One Armed Man

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors  | Open: 08/18/05 Close: 08/28/05
One Armed Man presents the world premiere of Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, a tragicomedy by Adam Klasfeld, at FringeNYC. Set in a fictional town in Arabia, the play follows a middle-aged writer who gets shot in the arm outside of his house, leaving him an amputee. But nobody believes that his arm is missing, fracturing his entire reality. His only source of safety from future attacks comes from an old stone wall supervised by a short but crafty elf, whose job is to tear it down. An oblique commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it examines how the fear that terrorism generates can be almost as debilitating as its carnage. Set design generously provided by Artists Paint for Peace.
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The Prostitute of Reverie Valley  | Open: 08/11/06 Close: 08/26/06
Following its hit production of Good Fences Make Good Neighbors at the 2005 FringeNYC, One Armed Man returns to the New York International Fringe Festival with Adam Klasfeld's offbeat existential drama The Prostitute of Reverie Valley. An unnamed prostitute decides to leave her life behind, and one of her most faithful johns tries to stop her. But before the night is over, she'll find out shocking secrets about the mysterious town and herself. Who were her parents? How did she get there? Why are certain urges forbidden for her? Why is everybody so secretive? And most importantly, how does she get out?
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The Prostitute of Reverie Valley  | Open: 04/24/06 Close: 04/24/06
One Armed Man presents a developmental reading of Adam Klasfeld's The Prostitute of Reverie Valley. An unnamed prostitute decides to leave her life behind, and one of her most faithful johns tries to stop her. But before the night is over, she'll find out shocking secrets about the mysterious town and herself. Who were her parents? How did she get there? Why are certain urges forbidden for her? Why is everybody so secretive? And most importantly, how does she get out?
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The Report of My Death  | Open: 07/22/09 Close: 08/15/09
Mark Twain docks into the Hudson River, for the world premiere of The Report of My Death on the deck of the Lilac Steamship on Pier 40.

Twain said that people cannot be completely honest until after they’re dead, and this play takes him at his word -- with the deceased writer saying anything he wants.

Featuring rare, previous censored and posthumously published Twain letters, stories, notebooks and historical artifacts, this one-man docudrama follows Clemens from his bankruptcy through his worldwide lecture tour, personal tragedies, unlikely recovery, and principled opposition to the Philippine-American War. This premiere production introduces audiences the “other” Sam Clemens – American radical and dark prophet.

Actor Michael Graves’ theatre highlights include The Report of My Death (workshops in NY, New Mexico and Alaska), Oedipus at Colonus (Off Broadway 2008); Macbeth (Public Theatre--NYC); Timon of Athens (Shakespeare Theatre--Washington, DC); The Idiot (Off Broadway--NYC ); A Cry of Players (Lincoln Center--NYC ); Othello (Mark Taper Forum--L.A.); A Lion in Winter (Henry II --Off Broadway, NYC , and regional theatres); All the Queen’s Men (Pre-Broadway Tour); Royal Hunt of the Sun (National Company); Zorba (National Company) and The Crucible (European Tour). Off-Broadway credits include Major Barbara, As You Like It, No Man’s Land, Embers, A Doll’s House, and Jordan Buck’s plays A Season of Ashes, The Highway, and Shelter. Musical credits include Zorba, Man of La Mancha, 1776, Shenandoah, and Unsinkable Molly Brown. Film credits include Shelter (with Julianne Moore), See Saw (Co-Star), People I Know (with Al Pacino), and The Seer (Co-Star, filmed in Sardinia). He has also appeared as Professor Pinkham in All My Children. He appears occasionally in Love Letters with his wife, Jennifer Lee Graves.

Playwright and director Adam Klasfeld’s docudrama The Report of My Death has performed workshops at the Metropolitan Playhouse and Brecht Forum in New York, as well as venues in NJ, AK, and NM. His Good Fences Make Good Neighbors got a chashama AREA Award for its workshop and premiered at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival. The Prostitute of Reverie Valley premiered at FringeNYC 2006, and was developed at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. His first full-length play, Europa's Child, was part of Amphibian Productions’ 2004 New Play Reading Series. He is the artistic director of One Armed Man. In addition to his theatre work, he is a journalist and screenwriter.

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