Genre: Comedy, Drama, Festival

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents


May 8 - June 2, 2012 


The Spring, 31 One Act Plays, written by some of this country’s finest playwrights will compete for a $1000 cash prize as part of MRT’S Spring One Act Play Competition. Tickets are $20. 

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Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th floor.

Here is a list of MRT’s Spring One Act Competition play productions:



JOURNEY MEN by Matthew Klein 

Vicksburg, MS. Pentecostal Sunday, 1945. Jerry’s late for a funeral and his lifelong friend, Bill, comes to collect him. Getting to the grave is a journey neither man knows how to face but they will, come Hell or high water. 


TWO WOMEN ON A PRECIPICE by Karin Fazio Littlefield 

TWO WOMEN ON A PRECIPICE stand at the edge of the abyss, about to hurl themselves into oblivion. 

Hang on a moment…


THE BASEMENT by Adam Meyer


Tuesday May 8 at 9 pm

Thursday May 10 at 9 pm

Saturday May 12 at 4 pm




CELL 6 by Molly Rydzel

Lucy, a pharmaceutical drug addict, is in police custody being questioned for the murder of her boyfriend. His death is a hard one for her to accept, since he won't seem to shut up and leave her alone!


SEASON 1 by Phoebe Tyers 

SEASON 1 is a satirical piece that exposes the skeleton of a common language generated by this ritual gathering: join Hank, Sunny, Olive, and Wes as they watch the next episode of a nameless series.


THE INTRUDER by Sheila Robinson

THE INTRUDER is a comedy about a couple who returns home from vacation. They are startled by a young man who came to retrieve what belongs to him.


Wednesday May 9 at 6:30 pm

Friday May 11 at 6:30 pm

Saturday May 12 at 7 pm




LOVE ME DEADLY by Robert LoManto

LOVE ME DEADLY is the twisted tale of Ashley Stone, a beautiful young southern woman who uses her body to get what she wants. Her husband is a powerful drug-dealer and bookie, who owns most of the small rural town they live in. And all the people in it. When he confronts her about an affair the results are explosive!


THE MUSE by Cassie M. Seinuk 

18-year-olds, ARCHIE and FINN have always been the best of friends, a but when FINN gets ARCHIE a unique job working for GEORGE, an eccentric man in his 40s, their friendship is suddenly shaken.  


A CUP OF COFFEE by Mario Corry and C. C. Corry
A Cup of Coffee is a modern day story about the fall of a Wall Street Hedge Fund Manager for sub prime mortgages. How someone can build a life of supposed success and loose it all in a flash. It gives thought to how we make love and trust associated to "things" more important than they deserve to be. It's the simple things in life that make you happy.


Wednesday May 9 at 9 pm

Friday May 11 at 9 pm

Saturday May 12 at 9 pm




LACEY’S LAST CHANCE by Gabriel Davis

Lacey yearns for lasting love but has the unfortunate habit of killing her partners when the going gets tough.  Hoping to attain a more peaceful life, Lacey takes up origami and begins dating Trent who, despite learning of her crimes, adores her and believes she can change.  But will Trent's faith in Lacey be enough to keep their love (and him) alive?



BERRIES OF WRATH is about Hank and Gerald, two downtroddenbureaucrats facing an impossible workload, a hostileoffice and troubles at home. This surreal comedy explores what happens when two very different people find themselves backed up against the same wall.


EAR BUDS by Michael Bettencourt

In EAR BUDS, a young person cannot detach himself from his headphones and player because when we love our devices, they have no choice but to love us back.


NECTAR by Joseph W. Pukatsch

It's Joshua's first visit to a unique support group for individuals with bizarre sexual fetishes. As he shares his unusual turn-ons in sensual detail, he finds acceptance and a little something extra.


The Yellow Umbrella by Daniel O'Mara

A love story with an unlikely twist, the living, the dead, and even God and Jesus all congregate at a young woman’s funeral. The Yellow umbrella examines true love in life and beyond. Life’s funny… But death is hilarious.


Wednesday May 16 at 6:30 pm

Saturday May 19 at 7 pm

Sunday May 20 at 2 pm




ON by David Vazdauskas

The wife of a philandering photographer embarks on a brilliant scheme to turn the tables on both her husband and the other women in his life.



While a mother waits for the doctor to call she prepares for her son’s first day of his last year of school. As is her tradition, she attends his school as the clown, Allie Oop. Will her diagnoses stop her? Will Allie Oop help her get through this fantastic day?


YESTERDAY IRAN/TODAY IRAQ by L.S. Goldberg                                                                                                                                                                                     Yesterday Iran/Today Iraq chronicles a young soldier who on the eve of deploying to Iraq discovers his grandfather’s World War II letters from the Persian Gulf.  Arrogant, and dismissive of his grandfather’s service, the two “war” over war. 


Friday May 18 at 6:30 pm

Saturday May 19 at 2 pm

Sunday May 20 at 6 pm




JIMMY HOTT’S by Dave Stishan

JIMMY HOTT’S is about two strangers who had a crazy night followed by a chaotic morning full of insults and humiliations and simply asks can “that” person be someone you don’t remember meeting?


JUDITH by Leonard Goodisman

Judith confronts with guile the would be god threatening to kill her people and he loses his head.


AFFECTATIONS by Craig M. Tiede

Following his roommate's suicide attempt, a young actor contacts his roommate's estranged parents for support and an explanation.  


Friday May 18 at 9 pm

Saturday May 19 at 4:30 pm

Sunday May 20 at 8:30 pm




H by Megan Minutillo

H, a play that is inspired by true events.  Three high school aged kids who come from broken homes, have no relationship with their parents, and make all the wrong decisions that lead them further down the path of addiction.


FIVE FOOT SHELF by Richard Hinojosa

A man experiences an existential crisis when his best friend forces

him to reevaluate his favorite bookshelf.


HIGH UPON THE GALLOWS by Sean Patrick Monahan

High Upon the Gallows Treeexplores the love between a child and parent, as Eliot grapples with the decision to pay the price for his father’s sins in Purgatory.


CAPRICE by Paul Emilien Riviere

Three questionable characters seek each other out on the internet. The two expectant males meet the female who puts them through a trial-by-competition - with ever crazier involvement.


Wednesday May 23 at 6:30 pm

Friday May 25 at 6:30 pm

Wed. May 30 at 6:30 pm




From the battlefield to the boardroom, Executive Staffing Service specializes in placing deposed dictators with proven track records of crushing uprisings in the boardrooms of America.

LOST SATELLITES by Eugenie Carabatsos 

LOST SATELITES follows siblings, Ally and Ben, and their trusted GPS, Garmin, as they drive across the country. Ally and Ben's relationship has gone off course, will Garmin be able to help them find their way? 


THE THINGS WE KEEP by Tim J. MacMillan

Cleo and Renada just dropped dress sizes together. Their roommate Hector was just dropped by his girl. All have new freedom but at the cost of who’s secret?


CALLED TO SERVE by Nathan Dame                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mormon young man returns home after a tragic event cut his mission short. How can he get his life back together when he has lost faith in what it is supposed to be?


Thursday May 24 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday May 29 at 6:30 pm

Thursday May 31 at 6:30 pm




THE EMPTY HEARTED by Livian Yeh and Justin Chow                                                                                                                                                                                   Best friends Ben and Danielle are forced to re-examine their relationship on the eve of Ben's engagement party.


IT’S A WONDER ANYONE GETS ANYTHING DONE ANYMORE by Leon Pease                                                                                                                                              It’s A Wonder Anyone Gets Anything Done Anymore… is a ten-minute absurdist comedy about sex, war and black holes so you know... something for everyone!


ATTENTION SHOPPERS by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich                                                                                                                                                                                      A young widow in the Afghan war shops for groceries and searches for answers from a decorated officer who can’t stop following her.


Thursday May 24 at 9 pm

Tuesday May 29 at 9 pm

Thursday May 31 at 9 pm


All tickets are $20.  For Ticket Reservations email:  

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third Floor.

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 600 plays and worked with over 5000 theatre artists. 

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

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:   05/08/12
Close:   06/02/12

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Theater:   Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Address:   303 West 42nd Street
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