Oberon Theatre Ensemble

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The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is an active player in New York’s independent theatre community. Each season we combine classic, contemporary, and new works in a format that allows each to highlight and enhance the other. We juxtapose new against old in a single evening or in a repertory schedule, with our ensemble of actors and directors nimbly jumping from one world to another to draw our audiences fully into the experience.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

All-In-One  | Open: 02/08/06 Close: 02/12/06
Five comedic one-acts dealing with life, love, and loneliness; featuring works by Rich Orloff and
Walter Brandes, Chekhov's hilarious "The Bear," Shaw's seldom-seen "Village Wooing" and
David Ives' send-up of English murder mysteries: "The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage"
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American Rapture  | Open: 02/14/09 Close: 03/01/09
OBERON THEATRE ENSEMBLE is pleased to announce their series AMERICAN RAPTURE, which includes Hello Out There by William Saroyan and world premiere plays by Alex Dinelaris (nominated Lucile Lortel/Drama Desks). The series will be presented in conjunction with William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, as part of Oberon’s Winter Rep 09. AMERICAN RAPTURE plays a three-week limited engagement at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St). Performances begin Saturday, February 14th and continue through Sunday, March, 1st.

An evening of short plays, some humorous, some tragic, explore the unique mixture of loneliness and hope, which make up the American Experience. Playwright/director Alex Dinelaris, who was nominated for a Lucille Lortel (Best Musical) and two Drama Desk Awards (Book & Lyrics) for his work on the off-Broadway hit, ZANNA DON’T!, weaves his way through modern relationships, religious hypocrisy, love, loss and the endless cycle of violence that threatens to swallow our society whole. The evening culminates with William Saroyan’s Hello Out There, the powerful tale of two outcasts who find love at the most unlikely of times, in the most unlikely of places.

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Feasting On Cardigans  | Open: 07/22/05 Close: 08/06/05
Moths are wreaking havoc on the closets of New York. Exterminators Haff and Rose-Marie are on the front lines. Rose-Marie wants a baby and feels Haff would be the ideal contributor, but that really bugs his fiancée. A comedic Sci-Fi parable about parenthood and Mothra. "Be safe. Wear cotton."

An Equity Showcase

Part of the Sixth Annual International Theatre Festival

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Keep On Truckin' It's War  | Open: 07/16/12 Close: 08/02/12
Beckett meets Stoppard in this fish-out-of-water comedy of two stranded souls, lost in a strange desert, searching for identity, purpose, and reality. Plus, it seems they’ve driven their truck right into a war zone and now find themselves in a definite pickle.


Oberon Theatre Ensemble (Brad Fryman, Artistic Director) returns to the Midtown International Theatre Festival where its previous two productions, Insecurity the Musical and The Starship Astrov (starring Tony Award nominee Elizabeth A. Davis), were nominated for 16 awards, winning three. Mark Karafin (MITF Outstanding Director nominee for Insecurity the Musical) directs the world premiere comedy by Walter Brandes.
 

The cast includes Walter Brandes, Brad Fryman and Christine Verleny. Nick Moore (MITF Outstanding Sound Design nominee for The Starship Astrov) is the sound designer.


About the Company: Oberon Theatre Ensemble

The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is an active player in New York’s independent theatre community. Each season we combine classic, contemporary, and new works in a format that allows each to highlight and enhance the other. We juxtapose new against old in a single evening or in a repertory schedule, with our ensemble of actors and directors nimbly jumping from one world to another to draw our audiences fully into the experience.

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Much Ado About Nothing  | Open: 02/12/09 Close: 02/28/09
OBERON THEATRE ENSEMBLE is pleased to announce their production of William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed by Mark Karafin. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING plays a three-week limited engagement at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St). Performances begin Thursday, February 12th and continue through Saturday, February, 28th. 

Press are invited Thursday, February 12th at 8 pm & Friday, February 13th at 8 pm.

Benedick and Beatrice have vowed to remain single and appear to enjoy their battle of wits too much to ever call a truce.  Young lovers Hero and Claudio conspire to change their minds.   A romantic comedy about winning the one you didn’t know you wanted most.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will be presented in conjunction with American Rapture, a series that includes Hello Out There by William Saroyan & World Premiere plays by Alex Dinelaris (nominated Lucile Lortel/Drama Desks) as part of Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s Winter Rep 09.

The production features scenic design by Kathryn Veillette and lighting design by Jessica Hinkle. Dee Dee Katchen is the stage manager.

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING plays the following schedule through Saturday, February 28th:

Thursday, Feb 12 at 8pm
Friday Feb 13 at 8pm
Monday, Feb 16 at 7pm
Tuesday, Feb 17 at 8pm
Wednesday, Feb 18 at 2pm
Saturday, Feb 21 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb 22 at 3pm
Wednesday, Feb 25 at 8pm
Thursday, Feb 26 at 8pm
Friday, Feb 27 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb 28 at 2pm

Press are invited Thursday, February 12th at 8 pm & Friday, February 13th at 8 pm.

Tickets are $20.00 and $13.75 students/seniors. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.TicketCentral.com, or by calling 212-279-4200. Tickets may also be purchased in person at Theater Row’s box office, open daily from 12pm-8pm.

For more information about Much Ado About Nothing and Oberon Theatre Ensemble’s Winter Rep 09, visit www.OberonTheatre.org.

 

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Order  | Open: 06/06/10 Close: 06/26/10
OBERON THEATRE ENSEMBLE is pleased to announce their Rep 2010, celebrating the company’s 14th Repertory Season. Oberon will be presenting OTHELLO by William Shakespeare, in conjunction with the world premiere of ORDER, by Christopher Stetson Boal (23 Knives, Crazy for the Dog), directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton (Best Direction of a Play, The Little Foxes).
 
With Ryan Tramont, Gabe Bettio*, Mac Brydon*, Brad Fryman*, William Laney*, Amanda Plant*, James Edward Becton* and James Washington*.
 
ORDER is the darkly hysterical and ultimately tragic story of Thomas Blander, a former philosophy teacher determined to be mild and polite in a violent and greedy world, whose plan is upended when he's possessed by a creature claiming to be an ancient entity of power and hunger. The creature (real? imagined?) brings an entirely new philosophy to Blander - undeniable lust for power and insatiable appetite - that ultimately includes dining on his enemies - and his friends.
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Othello  | Open: 06/03/10 Close: 06/24/10
OBERON THEATRE ENSEMBLE is pleased to announce their Rep 2010, celebrating the company’s 14th Repertory Season. Oberon will be presenting OTHELLO by William Shakespeare, directed by Lucille Lortel Award recipient, Cara Reichel.
 
With Daniel Morgan Shelley*, Stewart Walker*, Simon Feil*, Randy Howk, Jennifer Blood*, Jessica Angleskhan*, Matt W. Cody*, Jane Cortney*, Chris Seiler*, David Matthew Douglas*, Nate Faust, Lowell Byers, Whitney Kam Lee and Travis Allen.

The esteemed General Othello promotes Cassio instead of Iago fueling Iago’s jealousy. Iago, in turn, plans his revenge in incredibly malicious ways, causing suspicion amongst lovers and friends. The results are tragic as suspicion grows, trust is lost and Othello is compelled to take action against his lovely wife whom he believes to be unfaithful.


The music of Vivaldi and the rhythm of the djembe interweave with Shakespeare's elegant language in this tragic masterpiece. As characters dance through the Bard's most intricate and compelling plot, OTHELLO illuminates the fine line between the cerebral and the animal in all of us. This is a visceral telling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of Envy, Revenge and Damaged Love.
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The Starship Astrov  | Open: 07/17/10 Close: 07/31/10
Oberon Theatre Ensemble in association with The Midtown International Theatre Festival is pleased to present the World Premiere production of THE STARSHIP ASTROV by Duncan Pflaster, directed by Eric Parness. THE STARSHIP ASTROV will play 5 performances at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St). Performances begin Saturday, July 17th and continue through Saturday, July 31st.

Press are cordially invited to all performances.


Award-winning playwright Duncan Pflaster (Prince Trevor Amongst The Elephants) returns to the Midtown International Theatre Festival with another classic-bender fantasy, a mashup of Chekhovian comedy and science fiction.

The year is 3047. A diplomatic mission brings a professor, his lovely alien wife and his faithful doctor aboard The Starship Astrov, where unspoken love and misunderstandings abound between the ship’s crew and guests. Asking the question, will humanity stay the same, or will the future change us?

Featuring Walter Brandes*, Elizabeth A. Davis*, Philip Emeott, Ariel Estrada*, Jennifer Gawlik*, Rafael Jordan* and Christine Verleny.

Mark Richard Caswell is the costume designer, Isabella F. Byrd is the lighting designer, and Nick Moore is the sound designer. Jenna Lazar is the production stage manager, and Jaime Carrillo is the assistant director.

THE STARSHIP ASTROV plays the following performances through Saturday, July 31st:

Saturday, July 17th at 9:00pm
Tuesday, July 20th at 8:00pm
Friday, July 23rd at 8:00pm
Thursday, July 29th at 7:00pm
Saturday, July 31st at 2:00pm

Tickets are $18.00. Visit www.ticketcentral.com to purchase online, or call 212-279-4200. Tickets are also available at Theatre Row’s box office open from 12pm – 8pm.

For more information visit: www.OberonTheatre.org
For more information about the festival, visit www.MidtownFestival.org
Press photos are available at: http://picasaweb.google.com/kampfirefilms/TheStarshipAstrov#

Running Time: 90 minutes.

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
 


About the Company: Oberon Theatre Ensemble

The Oberon Theatre Ensemble is an active player in New York’s independent theatre community. Each season we combine classic, contemporary, and new works in a format that allows each to highlight and enhance the other. We juxtapose new against old in a single evening or in a repertory schedule, with our ensemble of actors and directors nimbly jumping from one world to another to draw our audiences fully into the experience.

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