Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company

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Playhouse Creatures mission is to pursue and explore themes of love and passion, in all its myriad forms through classical, contemporary, and new works. We are committed to working as an ensemble based company.

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Charlotte The Destroyer  | Open: 02/19/14 Close: 03/08/14
FRIGID New York presents
A Playhouse Creature Theatre Company production of:

Charlotte the Destroyer
 Feb 19- March  8, 2014 

Charlotte the Destroyer is a dark comedy about a washed up children's book author whose drinking problem and phobias sabotage her ability to write. With a deadline long past, the writer's poisoned thoughts manifest in the twisted behavior of her characters as our author struggles to find her way back toward reality. Attempting to recreate her own identity, our author attempts to transform the star of her hit children’s books (Charlotte) into womanhood.  When Charlotte doesn’t grow up as planned, reality and fiction collide and threaten to shatter our author’s world. Will she find her way back? Will we all survive the wrath of “Charlotte the Destroyer”?

Charlotte the Destroyer features resident PCTC company members Megan O’Leary* as the troubled author, Joseph W. Rodriguez* as the Man, Emily Dahlke as Mom/Ms Connors and making their stage debut with PCTC, Gretchen Knapp as Charlotte, Alex Carmine as Billy and Shawn Patrick Murphy as Dad. The production is directed by Janet Bobcean with Sound Design by Keller Mcguiness and Stage Management by Tiffany Geigel.

A standout at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2006 and posting a successful run in Boston, the Playhouse Creatures are proud to produce the NY premiere of Charlotte The Destroyer at the 2014 FRIGID New York Festival, hosted by the Horse Trade Theater Group.

“…a mini-masterpiece of plot and dialogue”
- Theatre guide London

 “A Wonderfully twisted story.” 
- V. Simpson, Independent Reviewer U.K.    

“…a funny Biting new play Definitely worth seeing”
 – Dining out Boston

“…easily the best piece of writing on this year’s Fringe.”
 – The Stage, Edinburgh Festival 

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Wed Feb 19, 7:05, Fri  Feb 21 8:40, Wed Feb 26 7:05, Mon Mar 3 5:30, Sat Mar 8, 2:05

$16 General Tickets, $10 Students w'id
The Kraine Theater
85 E 4th Street between 2nd Avenue & Bowery, New York, NY 10003

*flyer designed by Dave Eastwood

Love Song, Olivier Nominated Play  | Open: 06/08/12 Close: 06/24/12

John Kolvenbach’s offbeat comedy Love Song was a 2007 Olivier Award Nominee for Best New Comedy. Love is a drug. Love is imagined. Love is truth. Love is laughter. Love is a gateway to the senses. Love is madness. Love is a contagion.

Beane is an exile from life-an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but neither can get through. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly.

"An intelligent Play with a wise ending... it leaves you meat, not fluff to ponder afterwards" --The Times, London

Cast: Eric Doss (Houston Shakespeare Festival; HGO-Basil Twist) as eccentric Beane, Sarah Koestner (The Libertine, Theatre Row) as his hard- driving successful sister, Joseph W. Rodriguez (Macbeth, New Perspectives; Hamlet, A.R.T.) as brother-in-law Harry, and Patricia Duran (Porco Morto, Mabou Mines; Our Lady of 121st Street, Alley Theatre) as the mysterious Molly.

Scenic & Light Design: Kent Arneson
Costumes by Angela Huff
Production Stage Manger: Karen Heimbaugh Curtis

About the Company: Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company

Playhouse Creatures mission is to pursue and explore themes of love and passion, in all its myriad forms through classical, contemporary, and new works. We are committed to working as an ensemble based company.

Six By Tenn - Six Rare Plays By Tennessee Williams  | Open: 07/08/10 Close: 07/18/10

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Presents:  
Six by TENN - 6 rare plays by Tennessee Williams
New York, NY -
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company is proud to kick off its inaugural season with performances of six rarely produced short plays by Tennessee Williams.
Often with a sense of humor and always poignant, Six by Tenn, explores themes of passion, love, death, and hope. The 6 rare shorts include The Municipal Abattoir, Mr. Paradise, Hello From Bertha, The Fat Man’s Wife, The Pink Bedroom, and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen...
Until recently four of these plays (The Municipal Abattoir, Mr. Paradise, The Fat Man’s Wife, and The Pink Bedroom), were never-before-published. Written decades ago, only within the past 10 years have they made their debut in production! 
Around 1950 Tennessee Williams wrote to Elia Kazan, 
“I don’t write with the effervescence that I used to. It comes harder. The peak of my virtuosity was in the one-act plays, some of which are like fire-crackers in a rope.” 
Playhouse Creatures are pleased to explore these rare works and invite you to join us for a diverse evening of shows by one of America’s greatest playwrights!
About the Production: 
Directors include Mariana Carreño (LAByrinth Theatre Co member), Eric Doss, Patricia Duran, Eddie Lew, and Joseph W. Rodriguez.
The production Features Actors:
Rutanya Alda*(Carol Ann in Mommy Dearest, & Angela in the film The Deer Hunter), Libby Arnold, Bernardo Cubria*, Abbey Dehnert, Eric Doss*, Patricia Duran*, Allan Greenberg, Tyler Monroe, and Joseph W. Rodriguez* (Public Theatre, Kennedy Center). 
*Denotes AEA Member 
The design team for Six by Tenn includes Lighting by Kate Febles, Scenic and costume design by Abbey Dehnert and original live music by Ed Davis. The production is stage managed by Sara Applebaum, Rebecca R Ayres and Jeremy Bright.
Nazareth House: 
A Portion of this production’s proceeds will be donated to Nazareth Housing a local, not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization with a long and proud history of innovation in the field of housing for low-income families.  
For More info about our Theatre Company, this production and more, please 
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The Libertine  | Open: 11/08/10 Close: 11/20/10
 He was the most notorious rake of the Restoration Age. Meet the 2nd Earl of Rochester (the Libertine), a complex and fascinating man who reveled in debauchery and the arts. This provocative and witty play centers on the moment his cynicism is confounded when he falls in love with an actress and his hedonistic lifestyle catches up with him. 

 "This production offers you the chance to see as grand and interesting a night of theater as any currently being staged on Broadway"- Edge New York Critic.

 Cast Members:

Joseph W. Rodriguez*, Ross Bennett Hurwitz, Tom O’Keefe*, Harry Oram, Libby Arnold, Eric Doss*, Patricia Duran*, Claire Warden, Sarah Koestner*


May be inappropriate for 16 and under. (Language, Sexual references)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre. 

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