"This production offers you the chance to see as grand and interesting a night of theater as any currently being staged on Broadway"- Edge New York Critic.
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Working in the classical Actor-Manager system, Seth Duerr directs and performs infour-time Emmy Award-winner and New York Times “Ethicist” Randy Cohen’s The Punishing Blow: An Illustrated Lecture Delivered by Order of the Orange County Criminal Court. Duerr directs and plays Leslie, an anti-Semitic college professor whose court-ordered public lecture is this play. Dark, yet humorous, Leslie’s lecture transcends its purpose and becomes a reflection on the nature of hate and of the professor himself. Following the performance, both Cohen and Duerr will hold a Q&A session on this provocative one-man show.
After being arrested for drunk driving followed by an anti-Semitic rant, college professor Leslie (Duerr) can avoid jail time if he enters rehab, attends anger management classes, and gives a lecture on a figure from a list of The 100 Most Influential Jews of All Time. Rather than choose a more famous figure, such as Einstein or Moses, he picks Number 82: Daniel Mendoza, the 18th century British bare-knuckle boxing champion and father of “scientific boxing.”
In presenting the life and times of Mendoza, Leslie allows details about his personal life to creep into his monologue. The audience discovers, through quick and sardonic asides, what led him to this point, gaining insight to the professor’s tumultuous marriage, arrest, sentencing, and character. The Punishing Blow is an exploration of anti-Semitism, boxing, marriage, and of a man’s own insecurity and bitterness.
THE PUNISHING BLOWplays the following regular schedule through Sunday, August 28:
Wednesdays at 8pm
Thursdays at 8pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm
Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm
There is an added performance on Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 at 7pm
Ticketsare $18 and are now available online at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Row Box Office, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. TDF vouchers accepted.
Running Time: 84 minutes, no intermission
Talkbacks with Randy Cohen and Seth Duerr every Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. In addition, they will join guest speakers at the following performances:
- Wednesday, August 18: David Margolick, an American journalist who was a contributing editor at Condé Nast Portfolio. Before joining Portfolio, Margolick was a longtime contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where he wrote about culture, the media, and politics.
- Wednesday, August 25: Binnie Klein, author ofBlows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind.
- Thursday, August 26: Paul Lukas, an ESPN contributor who obsesses over sleeve lengths, sock stripes, and other uniform minutiae in his Uni Watch column, and has been appearing on Page 2 since 2004.
- Friday, August 27: David Rakoff, a Canadian-born writer based in New York City who is noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff is an essayist, journalist and actor and is a regular contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life.
The esteemed General Othello promotes Cassio instead of Iago fueling Iago’s jealousy. Iago, in turn, plans his revenge in incredibly malicious ways, causing suspicion amongst lovers and friends. The results are tragic as suspicion grows, trust is lost and Othello is compelled to take action against his lovely wife whom he believes to be unfaithful.
Off-Broadway play about all of them. It's an insanely funny, irreverent look at gay and lesbian life in the new millennium.
BASS FOR PICASSO stars Anita Hollander, an actress who lost her leg to cancer and is best known for her one-woman show, STILL STANDING, which has been performed at the White House, Off-Broadway, and throughout the United States. Ms. Hollander serves as East Coast National Chair of the AFTRA Performers with Disabilities committee. Her credits include Public Theater's revival of WOYZECK, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis, the world premiere of John Belluso's GRETTY GOOD TIME at Kennedy Center (Helen Hayes Award nomination), and TBTB's production of John Belluso's A NERVOUS SMILE, directed by Mr. Schambelan, performed at last year's International Festival of the Blind and Visually Impaired in Zagreb, Croatia.
Joining Ms. Hollander in the cast are Mary Archbold (Outstanding Actor, FringeNYC Excellence Award-winner for JAZZ HAND: TALES OF A ONE ARMED WOMAN); Felice Neals (Hourglass Group's FLIRTING WITH THE EDGE), Terry Small (TBTB's THE MIDDLE AGES), and Nicholas Viselli (TBTB's revival of A.R. Gurney's THE COCKTAIL HOUR).
Playwright Kate Moira Ryan -- author of 25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER, THE BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES, OTMA, CAVEDWELLER, and most recently MOMMY QUEEREST (IT'S JEWDY'S SHOW!) -- has crafted a funny, deeply touching look inside the life of five driven New Yorkers, including a woman whose disability is a part of her life, but does not
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G.B.S received its Canadian premiere in Toronto where the Toronto Eye Weekly called it “smart, funny and moving” and the Toronto Sun called it “touching and hilarious.” The play subsequently received its European premiere at Theatre 503 in London. In their review of that production, The Stage noted that “Hall is clearly in firm control of his characters and presents a compelling and ultimately truthful account of how much remains un-spoken within the confines of a family.” The Clockwork Theatre’s production will mark the U.S. Premiere of the play.
Written by Jason Hall, directed by Jay Rohloff.
Begins performances on March 20 – April 10, 2010 (opening Sunday, March 28)
Tuesdays at 7PM; Wednesday- Saturday at 8PM; Saturdays & Sundays at 2PM
The Kirk Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street.
Tickets are $25 (discounts available for students, seniors, and groups) and are now available online at www.TicketCentral.com or by calling 212.279.4200
Running Time: 80 minutes (No Intermission)
"A new and lucid translation from David Greig" - CurtainUp.com (London)
This production of CALIGULA is set in an unspecified country during the 20th century, where the charismatic leader Caligula is given absolute freedom to challenge social convention in pursuit of personal obsession. Following the death of his beloved sister, Emperor Caligula deserts his people and honored position for three days and three nights. He returns with a single objective: to understand the meaning of life.
Scottish playwright David Greig's translation of CALIGULA had its world premiere to great acclaim at London's Donmar Warehouse, followed by subsequent worldwide productions, including noted stagings at the Dublin Theatre Festival and in Washington, D.C., and will have its New York premiere with this production by Horizon Theatre Rep. This past summer, Mr. Greig wrote the translation for Lincoln Center's well-received production of Euripides' THE BACCHAE, starring Alan Cumming.
February 7 - 23, 2008
Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm.
Saturday the 23rd there will be both a 3:00pm & 8:00pm performance
Starring: Bryan Close*, Helen Coxe*, Andrew Eisenman*, Laura Hall, Kyle Masteller, Banaue Miclat, Raushanah Simmons*, Renaldy Smith & Kristin Villanueva*
Set ELISHA SCHAEFER Lights WILBURN O. BONNELL
Costumes KIM WALKER Sound GEOFFREY ROECKER
Stage Manager JAY KOEPKE Graphic Design JAY BALLESTEROS
Producer/Artistic Director PETER MARSH
Production Supervisor/Executive Director MIA VACULIK
Associate Producer KENDRA DOLTON & TYLER PENFIELD
THE GREAT CONJURER is a multidisciplinary production incorporating live musicians playing a mix of music from klezmer to classical, as well as stylized movement, to help create the multiple levels of Kafka's real and imagined worlds.
INTERACTION involves a bunch of lonely kids who all live in the same high-rise building in Manhattan but spend so much time cooped up in their apartments on computers that none of them know one another. One inspired boy joins artistic forces with a gifted girl and helps these kids to get off the internet, interact in person, and ultimately become good friends - with the enthusiastic encouragement of some wacky wise old adults who performed on the Vaudeville stage years ago.
The kids learn that though it often seems emotionally easier to deal with people remotely in the virtual world of cyberspace (simply delete when arguments arise), the greater rewards of real-life friendship are worth the risks.
Musical Direction and Arrangement by Ion Ionescu
Choreography by Raluca Georgiana
No children under 4 will be admitted