MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE'S FALL ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

Genre: Festival

17 One-Act Plays in three weeks.
For a complete listing go to: www.manhattanrep.com

Shows:

MUSE By William Andrew Horn
Wednesday Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Thursday Oct 5 at 9 p.m. and Friday Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

MUSE follows a young comic book artist as he discovers who can bring color into a life and what rips it away.


EATING MIMI by Liza Lentini and THE OFFICE by Kate Hoffower.

EATING MIMI tells the absurdly sordid tale of women on the verge, men on the prowl, dead kittens, invisible dogs, and an unexpected dinner guest that kills the vicious cycle, and that's just the beginning!

THE OFFICE asks the question: When collating has lost its charm, will you be content in your job or will you rebel and plot about what still could be? Meet 3 women, trapped in their cubicles, but not condemned to life in THE OFFICE.

EATING MIMI and THE OFFICE will be presented Wednesday Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.


WRISTBANDS by Maureen McSherry
Wednesday Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

In WRISTBANDS, three old friends meet a Katrina survivor and are forced to re-evaluate their idea of charity and equality. They are surprised to learn how far they will go to survive.


PINATA by Zach Messner
Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 30 at 9 p.m.

To quote the author "PiƱata, answers no questions, questions no answers, but resolves the problem of the human condition down to finding a new roommate when the previous one is heinously murdered for his grape-cranberry juice."


PLATONIC by Rudy Cecera and THE SUNSHINE FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS by Sara Jeanne Asselin

Friday Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

In PLATONIC, two very good friends combine humor and emotion as they ponder the advantages and disadvantages of a taking their relationship to the next level.

THE SUNSHINE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS tells the tale of Miles and Milo who are the best artists in the world---according to them. But, because of the oppressive government forces at work within the walls of The Sunshine Foundation for The Arts, the world may never see Miles' and Milo's genius. Will the world ever acknowledge Miles and Milo? Should it? Don't miss these two exciting one-act plays!


COMFORT By Keith Glass
Wednesday Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., Thursday Oct 5 at 7 p.m. and Friday Oct. 6 at 9 p.m.

COMFORT is about four people desperately trying to find security for themselves in their relationships but instead find no one is as they portray themselves to be, and they know very little about each other.


ALWAYS by Angel Dillemuth and THERE'S ALWAYS A BAND by Isaac Rathbone
Saturday Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 8 at 6 p.m

Always is the story about a gay couple. One wants to get married and the other has a secret.

THERE'S ALWAYS A BAND explores the touching, yet often absurd, nature of relationships between men who are thrown together in times of war.


HALLELUJAH ILLINOIS by Rachel Wahl and CLASH AND LEARN by Ervon Neely
Saturday Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

HALLELUJAH ILLINOIS centers around a wedding party where words seem to mean little, perception defines what intention can't reach. Five characters more aware of the worlds within than what's next to them wait for the bride and groom to arrive.

CLASH AND LEARN, is a groundbreaking one-act play about 2 young men, one str8 and one gay, both from the same minority community. One day, their lives are forever changed w/a 'confrontation/situation' on the street corner of 125th and 8th avenue in New York City's Harlem.

CUSTOMER SERVICE by Marlene Rhein and Jennifer Ostrega, REALER THAN THAT by Kitt Lavoie and DAMAGE DANCERS by Marjorie Suvalle

Wednesday Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Thursday Oct 12 at 9 p.m. , Friday Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., and Saturday Oct. 14 at 9 p.m.

CUSTOMER SERVICE centers around a conversation between a just-dumped, fed-up-with-credit-card-charges New Yorker and an emotionless, burnt out customer-service rep. Two women on either end of the spectrum learn that they have more in common than they think.

REALER THAN THAT asks the questions: Wouldn't it be nice to spend one last night with your high school sweetheart, ten years after the fact? And what if he just blurted out your darkest secret on reality TV?

DAMAGED DANCERS is about a therapy group for those traumatized by childhood dance class.


PROMISCUITY:THE ONE NIGHT STAND CHRONICLES by Kassandra Vaughn Harper and STUCK by Motrya Tomycz

Wednesday Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. , Thursday Oct 12 at 7 p.m. , Friday Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

PROMISCUITY:THE ONE NIGHT STAND CHRONICLES is about the many vices and virtues of the one night stand where women get who they want... or want who they get?

STUCK explores the relationship of two sisters: One has a black eye. The other, a bible. Two sisters in a crossroad of crisis, come to discover their seemingly divergent worlds share a common theme of "quiet desperation".

About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 900 plays and worked with over 10,000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


Open:   09/27/06
Close:   10/15/06

Schedule:
see above
Theater:   Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Address:   303 West 42nd Street
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