-stained walls of the notorious Camp Cauldron! Can a private eye uncover the dread plans of the Wardlock (half warden, half warlock, all fiend!) before an innocent witch falls prey to the depraved appetites of...Witch Prison? Featuring a performance of the album "Live From Witch Prison" by Johnny Craft and the Craft Brothers.

A mash-up of Women-In-Prison, Satanic Cheerleader and Private Eye films - Live on Stage!

Illegal Spells! Forced Confessions! Menacing Imps! Lurking Familiars! Necromantic Passion!

For tickets and info write us at lionpinballplayers@gmail.com

Judy & Me - A Gay Play By Peter Mac  | Open: 06/05/08 Close: 06/30/08
Judy & Me recounts the true story of sixteen-year old "Anthony" trapped in the narrow-minded suburb of Elmont, Long Island - the real hometown of playwright Peter Mac. An outcast at his jock high school, Anthony is the daily target of verbal and physical abuse from his classmates. Things are equally tenuous at home, where his father is a walking time bomb and a constant source of pain to Anthony and his mother. The teen finds his only escape in the music and entertainment of the legendary Judy Garland, who COMES TO LIFE before his very eyes, helping him through his daily struggles with encouragement, wit, and strength. Through his passion for (and camaraderie with) Garland, Anthony learns to deal with his dysfunctional family, his horrible school life, and the realization that he's gay.

Please note that this performance contains adult language and very brief posterial nudity.

Cannoli Happen Again!  | Open: 06/17/08 Close: 06/29/08
"Can'noli Happen Again"

Come see what everyone has talked about the past 2 summers, with ALL BRAND NEW SKITS!

COUPLES THERAPY

Two Italian American couples sit on a psychologists' couch and discuss their marital problems in a group setting. See if the Graffinino's and the Menichino's can save their marriages. Add a young ALL AMERICAN couple and get ready to be driven "Nuts" with laughs.

BROOKLYN BEAT

Join Rita and Betty two Brooklyn girls with their own public access television show. They bring you the SCOOP on what's happening in Bay Ridge, from their GAY hairstylist to local business owners, and even a local aspiring celebrity.

GUIDO MATING SEASON

Join world renowned wildlife journalist Michael Bennet as he dares to enter a New Jersey nightclub in the heart of Guido Mating Season. Roar with laughs as Michael narrates the actions young Guido males will take in order to find the perfect mate.....for the evening!

OUT TO THE BALL GAME!

Yankee tickets are hard to come by these days. You take what you can get, even if it means the last seat in the last row of The Stadium. What kinds of fans occupy those seats? A Suburban Attorney and his fiancée are about to find out. On one side 2 Long Island Stoner's on the other side, 3 loud New Jersey die hards. And right in the middle the loveable character - BRUNO!

GANGSTER JEOPARDAY

This skit was so popular in the past we decided to bring it back. Nunzio Graffinino a local MOB BOSS, has been the Jeopardy champion for over 2 years now. He remains the Champion simply because every contestant along with the host of the show is petrified of him. Test your knowledge as well, with popular categories such as "Smack or Whack em", "Where to bury a guy" and "Paulie Walnuts Trivia". With categories like these how can Nunzio lose?

MORE DINNER GUESTS

THE TRADITONAL ITALIAN SUNDAY DINNER is the traditional show stopping finale to our show each year. In the past Vinny an Italian Mama's boy has brought home several young ladies. None of them have been to Mamas liking. Vinny has brought home a Puerto Rican girl, Irish girl and even an African American named Lakisha. After a minor heart attack after Mama met Lakisha, MAMA'S BACK! This time Gina their oldest daughter has a dinner guest and normally quiet POP has plenty to say! Who knows maybe Vinny has another guest to bring to the table as well. Break out the Brioschi, from the meal and all the action, AGATA will be in the Finelli house.

Ghetto Chronicles The Musical  | Open: 06/28/08 Close: 06/28/08
Ghetto Chronicles The Musical is a thought provoking and candid look at inner city living thru trials and triumphs told by artists who sing, rap, dance and speak poetry live on stage. Also Featuring DWhit who is well known and respected as a choreographer & directer working with platinum artists such as Britney Spears, Joe, TLC, 702 and touring with Usher, Destiny's Child, Keith Sweat, Deborah Cox and others. The show is a series of one-acts that will have you dancing and shouting in the aisles from inspiration. You will laugh, cry, think and celebrate Ghetto Chronicles.
Duck-walls 2  | Open: 06/27/08 Close: 06/27/08
The year is 1989 and Clarkdale Memorial has just opened a new wing for the treatment "of those unruly teenagers". This dark comedy follows the new counselor, Frank Summons, as he is intoduced to his colorful patients and a very shady staff during his first tumultous week on the job.

Whether they are trying to escape from reality, the devil, controlling parents, or the press, the patients at Clarkdale Memorial are all seeking protection behind its walls. At the same time, Dr. Stern, the shady chief of Operations for the Ward, together with the long suffering Nurse Sally and ambitious assistant Ms. Styles work to keep the reigns on Frank who actually wants to help those under his care.

Part II of the DUCK-WALLS series, "You're in America Frank"
picks up right where part one left off: in the hospital and in need of serious help. Travel closer to the lives of the staff and the patients as we are taken into their homes and past their guarded personas.

Richmond: A Musical Fantasia  | Open: 06/18/08 Close: 06/22/08
"Richmond: A Musical Fantasia" is a comedic pop and R&B musical that tells the story of a group of students at a high school students in suburban Richmond, Virginia. It is set in March 1997 and it is both a satiric look at the culture of the late Nineties and the American South, as well as a send-up of the hometown high school experience. It addresses class, race, and sexuality issues, as diffused through the lens of high school.
The 2008 NAACP Act-So Evening of Theater, celebrating their ninth season, presents to you August Wilson's The Piano Lesson featuring the NYC Act-So Theater Ensemble. Starring Duane Wallace as Boy Willie and Melissa Benjamin as Berniece. Also, they will be performing a tribute to the 40th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP Act-So Theater Ensemble includes student participants from NYC Act-So and alumni. August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, is a Pulitzer prize winning play for drama. The real beauty is witnessing this historical play performed by young talent to potential perfection. Come and enjoy a wonderful show at the Producer's Club Theater.
beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN  | Open: 05/16/08 Close: 06/08/08
beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN, a Mark Twain musical comedy, adapts several of Mark Twain's best-loved short stories for the musical stage, including "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Caleveras County," "A Genuine Mexican Plug," and "Cannibalism in the Cars" as well as excerpts from Life on the Mississippi and The Innocents Abroad. A troupe of singers and storytellers regales the audience with witty, odd and poignant tales from the American West and then travels on the first American cruise ship journey to Europe and the Holy Land, where the American character meets Old World sensibilities with comic and moving results. beTwixt, beTween & beTWAIN is performed by a talented ensemble of seven actor/singer/instrumentalists who play multiple comic characters, sing a wide array of jaunty tunes and engrossing melodies, and play numerous instruments like piano, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, accordion and two wooden frogs. Book, music and lyrics are by Danny Ashkenasi, whose music the New York Times said has "dimensionality and touches of poignancy," and the Village Voice called "lovely." Danny Ashkenasi also received the FringeNYC Festival's Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics in 2006.
Suicide Sundays  | Open: 05/28/08 Close: 06/01/08
Amidst a threatening world of noise and demolition, three old friends with the same first name drink and scheme and try to remember how to tie their bowties for The Cotillion. When it becomes clear that no space is safe and no building sacred, one of them is compelled to do something to protect his friends, his barn, and the girl he doesn't love.

Suicide Sundays, the inaugural production from fallingdreamPRODS, is a deadpan, deadly serious meditation on death and the passing of time.

What is a society anymore? To whom are we indebted as citizens? As friends? As old flames? And why, for the love of God, DON'T we all kill ourselves on a Sunday? Suicide Sundays pokes around in the dirt at the edge of the river and wonders about all this. Then wonders how much gin is left back at the barn.

A Photograph : Lover's in Motion  | Open: 05/29/08 Close: 05/31/08
" A Photograph : Lover's in Motion" takes place in San Francisco in the world of Sean David a complex photographer that is entwined by the love, passion , and greed of three different woman Michael, Nevada and Claire .
In a story that is a whirlwind of unexpected bursts of desperation , lust, and witty comedic relief the show explores sexism, classism , and a man's dream to be an artist.
The strikingly talented cast is as follows :
Eugene Daniels as Sean David, Valerie Viramontes as Michael, Amanda Gloria Valdes as Nevada , Shray Richardson as Claire, and Payton Cole as Earl
Roommates  | Open: 05/21/08 Close: 05/25/08
After the unsettling death of her husband, baby boomer Mildred Langstrom joins forces with neurotic, newly single Gen-Xer, Alex Schaefer. Both women are determined to make it on their own and with just a little help from a ROOMMATE.
Boxed In: A Night of Two Brand New One-Act Plays!  | Open: 05/01/08 Close: 05/18/08
Project Oriented Productions (POP) is proud to present two brand new one-acts, Cornered and Transit: two plays fighting against a stagnant country with 88-hour work weeks and $8.00 cups of coffee. The two plays delve into something that POP calls Contemporary Absurdism. Both playwrights have taken the absurdity of our time and dropped it into two tragically comedic plays.

Cornered, written by Kellie Arens and directed by Debbie Slevin, is a contemporary absurdist take on being lower than the lowest step on a corporate ladder. Fawn, a young woman drowning in student loans and credit debt, decides to take a cashier position at Corner World to make extra cash. She quickly realizes this casual "job" will cost her more than she expected. She attends an orientation led by Roberta, a conservative, Dinosaur-obsessed corporate cheerleader and there is no escape! Inspired by Eugene Ionesco's The Lesson, this play explores the question at the back of each and every one of our minds: "does a person's job define the person?" Cornered toys with the scary possibility that it does.

Transit, written by Jonathan Albert and directed by Cristina Alicea is inspired by Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. It is about two men, Pat and Sam, waiting for change to come in the form of a train, ferry or something less tangible, something to take them away from their stagnant routine. They are stuck, trapped, boxed in by their own life choices and only with the realization that individual strength is the only salvation will anything ever change.

Cast Members:
Cornered
Kellie Arens and Melissa Derfler

Transit
Jonathan Albert and Anthony Crep

Irresistible  | Open: 05/15/08 Close: 05/16/08
A night of Broadway selections - and a few songs you may or may not recognize to make your night fun and entertaining! Two musical theater pros, Elizabeth Nicholas Synnott and Terri Ann Glynn, share some of their favorite songs on and off Broadway.
Legends, Myths, and Hieroglyphs  | Open: 05/09/08 Close: 05/13/08
Legends, Myths, and Hieroglyphs

A Modern Opus with Southern Charm


NEW YORK, NY, April 11, 2008 - On May 9th, 2008, Legends, Myths and Hieroglyphs, a new play by filmmaker Demetrius Wren, will take its first steps with the guidance of Mainspring Collective as the first leg of their new "Square One Series."

Set in a small town in northern Mississippi, the story is told through the wild imagination of a young boy, as he tries to make sense of the world around him without the guidance of a father. His grandmother, after enduring decades of tragedy, tries to hold her failing family together as she enters the twilight of her life. Told in three acts, the audience experiences the zeitgeist of the play - the decline of the black American family fabric.

When asked why he took a step away from film to write this whimsical tragedy, Wren shared, "I've always been drawn to theater that held a bit of magic in its characters, set design, and way of unraveling the story. Unlike most film, theater isn't about recreating reality. It's more than that. It's the way we wish we could see it coupled with the power of our imagination."

Mainspring Collective, a New York based theater company who opened its doors last summer with a creative 1950's adaptation of Euripides' Medea, now continues with its latest effort, the Square One Series. This new project is commited to ensemble collaboration, working with fresh voices that will shape the next generation of live performance and theater.

Mainspring Collective resides at the Producer's Club on West 44th Street and 9th Avenue. Legends, Myths and Hieroglyphs will run from May 9th to May 13th. For more information, show times, and ticket sales please visit us at: www.mainspringcollective.com.

East Village Studios Presents Friday May 9th  | Open: 05/09/08 Close: 05/10/08
Stand up comedians, comedy improv, short film screening, 3 bands, art show, hookah lounge,
$20 OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT (draft beer, vodka & gin drinks
One woman show  | Open: 04/18/08 Close: 04/18/08
I WANT A PENIS is a unique sexual confession, revealing a quest for the divine through endless and futile endeavors to fish and tame the enigmatic animal called Penis. It's full of Eastern European temper manifesting itself in bursts of Grotowski's physical theatre, Japanese Butoh and performance self punishment.
America, you really do try hard.......sometimes.

Come join the fantastically hilarious new Sketch Comedy Troupe, Honorable Mention, as they give America.....well......An Honorable Mention.

"I didn't want a medal anyways! "
-America

For Questions and Tickets please email: Hmention@yahoo.com

Becky Stewart Memorial Belly Dance Benefit  | Open: 04/08/08 Close: 04/08/08
10 Beautiful Dancers and a Middle Eastern Violinist Perform to Find a Cure for Breast Cancer!

In honor of our friend and fellow dancer, Becky Stewart, who fell victim to Inflammatory Breast Cancer last year leaving two small children and her husband, please join us as we celebrate her love of this art form. All net profits will be donated to a local breast cancer organization. Performers are Ranya, Rayhana, Azza Amon, Dameshe, Leela, Athallia, Emeline, Fatima, Kristina Melike, LaUra, and a special violin performance by Sami Shumays of Zikrayat!

Big Apple Turns to Cider: A real Hip Hop Musical  | Open: 03/28/08 Close: 04/06/08
Featuring NYC MC's, singers, poets & actors, this play is like nothing you've ever seen or heard!!! This feature-length musical features no regular dialog, only singing, rapping and poetry is allowed!!! Follow the journey of an NYC newcomer into the history of Hip Hop music as he learns from wise elders and even mythical characters like a domino-playing Wizard! This is a 2-week showcase in New York and is sure to cause a major stir in the theatre and Hip Hop world, buy your tickets early before they sell out and do not miss this amazing performance!!! If you like Hip Hop, poetry, singing or theatre, you will love this show!!! Hear samples from the play at www.myspace.com/appletocider
Ball in the House  | Open: 04/03/08 Close: 04/03/08
Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, the Temptations and Take 6 but with a modern, urban, post-millennial twist, the five member vocal band Ball in the House brilliantly blends a wide range of influences, from classic R&B to pop, hip-hop and gospel.

Ball in the House is a five-man soul-pop/R&B vocal a Capella group from Boston. With their extensive tour schedule (averaging 250 dates a year), Ball in the House reaches millions and is arguably one of the most successful indie bands working today. They have opened and performed with such artists as Gladys Knight, 98°, Jessica Simpson, Blondie, The Temptations, Smokie Robinson, Kool & the Gang, and numerous others. They can be heard on national TV and radio as the voices behind the Cool Whip commercials.

ENGLISH
Han Reuling has accidentally made 100,000 euros disappear from his employer, Publishing House 'Nieuw Positief' - just when an accountant is coming to audit the books! Nora, Han's mother, decides to pose as a new employee to help solve the problem. Mr Vos (the big boss) and Miss Bats (the receptionist) complicate her plans though. And then there is also the young writer Lotje Nahuys, who gets in everyone's way... or doesn't she?
'En ik dan?' is a comedy by one of the best-known Dutch authors, Annie M.G. Schmidt. This 1968 play deals with honesty and hypocrisy, fraud and blackmail. The language is surprisingly funny, and the comic plot takes unexpected turns.

NEDERLANDS
Han Reuling is per ongeluk 100.000 euro kwijt van uitgeverij 'Nieuw Positief', zijn werkgever. En net nu komt een accountant de boekhouding controleren! Nora, de moeder van Han, besluit zich als een nieuwe werkneemster voor te doen om het probleem te helpen oplossen. Maar meneer Vos (de grote baas) en juffrouw Bats (de receptioniste) maken het haar niet makkelijk. En dan is er nog de jonge schrijfster Lotje Nahuys, die eigenlijk iedereen in de weg loopt... of toch niet?
'En ik dan?' is een blijspel van de bekende Nederlandse schrijfster Annie M.G. Schmidt. Dit toneelstuk uit 1968 gaat over eerlijkheid en hypocrisie, fraude en chantage. Het zit vol verrassende humor, leuke taalspelletjes en onverwachte wendingen.

DIRECTOR
Bob Selderslaghs

CAST
Sien Diels, Gerd de Ley, Sara Pieters, Peter Schoenaerts, Monique Van de Velde

Glimpses Of A Modest Life  | Open: 03/20/08 Close: 03/23/08
A play about a Lawyer, a Writer, a couple of Drug Dealers, a Psychologist, a Prostitute, and a Private eye/FBI Agent who must all make life-changing decisions as they watch their dreams come undone!
They soon come to find that the thing about life is that you don't throw in the towel when one day you look up and suddenly realize that you ended up some place you never planned on going.
Join us as we follow this group of long-time friends from the graduating class of Nixon Big City High take their lives on an exciting and inspiring journey. It will be the most drama for your buck and a most wonderful way to spend your time.

Kevin is a successful lawyer who suffers from OCD. He has laid out a very detailed 10-year-plan for himself which does not include his girlfriend getting pregnant anytime soon. Will this occurrence be what sends him off the edge?

Annett is a quiet and forgiving happily married stay @ home mom with a flourishing writing career, until she learns that her husband is not so happily married. So much for the quiet forgiving woman thereafter!

Charity is a successful psychologist with a terrible secret. It was easy to pass her son Cory off as another man's as long as the real father wasn't around; But now that Cory's real father is back in town,how much longer will she be able to live with her lies?

Phyllis managed to rise above her rough upbringing --absent father, alcoholic mother and drug infested environment -- and became a successful paralegal and an active and respected member of the community. Will a relationship with a local drug dealer be what takes her back home?

Mike is a drug dealer who takes no prisoners, self proclaimed king of the streets. He's very good at what he does and his only focus is to get that money. Yeah sure he will never be an academic star like his brother Kevin the lawyer, but he eats well and maintains a better than comfortable lifestyle. He's sure he is doing the best he could with what life dealt him. What happens when he meets a prostitute who's not too far gone for redemption?

Constantine was completely in love with his college sweetheart when he decided to follow-through with his plans for higher education. He thought it was the only way to prove himself a hard-working responsible man worthy of her. Is it any wonder that he is heartbroken when he comes back to town only to find that his former flame is engaged to another man and already has a child?

Borstal Boy  | Open: 03/17/08 Close: 03/22/08
A play written by Brendan Behan about his experiences in Borstal.

After getting involved with the IRA at the age of 15 years, Brendan was sent to Liverpool to 'Blow up' Cammell Laird ship yard with a home made bomb. On arriving in Liverpool he was quickly arrested, but because he was too young to go to prison, he was sent to Borstal, where the regime was brutal, with both the guards and the inmates.

This play tells of his experiences before being deported back to Ireland.

WARNING: THIS PLAY CONTAINS NUDITY, STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL CONTENT AND A COUPLE OF ACTORS SMOKING ON STAGE.

A Nightmare Play Reading  | Open: 03/02/08 Close: 03/02/08
Young Franz Guttmann is dead; he is trapped in his own mind and is tortured by the demons from his old life. A mysterious "Spirit" enters his dream and offers him freedom if he relives his life and the moments that lead him to commit horrible atrocities all in the name of belonging to his God and country. Will Franz escape?
Or be trapped in oblivion?
Special Talents  | Open: 02/26/08 Close: 02/27/08
Penelope is not your typical actor and this isn't a typical audition. No one said an acting career was going to be easy, but Penelope's 23rd audition this week may have raised the bar on crazy. Penelope may be forced to pull out a few special talents she didn't know she had.
Angels With Out Wings  | Open: 02/27/08 Close: 02/27/08
TCI College of Technology, A.W.O.W. Enterprises LLC.,
Dare to Dream, Dare to Repair, Robert Lubell &
Christian Santamaria productions
- Present:

ANGELS WITH OUT WINGS


Learn to live a different way! This is a story of the people who come into one's life with mixed impact! Angels With Out Wings takes you on an addicted person's journey through recovery with a 12 Step program. The Steps are portrayed as people. The "Angels With Out Wings are characters who embody the concept of "God working through people". They have names such as Church, Sponsorship, etc, and guide the Addict through this process, saving him from the Disease (The addiction personified) The underlying message is that any addiction is only symptom, the root is the behavior that leads to the addiction and the origin of that behavior.

Written by: Pam Rea
Directed by: Ruben Dario Cruz

The Human Voice  | Open: 01/19/08 Close: 01/19/08
Originally penned by renowned playwright Jean Cocteau in 1930, The Human Voice chronicles the drama which unfolds throughout the course of the protagonist's monologue.

Performed by Marybeth Holloway, a woman reeling from a recently ended love affair offers the audience an intimate look at the goings-on of a person in the midst of a psychological breakdown.

Also performing her auto performance piece, "A Mother's Journey" as the second act.

Directed by Frank Borrelli
Original Sound Design by Eric Holloway
MFA Project Mentor: Naum Panovski

*This performance is a result of the cancellation in December due to inclement weather.*

Steve Rue And Friends Present: Out Of Oz!  | Open: 01/01/08 Close: 01/12/08
Get the “Heck out of Dodge” with a Musical Tribute to the Wacky World of Cowboys, Tornados and Dorothy!

Out of Oz features the flamboyant styles of pianist Steve Rue, most notably the featured pianist and composer of the Off-Broadway show Ram in the Thicket and arranger for Theatre League's national tour of Godspell. You will love the zany comedy characters of Scott Noah whose dead on impressions of Richard Simmons are absolutely unforgettable.

"bumlinger Presents"  | Open: 12/22/07 Close: 12/22/07
Comical one-acts performed by some of the funniest talent to ever grace a New York City stage!
"bumlinger Presents"  | Open: 12/22/07 Close: 12/22/07
Comical one-acts performed by some of the funniest talent to ever grace a New York City stage plus bring a pen to cast your vote in our 40th MS. TOE-RIFIC BEAUTY PAGEANT!
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Starring: RAFAEL FUENTES * LUIS GALLI * INMA HEREDIA * ELGA LAHOZ *

VIKTORIYA PAPAYANI * RON PHILLIPS * SILVIA TOVAR * HENRY WILLIAMS

The 7th Day  | Open: 12/15/07 Close: 12/15/07
Imagine if Nietzsche and Kierkegard were debating about one single event in the christian religion: Isaac's sacrifice
Erotic Nights Of Death And Torture  | Open: 11/24/07 Close: 11/24/07
ACT I: EROTIC NIGHTS OF DEATH AND TORTURE; Men search for a sexual pleasure beyond their wildest dreams, even if it could be fatal. ACT II: TRASHY TRISHA; Trisha is a trashy prostitute, who watches over the other girls, Bunny and Candy. The three of them devise a plan to rid their turf of a Queen stealing their business. ACT III: MACHETE CATS IN HEAT; Three girls of the night, avenge the rape and death of their friend.
the dreamer examines his pillow  | Open: 11/10/07 Close: 11/11/07
Part lover's quarrel, family drama, rite of passage and philosophical wrangle, this early John Patrick Shanley play explores through its poetry the connective tissue between Donna, her lover Tommy and her father.
New Orleans  | Open: 11/02/07 Close: 11/07/07
ETC Productions and The Supporting Characters present the world premiere of New Orleans by Lloyd Pace, directed by Cynthia Granville. New Orleans revisits the old City of Dreams; a woman (Molly Callahan) looks back as a young girl in the 1950's and tries to piece together the puzzle of who she is, who her family was, and why something had to happen in a hotel in New Orleans that changed them forever.
The eleven year old Ms. Callahan has appeared in the Critics Choice finals of NYC's Samuel French Festivals and various performances and readings in Westchester County. Others in the cast of eleven include Bruce Barton (Busted Jesus Comix, Germans in Paris), Francis Callahan (No Exit, Moon for the Misbegotten), Tony White (Winter's Tale, Rope), Katherine Parks (Nancy with an N, Night of the Iguana) and Cynthia Granville (With and Without, Talley's Folly, the upcoming feature The Mind), the artistic director of The Supporting Characters, a company seeking to develop new work from initial collaborative lab sessions through public performance. Visit thesupportingcharacters.com for more information.
Fall Eatfest!  | Open: 10/16/07 Close: 11/04/07
Series A
The List by Kristyn Leigh Robinson, directed by Molly Marinik
Max loves football. He really loves it. But when Jenny, his wife of two years, announces that she has a date, will he realize what's really important?
With Scott Katzman and Maya Rosewood

Water and Discarded Hair by Jessamyn Fiore, directed by Kel Haney
She cuts his hair. He'll break her heart. Two people trying to finally connect after years of a unrequited passion and mistakes.
With Tracee Chimo* and Will Connell*

National Treasure by Jon Spano, directed by Derek Jamison
A malodorous occurrence forges an unlikely bond between Barry and Melissa, two strangers who meet at the Lyceum Theatre for a memorial tribute to the late, great stage actress Lydia North. As Barry and Melissa discover the deeper meanings of human frailty, secrets are revealed and illusions shattered.
With Valerie David and Marc Garber*

Tom Cruise, Get Off the Couch by Kevin Brofsky, directed by Aimee Howard
Charlie brings home Tim for a romantic tryst, probably because he thinks Tim looks like his idol, Tom Cruise. Charlie's night of fantasy, however, is sabotaged by his big friendly dog.
With Kaolin Bass*, Joe MacDougall* and Jason O'Connell*

Emily Breathes by Matt Casarino, directed by Ryan Hilliard
A young man confronts a priest in a confessional, determined to reconcile their difficult past before he leaves the country.
With Hunter Gilmore* and Greg Homison

Astray by Corey Rieger, directed by Robert Cambeiro
An eccentric senior citizen finds herself in the middle of a custody battle of the strangest proportions.
With Jane Altman*, Ron Bopst* and William Reinking*

Series B

Clothes Encounter by David Almeida and Stephen J. Miller directed by Nick Micozzi
After a chance meeting on a nude beach, a couple has their first date in clothes.
With Amy Bizjak* and Bryan Kaplan

Den of Iniquity by Patrick Gabridge, directed by Ian Streicher
Gerald sneaks off to an illicit studio where people come to try one of the most addictive of habitsâ€"writing -- until his wife comes pounding on the door.
With Andrea Alton*, Jess Phillips and Wiliam Reinking*

Layout by Richard Ploetz, directed by Paul Adams
What happens when a longtime colleague you've had an unspoken attraction to broaches the subject?
With Laura Dillman* and Nick Ruggeri*

Lucky Day by Mark Lambeck directed by Jonathan Warman
An insomniac Broadway dresser clashes with a depressed actuary on the roof of their apartment building in this offbeat comedy in which two strangers from different worlds discover they have more in common than either could have suspected.
With Wayne Henry and Karen Stanion

UnEmbalmed by Joe Byers, directed by Carter Inskeep
Two strangers grieving the same child's death must make peace with each other before either one can find peace.
With Kamran Kahn, Tim Seib and Jacqueline Sydney*

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket by Carol Mullen, directed by Ned Thorne
Adam Walker's last few inventions have been plagued with problems, and he's got a debt he can't afford to pay. But when James, the handsome "collection agent," comes by to settle Adam's account, will it be sparks or bullets that fly?
With Desmond Dutcher* and Jeff Auer

Series C

The Adventures Of by Kathleen Warnock, directed by Deb Guston
Tune in to "The Adventures of..." to join Maggie, Commander Zoron and Prince Kal as they fight for truth, justice, and the right to homoerotic subtext!
With Will Clark, Nicholas Lazzaro and Jennifer Joy Pawlitschek

For the Good of the Nation by Jeff Hollman, directed by Eric Chase
A number of government agents about to undertake a "wet" mission, an operation that will cause the deaths of people, fall into a state of confusion and chaos as they discover that the codes they have been given have been mis-remembered or are just plain wrong.
With Enid Cortes, Brian Heinds, Paul Herbig, Justin Maruri*, and Jason O'Connell*

The Gipper by Peter Levine, directed by Deb Guston
A middle-aged New York Jewish couple, married 40 years, prepare for their weekly summer picnic in Central Park but the subject of death - their deaths - intrude - somewhere between the pickled herring and the rice pudding.
With Vivian Meisner* and Peter Treitler*

Martin, Are You Mad At Me? by Colette Herbstman, directed by Samantha Manas
At a popular West Village restaurant good friends, Martin and Marilyn, are enjoying dinner. When Martin becomes outraged and offended when he overhears his waiter talking about him. Can the strength of Martin and Marilyn's friendship salvage what shreds of Martin's ego remain or is he destined to a life of ordering take-out, never to set foot in another restaurant again?
With Deb Armelino, Marc Castle* and Nicholas Lazzaro

Safe by D.W. Gregory, directed by Ian Streicher
A suburban couple fights for a sense of control over their lives as a sniper terrorizes their neighborhood with a series of random killings.
With Tom Greenman and Janelle Lannan

Pithy, Enticing, Appellation by Chris Widney, directed by Melissa Attebery
Desperate to get their clearly troubled, hopeless, loser son admitted, two nouveau riche parents shamelessly stroke the pompous, old headmaster of one of the most prestigious, inexplicably British sounding prep schools in the country.
With Jason Alan Griffin*, Jason Hare, Lue McWilliams*, Emily Mitchell and Peter Waldren

The Housedress  | Open: 11/01/07 Close: 11/01/07
Murder, intrigue, and comedy are afoot in the Schwab household. One time housewife and drudge, Sybil Schmidlap-Schwab, is now a world famous novelist. She has the world at her feet, but her husband, family, in-laws, lover, and best friend will do anything to thrawt her plans -- including murder.
FrankEinstein Presents:  | Open: 10/24/07 Close: 10/24/07
Only a comedian could have come up with our perspective on the universe today.

Albert Einstein was almost always joking, so in our play he's taken the obvious next step. Seeing as he made time relative, we returned the favor: Instead of being stuck in the patent office he earns his living in a more modern career better suited to the truly ahead-of-its-time irreverent attitude that had doomed him to be banished from the academic world.

Still, we do ask him about that little bit of work he did on the side. Fortunately, he has brought clips of the famous "Thought Experiments" straight from the mind of the 16 year old who started it all. Before becoming the philosopher king of playboys, he was a hopeless romantic. Since The Professor liked to think things through by "personifying" concepts, we took the liberty of combining his quests. He conjures up Lightbeam, the perfect woman, and the girl who got away. Instead of imagining himself chasing a beam of light and pondering what would happen if he caught it, in this "Light Romance," he has to figure out why there is one girl he cannot catch. And the fate of the universe depends on his answer!

Latin Lives  | Open: 09/17/07 Close: 09/23/07
MARSON PRODUCTIONS, LA LUZ PRODUCTIONS, AND IVELISSE PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the return of the hilarious comedy LATIN LIVES. This time celebrating its 15th anniversary with its most diverse Latino cast to date. LATIN LIVES is a journey inward through the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of being Latino in today's New York City.

LATIN LIVES is written by Robert L. Maisonett and Lourdes Cuadrado and each character was lovingly created. At long last there is a theatre piece that addresses various facets within Latino culture. It is a refreshing departure from the downbeat and often negative portrayals of the Latin experience. This run of the production promises to challenge commonly held misconceptions, aiming to enlighten as well as entertain. It is a comedy rife with hilarious moments, but also has its share of thought-provoking passages.

At first glance, LATIN LIVES seems as though it is depicting unrelated situations. However, as this cult hit unfolds it takes the audience through interconnected vignettes, each in turn amusing and often touching. It makes for some of the most pleasurable hours of theatre that Latin American writers have offered in quite some time. This production will be showcasing an impressive group of actors with a marvelous array of fresh talent.

LATIN LIVES was first performed September 1992 in Greenwich Village and since then it has garnered an exceedingly positive responses with each incarnation of the show. Latinos and non-Latinos alike have begged for more. The play is truly universal and each audience member can relate. Being Latino is not a requirement to enjoy this production.

With a new cast, a few added touches, and some exciting surprises, this promises to be the most exciting run of this beloved play. We hope to see you there!

Euripides' Medea  | Open: 08/21/07 Close: 08/26/07
Mainspring Collective is proud to present a new conception of the original text of Euripides' Medea, conceived by Hilary Krishnan, a graduate of the celebrated Indiana University Theatre program, and co-produced by The Producer's Club.

Mainspring's Medea will have the flair of 1950's Americana, the chorus as a bunch of gossipy suburban housewives and Medea as the out-of-towner who doesn't quite fit in. "We will question family as the most valued institution and explore American ideals through the conventions of the play and its universal themes-- family, betrayal, jealousy and love," said Krishnan.

Hilary Krishnan, Jenna Weinberg, Hannah Smith, and Laine Bonstein formed Mainspring Collective in early 2007 in order to present work that spans a breadth of history, breathes fresh life into classical material and ignites the forward movement of the New York theatre community. Their premiere production is not one to be missed!

"A Handful Of Dust"-An Original Rockin Wild West Show!  | Open: 08/24/07 Close: 08/26/07
Pack on your pistols, pull on your boots, summon your courage, and if you dare, ride into Indian Valley...the safe haven for the deadliest outlaws in society, where almost all of the residents have a reward on their head. Anything goes in this untamed town...except the law...

This is the story of Sally Clanton, a singer at the town's notorious Bloody Bullet Saloon, where one's so likely to end up in his grave after a visit, the undertaker set up an office inside! Get ready to face savage Coyote Indians, ruthless Mexican gangs, blazin gunfights, hard rockin guitars, and a double-barrel blast of original wild west action in this nitty gritty modern musical western with plenty of twists and turns, as Sally Clanton tries to get more out of life than...A HANDFUL OF DUST!

Bob  | Open: 08/22/07 Close: 08/26/07
Bob tells the story of an average guy in his thirties in a town in the middle of nowhere. Bob comes to a crossroads in his life, where in he needs to decide between following his lust for a teenage girl versus allowing his heart to express what he really feels. Throughout Bob's journey of painful (yet hysterical) discovery, we meet the people around him pulling him in all directions: Sherl, the slutty teenager looking for a way out; Ira, her alcoholic and delusional father; Karl, the kid with goals on leave from the military academy for the summer, and finally Diane, the hard working yet loving sheriff, who's trying to hold it all together, while Bob falls apart.

Come see if Bob eventually finds his way, and enjoy some home made pie while you do!

You Can’t Hustle A Hustler  | Open: 08/24/07 Close: 08/24/07
A NEW YORK ITALIAN COMEDY
Undiscovered Talent 2 one-act plays  | Open: 08/13/07 Close: 08/19/07
"The inconvenience of death and friendship", is one-act comedy play that presents the challenges and inconveniences of life, death and friendship. Marlene adds a new challenge to her friendship with Lillian, Mary and Josh, after she murders her husband, writtten by Lisa Haeber

"Clash & Learn"Str8 vs Gay" is a comedy drama about C.J.- aspiring Rapper who is about to make it (blow up) in the recording industry comes in contact with Chad James -Gay Activist/Advocate-GMAD (Gay Men of African Descent) where chance meeting takes place,nyc street, written by Ervon Neely.

What Fairy Tale is This, Anyway?!: The Musical  | Open: 08/15/07 Close: 08/18/07
What happens when a well-to-do princess learns that there's more to life than a princess, a prince, and a happily ever after?

What happens when the local dragon is a wimp?

What Fairy Tale is This, Anyway?! is a new family musical that explores the complexities of growing up and finding your own identity.

Based on the original play "What Fairy Tale is This, Anyway?!" written by Lea Heller and Karen Adamczyk

Adapted for the musical stage by: Keri Barker and Michael Maricondi

Music and Lyrics by: Michael Maricondi

Knock  | Open: 08/13/07 Close: 08/13/07
KNOCK is set in the quirky confines of the ever-colorful Key West, Knock is both a comedy and a coming-to-terms, chronicling the unlikely bonding of two very different women, both in the throes of facing their respective fears.
Funny Farm Comedy Series - Back 2 Basix  | Open: 08/04/07 Close: 08/04/07
DBC Production is hosting a Free comedy Show at the Royal Theatre at the Producer's Club. The Show is a FREE Comedy show open to all fans of standup comedy. Scheduled to Appear will be your Host Nkosi Brown & Featuring the standup performances of Mike Lawrence, Simeon Goodson, Maggie Levine, Robert Torres, Alan Starzinski & Jonathan Randall. You can call or email us to RSVP your seating. Seats are limited. A cash bar is available. The Phone number is (718)554-0178 ext. 000 or email us at tickets.dbcproduction2@diamondbackbroadcasting.com. You can also visit our website at www.diamondbackbroadcasting.com/dbcproduction. We look forward to seeing you there. Come out and get a good laugh and meet the comics.
The New To New York Actor's Showcase  | Open: 08/03/07 Close: 08/04/07
Every day someone moves to New York City with the hopes of becoming a star. On August 3, 2007- August 4, 2007, Singularus Productions introduces you to 22 such hopefuls. They hail from various cities, states, countries and nations. Despite their varied backgrounds, they all share the same goal of becoming an acclaimed performer. They are all new to New York and anxious to perform in the first annual....New to New York Actor's Showcase. The Showcase will feature actors performing an eclectic mix of one-act plays, written by professionals (inlcuing Durang and others) as well as fresh, up-and-coming authors from New York City in styles ranging from Absurdist Theatre to Modern Comedy.

Come see the best of the new breed in "The New To New York Actor's Showcase."

Funny Farm Comedy Series: Back 2 Basix  | Open: 08/04/07 Close: 08/04/07
DBC Production Presents
DBC Production is hosting a Free comedy Show at the Royal Theatre at the Producer's Club. The Show is a FREE Comedy show open to all fans of standup comedy. Scheduled to Appear will be your Host Nkosi Brown & Featuring the standup performances of Mike Lawrence, Simeon Goodson, Maggie Levine, Robert Torres, Alan Starzinski & Jonathan Randall. You can call or email us to RSVP your seating. Seats are limited. A cash bar is available. The Phone number is (718)554-0178 ext. 000 or email us at tickets.dbcproduction2@diamondbackbroadcasting.com. You can also visit our website at www.diamondbackbroadcasting.com/dbcproduction. We look forward to seeing you there. Come out and get a good laugh and meet the comics.
Reality: An Overrated Concept  | Open: 07/19/07 Close: 07/29/07
Three One-Act visions of alternate realities from the tilted perspective of Frank Siciliano - On the menu tonight . . . A group of Americans share a hotel room in the middle of a civil war in "30 Share"; A downtown sports bar is the scene for just another average Saturday night in "Devil May Care, Devil May Not" and the idea of a "courtroom" takes on a whole new meaning in "The Council."
Sitting In Limbo  | Open: 07/17/07 Close: 07/22/07
It's finally summer in the city and tropical temperatures provide a scaffold for tropical themes. The critically-acclaimed stage play, "Sitting in Limbo" -- based loosely on the events following a sabotaged 1980s revolution on a small eastern Caribbean island -- returns for a six-day run in the heart of New York's Theatre District after a successful spring run in Brooklyn.

Sitting In Limbo, is about the extraordinary and riveting relationship between two women in conflict. Yvonne Campbell, a prisoner awaiting the death sentence for murder of the Prime Minister is at loggerheads with the prison warden, Nita George. In this emotionally charged, captivating and funny drama, two women from different socio-economic spheres find themselves locked up together. The two come to blows, then they sing, then they dance, then they try to get out of Limbo.

This award-winning play by UK based Dawn Penso and Judy Hepburn has kept audiences on the edges of their seats on both continents. The play is a complex mix of history, idealism, ideologies, egos, wills, narcissism, politics, development, clientilism, and sex, all within the cauldron called the Caribbean basin. Compelled by the unfolding drama, audiences participated by yelling insults, taking sides with one character after the other, cursing those characters whom we hear about through the characters on stage. Audiences simply lost hold of the observer role and wrapped themselves in the role of participants. They were totally immersed. Educational and riveting, following each performance, members of the audience remained in the theatre to discuss the themes and content of the play.

Playwrights: Dawn Penso and Judy Hepburn; Director: Patricka Dallas

A Pirate's Lullaby  | Open: 06/21/07 Close: 07/01/07
A Pirate's Lullaby is an intimate exploration of the complex bond between mother and daughter combined with a swashbuckling pirate epic. These courageous and compelling characters make no apologies for their lives, mistakes or desires. Poignant feminist themes are touched as Daisy studies the only real-life women pirates in history, Anne Bonney and Mary Reade, members of Calico Jack Rackham's crew captured in 1720. Daisy is inspired to take control of her life and her relationship with her overbearing, high-strung mother and to stand up to the government agent trying to force her out of her home on North Manitou Island.
"UNIQUE" ~One-Man Comedy Show~  | Open: 06/28/07 Close: 07/01/07
"UNIQUE" masterfully blends previous comedic work with new material, showcasing writer/director Hirotaka Otsuka's contemporary reflection on slapstick comedy. Blending influences from the best silent stars, Otsuka's new-wave is reminiscent of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, Italian Commedia Dell'Arte and satirical Japanese humor making way for a completely "UNIQUE" fusion of contemporary comedy.

There is only one creature on the earth that can laugh. Yes!! We are lucky!!!
To laugh is the highest-class feeling. Hirotaka will approach that from many different angles. This show may not make you think; but so what??
Welcome to Hirotaka?Ps world!! You will simply enjoy it!!
Wanna meet Japanese sense of humor??
This is a one-man comedy show called "UNIQUE".

Catch Hirotaka Otsuka's exclusive American performance before he brings his comedy show back to Japan.

The play is approximately 90 mins with 10 mins intermission.

A Night Of Boxing Off Broadway  | Open: 06/29/07 Close: 06/30/07
An unprecedented evening of pugilism and the performing arts at the Producers Club, 358 W. 44th Street, scheduled for June 29 and 30. "A Night of Boxing Off Broadway," is a multimedia event that explores the depths of a fighter's soul and celebrates the proud tradition of the sweet science of boxing. The main event is the world premiere of "Kid Shamrock," starring former cruiserweight contender Seamus McDonagh and Patrick Joseph Connolly. This one-act play has been inspired by the life and times of Bobby Cassidy, a veteran of 18 years in the ring and the trainer of two world champions. It was written by Robert Cassidy Jr. and will be directed by Gary D. Morgan. In addition to McDonagh and Connolly, co-stars also include Bobby Cassidy, Shane McCaughey, Shannon Lower David Morgan and Ron Ross. The production is a five-round event that brings authors, actors, artists and tough guys to the same stage. Round One A reading by Ron Ross, from his acclaimed book, "Bummy Davis vs. Murder Inc." Round Two Video: A highlight reel that pulls no punches, with musical accompaniment. Round Three Portraits by Chris Cassidy: Boxing photography, with narration. Round Four Fighting Words: Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood moderates a round-table discussion with former world champs Vito Antuofermo (just Friday's performance), Juan Laporte and Carlos Ortiz. Round Five -- The Main Event The world premiere of "Kid Shamrock" Written by Robert Cassidy Jr., directed by Gary D. Morgan
A Dead Man's Apartment is a farce about an adulterous couple enjoying their afternoon affair, until a message on the answering machine changes everything. Will this be the day that they tell their spouses the truth? Will they leave their spouses and live happily ever after?

Face Divided is the story of a young wife and mother who reaches her breaking point, desperately longing for things to be as they were. The setting of this poignant one act play takes place in an emergency room of a hospital as Debbie waits to find out the fate of her three year daughter whom she says has accidentally fallen down the stairs.

Steven William's, Sister with Intense Monologues (S.W.I. M.) is a monologue series where women of color express their pain about love and life through expressive comedic and dramatic monologues.
Five Twelfths by William Shakespeare  | Open: 06/13/07 Close: 06/17/07
A messenger arrives with life changing news...but is he what he seems?

He's known in town as Cesario, but in reality "he" is Viola, a young lady far from home who has disguised herself as a man to find work. So far so good -- until she develops an inconvenient affection for her master, the local Duke, and Lady Olivia herself falls in love with "Cesario."

Meanwhile, Olivia's drunken cousin Toby has other concerns: Malvolio, the haughty household steward, is forever admonishing Toby for his hedonistic lifestyle, and his holier-than-thou attitude is infuriating Toby and his friends. Together, they hatch a plot to make Malvolio take a fall in front of his revered mistress.

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, and this original five-man presentation - premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and now hitting New York with an all-new cast - brings its memorable cast of characters energetically to life.

"beauty Salon" (salon De Belleza)  | Open: 06/01/07 Close: 06/02/07
A strange plague gradually strikes a large city and those affected are rejected by the others. Some do not even have a place to live out their last days.

A hairdresser that through great effort runs a beauty salon decides to give refuge to the dying and is forced to transform his business into a medieval death chamber.

What ailment is suffered by the patients of this improvised nurse who apparently lacks philanthropic motives for his acts?

The multicolored fish in the aquariums that decorate the parlor will be the only witnesses of this man's cause, which comes close to true sanctity.

In this claustrophobic space filled with loneliness, the main character offers a true hymn to life.

Naacp Nyc Act-so Evening Of Theatre 2007  | Open: 05/25/07 Close: 05/27/07
Want something delicious to do? Well, you're in luck? Here is your invitation to the ACT-SO Evening of Theatre 2007, serving up five (5) performances of delicious gumbo theatre.
Flavoring up the pot with some August Wilson, Lorraine Hansberry, Sam-Art Williams,
Fannie Lou Hamer, Neil Simon and Ossie Davis. To excite your intellectual taste buds there
is some Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and some Dr. Adam Clayton Powell. The pot is seasoned nicely withsome original works by members of The ACT-SO Theatre Ensemble, some Shakespeare; and for dessert, we have some beautiful singing to top the whole thing off.
Reach  | Open: 05/19/07 Close: 05/20/07
REACH a collabrative dance showcase of captivating, engaging and passionate dance works by Artistic Directors Mayuna Shimizu and Ranardo-Domeico Grays featuring Blue Muse Dance Company and VISIONS Contemporary Ballet.
Back 2 Back  | Open: 05/19/07 Close: 05/19/07
TWO PERFORMERS, ONE DIRECTOR - TWO CONTRASTING PLAYS PERFORMED BACK TO BACK.

The first play, "North of Providence" by Edward Allen Baker, deals with the strained relationship of a brother and sister and the reasons that tore them apart. The second play is an excerpt from "Welded" by Eugene O'Neil and covers the relationship between a vain playwright and the woman who starred in his acclaimed plays. Was it his writing or her talent that made them hits? This play is hilarious and very stylized and will make an exciting night of theater paired with the contemporary seriousness of the first.

* Equity-Approved Showcase

*Member of Actors Equity Association

Photography and Graphic Design by Chris Wisner

The Revolving Door  | Open: 05/10/07 Close: 05/13/07
"The Revolving Door" is a drama with poetic and musical overtones. The play is about the interpersonal relationships between the staff and residents in an institution for mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Two stories unfold though Tommy, Eddie and Linda. Tommy (staff) an aspiring actor/singer takes Eddie (resident) home for a visit. Tommy develops a friendship with Eddie and goes above and beyond his job guidelines to help Eddie get into a group home. Linda (Staff) aspires to be a registered nurse and to move on from her work at the institution. While she is there she is confronted by the harsh realities of her work and betrayal of a friendship. The Scenes fade from the apartment to the institution where we see the daily living conditions of the residence and their interaction with staff members.
Make Me Look Like Halle Berry!  | Open: 05/02/07 Close: 05/06/07
Complete chaos breaks loose when a 6'3" 300 pound black woman from South Carolina with a bald head storms into a Brooklyn hair salon and demands a hair weave. Steven William, who has been mentored by a senior writer of both the The Cosby Show and Saturday Night Live, brings you this hilarious and uplifting short comedy about learning how to love and believe in yourself.

"Make Me look like Halle Berry" stars Dre Davis, Nyeesha Archer and Tamika Henderson

Make Me Look Like Halle Berry is presented with another short comedy, Pack Your Stuff and Leave, starring Daryl Denner (Soldier's Play), Ebony Coles, Rachel Skrod, Kimmie Nicole and Donna Marie. Will a black desperate housewife believe that her black husband is not fooling around with a white woman at work? Will she trust him or will she tell him, "Pack Your Stuff and Leave"? Also, before the show the talented Payal Payal performs a short monologue from Steven William's popular women's monologue series Sisters With Monologues.

*On 5/02/07 to 05/06/ 07 buy tickets at the door or buy tickets online at Theatermania.com

As You Like It  | Open: 04/19/07 Close: 05/05/07
Reduxion Theatre Company follows their celebrated inaugural production of Hamlet, with the popular cross-dressing comedy As You Like It.

As You Like It follows the parallel stories of Rosalind and Orlando, each banished from their homes, but comforted by a loyal companion. When they find themselves together in a nearby wood, Rosalind, dressed as a boy, teaches the lovesick Orlando how to truly love a woman. What ensues is an hilarious and heart-felt account of love and relationships in all its forms.

In this seminal comedy from Shakespeare, affection is explored in all its guises: romance, friendship, loyalty and lust. Brothers betrayed, unrequited love, cross-dressing females and country clowns with a little wrestling and four weddings thrown in to boot!

The Forest of Arden affords freedom through disguise and the leisure to pursue the blossom of love.

Director Erin Anderson reflects the aim of Reduxion Theatre Company: respect the text, reduce and remove unnecessary production concepts and have lots of fun! Shakespeare wrote this play to be performed at celebrations, so come and celebrate with us and hear Shakespeare as it was meant to be heard – without the hype! Come see the company that Off-off Online calls "refreshingly vital," New York Theater Buying Guide gives "Our Highest Recommendation!" and patrons have declared, "First Class!"

Cast: Amanda Moore, Celester Rich, Chad Robison, David Nelson, David Sedgwick, Jennifer Turner, Jessica Angleskhan, Justin RG Holcomb*, Meagan English, Michael Menger, Samantha Turvill, Sarah Schmitz, Sean Logan, Shawn Renfro

Crew: Erin Anderson (Director), Kaoru Kikuchi (Stage Manager), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumer), Mark McDaniels (Composer/Musical Director), Anne-Marie Minnick (Costume Assistant), Tyler Woods (Fight Choreography/Set Design), Jenn Turner (Fight Captain), Monet Fleming (House Manager)

* Member Actors' Equity Association

Cropped  | Open: 04/26/07 Close: 04/29/07
"Cropped" is the directorial debut of Anita A. Ahiadormey. It explores the world of domination and the effects it could have in a so called "normal" relationship. And at the same time delves into the stages of betrayal. The play follows two best friends and their significant others who find themselves having to make the difficult choice of staying or leaving their partners due to their secrets and desires "Cropped" unfolds a powerful and dynamic story that cannot be missed!

Featuring:
Jarett Alexander
Kimberly Courts *
Erik Mckay
Dalia Rodriguez*

*These actors appear due to the curtsey of Actors Equity Association

Turning Point  | Open: 04/20/07 Close: 04/22/07
Turning Point is a provocative yet compassionate story about a young man's struggle with drug addiction. It explores the root causes and effects of drug addiction through the perspectives of the young man, his family, friends and loved ones. Turning Point challenges the audience to reach deep inside for better solutions.
Random Particles of Matter Floarting In Space  | Open: 04/11/07 Close: 04/21/07
In this twisted love story, Tom breaks into his ex-girlfriend Chloe's apartment with the help of Danny, his current boyfriend, who's also Chloe's younger brother. When Chloe returns home unexpectedly, Tom realizes vengeance is the last thing he wants. His intentions, buried even to himself, are challenged by the two people he loves the most. Caught in a trap of his own design, Tom is forced to face the fact that, in trying to get what he thinks he wants, he may end up losing everything he holds dear.
Static & The Treatment  | Open: 04/12/07 Close: 04/14/07
FREE BEER AND SOFT DRINKS........keep reading!!!

Synopsis:
STATIC is set in a New York City apartment in the Upper West Side. The play examines the thin line between truth and paranoia.
THE TREATMENT is a comedy in one act about an adventure at the doctors office.

The Director
EMILY GIPSON was born in a brothel off the coast of Sri Lanka. Upon a series of mishaps involving a sponge, two toaster ovens and an umbrella Emily was deported via a cargo ship at an early age. After being at sea for what seemed months she ended up in New York City with nothing but the clothes on her back. After a few classes (online) she decided to take up directing. Lucky for the cast this isn't her first time...it is her second. Enjoy.

The Cast
ADAM SHATARSKY is proof that evolution exists. After 672 years as a wombat he morphed into what you see before you. Although unable to speak English he does communicate by odd grunts and deep breaths. Just don't ask him to dance...his legs are still a little, well, wombatish. Thank you to who ever showed him the razor.

CONNOR FUX comes from tradition. He was conceived on an Indian burial ground from an unknown location. All we do know about his lineage is his parents are from the often heard but rarely seen Teletubby clan. Embarrassed by the fact that he had purple skin he underwent not one but thirteen operations to change his appearance. Successful as it may have been if you catch Connor in the right light you can still see hints of his purple skin.

GRAHAM POWELL is a gentle blend of quick wit, boyish charm and Haribo gummi bears. He also suffers from the only positive disorder that exist which is known as "the hot flash" Literally his skin heats up to 108 degrees celcius causing everything in a six mile radius to combust. After advances in science and a special jump suit he can now be a productive member of society.


Times:
April 12th,13th,14th at 8:00pm~1hour 15minutes

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New Era Group Theatre Showcase  | Open: 04/08/07 Close: 04/09/07
12 actors perform a range of scenes exploring the theme 'Conflict.' Ranging from comedy to drama the one hour show will take you on a journey that will make you laugh, cry or possibly both!
Telling Tales - 3 Days Of Plays  | Open: 03/29/07 Close: 03/31/07
This three day festival will highlight five plays by Keith Josef Adkins.
The New Variety- A Touch of Vaudeville  | Open: 03/28/07 Close: 03/30/07
Assorted professional variety performers, including a juggler, musician, magician, two great singers, a musician on a self-made instrument, a female MC/comedian, and another
stand-up comedian to round out the show.
Teaspoon Festival 2007  | Open: 03/22/07 Close: 03/25/07
Step into a coffee house as soon as you enter the Theatre. The stage and house alike are set up to feel like an upscale coffee house. Accoustic music is played live by a featured artist to welcome the audience into their seats with the smell of coffee in the air. Get comfy for an evening of 9 short plays from playwrights all across the US. If you like the pre-show artist's music you'll be able to buy a cd at intermission. There is some drama, some comedy, and even a touch of the surreal as the Two Spoons Theatre Company presents an evening of Coffee, Tea and Theatre.

GET THERE EARLY and find out what it means to be a spoon from the musical stylings of Amy Fix (creator of the metaphor behind our company). Thursday and Saturday Night shows Only.

Doin It Our Way The Jaygee and Ann Showcase  | Open: 03/12/07 Close: 03/12/07
A showcase featuring Jaygee Macapugay and Ann Pielli. Please join us for an hour of stories, songs and sketches.
The IRON Show  | Open: 03/08/07 Close: 03/08/07
Film Star & Company brings you a sexy celebration of performances by strong, passionate women who have something to say about conquering fears, overcoming obstacles and dancing 'round life's pitfalls all voiced using their talents in poetry, song and monologues.

Please check back for show line-up.

Visit: www.myspace.com/ironshow

Cigarettes And Chocolate  | Open: 02/28/07 Close: 03/04/07
Directed by The Alibi Theater Group Artistic Director, Jesse Ontiveros, and presented by Fool's Pearls Productions, CIGARETTES AND CHOCOLATE , was originally produced by the BBC in 1989 and won both the Giles Cooper Award and Sony Radio Academy Award for best new radio play. It is an often funny play about protest, passion and the futility of personal revelations that spill out in the claustrophobic comfort of the English middle class.

Anthony Minghella's wonderfully naturalistic and humorous dialogue in CIGARETTES and CHOCOLATE takes a poetic look at the fragmented and cluttered lives of a group of close friends in their late 20s/early 30s. Following along the lines of Plato's rule; the one who feels does not speak and the one who speaks does not feel -- the play centers on Gemma who, suddenly, gives up speaking. One by one her stunned and baffled friends -- boyfriend Rob, best friend Lorna , her not terribly secret admirer Alistair, and the eighteen week pregnant Gail--- find themselves ripped from their everyday routine of espresso-drinking and self- involvement to confront their own culpability – real or imagined – and in doing so, truly seeing each other...and themselves, for the first time.

Words, words and more words -- an affair, a pregnancy, burning monks, Bach and a bag lady -- the longer Gemma doesn't speak the more her friends do, thus revealing to her their secrets, fears, longings and, ultimately, their indifference to real suffering. Thru these monologues, Minghella examines the desperate need to communicate and at the same time, the inevitable disappointment and confusion that comes with over - or miscommunication. CIGARETTES and CHOCOLATE holds a mirror up to society and suggests that we live in a time which knows the price of everything but the value of nothing (thank you Mr. Wilde).

The CIGARETTES and CHOCOLATE cast includes Brandon Sevier Hillard, Helen Kim (seen in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol.2 as Karen Wong), Lisa Margolin, Hannah Mason, Casey McClellan, and Madeline Virbasius-Walsh.

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Fool's Pearls Productions, a New York City-based theater company, was founded in 2002 by Acting Studio graduates, Matthieu Cornillon, Helen Kim, Hannah Mason and Madeline Virbasius-Walsh. For more information on the company and past productions please visit www.foolspearlsproductions.com.

Nailing Jello to a Tree  | Open: 03/03/07 Close: 03/03/07
An lighthearted evening of 10 minute one act plays
Kingz Throne Media Presents  | Open: 02/24/07 Close: 02/25/07
The Raw Muzik show from indie entertainment group Kingz Throne Media will present various artists and their musical expressions. The show will also be supporting the positive image on safe-sex! "Save Your Life" - this show will feature artists such as KING, Gameova and many others! Checkout www.myspace.com/kingzthrone or www.kingzthrone.com
Open Poetry/concert/theatrical event  | Open: 02/23/07 Close: 02/24/07
Frank Craven performs music live with his Bushettes, Company Si Si & El do theatrical back up and a presentation of Right Vs. Righteous...plus open Mic, sangria and dance boogie party.
Admission is only 10$ at The Producers Club Fri. Feb 23 and Sat. Feb.24, 2007 at 8pm.
Love.com  | Open: 02/13/07 Close: 02/18/07
A romantic comedy about a young male on a quest for love and an understanding of love turns to his friends and the world wide web, ending up in a love triangle. Khaymen Jennings, a young handsome and successful African-American male, has a good job and great friends but a romantic record that doesn't quite match. On his quest to find love, he begins to start getting a different understanding of love itself through the experiences of his close clique of friends Brandon, Jhade, Latisha and Luke.

The tale begins from his best friend Brandon's second engagement, Jhade becoming his sworn enemy since the breakup and Latisha having issues with her fiancé. As Khaymen tries to analyze their relationships, he finds himself in a love triangle with Leeza - an internet love interest. All the while, Jhade stirs up trouble between Kellis and another love interest. His best friend Brandon gets some bad news from his first fiancee while engaged to his second "Phile." Khaymen catches Latisha's boyfriend in the act of cheating on her, and he also has a run-in with Kellis' ex-boyfriend.

What is he to make of all this? Khaymen serves as the narrator throughout the entire script as he questions love, relationships and the behavior of people claiming to be in love.

Define Happiness  | Open: 02/14/07 Close: 02/18/07
Set in a beachside resort in Montauk, NY, this new work examines the concept of happiness from four angles, each representing a different level of the emotion. On the first day of summer, four very different groups of people experience the full spectrum of happiness, from fleeting pleasure to selfless euphoria.
Project 891  | Open: 01/15/07 Close: 01/15/07
The true story of Orson Welles, John Houseman and Hallie Flanagan's involvement in the WPA's Federal Theatre Project.
Callback  | Open: 12/29/06 Close: 01/14/07
Phare Play Productions inaugural season opens with Bill Svanoe's love letter to the theatre, Callback. Spanning the course of 40 years in the lives of an aspiring actor and director, Callback chronicles the joy and disappointments that change the lives and relationships of two friends starting with their first meeting off-off Broadway in the 1960's.
JD Lawrence's COLOR BLIND  | Open: 05/31/07 Close: 01/06/07
2007 Telly Award Winner JD Lawrence returns to the stage with his new stage-play "COLOR BLIND". Inspired by actual events "Color Blind" is packed with comedy, gospel, romance and razor sharp drama with a twist that will blow your mind. Color Blind has all the bells and whistles that have made JD Lawrence's unique style of theatre a crowd pleaser for over a decade. Color Blind written directed and starring Lawrence in Five hilarious roles also features actress Grace Denoncourt, Sherette Gregg, Olutayo Bosede, and introducing Hip Hop recording artist Mike Millz with Sadeeh Bunch, Karen Bernadino, Bronche Taylor, Kip Potharas and actress Marlene Duperley. Produced by MBK Entertainment, BP III Productions Inc. and West Vision Entertainment. Executive Producers Broadway League of Urban Arts & Entertainment and JD Lawrence.
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues  | Open: 12/11/06 Close: 12/23/06
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues


Dec 11-14 @ 8pm
Dec 16-23 @ 8pm
Dec 16 & 17 @ 3pm

Should we be protecting our children from the man in red?

Get the scoop on what Santa Claus is really like right from the mouths of the ones who would know. Vixen has accused Santa of sexual harassment, and each reindeer gives his or her thoughts on the situation. Very Funny. Adult content.

Performances will be at the Producers' Club in the Grand Theater: 358 West 44th St, NY.

Bumlinger Presents  | Open: 12/22/06 Close: 12/23/06
Do you like laughing, laughing and well....more laughing? Well than this is the show for you! The Bumlingers will start off by welcoming you in every which way you can imagine! They start off by saying hello in a United Nations/Culinary sort of way! Than you will watch them in some of the most crazy situations. Everything from a visit to the Opticians office gone wrong to a nudist in a court room! And don't forget about meeting the in-laws for the first time! This show also features the very lovely Toe-riffic Dancers! If you want to know more about them your just going to have to come & see them in person!
The Six Nights To Live Festival  | Open: 12/04/06 Close: 12/09/06
The Six Nights To Live incorporates a mixture of theatre, comedy, dance, and live-music into every night! Each festival keeps getting bigger, stronger, and better, there's no reason to not support us for a very exciting week of entertainment!!
Gone With The Flatulence  | Open: 11/18/06 Close: 11/19/06
What if???? the civil war never happened at all? the way history records it?
come have a blast! with lady bess brewster-whitehead and her zany cast as they take you to a parallel universe where the racial power structure is turned upside down! and inside out! where anything goes!!!!

This anti-slavery, anti-war, and anti-racism musical which is not only a parody of "gwtw" but also a musical farce in the tradition of "day of absence" and "in living color".This writer/director is guaranteed to make you laugh in the creative and hilarious way she uses a burlesque treatment to emphasize the absurdity of man's cruel, insensitive treatment of other human beings.

Also to be held at the gene frankle theatre thurs, & fri, nov. 9th -10th @ 8pm
sat., nov., 11th mat. 2:30pm -eve 7:30pm

Inside Carl's Shorts  | Open: 11/17/06 Close: 11/19/06
Inside Carl's Shorts
One-act Plays by Carl Williams


Six one-acts by prize-winning playwright Carl Williams

Nov 17: 8pm
Nov 18: 3pm & 8pm
Nov 19: 3pm & 7pm

The Royal Theatre
The Producers' Club
358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10032


What Are Words Worth to a Long Fellow?:
A young man intent on living a dissolute, artistic life is driven by necessity and the insistence of his older sister into accepting responsibility.

His Critical Condition:
A playwright/director gets to verbally strike back at the caustic critic who has just shredded her current play.

Members of the Club:
The wife of a lawyer holds an afternoon tea for three very different women, all of whom are having affairs with her husband. She serves up the incriminative evidence along with the tea, convicting the women while administering their punishment.

The Gift of the Magi – The Untold Story:
Reality sets in just after the conclusion of O. Henry's classic short story, as husband and wife quarrel over the cutting of her hair and the selling of his watch.

The Woman Who Shot Santa Claus:
A man on trial for killing Santa Claus is defended by a slick lawyer who argues that Santa had it coming.

Table for Three:
A man dining alone at a restaurant becomes alarmed when a beautiful woman koins them, seeking protection for a jealous, violent husband, who suspects her of being unfaithful.

Beware: Bernadette! A Musical Fable  | Open: 11/15/06 Close: 11/19/06
The premiere production of "Beware: Bernadette! A Musical Fable" is a hilarious, yet cautionary tale that chronicles the lives of four young, hip New Yorkers (Dondrie Burnham, Jacqueline Langheim, Barron Anthony Myers, and Jamie L. White) after they are set upon by the houseguest from Hell (Marissa Rosen) one Thanksgiving. As their love lives and careers are turned on their ears, the foursome is left scrambling to find a way to pick up the pieces and rid themselves of their perky, pesky visitor, once and for all.
A Soldier's Play  | Open: 11/07/06 Close: 11/12/06
A Soldier's Play - At the height of World War II, tensions were brewing overseas as U.S. Armed Forces engaged in a fight for freedom. Yet, at home, many individuals within U.S. Armed Forces were engaged in another fight: the fight for equality. This fight is the backdrop of this timeless piece which delves into the investigation of a murdered officer on a military base in Tynin, Louisiana.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French INC.

Bridal Terrorism  | Open: 11/08/06 Close: 11/12/06
Bridal Terrorism is a dark comedy about the tactics one woman uses to capture a groom. This one act play asks the question, how far would a woman go to become a bride?

Produced by Special arrangement with Samuel French INC.

Unwrap Your Candy  | Open: 10/26/06 Close: 10/31/06
Halloween: It's not for Kids Anymore.
Phare Play Productions presents Doug Wright's Unwrap your Candy, directed by Wayne Yeager. The play is full of Hitchcock and Rod Sterling style humor and horror. This collection of adult bedtime stories will make you want to bring your own bodyguards and cross bearers to walk you home.

Remember the danger in being a child, the terror of adulthood and the hazardous vulnerability of being an unsuspecting audience member while enjoying an evening of horror with PharePlay Productions.

Prior to Unwrap Your Candy is Phare Play's production of Snake in Fridge at 7pm!

Snake in Fridge  | Open: 10/26/06 Close: 10/31/06
Halloween: It's not for Kids Anymore.

Phare Play Productions presents Brad Fraser's Snake in Fridge, directed by Blake Bradford. Inspired by Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Fraser's main character Corbett has a dead snake escape, triggering bizarre happenings in the home. What is the cause? The snake? The snake's spirit? Or the house itself?

Remember the danger in being a child, the terror of adulthood and the hazardous vulnerability of being an unsuspecting audience member while enjoying an evening of horror with PharePlay Productions.

Have You Seen This Man? ...The Mel Grovero Project  | Open: 10/24/06 Close: 10/29/06
A satire on the NYC Theatre industry, in parts both metaphorically and physically. For everyone who has ever: performed, auditioned, directed, casted, seen a bad play, or has just known someone in showbiz. The play follows Billy, an actor who is trying to make it in the Big Apple, through all the hurdles and questionable advice one encounters on such a journey. Along the way the audience meets agents, roommates, other actors and even a dirty old man, among many others. There's a song, a poem, a bright light, a jab or two at politicians, and a whole lotta craziness.
Blackout Theatre Workshop  | Open: 10/27/06 Close: 10/28/06
Classes in acting, directing and playwriting
The Last Cloud  | Open: 10/20/06 Close: 10/22/06
Phare Play Productions presents Blake Bradford's The Last Cloud, directed by Anne Thibault. Taking place over the course of a year, The Last Cloud follows five friends as they navigate life after college, in the awkward phase before they have the skills to "be" anything. Things go awry when Laura's younger brother (Andrew) moves in for the summer, showing everyone that there is more to life than office politics. Set against the metaphor of a Rubik's Cube, The Last Cloud is a coming of age story of how friends can get so intertwined that they lose their individuality.

With an amazing ensemble cast, The Last Cloud promises to be a rock-and-roll thrill ride for a generation that is just now considering growing up. Toss in a goulash of art, politics, and blatant 80's nostalgia and you have what reviewer Robert McDowell called, "The most engaging night of theatre I've experience in a long time? A true must-see!"

Gay Slave Handbook  | Open: 10/20/06 Close: 10/22/06
Phare Play Productions presents Blake Bradford's Gay Slave Handbook, directed by Wayne Yeager. Set against a blackout in New York City, Bradford's award-winning play follows Sebastian, a mid-twenties gay man filming a class project, while his best friend (Giulia) is visiting. When Sebastian's ex-boyfriend (Jimmy) shows up unexpectedly, a fierce night of dark comedy ensues.

Starring Benjamin Farber, Nicole Serra, and John Michael Crotty, Gay Slave Handbook reminds us all that first love is a bitch to get over. Recently performed in Chicago and Mexico City, Gay Slave Handbook returns to New York City with a vengeance.

MacDeath  | Open: 10/04/06 Close: 10/12/06
Set at the outbreak of war, The Mansfields, a famous acting family, are celebrating the knighthood of Mornington, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his time. Gathered together with him are his wife, Rachel, a fine Shakespearean in her own right; Jenny, her daughter and her fiance, Heinrich "Harry" Vogel, whose mother is English, although he grew up in Germany, ever anxious to show that he is a true Englishman, Tommy Lennox, a Scottish music hall star (jealous of his in-laws' fame) and his long-suffering wife Mildred and Detective Sergeant Crump, who is by no means what he seems to be. It's a murder mystery with strong Macbeth parallels. It has more twists and turns than an English country lane, and a surprise or two to boot.
My Life As You  | Open: 09/14/06 Close: 09/24/06
Set in 1998, with the Monica Lewinsky scandal as a backdrop, Stella and Diana are two confused women on the cusp of change. In an attempt to figure out who they are and what they want, they will do anything and everything, from moving around the country on a whim to stealing each other's boyfriends, and attempt to become someone they are not – all to find a little happiness. A psychological comedy that examines obsessive female friendships, love, sex and how to survive your twenties intact.
my life as you  | Open: 09/14/06 Close: 09/24/06
Extended Run
Night of 1000 Goddesses  | Open: 09/17/06 Close: 09/17/06
THIS SHOW IS ALREADY SOLD OUT< WE WILL NOT BE SELLING TIX AT THE DOOR!!!!!!!

Imagine a world where the hopes, dreams, and beliefs of women mattered......Night of 1000 Goddesses is ethnic dance and theater like you've never seen. It's premise is simple: gather a few of the best ethnic dancers and ethnic dance fusionists and require them to come up with their own original stage works/choreographies to interpret one word: Goddess.

The resulting vignettes are strung into 2 hours of powerful, poetic dance and drama that depict the Divine Feminine in unique ways, whether in literal or symbolic enterpretations.

This is the saga of Woman. We hope you join us for this special event!

Featured artists:

Ariellah ~ CA

Asharah ~ Washington DC

Shakra Tribe ~ Washington DC/Maryland

Sera ~ NYC

Sarah Johansson Locke ~ NYC

Kittarina and Elisheva ~ NYC

Ayshe ~ NYC

ChoveXani ~ NYC

MC ~ Mistress McCutchan

Starting Here, Starting Now  | Open: 09/15/06 Close: 09/16/06
Another classic from the well-known team of Maltby and Shire uses songs from their early musicals to explore young love and growing up in a bold and engaging musical revue. A fresh exploration of the modern relationship takes us on an exciting journey by presenting us with bring-you-to-your-knees ballads all the way thorugh bring-down-the-house showstoppers.
A Midsummer Night's Dream  | Open: 08/30/06 Close: 09/10/06
Featuring an all-female cast, A Midsummer Night's Dream follows four young lovers as they flee the city of Athens to find freedom and love in the forest. There they discover a place of enchantment, inhabited by fairies and their warring masters, Titania and Oberon. A group of local artisans rehearsing a play also look to the forest for privacy, but everyone\'s plans are disrupted by the impish prankster Puck. One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream evokes a world of rebellion, magic and romance, where chaos erupts, lovers are mismatched, and all is reconciled through the wonder and power of love.
Love Is Good  | Open: 08/23/06 Close: 08/27/06
In the music industry of the near future, where "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" are still part of everyday business, one band manages to put their own unusual spin on this tenet. With some skillful songwriting by the band's robot drummer, the group becomes a rousing pop phenomenon, but the pressures of success and the corporate, image-shaping, music industry machine may just be too much to keep this band alive. Can the band survive these pressures? The "artistic differences" that are splintering them apart? The drug-induced depressive funk their robot has slipped into? And is society even ready to accept a robot rock band? Love is Good is a bizarre skewering of rock culture that seeks to answer these questions and also serves as a satiric morality play...maybe...
Sunlight, Moonlight, Lamplight.  | Open: 08/10/06 Close: 08/13/06
Four very different people check into a lonely Midwestern bed and breakfast for the funeral of a mutual friend, each thinking that they alone knew her the best. However as the night progresses, their stories cross, transfigure and unravel around them, exposing a truth that none of them expected to find. Performers Sam Sax, Jessica Hendricks and Seth Moore bring a multitude of characters to life, while mixing experimental and traditional forms of theater in this twistedly touching tale of identity, forgiveness and storytelling. Directed by Rachel Madris.


Reserve tickets today by emailing your preferred performance date, your preferred number of tickets and your name to PocketProphetProductions@hotmail.com or by calling (914)714-4341 or (914)907-2707.

JungalBook  | Open: 08/03/06 Close: 08/05/06
Adapted from Rudyard Kipling's landmark novel, the Jungle Book, this innovative retelling maintains the family-friendly quality of the original, while making the story accessible to a contemporary and urban audience. The Indian jungle of the classic tale is replaced with an urban schoolyard and the animals take on human roles and characteristics. Mowgli, the "mancub", moves through the play being raised by wolves, protected by Bagheera, the lonely panther, and schooled in the "Jungal Law." Through his ongoing conflict with Sherakhan, the wicked tiger, and his inevitable shift into adulthood, he is forced to mature and come to question his place in the world.
Extraordinary Deceptions  | Open: 07/28/06 Close: 07/29/06
Extraordinary Deceptions is an evening of sophisticated and intimate magic. Using cards, coins, money and a bit of mind reading- Magician Michael Gutenplan will "blow your minds" with his original and fun magic. Oh- and in the end one member of the audience will be sawed in half! Don't confuse this with a "hokey" and "cheesy" magic show. Extraordinary Deceptions is a elegant, sophisticated and memorable theatrical event.

A special guest will open the show with a bit of song and a good time is to be had by all. Come and be amazed!

Tickets may be purchased through Theatermania.com at http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/121847

There are special discounts for CMU Young Alumni and Young Berkshire Graduates. If you are interested in these deals please email me at magicmichael7@aol.com to request the special promotion code!

Tickets may also be reserved at 212-933-4688.

Beer for Breakfast  | Open: 06/21/06 Close: 07/23/06
Their names are ROB SILVER, BOOMER, ROB ROBINSON and NICK. They have recently graduated from three universities. One of them is considering an advanced degree in law. Two of them are considering getting jobs. None of them have been remotely prepared for the world outside. They share one apartment, several girlfriends and financial terror. Their jeans are ripped as are their abs. They live for now. Eat when they can. Breathe because it's free. All in all the future looks bleak. But. THEY'VE GOT A PLAN.

Starring: Ricardo Maldonado, Tom Olori, Justine Campbell-Elliott, Meg Bartholomay, Topher Mikels, Nathan Bock, & Ken Hatlee.

Love's Gonna Get Ya!  | Open: 07/13/06 Close: 07/16/06
A Family's Play, depicts a family structure reshaped by the affects of society. Deceits coupled with sharply contrasting personalities create the backdrop of this timeless piece. Follow the Delaneys as they embark on a heralding journey to seek the truth of family secrets, and realize that actions have cemented and will now... forever change their lives.
The Funny Farm Comedy Series  | Open: 07/15/06 Close: 07/15/06
DBC Production is hosting a Free comedy Show at the Sonnet Theatre at the Producer's Club. The Show is a FREE Comedy show open to all fans of standup comedy. Scheduled to Appear will be your Host Eudi Paz & Featuring the standup performances of Shevy Berk, Robert Driemeyer, Joe Pontillo, Eliza Santos And Introducing Saran Beaumont. You can call or email us to RSVP your seating. Seats are limited. The Phone number is (347)830-4856 ext. 000 or email us at tickets.dbcproduction@diamondbackbroadcasting.com. You can also visit our website at www.diamondbackbroadcasting.com/dbcproduction. We look forward to seeing you there. Come out and get a good laugh and meet the comics.
You're A Good Man Charlie Brown  | Open: 06/14/06 Close: 06/18/06
The show is best described as an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. It is a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening. It is the perfect show for parents to bring their children to, because there is something in it for everyone, adults and Children of any age. The characters are truly brought to life through adult performers that love to act like kids. None of the cast is actually six years old. And they don't really look like Charles Schulz' "Peanuts" cartoon characters. But this doesn't seem to make that much difference once we are into the play, because what they are saying to each other is with the openness of that early childhood time, and the obvious fact is that they are all really quite fond of each other. Bring a young friend or come by yourself and be transported into the "Peanuts" world and become a child once again.

FOR TICKETS PLEASE CALL (732) 824-3644

Btw's New Work Series  | Open: 06/01/06 Close: 06/02/06
a collection of new works from up and coming NYC playwrights...

Fugue for Fred and Four Seasons by Matte O'Brien
Directed by Danya Nardi

Subverse by Jeremy Patterson
Directed by Greg Cicchino

The Third Stage by Matt Johnson
Directed by Greg Cicchino

A Family's Play  | Open: 05/18/06 Close: 05/27/06
A Family's Play, depicts a family structure reshaped by the affects of society. Deceits coupled with sharply contrasting personalities create the backdrop of this timeless piece. Follow the Delaneys as they embark on aheralding journey to seek the truth of family secrets, and realize that actions have cemented and will now... forever change their lives.
Backstage at Da Fonky B  | Open: 05/17/06 Close: 05/27/06
Backstage at Da Fonky B, tracks the legendary Brownie Glendale's rise to fame as she attempts to revive the black burlesque art form without revealing the secrets of her troubled past. Tackling complex issues such as: economic independence, domestic violence, creativity, strength and friendship, this heart-wrenching story fuses together funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop. It will get you groovin' in your seat.
Talent Showcase 2006  | Open: 05/13/06 Close: 05/13/06
NYC'S TOP TALENT COMPETE FOR A CHANCE AT A MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH A RENOWN ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY.
Burke  | Open: 05/10/06 Close: 05/12/06
Call me. Call me.

Kiss me.

Burke

a new play by Manny Liyes

Triptych  | Open: 05/03/06 Close: 05/03/06
This one night engagement brings you three new plays tied together by the frayed string that is society, written by a Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation, Brian Trzeciak, and directed by Donna Scheer.

In "Untitled," names are questioned and identities are lost because of a man who decides to litter. "Still" addresses the age old dilemma: is it better to care for a dead man or go to lunch? "Knocks the Hoodwinker" follows Baby on the evening of his birthday as he describes his awful day to Sweetie, his mercurial wife, who just may be the cause of it. Together, they find the truth of their relationship and the deceit they can no longer keep behind closed doors.

TRIPTYCH, presented by Stickboy Productions, May 3rd at the Producers' Club - The Grand Theater, 358 West 44th Street, Manhattan. Please call (212)560-6583 to reserve your seat.

WITH: Michele McNally, Jason Jacoby, Meryl Bezrutczyk, Angelo Miliano, Josh Mertz, Daphne Peterson-Van Kanegan, and Kim Douthit.

61 Dead Men  | Open: 04/19/06 Close: 04/23/06
A social and political commentary, 61 Dead Men follows Haml, an artist who feels as if he cannot do enough simply by creating. To instill change in a world gone wrong he turns to destruction. Haml soon finds himself lost in a downward spiral of his own hubris. The play follows the tradition of Shakespeare and Aristotle, adapting the tragic formula that has made Hamlet and Macbeth timeless classics.

Second City Conservatory graduate Janus Surratt -- who founded NewFormat Improvisation -- developed the production through improvisation. He aims to develop formats that push the limits of commonplace ad lib, placing it within the realm of a true art form. 61 Dead Men asks the question: what is needed to create change in our world?

Hell's Kitchen - The musical  | Open: 04/21/06 Close: 04/21/06
Hell's Kitchen is the musical story of the infamous New York City neighborhood in the mid 1960's. It follows the life of Danny Vincente and his friends and family, through the warmth and the heartbreak of their lives. It has, doowop on street corners, street smart scams, rooftop sanctuarys, mobsters, strippers and the scintilating rock scene of the true 60's. It has 24 songs based on the values of old Broadway. This show will be a one night only Concert of The Songs with some choreography and dialogue of HELL"S KITCHEN by the cast of Hell's Kitchen.
Lyrical Arts  | Open: 04/05/06 Close: 04/09/06
Strife's Way Productions invites you to experience...LYRICAL ARTS! An intense live action martial arts hip hop stage comedy! Featuring LIVE RAP BATTLES where the audience determines the winner.
The Mercy Seat  | Open: 03/24/06 Close: 03/27/06
On September 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt finds himself in the downtown apartment of his lover, Abby Prescott.
Only You  | Open: 03/22/06 Close: 03/25/06
"Between what we anticipate and what we receive a great gulf is fixed." Three's Company meets Friends in this zany romantic fairytale, as five urban singles searching for love and meaning cross paths in surprising ways.
Twenty Broken Legs  | Open: 03/12/06 Close: 03/13/06
Mid Life Crisis Productions Inc.

invites you to a STAGED READING of a new play

"A young man confronts his family's tragic legacy"

Directed by MITCH POULOS

Stage Managed by PARYS LE BRON*

Featuring (in alphabetical order)

NINA BURNS

HANK DAVIES*

JOHN GRAY

DAVID MICHAEL HOLMES

BEKKA LINDSTROM

JORDAN WISHNER

*Appearing as courtesy of Actors Equity Association

kamp NYC presents CHAMPIONS  | Open: 12/31/05 Close: 01/01/06
kamp NYC is an intensive one-of-a-kind Broadway experience, started
three years ago to train the most talented young performers in the United
States and abroad. With the assistance of the best instructors in New York
City, these young talented individuals (12-17 yrs.) have a life
changing opportunity to live, breathe their passion and perform in an
original off-Broadway show. This seven day intensive helps participants
learn important techniques, gives them vital experience, and most
importantly, gives them a first-hand realization of the pressures and
obstacles of performing in New York City. These kids, from diverse
backgrounds, make life long friendships and come together with the
same dream of making it on Broadway.

CHAMPIONS is a story of the St. Anne's School girls soccer team and their struggle to work together. New players join the group with hopes of improving the team's history of defeats, and the girls prepare to face their biggest rivals. On the way to the big game, their bus breaks down and they find themselves with nowhere to go and nothing to do. The girls begin to open up to each other and slowly learn to accept their differences and realize their potential as a team.

Will this new team unity come in time to help the girls face their competition and become champions?

Director- Jessica Redish
Vocal Director/Coach- Richard Lissemore
Choreographers- Jacki Ford & Joey Dowling
Produced by Joe Loera

What Life May Bring  | Open: 12/14/05 Close: 12/18/05
"What Life May Bring" chronicles the lives of three same gender loving men living in New York City and struggling to establish their identities. The young men deal with issues that include relationships, HIV, Bisexuality, and so much more. As the young men and their friends travel on the road to self-awareness they find elements of tragedy and triumph pave the way. "Stony the road we trod..." Many of us have also stumbled along this road and may identify with one or more of the characters.
Through The Eyes Of An Abused Male  | Open: 12/10/05 Close: 12/11/05
A couple, Jack and Joan got married before his fiance's visa expired, with a simple civil ceremony and they were happy, until Joan got pregnant and at will began beating her husband, blaming her hormones. She had twins, but continued her abuse until Jack could no longer take it, and was able to free himself of his abusive wife. HOW?

THE REST YOU MUST SEE!!

The Lizard Brain Variety Hour II  | Open: 12/02/05 Close: 12/03/05
A variety show with monologues, short theater pieces, music and dance. Featuring old favorites such as "Umlauts and Alcoholism," and "The Obvious Difference," as well as new works such as, "The Pavlovian Institute of Sexual Addiction," "Santa Claus Fascism," "The Permit Office," and "Fiancee."
Why We Have A Body  | Open: 11/03/05 Close: 11/22/05
WHY WE HAVE A BODY is a funny, lyrical play about two young women, Lili and her emotionally troubled sister, Mary, who ache for the return of their mother, Eleanor, who left home years ago to "get lost." The play proceeds poetically through a collage of scenes in which the two sisters, their mother, and Lili's new lover Renee, speak alternately to the audience and to each other, as they try to live with absence and great distance. The women are taught few skills with which to navigate their lives, and in each case, the women's chosen fields are a flight from traditional roles, propelled by a fear of getting stuck in a groove of routine. The vast spaces that separate us from our past, from the ones we love, and from knowing ourselves constitute their landscape. Through contrasts and contradictions, Chafee presents the struggle and search of these four women in a kaleidoscopic form, shifting space and time, as each character finds her own road signs to point the way.

Director: Valerie Davenport
Stage Manager: Meredith Kaufman
Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Franz
Lighting and Set Design: Patrick Smith
Sound Design: Beau Edmondson

Cast: Laila Ayad* (Lili), Stefanie Black (Mary), Natasha Malinsky (Eleanor), Julie Lynn Stump (Renee)
* Appears Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association

For more information please contact applegirlproductions@yahoo.com

The Screwtape Letters  | Open: 11/09/05 Close: 11/20/05
"The Screwtape Letters" centers around Screwtape, a high level demon, who is teaching his nephew Wormwood how to take the soul of a human. War, lust, debauchery, decadence, and all sorts of wickedness are the tools that Screwtape gleefully displays for his use. C.S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. The backdrop for this production is WWII.
Rapture  | Open: 11/17/05 Close: 11/19/05
This is a staged reading of a non-linear script which integrates the physical and spiritual struggles of five women: Carol, her bi-racial daughter, her best friend, her sister, and Caroline, Carol's childhood persona. Carol discovers that while her husband has provided stability and love, she has missed an important part of living – the rapture she experienced with the biological father of her daughter, Sierra. Upon discovering the shirt of Sierra's father (Michael), Carol senses his presence:

"...And now I see you standing naked before me – a Michelangelo's David – sculptured with the sweat of your brown, taking shape under a shirt of blue denim. Your form comes to life as you extend your hand to me, a loving smile upon your face. I drop my robe, smiling back in pleasure..."

My Super Evil Inferior Complex!!  | Open: 11/02/05 Close: 11/06/05
A struggling young actor from the Bronx is battling with his evil walking and talking inferior complex that is destroying his acting career, love life, and self confidence. "My Super Evil Inferior Complex" is a new play written by Steven William that aims to motivate the audience to take control of their lives and achieve their dreams.
After The Fall  | Open: 11/02/05 Close: 11/06/05
"After the Fall" presents the riveting struggle of a man attempting to make peace with history - his own and the world's - in order to go forward with his life. Haunted by this relationship with a needy sex symbol, Quentin's remarks to an unseen listener spark a relentless exploration of the past motives and compromises that still shape his present.
A Midsummer Night's Dream  | Open: 10/26/05 Close: 10/31/05
Wench Productions presents a modern retelling of a classic tale. Hermia and Lysander, a lesbian couple, love each other desperately, but Hermia's mother disapproves of such a love and is forcing Hermia to marry a man, Demetrius. Hermia does not love Demetrius but Helena does. Sadly, Demetrius wants nothing to do with Helena. In the park that night, the four lovers become entangled in a web of mistaken identities and confusion. Will things work out? Will love conquer all? Will there be a catfight?

Full of fairies, love and magic, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a story that has stood the test of time. Wench Productions now presents it with an all female cast.

I am Latino damnit and my skin is black!  | Open: 10/06/05 Close: 10/30/05
This is a one-man show where the actor plays a Latina girl from the Bronx (the most beautiful latina creature), a Chinese man, (who sells toys and candy bars in the subway) a Latino Astrologer( (who pretend to help the latino community with his weekly predictions but what he really wants is money) and a convict (who's asking God about the fate of his life)
Four One Legged Men  | Open: 10/05/05 Close: 10/23/05
A bold, audacious, and humorous depiction of four distinct amputees from different backgrounds, seasons and eras. This unique theatrical experience consists of four vignettes: " A day in the life of Jamie Prince" - a writer who visits his dying foster grandparent who is in a nursing home in the Winter of 2005; " Rainbow" - a father in a visitation rights battle in the Spring of 1959; "I'll Betcha That!" - a gay male on his way to a Fourth of July party in the Summer of 1979, but falls and breaks his artificial leg; "Waiting for Oz" - a delusional Vietnam veteran on a psyche ward after returning from the battlefield in the Fall of 1969. The final vignette is performed without an artificial leg. A critic once wrote: "A one-legged man dancing to Proud Mary by Ike and Tina Turner? It's to Corbin's credit that he can make a seemingly audacious act seem anything else but!"
American Colors  | Open: 10/22/05 Close: 10/22/05
American Colors: a monthly multiethnic acting series

This month: Scenes from Henrik Ibsen's plays

A Doll's House, Directed by Noah Burger

When We Dead Awaken, Directed by Mike Hidalgo


Industry comps available at 646-489-5322

500 Rummy and Parlor Tricks  | Open: 10/05/05 Close: 10/08/05
2 One-Act plays about women and tough choices...
500 RUMMY, a comedy/drama is a story of childhood friends spanning thirty years, and the decisions that changed their lives...
PARLOR TRICKS finds a young woman present at her own wake attempting to reconcile with her family and friends...
Jesus Christ Superstar  | Open: 09/23/05 Close: 10/02/05
This unique staging of the classic Webber - Rice rock opera features powerhouse rock singers backed by a gritty, guitar-driven orchestra. Presented in the intimate 100-seat environment of Midtown's PRODUCERS CLUB, all the play's passions explode off the stage, and into your soul.

This fully authorized and appointed production of
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set in the modern day.

Think you know this story?
You'll be shocked.

Gay Slave Handbook  | Open: 09/21/05 Close: 09/24/05
Gay Slave Handbook follows a group of former high school friends over the course of one night as they try to cope without the great love they used to share for one another. Sebastian (Vincent Giardina) is completing a video assignment for a film class that takes on the form of a confessional/interrogation with his childhood best friend Giulia (Melissa Macleod Herion). They speak openly of their past loves, the roots of their sexuality, and dealing with growing up apart from one another. Both have left their hearts behind them in the past, but what Sebastian does not know is that Giulia has invited Sebastian's first love, Jimmy (Nate Steinwachs), to join in the interrogation.

Set in New York City during a region-wide blackout, Gay Slave Handbook is a dark comedy that explores the bounds of true human connection. Can love transcend religion, disease and transgressions of the past? Can the love another person has for you determine who you really are?

Two By Tenn  | Open: 09/22/05 Close: 09/22/05
a couple of one-act plays:
"Lord Byron's Love Letter" and
"Talk to Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen..."
Revenge of a King  | Open: 09/13/05 Close: 09/18/05
REVENGE OF A KING combines the elements of Hip-Hop and the themes from Shakespeare to give you a brand new piece of theater unlike anything you've ever seen. Hamlet, one of the most recognizable tragedies in Shakespeare's theatrical canon has been transplanted from Denmark to the gritty streets of New York. This theatrical retelling of a classic is a tragic saga laced with a Hip-Hop beat. It follows the story of Hamilton L. King, an aspiring Hip-Hop artist, as he deals with overcoming his father's mysterious death while simultaneously learning to accept his mother's untimely marriage. Confusion, doubt, and thoughts of retribution take over as new elements unfold leading him down a path of self-destruction.



REVENGE OF A KING is presented by DAP Ensemble, the Loaves and Fish Traveling Repertory Company in association with H. Newsome and Jean Marie Donnelly. The show features a talented cast including Rory Clarke, Jason Fernandez, Camille Gaston, Ryan Hollis, Martha Ighodaro, Joe Albert Lima, Riddick Marie*, Samuel Muniz, Herb Newsome*, Channie Waites, Lisa-Roxanne Walters*, Bill White, and Meibaka Yolannes. The musical numbers are choreographed by Carly Hughes.

The Merchant of Venice  | Open: 09/09/05 Close: 09/17/05
The Shakespeare classic
Tzvika the Soldier  | Open: 09/10/05 Close: 09/10/05
A play about one soldier, one character who is a Metaphor for many, about losing our country and culture. The play is a result of along process which grew inside me since I finished my army Service, a process of sobering up and maturing. Tzvika is an absurd soldier, who took part in all Israelis wars, Served in all the check points and is part of the Israeli occupation.
Tzvika is a human puzzle which I put together based on real stories.
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors  | Open: 09/06/05 Close: 09/07/05
A musical showcase about the changes we all go through when we are forced to stop and look at ourselves.
THE FALLEN ANGEL by Elois Beasley is an one-act play that focuses on relationships and how manipulation controls our actions.

FANTASY, GIRL by LyaNisha Gonzalez is an one-act play about a young woman who lives out her innermost thoughts about her lover and life through a motownesque girl group.

Oh Sister!  | Open: 08/17/05 Close: 08/17/05
A mystical magical story of one man's journey from darkness into light.
Author/performer Daniel Stone weaves a poignant and inspirational tale of memory, song, poetry and role play recounting the tragic death of his older sister and his spiritual growth that led to his final acceptance.
kamp NYC presents "Break Through"  | Open: 07/30/05 Close: 07/31/05
Hello, I'm Joe Loera the Founder/Producer of kamp NYC, an intensive one-of-a-kind Broadway experience, started three years ago to train the most talented young performers in the United States and abroad. With the assistance of the best instructors in New York City, these twenty young talented individuals (12-17 yrs) have a life changing opportunity to live, breathe their passion and perform in an original off-Broadway show. This seven day intensive helps participants learn important techniques, gives them vital experience, and most importantly, gives them a first-hand realization of the pressures and obstacles of performing in New York City. These kids, from diverse backgrounds, make life long friendships and come together with the same dream of making it on Broadway.

Directed by Kate Marks, Vocal Direction by Richard Lissemore, Musical Direction by Robert Grusecki, Choreography by Joey Dowling and Produced by Joe Loera

Please come out and support the future of the entertainment industry!

"They will inspire you..."

Small Pond Entertainment Presents: Props  | Open: 07/18/05 Close: 07/27/05
After a brutal breakup, a properties artist dives desperately into his work. His friends begin to worry as he becomes more and more obsessed with his newest project: a woman. When the prop he's working on comes to life, he is forced to make some painful decisions about love and relationships before everything starts burning up around him. A play that asks whether or not we find those we love or create them, Props will leave every audience member with something to ponder.
La Nena Se Casa  | Open: 06/30/05 Close: 07/01/05
CHAS presents " La Nena Se Casa" (black humor two acts comedy) by Carlos Ferrari, The social and economical problematic of a middle class family faces in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After a series of unexpected events, Juan (father of three young and adults daughters - Yanisoria, Brifimar, Auriler) fumes into different scenes unveiling the real situation of his family. At the end,Ramonita's memories (Juan's abnegated wife) guide us through flashbacks that put together the dramatic but also comic ending.
Old Man Pete  | Open: 06/22/05 Close: 06/26/05
After a general concensus, the Collier children decide to move their aging parents to Harlem from rural Virginia. The children are confronted with the realization that their parents may never adjust to "city life" as they had hoped. Nonetheless, the plot thickens as tempers flare against a backdrop of 1930's signature music and dance.
Pasta & Pigskin  | Open: 06/13/05 Close: 06/19/05
Pasta & Pigskin! It's what's cooking on Football Sundays. 5 Guys who love football and food!

Sunday afternoon at Joe-Joes. Five guys with football on the brain and pasta in the gut. No greater love has man, booze, and talk of girls, and pigskin. A football junkies paradise until someone pulls the plug...

A hilarious new play about what guys are really talking about while watching football.

It's not a cookbook!

Co-op  | Open: 06/02/05 Close: 06/17/05
In the dark boiler room of HouseProud Towers -- a co-op on Manhattan's Upper West Side -- a boy is raised in secret. He is heir to a heroic legacy - to be president of the board. Rising to the challenge of his awesome responsibility, he leads a mighty crusade against evil, corruption, mildew, and poor building finances. His enemies are many: Trump-bewigged developers, spurned board members, and a gum-smacking, faithless wife. Will he conquer? Will HouseProud Towers survive?

Featured in the New York Times, May 29th, 2005. See reviews, below.

This musical farce is written and directed by John Cecil and produced by PraHaHa, who brought you last year's "Volcano." It features a cast of eight. For more information on the show and the cast, call 646-240-5732.

The Little Bus Sketch Comedy Brigade Presents-  | Open: 06/15/05 Close: 06/15/05
We invite one and all to come join us for the most unique, entertaining and original sketch comedy event ever seen. If you're looking for politically correct humor, head in the other direction please- we spare NOONE! (not even ourselves) You will find everything from a drunken Santa Claus to a horny Scarecrow at this delightfully disturbing show. The BEST part is you can bring all your tasty bar drinks right into the theatre. COME BE A PART OF THE INSANITY!!! (18 and over please)
Town Attorney General Meeting  | Open: 06/02/05 Close: 06/03/05
Failure of the U.S. Government to Enforce the Nation's Antitrust Laws Has Created Globalization (and Resulting Theft of Trillions of Dollars from the American Public), and the Town Attorney General Can Be the Only Institution to End the Unlawful Practices

The Constitutional institutions, with their alleged checks and balances, are not working because the elected and appointed federal officials are not enforcing the nation's laws against the multinational corporations, thereby allowing them to get away with stealing hundreds of billions of dollars (or is it trillions of dollars) from the American people, driving legitimate business competitors out of business, and destroying high-paying jobs.
The Town Attorney General Should Become, in Effect, a Law-Abiding "Godfather" for the Americans that Have Lost Their Property, Political Power and Position

Please join us as the staff of the Town Attorney General to take back our country!

Messages  | Open: 05/09/05 Close: 05/25/05
Remember when there was only message MACHINES? No? See what happens in 1980s Manhattan, when *69 was just a pie in the sky.
See the New York Premiere of John Ford Noonan's MESSAGES
Directed by Erin Woodward
Starring: Flint Beverage, Jennifer Earhart, and Kristen Sargent.
Featuring: Sarah Bell, Rashad Edwards, and Erin Woodward.
Renata Buys Tube Socks!  | Open: 05/05/05 Close: 05/13/05
An evening of original comedy, scenes, monologues and a song!
The things we love, oh how they do cost us... but, just how much are we willing to pay? The magic number is 13 in LoveSmacked: 13 pieces that prove you can't use your heart and your head at the same time, the third in Point Of You Production's original series I'm Just Saying.

LoveSmacked is a night of 13 monologues, sketches and musical pieces showing you that love does have a price and whether you pay it or not is up to you. Pieces range from a Catholic schoolgirl figuring out life, love and sex to a misunderstood wolf by the name of Big Bad setting the record straight. It's sure to be an evening filled with touching moments, laughter and above all, passion.

Featuring an array of New York City's best and most creative artists: Gerard J. Savoy, Johnny Blaze Levitt, Karron Karr, Paul Weissman, Jeff Love, Meghan Dickerson, Karen Benelli, Akia, Danielle Montezinos, Amanda Berberich, Marlise Garde, Renee Delio, and Crystal Franceschini. Directed by Marc Adam Smith with assistant direction by Sean Rodriguez.

Point Of You Productions is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to presenting new and challenging works and giving its artists and guest artists a chance to address issues that confound the human sprit.

Point Of You Productions presents LoveSmacked from May 3 – 6 and 10 - 13 with evening performances Tuesday through Friday at 8pm at the Producer's Club, 358 West 44th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. Tickets are $15. For more information or to make reservations, call 212-613-6138 or visit www.pointofyouproductions.org.

Unveilings  | Open: 04/26/05 Close: 04/30/05
Directed By: Chuck Patterson
Produced By: Hazel Dolphy
Co-Produced By: Robb Cheeks


UNVEILINGS is the story of a strong African-American family, the WATERFORD'S, a people of deep lineage who are financially, intellectually and culturally sound. A former college professor chooses to spend her last days on her parents estate. On this, her birthday, she receives as gifts - revelations of lies, deception and cheated years with the man she loved. Three generations of women drive the plot of this play. The themes of deception, jealousy, love, favorites and secrets manifests themselves in the tearing and torn relationships between mothers, daughters and sisters. This beautiful work, is strong on character, set in an appealing environment, exposing the ugliness people can do to one another, even if they share blood.

A choropoem dealing with the joys and frustrations of seven black women through prose, poetry, monologue, dance, and song
Jagger Kaye's On Going Acting Classes  | Open: 04/24/05 Close: 04/24/05
Learn from a working Actor ("ED", National Commercials, Dozens of films),
Writer & Director (over 25 stage shows & 2 short films).

Jagger is one of the most respected sources for outing acting/model scams and
owns/operates the NYC areas most respected FREE casting groups -
NYCCasting@yahoogroups.com - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYCCasting

Jagger is also an Independent Casting Director & a Career Consultant (over 3
dozen clients).

Class: Acting For Beginners

Taught by Jagger Kaye of NYCCASTING@yahoogroups & JKCasting
A 4-week course beginning Sunday April 24th, 2005

Schedule: Sundays 1:00 - 3:00pm (April 24th, May 1st, 15th, 22nd)
Class size only 8 students
Price: Only $110 for 4 classes
Description: A course on how to begin as an actor. We will discuss the
business of being an actor, Work on scripts. Prepare you to audition
& most of all have FUN.
Location: The Producers Club Theaters - 358 W.44th NYC

&

COMEDIC ACTING class & a show!

Learn the difference between "sketch comedy" (someone falling down) & "comedic acting" (why that person fell down). The difference between SNL & a show like Frasier!

Taught by Jagger Kaye of NYCCASTING@yahoogroups & JKCasting
A 5-week course beginning Sunday April 24th, 2005

5 weeks of classes that end in a mini-show (45 - 60 minutes)
The dates are:
Sunday, April 24, 3-6pm
Sunday, May 1, 3-6pm
Sunday, May 15, 3-6pm
Sunday, May 22, 3-6pm
Sunday, June 5 3-7pm

Performance June 5 at 8pm

Cost for all is only $155 & that includes 2 comp tickets for the performance

Everyone will play 3+ characters in the presentation

This is for someone that would like to learn the nuances of comedy & can get a stage credit as well ... of course this will be a LOT of fun

Jagger Kaye
JaggerKayeClass@teacher.com

Second Lady  | Open: 04/19/05 Close: 04/19/05
Due to an earthquake on the West Coast, Kathrine Erskine, the wife of a vice presidetial candidate, must fill in for her husand and deliver a speech in Philadelphia. Second Lady concerns the moment we lose that fragil grip on our constructed circumstances and must finally face the actual truth.
Shakin' The Mess Outta Misery  | Open: 04/11/05 Close: 04/11/05
Daughter, a young woman, says goodbye to the last of her caretakers. Women in the community raised her and taught her things she needed to know as a woman. Her Big Mamas prepare Daughter to go to the river, a rite of passage. Along the way, Daughter learns about how Big Mama, Aunt Mae, Miss Corine, and the rest of the women came to be strong, self-reliant Black women. She also learns about herself and the mystery behind her mother's absence. Secrets are revealed and a young life is changed forever in the climax of this touching, funny drama.
SubUrbia  | Open: 03/30/05 Close: 04/03/05
The parking lot of a mini-mall convenience store is the private domain of three men in their very early twenties: Jeff, Buff and Tim. Jeff is a sometime student, Buff an easy-going party animal and Tim a virtual alcoholic Air Force vet. They talk trash, harass Nazeer, the Pakistani owner of the store and revel in their high-school glory days. They drink beer, get high, eat Oreos. Jeff ponders his problematic relationship with his artist girlfriend, Sooze, and Buff fantasizes a relationship with Sooze's best friend, Bee-Bee, a nurses' aide on the critical ward of the local hospital. The focal point of this evening is the arrival of an old high-school chum, Pony, and his female associate, Erica. Since Pony left Burnfield (the name of this fictional suburban town), he has gone on to become semi-famous fronting for a band that has an album on the charts and a video on MTV. In the course of the evening, all of the friends congregate in the parking lot. Once Pony arrives in his black limo, fascination with his success metamorphosizes into jealousy, then flowers into bitter anger. New liaisons evolve as Buff succeeds in wooing Bee-Bee; Tim discovers his splenetic misanthropy is a turn-on for Erica; and Pony turns Sooze's restlessness to his advantage. The building tension between the friends is accentuated with absurd physical moments and sheer violence: Sooze performs her piece for the group; Tim beats up Nazeer; and Buff gives new definition to the term "wrecked." As the next day dawns, some of the group have found their way out of Burnfield while the rest are left to deal with a tragedy that could have been any of them.
You Can Hook Up JUSt Cover Up  | Open: 03/21/05 Close: 03/28/05
This play is about how HIV/AIDS IS spread around the African-American Community through the Various socioeconmic background from upper middle class t o innercity poor.
Yet To Evolve  | Open: 03/16/05 Close: 03/20/05
This play shows how we must all evolve in order to live a happier life. For some, evolve can mean to get over the past and forgive, for others evolve can mean learning to accept those that are different from us.
Hay Fever  | Open: 03/15/05 Close: 03/20/05
Noel Coward's 1925 comedy set in 1975. The self-obsessed Bliss family of four each invites a guest for the weekend. After only a few hours, the games begin and the guests are left to fend for themselves.
Hay Fever by Noel Coward  | Open: 03/15/05 Close: 03/20/05
Noel Coward's 1925 comedy set in 1975. The self-obsessed Bliss family of four each invites a guest for the weekend. After only a few hours, the games start up and the guests are left to fend for themselves.
Waiting For Godot  | Open: 02/16/05 Close: 02/20/05
Waiting for Godot...an all time classic...a comic tragic play that speaks of human perplexity, of kindness, of hope. The characters are reduced to mere waiting, in game playing to endure the waiting and the audience wonders whether Godot will ever come. Beckett's symbolic character brings an unease that makes room for imagining and interpretation in reference to anything outside of itself...the absurdity of life itself!
Joy  | Open: 02/02/05 Close: 02/20/05
Formerly titled The Joy of Gay Sex, JOY is a satirical celebration of gay life and love in San Francisco in the early '90s. It is the story of Paul, an outspoken young writer, who finds that the joy of his first love affair is disrupted by his uncompromising opinions and passionate politics.

Presented as a memoir in flashback form, JOY pays homage to the films Annie Hall and Manhattan, where characters often address the audience, offer personal commentary and express their innermost passions through impromptu musical standards from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Shift Change  | Open: 02/04/05 Close: 02/20/05
In Shift Change, what appears to be a hard-hitting melodrama about a young thief and the elder warehouse foreman he encounters while hiding out turns into a thrilling cat and mouse game spiraling into a haunting moral conclusion worthy of the best episodes of the Twilight Zone! Written with a deft ear for banter and the rhetorical, the troubled felon, Angus, at first binds the old man Seamus, keeping him hostage so that he can concoct an exit strategy. The wily foreman manages to dupe Angus into freeing his bonds, only to continue to outsmart him every step of the way as the lines between aggressor and victim begin to blur.
The Colored Museum  | Open: 02/15/05 Close: 02/20/05
Look Two Hands, LLC, a Brooklyn-based theater company showcasing the talent of African American writers and actors invites you to join them in exploring the African American struggle to both honor and escape the legacy of suffering that is their past. The Colored Museum mixes satire, sadness, jubilation attitude and joy to create an evening of theater that will entertain and provoke.
Ludlow Fair  | Open: 02/07/05 Close: 02/09/05
A winsome one-act by Lanford Wilson that offers a glimpse into the lives of two twentysomething roommates, broke and lonely and crammed into their tiny first apartment in Manhattan. A production of recent Northwestern alums.
Chicken Delight  | Open: 12/07/04 Close: 12/19/04
A gay comedy by Emmy nominated writer and playwright John Glines about the pleasures of cheating. Based on a farce by Georges Feydeau, the action takes place during a hot summer night on a terrace of a Tribeca loft, where the characters learn that the thrill of anticipation inevitably outdistances the fulfillment of desire. Who's cheating who?

For Tickets/Reservations: GrapevineTickets  |  Call:646-621-5171