Little Hibiscus Productions

Todays Date: 12/06/19
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Little Hibiscus Productions purpose is to create a New York City based performing arts ensemble dedicated to creating, developing and staging, affordable quality plays and programs and with a commitment to provide opportunities for the collaboration of new and established playwrights, local actors, directors, designers, as well as industry professionals to express themselves artistically, build lasting creative relationships, to be seen and heard and to work together to develop and perform programs that are topical and relevant to the communities they represent with an emphasis on women playwrights.

 


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Production History

Fragments  | Open: 07/13/08 Close: 07/20/08
Fragments depicts six friends amidst their tumultuous senior year of college. Between Tiffany's 'loving' emasculation of any man nearby, Jay's rampant paranoia that the sexiest girl ever, Melissa, will make him her bitch, and Troy's maniac nightmares of his castrating fiancÚ, these roommates and the rest of the myriad ensemble throw together a slap dash party to inevitably fulfill their sad destinies through wildly mismatched love affairs, life-altering prank phone calls, and the perpetual misconnection between an ambitious TV journalist-to-be and the guy next door.

With a stellar cast (Blake Bradford, Bill Bria, Tanya Fazal, Alixandra Liiv, Kevin Michael Murphy*, and Holly Kay Roberts) directed by Christine Vinh, Fragments invites you to laugh at their misfortune, empathize if you've gone through it too recently, and reminisce on when you were so na´ve and fondly wonder.... What the hell was I thinking?!

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Fragments  | Open: 07/13/08 Close: 07/20/08
As part of its inaugural season, Little Hibiscus Productions, in association with The Matthew Corozine Studio, present the premiere of Fragments a full length comedy by Michael Weems (Burden Me, Silent Strength, A Family Affair) and directed by Christine Vinh (Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, Carl the Second)

Fragments depicts six friends amidst their tumultuous senior year of college. Between Tiffany's 'loving' emasculation of any man nearby, Jay's rampant paranoia that the sexiest girl ever, Melissa, will make him her bitch, and Troy's maniac nightmares of his castrating fiancÚ, these roommates and the rest of the myriad ensemble throw together a slap dash party to inevitably fulfill their sad destinies through wildly mismatched love affairs, life-altering prank phone calls, and the perpetual misconnection between an ambitious TV journalist-to-be and the guy next door.

With a stellar cast, (Blake Bradford, Bill Bria, Tanya Fazal, Alixandra Liiv, Kevin Michael Murphy*, and Holly Kay Roberts) Fragments invites you to laugh at their misfortune, empathize if you've gone through it too recently, and reminisce on when you were so na´ve and fondly wonder.... What the hell was I thinking?!

*Actor appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association ľ Equity approved showcase.

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Onward, Forward  | Open: 12/03/08 Close: 12/07/08
Directed by Karen M. Dabney and produced by Sara Towber.
Onward, Forward is a comic look at the ongoing relationship between Joe, a disgruntled folk singer dying to rock out and his songwriter/manager, Ryan who searches for a cure to life in the offices of whichever doctor his insurance will allow. Their frustrating friendship is put to the test in suburbia where what starts as a typical gig leads to encounters with a sharp-witted single mother, a sorority girl looking for a way to entertain herself for the summer, and parents that seem harmless on the outside. As their musical pit stop gets extended, Joe and Ryan find themselves in a situation that threatens to make them lose who they are and who they want to be.

With a stellar cast, (Bill Bria, Rachel Dorfman, Whit Elliott, Gregory Taft Gerard, Alixx Schottland, Michael Weems, Theodore White, and Shuo Zhang), Onward, Forward provides a humorous and moving telling of a story about staying in touch with reality, valuing friends and family, and knowing when to let go.

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Tape  | Open: 02/27/09 Close: 03/01/09
 An impromptu 10 year reunion puts friends under fire when Vince, a pot dealing fire fighter, tries to get Jon, an aspiring film maker, to confess to the past. A suspenseful, high-stakes drama, "Tape" is a look at how perception can color memory and that the past is sometimes not what you remember.

Performed with “Waiting Life” – a new one act about dating in New York City from both sides of the coin.

It’s a night of theatre that looks at relationships from different perspectives – for better and for worse.

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The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women  | Open: 12/04/08 Close: 12/14/08
The Emma Goldman Theatre Brigade, a radical feminist theatre group, is at it again - implementing their innovative lottery system to insure theatrical equality. They each draw the role they will play out of a hat each night before the show, but tonight there's a critic in the audience and the sisterhood is put to the test when some of them don't draw the role they want. What follows is the trial of five women accused of denying Anastasia Romanov, the infamous daughter of Tsar Nicholas, of her identity where the audience becomes judge and jury. They rule on objections during the course of the play, creating a new show with every performance. A courtroom drama based on history wrapped in a backstage farce with a healthy dose of audience participation thrown in for good measure, The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women presents a profoundly engaging excursion into the interactions of women who are survivors and abusers.

Featuring Beth Adler, Molly Church, Ashley Diane Currie, Dianna Lora*, Emily Murray*, Brooklyn Scalzo*, Sara Towber*, Nora Vetter and Lexi Windsor*

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The View From Here  | Open: 11/11/08 Close: 11/16/08
Set in Kentucky, "The View From Here" is a comedy about four "kooky and unique" people trying to pick up the pieces of their rapidly falling apart lives. The play centers around Fern, an agoraphobic, trying to find a reason and the courage to step out of her front door. Ultimately "The View From Here" is a play about healing, allowing yourself to love, and the pain that hope carries with it.
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