About the Company: Circle X Theatre Co.
Our Mission: Circle X is a not-for-profit ensemble theatre company dedicated to highly provocative and boldly theatrical productions of new and rarely-seen plays. We believe in imagination over budget, adrenaline over inertia and excellence over all. Through art and action we cultivate a better community.
Press are cordially invited to all performances.
Accident-prone Eli is magically shielded from death. Maybe. Mythology, personal history and recent tragic events collide in a story spanning 15 years, and 1,000 miles. When Eli and Cheryl jump it's only the beginning of their journey.
The production stars Charles Linshaw* and Cassandra Vincent*.
The production features the design team behind To Barcelona! Lighting design by David Bengali, sound design by Martha Goode, and prop design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Awards Nominee for Best Set Design--To Barcelona!). Nik Santiago is the production manager and Rebecca McBee is the stage manager.
Directed by Grant Kretchik, “Be a Man” tells the story of a guy who married another man, looks like Annie Lennox and avoids manual labor. He keeps his membership in the almighty "Boys Club," while keeping trust of the "Sisterhood" of women.
Striving for individuality and freedom, Jessica Manuel found herself at the bottom of the Earth--living and working in Antarctica as a fuels operator. THE ANTARCTIC CHRONICLES explores her biographical journey through multiple characters: her parents, friends, roommates, and bosses. A story of love, courage, absurdity and madness, Jessica shares what happens living in an isolated community void of sun for months. Loss of memory and black urine are just a taste of the experiences she endured while trying to create a life worth examination.
The production features scenic design by Mike Gaglio, sound and lighting design by Louis Sciarrotta.
THE ANTARCTIC CHRONICLES schedule is the following:
Sat, Aug 15 @ 11:00 pm
Sun, Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm
Mon, Aug 17 @ 8:15 pm
Wed, Aug 19 @ 3:15 pm
Fri, Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm
Sat, Aug 22 @ 8:45 pm
Tickets are $15
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90 minutes, no intermission.
Featuring: Samantha Henning, James Liebman, Kirsta Peterson
With a through-line designed by the author , these new and proven pieces are directed by artists from companies like the Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project; the Internationalists; Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Wide Eyed Productions and more.
Political, tragic, hilarious and heartwarming, this 90-minute showcase is presented as an acute indictment of the American media and also an ambitious, fulfilling evening of theatre in the Players' Loft. (This is an AEA approved showcase.)
Bogard's plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Several of the plays presented here were developed at Shortened Attention Span's playwright's workshop in 2008.
* Video interludes are directed by Brian Bernard– 2 time Emmy Nominated creator of CUNY TV's "Art or Something Like It."
Copper Green (premiere) directed by Anthony Augello– Board Member of Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project, Inc. While on vacation in New York City, a mid-western family takes a ride on the Staten Island Ferry to see Lady Liberty. But young Jake can't figure out why his big-brother should be overseas fighting for this ugly statue. Only in New York City could you see this scene on your daily commute.
Hedge (premiere) directed by Jake Witlen– co-founder of the Internationalists and member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Sunbathing beauties argue the merits of the new privacy hedge while the paparazzi snap pictures in the Hollywood Hills. The hysterical ending has us asking, are the hedges designed to keep people from seeing in or from seeing out?
Just Your Average G.I. Joe directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann– Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions and starring the playwright as Justin, a hawkish war vet pushed to give his unique view on yellow ribbons. This monologue play was part of Bogard's award-winning triptych, Plays for the Sunni Triangle.
First Base Coach directed by Neil Fennell, Award Winning director from University of Northern Colorado. Nine year-old Ben meets 11 year-old Amy for a date on the baseball field. He's been instructed on how to get a girl to first base, but he's not exactly sure what he's supposed to do once they get there. Lucky for him, Amy knows the score. Remember your first time on first?
Jerome Via Satellite (premiere) directed by Justin Ness. It's 8,000 miles from Dallas to Baghdad, and it's been two years since Jerome has seen his family back home. Now #1 cable news show, "The Spin Cycle," is proud to reunite them through a video satellite feed. Millions of viewers are watching live, and they're going to see a good deal more than the network promos promised they'd see.
"[Bogard] must hear dialogue rather than create it. . ... [He] knows his characters and writes them well." - Sarah Happel - SoCal.com
"It's pretty rare to see a political piece that responds to events in wholly original ways, and audiences are as likely to be offended as moved by Bogard's work." -- Anthony Nelson, NYTheatre.com
PRAISE FOR CIRQUE JACQUELINE:
“Andrea Reese channels Jackie O. in this one-woman show. The upshot is a character of both charm and substance.” ~ The New Yorker
“Andrea Reese is the quintessential Jackie and channels the former first lady down to the last detail.” ~ The Journal News (Gannett)
“Amazing…Very authentic, very real.” ~ CBS-TV News
It's 1938 in Monroe County Florida, and the minimum wage is just being introduced. Joshua Poole decides to build a home for his aging parents but first, he needs a copy of his deed and the approval of the local government. He's told, he must take a test. A test based on "Jim Crow Laws" and Poole, unable to read sees little hope in obtaining what is rightfully his until a stranger, who goes by the name of Reading Man, comes to his aid. A community steeped in superstition may block the only person who can help Poole, when Henrietta, a Hoodoo Priestess, challenges the newcomer!
The play is told in the style of a video game. The shop is real, the characters are real, but the play is framed by the paraphernalia of a game; energy bars, multiple lives, check points, etc. The American premiere production is presented in a physical aesthetic and with a vibrant sound track that compliments the computer game format and challenges the senses.
Welcome Home Steve reveals the lives of five misguided friends in their twenties living in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and crosses boundaries by adding comedy to realistic drama. A fun-filled night of beer and drugs takes a rapid turn when a shocking discovery is made. Paranoia, love, and greed fill the air as the race against time begins. In an age in which substance-abuse thrives among our youth, Welcome Home Steve is sure to leave audiences shocked and entertained.