|Hamlet (the Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark)
| Open: 11/07/12 Close: 11/11/12
C.A.G.E. Theatre Company is proud to present an abridged version of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Michae Rehse stars as Hamlet, a young man returning for his father's funeral, only to find his mother, Queen Gertrude (Emily Frail), marrying his smooth yet seemingly treacherous uncle Claudius (Fernando Lamberty). A chance meeting with supernatural elements and possible madness drive him to ponder the ultimate revenge - regicide. But has Hamlet really gone mad? Or is there a deeper side to his inner psyche?
And...how does his journey affect his love Ophelia (Melissa Meli), her brother Laertes (Sean Ward) and father Polonius (Thomas Cox), Hamlet's best friends Horatio (Michael Hagins), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Kristen Penner and Lorelai McKenzie)? And why is the gravedigger (Laura Grayson) lurking around happily singing?
| Open: 03/02/05 Close: 03/19/05
Presented in a modern-day vision, the characters of the play are depicted as members of the Scotland Mob, a fictional 21st century crime family similar to known criminal organizations of our time. The thanes and knights are still vicious, merciless killers, but use baseball bats and guns instead of swords and crossbows, and dress in two-piece suits instead of metal armor.
Although this text was originally set in a war torn pre-Renaissance Scotland, there are many comparisons between the political in-fighting, betrayal, and ambition to get ahead by any means necessary of then and now. This vision is not meant to detract from the story or the language, but rather bring to life this classic text into our reality with cultural icons.
|Quest Of The Hero!
| Open: 11/14/11 Close: 11/20/11
Do you like the following:
- Old school Nintendo games like Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda?
- Dungeons and Dragons or other role-playing games?
- Flashy fights?
- Hot women in skimpy outfits?
- Lots of comedy?
- Witty and biting satire?
- Buff, heroic guys with charm, looks, and intelligence?
- Evil villains who are are vicious and want to conquer the world?
- An excellent story told by a bass-voiced narrator?
- Shows that could possibly get sued by several major gamer companies?
If you said yes to any of this, then you will love that TND Productions is bringing back the audience and crowd-pleasing Quest of the Hero! Director Li Murillo comes out of her hiatus and takes the original work of Michael Hagins to the next level. The story centers around young man Chester (Christian Sochor) and his quest to save the princess while enduring loads of fighting, ridiculous sidekicks and dangerous villains in his hope to finally get laid. Quest of the Hero! is a satire on old-school Nintendo games, old-school role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, and new-school stage combat, along with an homage to society stereotypes and the gamer culture.
The show will be performed at the Beckmann Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 W. 54th St. between 8th and 9th Ave. The show will be performed in rep with the Merchant of Venice.
Monday, November 14th at 8 pm
Tuesday, November 15th at 8 pm
Thursday, November 17th at 8 pm
Saturday, November 19th at 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 20th at 2:00 pm
Tickets are a mere $18, and in return, you'll get a less-than-90 minute spectacular filled with things to please the crowd and fancy the eye! E-mail email@example.com for reservations and information!
Starring Christian Sochor, Joseph Schles, Vanessa Wendt, and Adam Baritot as your Narrator!
Featuring Ryan McCabe, Steve Walker, Xavier Rodney, Jesuhan Malave, Sonia Acosta, Chelsea Rowe, Chelsea Anderson, Amy Suznovich, and Stephanie Sottile
|The Actor's Nightmare And Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You
| Open: 11/08/12 Close: 11/11/12
Come see the rare chance to see Edwin Booth and Sarah Siddons share the stage together in a night of shows specially put together for the viewing public by Christopher Durang!
Shows presented will be Private Lives, Hamlet, Checkmate and A Man for All Seasons!
Starring Edwin Booth, Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Sir Henry Irving
Directed by Michael Hagins
Stage Managed by Meg Foster
Understudies: George Spelvin and Eleanora Duse
May include appearances by Mark Levy, Stephanie Sottile, Lillian Small, Emily Frail and Michael Hagins
* Do you have questions about religion?
* Are you wondering about heaven and hell?
* Is something about God confusing and you need clarification?
Well, for a few nights only...
SISTER MARY IGNATIUS Explains It All for You!
Program organized and created by Christopher Durang
featuring a special nativity play written by Mary Jean Mahoney!
May include appearances by Sharon Cacciabaudo, John Sartori, Jesuhan Malave, Laura Grayson, Erica Jensen and Joshua Key-McGinnis
|The Merchant Of Venice
| Open: 11/16/11 Close: 11/20/11
TND Productions presents The Merchant of Venice. Director Michael Hagins brings Shakespeare's story of prejudice and revenge to the live stage at Beckmann Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors.
The Merchant of Venice is the story of Antonio (Steve Walker) a Venetian merchant who loans money to his best friend Bassanio (Nathan Veazey) to earn the opportunity to woo the lovely heiress Portia (Sonia Hebe). However, a serie...s of misfortunes lead Antonio to owe the money to the unscrupulous Jewish lender Shylock (Henri Douvry), and nothing will stop him from collecting the interest agreed upon - a pound of flesh from Antonio's chest. Shakespeare's story of prejudice and revenge contains many elements of comedy, drama and of course, love - hopefully - triumphant!
This show is in rotating rep with the original work Quest of the Hero! See the Facebook link at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=256049144443504
Merchant of Venice shows are:
Wednesday, November 16th at 8:00 pm; Friday, November 18th at 8:00 pm; Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and Sunday, November 20th at 7:00 pm
Starring Steve Walker, Nathan Veazey, Sonia Acosta, Henri Douvry, Imran W. Sheikh, Laura Mae Baker, Reynaldo Piniella, Melissa Meli, Vanessa Wendt, Sam K. Taylor, and Rich Wieneski.
Tickets are a mere $18.00. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and information!
| Open: 02/02/06 Close: 02/18/06
The CAGE Theatre Company proudly presents The Tempest, arguably Shakespeare's last play before his retirement. It is the story of the exiled Duke of Milan Prospero and his master plan to bring his enemies to his island, marry his daughter Miranda into royalty and avoid the plans of his savage and deformed slave Caliban with the help of his wily spirit Ariel. The CAGE Theatre will bring Shakespeare's tale of comedy, romance and magic into 2006, using modern costumes and settings while keeping the integrity of the original text and plots.
| Open: 09/16/10 Close: 09/19/10
The C.A.G.E. Theatre, in conjunction with The Looking Glass Space Grant Program presents The Tempest. The final of work and possible retirement of William Shakespeare is co-directed by Monica Alia and Michael Hagins. The Tempest, set to the concept of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, is the story of Prospero (Michael Hagins), the true Duke of Milan, who was exiled with his daughter Miranda (Rebecca Overholt) to a remote island, and has lived there for 12 years with the spirit Ariel (Molly Gilman) and the half sea monster Caliban (Daniel Largo). Attempting to put the past wrongs to rest and help Miranda to a future, Prospero raises a storm to shipwreck the King of Naples (Thomas Cox) and his party which includes Prospero's evil brother and the usurping Duke of Milan Antonio (Danny Sauls). Interested more in new beginnings than a vengeful end, Prospero relishes an impending marriage for Miranda, keeping his old enemies alive and setting free his loyal servant Ariel. There are some mature themes in the play, but nothing demeaning or controversial, which makes the show safe and family-friendly. The show runs approximately 2 hours including a 10 minute intermission.