Bernie West Theatre at Baruch College

Todays Date: 12/07/19
Last Update: 07/16/10 10:35:32 AM

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Address: 17 Lexington Ave
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Location: Take the 6 train to 23rd Street

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Hunter Gatherers  | Open: 07/20/10 Close: 08/12/10
Pam and Richard are hosting their best friends, Wendy and Tom, for their annual dinner get-together. An animal sacrifice kicks off the evening, followed by a little more sex, violence, deception, revelations, wrestling and dancing than previous years. A darkly comic evening where the line between civilized and primal man is blurred. The Los Angeles Times referred to Nachtrieb's as "sharply crafted dialogue" that " follows in Edward Albee's footsteps, peeling away layers of well-mannerred repression and hyprocisy as the foursome succumb to their basest impulses."

Estrella  | Open: 11/04/05 Close: 11/20/05
A new play that deals with the haves and the have-nots, the disparity of middle-class America compared with refugees from Third World countries, in this case, El Salvador.

In "Estrella," the story centers around two women: the characters of Lisa and Estrella. The two women first meet in the early 1980s when Estrella, a refugee from the civil war in El Salvador, finds sanctuary in the child Lisa's church/safe haven in Arizona. Years later, when Lisa is a young idealist fresh from law school, Estrella comes back into her life, appearing on Lisa's doorstep and demanding that the young woman take her back to El Salvador to die. As Lisa grapples with Estrella's request, as well as the homeless woman's failing health and psyche, she revisits memories of growing up in a "sanctuary church," and the struggles of politics and faith, love and war, that defined her young life. In a larger sense, "Estrella" examines the meanings of sanctuary, hope, and freedom as it moves between these two periods in history and reveals how they affect the two women.
Ivanov  | Open: 05/20/05 Close: 06/08/05
IVANOV shows the struggles of a man fighting with his own depression as he embarks on an affair with a much younger woman after his wife dies. Ivanov looks to the younger woman to cure him of his emotional crisis, only to find out too late that she cannot save him.
Shoe Palace Murray  | Open: 04/06/05 Close: 04/24/05
Shoe Palace Murray is set on August 26, 2006, the day of Rudolf Valentino's funeral. The action takes place at I. Miller, a shoe story on West 46th Street that was world renowned for supplying footwear for both Broadway shows and fashionable ladies of the time. Amongst the aspiring starlets, Mafia molls and mourning movie stars, we meet slick show salesman Murray Howard and his sidekick Benny Vogel. In the store, Murray devises a comical get-rich-quick scheme involving a failing Broadway show, a wanton starlet, a jealous mobster and the seduction of a female accountant, all of follow his dream of opening a show palace of his very own.

music by Jeff Layton