Tongue In Cheek Theater Company

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tongue in cheek theater (tic) is an Off-Off Broadway theater company dedicated to producing seriously funny theater. Our mission is to tell stories which resonate with universal truths, and which make our audiences laugh in recognition of these truths. As the late, great Peter Ustinov said, "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious."


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Production History

Humans Anonymous  | Open: 05/02/12 Close: 05/12/12
 

Winner of Best of Fringe and Best Ensemble in the 2006 Toronto Fringe Festival, Humans Anonymous is a comedy about a group of young Toronto residents looking for their better halves, despite their biggest fears. Ellen (Jake Lipman*) is afraid she’ll never meet Mr. Right.  Jenny (Gusta Johnson) is scared of acting like a total moron.  Peter (Kyle Minshew*) avoids visiting his father, despite his sister Gema (Amanda Bruton)’s persistence, and Arden (Geoffrey J.D. Payne) is not afraid to start a family, but is afraid of just about everything else.

Humans Anonymous is stage managed by Allison Lemel. Philip Rothman is technical advisor and sound designer. Canadian playwright and actress Kate Hewlett’s other works include The Swearing Jar(FringeNYC 2010) and Canadian TV series InSecurity.  Her short film, She Said Lenny was nominated for the Directors Guild of Canada Award in 2011.

During the dark nights of Humans Anonymous, Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions is pleased to present the Spring 2012 Plus One Solo Show Festival, featuring four original solo shows on both nights, on topics as diverse as a Broadway usher sounding off (How to Behave by Connie Perry), the lessons learned by studying music (Herman Commike Saved My Life by Riley Jason), a rumination on body hair hang ups (Natural Novice by Siobhan O’Loughlin) and an Iranian New Yorker teaching theater in one of the most conservative town in America (The Scars at Night Are Big and Bright by Leyla Modirzadeh). Singer-songwriter Todd Kramer will also perform his latest songs.


About the Company: Tongue In Cheek Theater Company

tongue in cheek theater (tic) is an Off-Off Broadway theater company dedicated to producing seriously funny theater. Our mission is to tell stories which resonate with universal truths, and which make our audiences laugh in recognition of these truths. As the late, great Peter Ustinov said, "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious."

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Love Letters  | Open: 02/14/08 Close: 02/16/08
Tracing the lifelong correspondence of the dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner, the story of their bittersweet relationship unfolds from what is written - and what is left unsaid - in their letters.
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Wearing Me Down: three one-act plays  | Open: 10/28/06 Close: 10/31/06
Thanksgiving Dinner by Colette R. Johnson
featuring Aaron Black & Jake Lipman
directed by Heather Guthrie
Synopsis: An unlikely proposition in a gas station unites two lapsed idealists

Guitar by Colette R. Johnson
featuring Erin Evers & Brian W. Seibert
directed by Heather Guthrie
Synopsis: Gary pursues Kate, but she has a running start

Sisters by Cherie Vogelstein
featuring Heather Guthrie & Jake Lipman
directed by Samantha Tella
Synopsis: Judy and Rita debate the nitty-gritty aspects of love

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