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A Midsummer Night's Dream  | Open: 04/01/10 Close: 04/10/10
Featuring an all-female cast, Zephyer Rep's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream sets the action in that wonderful era of folly and excess: 1980's.  First mounted to much acclaim in 2006, Blake Bradford'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. 
 

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Angel Drake Presents: Cheatin' Lovers  | Open: 04/10/10 Close: 04/10/10
Zephyer Rep is proud to return with their cabaret series ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: CHEATIN' LOVERS

The evening will be for and about those of us dealing with that ever-so-lovely infidelities!  Come check out some of NYC's finest as they sing their hearts out!   Join them for a short interview after the song as they discuss why they chose that particular song and what significance it has to their life.  It's like Jay Leno, except with a personality. 

At the end of the evening there's an audience favorite vote where winner takes home $50!

So join us on April 10th, 'cause we'll be naming names and squeezing all the juice!

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Angel Drake Presents: Gay Gay Gay  | Open: 03/19/10 Close: 03/19/10
Zephyer Rep is proud to return with their cabaret series ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: GAY GAY GAY

The evening will be for and about our gay brothers and sisters!  Come check out some of NYC's finest as they sing their hearts out!   Join them for a short interview after the song as they discuss why they chose that particular song and what significance it has to their life.  It's like Jay Leno, except with a personality. 

At the end of the evening there's an audience favorite vote where winner takes home $50!

THIS JUST IN:  Miss Drake is being called away to New Orleans to perform.  She sent a cryptic note saying she's sending her Cougar Cousins... !

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Angel Drake Presents: Sex And Drugs And Rock 'n' Roll  | Open: 07/03/10 Close: 07/03/10

Zephyer Rep is proud to return with their cabaret series ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: SEX & DRUGS & ROCK 'N' ROLL

Angel Drake hosts an evening of songs from the rock genre.  Everyone has a little bad boy in them.  Show us yours.

Come check out some of NYC's finest as they sing their hearts out!   Join them for a short interview after the song as they discuss why they chose that particular song and what significance it has to their life.  It's like Jay Leno, except with a personality. 

At the end of the evening there's an audience favorite vote where winner takes home $50!

So join us on July 3rd, 'cause we'll be naming names and squeezing all the juice!

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Angel Drake Presents: Songs To Stalk By  | Open: 03/20/10 Close: 03/20/10
Zephyer Rep is proud to return with their cabaret series ANGEL DRAKE PRESENTS: SONGS TO STALK BY


The evening will be for and about jealousy, desire, and of course, STALKING!  Come check out some of NYC's finest as they sing their hearts out.   Join them for a short interview after the song as they discuss why they chose that particular song and what significance it has to their life.  It's like Jay Leno, except with a personality.
 

At the end of the evening there's an audience favorite vote where winner takes home $50!
 

THIS JUST IN:  Miss Drake is being called away to New Orleans to perform.  She sent a cryptic note saying she's sending her Cougar Cousins... !

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Bird House  | Open: 07/07/10 Close: 07/09/10
The birds and the ants are set to invade your house. Somewhere else, there is a war. Where are you needed the most? Who are you going to take care of? Who is going to take care of you?

Louisy and Syl live happily together in the safety of their tree house, until Syl decides to perform heroic deeds in a far away, war-torn land. Alone for the first time, Louisy falls victim to the whims of the birds and ants at her doorstep. Abroad, Syl finds that the line between good and bad is not as clear as she had expected. Bird House is a fantastical exploration of loyalty, loss, and what it means to do the right thing.
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Callback  | Open: 04/07/11 Close: 04/24/11
Callback, a true love letter to the theatre, is a two character contemporary comedy/drama about the forty-year mostly professional relationship between an actress and a director. They both go through struggles, heartbreaks, triumphs, and unexpected discoveries along the way. They are bound together on and off by many things, but what keeps them both going is their overwhelming love of the theater.  Emmy winner Joan Darling returns to Santa Fe to star with local favorite Jonathan Richards!

Bill Svanoe's Callback has played to rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York City, as well as large regional productions in North Carolina and Wisconsin.  It is published by Samuel French. 

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Chains Of Dew  | Open: 08/21/10 Close: 08/28/10
1922.  Greenwich Village.  Things are changing for women in America. 

Nora Powers, the secretary of the Birth Control League, sweeps that change straight into the Midwestern home of Seymore Standish, the man she loves.  Here she faces off with her biggest obstacle: his wife.  But when things don't turn out as planned, who will continue the fight for change and who will fight to stop it?   

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The show has been extended for five performances 8/21-28 at Wings Theatre!

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Dulcy  | Open: 06/18/10 Close: 07/03/10
Dulcy, by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly, is a zany, screwball comedy about Dulcy, the madcap young newlywed who loves her husband, the movies, and meddling in everyone else's affairs, not necessarily in that order.  Dulcy is certain that, with a little help from her, her husband will make a brilliant business deal, the daughter of a houseguest will elope with a silent film writer whom she has just met, her butler will stay out of jail, and the millionaire who is visiting will fall in love with another guest, even though she is married to Dulcy's husband's business partner!  Will Dulcy destroy everything accidentally instead?  It's certainly possible!

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Fifi Lagrange: The Road To Fabulous!  | Open: 06/25/10 Close: 07/03/10
World famous actress, fashion icon and "Fifi La Grange: The Road to Fabulous!" author, Fifi La Grange has just returned after a sudden and  mysterious four month disappearance.  Terrible rumors are swirling!  Will they ruin her for good?  Fifi's dear friend, Effie, a ShopTV addicted senior citizen, convinces her that appearing live on television, with the popular and all powerful entertainment host Jon Toddy, will revive her career.  Effie enlists the reluctant help of Fifi's other close friend, The Donut Lady, to bolster Fifi's case: they interview with Jon Toddy's right hand man, a fervent Fifi Fabutante, and end up sharing a bit too much.   Fifi's big day on "Jon Toddy's Grand Arena" finally arrives, and is shockingly marked by life changing events for everyone!

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Hunting And Gathering  | Open: 12/11/10 Close: 12/22/10
Four New Yorkers, four hundred apartments, sublets, house-sitting, couch-surfing, finding a place to live in New York City is as difficult as finding someone to share your life with.  Jesse newly divorced as well as broken off with his girlfriend, Ruth, whom his brother Astor is enamored with, now seeing his student, Bess, who discovers that being the youngest doesn't make her the least adult.  Ruth, Bess, Jesse and Astor, who will end up with whom?  Which is harder to find, true love or a fabulous rent-controlled pre-war on the West Side?

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Machinal  | Open: 09/01/10 Close: 09/11/10
New York City - 1928. Away from the bustle of Wall Street and the jazz of speakeasies, Helen Jones is trapped and suffocated by her duties as a daughter, a wife, and a mother. Yet after tasting a glimpse of passion and freedom through a brief love affair, she is unable to return to the confinement of her marriage and decides to do something no woman of her time would have dared... Only to have the machine of society and human justice force her back into submission.

Inspired by the notorious Snyder-Gray murder trial, Sophie Treadwell's Machinal first premiered on Broadway with Clark Gable in the role of Richard Roe and has been performed around the world for over 80 years. While very progressive in its original context, the play still remains one of the landmarks of American drama.
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Much Ado About Everything  | Open: 12/11/10 Close: 12/19/10

Claude's journal.  Seattle. 1994.  Ahem.  'Two households, both alike in dignity'.... no, that sucks. Let's see – 'As I remember Adam, it was upon this fashion bequeathed to me'...wait, what? What the hell does bequeath even mean? 'If music be the food of love, play on'.  Perfect!  I mean, whatever.  It's okay, I guess.  Actually, that band sold out ages ago.  I'm going to tell you a better story.

The good: We won Battle of the Bands, life is sweet, and I'm madly in love with Piper but have no friggin idea how to tell her.  The bad: Ben's constantly arguing with Betty (why won't they stop already?)  I have no idea what to say to kinda convince her to marry me. The solution: a couple of big old white lies to convince Piper I'm the one and to prove to both Ben and Betty that the other's not so bad.  It's a perfect plan (even with my chronically evil and depressed drummer lurking and the gossip hounds abounding – but why would those things get in the way?) Kinda funny that I mentioned them without provocation.  Whatever.  So, tour bus has just returned home.  Cue the babes, the beer, and Piper (sigh).  Wish me luck. PS – 'The Solution' is kind of catchy.  Might be good nickname for myself.  Signed, Claude.

Mid 90's Seattle – a society apart from the world and totally bored with everything America. There's no better place for an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Especially since everybody around seems to have a hand in a few different schemes and open mind to what they always thought was true. Enjoy the gossip, the music, and travel back a few years to when plaid and ripped jeans were the uniform for the lovers and fighters alike.

Join the celebration and see if you can keep up with the mismatched lovers as they dive through enough gossip to make the Enquirer team blush.

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Odyssey  | Open: 12/09/10 Close: 12/19/10
Coming up with the Trojan Horse worked out pretty well for Odysseus. Except it all just went downhill from there...
 
As a single man carrying the weight of the world, Athena's most clever student has to pass through all the trials of the great in order to redeem himself.
But Kate Marks' imaginative adaptation makes it as entertaining for us as it is grueling for Homer's tragic hero.
 
Who said Tiresias couldn't be an old queen spinning her disco ball in the Underworld?
The Cyclops a spoiled brat screaming for his punk Daddy Poseidon?
Circe a feminist Toulouse-Lautrec grand dame who whips her adoring pigs into submission?
 
Full of wonder, magic, and silly jokes, this acrobatic whirlwind of a journey reminds us all of our daily battle with the elements and endless dance with fate.  
 
Did you love The Red Curtain movies of Baz Lurhmann? Want to be immersed in your theatre experience?
Then this is a show you don't want to miss!
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Personal Appearance  | Open: 06/19/10 Close: 07/03/10
This rollicking and timeless comedy is one heck of a ride (and was adapted by Mae West as the film GO WEST, YOUNG MAN). It tells in the lightest and most frolicsome fashion about a famous movie star who travels about the country making personal appearances to promote her latest film. This lady, however, is so susceptible to masculine charm that she has to have a special manager with her to keep her out of mischief. She simply cannot resist flirting with any good-looking young man who happens to cross her path. It can easily be imagined into what amusing complications this propensity involves the movie star, when she stops at a combination tourist home and gasoline filling station attended by a couple of good-looking youths!

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Personal Appearance  | Open: 01/11/11 Close: 01/22/11
This rollicking and timeless comedy is one heck of a ride (and was adapted by Mae West as the film GO WEST, YOUNG MAN). It tells in the lightest and most frolicsome fashion about a famous movie star who travels about the country making personal appearances to promote her latest film. This lady, however, is so susceptible to masculine charm that she has to have a special manager with her to keep her out of mischief. She simply cannot resist flirting with any good-looking young man who happens to cross her path. It can easily be imagined into what amusing complications this propensity involves the movie star, when she stops at a combination tourist home and gasoline filling station attended by a couple of good-looking youths!

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Romeo & Juliet  | Open: 11/09/10 Close: 11/21/10
Using an American trailer park as a backdrop, this iconic Shakespearean tragedy/romance is re-imagined by director Gretchen Ferris in Zephyer Rep's production of Romeo and Juliet.

The tale of two star-crossed lovers who discover that true love doesn't always heed generations-long grudges. Will these two lovebirds work through an age old family rivalry and live happily ever after?  Do they ever?  Love, tears, epic fight scenes, and laughs: come and be reminded why Shakespeare's words are still relevant and touching today.

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Smashing  | Open: 01/08/11 Close: 01/22/11
"She was sixteen and mean; beautiful and smashing..." when Jason was twenty-four he fell for Abby, the sixteen-year-old daughter of his hero, famous novelist James Meadows.  Now, five years later, Jason has written a book about their relationship and it is a huge hit!  What do you do when your first love writes a book about what a bitch you were and about that time when you refused to give him oral sex?  Well, Abby and her best friend Clea go to London to confront Jason (and, in Clea's case, to find Madonna), but things don't turn out quite like everyone expected them to. 

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Steps  | Open: 04/09/10 Close: 04/10/10
STEPS, is a serio-comedic one-woman show that tells the journey of a 20-year-old woman, born and raised in rural Wisconsin, moving to New York City and the steps she took to get there.  Amidst telling personal stories of her adventure that depict her own struggle to find the meaning of one’s identity, she discusses the issue through the perspective of three other fictional characters from different “walks of life,” performing their laments in attempt to shed light on the universal metaphor that is “identity.”

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The Cherry Orchard  | Open: 03/31/10 Close: 04/10/10
Set in 1923 in Charleston, South Carolina, Zephyer Rep's The Cherry Orchard brings to light the plight of the aristocracy as they see the demise of what was once the great Plantation era. The advent of the flapper age and the introduction of the Charleston dance craze provide clues to the changing moods of the future and the impending racial tensions.  Miss Lillian returns home from Paris to find her estate is soon to be sold.  Against the better judgement of their upstart neighbor Vernon, Lillian and her ineffective brother George do nothing to stop the impending sale, choosing to frollic around the estate watching the staff flirt and be flirted, her daughter start up a relationship with black rebel-rousing Peter, and everyone ignoring the loyal former slave Alexander. 

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The Downside Risk  | Open: 09/02/10 Close: 09/11/10
Mike Williams has it all... a wife and two kids, friends that he can depend on, and a great job as a salesman for American National Products.  When his company is bought out by the mysterious IGM, things start to unravel.  New procedures appear overnight and quotas must be met.  Or else.  Now Mike is on a racing against the ticking clock to pull in the big ticket before he loses it all.

Bill Svanoe's play has been labeled the "Death of a Salesman for the Computer Age."  His plays have appeared all over the US and internationally and are published by Samuel French and Dramatists.  This marks the first NYC revival of The Downside Risk. 

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The Last Laugh  | Open: 02/15/11 Close: 02/26/11
June Johnson and Melinda Rogers are two faded TV divas.  Years ago they were stars of competing #1 sitcoms who littered the gossip rags as bitter rivals for ratings, awards and husbands!  They are in for a surprise when two former cast members conspire to create a cable TV reunion.  Starring Emmy winner Joan Darling, Judy Kerr, Kerry Shear and Darby Hinton (TV's Israel Boone from "The Daniel Boone Show"), The Last Laugh is a new comedy by award-winning playwright Bill Svanoe directed by Emmy winner Blake Bradford. 

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The Master Builder  | Open: 01/13/11 Close: 01/22/11
Halvard Solness, a brilliantly successful architect, has willed his unspoken desire into reality at every turn—but not without a price.  Now he lives in fear that the next generation will rise up and cast him aside. When Hilda Wangel, a bewitching young woman, arrives to collect on a decade-old debt, she breathes new life into the Solness home but also rekindles painful memories. Will she help him reach the pinnacle, or will she be the one to finally knock the Master Builder from his tower?

Directed by Emmy Award winner Blake Bradford, The Master Builder is a taut psychological drama by Henrik Ibsen, author of A Doll's House and Hedda Gabler.

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The Unfortunate Honeymoon Of Tony And Steve  | Open: 08/05/10 Close: 08/29/10
Tony and Steve were once happily engaged to be married.

It didn't end well. 

One went to rehab and the other went to Ben and Jerry's.  A lot.  So when they both unexpectedly showed up with friends on their prepaid honeymoon where us three reformed country crooners reside with Miss Lindy Loo... well... our lives became much more complicated.  Young love blossoms on our beaches, old love becomes violent on the dance floor.  There's blogs, and strip tap dancing, and even Christian Yoga going on here.  How odd!   

We'd tell you more, but we're too busy cleaning up the mess these people left. 

xoxo,
The Cowgirlettes

 

WINGS THEATRE PRESENTS THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE UNFORTUNATE HONEYMOON OF TONY AND STEVE

Aug 5-29, 2010 at Wings Theatre (154 Christopher St)

Blake Bradford's Unfortunate Honeymoon first premiered in Toronto in 2008.  Wings Theatre is proud to present the NY Premiere of this zangy country western comedy about the redemptive power of love.  Following a bad breakup, Tony and Steve are reunited when they both show up on their prepaid honeymoon to Lindy Loo's Hideaway in the Bahamas.  They come to an agreement to immediately part company, but things go awry when the friends they brought along (Rachel, a blog editor, and Bobby, a suburbanite college kid) fall head over heels for each other.  Lindy Loo and her Cowgirlettes try everything they can to reconnect the boys during their time at the Hideaway, but it isn't until Steve's Born-Again mother (a Christian Yoga enthusiast) and grandmother (who has a few secrets up her sleeve) arrive that things get heated and rekindled.  Can the boys learn to forgive and start all over again? 

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Trailer Trash  | Open: 11/11/10 Close: 11/21/10

Trailer Trash is the story of a family from the wrong side of the tracks trying to find their place in America.  Danny is a young man who is looking for love.  Rejected by his family, he seeks solace in the company of strangers.  In spite of a natural charm, his manic energy often manifests itself in anger, as he struggles with the fact that his bisexuality leans strongly toward the gay side, a slight inconvenience to his current pregnant girlfriend Lisa.  When his mother's old friend Andrew returns to their trailer park home in Oklahoma from New York, Danny finds a strange connection with him.  Andrew initially becomes a father figure to Danny, and later finds he is becoming much more.  The two men try to make sense of their love for one another, against opposition from Danny's mother and the impending birth of Danny's son. 

This production includes adult content, drug use, and nudity. 

No one under 18 will be admitted.

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