Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

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A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest Little Company Kicks-Off Season 5  by presenting an important new work THE LOST BOY by the late Ron Palillo (best known as Horshack of TVs "Welcome Back Kotter") and starring Broadway's BLAKE HAMMOND now co-starring in "FIRST DATE" in the pivitoal roles of Captain Hook and The Old Crow.

Following close on its heels is our MOST POPULAR Series, "WORDS & WINE" a Reading series produced one Sunday a month at the Bruce Mitchell Room, ART/NY 520 8th Avenue 3rd Floor. The annual HALLOWEEN Readings are Sunday OCT 27 at 3pm.

And then, again our OFF-BROADWAY Family/Youth Series and A HANSEL & GRETEL CHRISTMAS. . . Last season this series ran a YEAR with "A MERMAIDS' TALE" - 3 weeks in Brooklyn, 3 Months in Queens and 9 Months at STAGE 72.

And NOW Back to STAGE 72 with "EEEK! A MOUSICAL".

"FACT is One of the Most Prolific Theatre Companies in New York City" ---TheatreWorld.com

 


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"uff 'da" A Screwball Comedy About Red Hat Ladies, Naughty Nuns And Marie Osmond!  | Open: 05/14/11 Close: 05/22/11
F.A.C.T. Friends Always Creating Theatre present two full length plays for their

May Page 2 Stage Series including "UFF 'DA" a screwball comedy,

"UFF 'DA"

What happens when five yellow school buses filled with Red Hat ladies from the South Central Evangelical Lutheran Ladies Conference of Western North Dakota travel across the Rough Rider State to Fargo to see "The Sound of Music" starring Marie Osmond, but are greeted instead by a marquee announcing the 4th National Bus & Truck company performing in an adult-themed, 'Bedroom Bedlam'?  It's non-stop hilarity from there as three of the ring-leaders of the group demand that the Theatre Company give them the show they paid to see!  But, there's NO Marie Osmond or Sound of Music. "Uff'da!"

 

There was a time when ‘Grease’ was the word, but now; you most likely will be hearing and repeating the words, Uff ‘da! I know many of you are saying, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? What Could A PLAY called “Uff ‘da” possibly be about?

Though this word and expression does not appear in Webster’s Dictionary and could easily be lost from our vocabularies for good; thankfully Wikipedia does recognize, support and helps keep this worthwhile expression alive – Uff ‘da is often used as a term for sensory overload. It can be used as an expression of surprise, astonishment, exhaustion, relief and sometimes dismay. For many, Uff ‘da is an all-purpose expression with a variety of nuances, and covering a variety of situations. The expression has lost its original connotation, and it is increasingly difficult to specify what it means now in America. Within Midwestern culture, it frequently translates into: I am overwhelmed. It has become a mark of Scandinavian roots, particularly for people from North Dakota, South Dakota,Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Uff ‘da can often be used as an alternative for many common day swear words.

 

With Sam Charny, Gus Ferrari, Betty Hudson*, Lynn Manuell, Kathleen O'Neill*, Lucy Sorlucco*. Toni L. Stanton*

An Actors' Equity Association approved Showcase

* AEA Member

** Stage Directors/Choreographers Society

PG - Adult Language


About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest New Off Off Broadway Company


 

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A Hansel & Gretel Christmas  | Open: 11/02/13 Close: 01/04/14
       It is CHRISTMAS 2013! Dad is out of work and Priscilla, stepmother of Hansel & Gretel wants only to rid her home of these two and spend a content life with her husband... and No Children!

       She plans to lose the children among the throngs of Holiday shoppers in New York City. But, a 'silly Macy's Elf-Snowflake', an old Gingerbread Lady who talks to herself and a 'Just-the-Facts' policeman, Officer Billows come to the children's aid --- So will they have a Joyous Christmas After-all? Come Find Out.

       There's No Witch, afterall she wouldn't fit in to the Season! And, No Violence!

       Suitable for Children age 5 and older and all the Adults who wish to accompany them, for there is Laughter for all.

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A Mermaids' Tale  | Open: 09/15/12 Close: 11/24/12
This is more than an entertaining and engaging family-friendly show with memorable music---children & parents alike will also find the story cleverly woven with strong values and many positive and educational messages about tolerance, the help of friends, overcoming adversity, courage, and bullying.

Adapted from the L. Frank Baum novel, "The Sea Fairies" penned the year following his success with "The Wizard of Oz"., it is set on a School Auditorium stage. The students of Mr. Cutler gather to give their book reports on their favorite character from the Baum novel. Leave it to the students to make these reports more Magical, more Alive... they decide to turn the simple reports into a MUSICAL like on the ever-popular TV series, "GLEE"!!!

Join Us, as Trot (VICKI OCEGUERA – “Honestly Abe”) and her Grandfather (MARC RACO) take an undersea adventure with the Mermaids! Reluctant at first, because they have always heard "no one ever saw a Mermaid and lived to tell the tale!" Experience the Mermaid Magic - Meet in person the hilarious King Anko, (KIMBERLY CUELLAR) the villainous Zog (CARL HSU), his slightly zany assistant Sacho (KYLE JAMES JOHNSON), an underwater Goldsmith (MS. CUELLAR) who saves the day with her street-wise, rap-style delivery, three Mermaid Princesses (the Optimist ASHLEY ARAN), the Pessimist (KACEY CARDIN) & the Botanist (PAIGE MITCHELL) and the beautiful Queen Aquarine (KIMBERLY DINARO).

Nice seafront Nice market Nice old city Nice old city


About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest Little Company Celebrates Year #4 by brining their Hit Family Musical from last season to OFF-BROADWAY.

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A Mermaids' Tale  | Open: 09/15/12 Close: 09/22/12
 

A MERMAIDS' TALE COME ASHORE TO OFF-BROADWAY & THE TRIAD THEATRE

This is more than an entertaining and engaging family-friendly show with memorable music---children & parents alike will also find the story cleverly woven with strong values and many positive and educational messages about tolerance, the help of friends, overcoming adversity, courage, and bullying.

Adapted from the L. Frank Baum novel, "The Sea Fairies" penned the year following his success with "The Wizard of Oz"., it is set on a School Auditorium stage. The students of Mr. Cutler gather to give their book reports on their favorite character from the Baum novel. Leave it to the students to make these reports more Magical, more Alive... they decide to turn the simple reports into a MUSICAL like on the ever-popular TV series, "GLEE"!!!

Join Us, as Trot (VICKI OCEGUERA – “Honestly Abe”) and her Grandfather (MARC RACO) take an undersea adventure with the Mermaids! Reluctant at first, because they have always heard "no one ever saw a Mermaid and lived to tell the tale!" Experience the Mermaid Magic - Meet in person the hilarious King Anko, (KIMBERLY CUELLAR) the villainous Zog (CARL HSU), his slightly zany assistant Sacho (KYLE JAMES JOHNSON), an underwater Goldsmith (MS. CUELLAR) who saves the day with her street-wise, rap-style delivery, three Mermaid Princesses (the Optimist ASHLEY ARAN), the Pessimist (KACEY CARDIN) & the Botanist (PAIGE MITCHELL) and the beautiful Queen Aquarine (KIMBERLY DINARO).

 

A Friends Always Creating Theatre Production

in Assciation with Jack Dyville & Pride Productions  - Associate Producer Marc Raco
Book & Lyrics By Jack Dyville - Music & Lyrics By John Stutte
Additional Lyrics by David Gillam Fuller - Directed/Staged by Jack Dyville
Musical Direction/Accompanist Musical Arrangements By Heather Edwards
Scenic Design/Props/Programs By Rodrigo Bolanos - Costumes by Andrew Dorph

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An Umbrella in the Snow  | Open: 05/01/12 Close: 05/06/12

Fact Theatre Company is concluding its third season with their annual PAGE 2 STAGE repertoire. FACT focuses on developing new work and the two shows being presented were developed during their playwright's forums.

AN UMBRELLA IN THE SNOW by Jack Dyville is a full length play which has had an evolution from short play to full length. The story explores the friendship of two of the most unlikely acquaintances, Edith Loveland, (LUCY SORLUCCO) a former 76 year old Broadway chorus girl and Edgar (GUS FERRARI), a 40-something father of three, New York City fry-cook. Once successful, Ms. Lovely now lives alone in a flea-bag residence hotel in midtown Manhattan where Edgar owns the coffee shop. The two establish a bond of friendship and understanding, as Edgar, who is going through a separation from his wife of sixteen years, learns some valuable lessons from his new friend. Each becomes sympathetic to one another as they discover is about making choices and accepting differences.

An extraordinary duo on a sentimental journey; poignantly told with honesty and lots of heart and soul.

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Booze In The Boroughs  | Open: 05/13/11 Close: 05/22/11
BOOZE IN THE BOROUGHS is presented in REPERTORY with "Uff'Da" as part of F.A.C.T. Friends Always Creating Theatre's May PAGE 2 STAGE REP Series.

The sensitive, toching yet funny play connects the Five NYC Boroughs through five seperate stories that mix and entertwine lives, hopes and dreams … and all with the help of a Stoli bottle, a snowstorm and a Russian Scientist portrayed by DAVID GILLAM FULLER, Co-Founder/Producer of F.A.C.T.

With Elizabeth Bove*, Danielle Erin Rhodes*, Kraig Kehrer*, Laura Lane, Kevin Russo.

Performed as under as Actors' Equity Assocaition Showcase Code contract

* AEA Member


About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest New Off Off Broadway Company

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Eeek! A Mousical  | Open: 04/05/14 Close: 05/31/14
 

            "Eeek! A Mousical" is a 21st Century update of the Aesop Fable, 'A City Mouse & A Country Mouse' starring JULIA MENN as Bara, the City Mom and VICKI OCEGUERA as Clarisa, the Country Mom.

            When the City Mom only wants a little peace and quiet at the dinner table away from the screeching traffic, cell phones and texting, she accepts an invitation for she and her family to visit her sister in the country. Her husband Brad (CHAPMAN RIEDEL) and son Benjamin (BARRY LEE SHEPPARD) are not too keen on sewing circles, crawdad fishing and Hard Red Wheat Pageants and Hilarity ensues!!!

            To make it up to her sister, Bara welcomes the Country relatives, Cletus, Clarisa’s husband (KYLE JAMES JOHNSON) and daughter Caroline (BRITTANY CHURCH) to the city. Once the tables are turned and once again the country folk do not accept a different way of life! They find it noisy, and cringe from the hustle-bustle of the city but the straw that breaks the Country Mice backs --- eating a meal amongst the people at The Ritz!


About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest Little Company Kicks-Off Season 5  by presenting an important new work THE LOST BOY by the late Ron Palillo (best known as Horshack of TVs "Welcome Back Kotter") and starring Broadway's BLAKE HAMMOND now co-starring in "FIRST DATE" in the pivitoal roles of Captain Hook and The Old Crow.

Following close on its heels is our MOST POPULAR Series, "WORDS & WINE" a Reading series produced one Sunday a month at the Bruce Mitchell Room, ART/NY 520 8th Avenue 3rd Floor. The annual HALLOWEEN Readings are Sunday OCT 27 at 3pm.

And then, again our OFF-BROADWAY Family/Youth Series and A HANSEL & GRETEL CHRISTMAS. . . Last season this series ran a YEAR with "A MERMAIDS' TALE" - 3 weeks in Brooklyn, 3 Months in Queens and 9 Months at STAGE 72.

And NOW Back to STAGE 72 with "EEEK! A MOUSICAL".

"FACT is One of the Most Prolific Theatre Companies in New York City" ---TheatreWorld.com

 

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Instant Theatre  | Open: 03/20/11 Close: 03/20/11
Our second annual 48 Hour Short Play Festival - A workshop of FUN and serves as a FunD raiser for the FACT Company!

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Mermaids' Tale  | Open: 03/02/12 Close: 03/11/12
 FACT Brings adaptation of L. Frank Baum Novel To Life
with New Stutte-Dyville musical, 'The Mermaids' Tale'
 
 Friends Always Creating Theatre (FACT) will bring an adaptation of L. Franks Baums' 1911 novel, 'The Sea Fairies' to life in a new musical, "The Mermaids' Tale" with book & lyrics by Fact Producer Jack Dyville and music & lyrics by John Stutte  MARCH 2-3-4 & 9-10-11 at The Great Room, part of the Alliance of Resident Theatre's Spaces in Brooklyn at 138 South Oxford Street.
 
The musical is presented in story theatre form and follows Baums first novel published after his famous 'Oz' books with a very contemporary look at a class-room of students presenting an English report a la the kids from the popular Fox-series, 'Glee'. It is part of the FACT Family Fiction series.
 
This is a story that brings together the ideas of good and evil which Baum so effectively used in his Oz series, ideas that have generated inspired works of stage and cinema.  It involves a teacher who assigns his students a task of reading and reporting on a novel published in 1911, the year their school opened.  To the surprise of both the students and teacher the class all choose the same book.  As a result, they decide to do an impromptu play and set it in the 21st century in an all singing, all dancing Glee-style production.  Everyone, including the teacher and the school custodian participate in the tale of a sea captain who goes under the sea to investigate why “no one who has ever seen a mermaid lived to tell the tale.”  Their adventures involve a myriad of classic characters so much associated with Baum’s books of fantasy.
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The Lost Boy  | Open: 10/14/13 Close: 10/14/13
Despite finding success and fame as a writer, James M. Barrie is dissatisfied with his work and his life. He returns to his hometown in Scotland to visit his mother, who still blames him for the long-ago death of his older brother in a skating pond. Hanuted by the tragic accident and his mother's harshwords, James slowly begins to confront his family's tragic past with the help of an unexpected friendship and his own gift for storytelling. This fictionalized account of the birth of Peter Pan will warm the hearts of audiences everywhere who remember the magic & mystery of The Boy Who WOuldn't Grow Up.

"Destined to become a classic" ... David S. Skipper, President of Anon; J.M. Barrie Society

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Untucked, 5 Short Plays Celebrating The Lgbt Community  | Open: 10/23/11 Close: 10/25/11
FACT teams with the Baruch Performing Arts Center, their Graduate Arts department and the LGBT Society to bring 5 short plays Celebrating the LGBT Community. Included; "Mine or Yours" (Pflaster), "Palpitations" (Jackson), "Untucked"-an untold fairy tale (Dyville), "At Sea" (Emmert/Conn) and "Missed Connections" (Garcia) .

An AEA approved production thorugh a Theatre Source Benefit Code. To Benefit the Baruch LGBT Society and God's Love We Deliver.


About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre (F.A.C.T.)

A Company of Playwrights, Actors and Directors creating NEW Theatre year round - NYC's busiest New Off Off Broadway Company

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