Two Steps Forward stars Courtney Allen, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara Mundy, John Philip, Andrew Loren Resto, Brandon Ruckdashel, and Julia Yarwood.
About the Company: Dark Lady Players
The Dark Lady Players perform the underlying allegories in the Shakespearean plays, showing that they are comic religious satires. This raises a profound question about how such parodies could have got into the plays, which leads to the latest authorship theory, that a major author of the plays was the Dark Lady, the experimental poet Amelia Bassano Lanier.
A NIGHT OF SHORT PLAYS BY NORA VETTER | Open: 03/29/10 Close: 03/31/10
The show line-up:
Details - A writer's characters come to life.
Vessel - Friends with benefits come to a crossroads.
It Takes All Kinds - Speed dating can be a nightmare.
Mr. Late - Two women chat in a hotel lobby. They have more in common then you'd think...
The Breakroom - Cupid knows best...?
Listen - Not the average she said/he said.
Anniversary Special - Buy the Cow.
In this intimate revival of the classic New York comedy, audience members are as close as eavesdropping neighbors to newlywed couple Paul and Corie Bratter. Married for just six days, the Bratters move into a fifth floor walk-up brownstone apartment with a lack of heat, a major leak in their closet, a hole in their skylight and five exasperating flights of stairs. Nonetheless, free spirit Corie finds the small abode and its odd neighbors charming. Uptight lawyer Paul yearns for comfort and conventionality. After Corie plays matchmaker for her mother and eccentric neighbor Victor Velasco, she re-evaluates her bohemian ways and whether it’s wise to walk barefoot in the park, particularly in February.
In a time and place hovering between dreams and reality, a prostituted, orphaned Latina teenager, and her pimp’s widow attempt to form a loving family in a house haunted by evil. After her pimp Bill’s death, Blossom, nearly 15-years-old and HIV-positive, has no where to turn. Guided by his wicked ghost, she visits his grieving widow, Peggy, and slowly the two women form a bond. As Blossom’s Quinceañera nears, she and Peggy confront their past and improbable future.
Directed by Richard Caliban (Homo Sapien Shuffle), The Roses on the Rocks features a cast including Scott Sowers (Broadway revival, A Streetcar Named Desire), Rachel Jones (Broadway, Meet Me in St. Louis), Fulvia Vergel and Elia Monte-Brown and musicians Helena Epsvall and Alberto Villa-Lobos. The creative team includes Edward T. Morris (set design), Kia Rogers (lighting) and Rana Santacruz (original music). Dana Rossi serves as the stage manager.
Mrs. Warren is the proprietress of a string of highly successful brothels. Her daughter, Vivie, is a modern young woman, but not so modern that she can ignore the source of her mother's wealth. The clash of these two strong-willed and culturally constrained Victorian women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest plays. Initially banned after its 1893 publication for its startling frankness, Mrs. Warren's Profession, a withering critique of male domination, sexual hypocrisy, and societal convention, remains a provocative and powerful work of progressive theater.
The production stars Joy Franz (Original Broadway productions of Pippin, Musical Chairs, Open Admissions and Into The Woods; Broadway revivals of Guys & Dolls and Into The Woods), David Palmer Brown*, Ashton Crosby, James Dutton, Joseph Franchini* and Carrie Kozolowski.
Costume design is by David Withrow (IT Award recipient for Bug Boy Blues).
MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, April 18th:
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.TheatreSource.org or by calling 212-501-4751. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Manhattan Theatre Source, 177 MacDougal Street.
For more information about Mrs. Warren’s Profession visit www.BOO-Arts.com.
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER tells the shocking story of one woman’s isolation, obsession, and descent into madness.
The Story: New England, 1891. Jane, a sensitive and imaginative woman, finds herself sequestered on a remote estate that her husband, a physician, has rented for the summer. She is forbidden to write, and must hide her journal entries as she recuperates from what he has diagnosed as a "temporary nervous depression” following the birth of their baby. Without anything or anyone to stimulate her, Jane becomes obsessed by the wallpaper in her bedroom as the effect of her domestic oppression and stifled creativity begins to take a toll on her sanity.
Annalisa Loeffler stars in this new one-woman play adapted from the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. One actress. One hour -- please join us!
A science fiction thriller, love story, political allegory, redemptive tragedy and fast-paced entertainment, UNIVERSAL ROBOTS offers a compelling, alternate history of the Twentieth Century, starting with the invention of the robot in 1921 and chronicling the extraordinary consequences of that invention, which changes the world forever.
Mac Rogers freely adapted Czech playwright Karel Capek's seminal 1921 play R.U.R., which introduced the word "robot" to the world. Universal Robots departs significantly from Capek's script, offering a meaty and riveting story of war, love, faith, technology and the power of art to change the world, for both good and ill.
president/playwright/director/auteur Arlene proudly unveils the FIRST ANNUAL ST. IGNATIUS HANUKKAH PAGEANT!
Written by Mac Rogers. Directed by Jordana Williams
Appropriate for 16+.
"A most welcome Christmas present." -- Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot (NY)
Appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Press are invited to Friday November 7th opening and any performance following.
THE MOST DAMAGING WOUND takes place on a cold November night, when new parent Kenny gathers his college buddies to complete an unfinished rite of passage. The guests include Alan (Michael Szeles), a pharmaceutical lobbyist, Dicky (Chris Thorn), a carpet salesman with a big personality and a bigger appetite for the sauce, GG (Michael Solomon), a new restaurateur and Bo (Bard Goodrich), a former musician. When Christine (Megan McQuillan) shows up unexpectedly, the guys discover that the men they've become is far from their aspirations back at Syracuse. Reliving the glory days is not easy, in this Generation-X gang comedy, with booze, buddies, and breakthroughs.
How should we judge the success of a relationship; by its length or its depth? NOTE TO SELF explores dating and mating in the new millennia, and whether love alone is ever enough. Two people times six months divided by the past...in love, failure is not only an option, sometimes it's the goal.
Starring Jerry Ferris & Christina Romanello.
La Ronde is the sixth production in manhattantheatresource's critically acclaimed Winter Classic Series, which stages new adaptations of classic plays. Previous productions include Macbeth: A Walking Shadow, Three Sisters, Woyzeck and 2006's tandem, the world premiere of Richard Vetere's Machiavelli and Machiavelli's The Mandrake. The Winter Classic Series has been called a "jewel" by The New York Times (Three Sisters), and "sensationally vivid" by NYTheatre.com (Woyzeck). Back Stage raved that Machiavelli "zips along thanks to the solid direction of Andrew Frank" while The New York Times lauded The Mandrake for its "able and energetic cast".
La Ronde stars Chelsea Morgan Hoffman (Prostitute), Naftali Ungar-Sargon (Soldier), Nadine Zygaj (Maid), Eric Wdowiak (Young Gentleman), Jessica Scott (Married Woman), Mike Gomez (Married Man), Shannon Davies (Sweet Young Girl), Adam Reich (Poet), Elisabeth Jamison (Actress) and Jon Risk (Count) with Luke Strandquist and Serena Miller in the ensemble. The design team includes Chris Cotone (lights), Montserrat Mendez (art design), Nina Lourie (costumes), Ed McNamee (set) and Gina Costagliola (stage manager). Katherine Krause is the assistant director.
Anna Akimovna has a problem: she's 26 and not married yet! What is she to do? As the female characters from Chekhov's major plays take turns telling Anna their stories of love, they reveal the wit and humor of the master playwright. From the youth Sasha, who can't but help loving a guy who's bad to the bone, to the mature Irina Arkadina, who laments her man's fickle gaze towards a younger pair of legs, to the three sisters who constantly yearn for a Moscow where the grass is always greener; these women explore common issues of marriage, money, family, work, and love.
CHEKHOV'S CHICKS is a fun and touching retelling of Chekhov's short story A Woman's Kingdom with excerpts from Ivanov, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, The Seagull and The Bear.
Jewels Eubanks directs. CHEKHOV'S CHICKS stars Jeremy Brena* (Vershinin), Diana Buirski* (Irina), Chris Cotone* (Doctor/Smirnoff), Taryn DeVito (Sasha/Nina), Kate Geller (Olga), Ramesh Ganeshram (Ivanov), Prudence Heyert (Sonya), Maria Hurdle (Masha), Caroline Messihi (Anna Akimovna), Stu Richel* (Luka/Uncle Vanya), Elizabeth Rosengren* (Arkadina/Popova) and Alexandra Seal (Yelena). The design team includes Angel Jones (costumes), Chris Cotone (lights) and Jewels Eubanks (sound).
When Baby with the Bathwater premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in 1983, the New Yorker called Mr. Durang "one of the funniest dramatists alive" and the New York Times raved that Durang "conquers bitterness and finds a way to turn rage into comedy that is redemptive as well as funny".
Kate Middleton is the Producing Artistic Director. The design team includes Travis McHale (set and lighting), Elisa Richards (costume) and Wade Dansby 3 (graphic). Devan Hibbard serves as the stage manager.
Amber Estes directs. The design team is Keith Truax (Lights), Andy Cohen (Sound), Greg Bellow (set), Jeanette Look (costum) and Daryl Boling (graphic). Montserrat Mendez serves as the stage manager.
In Hanging Out, we join a man and a woman in their "non-existing, non-momentous" relationship over the course of six years.
In American Marvel, it's another action packed adventure of The American Marvel and his arch enemy, Victor Vice...or is it?
Peter Pan's Complexion looks at how college friends choose to deal with growing up in completely different ways.
'Tis the Season examines what happens when two sisters prepare to spend the holiday season with their family...what could possibly go wrong?
And finally, High Crimes and Subtle Deceptions: the story of two strangers, who meet on the
city streets and learn to trust each in the midst of family, friends, crime, and their own mysterious secrets.