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Sex and Violence  | Open: 02/07/10 Close: 02/28/10
 The Kaleidoscope Theatre Company presents SEX AND VIOLENCE an explosive new play. Clair and Chris really need to stop seeing each other but can never figure out how to end their off-and-on-again affair. Some people think lying, cheating and manipulation are bad, so one night Clair decides to come clean with Jimmy, her husband, and the result is the worst - or perhaps the best - night of their lives. This dark comedy is the first of a triptych of plays by Travis Baker (whose other works include The Weatherbox, God & Mr. Smith, peeps: a modern tragedy and Cold) exploring these deep and most dangerous of passions.

This play is for mature audiences only.

Cast: Tyler Hollinger, Jake Millgard, Kendall Rileigh and Lauren Roth.
Scenic Design: Arnold Bueso
Costume Design: Anthony Catanzaro
Lighting Design: Daniel Winters
Sound Design: Sharath Patel
Fight Director: Michael Littig
Video Design: Michael Cornelison
Assistant Director: Eva Schelbaum
Producing Director: Irwin Kroot
Graphic Design: Donna Heffernan
Stage Manager: Jessica Forella

Sex and Violence  | Open: 02/07/10 Close: 02/28/10
 The Kaleidoscope Theatre Company presents SEX AND VIOLENCE an explosive new play. Clair and Chris really need to stop seeing each other but can never figure out how to end their off-and-on-again affair. Some people think lying, cheating and manipulation are bad, so one night Clair decides to come clean with Jimmy, her husband, and the result is the worst - or perhaps the best - night of their lives. This dark comedy is the first of a triptych of plays by Travis Baker (whose other works include The Weatherbox, God & Mr. Smith, peeps: a modern tragedy and Cold) exploring these deep and most dangerous of passions.

This play is for mature audiences only.

Cast: Tyler Hollinger, Jake Millgard, Kendall Rileigh and Lauren Roth.
Scenic Design: Arnold Bueso
Costume Design: Anthony Catanzaro
Lighting Design: Daniel Winters
Sound Design: Sharath Patel
Fight Director: Michael Littig
Video Design: Michael Cornelison
Assistant Director: Eva Schelbaum
Producing Director: Irwin Kroot
Graphic Design: Donna Heffernan
Stage Manager: Jessica Forella

Down Range  | Open: 10/28/09 Close: 11/14/09
Two twenty-plus-year veterans return home after their convoy is hit by an IED in Iraq. Torn between family and the call of duty, their wars continue at home, opening old wounds of betrayal, fear, infidelity, and loneliness for them and their wives. In this touching, poetic, brutal and romantic commentary on current events, the veterans and their fractured families are forced into a surprising and bitter realism. And, only one thing is certain - the high cost paid by all. 

All proceeds from Down Range ticket sales will be donated to Soldier’s Heart, a veterans’ return and healing charitable organization addressing the emotional and spiritual needs of veterans, their families and communities.

Down Range is sponsored by Beth Davis In Good Company, a 501(c)3 dedicated to creating a greater interest in and appreciation of the arts by supporting emerging artists, original productions and experimental ideas.

Bird House  | Open: 07/10/09 Close: 07/26/09
An army of puppets and a magical wind create two fantastical worlds. On The Bright Side, Louisy and Syl live happily together in the safety of their treehouse until Syl ventures off to be a hero in the far away war-torn Lop Side. Alone for the first time, Louisy falls victim to the whims of tiny creatures at her doorstep. When the two sides collide, impossibilities become real, and both realize the lines between right and wrong are not as clear as they thought.

Is there a way to grow without being hurt and hurting others? How do we reconcile the call of the unknown with our commitments to those we love at home? Haunting and provocative, BIRD HOUSE is an upside down fairytale of loyalty, loss and growing up under siege.
 

Heidi Handelsman directs a cast of six including Ora Fruchter, Kylie Goldstein, Wendy Scharfman, Christina Shipp, Anthony Wills Jr., and Cotton Wright.

The Burning Bush!  | Open: 06/03/09 Close: 06/11/09
 Burning Bush Productions presents The Burning Bush!, Tracey Erin Smith’s audacious full-length version of her two award-winning hit solo shows The Burning Bush! and Two in the Bush!. Directed by Anita La Selva, the comedy about a ‘stripping Rabbi’ saving souls one lap dance at a time performs June 3 through 11, 2009 as part of Untitled Theater Company #61’s The Festival of Jewish Theater and Ideas. 

“Yentl” meets “Showgirls” in this one-woman road show about a female Rabbinical student who stumbles into a strip club and discovers her true calling: spreading Jewish wisdom with her posse of exotic-dancing back-up preachers. All goes smoothly until they take their ‘stripping-Rabbi’ show on the road to seniors’ homes and are forced to run for it in the RV they call the Bush Mobile. With the aid of religious guru and comic Jackie Mason and Madonna’s inspirational lyrics, the ladies find that love, hope and mysticism are always just around the corner.   

Hailed as “equal parts hilarious, captivating and smart” by Eye Weekly and “reverent and irreverent” by NYTheatre.com, Tracey Erin Smith’s one-act solo shows The Burning Bush! and Two in the Bush! won Best of Toronto Fringe in 2006 and 2007, respectively.   Each play also garnered the Audience Choice Award at the Frigid Festival.  This production marks the New York premiere of the full-length version.

Tracey Erin Smith graduated from Vancouver’s Studio 58 Theatre School.  She was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award (Vancouver’s Tony) for The One that Got Away.  She is a rabbinical student at the Rabbinical Seminary International in New York.  The Burning Bush! is currently in pre-production as  feature film with Jackie Mason, who appears as a character in the play, slated to play himself.

Anita La Selva’s credits include Two in the Bush! (Toronto Fringe, NYC Frigid Festival, Vancouver Chutzpah Festival) and A Soldier’s Story, named one of NOW Magazine’s Best of Fest for Outstanding Director and Production.  The creative team includes Drew Jurecka (original music), Rebekah Wolkstein (violinist), Trevor Schwellnus (lighting design) and Erika Connor (costume design).  The stage manager is Michael Haltrecht

Macbeth  | Open: 11/13/08 Close: 12/06/08
Roust Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's MACBETH -- a bloody, unrelenting drama which looks so deeply at the tortured human psyche that it will be an intense and visceral R-rated 90-minute ride from start to finish, containing violence, nudity, and strong sexual content -- with previews set to begin November 13, prior to its official press opening November 17 at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street) in Manhattan. James Phillip Gates directs.

MACBETH meets HBO in Roust Theatre Company's contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic: set against the backdrop of a dangerous, sinister underworld -- where power, money, and suspicion are all mixed in a boiling pot with lust, vice and murder. Moral lines are blurred, perhaps non-existent. There's a good dose of sex, torture, under-age prostitution and biological manipulation to create a more efficient killing machine. This nihilistic tale tells of one soldier's violent rise to power through the ranks of a mercenary army. Twisted by fate and a power-hungry spouse, Macbeth shows us the ravaging and tangible effects of fear, the destructive impact of own nature's dark forces through senseless, unjustified killing.

MACBETH costars Kristin Barnett, Duane Boutte, Craig Braun, Melissa Center, Tracy Hostmyer, Emily Hubelbank, Nick Lawson, Tom Macy, Hugh Martin, Tyler Moss, Michael Peterson, Andrew Pifko, Isaac Woofter, and Trey Zeigler as Macbeth.
Under Milk Wood  | Open: 01/23/08 Close: 02/10/08
Composed in the final years of Thomas' life, Under Milk Wood is full of the supple turns of phrase and bawdy humor that are the hallmarks of the writer's most beloved work. Thomas populates his fictional town of Llareggub ("bugger all" spelled backwards) with unforgettable characters like Gossamer Beynon, a beautiful but sexually repressed schoolmarm, and Mr. Pugh, a downtrodden husband with a plan to liberate himself from his imperious wife. Over the course of the day, the town's inhabitants dream, love and sing through their lives.
Time Being  | Open: 04/26/07 Close: 05/13/07
Fildwith Ensemble Theatre presents the World Premiere of TIME BEING, a new off-off-Broadway musical beginning April 26, 2007 at Theatre Three. An innovative dreamlike new musical, TIME BEING explores the emotions of a passionate, bewildered group of young souls attempting to make the most of their brief physical time on earth and to understand the purposeful significance of the human attachments they make there. The story takes place in a surrealistic spot where, during the time each day that their physical bodies are sleeping and their minds are dreaming, eight distinct souls meet to work out their frustrations and confusion about life. The eight characters bond, clash, ask countless unanswered questions... and ultimately realize that they are all deeply connected and that existence would be unthinkable without one another. Guided by three more experienced souls, the spirits learn that the "deal to feel" to inhabit a body, to experience physical sensation and human emotion is never easy and comes with much pain and discomfort, but also incomparable rewards.
The Green Game  | Open: 03/29/07 Close: 04/22/07
An exciting and thoroughly enjoyable evening of singing, dancing, story, love, romance, espionage, traitors, and music about con artists, dirty wars, greed and money. This is a beautifully wrought tale, accompanied by a delightful blend of new and old music, and extravagant dance routines. You will leave the theater "singing the tunes." Presented by La Muse Venale Acting Troupe, a daring and exciting, new non-profit theater company that keeps ticket prices low. For press or industry comps, contact the producer at: lamusevenale@gmail.com.
Broken Journey  | Open: 11/12/05 Close: 12/10/05
An empty gax tank bring three people together of an unhabited stretch of highway. Troy, a curious biker; Andre, a wealthy young bachelor; and Chloe, Andre's adventerous girlfriend. When police arrive on the scene within hours, an inexplicable act of violence has taken place. Interrogations of the participants - and of Mrs. Millwood, a local clairvoyant - only add to the ambiguity. Was the violence deliberate or accidental, was rape involved and who did what to whom? An adaptation of the Akutagawa story "In A Grove" and the Kurosawa film Rashomon.
Murder in the First  | Open: 04/07/05 Close: 04/24/05
Based on actual events, and adapted from the motion picture of the same name, MURDER IN THE FIRST is the story of a passionate, young attorney who must prove that one criminal's cruel treatment during three years in Alcatraz turned him into a vicious killer. Through his defense, he uncovers the surprising truths that ultimately lead to the closing of the most notorious correctional institution in human history
Three One-act Plays  | Open: 01/21/05 Close: 01/23/05
Our Time Theatre Company provides an environment free from ridicule where young people who stutter discover the joy of creating and performing original theatre. Their o One-Act Play Program, showcases the works of three senior members of the teen company, write and direct their own one-act plays to be performed by professional actors.

The program this year is as follows:

EVICTING YOURSELF, written and directed by Corom Buksha (16 years old), comically examines the life of a 27 year old trying to escape from under the thumb of his controlling parents.

A BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT 2 FRIENDS, written and directed by Linda Gjonbalaj (18 years old), is a modern musical romantic comedy that reunites life time friends after four years apart, who realize that in this day and age, good old fashion courting is still the best way to a woman's heart.

ELECTION NIGHT, written and directed by David Nachman (17 years old), takes place behind the scenes on election night, as the Democratic Presidential candidate rehearses his acceptance speech and concession speech.

Each performance ends in a Q & A with the teen writers/directors.