Workshop Theater

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Bleach Blonde Betty  | Open: 03/13/13 Close: 03/24/13
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CAT ON MY HEAD PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Tom Kelly’s BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY, with original music by the award-winning Allison Leyton-Brown and directed by Dan Patrick Brady.BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY play a limited engagement at the Workshop Theater (316 West 35th Street, 4th Fl.). Performances begin Thursday, March 14 and continue until Sunday, March 24. Opening Night is Thursday, March 14 (8 p.m.). Press are invited to all performances.

Betty is a writer rapidly going nowhere but to work as a waitress.  Betty likes Sammy, the security guard at the New Modern Museum of Art.  Mystic is Betty’s stripper roommate.  She introduces Betty to her new boyfriend, Bobby.  Betty LOVES Bobby.  Bobby is suddenly interested in Betty.  He suggests to Betty a way for them to realize the life they want:  use Sammy to steal a painting from the Museum.  Along the way they will have to battle the Jersey Mob, a serial killer, an ex-con art thief, and the general chaos of their own conscience.  BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY asks the one major question in life:  what would you do for love? 

The production stars Karen Stanion (Reasons to Live, Provincetown Theatre) as Betty, Joe Diomede (award-winning actor for the film Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens) as Bobby, Kristen Lazzarini  as Mystic, John Lenartz (Bdwy: Inherit the Wind) as Sammy, Stacy Ann Strang as Anna/Denise, Ryan Lee (Side Man, EST) as Nathaniel, Gregory Kostal as Harold and Richard Kent Green as Frank.

The production features scenic and lighting design by Lauren Parrish, and costume design by Lucy Goldberg. Lauren Parrish is the production manager, DeLisa White is the sound designer and Laura Hirschberg is the production stage manager.

BLEACHED BLONDE BETTY plays the following regular schedule through Sunday, March 24: 

 Thursdays at 8 p.m. 
 Fridays at 8 p.m. 
 Saturdays at 8 p.m. 
 Sundays at 2 p.m. 

There are two additional performances: Tuesday 3/19 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday 3/20 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are 18 and are now available online at workshoptheater.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance. 

Running Time: 90 minutes, one intermission

Website: workshoptheater.org
Protected  | Open: 04/26/12 Close: 05/19/12
WorkShop Theater Company (Scott C. Sickles, Artistic Director, Jeff Paul, Managing Director) will revive the 2009 FringeNYC hit, Protected, by playwright Timothy Scott Harris, April 26-May 17 in their Main Stage Theater (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 4th Floor).The production will be directed by Thomas Coté and will feature Dee Dee Friedman* (Bella in the National Tour of Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers), Cam Kornman* (The Book of Ted with WorkShop), Jeff Paul* (Interchange with WorkShop), Bill Tatum* (Jeffrey Sweet’s Bluff at 78th Street Theatre Lab), and Matt Walker* (Stress Positions at FringeNYC). The Creative Team will include Set Design by Craig Napoliello, Costume Design by Joanie Schumacher, and Sound Design by Sean Singer. The production will be Stage Managed by Michael Palmer*. *Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

After entering into the witness protection program, Langley is forced to leave his life and memories behind for a new identity. Feeling isolated and alone, he desperately wants to connect with the people around him, but is held back by his secrets. Will an obsessive-compulsive germaphobe and a drag queen help him to release his fears, and even give him a second chance at love?


About the Company: Workshop Theater Company

Now in its 13th season, the WorkShop Theater Company specializes in the development of new plays. The company also nurtures the talents of actors, playwrights and directors with the presentation of readings and workshops as well as fully staged plays, and musicals. The company’s two-theater complex on 36th Street includes the 65-seat main stage theater and the 35-seat Jewel Box theater. The award-winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND, began as the stage play “THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN” by ALLAN KNEE presented by the WorkShop Theater Company in 1998. The WorkShop has also presented premiere productions of the plays “Angel Wings” by Murray Schisgal (who is best known for “Luv” and the screenplay of Tootsie) and “1348” by Tom Dulack (author of the Off-Broadway hit “Breaking Legs”). For more information on the WorkShop Theater Company and their 2007 season lineup, please visit www.workshoptheater.org.

Ha!  | Open: 03/30/12 Close: 04/14/12
HA! is a trio of Rich Orloff’s most popular and acclaimed one-act comedies.  The three plays have had a total of over 300 productions in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.  Each of the three comedies has been published in the annual Best American Short Plays anthology. 

HA!includes:

Oedi, a parody of Oedipus Rex, focuses on the overlooked fact that if Oedipus married his mother, then she had to be old enough to be his mother. 

The News From St. Petersburg, a Chekhovian spoof set in 1905 Russia, examines the effect of a rumor on an aristocratic couple, their doctor, and an overworked and temporarily overjoyed serf. 

The Whole Shebangasks, “What if the entire universe was just a college student’s masters thesis on another dimension?”  When the student’s roommate picks up the wrong two humans to be visual aids at the student’s presentation, the value of the project becomes highly questionable.  The Whole Shebang was televised on A&E’s General Motors Playwrights Theatre in the mid-1990s and boasted a cast of Mark-Linn Baker, Teri Garr, Martin Mull and Marian Seldes.  Since then the play has been published in two anthologies and had over 150 productions in nine countries.  It will next be performed in Frankfurt in May.

The cast of HA!, each of whom plays multiple roles, includes Jarel Davidow (The Love List), Anne Fizzard (Verbatim Verboten), Gerrianne Raphael (Broadway: Man of La Mancha,  Hallelujah, Baby!) Mike Smith Rivera (nominated, Best Supporting Actor Strawberry One-Act Festival), and Evan Thompson (Broadway: Ivanov, 1776, An American Daughter).

The creative team includes Ric Sechrest (director), Meagan Miller-McKeever (scenic and prop design), Holly Rihn (costume design) and Richard Kent Green (lighting design). Kate Dial is stage manager, and Jessi Blue Gormezano is production manager.

Produced by The WorkShop Theater and the Foolish Theatre Company.

The Navigator  | Open: 02/09/12 Close: 03/03/12
Your GPS tells you how to get where you’re going, but what if it could tell you more? Dave has fallen on hard times. He’s out of work, drowning in debt, and his wife is threatening to leave him. Then suddenly his car’s navigation system starts giving him the answers… to everything.  

WorkShop Theater Company will revive their New York Innovative Theatre Award winning production of Eddie Antar’s The Navigator, February 9-March 3 in their Main Stage Theater (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 4th Floor). The production will be directed by Outstanding Direction Award winner Leslie Kincaid Burby and will feature Kelly Anne Burns* (nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role), Nicole Taylor* (nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role), Joseph Franchini* and Michael Gnat* (2009 nytheatre.com Person of the Year). The creative team will include Sound Design by Quentin Chiappetta (nominated for Outstanding Sound Design), Lighting Design by Duane Pagano (winner for Outstanding Lighting Design), and Set Design by Jen Varbalow.

*Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association

The Navigator received a developmental Play in Process production in the Jewel Box Theater in 2010. With only a $300 budget the show swept the New York Innovative Theatre Awards with eight nominations, including Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Original Full-Length Script. The Navigator was the most nominated show at the 2011 New York Innovative Theatre Awards.

Costa Rehab  | Open: 11/03/11 Close: 11/19/11
 

MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS

Proudly Presents the World Premiere of

 

“[Rich Rubin] brings surprising humor..and sensitivity” to Alzheimer’s Disease. – Oregonian (Assisted Living)

 

Hilarious, moving and Simonesque.” – Neil Simon Festival (Assisted Living)

 

“Quick-witted and fecking hilarious.” – Off-Off-Off Theatre (Hamlet in Hiding)

 

“Wicked Twist of a play.” –Sydney Short & Sweet Festival (Maid/Man)

 

“A great play … frank, funny and timely.” – Trustus Theater Company Playwright Competition (Costa Rehab)

 

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“I dunno who the fuck I am anymore.  And then it gets worse … ‘cause sometimes I do know.”– Davis (in Costa Rehab)

 

Written by

RICH RUBIN

 

Starring

PETER CAPPELLO*

SARAH CHANEY*

LOUISE FLORY

RACHEL MCPHEE*

JACOB THORNHILL*

NICHOLAS URDA*

 

Directed by SHELLY FELDMAN

 

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

NOVEMBER 3 – 19, 2011 AT THE WORKSHOP THEATER

 

OPENING NIGHT IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 AT 8 P.M.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT MTWORKS.ORG

 

MAIEUTIC THEATER WORKS (MTWorks)is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Rich Rubin’s COSTA REHAB, directed by Shelly Feldman. COSTA REHAB will play a three-week limited engagement at the Workshop Theater (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). Performances begin Thursday, November 3 and continue through Saturday, November 19. Opening Night is Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.).

 

 

Wheeler and Corso, two injured Iraq War veterans, recuperate in the rehab unit of a stateside Army hospital. Their friendship is based on a profane camaraderie and a shared, if unstated, experience of war. Both men, however, are bored and sliding towards burnout, worn down by the weight of their injuries and the impersonal face of the Army bureaucracy. The arrival of Davis, a third injured vet, serves to rejuvenate the other two soldiers, providing them with a fresh, if unconventional, mission to focus on. Their subversive quest on Davis’ behalf leads to a renewed sense of hope for all three of them.

 

 

Featuring Nicholas Urda* (Kidnapping Laura Linney) and MTWorks Company Members Peter Cappello*Sarah Chaney*Louise FloryRachel McPhee* (Vieux Carre, directed by Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton) and Jacob Thornhill* (Mr. Roberts alongside Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster, directed by Tony Award nominee Robert Longbottom).

 

COSTA REHABis produced by Martha Goode (Bdwy’s The Miracle Worker) and features scenic and costume design by Craig Napoliello, lighting design by Dan Gallagher. London Griffith is the production stage manager.

 

COSTA REHABplays the following regular schedule through Saturday, November 19:

 

 Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  – Talk-Back Tuesdays with Special Guests leading a panel

 Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

 Thursdays at 7 p.m.

 Fridays at 8 p.m.

 Saturdays at 8 p.m. 

 

Ticketsare $18 (veterans $12; students/seniors $15) and are now available online at www.mtworks.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater’s box office ½ hour prior to performance.

 

Running Time:90 minutes, no intermission

 

Website: www.mtworks.org

 

Workshop Theater(312 W 36th St, 4th Floor)

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

SHELLY FELDMAN (Director) is an Israeli born actress and director. In Israel she was a member of the Haifa Theater, where she directed and performed in many classical and contemporary plays and also led the Theater’s improv troupe.  Along with her theatrical work, Shelly embarked on a successful film and television career, receiving a Best Actress award for her role in the short film The Orthodox Way. She went on to become the managing director of the Israeli SAG, where she created a program in which children in underprivileged neighborhoods received free acting classes and attended theatre and film screenings for free. NYC favorite credits include Dean/Don which she co-wrote with her husband for the Ensemble Studio Theater; the Off-Broadway One-woman show DAI (U/S); the leading role in Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at the New York International Fringe Festival. As a former soldier in the Israeli army, she found it easy to connect with the dark humor of Costa Rehab and the knowledge that the fight for your life doesn't end when you leave battlefield. She's a member of MTWorks.

 

RICH RUBIN (Playwright) his plays have been produced throughout the U. S., including theaters in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. Internationally, his work has been staged in Berlin, Sydney, Singapore and the U. K. Rich’s play Assisted Living was a co-winner of the Neil Simon Festival’s inaugural New Play Contest and had a staged reading at the Festival’s Heritage Center Theater (Cedar City, UT) in August 2011. Assisted Living previously received productions at the Adobe Theater (Albuquerque, NM) in 2009 and Sandy Actors Theater (Sandy, OR) in 2011. It was a finalist in the Long Beach (CA) Playhouse 2008 New Works Festival and a semifinalist in the Firehouse Theater (Richmond, VA) 2009 Festival of New American Plays. Rich’s most recent play, Marilyn/MISFITS/Miller, about the breakup of the storied marriage of Arthur Miller to Marilyn Monroe, was selected as a finalist for the 2011 Julie Harris Playwright Award as well as a semifinalist for both the 2011 Eugene O’Neill Conference and the 2011 Playwrights First Award of the National Arts Club. A physician by training, Rich served in the U. S. Army Medical Corps from 1972-1976. He is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and is currently a member of the volunteer teaching faculty at the Oregon Health and Science University. Rich is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Portland’s Nameless Playwrights, a group of Oregon playwrights over the age of sixty.
 

Maieutic Theatre Works (MTWorks), is an award-winning not-for-profit theatre company based in NYC that premieres distinctive new plays, bringing Broadway caliber to Off-Off Broadway audiences since 2006. Now home to both emerging and established theater professionals, MTWorks' mission is to birth new plays inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York.

 

Past productions include FLASHBACKS a 5th year anniversary celebration at the June Havoc Theater, directed by David Stallings; David Stallings’ The Family Shakespeare at the June Havoc Theater, directed by Antonio Minino; The 2011 National NewBorn Festival hosted by The City College of New York; Underworld IV hosted by Tym Moss (TalkRadio's Artists Exposed) at The Triad NYC (Benefit); Cody Daigle’s A Home Across the Ocean at Theatre Row, directed by Cristina Alicea; Carol Carpenter’s Good Lonely People at The Robert Moss Theatre (Winner of 3 Planet Connections Theatre Awards; Best Supporting Actress, Best New Playwright, Activist Award), directed by Diánna Martin; David Stallings’ Barrier Island at Center Stage NY, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2010 National NewBorn Festival at Asya Geisberg Studio, various directors; Underworld: Duets, hosted by Tony nominee Willy Falk (Miss Saigon) at The Triad NYC (Benefit) ; 4 Variations of Mee at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, various directors; Louise Flory's Look After You at The SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC 09), directed by David Stallings; Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath at The Arclight Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2009 National NewBorn Festival at The ArcLight Theater, various directors; Into the Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music, hosted by Katie Adams & Julie Bieber (Wicked) at The Triad NYC (Benefit); David Stallings' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at The Connelly Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea (FringeNYC 08); Cody Daigle's Providence at The Rock Theatre, directed by Ian Crawford; Underworld: A Night With Broadway's Understudies, hosted by Law Tarello (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) at The D-Lounge (Benefit); The 2008 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; David Stallings's Arpeggio at The 45th Street Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2007 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; and David Stallings’ Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs at The Rock Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea. www.mtworks.org

 

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Listings Information:

Who: MAIEUTIC THEATER WORKS (MTWorks

What: Rich Rubin’sCOSTA REHAB, directed by Shelly Feldman

Where: Workshop Theater (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor)

When: Thursday, November 3 and continue through Saturday, November 19;  Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m.  | Thursdays at 7 p.m.  | Fridays at 8 p.m. | Saturdays at 8 p.m. 

How: Ticketsare $18 (veterans $12; students/seniors $15) and are now available online at www.mtworks.org or by calling 866-811-4111

BridgeBoy  | Open: 02/24/11 Close: 03/06/11

BRIDGEBOY

Matthew Keuter’s comedy about life and its (unavoidable) lessons premieres February 24 – March 6, 2011

Presented by The Active Theater at The Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, fourth floor.

 

New York City – "What happens when trusting your gut doesn’t turn out the way you intended?”

That’s the main question in this latest work by Matthew Keuter. In this clever comedy, Trevor (David Ojala) is at a turning point in his life:

WHEN did his fiancée stop wearing his ring?

WHERE did his father disappear to?

WHAT is going to happen to the bar his family owns?

HOW can he still trust his family? ... and

WHY is the mysterious woman he meets under the bridge so eerily accurate about the events of his life?

These and other questions will be answered for 12 performances only at The Workshop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, fourth floor.

Light is always shed a little darker when you spend so much time under a bridge.

 

Directed by Jason Podplesky and Nathaniel Shaw, the cast includes Anthony Inneo (Broadwayʼs Cyranoand A Chorus Line), Catherine Curtin (Love, Janisand ABC-TV’s The Guiding Light), Rhyn McLemore, Michael Andrew Daly, Mary Jo Mecca, Lisa Altomare, and James Judy. Creative team includes Craig Napoliello (setting), Yuriy Nayer (lighting), Matthew Kessler (costumes), Jacob Subotnick (sound), and Meagan Miller-McKeever (properties). Rebecca Lynne serves as assistant director and Kerri J. Lynch is production stage manager. BRIDGEBOY is an Equity Showcase.

 

WHAT: BRIDGEBOY by Matthew Keuter

WHERE: The Workshop Theater

WHEN:            February 24 @ 7pm

                        February 25 @ 8pm

                        February 26 @ 3pm & 8pm

                        February 27 @ 3pm

                        February 28 @ 7pm

                        March 2 @ 7pm

                        March 3 @ 7pm

                        March 4 @ 8pm

                        March 5 @ 3pm & 8pm

                        March 6 @ 3pm

 

HOW MUCH:   $18 – general seating

 

For further information or to make reservations, please contact The Active Theater at 646.239.6668 or www.TheActiveTheater.com.

Get S.o.m.!  | Open: 05/10/09 Close: 05/23/09
Theatre of the Small-Eyed Bear, a new repertory theatre company formed by the union of Theatre of the Expendable, Small Pond Entertainment, and Cross-Eyed Bear Productions will present GET S.O.M.! at The Workshop Theater in midtown Manhattan, May 10-30. In today’s declining economy it’s getting harder and harder for indie theatre companies to be able to afford to produce their work in New York City. These three companies have banded together to share production costs, performance space, design teams, and resources to present a month long repertory merger of three bold new plays, Squiggy and the Goldfish by Lenny Schwartz, Ore, or Or by Duncan Pflaster, and Mare Cognitum by David McGee (S.O.M.).


The creative team for GET S.O.M.! includes Wilburn Bonnell (Lighting Design), Jesse L. Hathaway (Props Design), Jennifer Raskopf (Costume Design), Elisha Schaefer (Set Design), Jared M. Silver (Sound Design), and Norah Turnham (Production Manager).

Theatre of the Expendable presents
Mare Cognitum
By David McGee
Directed by Jesse Edward Rosbrow
Featuring Devon Caraway, Justin Howard, and Kyle Walter
Previews Saturday, May 9 at 6pm & Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm
Opening Night Friday, May 15 at 7pm
Saturday, May 16 at 4:15pm, Sunday, May 17 at 7pm, Thursday, May 21 at 8pm, Saturday, May 23 at 1pm & 9:15pm, Sunday, May 24 at 4:15pm, Wednesday, May 27 at 8pm, Friday May 29 at 9:45pm, and Saturday, May 30 at 7pm.


A country on the brink of war. A city wracked by ineffectual protests. An extraordinarily odd job interview. Faced with such perils, three young idealists do the only thing they can: fly to the Moon in a homemade rocketship.


David McGee (Playwright) Over and Over; Mare Cognitum (Theatre of the Expendable/FringeNYC 2008; original workshop Spring Fever Festival 2007); Bridges (Garage Ensemble 2008); Thanksgiving! A! Pageant! and Sex, Lies, and February: A Pageant (Ad Nauseum Lyceum 2007-2008); Chess'd! (Spring Fever Festival 2007); The Very End of the Whole Entire World (Thee Theatre Reading Series 2006); Burning Cities Project: Vulcanalia (Dreamscape/FringeNYC 2006). www.davidmcgee.com


Jesse Edward Rosbrow (Director) the New York premiere of Vaçlav Havel's Audience, Unveiling, Protest (John Housman Studio Theater); Mare Cognitum (Theatre of the Expendable/FringeNYC 2008); Three Sisters, Dick 2 (a.k.a. Richard II), 6:1 (Theatre of the Expendable); Fallout (a radio play by David McGee, The Dreamscape Theatre). Other companies he's worked with include: The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Roundtable Ensemble, Quo Vadimus Arts, Beacon Productions. Jesse is also an experienced producer. He received a BA from Vassar College, where he studied Drama (mostly directing) and Classics (mostly dead guys). Jesse is TotE's Artistic Director.


Small Pond Entertainment presents
Squiggy and the Goldfish
By Lenny Schwartz
Directed by Michael Roderick
Featuring Dana Aber*, Elyse Ault, Eric C. Bailey*, Joshua Breslow*, Jonathan Miles*, Sarah Novotny, Joe Testa*, and Katrina Ylimaki.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity. Showcase approval pending.
Previews Sunday, May 10 at 2pm & Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm
Opening Night Friday, May 15 at 9:15pm
Saturday, May 16 at 6:30pm, Sunday, May 17 at 1pm, Tuesday, May 19 at 8pm, Friday, May 22 at 6:30pm, Saturday, May 23 at 3:15pm, Sunday, May 24 at 6:30pm, Thursday, May 28 at 8pm, and Saturday, May 30 at1pm & 9:15pm.


Squiggy has a lot of problems. His home life is rough, his love life sucks, and his goldfish has just started talking to him. But things are about to change. In the play of Squiggy's life, he's about to make some cuts. Will he find the answers he's looking for or will he end up at the bottom of the goldfish bowl?


Lenny Schwartz (Playwright) A graduate of Rhode Island College, Lenny's plays include. The Scarecrow, Time Thirteen, and The Wire Game amongst others. In 1999 He formed Daydream Theatre Company (Providence RI) with his wife Sara and co-partner Jim Belanger, a venture which is still going strong in RI to this very day. More recently, Lenny's play The Scarecrow had it's New York debut in 2008 produced by Small Pond Entertainment in New York City, a play that earned The Motif Magazine award for "Best New Work." Lenny currently resides in North Scituate RI.


Michael Roderick (Director) As Artistic Director of Small Pond Entertainment, Michael has produced over 40 shows and is currently associate producer of ROOMS: A Rock Romance Off Broadway as well as The New Hopeville Comics Off Broadway. He holds a BA in Secondary Ed English and Theatre performance from Rhode Island College and an MA from NYU in Educational Theatre Colleges and Communities. Michael also teaches English at LaSalle Academy where he is the head of the drama program. He has written 15 plays and his plays I'll do it Tomorrow, PROPS, and The Disruptive, Discursive, Delusions of Donald have been featured in the Best American Short Plays published by Applause books. He also blogs daily at http://oneproducerinthecity.typepad.com


Cross-Eyed Bear Productions presents
Ore, or Or
By Duncan Pflaster
Directed by Laura Moss
Featuring E. Calvin Ahn*, Elizabeth Erwin*, Clara Barton Green, Rachel Lin, Shawn McLaughlin, and Robert Torigoe*. *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity.
Previews Sunday, May 10 at 6pm & Thursday, May 14 at 7pm,
Opening Night Saturday, May 16 at 1pm & 9:15pm
Sunday, May 17 at 3:45pm, Wednesday, May 20 at 8pm, Friday, May 22 at 9:15pm, Saturday, May 23 at 6pm, Sunday, May 24 at 1pm, Tuesday, May 26 at 8pm, Friday, May 29 at 6:30pm, and Saturday, May 30 at 3:45pm.


A zen exploration of the gap between truth and convenient fictions that employs the known facts about General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his legendary gold to illuminate the tangled love lives of four disaffected New Yorkers trying to ignore their pasts.


Duncan Pflaster (Playwright) is the author of several plays, most recently Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, which had its Multi-Award-Winning, critically acclaimed production in the 2008 Midtown International Theater Festival, and Admit Impediments which premiered as part of the MITF's first "Next Step” Developmental Series in 2007. He won the Spotlight On award for "Best New Script" 2 years running, for the existential comedy Eternity: Time Without End, and for an earlier staged reading of Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants in 2006. Other plays include The Thyme of the Season, The Wastes of Time, Dik and Jayne Are Not The Same, Sleeping in Tomorrow (nominated for a 2004 Spotlight On award), Amazing Dædalus, the book and lyrics for the pansexual soap opera musical Eskimo (music by Adam Rabin of the band “Mailbox”), and the drag queen Alice In Wonderland adaptation Wilder & Wilder. He was chosen for the 2nd Small Pond Producer Sprint (2 weeks to put up an hour of material), where he developed his ten-minute plays The Fugly Train, First to Fall Asleep, and Hold thy Peace, Thou Knave. His one-act Patrick and Lisa’s Wedding was produced September 2008 by DeBaun Center for the Performing Arts, as part of the Hudson County One-act Festival. Coming soon- the vampire play Suckers in the first annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, June 2009. www.duncanpflaster.com


Laura Moss (Director) A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Laura is the current artistic director of Quo Vadimus Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to cross-cultural exchange. Theatrical directing credits include: Dreamboy (Manhattan Theatre Source), Diagnosis Jew Pain (w/ Michael Feldman NY, SF Fringe), Descent (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, AD), Women and Wallace (Ambitious Theatre Co.), and Death and the Maiden (Meisner Theater). Laura has performed her own work in The 9/11 Project (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Burning Cities (NY Fringe Festival). She is currently working with writing partner Michael Feldman on The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Musical.

Vaudeville Nouveau  | Open: 12/13/08 Close: 01/04/09
Vaudeville Is Back and it Wants to Buy You a Drink!

After decades of plying their wares in dive bars and seedy back-alley clubs, vaudeville is back and making a triumphant return to its classic venue: The Stage!

Bringing vaudeville into the light for a whole new generation, Richard Kent Green and Nelson Lugo, in association with the WorkShop Theater Company, proudly present “VAUDEVILLE NOUVEAU an Extravaganza of Burlesque Proportions”. VAUDEVILLE NOUVEAU is a brand new monthly late-night variety show that will feature a rotating cast of musicians, jugglers, freaks, illusionists, ecdysiasts, escapists, sideshow artists, comedians, ventriloquists and a whole lot more! With its ever-changing line-up of guest artists, VAUDEVILLE NOUVEAU strives to present the most unique and entertaining novelty acts available. Every show is jam packed with side-splitting comedy, jaw dropping stunts, rocking music and scantily-clad burlesque beauties. Served up with tongues firmly planted in cheek, one never knows what new and strange acts will appear on the VAUDEVILLE NOUVEAU stage. But one thing is certain, it will be amusing, amazing and unforgettable.
 

VAUDEVILLE NOUVEAU is a late-night show that is scheduled to run once a month on Saturday the ‘teenth. As a mnemonic reminder, VAUDEVILLE NOUVEAU will perform on Saturdays which have dates ending in “teenth” (13th, 14th, …19th). Tickets are only 15 dollars, beer and wine are served, and the first drink is FREE. Dates, times and talent line-up information can all be accessed online at either VaudevilleNouveau.com or at workshoptheater.org

To Barcelona!  | Open: 10/11/08 Close: 10/26/08
IGNITED STATES PRODUCTION COMPANY is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of TO BARCELONA! Written by Michael Niederman, and directed by Elyzabeth Gorman. TO BARCELONA! Will play a limited engagement at The Workshop Theater, NY (312 West 36th Street, 4th Fl.). Performances begin Saturday, October 11 and continue through Sunday, October 26.

A mile from the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, three New Yorkers indulge in their final night of drunken revelry before they kill, and possibly die, for their ideals. By morning they will know just how much they are willing to sacrifice for their utopia. Set at the high water mark of American activism, To Barcelona! tells the story of idealistic young men, struggling to make their ideology conform with their own human needs.
The production features scenic design by Blair Mielnik, costume design by David Withrow, lighting design by David Bengali and sound design by Martha Goode. Stephanie Tucci is the Prop Master and Christie Love Santiago is the stage manager.

Weird  | Open: 09/24/08 Close: 10/04/08
"WEIRD" follows the story of Doreen (Clare Patterson), a young, Catholic-college freshman who inadvertently discovers she has a powerful desire to spank her roommate Jill (Alexandra Devin). After searching for a way to get cured of this "WEIRD" problem, including a consultation with her psychology professor, Lawrence Havemayer (Fred Velde), Doreen reaches out to an online confidante, earthy novelist Vancouver Pengirl (Christine Verleny), who guides Doreen to the "Spanks-A-Lot Chat Forum." She gets advice and support from the chat room moderator, Le Chavalier, and more than one playful threat of a good spanking from web denizens Leatherman (Nelson Lugo) and Rosey-Bottom (Sauda Jackson). Life on campus turns scandalous when Doreen learns Le Chevalier's real identity and accidently spills the beans to her roommate, Jill (Alexandra Devin), who just happens to be dating the sensationalistic editor of the student paper.
Intimate Exchanges  | Open: 07/28/08 Close: 08/02/08
Selected scenes from Ayckbourn's quintessential British comedy.
Trapped in a sterile marriage, Celia seeks solace elsewhere, but her desire to escape from the humdrum is not as straightforward or rewarding as she hopes. The testosterone-charged odd-job man, Lionel, seems a highly attractive proposition for the love-starved Celia. Her antics, however, threaten to increase the stress levels of her suspicious husband, Toby, whilst Lionel's long-suffering partner, Sylvie, is reaching the end of her tether.
A tour-de-force for the two actors, Kay Francksen and Andrew Ellison.
Scandal in Manhattan  | Open: 07/20/08 Close: 07/30/08
Scandal In Manhattan - A Comedy by Bobby Holder
Scandal in Manhattan is a "romantical" comedy that twists and turns like a farcical murder mystery.
This laugh-out-loud journey is moved along swiftly by the acts
and yearnings of a flamboyant front-desk supervisor at a mid-town Manhattan hotel,
who is continuously being overwhelmed by his straight staff and his "questionably straight" guests.
All hell, lust, and love break loose when a young handsome gentlemen and an impatient southern woman,
accused of killing her father with roach poison, arrive to check-in.
The hotel and the play are packed full of peculiar characters,
each completing a comical life journey, as they each ask the question:
"Who Killed Daddy?"
Scandal in Manhattan  | Open: 07/20/08 Close: 07/30/08
Scandal in Manhattan is a "romantical" comedy that twists and turns like a farcical murder mystery.
This laugh-out-loud journey is moved along swiftly by the acts
and yearnings of a flamboyant front-desk supervisor at a mid-town Manhattan hotel,
who is continuously being overwhelmed by his straight staff and his "questionably straight" guests.
All hell, lust, and love break loose when a young handsome gentlemen and an impatient southern woman,
accused of killing her father with roach poison, arrive to check-in.
The hotel and the play are packed full of peculiar characters,
each completing a comical life journey, as they each ask the question:
"Who Killed Daddy?"
Learn Me My Need  | Open: 06/20/08 Close: 06/28/08
"In a rough high school in New York City everyone needs something but no one seems to know where to get it. Teachers turn to students, students turn to teachers, and teachers turn to each other but someone is always left empty-handed."

Learn Me My Need delves into the world of high school and all its players. Ms. Klay is a 10 year veteran of teaching who has been assigned Chrys, a wide-eyed student teacher, as her charge. Ms. Klay seems to take a deep delight in cautioning Chrys at every turn not to get personally involved with students and maintain authority above all. Yet Klay seems to be developing a soft spot or rather, a fierce love and protection for one young firestorm of a student, Manny, contradicting her own advice to Chrys, time and time again. As Manny's wildness grows and threatens others, a tornadao of people are drawn in and the struggle to calm him rages. Will anyone find the simple center of his fire or will everyone simply burn?

Still Lives  | Open: 04/04/08 Close: 04/19/08
Still Lives is a sexually charged story exploring the sometimes desperate longings of individuals trying to connect. Patrick, a visual artist, is haunted by his past. Sondra, looking for extra cash and a new place to live, has convinced him to use her as his model. Sondra quickly realizes that Patrick is not as interested in her amorous advances as he is in the lines and curves of her body but while he obsessively draws her, she slowly chips away at the carefully constructed walls Patrick is struggling to protect. Throughout, next-door neighbor Monica tries to salvage her marriage to Dragon, whose life is fading into a haze of drugs and fantasy, and the seductive, symbiotic twins, Cindy and Cheryl, help Sondra further insert herself into Patrick's life. By the time Sondra realizes she wants more from her relationship with Patrick, it's the twins who've become the object of his affection and Sondra's struggle to regain his attention leads to unintended consequences.
Domino Courts  | Open: 03/19/08 Close: 03/29/08
Set in Oklahoma during the Great Depression, the play depicts the reunion of two formerly famous bank robbers and their wives at a rural cabin. Floyd went straight and married Ronnie, the waitress. Roy joined a northern mob. The reunion turns into an ugly confrontation as the realities of their lives are revealed.
Because of Beth  | Open: 01/09/08 Close: 01/20/08
Small Pond Entertainment in association with Elana Gartner is pleased to present the world premiere production of Because of Beth, the Open Book 2007 Playwriting Competition finalist drama by Elana Gartner at the Workshop Theater's Mainstage. Clara Barton Green (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival winner Three Questions) directs.

Because of Beth explores the aftermath of Beth's death for the loved ones she left behind. Her feuding daughters, her estranged ex-husband and her overwhelmed fiancé seek to mourn her in their own way. Instead, they are forced to deal with one another and the complicated ties that bind them together because of Beth. How will they come to terms with their loss when secrets are fresh, plentiful and powerful?

Because of Beth stars Hyosun Choi (Steven Spielberg's TV show On the Lot), David Douglas* (Rome 9, Edinburgh International Theatre Festival), Susan Graham (National and International tours of Scooby Doo: Live in Stage Fright), George Raboni (Passing Fancy, Waverly Theatre) and Elizabeth Ruelas (A Midsummer Night's Dream, New England Shakespeare Festival tour). The design team includes Sean Tribble (set) and Solomon Weisbard (lighting). Amanda Cynkin serves as the stage manager.

*denotes a member of AEA. An Equity-approved showcase

The Night of Nosferatu  | Open: 09/28/07 Close: 10/13/07
England 1938: The promise of advancement sends real estate agent Jonathan Harker on a trip to Transylvania, despite his wife Mina's misgivings, to meet with the mysterious Count Nosferatu. But soon after his arrival, Jonathan realizes his life, indeed his very soul, is in terrible danger. For Nosferatu is one of the undead; a creature who can survive only by subsisting on the blood of the living. Sensing in Mina one who can understand the beauty of the night, Nosferatu intends to bring her into his world of eternal darkness. As Mina's dreams (and sleep-walking episodes) become more and more pronounced, she can only wait for the horr that is coming ever closer.

Presented by Rabbit Hole Ensemble, the tale is told in the style of movement-based theatre, the cast uses their bodies and intriguing voice manipulation to bring the foreboding story and settings to life - the latter including an insane asylum, a doomed ship on a fog-shrouded sea and Nosferatu's castle.

Based on the F.W. Murnau silent film Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, the cast will feature Danny Ashkenasi*, Matt W. Cody, Paul Daily, Tatiana Gomberg*, Emily Hartford and Ned Massey*. The production is an Equity showcase.

* - member of Actors' Equity

The Shadow-Pier  | Open: 07/16/07 Close: 08/05/07
A drama with classic film-noir overtones. In 1952, "The Shadow-Pier," a film about gangsters and star-crossed lovers is abruptly sized by the F.B.I. due to its "un-American" subject matter and possible Communist taint.

Fifty years later, the movie's creator is contacted by a mysterious man offering to sell him a copy of that long-lost film. Thus begins a dangerous game of cat and mouse, which quickly draws the F.B.I., who still has an interest in the matter, into the mix. And with almost everybody connected with the film having died under unhappy circumstances, "The Shadow-Pier" has acquired a "cursed" status among conspiracy buffs. But that can't really be true, or can it?

In a world where desiring something too much can be a very dangerous thing. sometimes the past is best left buried. Part of the Eighth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival

Love and Israel explores the human side of Israel through the eyes of different writers who have a personal relationship with the country. A series of funny, serious, sexy and soul-baring monologues are performed by an ensemble cast.

Presented by the Eighth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival and produced by Sissy Block and Ilana Lipski.

Featuring: Sissy Block, Nathan Brisby, Iuliana Gedo, Jordana Oberman, Mindy Raf, Avi Reinharz and Paul Weissman.

Stage Manager: Erica Sigmon

Take Me America  | Open: 07/16/07 Close: 08/04/07
Follow nine refugees in their quest for asylum in the US and the three INS agents who decide their fate. Do they stay or do they go? How would you decide? Get it wrong and you might as well sentence them to death...or worse. Inspired by true stories from the asylum process; stories of life and death. They are real, sometimes humorous, but always compelling.
The Molly Maguires  | Open: 07/17/07 Close: 08/04/07
In the coal mining towns of Pennsylvania, circa 1869, many Irish immigrants, dismayed at the brutal working conditions and the corrupt mine bosses (who usually had the local law and the courts in their back pockets), joined a secret society known as the Molly Maguires, which made their point via intimidation, violence, arson, and murder. Inspired by actual events, John Kearns's drama examines this period in history whose themes relate strongly to topical issues of today such as terrorism, immigration, corporate greed, and an inflammatory media..
DupleX  | Open: 07/16/07 Close: 08/04/07
There's no doubt that we live in greedy times, and it is no accident that Scott Brooks' new play is set in a Manhattan apartment for rent. The American dream of working hard and getting rich somewhere along the line has gotten abbreviated to just the "getting rich" part. But "found money" rarely has no strings attached.

Nick, a young man just "passing through" the real estate business by renting luxury apartments, one night decides to "crash" in a furnished duplex he's been showing. There he meets a mysterious woman who seems to have gotten the same idea. Before they have a chance to compare notes, they witness the brutal murder of a diamond salesman who somehow let himself right into the apartment. While the smart thing to do would be to call the police, the two strangers become complicit in the deed after greed drives them to hide the body and keep the diamonds for themselves. Soon, Nick finds himself in a game of nerves with grifters, killers and cops, where his dream of easy money becomes a prayer to stay alive.

Brooks' last work, "Bag Fulla Money", also directed by Viverito, and also looking at the theme of getting something for nothing, (albeit as a farce) was presented at the Clurman Theatre on New York's Theatre Row this past January.

Part of the Eighth Annual Midtown Theatre Festivla

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?  | Open: 07/18/07 Close: 08/02/07
A new production of the rarely produced Broadway smash about sex, stardom, and the silver screen! A novice reporter gets more than he bargained for when he interviews silver screen sex goddess Rita Marlowe in this devilishly funny satire, directed by Holly-Anne Ruggiero (Jersey Boys). Performances begin Wednesday, July 18 for a six-performance limited run through Thursday, August 2 at the WorkShop Theatre Mainstage (312 W 36th St., 4th floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Visit www.willsuccessspoilrockhunter.com.

The cast includes: Maria Teresa Creasey, Ed Crescimanni, Ryan Cross, Jennifer Danielle, Nick Mannix*, Tuck Milligan* (B'way:The Kentucky Cycle, The Herbal Bed, Equus), Eric Rubbe* (Blue Man Group), Morgan Sills* (Forever Plaid-natl. co) Costume design is by Maria Zamansky. Set Design & Props by Anne Goelz. Sound Design by Jana Hoglund. Hair design by Leah Loukas. The Production Stage Manager is Lauren Korba*.
*member AEA/an Equity Approved Showcase.

Webeime  | Open: 07/23/07 Close: 07/29/07
Produced by The Black Gents Of Hollywood

Featuring Lamman Rucker, Jay Jones, Eddie Lewis, Justin Biko, Layon Gray, Jason McGhee, Thom Scott, Donn Swaby

www.myspace.com/blackgents

Drama 90 minutes
7 Black Men One Story:
On death row one man searches his soul for inner peace before his execution while his subconscious ruminates on how he arrived at this place in time.
The play took Los Angeles by storm and will have its New York debut in the 8th Annual NEW YORK CITY MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

A Line in the Sand  | Open: 07/20/07 Close: 07/25/07
"A Line in the Sand" is a documentary-style, one-person play about the Columbine High School shootings. On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris shot and killed twelve students, a teacher, and themselves, as well as injuring twenty-three others. It was a defining moment in America's teen culture and our recent history. Personally, I needed to find out more about this massacre. After allowing for a six-month grieving process, I flew out to Littleton, Colorado to talk to members of the community. Over the span of a year, I spoke with more than sixty people including: injured students, a young woman who was friends with both the killers and one of the victims, the parents of the only black student who was murdered, police officers, the pastor at the scene, teachers, and reporters. Using their exact words, I create a tapestry of the tragedy that occurred in this upper middle class community. I incorporate the words of the killers by using text from videotapes they made prior to the massacre that was published in Time Magazine. I also use a video clip from 60 Minutes, during which an excerpt from the boys' private journals is read. There are twenty-three characters in the play.

This horrific moment in our history drew a line in the sand for our society. The people of the Columbine community express their concerns with how the modern world is progressing. Issues raised are accessibility to guns, parents' disassociation from their children, the effects of violent movies and video games, teasing, bullying, and the pressures of teen peer groups. One student recalls her experience in the library during the shootings. One mother deals with her grief by planting a piece of the sidewalk on which her son died in her garden. A pastor grapples with questions of faith and morality. A young girl expresses her confusion at having to decide which funeral to go to, the one for her friend the killer, or the one for her friend the victim.

Hamlet  | Open: 04/13/07 Close: 04/29/07
Take Wing And Soar Productions proudly presents Hamlet | Written By: William Shakespeare | Directed By: Elizabeth Swain | In a time of conflict, a voice from the grave will take a vengeful man to a place beyond sanity where only conspiracy and death await. Elizabeth Swain leads The TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they join Daytime Television Star Timothy D. Stickney as he takes on the role of Prince Hamlet, whose powerful feelings and mocking wit ill suit him for the task of vengeance.

Opening Night Gala:

Tuesday, April 17th @ 7:00pm

Transportation:
7th Ave | 1, 2, 3 train to 34th Street
8th Ave | A, C, E train to 34th Street
8th Ave | M10, M20 bus to 36th Street

Venue Information:

Box Office opens 1/2 hour before curtain
Concessions available during intermission

For Group Sales and Other Information: Call 212.696.6572

Intellectuals  | Open: 09/08/06 Close: 09/30/06
In INTELLECTUALS, mayhem ensues when a psychologist takes a "sabbatical" from her marriage to pursue her untapped feminine potential as a lesbian. Her spurned philosopher husband is left to concoct his own version of a romance with a much older woman in an effort to stoke his wife's jealousy. Their best friend, a romantically challenged gay film critic with a propensity for destroying his own relationships, is then entangled in their web of deceit. When cooler heads prevail, husband and wife confront the bigger question: Is their marriage worth saving?
Five Plays-in-Process, all of which have a WorkShop connection to the Samuel French One-Act Play Festival

Plays include:

Audience by Mick Stern, directed by Merry Beamer.
Anne Fizzard and Richard Kent Green play two strangers attending a play and discovering unusual casting choices.

Under The Apple Tree by Bob Manus.
Kevin Riefel helms this tale of marriage, movie trivia and the great outdoors. Liz Forst and the aforementioned Bob Manus star.

Crossed Wires by Tony Sportiello
Wende O'Reilly and Paul Singleton are siblings who discover the Internet not only divides, but can be conquered! directed by Kathy Gail MacGowa

Threat Level by Bob Manus and Timothy Scott Harris.
Two high school friends discover the world is not such a scary place.
Directed by David M. Pincus directs

The Power And The Glory by Le Wilhelm.
Merry Beamer leads Tracy Newirth and Wende O'Reilly through the paces in this play.

MentalPause - is it HOT in here or is it ME?  | Open: 07/22/06 Close: 08/06/06
Double Play Connections presents Margaret Liston in MENTALPAUSE - a wildly hormonal mood-swinging dance drama.

Is it HOT in HERE or is it ME? Come on a touching and entertaining voyage through one of life's less gentle passages - that wonderful time called Menopause. This one-woman show of dance, theatre and song will make you laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time, as it strips off the layers of denial and pokes fun at the trials and tribulations of losing control of body and mind. Directed by Merri Milwe

"filled with courage, anguish and humor...enlightening and inspiring at its best"- nytheatre.com

Caseload  | Open: 04/28/06 Close: 05/20/06
Set in the cold sterile halls of a treatment center somewhere outside New York City, "CASELOAD" follows eight patients from all walks of life who share one common goal: to pull themselves out of their various addictions.

There's Maggie, a young black woman from Harlem; Vinnie, a Harvard graduate from Bay Ridge; Sonia, a Puerto Rican secretary from the Lower East Side; Eddie, a small time drug dealer from the South Bronx; Fran, a white ex-street walker from East New York; Chaz, an African-American Julliard graduate; Emily, a former socialite from the Hamptons; and Tyrone, a thug from Bedford-Stuyvesant. All are challenged by their primary counselor, Adonis Collins, a former drug addict whose tough-love methods encourage recovery through spirituality. Treatment director Emma Thompson takes the by-the-books approach of recovery through bureaucratic standard.

CASELOAD attempts to answer questions of what methods work and whether or not the bureaucratic protocol is effective or harmful in treating addicts.

Miss Julie  | Open: 04/12/06 Close: 04/15/06
"Midsummer Eve! A time of innocent fun!" But when a rebellious young aristocrat seduces her father's valet, the evening becomes anything but. As the drama unfolds his pair of improbable lovers become increasingly more deperate as the counts arrival looms and the valet's fiance awakens. Mhari Sandoval directs a laconic production of Strindberg's misogynistic masterpiece, which proves "there is never a shortage of love, even if it doesn't last long". Lighting Design by Alyssa Humphries, publicity design by Shannon O'Brien.
Messiah  | Open: 03/30/06 Close: 04/08/06
Messiah, previously staged in 1983 at the Manhattan Theatre Club, follows a group of Jews in 1690 Poland who think they have found their messiah in the mysterious figure of Sabbatai Sevi. Rachel, a homely young woman, is swept up in the mass hysteria that erupts when her village, traumatized years before by marauding Cossacks, sacrifices everything in the name of this Sabbatai. As she is forced to confront her doubts and beliefs simultaneously, Rachel must ultimately choose between fantasy and reality.

Based upon fact, the black comedy speaks to religious fanaticism, blind faith and a community's hysterical belief in divine salvation.

Steal Away: The Living History of Harriet Tubman  | Open: 02/04/06 Close: 03/11/06
Using puppets and live actors, award-winning writer Rick Balian tells the story of one of America's greatest heroinesfrom her youth as a slave to her service on the Underground Railroad and her continuing efforts to help others in need throughout her lifetime. A native of Auburn, New York (where Harriet lived until her death) Balian's research for the play included dozens of interviews with Harriet's descendents and the curator of the Harriet Tubman home.

Steal Away is part of NPT's World Voices Program, which offers fables and folktales from different cultures for young audiences and their families. After the 30-minute performance, children will get to meet Harriet and learn about how Negro spirituals were actually used as coded messages for slaves escaping to freedom. They also get to learn two of the songs, and sing along with Harriet. The presentation concludes with an introduction to the puppets, who join the actors in the audience and interact directly with the kids!
The Winter's Tale  | Open: 08/31/05 Close: 09/18/05
One of Shakespeares last plays. This mature masterpiece explores the timelessness of love, forgiveness, renewal, and hope against what seem to be insurmountable odds such as untimely death, distance and betrayal.
21 Stories: A Broadway Tale  | Open: 07/19/05 Close: 08/07/05
Billy Youngblood is a knock around soccer player from Northern England with a passion to make it as a Broadway star. Margaret Evans is a tomboy from small town Texas with delusions of finding her father. These two collide in The Big Apple and together they embark on a journey in pursuit of their dreams. Billy to join the perfect musical and Margaret in search of hope, friendship and love... and what they find isn't always something to sing about.

It's a Romeo and Juliet story set against the backdrop of some of the Mega musicals in the 80's. How far would they go and what would be the ultimate price. Its an emotional journey of fun, drama along with a little bit of toe tapping.

Audiences can expect to laugh, cry and sing along with some of their favorite shows as they follow this energetic compelling story of Billy and Margaret accompanied by a unique blend of a Greek chorus. In 21 STORIES the audience will see the impact of holding on to a dream.

Apathy: The Gen X Musical  | Open: 07/18/05 Close: 08/07/05
"Theatre Seldom digs this deeply into youthful alienation...A Powerful Chord" -Jack Zink, Sun Sentinel

"Like Fellini going on a three day speedball binge and trying to rewrite FRIENDS" -Paul Gallotta, XS Magazine

"Wild, erratic APATHY squeezes sparks from raw, dead-on look at Generation X" - Christine Dolan, Miami Herald

Follow the wacky adventures of a drug dealing vamp and her friends (a manic slacker, a goth chick, a party slut, a closet case, and her cuckold boyfriend) as they smoke dope, trip on acid, undermine authority, and treat anything "PC" with insane irreverence!
F*CK RENT!

Words & Music by Mickey Zetts
Directed by Paula D'Alessandris
The Cast features Fiona Choi, Ethan Gomez, Samantha Leigh Josephs, Ryan G. Metzger, Matt Miniea, Duncan Pflaster & Sami Rudnick

Good Opinions  | Open: 07/23/05 Close: 08/06/05
A Broadway director meets a coat-check girl in a Broadway watering hole and finds out she can predict the reviews of a New York Times theatre critic BEFORE they're even written. Seeking to make his new show a hit, the director begins courting her for inside information, forgetting to mention he has a long-term girlfriend. A comedic send-up of the theatrical industry.

An Equity Showcase

Part of the Sixth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival

Feasting On Cardigans  | Open: 07/22/05 Close: 08/06/05
Moths are wreaking havoc on the closets of New York. Exterminators Haff and Rose-Marie are on the front lines. Rose-Marie wants a baby and feels Haff would be the ideal contributor, but that really bugs his fiance. A comedic Sci-Fi parable about parenthood and Mothra. "Be safe. Wear cotton."

An Equity Showcase

Part of the Sixth Annual International Theatre Festival

Dreamhouse  | Open: 07/21/05 Close: 08/05/05
Dreamhouse is a pop-tinged music-theatre exploration of sex, daughterhood/motherhood, heartbreak and longing. It features songs and spoken word inspired by the poetry of Philadelphia hipster-feminist Barbara DeCesare. In locales ranging from bedrooms to hospital rooms, from truckstops to country kitchens to country western bars, DeCesare explores the often murky terrain of love. Dreamhouse features five singers, each of whom play different aspects and ages of the same character. Using simple props and set pieces the actresses transform the stage, transporting the audience to a new world for each song.

The Virgin Mary (or is she?) appears at a Dunkin' Donuts. An unhappy bride on her honeymoon notes that "the Jacuzzi in the corner could kill a man." The Galatea of myth, carved from stone and brought to life by Pygmalion, now struggles in their cold and unsatisfying relationship. A mother yearns to love her sons, knowing that they may grow up to become like the men she has always feared. Another mother grieves because her young child already knows too much of the brutality of the world. A growing daughter helps her mother learn to let go. One woman bemoans (or enjoys?) the fact that her "new neighbors fuck constantly" and loudly, while another delights in the fact that her string of troubles has become so numerous that she could be the "Queen of Country" music. A woman who has recently attempted suicide regrets that she is now on restriction, and longs for bowling and pizza. Unexpected tragedy leaves death, and healing, in its wake.

Like Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World and Adam Guettel's Myths and Hymns, Dreamhouse is a theatrical song cycle, an exciting, and very modern, fusion of music and theater, taking audiences on a multi-faceted music-theatre adventure.

On The Couth With Nora Armani  | Open: 07/22/05 Close: 08/02/05
Back by popular demand! Egyptian-Armenian-American actress Nora Armani returns with her one-woman show, where she talks about her multi-cultural heritage while trying to come to grips with the fact that she doesn't fully belong to any of them. Told with humor and nostalgia in poetry, prose and song, with music from France, Italy, Egypt and Armenia. Armani was a sell-out at last year's fest.

Part of the Sixth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival

Pineapple & Henry  | Open: 06/17/05 Close: 07/09/05
PINEAPPLE & HENRY tells the story of a baker at a wholesale food store in Brooklyn who, trying to build a new life for herself, is torn between a rough truck driver who sells meats and a charming Ukrainian architect who speaks little English. 75 years earlier the same building was known as Al's Place, a jazz age speakeasy with an ice cream parlor front, where a dancing barmaid comes between the owner, his brother and their handsome young partner. In these stories, in two different times periods, we see love clashing with life goals and how ensuing battles for control forever change lives on the corner of Pineapple & Henry.
UNKNOWN COUNTRY: Five Plays From Canada  | Open: 03/14/05 Close: 06/27/05
Five different plays from Canada

3/14 - The Glace Bay Miners' Museum by Wendy Lill

3/18 - Wasps by Sally Clark

5/28 - alterNatives - by Drew Hayden Taylor

6/5 - Building Jerusalem by Michael Redhill

6/27 - The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God - Djanet Sears

Act-So Evening of Theater  | Open: 06/02/05 Close: 06/11/05
The Sixth Annual ACT-SO Evening Of Theater

The performance will feature talented high school students throughout New York City performing adaptations of published works, monologues, Slam poetry, and other original works by the ACT-SO scholars.

Incredible Sex  | Open: 04/28/05 Close: 05/21/05
is a trio of one-act comedies about love & lust
The Forever Waltz  | Open: 03/10/05 Close: 04/02/05
A man arrives in the underworld in search of his love, only to find a mysterious guide who may or may not be able to help him. Passion, retribution, fate and forgiveness collide in this contemporary take on Orpheus.