|Arsenic And Old Lace
| Open: 07/17/09 Close: 07/26/09 - Chernuchin Theater at ATA
Phare Play presents Joseph Kesselring's great American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Emmy award winner Blake Bradford . Set in early 1940's Brooklyn, this dark comedy follows Mortimer Brewster, an up-and-coming theater critic whose intention to marry the next door minster's daughter is thwarted when he finds that his sweet, lovable aunts are hiding a dozen dead bodies in the cellar!
| Open: 08/15/09 Close: 08/22/09 - Wings Theatre
Everyone has issues. All of Justin's live in North Carolina.
Justin's an up and coming artist thriving in NYC whose world grinds to a halt when the worse thing possible happens to him - he gets the call to come home due to his grandmother's failing health. Slinking back to small town North Carolina with his latest one night stand forced upon him, he finds himself back neck deep in the family issues that he had been avoiding for more than a decade and facing the girl he left behind. In the midst of the culture clash between small town quirkiness and big city society behavior, Justin may actually discover what he had been running from for all of those years. Emmy-winner Blake Bradford's newest play takes a hard look at the humor and heartache of going home.
RETURN ENGAGEMENT AT WINGS THEATRE
|Wwss5 - Phare Play's 21 Hour Play Festival
| Open: 03/28/09 Close: 03/28/09 - Beckmann Theater
Phare Play is back with its biannual short play festival. 21 hours to put together seven one acts for your viewing pleasure. Here's how those 21 hours break down:
SEVEN CAFFEINATED WRITERS:
Bill Bria, Emily Ehlinger, Duncan Pflaster, Zach Rothman-Hicks, Oliver Thrun, Michael Weems and Spencer Wolf
Friday, March 27th: They meet at the Beckmann theatre in midtown at 10PM to get their themes, script guidelines and the headshots/resumes for the actors they have to write a play for. They go stock up on coffee/Red Bull and write all night and come back at 10 AM on Saturday morning with six copies of their completed scripts ready to go. There they meet up with -
SEVEN IMMENSELY CREATIVE DIRECTORS:
Kelly Barrett, Chris Bell, Nina Capone, Paul Falcetta, Randa Karambelas, Brooklyn Scalzo and Andy Travis
Who also show up at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28th at the Beckmann theatre. They are then handed a script and given about 30 - 45 minutes to caucus with their writer. Then about 11:00AM, the writers go home to sleep and the directors meet up with their -
THIRTY BRAVE AND ENERGIZED ACTORS:
Donella Alanwick, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Micah Chartrand, Catherine Corbett, Chris Cramer, Emily Evans, Erin Fehr, Alec Head, Graeme Humphrey, Ben Klier, Jeff Kroh, Andrew Lazaroff, Derrick Marshall, Elizabeth May, Michael McKeogh, Lauren Meley, Kate O'Phalen, Blaine Pennington, Annie Pesch, Cara Picone, Gillian Riley, Eddie Rodriguez, Alicia St. Louis, Dani Suder, Alexia Terrell, Adia Tucker, Steve Unwin, Jere Williams and Danny Wiseman
Who then go out into the city with their directors and casts to rehearse for a good five hours or so. Just enough time for the actors to be fully blocked and off book.
Then there are two shows - one at 7PM and one at 9:30PM that very evening. There is also an audience vote for fun awards like Hottest Cast and Best Use of Prop. Come be a part of the fun!
| Open: 10/17/09 Close: 10/17/09 - Beckmann Theatre @ American Theater Of A
Six writers have decided that they don't need to sleep and that they can IV line some caffeine to write a show in 12 hours : Joe Benincase, Gabriel Garcia, Duncan Pflaster, Oliver Thrun, Nora Vetter and Michael Weems.
Six directors are actually brave enough to lead a bunch of strangers and assemble a show on the fly: Kelly Barrett, Chris Bell, Gretchen Ferris, Graeme Humphrey, Ashley Marinaccio and Chris Simon.
Twenty-four actors are putting it on the line to see who can hold it together to be fully blocked and off book on a mere six hours of rehearsal : Stevie Aycock, Marian Brock, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Mary Brown, Chris Cusano, Paul Falcetta, Tanya Fazal, Erin Fehr, Ben Klier, Jamie Lewis, Jeffery Martin, Samantha Mason, Kristen Kay Miller, Doua Moua, Natalie Neckyfarow, Faith O'Gorman, Jeffrey Parrillo, Cory Shoemake, Alexia Terrell, Aimee Todoroff, Thomas Wesson, Zak Wilson, Laura Yost and Jenny Zerke
You know you want to see this! It's either going to be a train wreck or an unbelievable spectacle of fun!
There are two shows - one at 7PM and one at 9:30PM that very evening. There is also an audience vote for fun awards like Hottest Cast and Best Use of Prop. Come root them on!