Cheryl King Productions

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Art's Heart  | Open: 04/06/08 Close: 04/12/08
Skunks. Sex. Suicide. A comedy about loneliness.

The story of a child-like, emotionally scarred, young gay man who lives alone with his pet fish, a ladder, and a pair of binoculars he uses to spy on the handsome Frenchman who lives across the street. Reminiscent of Pee Wee's Playhouse at its best; an aching portrayal of childish buoyancy battered and bruised by the dark crashing waves of emotion, pain, loneliness, and naturally, heart-ache.

Fearless Moral Inventory: 12-step Walk-up  | Open: 11/13/11 Close: 12/11/11
Fearless Moral Inventory: 12-step Walk Up centers on a 5-floor apartment building where the melting pot of tenants face-off with an evil (nay, typical) New York City landlord.  “Killer” Joe wants the old renters out to make way for pricier rent—this time, in a race against the new subway entrance sprouting up around the corner.  But it’s the septuagenarian sex addict Lorna Breedlove who proves to be Joe’s downfall.  Next door to a church (“for Christ’s sake”) where Anon meetings occur multiple times daily, the 20 characters represented all face life changes in a turbulent world.  Truth sets you free, but someone’s still going to jail.  "The whole world better sober up.  Nobody can afford their meds anymore."

Drama Desk Award-nominee Frank Blocker (Solo Performance) returns with another tour-de-force, based on conversations and situations witnessed in New York City.


NEW location is 214 W 30th St, 6th Fl. (b/w 7th/8th Ave), one block south of Penn Station!

Miss Magnolia Beaumont Goes To Provincetown  | Open: 07/13/08 Close: 07/15/08
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Southern debutante Miss Magnolia Beatrice Devareux Beaumont has choked to death on the meat of a pork rib, only to find herself suddenly inhabiting the body of a thirty-three-year-old gay New Yorker (who she refers to as Master Joseph) on his way to Provincetown, Massachusetts for a birthday vacation. But before Miss Beaumont can quietly get used to Master Joseph's cosmopolitan gay lifestyle, an offensive painting suddenly jolts her into his awareness. After the initial shock and a few disagreements, the two spend the rest of their trip debating the deeper meanings of life, why they were brought together, and why a simple kite can be such a magical thing.
No Frills at Stage Left  | Open: 01/13/06 Close: 03/12/06
Cheryl King Productions presents three solo shows in repertory: Samuraization, written and performed by Pandora Scooter; Character Forum: A Thesis, written and performed by Katie Northlich; "not a nice girl", written and performed by Cheryl King. These shows will run six times each from Jan 13 - Mar 12 For details, visit and click on showcases. Tickets $15. Seating limited. Credit card reservations accepted. Call 212-838-2134 for info or reservations
Southern Gothic Novel  | Open: 04/07/08 Close: 04/07/08
One actor performs eighteen citizens (insects and animals, too) of Aberdeen, Mississippi, a Twin Peaks-ish town of secrets and mystery. When Viola Haygood is kidnapped, everyone's got motive, opportunity, but who's the culprit? Journey into small-town psyches and big-time dreams!
The 2009 Left Out Festival, A Celebration Of Gay Performance Art  | Open: 04/16/09 Close: 04/27/09
Festival producers Cheryl King and Joe Hutcheson are proud to announce that last year's Left Out Festival resulted in more than $2600 donated to Bailey House and GMHC. The net proceeds of this year's festival will again be donated to Bailey House and GMHC, with a portion reserved for the Campaign to Defeat Proposition 8.

The 2009 Left Out Festival is sponsored by The Village Voice, Backstage,, HX, Blade, and Costello Wines.

The 2009 festival includes 14 performances and a Gayla party at Evolve Bar on April 15, from 8-10 pm, featuring Switch N' Play and Victoria, and happy hour prices on all drinks. Evolve Bar is located at 221 E. 58th St., NYC.

The opening night performance, April 16 at 8 pm, features the following monologues:
RICHARD BALLON - Doubletake, performed by Josef Wille
and Thumbprint, performed by Russell Jordan
FRANK BLOCKER - "The Great News" performed by Frank Blocker & "The Kroger What's Near My House" performed by Charnele Crick
ROBIN GOLDFIN - The Naturalist, performed by Robin Goldfin
RHEA MACCALLUM - Flushed Suicides, performed by Rhea MacCallum
ROBERT MICHAEL MORRIS - Jack, a selection from Men of Distinction, performed by Miller Lide
MICHELLE RAMONI - Sunday Afternoon, performed by Michelle Ramoni
TONI SILVER - A selection from Shame Lips, performed by The Lovely and Talented Toni Silver
LISA STEPHENSON - Tracy, a selection from Bedside Manners, performed by Lisa Stephenson

The closing night performance, April 27 at 8 pm, will feature the following spoken word artists and musicians: Samantha Barrow, JEN/ed, Erin Markey, Athena and Company, Pandora Scooter, and Mahina Movement.

All Festival performances will be followed by a wine reception.

This year the festival will feature six solo shows:
Friday, April 17 @ 8 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm
Dreams of Martha Stewart, written by Pamela Parker, and directed by Frank Blocker, performed by Gina Bonati - On a pilgrimage (bus) to Turkey HIll, a woman accidentally finds herself in the unforgettable characters she meets—and it’s A Good Thing.

Saturday. April 18 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 pm
In Heat, written by Lisa Haas, directed by Jocelyn Sawyer, performed by Sally Sockwell
Alarmed that lesbianism is being overshadowed by a new GenderQueer culture, life-long Sapphic sister Doris Anderson as has pioneered SILK, a cultural hospice for the last of the lesbians.

Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 pm and Saturday. April 25 at 3:00 pm
Roughhouse, written and performed by Topher Cusumano, directed by Matt Whalen
“Roughhouse” is a spoken word performance piece that indicts the gay male’s relationship with aggression, masculinity, and concepts of power. “Roughhouse” will test the boundaries social construction by exposing the paradoxes of manhood and queerness. Written and performed by Topher Cusumano with direction by Matt Whalen, “Roughhouse” will leave you bruised, bloody, and begging for more!

Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 pm and Friday, April 24 at 8:00 pm
The Devil's Back Door, written and performed by Akil Wingate - A rousing evening of gospel, soul, and blues storytelling about all the folks who sold their souls to the devil at the crossroads.

Sunday, April 19 at 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 23 at 8:00 pm
An Evening with Ben Lerman and his ukulele, starring Ben Lerman
Ben Lerman is an NYC singer-songwriter and comedian making his TV debut in March on HereTV. Ben has toured nationally, is a regular guest on the Frank DeCaro Show on Sirius Radio, and hosts a monthly live version of the Match Game at the Bowery Poetry Club. He founded the band the Isotoners in 2003, and the band played the gay comedy rock circuit until 2005 when they discovered that there was no gay comedy rock band circuit. Ben has been playing solo in rock and comedy clubs, theaters, resorts and festivals since 2006. You can find out more at

Monday, April 20 at 8:00 pm and Saturday. April 25 at 8:00 pm
Othernatural, written and performed by Laramie Dean, directed by Thomas Michael Campbell
A poignant journey of self discovery and sexuality. With monsters.

Tickets are $20. Seating is limited, and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available through Smart Tix,, 212-868-4444.


V-DAY New York  | Open: 02/16/05 Close: 02/17/05
Benefit readings of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented
Wednesday and Thursday February 16 and 17 at 8pm

The reading on Wed., Feb 16th includes optional monologues "My Short Skirt"
and "They Beat the Girl out of me...or so they tried".

On the 17th, the reading includes optional monologues "The Memory of her Face" and dancer Tasha Antulov. Post-show wine and cheese receptions will follow each reading, at the theater. Each performance of The Vagina Monologues will feature a different cast.

This benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" is part of the V-Day 2005 Worldwide Campaign. All proceeds will go to Break the Cycle, a 501(c)(3) organization empowering youth to end domestic violence, and OWFI, Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq.

Women, Words, Poetry, and Music  | Open: 04/11/08 Close: 04/11/08
TRUTH TELLING by JEN/ed - An exploration of compulsive honesty. JEN/ed has been recognized by OutMusic, Just Plain Folks, and the Fresh Fruit Festival. Her work is featured in the International Museum of Women.

Pandora Scooter - spoken word dynamo, featured in CURVE MAGAZINE's Out in Front last summer, will perform tasty wordsicles about identity and living queer.

Erin Markey - The Larry Flynt of Avant Cabaret

Mahina Movement - an allotrope of Music, Words, Heart Jewels and SoulFlesh.