Genre: Comedy, Other
Written, Directed By: Molly Goforth

Short attention-span plays for people who would go see theatre every night... if it weren't so damn boring.*

When was the last time you went to a play and actual felt like you were playing?  The Poppet Show is the most fun you’ll have at the theatre this fall.  In At the Public Burning Place, a couple undertakes a ritual burning of each other’s most cherished possessions in order to settle an argument.  Do you and your brother still fight like kids?  When you finally find out what the adult siblings in I Got Your Nose are arguing over, you won’t believe your eyes.  Filled with laughs and just creepy enough to get you pumped for Halloween, The Poppet Show adds a refreshing smack of immaturity to a nice, sophisticated night at the theatre.

*Disclaimer: The Arcade is a group of wise-asses who take theatre seriously.  The Arcade in no way guarantees that any patron, viewer, or witness of The Poppet Showwill be engrossed, amused, tickled, stirred, shaken, brought to tears, spanked by the Dark Mistress of Gaiety, or even kept awake.  But we bet you will.



About the Company: The Arcade Theatre

The Arcade Theatre was founded in 2005 by Molly Goforth as Gansfeld Theatre Company.  Dedicated to eradicating boring theatre, The Arcade has produced plays, interactive performance-art installations and readings at such venues as The Public Theater, The 92nd Street Y at Makor, chashama and Where Eagles Dare.  The Arcade’s sketch comedy troupe, Hungry Hungry Hobo, has performed at various venues in NYC including The Bleecker Street Theatre and Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

Open:   09/30/10
Close:   10/09/10

Thursday, September 30 at 8pm
Friday, October 1 at 8pm
Saturday, October 2 at 8pm
Thursday, October 7 at 8pm
Friday, October 8 at 8pm
Saturday, October 9 at 8pm
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
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Molly Goforth - Director

is an actor, director, and playwright.  She received her MFA in Acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts in May 2003, and her B.A. in Theatre from Fordham University in May, 1997.  Molly’s play Apostrophe was produced by the Playwrights in Production series and given a staged reading by the Dorset Theatre Festival.  Her play (Don’t) Look at Me was given a staged reading by The 92nd Street Y at Makor Synagogue for the Arts in July, 2007.  Molly’s play Shelf: A Tragedy at 45 Degrees received a workshop production by Gansfeld Theatre Company in the summer of 2006 and was revived as Shelf Life for the 2009 New York Fringe Theatre Festival, directed by JV Mercanti.  Her play Asking for It was solicited for contention for the Sky Cooper Prize at Marin Theatre in 2008.  She is a member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights and a recipient of the 2009 International Women’s Day Grant from ICWP.  Producing credits include The 365 Plays for Gansfeld Theatre Company and Convict Therapist and Shelf Life for The Arcade.  Gansfeld received a Nancy Quinn Fund grant for Emerging Theatre Companies in 2008 under Molly’s artistic direction.  Molly was the head writer for We TV’s webseries Bridal Breakdown.  She teaches at CAP 21, The New School for Drama and The NYU School for Continuing and Professional Studies.  She has also taught at William Esper Studio and The School for Film and Television.

Andrea Hager - Stage Manager

New York: Zooman and the Sign (Signature Theatre Company); Sabra (Squatters Theatre); The Pearl Project Red Series – Quarter Century Baby and Resurrection (Diverse City Theatre); Shine: A Burlesque Musical (New York International Fringe Festival); Hungry Hungry Hobo Sketch Comedy; Film: A Tree.  A Rock.  A Cloud.

Sarah Kauffman - Actor

Regional:  Tony Kushner’s The Illusion, I Do! I Do!, Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?, Assassins (Berkshire Theatre Festival).  New York:  Maybe Later (original solo performance), Shadow Play (Atlantic Theater Company Conservatory), Nuda Veritas (as performer, co-director, and co-producer), A Room with a View (York Theatre reading series), All Over (The Common Tongue in collaboration with Edward Albee).  Graduate of Atlantic Theater Company Conservatory, BFA in performance (Missouri State University) and apprenticeship with Berkshire Theatre Festival.  Founding member of The Common Tongue ( and Hungry Hungry Hobo.  Love always to E and M.

Melissa Basolo - Actor

 Melissa Basolo is thrilled to be working The Arcade Theater!  A recent graduate New York University's Tisch School of the Arts CAP21 Program Melissa was most recently seen in the Off-Broadway interactive comedy The Boychick Affair. She's also performed at Summer Stock Theaters and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Main Stage production. A midwestern girl at heart, Melissa loves cooking and volunteering for charitable organizations.  Thanks to Molly for the amazing opportunity! 

Melanie Dusel - Actor

 Melanie Dusel is a recent recent graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and CAP 21. She is currently pursuing a career in improv and sketch comedy and will be attending classes at Upright Citizens Brigade come next month. She can next be seen in the role of Mrs. Pinkerton in "Pinkalicious" at Vital Theatre Company. Melanie is thrilled to be part of this company and hopes you enjoy the show!