City Attic Theatre, an off-off-Broadway company, proudly opens their fourth season with a new production of José Rivera's Marisol.
The show is directed by artistic director Dianna Marino, designed by Dave Castellano, Eric Dente, Amanda Embry and Ryan Wentworth, and features Maryll Botula, Billia Colombaro, Brian Greer, Brian Marino, Lorraine Mattox, and Agueda Ramirez.
City Attic Theatre provides a home for theatrical artists, creating new opportunities to nurture their craft in a collaborative setting while developing powerful theatrical masterpieces. The goal is to remove the boundaries that dictate the traditional roles of artists, to release and unify the collaborative imagination.
This production was made possible through the support of The Field. Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
With hints of Pedro Almodovar and Edward Albee, Twenty Years of Agnes is a witty, highly charged thriller. In this sharp, new translation by Camilo Fontecilla, Riquelme's original voice breathes excitement and dramatic tension into the play from start to finish.
The festival is performed in two series, each with 7 shows.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $18 or online
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Bonnie and Clementine, On Their Way to Visit the GrandCanyon, Explore the Limits of the Dramatic Form
by Shannon Reed, directed by Katherine Vecchio
P'Town Christmas '99
by Carl A. Rossi, directed by Daniel T. Lavender
Garlic and Milk
by Robert Daria, directed by Jeff Love
by Barbara Lindsay, directed by Helen Huff
What Happens in Vegas
by Christopher Lockheardt, directed by Glenn Schude
by Steven Bergman, directed by Alexis M. Hadsall
by Mark Harvey Levine, directed by Brad Caswell
by John C Davenport, directed by Paula J. Riley
by Kristin Pesceone, directed by Laura Walczak
A Ticklish Situation
by Christopher King, directed by Bill Brown
Dead Cat by Ry Herman, directed by Kevin Jones
Miraculous Day Quartet by Mary Steelsmith, directed by Michael Ruby
by Justin Warner, directed by Kevin Molesworth
One Last Thing by John Shanahan, directed by Michelle Goltzman
Valentine's Day roses wilt and the chocolates are all
gone away, seek new satisfaction with love, lust, and
murder at TheatreRats' new production of Thomas
Middleton and William Rowley's timeless tragicomedy
THE CHANGELING. Rising avant-garde director Lauren
Reinhard helms this thrilling classic with vibrant,
contemporary sensibilities. Vince Philip*, Sarah Tillson, Anna Chlumsky, Jess C.
White and Jamie Askew are among the cast of budding
and established talent that bring this exciting and
humorous tale of transformation and sacrifice to life.
The play, which uses characters from Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni," is rarely seen as a fully-staged production as it will be at the Medicine Show. The company originally presented "DON JUAN IN HELL" in New York and on tour in 1977.
[Warning: "The Last Bohemians" contains nudity, simulated sexual activity and heavy drug use. The production is for adults only.]
Set in the summer of 1966 and inspired by real-life events, "THE LAST BOHEMIANS" paints an intimate portrait of a group of NYC-based artists and poets as they gather in the Hamptons to share a house for the summer. The free-spirited group revolves around poet Frank O' Hara (the chain-smoking, voraciously gay former curator of the Museum of Modern Art) and includes painters Larry Rivers and Jane Frielicher, poet Joe LaSueur, Rivers' mother-in-law Berdie Berger and co-founder of the Paris Review Patsy Southgate. Sex, drugs, campy humor and free love abound (along with passionate debates about art, politics and the meaning of life)...until a sudden tragedy occurs that signals not only the end of the summer, but the end of an era.
Some of the highlights:
Filip Marinovich's "Salient Mourners," in which the Army presents its official policy on fallen soldiers in Iraq with doublespeak and euphemism
Denise Duhamel's "Pituitary Theft," which is composed entirely of fake English subtitles from Hong Kong movies
Harry Matthews' "Trial Impressions," a suite on the changeability of love.
The poets who've contributed to the evening include Martin Espada, who has been called "the Latino poet of his generation" and whose latest collection of poetry received the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement and was named an American Library Association Notable Book of the year. His poems have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Harper's, The Nation, and The Best American Poetry; Arnold Weinstein, librettist for the opera "A View From The Bridge" and lyricist for William Bolcom's "Casino Paradise"; Harry Matthews, whose latest novel "The Journalist" was acclaimed by the New York Times and Time Out; as well as Bayard, Denise Duhamel, Vincent Katz, Roy Lisker, Filip Marinovich, Simon Pettet, Miriam Sagan and Bruce Weber.
Polar Bears," Medicine Show and Butch Morris re-unite to will present a
series of performances in which Morris will conduct Medicine Show actors as they interpret texts as a group.