Manhattan Repertory Theatre

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Address: 303 West 42nd Street
New York, NY   

Location: (between 8th & 9th Avenues)

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Full Circle  | Open: 04/09/16 Close: 04/15/16
8 Friends make a pact as they graduate High School to come back together no matter what 10 years later at a reunion to catch up. 

Reflection Rain  | Open: 08/02/14 Close: 08/07/14
Set a mystikal club, where the vibe is controlled by the sexy club owner and bartender and the amazing music that runs throughout. Also the RAIN has an effect on all that goes on, and the club goers that attend on a regular basis. Relationships beginning, Ending and some just working themselves out, all that set against the Mood of the club enhance the mystery of it all.

Raoul & The Art Of Eating Pansies  | Open: 01/28/14 Close: 02/01/14

One morning, Raoul, a gardener, makes a decision. By nightfall, Libby #3, a housemaid, ascends the social ladder at the command of a gingko plant. This is one of three bizarre stories surrounding the estate of the infamous Madam Carte Blanc.


About the Company: Zemwerk

To produce original plays in the New York City area.

Breaking Velocity  | Open: 07/24/13 Close: 07/28/13

Actor/Playwright Megan Phillips brings her story of broken dreams turned triumph to the Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summer Festival this year in the astonishing one-woman musical drama Breaking Velocity.

 

In 2006 Phillips was about to complete her Masters Degree in Musical Theatre at the UK’s prestigious Mountview Academy for the Performing Arts, but her dream of performing on Broadway was interrupted when she was struck by a car. She spent the next five years recovering from several surgeries on her shattered ankle.

 

Breaking Velocity follows Phillips’ emotional journey as she rediscovers her dreams, her self-worth, and her creative authenticity.  


Reality.....15 Minutes Till The End Of The World  | Open: 06/20/13 Close: 06/30/13
 This story is about a struggling writer who is stuck in a job writing for a small "rag" "gossip" magazine about D list celebrities and what they are up to, and his good friend that is making a name for herself in the world of television and cable tv and advertising, she gives him a chance to write for a tv show...however, its for a reality tv show. Taking it head on he tries to take this reality cast of 7, all of which have their own Major issues, a Texting Twitter Facebook Queen who wants to make a text term dictionary, a runner up on Americas next top model who wants her own show already, a tech guy who cant do anything unless an APP tells how too,  A typical Ladies man, or so who thinks, his girlfriend who puts up with his nonsense or so he thinks, another girl who is looking for the true meaning of love...everywhere, including Googling it. And then a man who is just a little bit odd, still walking around with his cassette walkman giant headphones, singing songs of the 80's, who hates all social media. All of this comes together as the writer tries to get these 7 to see things his way, when social media didnt exist.


About the Company: Lifelines Productions

Lifelines Productions has been creating since 2003 and to date has done 21 stage plays and 6 full films. Our goal is to bring cutting edge stories, diversity in casting, and different types of stories to go with those diversities. This is our 17th show at the Manhattan Repertory Theater

Winterfest 2013  | Open: 02/06/13 Close: 03/29/13
 

For Immediate Release:

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents:

Winterfest 2013

February 6 - March 30, 2013

 

This Winter, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 9 new plays featuring some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in a theatrical celebration of new work - MRT’s Winterfest 2013.  Tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com.  

Please reference show date, time and number of tickets. 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. on the 6th Floor.

 

Here is a list of Winterfest 2013's  productions with their performance dates and times:

 

AFFARE D’AMORE by Claudia Godi and Scott Decker

Thurs. Feb. 7 at 7 pm

Fri. Feb. 15 at 7 pm

Sat. Feb. 16 at 7 pm

 

LAZY PHILOSOPHY by Joe Thomas

Wed. Feb. 6 at 7 pm

Fri. Feb. 8 at 7 pm

Sat. Feb 9 at 7 pm

 

2 FACES ONE MIRROR by Mario Lantigua

Wed. Feb. 6 at 9 pm

Fri. Feb. 8 at 9 pm

Sat. Feb 9 at 9 pm

 

WHATEVER GOD by Dre Davis 

Wed. Feb. 27 at 7 pm

Fri. March 1 at 7 pm 

Sat. March 2 at 7 pm

 

CONFESSIONS OF POVERTY by Om Rupani 

Wed. Feb. 27 at 9 pm

Fri. March 1 at 9 pm 

Sat. March 2 at 9 pm

 

LITTLE CITY by Richard Thomas Henle

Sun. March 3 at 3 pm

Sat. March 9 at 9 pm

Sun. March 10 at 8 pm

Sat. March 16 at 3 pm

Sat. March 23 at 9 pm

Fri. April 5 at 9 pm

Sat. April 6 at 9 pm

 

SCARLETT RIBBONS by Meri Wallace

Wed. March 13 at 9 pm

Thurs. March 14 at 9 pm

Fri. March 15 at 9 pm

 

THE ARAB by Sylvia Khoury 

Wed. March  6 at 7 pm

Fri. March 8 at 7 pm

Sat. March 9 at 7 pm

 

DIAMONDS WRAPPED IN IVY LEAVES by Daniel McNeill

Wed. March 27 at 9 pm

Fri. March 29 at 9 pm

Sat. March 30 at 9 pm

 

 

For more information log on to: www.manhattanrep.com. 

 

All tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com. Please reference show date, time and number of tickets. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. on the 6th Floor.

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 900 plays and worked with over 10,000 theatre artists.  

 

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.



About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 900 plays and worked with over 10,000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


Manhattan Rep's Winter One Act Play Competition  | Open: 01/09/13 Close: 02/01/13
Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents

 

WINTER ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2013

Jan. 9 - Feb. 1, 2013 

This Winter, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 27 new plays featuring some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in a theatrical celebration of new work - MRT’s ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2011 with a $1000 cash prize for Best Play.  

Tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com  Please reference show date and time and number of tickets desired.  An email confirmation will be returned within 48 hours.  Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th floor.

Here is a list of MRT's Winter One Act Play Competition’s productions with performance dates:

 

SERIES 1   January 9 - 12 at 6:30 pm

INDIVISIBLE

by James Best

Calvin meets a girl so perfect for him he could have thought her up.

 

DO I KNOW YOU

by Phil Way

Using Facebook while drunk may result in a quirky stranger on your doorstep wanting to hang out, but it may also lead to a lesson on the importance of friendship.  

 

DOMAcile 

by Peter Dorogoff

A gay couple struggles with the ramifications of their brief marriage gone wrong which becomes a trigger of strong emotions, deep seated bigotry, and ulterior motives for the families involved.  A drama written and directed by Peter Dorogoff.

 

ALASKA IN THE SUMMERTIME

by Anna Fox

In Alaska, in the summertime, where the sun never sets, a truck driver makes his way across the open road, and the North Wind ice fishes, not sure of what to do in his off season. So when they separately encounter ethereal women in the forms of an opera singer, and a runaway teenager, both men begin to question the nature of reality and what it’s truly like to be alone.

 

QUICK BRIGHT THINGS IN CLIP IN TIES

by Colleen Scriven

Quick Bright Things In Clip On Ties, a comedy about one man's mission to pop the question and his friends' mission to protect him from the answer.

 

SERIES 2   January 9 - 12 at 9 pm

REVOLUTION

by Scott Decker

Unapologetic social commentary is nothing new for Scott Decker. "REVOLUTION" is no exception. Nothing is sacred in this blistering, innovative approach to stream of consciousness theatre. With a powerhouse eclectic cast and Decker's trademark venom, this revolution changes everything.

 

HARLAND WHITTAKER IS COMING TO GET YA!

by Debbie Workman

After a friendly game of racquetball, two best friends have a heart to heart talk about women, love and life in the locker room.

 

BLACK FRIDAY

by Matthew Klein

In BLACK FRIDAY, Hank and Darryl meet for coffee to discuss getting gifts for their Granddad's birthday. When the conversation turns dangerous, more than coffee might be spilt. 

 

A SERIOUS PERSON

by John Doble

A man meets a beautiful woman with outlandish opinions about everything under the sun, including evolution.

 

EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS

by Dre Davis

In EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURTS Natasha and Bobby have been together for a year. Natasha might want out. But first he'd have to untie her.

 

SERIES 3  Jan 16 - 19 at 6:30 pm

NUMB 

by Calliope Bardunias

An unlikely couple trying desperately to communicate with each other. Elizabeth is starving for an emotional connection, Tommy fears taking that risk. It all culminates with a confession that nobody sees coming.

 

OP

by Brian Kirchner

After a failed attempt at the perfect shot, a photographer and model grapple over the fleetingness of inspiration and creativity.

 

RONNIE'S CHARGER

by Lawrence Kessenich

In this short, poignant play, the hot new car a couple's son bought right out of high school becomes the focal point of their individual and shared memories of him.

 

PLAYING FOR KEEPS

by Matthew Nicholson

Are these two boys ready to stop playing games with each other and step into reality?

 

JUST A WORD.

by Michelle L. Antelo

JUST A WORD. is a play that asks the question: If you live a lie, can you die honestly? 

 

SERIES 4  Jan 16 - 19 at 9 pm

A MIDNIGHT CLEAR

by LB Hamilton

"A Midnight Clear" mix-up re-unites ex-lovers Luke and Paul: One now a victim of hate crime, the other now "straight" for Christ.

 

DSM #290.12

by Allison Lee Flom

DSM #290.12 is narrated from inside a psychiatric institution by a woman in the aftermath of a tragedy. It is about isolation, love, and loss in a society that is quick to push out those who are different.

 

THE HEROINE

by Mark Tjarks

A playwright has trouble creating a three dimensional female character to complement his Hero.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID

by Margot Perry

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID is a murder mystery for the social media obsessed youth. When seven guests respond to an ad on Craigslist, they discover that they’re there for David’s gruesome birthday surprise.

 

SERIES 5   Jan. 23 - 26 at 6:30 pm

AND ONE FINE MORNING

by Nathan Hilgartner

AND ONE FINE MORNING erupts into a heated exchange about art and greatness between a waitress and a man who insists he's the reincarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

 

THE LATE MRS. CHADWICK

by Phoebe Roberts

In THE LATE MRS. CHADWICK, two stuffy, stiff-upper-lip-type British gentlemen try to have a genteel conversation in a parlor, despite the shenanigans of the howling specter of one of the men's late wife, who has recently taken up residence haunting the house.

 

DETENTION THERAPY

by Izze Gibson

A diverse group of students grieve a murdered classmate while serving detention.

 

I HATE NEW YEARS

by Helene Ellford

I Hate New Years, is a one-act comedy about relationships or the lack thereof. Centered around the holiday where everybody is supposed to celebrate closeness, this play examines alone togetherness in a city of strangers, so they think.  

 

SERIES 6   Jan. 23 - 26 at 9 pm

TICKET

by Michael Reisman

In TICKET, a fractured family reunites in a dusty convenience store over a lottery ticket. Is it a winner? Can it help them relive a past they never had? Are they doomed?

 

IN DARKNESS, OUR VOICES ECHO

by Albert Garcia

"I need to know what happens if things change."

 

A BROKEN LIVER AND A CATARACT

by The Kupperman Brothers

In a weirdly dystopian future where Shakespeare is banned and professional writers of all kinds are ostracized, two homeless brothers and former wordsmiths try to eek out a life after their only marketable skills have been rendered taboo. 

 

LOVE AND APOCALYPSE

by Mark Zdancewicz

Love and the Apocalypse answers the age old question. Should we spend our last twelve minutes on earth having sex or cuddling? 

 

SEMI-FINALS SUNDAY 1/13, 1/20, 1/21 at 7 pm

FINALS ROUND ONE  Wed 1/30 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm

THE FINAL SHOW DOWN   Friday 2/1 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm

For more information visit www.manhattanrep.com. 

Tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com  Please reference show date and time and number of tickets desired.  An email confirmation will be returned within 48 hours.  Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th floor.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 8000 theatre artists.  

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 8000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


Manhattan Rep's Fall Play Festival 2012  | Open: 10/11/12 Close: 12/16/12
 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents:

FALL PLAY FESTIVAL 2012

October 11, 2012 - Dec. 16, 2012

 

This Fall, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 17 new plays featuring some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in a theatrical celebration of new work - MRT’s FALL PLAY FESTIVAL 2012.  Tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com.  Please reference show date, time and number of tickets. 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. on the 6th Floor.

 

Here is a list of Fall Play Festival 2012's  productions with their performance dates and times:

 

NAPOLEON PRINCES GROUPIE by Amy Frear

Thurs. Oct. 11 at 7 pm

Fri. Oct. 12 at 7 pm

Sat.Oct. 13 at 7 pm

 

THE GATES OF PARADISE by Albert Andrew Garcia

Thurs. Oct. 11 at 9pm

Fri. Oct. 12 at 9pm

Sat.Oct. 13 at 9 pm

Added show: Fri. October 19 at 9 pm

 

3 by Corey Camperchioli

Wed. Oct. 17 at 7 pm

Fri. Oct. 19 at 7 pm

Sat. Oct. 20 at 7pm

 

PILLOW ON THE STAIRS by Brona Crehan

Sun. Oct. 21 at 6 pm

Thurs. Oct. 25 at 7 pm

Sat. Oct. 27 at 7 pm

 

FINDING MOTHER by Lavinia Roberts 

Wed. Oct. 24 at 9 pm

Fri. Oct. 26 at 9 pm

Sun. Oct. 28 at 8:30 pm

 

City Lights, A play with Dance by Izze Gibson

Thurs. Nov. 1 at 7 pm

Fri. Nov. 2 at 7 pm

Sat. Nov. 3 at 7 pm

 

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN by Laura Pedersen

Thurs. Nov. 1 at 9 pm

Fri. Nov. 2 at 9 pm

Sat. Nov. 3 at 3 pm

 

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY by David A. Gregory

Wed. Nov. 7 at 6:30 pm

Fri. Nov. 9 at 6:30 pm

Sun. Nov. 11 at 3 pm

 

2 A.M. by Nick Attanasio

Wed. Nov. 7 at 9 pm

Fri. Nov. 9 at 9 pm

Sun. Nov. 11 at 9 pm

 

DAD AND THE DOG by Ken Wolf

Sat Nov. 10 at 7 pm

Sat. Nov. 17 at 7 pm

Thurs. Nov. 29 at 7 pm

 

AFTERGLOW by Richard Thomas Henle

Sun. Nov. 11 at 8 pm

Sat. Nov. 17 at 9 pm

Sun. Nov. 18 at 8 pm

Sat. Dec. 1 at 9 pm

Sun. Dec. 2 at 8 pm

Sat. Dec. 8 at 9 pm

 

THE SHALLOT by Rachel Arbeit

Wed. Nov. 14 at 6:30 pm

Thurs. Nov. 15 at 6:30 pm

Fri. Nov. 16 at 6:30 pm

 

LOVE LIKE A HUN by Joseph Jambor

Wed. Nov. 14 at 9 pm

Thurs. Nov. 15 at 9 pm

Fri. Nov. 16 at 9 pm

 

OUTSIDE PROVIDENCE by Andrew Joseph Clarke

Wed. Nov. 28 at 6:30 pm

Fri. Nov. 30 at 6:30 pm

Sun. Dec. 2 at 5:30pm

 

THE ART OF WAR by Scott Decker

Wed. Nov. 28 at 9 pm

Thurs. Nov. 29 at 9 pm

Fri. Nov. 30 at 9 pm

 

MRS. WICKEY by Bruce Teifer

Sun. Dec. 2 at 3 pm

Sat.. Dec 8 at 7 pm

Sat. Dec. 15 at 3 pm.

 

BRUTALLY HONEST by Ashley Jeffrey

Wed. Dec. 5 at 9 pm

Fri. Dec 7 at 9 pm

Sun. Dec. 9 at 6 pm

 

PRINCES DON'T LIVE IN CYBERLAND by Erika Jenko

Wed. Dec. 12 at 6:30 pm

Fri. Dec. 14 at 6:30 pm

Sun. Dec. 16 at 3 pm.

 

For more information log on to: www.manhattanrep.com. 

All tickets are $20. For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com. Please reference show date, time and number of tickets. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. on the 6th Floor.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 8000 theatre artists.  

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 8000 theatre artists.  

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


The Brightness Of Heaven  | Open: 11/01/12 Close: 11/04/12
Heaven is billed as being a magnificent place.  However, entrance to Heaven is conditional upon having lived a “good life.”  But what happens when so much emphasis is placed on the afterlife that the current one becomes a prison, and young people start to feel that their choices are being limited by parents wielding a rulebook that came from a supernatural source.  The Kilgannon family struggles to stay together as their views on how to conduct their lives diverge.  Is it worth destroying your closest relationships over something you can’t even be sure of?

The cast includes Annie Briggs, Margaret Catov, Andrew Lemonier, Skyler Pinkerton, Franz Quitt, Colette Rice, Jo Anne Sellers and Harry Summers.

Performance location/times:

Manhattan Repertory Theatre
303 West 42nd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY

Thursday, November 1 @ 9pm
Friday, November 2 @ 9pm
Saturday, November 3 @ 3pm
Saturday, November 3 @ 7pm
Sunday,  November 4 @ 3 pm

Tickets can be reserved by emailing MRTreserve@gmail.com; please note show title and preferred time. More information: http://manhattanrep.com/page65/page65.html

Additional information about The Brightness of Heaven and Laura Pedersen can also be found at:

http://brightnessofheaven.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BrightnessOfHeaven

http://www.laurapedersenbooks.com

Laura Pedersen, who lives in Manhattan, was a columnist for The New York Times and is the author of several best-selling books including Beginner’s LuckBuffalo Gal and most recently, Planes, Trains, and Auto-Rickshaws. Her previous play, A Dozen Perfect Moments, was performed at the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival. In 1994 President Clinton honored Pedersen as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Pedersen has appeared on shows such as CNN, Oprah, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Primetime and David Letterman.

Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition  | Open: 09/11/12 Close: 10/04/12
 

For Immediate Release:

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents

Fall One Act Play Competition 2012

September 11, 2011 – October 4, 2012

$1000 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST ONE ACT PLAY

 

The Fall, 34 One Act Plays, written by some of this country’s finest playwrights will compete    for a $1000 cash prize as part of MRT’S Fall One Act Play Competition. Tickets are $20.          For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor.

 

Here is a list of MRT’s Fall One Act Competition play productions:

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 1

 

Tuesday September 11 at 6:30 pm

Thursday September 13 at 6:30 pm 

Saturday September 15 at 6:30 pm

 

BLACK ICE by Jonifin Marvin Benjamin

MEREDITH’S RING by Andrew Rothkin

Lullaby by Catya McMullen

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 2

 

Tuesday September 11 at 9 pm

Thursday September 13 at 9 pm 

Saturday September 15 at 9 pm

 

SEVEN PAGES OF ALIENS IN A CORN FIELD by Joshua Thomas

 

TICKLES, THE ORIGINAL SAD CLOWN by Scott Decker

 

21 DAYS by Jeremy Levy

 

PAST LIFE OBSESSION by Rebecca Lampiasi

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 3

 

Wednesday September 12 at 6:30 pm

Friday September 14 at 6:30 pm 

Saturday September 15 at 2 pm

 

EARTH MEN by Joanne De Simone

JUNIOR by Philip Eggers

JOHN AND JANE by Jonathan Green

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 4

 

Wednesday September 12 at 9 pm

Friday September 14 at 9 pm 

Saturday September 15 at 4 pm

 

REVOLUTION by Cat Crowley

I’M DOP3 by Afia Fields

CUTE CHUNKY FEET by Sarah Chichester

THE LITTLE ROSE by Tino Aquino Capilli

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 5

 

Wednesday September 19 at 6:30 pm

Friday September 21 at 6:30 pm

Saturday September 22 at 2 pm

 

WAITING FOR DOGOT by K. Pomranz and K. Steinberg

EXECUTIVE WASHROOM by Joseph Vitale

INSPIRED BY by Jennifer Kulaya

UNCOMFORTABLE SEX by Lorin Howard

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 6

 

Wednesday September 19 at 9 pm

Friday September 21 at 9 pm

Saturday September 22 at 4 pm

 

ELIZABETH AT THE TEA PARTY by Lee August Praley

MAN’S (BEST) FRIEND by Trey Townsend

HURT by Saviana Stanescu

RELENTLESS NOISE by Maeve Kannar

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 7

 

Thursday September 20 at 6:30 pm

Saturday September 22 at 6:30 pm

Sunday September 23 at 6 pm

 

DRINKS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH JOHN AND JANE by Rachel L. Arbeit

GASTROENTERITIS ON THE F TRAIN by Anna Fox

THE HELMET LIGHT by Bruce Teifer

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 8

 

Thursday September 20 at 9 pm

Saturday September 22 at 9 pm

Sunday September 23 at 8 pm

 

MOONLIGHT IN BOXES by Alaska Reece Vance

RUDOLPH by Leonard Goodisman

MRS PUSSY WHISKERS by Haygen Brice Walker

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 9

 

Thursday September 27 at 6:30 pm

Friday September 28 at 6:30 pm

Saturday September 29 at 6:30 pm

 

DASHCAM by Solomon Stul

DEALBREAKER by Kathy Sorensen

STALLED by Eugenie Carabatsos

They met as complete strangers. Now they must depart as more than strangers.

 

 

PERFORMANCE SERIES 10

 

Thursday September 27 at 9 pm

Friday September 28 at 9 pm

Saturday September 29 at 9 pm 

 

LAST CALL FOR LOVE by Shashone Lambert

DOMINION by Hal J. Cohen

SNOWY NIGHT by Ana Ingham

 

All tickets are $20.  For reservations email:  mrtreserve@gmail.com

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third Floor.

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 6000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.



About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 6000 theatre artists.  

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


Fakebook  | Open: 06/09/12 Close: 06/17/12
Fakebook is the story of what has become of our creative culture, as a struggling writer and a struggling actress attempt to expose the social media world and reality show craze, and use it for their own benefit

FakeBook  | Open: 06/09/12 Close: 06/17/12
In this social media driven culture and reality based world, people like the true actress and true writer get lost in the shuffle. So how can they fight back for their chance in this new world?

Dramatic Paws: A Workshop  | Open: 06/13/12 Close: 06/17/12
Six characters and a majestic bear try to find their own purpose in a play that seems to be falling apart all around them.

Cast Of Characters:

TREE: Txai Frota

YUAN: Jono Robertson

WOMAN: Mitzi Peirone

STU: Shawn Frank

STAGEHAND: Atticus Connors

MAN: Sa'ar Bakken

THE BEAR: Alex Gainer

Manhattan Rep's Spring One Act Play Competition  | Open: 05/08/12 Close: 06/02/12
Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents

SPRING ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2012

May 8 - June 2, 2012 

 

The Spring, 31 One Act Plays, written by some of this country’s finest playwrights will compete for a $1000 cash prize as part of MRT’S Spring One Act Play Competition. Tickets are $20. 

For ticket reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th floor.

Here is a list of MRT’s Spring One Act Competition play productions:

 

 

JOURNEY MEN by Matthew Klein 

Vicksburg, MS. Pentecostal Sunday, 1945. Jerry’s late for a funeral and his lifelong friend, Bill, comes to collect him. Getting to the grave is a journey neither man knows how to face but they will, come Hell or high water. 

 

TWO WOMEN ON A PRECIPICE by Karin Fazio Littlefield 

TWO WOMEN ON A PRECIPICE stand at the edge of the abyss, about to hurl themselves into oblivion. 

Hang on a moment…

 

THE BASEMENT by Adam Meyer

 

Tuesday May 8 at 9 pm

Thursday May 10 at 9 pm

Saturday May 12 at 4 pm

 

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CELL 6 by Molly Rydzel

Lucy, a pharmaceutical drug addict, is in police custody being questioned for the murder of her boyfriend. His death is a hard one for her to accept, since he won't seem to shut up and leave her alone!

 

SEASON 1 by Phoebe Tyers 

SEASON 1 is a satirical piece that exposes the skeleton of a common language generated by this ritual gathering: join Hank, Sunny, Olive, and Wes as they watch the next episode of a nameless series.

 

THE INTRUDER by Sheila Robinson

THE INTRUDER is a comedy about a couple who returns home from vacation. They are startled by a young man who came to retrieve what belongs to him.

 

Wednesday May 9 at 6:30 pm

Friday May 11 at 6:30 pm

Saturday May 12 at 7 pm

 

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LOVE ME DEADLY by Robert LoManto

LOVE ME DEADLY is the twisted tale of Ashley Stone, a beautiful young southern woman who uses her body to get what she wants. Her husband is a powerful drug-dealer and bookie, who owns most of the small rural town they live in. And all the people in it. When he confronts her about an affair the results are explosive!

 

THE MUSE by Cassie M. Seinuk 

18-year-olds, ARCHIE and FINN have always been the best of friends, a but when FINN gets ARCHIE a unique job working for GEORGE, an eccentric man in his 40s, their friendship is suddenly shaken.  

 

A CUP OF COFFEE by Mario Corry and C. C. Corry
A Cup of Coffee is a modern day story about the fall of a Wall Street Hedge Fund Manager for sub prime mortgages. How someone can build a life of supposed success and loose it all in a flash. It gives thought to how we make love and trust associated to "things" more important than they deserve to be. It's the simple things in life that make you happy.

 

Wednesday May 9 at 9 pm

Friday May 11 at 9 pm

Saturday May 12 at 9 pm

 

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LACEY’S LAST CHANCE by Gabriel Davis

Lacey yearns for lasting love but has the unfortunate habit of killing her partners when the going gets tough.  Hoping to attain a more peaceful life, Lacey takes up origami and begins dating Trent who, despite learning of her crimes, adores her and believes she can change.  But will Trent's faith in Lacey be enough to keep their love (and him) alive?

 

BERRIES OF WRATH by Mike Leon

BERRIES OF WRATH is about Hank and Gerald, two downtroddenbureaucrats facing an impossible workload, a hostileoffice and troubles at home. This surreal comedy explores what happens when two very different people find themselves backed up against the same wall.

 

EAR BUDS by Michael Bettencourt

In EAR BUDS, a young person cannot detach himself from his headphones and player because when we love our devices, they have no choice but to love us back.

 

NECTAR by Joseph W. Pukatsch

It's Joshua's first visit to a unique support group for individuals with bizarre sexual fetishes. As he shares his unusual turn-ons in sensual detail, he finds acceptance and a little something extra.

 

The Yellow Umbrella by Daniel O'Mara

A love story with an unlikely twist, the living, the dead, and even God and Jesus all congregate at a young woman’s funeral. The Yellow umbrella examines true love in life and beyond. Life’s funny… But death is hilarious.

 

Wednesday May 16 at 6:30 pm

Saturday May 19 at 7 pm

Sunday May 20 at 2 pm

 

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ON by David Vazdauskas

The wife of a philandering photographer embarks on a brilliant scheme to turn the tables on both her husband and the other women in his life.

 

ALLIE OOPS LAST FANTASTIC DAY by Kirt Shineman

While a mother waits for the doctor to call she prepares for her son’s first day of his last year of school. As is her tradition, she attends his school as the clown, Allie Oop. Will her diagnoses stop her? Will Allie Oop help her get through this fantastic day?

 

YESTERDAY IRAN/TODAY IRAQ by L.S. Goldberg                                                                                                                                                                                     Yesterday Iran/Today Iraq chronicles a young soldier who on the eve of deploying to Iraq discovers his grandfather’s World War II letters from the Persian Gulf.  Arrogant, and dismissive of his grandfather’s service, the two “war” over war. 

 

Friday May 18 at 6:30 pm

Saturday May 19 at 2 pm

Sunday May 20 at 6 pm

 

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JIMMY HOTT’S by Dave Stishan

JIMMY HOTT’S is about two strangers who had a crazy night followed by a chaotic morning full of insults and humiliations and simply asks can “that” person be someone you don’t remember meeting?

 

JUDITH by Leonard Goodisman

Judith confronts with guile the would be god threatening to kill her people and he loses his head.

 

AFFECTATIONS by Craig M. Tiede

Following his roommate's suicide attempt, a young actor contacts his roommate's estranged parents for support and an explanation.  

 

Friday May 18 at 9 pm

Saturday May 19 at 4:30 pm

Sunday May 20 at 8:30 pm

 

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H by Megan Minutillo

H, a play that is inspired by true events.  Three high school aged kids who come from broken homes, have no relationship with their parents, and make all the wrong decisions that lead them further down the path of addiction.

 

FIVE FOOT SHELF by Richard Hinojosa

A man experiences an existential crisis when his best friend forces

him to reevaluate his favorite bookshelf.

 

HIGH UPON THE GALLOWS by Sean Patrick Monahan

High Upon the Gallows Treeexplores the love between a child and parent, as Eliot grapples with the decision to pay the price for his father’s sins in Purgatory.

 

CAPRICE by Paul Emilien Riviere

Three questionable characters seek each other out on the internet. The two expectant males meet the female who puts them through a trial-by-competition - with ever crazier involvement.

 

Wednesday May 23 at 6:30 pm

Friday May 25 at 6:30 pm

Wed. May 30 at 6:30 pm

 

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DICTATORS FOR HIRE by Joe Beck
From the battlefield to the boardroom, Executive Staffing Service specializes in placing deposed dictators with proven track records of crushing uprisings in the boardrooms of America.

LOST SATELLITES by Eugenie Carabatsos 

LOST SATELITES follows siblings, Ally and Ben, and their trusted GPS, Garmin, as they drive across the country. Ally and Ben's relationship has gone off course, will Garmin be able to help them find their way? 

 

THE THINGS WE KEEP by Tim J. MacMillan

Cleo and Renada just dropped dress sizes together. Their roommate Hector was just dropped by his girl. All have new freedom but at the cost of who’s secret?

 

CALLED TO SERVE by Nathan Dame                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mormon young man returns home after a tragic event cut his mission short. How can he get his life back together when he has lost faith in what it is supposed to be?

 

Thursday May 24 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday May 29 at 6:30 pm

Thursday May 31 at 6:30 pm

 

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THE EMPTY HEARTED by Livian Yeh and Justin Chow                                                                                                                                                                                   Best friends Ben and Danielle are forced to re-examine their relationship on the eve of Ben's engagement party.

 

IT’S A WONDER ANYONE GETS ANYTHING DONE ANYMORE by Leon Pease                                                                                                                                              It’s A Wonder Anyone Gets Anything Done Anymore… is a ten-minute absurdist comedy about sex, war and black holes so you know... something for everyone!

 

ATTENTION SHOPPERS by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich                                                                                                                                                                                      A young widow in the Afghan war shops for groceries and searches for answers from a decorated officer who can’t stop following her.

 

Thursday May 24 at 9 pm

Tuesday May 29 at 9 pm

Thursday May 31 at 9 pm

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All tickets are $20.  For Ticket Reservations email:  mrtreserve@gmail.com  

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third Floor.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 600 plays and worked with over 5000 theatre artists. 

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

Spring Playfest 2012  | Open: 03/28/12 Close: 05/06/12
 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents

SPRING PLAYFEST 2012

March 28, 2012 – May 5, 2012

 

This Spring, 12 plays, written by some of this country’s finest playwrights will participate in MRT’S Spring Playfest 2012. Tickets are $20.  For tickets email: mrtreserve@gmail.com. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th Floor.

 

Here is a list of MRT’s Spring Playfest 2012 play productions:

 

RED ALL OVER by Mike Fresta

March 28, March 29, March 30 all at 7 pm

 

THE BRINK by Eugenie Carabastos

March 28, March 29, March 30 all at 9 pm

 

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE... by Krisin Ace

March 31 at 3 pm,  April 1 at 8 pm,  April 5 at 9 pm

 

FREE DONUTS by Adam Esquenazi Douglas

March 31 at 7:30 pm,  April 1 at 6 pm,  April 5 at 7 pm

 

ideas in lowercase by Ben Bergin

April 3, April 4, April 6 all at 7 pm

 

SLEEPER by Stephanie Bramson

April 3 at 9 pm, April 4 at 9 pm, April 11 at 6:30 pm, April 12 at 6:30 pm, April 13 at 6:30 pm

 

IN THE PASTOR’S SHADOW by Shawn Whitsell

April 11 at 9 pm, April 12 at 9 pm, April 13 at 9 pm

 

THE FIRST AND ONLY HARROWING ADVENTURE OF THE INTERSTELLAR DELIVERY CORPS, PART 7 by Michael Wheeler

April 15 at 3 pm,  April 19 at 9 pm, April 21 at 3 pm

 

 

GAMES TO PLAY WHILE DRIVING by Britain Valenti

April 18 at 7 pm, April 20 at 7 pm, April 21 at 7 pm

 

THROUGH TALENTED EYES - THE STAGE PLAY by Tamara Logan

April 18 at 9 pm, April 20 at 9 pm, April 21 at 9 pm

 

ilene w/an i by Ilene Biderman  (and additional special performances)

May 2 at 6:30 pm,  May 4th at 6:30 pm,  May 5 at 6:30 pm

 

PHANTOMS GO DOWN by Ariel Sheperd-Oppenheim

May 2 at 9 pm,  May 4th at 9 pm,  May 5 at 9 pm

 

All tickets are $20.  For reservations email: mrtreserve@gmail.com

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th Floor

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 6000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

Sleeper  | Open: 04/11/12 Close: 04/13/12
 (New York, NY) The world premier of a new work by playwright Stephanie Bramson will be extending performances after a successful run to sold-out and responsive audiences.  Sleeper is a minimalist black box performance directed by Leal Vona and driven by the complex characters of Adam and Isabelle – played by Rocco Chierichella and Christina Roman respectively. 

“Sleeper” traces the cross-­‐country quest of an unlikely trucker and a desperate hitchhiker as they travel across country. Adam is a midwestern artist who never left home before finally hitchhiking out of North Dakota in search of the woman he loves. The only ride he can catch is with Isabelle, a feisty and uprooted trucker who is both fiercely independent and emotionally scarred. With so much time together in the cab of an interstate truck, there is no telling what could happen between two polarizing characters.

The audience is granted unique voyeurism: not only do they bear witness to the conversation from the first awkward greetings, but they are also granted glimpses into the past of the occupants of the cab. Audiences were moved to laughter and to tears as Adam and Isabelle grapple with their identity and connection. The humanity is the focus of the production with simple and effective staging by Vona: a few chairs and simple lighting bring the rich tapestry of the road to life and highlight the developing relationship between Adam and Isabelle. Rocco and Christina hold interest without gimmicks or the visual aide of complex sets – a true accomplishment from young actors on a compressed rehearsal schedule.

Sleeper was written nearly four years ago and has been in a state of constant revision since the first staged reading: also featuring Christina Roman as Isabelle. In the saturated world of New York theater it is a refreshing return to the origins of black box theater: simple and adventurous theater focused on the craft and characters. This is the first fully realized production of the play and the first NYC production by Bramson. It will be performed on the additional dates of April 11th, 12th and 13th at 5:30pm at Manhattan Repertory Theater located at 303 W 42nd St # 614. Tickets are $20. More information is available online at SLEEPERtheplay.com

Sleeper  | Open: 04/03/12 Close: 04/04/12

Manhattan Repertory Theater presents the world premier of SLEEPER by

Stephanie Bramson -­‐ a drama directed by Leal Vona

(New York, NY) Manhattan Repertory Theater, a longstanding establishment for upcoming playwrights, is hosting the world premier of “Sleeper” by Stephanie Bramson on April 3rd and 4th. Leal Vona directs this actor-­‐driven drama starring Rocco Chierichella and Christina Roman.

“Sleeper” traces the cross-­‐country quest of an unlikely trucker and a hitchhiker as they travel across country. Adam is a midwestern artist who never left home before finally hitchhiking out of North Dakota in search of the woman he loves. Naturally, the only ride he can catch is with the feisty and uprooted trucker Isabelle in search of anything except a home. With so much time together in the cab of an interstate truck, there is no telling what could happen between two polarizing characters.

The audience is granted unique voyeurism: not only do they bear witness to the conversation from the first awkward greetings, but they are also granted glimpses into the past of the occupants of the cab. Bramson’s play traces the ways in which experience can define a person and their perspective. The humanity is the focus of the production with simple and effective staging by Vona: a few chairs and simple lighting bring the rich tapestry of the road to life and highlight the developing relationship between Adam and Isabelle.

Sleeper was written nearly four years ago and has been in a state of constant revision since the first staged reading: also featuring Christina Roman as Isabelle. In the saturated world of New York theater it is a refreshing return to the origins of black box theater: simple and adventurous theater focused on the craft and characters. The cast and crew have developed a beautiful storytelling experience in less than three weeks. This is the first fully realized production of the play and the first NYC production by Bramson. It will be performed April 3rd and 4th at 9pm at Manhattan Repertory Theater located at 303 W 42nd St # 3. Tickets are $20. More information is available online at SLEEPERtheplay.com

Winterfest 2012  | Open: 02/08/12 Close: 03/17/12
 Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents

WINTERFEST 2012

 

 

The WINTER, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 13 plays featuring some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in a theatrical celebration of exciting work - MRT’S Winterfest 2012.  Tickets are $20. For reservations: EMAIL - mrtreserve@gmail.com.  Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. 6th Floor.

 

Here is a list of Winterfest 2012’s productions:

 

The Key to All Mythologies by Jonathan Wallace

Wednesday Feb. 8 at 9 pm

Friday Feb. 10  at 9 pm

Saturday Feb. 11 at 9 pm

 

Justice for Walter Weinberg by Ellen Mausner

Saturday Feb. 11 at 7 pm

Sunday Feb. 12 at 6 pm

Thursday Feb. 16 at 7 pm

 

It Happened on a Monday by Carrie Lynette Stringfellow

Wednesday Feb. 15 at 7 pm

Friday Feb. 17 at 7 pm

Saturday Feb. 18 at 9 pm

 

Dead Guy by Tom Slot

Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 9 pm

Thursday Feb. 16 at 9 pm

Friday Feb. 17 at 9 pm

 

Women in Motion by Donald Margulies

Saturday Feb. 18 at 7 pm

Wed. February 22 at 7 pm

Friday February 24 at 9 pm

 

Danny and The Deep Blue Sea

Sunday February 19 at 6 pm

Friday February 24 at 7 pm

Saturday February 25 at 7 pm

 

Die Happy by Mary Stewart-David

Wednesday Feb. 22 at 9 pm

Thursday Feb. 23 at 9 pm

Saturday Feb. 25 at 9 pm

 

Gate B23: Carry on Baggage

Thursday Feb. 23 at 6:30 pm 

Saturday Feb. 25 at 3 pm 

Wednesday Feb. 29 at 6:30 pm

 

Waiting for the Big O by Daniel Huntley Solon

Sunday Feb. 26 at 3 pm 

Thursday March 1 at 9 pm

Saturday March 3 at 9 pm

 

Reach by Ryan Sprague

Sunday Feb. 26 at 6 pm

Thursday March 1  at 6:30 pm

Saturday, March 3 at 3 pm

 

The House of Yes by Wendy MacLeod

Wednesday February 29 at 9 pm

Friday March 2 at 9 pm

Saturday March 3 at 9 pm

 

From The Inside by Richard Thomas Henle

Wednesday March 7 at 9 pm

Thursday March 8 at 9 pm

Friday March 9 at 9 pm

Saturday March 10 at 9 pm

Sunday March 11 at 8 pm

 

Almost Adults: 3 Plays about Sex, Love and Immaturity by Aaron Leventman

Wednesday March 14 at 7 pm

Friday March 16 at 7 pm

Saturday March 17 at 7 pm

 

 

All tickets are $20.

 

TO RESERVE TICKETS:  Email - mrtreserve@gmail.com

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St.  6th Floor

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director, and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 600 plays and worked with over 5000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

From The Inside  | Open: 03/07/12 Close: 03/11/12
From the Inside is the story about two brothers who struggle to work out their issues that have been constant since their youth. Also caught in this struggle are their friends, they all seek the advice and help of an analyst, whom they see, and she helps them uncover the many truths within and in so also uncovers many more issues within, even those that effect her.


About the Company: Lifelines Productions

This is Lifelines Productions 12th Stage outing at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre since Decmeber 2009. Lead by the writings of Richard Thomas Henle, the goal has been to bring a truthful experience to the off off broadway Stage, to also bring new talent to the stage that may or may not be on a stage before, we continue to strive and look for future collaborations with others.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Presents Winterfest 2011  | Open: 01/12/11 Close: 04/09/11

For Immediate Release: 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents 

WINTERFEST 2011 

January 12 - April 9, 2011 

The Winter, Manhattan Repertory Theatre will be presenting 32 new plays featuring some  of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors in a theatrical celebration of new  work - MRT’S WINTERFEST 2011.  Tickets are $20. For reservations call: (646) 329-6588.  Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor. 

 

Featured in this year’s WINTERFEST 2011 is THE PEOPLE IN MY HIPS by Ken Wolf, which is returning to Manhattan Rep for three very special performances : April 6, April 8 and April 9, all at 7 pm.  The PEOPLE IN MY HIPS was hailed by Martin Denton of nytheatre.com as “unlike any theatre piece I have ever seen before.”  Lise Avery of Anything Goes!! Internationally Syndicated Radio said “ THE PEOPLE IN MY HIPS is one of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre I have seen on or Off-Broadway in years!” 

 

THE PEOPLE IN MY HIPS is the true story of how Ken Wolf developed severe PTSD and multiple personalities in his hips from training in YOGA and how, over three years, he cured himself.  Thru candid narration, acted out scenes and real true to life video illustrating his crazy physical and emotional condition, Mr. Wolf takes the audience on an amazing journey of mystery and self-discovery, celebrating the innate power of possibility 

in us all. 

 

Follows is a listing the complete Winterfest 2011 productions: 

 

THE DINOSAUR AND THE FREAK 

by Hope Weiner 

Wed. January 12 at 7 pm 

Thurs. January 13 at 7 pm 

Sat. January 15 at 7 pm 

 

OVER MY DEAD BOOTY by Warren Schultz 

Wed. January 19 at 9 pm 

Friday January 21 at 9 pm 

Sat. January 22 at 9 pm 

 

LIMITATIONS by Sabrina M. Patterson 

Wed. January 26 at 7 pm 

Thurs. January 27 at 7 pm 

Fri. January 28 at 7 pm

 

GUTZ by Todd Wall 

Wed. January 26 at 9 pm 

Thurs. January 27 at 9 pm 

Fri. January 28 at 9 pm 

 

DEAD SHARKS by Will Dubbs 

Sat. January 29 at 7 pm 

Sun. January 30 at 6 pm 

Thurs. February 3 at 7 pm 

 

FOOLS AND DRUNKS by Adam Harlan 

Sat. January 29 at 5 pm 

Friday February 4 at 7 pm 

Sat. February 5 at 7 pm 

 

MS. MARTINI by Amy Knapp 

Wed. February 2 at 7 pm 

Sat. February 5 at 3 pm 

Sun. February 6 at 6 pm 

 

THE HAIL MARY PASS by Patrice Hamilton 

Wed. February. 2 at 9 pm 

Sat.  February 5 at 5 pm 

Sat. February12 at 5 pm 

 

FOR WANT OF NOTHING by Jason McAllister 

Sat. February 12 at 7 pm 

Sun. February 13 at 6 pm 

Thurs. February 17 at 7 pm 

 

SARAH WAS MINE by Joe Fletcher 

Sat. February 12 at 9 pm 

Sun. February 13 at 8 pm 

Thurs. February 17 at 9 pm 

 

AMERICAN LULLABY by Cassandra Lewis 

Wed. February 9 at 7 pm 

Friday February 11 at 7 pm 

Sun. February 13 at 3 pm 

 

WHIPPED by Christine Stevens DeLorenzo 

Wed. February 16  at 7pm 

Fri. February 18 at 7 pm 

Sat. Februrary 19 at 7 pm

 

ALTAR OF GRIEF by Denis Hawkins 

Sat. February 19 at 5 pm 

Sun. February 20 at 6 pm 

Thurs. February 24 at 7 pm 

 

THE THREE BEARS by Simone Marie Martelle 

Sat. February 19 at 9 pm 

Sun. February 20 at 8 pm 

Thurs. February 24 at 9 pm 

 

THE RUIN by G.H. Escobar 

Wed. February 23 at 6:30 pm 

Fri. February 25 at 6:30 pm 

Sat. February 26 at 6:30 pm 

 

THE FILE ON EDGAR J. HOOVER by Steve Gold 

Wed. February 23 at 9 pm 

Fri. February 25 at 9 pm 

Sun. February 27 at 3 pm 

 

IN THE ABSENCE OF ANGELS by Grace Maloney 

Sat. February 26 at 9 pm 

Sun. February 27 at 8 pm 

Thurs. March 3 at 9 pm 

 

HEARTS GAMBLE by Kee Seymore 

Mon. February 28 at 7 pm 

Tues. March 1 at 7 pm 

Wed. March 2 at 7 pm 

 

CHURCHILL IN ATHENS by Robert Gulack 

Wed. March 2 at 9 pm 

Fri. March 4 at 9 pm 

Sun. March 6 at 3 pm 

 

PLASTIC PEOPLE IN WAITING by Mila Golubov 

Sat. March 12 at 7 pm 

Sun. March 13 at 6 pm 

Thurs. March 17 at 7 pm 

 

READY by Katie Letien 

Sat. March 12 at 9 pm 

Sun. March 12 at 2:30 pm 

Thurs. March 17 at 9 pm

 

IN LOVE AGAIN by Joseph Lizardi 

Wed. March 16 at 6:30 pm 

Fri. March 18 at 6:30 pm 

Sat. March 19 at 3 pm 

 

THE NORTH HOUSE by Amy Meche 

Wed. March 16 at 9 pm 

Fri. March 18 at 9 pm 

Sun. March 20 at 3 pm 

 

DOS COYOTES by Kurt Opprecht 

Sat. March 19 at 6:30 pm 

Sun. March 20 at 8 pm 

Thurs. March 24 at 6:30 pm 

 

SIX SILENCES IN THREE MOVEMENTS byDuncan Pflaster 

Sat. March 19 at 9 pm 

Sun. March 20 at 6 pm 

Thurs. March 24 at 9 pm 

 

TECH SUPPORT by Debra Whitfield 

Wed. March 23 at 7 pm 

Fri. March 25 at 7 pm 

Sun. March 27 at 3 pm  

 

BOURNE TO THE OCEAN by Jonathan Payne 

Wed. March 23 at 9 pm 

Fri. March 25 at 9 pm 

Sat. March 26 at 3 pm 

 

HOW NOT TO ACT by Danny McDermott 

Sat. March 26 at 7 pm 

Sun. March 27 at 6 pm 

Thurs. March 31 at 7 pm 

 

PENETRATIO & FELATIO by James Manzello 

Sat. March 26 at 9 pm 

Sun. March 27 at 8 pm 

Thurs. March 31 at 9 pm 

 

THE UNPREDICTABLE TIMES by Kevin Ray Johnson 

Wed. March 30 at 6:30 pm 

Fri. April 1 at 6:30 pm 

Sat. April 2 at 6:30 pm

 

HERE I STAND AND FACE THE RAIN by Richard Thomas Henle 

Wed. March 30 at 9 pm 

Fri. April 1 at 9 pm 

Sat. April 2 at 9 pm 

 

THE PEOPLE IN MY HIPS by Ken Wolf 

Wed. April 6 at 7 pm 

Fri. April 8 at 7 pm 

Sat. April 9 at 7 pm 

 

All tickets are $20.  For reservations call: (646) 329-6588.  Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third Floor. 

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 500 plays and worked with over 3000 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.  

Life Without Joey  | Open: 11/14/10 Close: 11/14/10
Brett Epstein's biting dark comedy explores the relationships and secrets within a family of five in suburban Connecticut. When a mother's abrupt announcement causes an eruption of conflicting views, a seemingly "normal" dinner slowly veers into an emotional battle to get the last word regarding life without Joey.
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CAST OF NEW YORK ACTORS:
Daniela Thome ............ Maggie
Geoffrey Pomeroy ............ Rob
Andrew MacLarty ............ James
David Rosenblatt ............ Josh
Conor Tansey ............ Joey



*Created in 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 450 plays, and over 2000 theatre artists have participated.*
*Life Without Joey (then called Suburbia) premiered in May 2009 at the John Bowab Studio Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island.*

Visit the LIFE WITHOUT JOEY Facebook page for details, photos & more!

The Sessions  | Open: 08/25/10 Close: 08/27/10
Panoptic Theatre, in association with Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summerfest 2010, presents THE SESSIONS.

THE SESSIONS arouses the question: What's going on in your bedroom?!

Four couples expose themselves, body and soul, in this voyeuristic look at relationships:

A young married couple decides to spice up their sex life by engaging in a threesome.

A “down-low” gay couple's relationship comes to a head when one of them is ready for a change.

A couple casually dating are forced to deal with issues of body image and societal pressures.

A middle-aged married couple ventures into uncharted territory when an S&M adventure goes awry.

Watch what happens when the sex ends and the conversation begins.

 

Wed. Aug. 25 @ 9pm, Thu. Aug. 26 @ 9pm, Fri. Aug. 27 @ 9pm

 

For more info: Visit http://panoptictheatre.com/home.html or http://www.manhattanrep.com/page42/page42.html

Stars  | Open: 08/25/10 Close: 08/27/10
AML Entertainment will present Stars, a new play by Anthony M. Laura, for three performances only, Wednesday – Friday, August 25-27, at Manhattan Repertory Theater. The production will be directed by Mr. Laura, with Katherine Booze-Mooney as Assistant Director.

Fran is a down on her luck actress who cannot seem to find the motivation or the "big" project to start working again. Steven is her agent, who has convinced quirky film director Lance to star her in his new western. Fran & Lance butt heads, leading to a confrontation that Steven must mend. Later that night, Lola enters Fran's house & their absurd conversation as total strangers, brings Fran to a revelation that was a long time coming.

Featured in the cast are Danielle Carroll, Coulby Jenkins, Lisa Rosado& Hanlon Smith-Dorsey.

Placebos Dress For Comfort  | Open: 08/14/10 Close: 08/22/10
Placebos Dress For Comfort is a one-act tragedy about a bikini, an alien, and the dangers faced by deceptively liberated couples on vacation. 

Starring: Cat Cabral, Rebecca Crigler, Yakub Kataev, Jessica Lamdon,  James Manzello, and Drew Mendoza.

Written by Kimberly Shelby-Szyszko. Directed by Joel Bassin. Maryan Newbury is Co-Director. Costume Design is by Lui Konno. Ashley Nelson is Stage Manager. Producing companies are Manhattan Repertory Theatre and John Morgan’s Plight Theatre Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Is A Culinary Affair  | Open: 08/18/10 Close: 08/21/10
After moving from Argentina to New York City, Carina, 36, learns that it is never easy to leave the past behind--especially when that past is a childhood lived during a dictatorship that destroyed her family.

To Protect The Poets  | Open: 08/11/10 Close: 08/13/10
 

Two detectives stand over the dead body of a young woman who has been raped and murdered.  Their investigation leads them to a lonely poetry teacher and her sisters to learn if they saw anything that might shed light on the nearby crime. What happens when a detective and his potential witness fall deeply in love, and she learns that to protect women like herself, the man she loves commits an act that violates her deepest principles? When violence, revenge, justice, and passion collide, our need for love challenges the strength of our principles.

Playwright John Doble states, “To Protect the Poetsportrays both timeless and contemporary emotional and social conflicts, paralleled with motifs in classic literature and runs that gamut from comedy to pathos.  I'd like to think that John Patrick Shanley, and the late August Wilson and Wendy Wasserstein, just some of the playwrights I admire most, would enjoy it.

Lessons And Carols  | Open: 07/24/10 Close: 07/29/10

“Two teenage girls stuck in Catholic school: one pregnant, one clueless. And the nun who tries to save them both... WITHOUT the help of Jesus.”

 

 

Featuring Ali Skye Bennet, Rebecca LaChance, and Marianne Matthews

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Mrt's Fall Play Festival 2009  | Open: 09/17/09 Close: 11/06/09

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents

MRT’s FALL PLAY FESTIVAL ‘09

Sept 17 – November 6, 2009

 

10 new plays will be presented by some of this country’s finest playwrights, actors and directors. 

As a part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s on-going commitment to helping artists develop new work, MRT’s FALL PLAY FESTIVAL ‘09 spotlights 10 exciting new plays spanning the spectrum from comedy to drama, all being performed in Manhattan Rep’s intimate Main Stage theatre in true repertory style. Tickets are $20.  For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor.

 

Here is a list of MRT’s FALL PLAY FESTIVAL ‘09 plays:

 

WHERE THE SMOKE BLOWS BLACK by Anthony Michael Laura

Wed. Sept. 16, Thurs. Sept. 17 and Fri. Sept 18 at 7 p.m.

 

 

LIFE IN POSITANO by Barry Kaplan
Wed. Sept. 16, Thurs. Sept. 17 and Fri. Sept 18 at 9 p.m.

 

THE MURDER PARTY by Betsy Kagen and MK Walsh

Wed. Sept. 23, Thurs. Sept. 24 and Fri. Sept 25 at 7 p.m.

 

UNTRUE BLUE by Debbie Workman

Wed. Sept. 30, Thurs. Oct. 1 and Fri. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

 

 

WITH THIS RING by Joseph Simonelli

Wed. Sept. 30, Thurs. Oct. 1 and Fri. Oct. 2 at 9 p.m.

 

HIDE AND SEEK by Richard Vaden

Wed. Oct. 7, Thurs. Oct. 8 and Fri. Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.

 

 

DELICATE NOTHING by Sergio Castillo

Wed. Oct. 7, Thurs. Oct. 8 and Fri. Oct. 9 at 9 p.m.

 

BOXED IN by Jacqueline Herbach

Wed. Oct. 14, Thurs. Oct. 15 and Fri. Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

 

 

BLUE SKY SOMEWHERE by Michael Hilton

Wed. Oct. 14, Thurs. Oct. 15 and Fri. Oct. 16 at 9 p.m.

 

 

DRAWBRIDGE by Lauren Opper

Wed. Nov. 4, Thurs. Nov. 5 and Fri. Nov. 6 at 9 p.m.

 

All tickets are $20.  For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third Floor.

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 300 plays and worked with over 1600 theatre artists.  MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

All of the Elements  | Open: 08/19/09 Close: 08/21/09
Jim and Amy are a seemingly happily married couple who have it all- a wonderful relationship, steady jobs, and a great home.  Under the surface, problems begin to ensue when the couple tries to conceive as attempts become all-consuming in their lives.  When these tensions finally erupt, secrets and lies emerge that will test the foundation of their relationship.

Fragments  | Open: 07/15/09 Close: 07/17/09
Between Elizabeth's 'loving' emasculation of any man nearby, George's rampant paranoia that the sexiest girl ever - Cassandra - will make him her bitch, and Ryan's maniac nightmares of his castrating fiancé, these roommates and the rest of the myriad ensemble throw together a slap dash party to inevitably fulfill their sad destinies through wildly mismatched love affairs, life-altering prank phone calls, and the perpetual misconnection between an ambitious TV journalist-to-be and the guy next door.

Fragments invites you to laugh at their misfortune, empathize if you’ve gone through it too recently, and reminisce on when you were so naïve and fondly wonder…. What the hell was I thinking?!

Part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Summerfest

Directed by Christine Vinh Weems

Fallout  | Open: 07/08/09 Close: 07/10/09
In this world premiere play, nervous, nice guy Ben takes his dream girl -- hottie coed Melissa -- on a romantic ski date weekend. When she tries to slow down the romance, Mother Nature intervenes. An avalanche suddenly strands Ben and Melissa in their cabin with no hope of escape, and the pair must deal with the fallout from their would-be relationship in this biting comedy.

Starring John Calvin Kelly and Allie Dunbar

Part of Summerfest '09

41 Degrees North  | Open: 06/17/09 Close: 06/19/09
In "41 Degrees North," a pair of mysterious strangers find themselves trapped by circumstance in a remote shack in the woods. One is a volatile young woman suffering from an unexplained gunshot wound; the other, a seemingly ordinary young man hiding a dark past. As their defenses slowly begin to crumble, they reveal the truth of the horrific nightmare that brought them together.

41 Degrees North is the second production from Bare Shakespeare, which produced Romeo and Juliet at Manhattan Rep last December. They are a resident Member Company at Manhattan Rep. The play is directed by Emily Ehlinger.

Swish: Maria In The Mourning  | Open: 06/17/09 Close: 06/19/09
Swish: Maria in the Mourning, depicts the umbilical bond between mother and daughter which cannot be severed through heroin addiction and even death, in this rich portrait of the human condition as the American dream gets deferred.

Cast: Jennifer Edwards Kawa, Barbara Marks, Monica O'Brien, Misti Tindiglia.

The Nebula Of Georgia  | Open: 05/20/09 Close: 05/22/09
A comedy/drama about a Southern household where family secrets revealed threaten to tear the family apart untill a small boy finds an answer in an oatmeal box.

Christopher Brian Wolk Award & OOBR Award Winning Playwright & Actor Daniel Damiano performs his darkly comedic solo play - an exploration of 4 disparate individuals who, in one way or another, relay and reflect on the bizarre experiences which have ultimately made them who they are, for better…or much,…much worse. Directed by Aaron Gonzalez (John Leguizamo's Work in Progress). Part of Manhattan Repertory’s Winterfest 2009.


 

Christopher Brian Wolk Award & OOBR Award Winning Playwright & Actor Daniel Damiano performs his darkly comedic solo play - an exploration of 4 disparate individuals who, in one way or another, relay and reflect on the bizarre experiences which have ultimately made them who they are, for better…or much,…much worse. Directed by Aaron Gonzalez (John Leguizamo's Work in Progress). Part of Manhattan Repertory’s Winterfest 2009.

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Fall Play Festival 2008  | Open: 09/10/08 Close: 12/12/08
16 New Plays by cutting-edge artists produced in the Heart of Times
Manhattan Repertory Theatre is proud to present MRT's FALL PLAY FESTIVAL 2008, a new play festival in the heart of Times Square at 303 W. 42nd St. This Autumn, MRT's FALL PLAY FESTIVAL 2008 features 16 new plays by playwrights from around the country, directed and performed by some of New York City's finest directors and actors. For ticket reservations call: (646) 329-6588. All seats are $20. Spotlighting our festival this Fall is MEN by Ken Wolf, a hysterical new comedy about the faults and foibles of the male creature. It has been quoted as being "The Vagina Monologues on STEROIDS!" MEN performs Wednesday October 8, 15, 22, November 19 and December 3, all at 7 p.m. Don't miss this hysterical new comedy!

About the Company: Manhattan Repertory Theatre

 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, Manhattan Repertory Theatre has produced over 700 plays and worked with over 6000 theatre artists.  

MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.


Manhattan Repertory Theatre's SUMMERFEST 2008  | Open: 06/11/08 Close: 08/15/08
18 new plays produced in the heart of Times Square!
Manhattan Repertory Theatre is proud to present SUMMERFEST 2008, a new play festival in the heart of Times Square at 303 W. 42nd St. This summer, SUMMERFEST features 18 new plays by playwrights from around the country, directed and performed by some of New York City's finest directors and actors. For ticket reservations call: (646) 329-6588. All seats are $20.
Chance  | Open: 05/14/08 Close: 05/16/08
The story of two strangers becoming each other's family when it seems like they have no other and family becoming closer after being strangers. It is a story of realization and growth and all the pain that goes with it and how the chance to live and love is both miraculous and fleeting.
Room 211  | Open: 04/30/08 Close: 05/02/08
Room 211: A new play by Caitlin Simkovich, directed by Angela Milton, and featuring the talents of Joel Brady, Sasha Higgins, Camellia Rahbary, and Gemma Fearn will be performed April 30, May 1, and May 2nd at 7pm at Manhattan Repertory Theatre (303 W. 42nd st. suite 310) as part of the Manhattan Rep Amazing Play Festival. Admission is $20 and tickets can be reserved by calling the box office and then paying when you arrive-NOTE: NO tickets will be sold at the door.
Synopsis: Harold is a young man, dying in a hospital room. Despite their best efforts, the nurses and a mysterious companion despair of him. On the outside, Harold had the perfect life; great job, great cars, great salary, but is everything as it seems?? Room 211 is a dark comedy that reminds us what life is really all about.

For more information please contact either Caitlin Simkovich at caitlinsimkovich@gmail.com or Angela Milton at a_j_Milton@hotmail.com.

Elapse: Three Stories About the Passage of Time  | Open: 03/05/08 Close: 03/08/08
Time plays its inevitable role in each of these three tragi-comic one-acts. Autumn: At each stage of his life, Thomas, a sensitive son struggles in vain to enlighten Cliff, his 'man's man' father. All We've Got Is Time: Mark, a lonely teacher and Shelly, an aloof shopgirl, would reach out to each other, through the walls they've built up, if only there were enough time. The Cocaine Play: Over the years, John, a drug-addicted young man, learns how to abandon his best friend Carol, and how to choose life over death.

Cast: Nick Arens, Emily Davis, Rick Joyce, Brian Seibert, Alessandra Ziviani

Manhattan Rep Summerfest 2007  | Open: 06/13/07 Close: 08/18/07
For Immediate Release:

MRT'S SUMMERFEST 2007 19 new plays this summer in Times Square!

Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents SUMMERFEST 2007, June 13 through August 18, 2007. This summer, 19 new plays by some of this country's finest playwrights are being presented in this cutting-edge theatre festival based in the heart of Times Square NYC. Tickets are $20. For ticket reservations call: (646) 329-6588.
Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor.
For more information, log on to: www.manhattanrep.com.

A beautiful addicted woman, her sociopath boyfriend, and two therapists square off in
THE EYES OF LOVE by Ken Wolf, a comedy about therapy and love addiction which opens and highlights the Festival. The Eyes of Love features Jennifer Pierro, Renee Petrofes, Tom Lacalamita and Ken Wolf. It plays June 13, 14 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.,
and then every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. starting July 12.

Other featured plays include:
BREAKROOM by Nadia Owusu. - June 20, 22, 23 at 7 p.m.

LOVING SUSAN PART 1 by David Potashnik - June 20, 22, 23 at 9 p.m.

A FAMILY'S PLAY by Shawn Luckey - June 26, 27, 28 at 8 p.m.

The SOURCE by La'Chris Jordan and BLANCHE'S by Amy Bergen - July 13, 14, at 7 p.m. and July 15, at 6 p.m.

SOCIAL WORK by Cara Winter - July 13, 14 at 9 p.m. and July 15 at 8 p.m.

THE DRAMA COUPLE by Rudy Cecera - July 18 at 7 p.m. July 20 at 9 p.m. and July 21 at 7 p.m.

WEB by Gretchen O'Halloran and AMERICA 2007 by Andrea Snell July 18 at 9 p.m, July 20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 9 p.m.

SLEEP TIGHT MICK by Haley Bondy July 25 at 9 p.m., July 27 at 9 p.m. and July 28 at 9 p.m.

DEALING by Marjorie Suvalle and Julie Tindell and CATHERINE STREET by Lori Payne August 1, August 3 and August 4 at 7 p.m.

THE REVEREND, THE FATHER, THE MAN by Emmanuel Gilot August 1, August 3 and August 4 at 9 p.m.

1170 UNDERDOG, by Mary E. Goulet - August 8, 10, 11 at 7 p.m.

NUMBERS by Kieron Barry August 8, 10, 11 at 9 p.m.

MIS-MATCHED.COM by Robert Marese August 15, 17, 18 at 7 p.m.

MISS LAURA MAY OF HARLEM by Jamal Williams August 15, 17, 18 at 9 p.m.

For Tickets call: (646) 329-6588

Catherine Street  | Open: 08/01/07 Close: 08/04/07
A chance meeting with a stranger on Catherine Street inspires action in Marcelle Bloomer, and she makes a crusade of burying abandoned newborns. But funerals cost money, even if the coffin is the size of a shoebox.

Marcelle's only daughter is the self-appointed custodian of the Bloomer name. Jade Bloomer-Gaines resents her mother's work with the newborns, especially when Marcelle begins to spend the family's money on the burials. Just as Jade predicts, the Bloomers fall into financial ruin. Meanwhile, Jade's new husband Leonardo Gaines gradually loses his grip on reality. Nevertheless, Marcelle continues to work as her own family unravels before her eyes.

Brothers/Shades of Gray  | Open: 04/04/07 Close: 04/07/07
Brothers is a one act play in which two brothers try to conquer their demons through the power of writing, one with a novel and the other with his poetry. The brothers do their best to support each other and overcome the adversity in their lives, which includes a dysfunctional family and an addiction to heroin.

Shades of Gray is about two men with very little in common who meet in a hospital room. As they begin to share their thoughts on life, love, and destiny, each learns more than he expects about the other and about himself.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Winterfest 2007  | Open: 02/07/07 Close: 03/24/07
For Immediate Release:


Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents
WINTERFEST
February 7th March 24th, 2007.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre, 13 new plays will be presented over 6 weeks by some of New York City's finest playwrights, actors and directors. As a part of Manhattan Repertory Theatre's on-going commitment to helping artists develop new work, WINTERFEST spotlights 13 exciting new plays spanning the spectrum from comedy to drama, all being performed in Manhattan Rep's intimate Main Stage theatre in true repertory style. All tickets are $20 with complimentary beverage.
For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third floor.

Opening the festival is SENSORY by Lucas Hewitt, being performed Wednesday February 7th at 7 p.m., Thursday February 8th at 9 p.m. and Saturday February 10th
at 7 p.m. Sensory reveals our world as we experience it through the five senses, and asks the question: When your senses take control of your memory, can you trust yourself to know what you really want?

Next up is FOR YOU by Josh Drimmer, a deeply personal yet universal story about what happens when young love confronts adult life. FOR YOU plays Wednesday February 7th at 9 p.m., Thursday February 8th at 7 p.m. and Friday February 9th at 9 p.m.

Playwright Rudy Cecera returns for the third time to Manhattan Rep with his hysterical new play, THE LEAD which tells the tale of a successful playwright who promises the lead in one of his plays to three separate actresses, expecting that his play won't get produced. However, when it accidentally gets produced, he suffers the consequences.
THE LEAD performs Friday February 9th at 7 p.m. and Saturday February 10th at 9 p.m.

PERFIDIA by Steve Kalvar tells the tale of Perfidia, a 1930's nightclub where six lost souls congregate in their search for love, salvation and twenty million dollars in gold.
PERFIDIA plays Thursday February 15th at 7 p.m., Friday February 16th at 7 p.m. and Saturday February 17th at 7 p.m.

RACHEL MUST DIE by Christopher Albate returns for an encore presentation. Originally produced as part of SUMMERFEST 06, RACHEL MUST DIE is about a young musician whose girlfriend has left him in a vicious yet funny downward spiral.
RACHEL MUST DIE performs Thursday February 15th at 9 p.m., Friday February 16th at 9 p.m. and Saturday February 17th at 9 p.m.

THE KING IN YELLOW, an exciting new work by Duke York, plunges the audience into madness, where they witness a scholar trading his soul for forbidden knowledge. Who will dare listen to the crickets cry? THE KING IN YELLOW plays Wednesday February 28th at 7 p.m., Thursday March 1st at 9 p.m., Friday March 2nd at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 3rd at 9 p.m.


THE FAMILY ABORTIONIST by Lena Moy-Borgen follows the story of generations of Jewish Mothers who find their daughters to be in a condition' and the man whose love forever changes their lives again, and again, and...well...again.
THE FAMILY ABORTIONIST performs Wednesday February 28th at 9 p.m., Thursday March 1st at 7 p.m., Friday March 2nd at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 3rd at 7 p.m.

A RABBI IN THE ATTIC by Jack A. Churilla is a comedic study of contemporary values in a Jewish family when the goy husband quits the family's business to write a novel. A RABBI IN THE ATTIC performs Wednesday March 7th at 7 p.m., Thursday March 8th at 7 p.m., Friday March 9th at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 10th at 7 p.m.

IF CONDITION by Aaron Carter tells the tale of Joe Morton who believes life is a computer program: variables in an equation narrow to one inevitable result. 
 In this case, that result is a child with his wife Sara. His best friend Quinn thinks that's the condition for a happy life, but Joe wants to rewrite the formula so that any outcome is still possible. IF CONDITION plays Wednesday March 7th at 9 p.m., Thursday March 8th at 9 p.m., Friday March 9th at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 10th at 9 p.m.

SECONDS by Stephen Lemay explores the lives of troubled singles who tangle with the awkward intimacies of modern romance. SECONDS performs Wednesday March 14th at 7 p.m., Thursday March 15th at 7 p.m., Friday March 16th at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 17th at 7 p.m.

A remote and run-down caf is the setting for BORDERTOWN by Steve Ives.
Fate brings nine disparate characters together as a tornado thunders in. 
But appearances can be deceiving for there is always something stranger hidden beneath. BORDERTOWN plays Wednesday March 14th at 9 p.m., Thursday March 15th at 9 p.m., Friday March 16th at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 17th at 9 p.m.

Abandoned by her fianc on her wedding day, Granny Ellen Weatherall, a feisty pioneer woman fighting death, finally allows herself to feel the love and grief that has haunted her for sixty years in THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL by Barbara Lifton based on the short story by Katharine Anne Porter. THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL performs Wednesday March 21st at 7 p.m., Thursday March 22nd
at 7 p.m., Friday March 23rd at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 24th at 7 p.m.

The deeply moving AND YOUNG MEN DIE by Bill Holland closes WINTERFEST 07. When a war is over, there are many more injuries than those that meet the eye...your experiences haunt you! AND YOUNG MEN DIE performs Wednesday March 21st
at 9 p.m., Thursday March 22nd at 9 p.m., Friday March 23rd at 9 p.m. and Saturday March 24th at 9 p.m.

All tickets are $20. For reservations call: (646) 329-6588. Manhattan Repertory Theatre is located at 303 W. 42nd St. Third Floor.

Bordertown  | Open: 03/14/07 Close: 03/17/07
Bordertown is a clever new comedy and the first stage play by experienced screenwriter and comic book author Steve Ives. It tells us the story of a motley crew of dreamers, orphans, convicts, gamblers, domestic terrorists and quite possibly God himself in a fateful meeting at a little diner near the California/Mexico border. When a hostage situation breaks out in the diner during a freakish tornado, the group learns how they arrived at this seemingly final pass and learn about themselves, each other, spirituality and the lack of true coincidence in day-to-day life. Bordertown asks questions that affect us all, while giving witty humor to a dire situation.
Sensory  | Open: 02/07/07 Close: 02/10/07
Sensory is a brand new play about a man lost in his own world, struggling for a place to belong, a place to call home. When he smells the scent of his ex-girlfriend he travels four hours, back to where he grew up, to find her and win her back. Only problem is, he doesn't know how to make her feel that love again. His wild journey takes him down memory lane, and when his past comes flooding back, he may just lose his future...

"Sensory reveals our world as we experience it through the five senses, and asks the question: When your senses take control of your memory, can you trust yourself to know what you really want?"

17 One-Act Plays in three weeks.
For a complete listing go to: www.manhattanrep.com

Shows:

MUSE By William Andrew Horn
Wednesday Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Thursday Oct 5 at 9 p.m. and Friday Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

MUSE follows a young comic book artist as he discovers who can bring color into a life and what rips it away.


EATING MIMI by Liza Lentini and THE OFFICE by Kate Hoffower.

EATING MIMI tells the absurdly sordid tale of women on the verge, men on the prowl, dead kittens, invisible dogs, and an unexpected dinner guest that kills the vicious cycle, and that's just the beginning!

THE OFFICE asks the question: When collating has lost its charm, will you be content in your job or will you rebel and plot about what still could be? Meet 3 women, trapped in their cubicles, but not condemned to life in THE OFFICE.

EATING MIMI and THE OFFICE will be presented Wednesday Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.


WRISTBANDS by Maureen McSherry
Wednesday Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. and Thursday Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

In WRISTBANDS, three old friends meet a Katrina survivor and are forced to re-evaluate their idea of charity and equality. They are surprised to learn how far they will go to survive.


PINATA by Zach Messner
Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 30 at 9 p.m.

To quote the author "Piata, answers no questions, questions no answers, but resolves the problem of the human condition down to finding a new roommate when the previous one is heinously murdered for his grape-cranberry juice."


PLATONIC by Rudy Cecera and THE SUNSHINE FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS by Sara Jeanne Asselin

Friday Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

In PLATONIC, two very good friends combine humor and emotion as they ponder the advantages and disadvantages of a taking their relationship to the next level.

THE SUNSHINE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS tells the tale of Miles and Milo who are the best artists in the world---according to them. But, because of the oppressive government forces at work within the walls of The Sunshine Foundation for The Arts, the world may never see Miles' and Milo's genius. Will the world ever acknowledge Miles and Milo? Should it? Don't miss these two exciting one-act plays!


COMFORT By Keith Glass
Wednesday Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., Thursday Oct 5 at 7 p.m. and Friday Oct. 6 at 9 p.m.

COMFORT is about four people desperately trying to find security for themselves in their relationships but instead find no one is as they portray themselves to be, and they know very little about each other.


ALWAYS by Angel Dillemuth and THERE'S ALWAYS A BAND by Isaac Rathbone
Saturday Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 8 at 6 p.m

Always is the story about a gay couple. One wants to get married and the other has a secret.

THERE'S ALWAYS A BAND explores the touching, yet often absurd, nature of relationships between men who are thrown together in times of war.


HALLELUJAH ILLINOIS by Rachel Wahl and CLASH AND LEARN by Ervon Neely
Saturday Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

HALLELUJAH ILLINOIS centers around a wedding party where words seem to mean little, perception defines what intention can't reach. Five characters more aware of the worlds within than what's next to them wait for the bride and groom to arrive.

CLASH AND LEARN, is a groundbreaking one-act play about 2 young men, one str8 and one gay, both from the same minority community. One day, their lives are forever changed w/a 'confrontation/situation' on the street corner of 125th and 8th avenue in New York City's Harlem.

CUSTOMER SERVICE by Marlene Rhein and Jennifer Ostrega, REALER THAN THAT by Kitt Lavoie and DAMAGE DANCERS by Marjorie Suvalle

Wednesday Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Thursday Oct 12 at 9 p.m. , Friday Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., and Saturday Oct. 14 at 9 p.m.

CUSTOMER SERVICE centers around a conversation between a just-dumped, fed-up-with-credit-card-charges New Yorker and an emotionless, burnt out customer-service rep. Two women on either end of the spectrum learn that they have more in common than they think.

REALER THAN THAT asks the questions: Wouldn't it be nice to spend one last night with your high school sweetheart, ten years after the fact? And what if he just blurted out your darkest secret on reality TV?

DAMAGED DANCERS is about a therapy group for those traumatized by childhood dance class.


PROMISCUITY:THE ONE NIGHT STAND CHRONICLES by Kassandra Vaughn Harper and STUCK by Motrya Tomycz

Wednesday Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. , Thursday Oct 12 at 7 p.m. , Friday Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

PROMISCUITY:THE ONE NIGHT STAND CHRONICLES is about the many vices and virtues of the one night stand where women get who they want... or want who they get?

STUCK explores the relationship of two sisters: One has a black eye. The other, a bible. Two sisters in a crossroad of crisis, come to discover their seemingly divergent worlds share a common theme of "quiet desperation".

Damaged Dancers  | Open: 10/11/06 Close: 10/14/06
Part of the Manhattan Rep One-Act Play Festival
Telling Yourself It Doesn't Matter  | Open: 07/19/06 Close: 07/22/06
Three across-the-board New York City females speak to their form of 'diary' in this comedy that manages to hit you where it hurts. With dance breaks and a drunk narrator who ties the political with the personal, you'll be left wondering...what secrets are killing you inside?
Summerfest  | Open: 07/01/06 Close: 07/12/06
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre, Manhattan Repertory Theatre presents: SUMMERFEST. 19 new plays will be presented by over 100 theatre artists.

Highlighting the Festival will be CONVERSATIONS WITH DOG by Ken Wolf, featuring Anthony J. Ribustello from HBO's The Sopranos as DOG. CONVERSATIONS WITH DOG is a tale of a wise-cracking sex-obsessed 300 lb. dalmation who is sent from Heaven to help a miserable young playwright get on with his life. Also featured are Amber Jean Koerner and Jamie Watson. CONVERSATIONS WITH DOG plays Wednesday July 19th at 7 p.m., Thursday July 20th at 9 p.m., Friday July 21st at 7 p.m. and Saturday July 22nd at 9 p.m. It is directed by Manhattan Rep's Artistic Director, Ken Wolf.

Opening the festival is Nick Linnehan's wild new play IDENTITY, an autobiographical tale of Cerebral Palsy, Catholicism and Homosexuality, featuring Nick Linnehan, Sarah Giller, and Peter Quinones. It is directed by Manhattan Rep's Artistic Director, Ken Wolf. IDENTITY runs Thursday July 6th, Friday July 7th and Saturday July 8th at 8 p.m.

Two extraordinary One Act Plays: Sitting On The Edge of The World by Dan Chen and RPG by William Andrew Horn will be presented together Wednesday July 12th at 9 p.m., Thursday July 13th at 7 p.m. and Friday July 14th at 9 p.m. SITTING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is about a troubled young woman, who has the power to stop time.

RPG tells the tale of a man who returns back home after six years to the RPG comic book shop, only to find out that sometimes turning a page brings you right back to the beginning. It is written by William Andrew Horn and directed by Jessie Lyn Jarosz. It features Punam Bean, John Bodycombe, Meg O'Brien, Kevin Coyle, John Dillon, Billy Horn, Melissa Howes, Cameron J. Oro, and Jaimee Segars.

If you are looking for topical sketch comedy, immodest social critique and unabashed commercialism, not to mention, an uncomfortable evening for the entire family, check out, LISTERINE-A-STRADA: A Cock-tease of a good time." which plays Wednesday July 12th, at 7 p.m., Thursday July 13th at 9 p.m. and Friday July 14th at 7 p.m. LISTERINE-A-STRADA features Elizabeth Blue, Jedidiah Clarke, Amanda Cronk, Jared Robinson, Jennie Slentz, Paul Snyder and Tracy Walsch.

IN THE FLOODPLAIN by Jacob Appel will be presented Saturday July 15th at 7 p.m. and Sunday July 16th at 8 p.m. It is directed by Rosalie Purvis with Set and Costumes by Clara Purvis and Sound Design by Patrick McCarthy. It features Juliet O'Brien, Russell Kerr, and Kathy Devine. IN THE FLOODPLAIN is about Apollo Hopewell, the world's least memorable human being, who has fallen in love with the world's most attractive woman, Helen. Apollo sees only one possibility of romantic success with Helen: Building a large wooden vessel and rescuing her in a flood, and so he begins constructing an ark on his mother's suburban front yard in Connecticut.

WALKING ON EGGSHELLS by Deborah Johnstone and ANIMUM REFLECTERE by A.B. Asher will be presented together Saturday July 15th at 9 p.m. and Sunday July 16th at 6 p.m. WALKING ON EGGSHELLS poses the question: Normal vs. abnormal who decides? How our culture anticipates one should behave and think is highly suspect. Don't you sometimes just get pissed off by the rules? It features Deborah Johnstone and is directed by Mary Lee Kellerman. ANIMUM REFLECTERE explores racism, homophobia, and the prism through which memory's light is filtered in a story of a relationship between two seemingly disparate men, Horace, an African-American, and Graham, a Jew.

Three across-the-board New York City females speak to their form of diary' in this comedy that manages to hit you where it hurts. With choreographed dance breaks and a drunk narrator who ties the political with the personal, TELLING YOURSELF IT DOESN'T MATTER by Marlene Rhein will leave you wondering: What secrets are killing YOU inside? It is directed by Marlene Rhein and features Stephanie Bush, Marlene Rhein, Will Schmincke, and Marcella Anise Smith. Performance dates are Wednesday July 19th at 9 p.m., Thursday July 20th at 7 p.m., Friday July 21st at 9 p.m. and Saturday July 22nd at 7 p.m.

RACHEL MUST DIE by Christopher Abate tells the story of a young musician whose best buddies are trying to hook him up with new girls, while he's writing love songs to try and win back his ex-girlfriend. It features Chelsie Castillo, Beverly Lauchner, Ryan Stone, Christopher Albate and Craig Peugh. It is directed by Jessie Martinez with Sound and Light Design by Robert Baxter. Performances are Wednesday July 26th at 8 p.m., Thursday July 27th at 8 p.m., and Friday July 28th at 8 p.m.

CHERUBINA by Paul Cohen is inspired by the true-story of a love triangle in Pre-Revolutionary Russia. From a duel thwarted by a boot to a moon-shine making schoolteacher, CHERUBINA explores crimes of the heart in times of great historic change. It is directed by Rebecca Lingafelter, with Sound Design by Mark Valadez. It features Laura Heidinger, Teddy Bergman, and someone cool. It plays Saturday July 29th at 8 p.m. and Sunday July 30th at 7 p.m.

After being told she lacks the qualities of a great actress, a spoiled diva finds herself on a famous street meeting several memorable characters who force her to look inward in BROKEN BOULEVARD by Rudy Cecera. BROKEN BOULEVARD is directed by Richard Harden and features Alexandra Byrn, Danielle Gerado, Rudy Cecera, Tom Detrik, and Jagger Kaye. Performance dates are Wednesday August 2nd at 9 p.m., Thursday August 3rd at 7 p.m. and Friday August 4th at 9 p.m.

CONFESSIONS OF A CATHOLIC GIRL, written and performed by Julia Bugnacki
is a wacky comedy about a girl who attends an All Girl's Catholic School, full of Lesbian Nuns, perverted Music teachers and hormonal teenage girls. It is directed by Ilona Pierce. It goes up Wednesday August 2nd at 7 p.m., Thursday August 3rd at 9 p.m. and Friday August 4th at 7 p.m.

THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF FORBIDDEN FRUIT by David Jeffers takes place in the Garden of Eden. Gabriel is a control freak. Lucifer is trying to help. Eve is a little princess. Adam is confused. In the beginning... Paradise had its drawbacks. It features Kristen Albanese, Renee Brown, Jim DeProphetis, and David Jeffers. Performance dates are Saturday August 5th at 8 p.m. and Sunday Augusts 6th at 7 p.m.

The last week of SUMMERFEST is ONE ACT WEEK and 5 new one act plays round out the festival's exciting line-up.

IDENTITY CRISIS by Kevin Chew, IN THE OPEN by Angela Liao and ABSENT MINDED GAY ANGEL by Jessie Lyn Jarosz will be performed together Wednesday August 9th at 7 p.m., Thursday August 10th at 9 p.m., Friday August 11th at 7 p.m. and Saturday August 12th at 9 p.m. In IDENTITY CRISIS, an internet couple, Jane and Joe, enter a Chinese restaurant serving today's special, fake accents. Joe, a food critic, has hopes of enjoying a savory authentic Chinese meal with his new girlfriend while Jane plans to reveal her true gender preference to her sexually confused boyfriend. It is directed by Arthur An and features Chris Wang, Melanie Maras, Kevin Smart and Sarah Bernier. IN THE OPEN tells the story of Grace, who is thirty two years old, and dating outside her race. Will her Mom be cool or caustic? This humorous slice of life asks hard-hitting questions and more! It is directed by Don Nguyen and features Vera Miao, Mami Kimura and Shaka Malik. Finally, ABSENT MINDED GAY ANGEL asks the question: How close to heaven would you be if you lied about your own suicide? Sometimes the only angel you need is as close as a phone call away. ABSENT MINDED GAY ANGEL is directed by Peter Mussared and features Michelle Federico and Jose Laureiro.

Finally, WOODY AND THE HEEB by Bill Barnett and CARRIE AND LIL by Sara Jeanne Asselin are being performed together Wednesday August 9th at 9 p.m., Thursday August 10th at 7 p.m., Friday August 11th at 9 p.m. and Saturday August 12th at 7 p.m. WOODY AND THE HEEB is about 2 estranged college friends who meet 45 years later at a college reunion. CARRIE AND LIL is about two speech writers who work in a woman's BRAIN! Carrie is a young, intellectual upstart. Lil, now retired, used to be the woman's sex/romance/fantasy writer. When the speech writers get orders to ruin the woman's life, will they obediently fulfill their duties, or will they overthrow the BODY and save her? It is directed by Jessica Franz, with stage manager Sarah Ford, and features Sari Kamin, Ramona Floyd, Ann Margaret Hollyman and Alton Clemente.

The Merry Month of May  | Open: 04/30/06 Close: 05/27/06
Celebrate the Call of the Birds and the Bees with some classic Shakespeare comedies and a newer farce in the classic tradition at the Merry Month of May Festival - presented by MoonBeam.Net Productions at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, located at 303 West 42nd Street beginning April 30th.

The highlight of the Festival will be Jason Shilling Kendall's THE DENTIST or BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH. Set in both "long ago" and "right now," the work combines farce, the art of clowning, extreme physicality and the Commedia dell'Arte style - all to ensure that true love conquers all, those who are misguided learn the error of their ways (with a little help) and everyone (or most everyone) lives happily ever after.

THE DENTIST will be joined at the Merry Month of May Festival by four classic Shakespeare comedies A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL and TWELFTH NIGHT. Works that deal with lovers, liars, fairies, schemers, deception and mistaken identities not to mention a bit of cross-dressing now and then. In addition, on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:30pm (after THE DENTIST ) is DONNA'S LATE-NIGHT CABARET a revue of the music of award-winning composer Donna Stearns, featuring original music to many of Shakespeare's bawdy and soulful lyrics.

All Plays Are Equity Showcases

One Good Marriage  | Open: 04/04/06 Close: 04/23/06
D.I.Y. Theatre and Kneeling Bus Theatre present the New York debut of Sean Reycraft's sensational Canadian play. This production, directed by Diana Belshaw and starring Justin Conley and Siobhan Power, was the hit of last year's Dublin Fringe Festival, garnering a five-star review from Irish Theatre Magazine and a Best Actress nomination for Ms. Power. One Good Marriage finds Steph and Stewart celebrating their first anniversary. She's an English teacher; he's a high school librarian. As they revisit their first year of marriage, they cannot escape the terrible sorrow that looms over them. They returned from their delightful honeymoon to find the unthinkable had happened.

One Good Marriage is equal parts dark comedy and moving drama. As Steph and Stewart slowly reveal the tragedy, the story deftly moves from heartbreak to humor and back again. One Good Marriage offers a vivid look at two ordinary people to whom the extraordinary has occurred.

One dollar from every regular price ticket will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.

Endings  | Open: 02/21/06 Close: 02/26/06
Presented by LOVE CREEK PRODUCTIONS in association with JOHN CAPO PRODUCTIONS (John Capo, Artistic Director/ Jack Dowd
Men  | Open: 02/17/06 Close: 02/18/06
Sex and the City Meets Mad Magazine!

"Men. You can't live with 'em. And you can't live with 'em!"

This exciting new theatrical laugh-riot illustrates the often bizarre, silly and just plain ridiculous behaviors of the male creature. MEN is playful male bashing at its best, performed by ten of New York's finest actresses.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona  | Open: 01/16/06 Close: 01/17/06
Shakespeare's most despised, most racist, most sexist, and most anti-semitic comedy (other than that play about Shylock) gets a helluva workover. Like the Bard gettin' hated on by Dave Chapelle, this all-minority cast will make you jump for joy, or at least make you want to burn your Barbies."