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Loud Speaker By John Howard Lawson  | Open: 03/06/13 Close: 03/23/13
In Lawson's burlesque farce, Loud Speaker,it's politics as usual. Filled with commedia dell'arte characters that ring true today - On the eve of the election, what would happen if the candidate finally told the truth and told his constituents to go to Hell?


Vaudeville/Variety"

Acts/Attractions.Vaudeville/Variety

Greasemonkey  | Open: 02/13/13 Close: 02/14/13
Mara has recently taken the reigns of her deceased father’s car restoration business in Berkeley, CA, and finds herself in a love triangle, torn between a younger man, and a previous love. Based on the works of Alice Walker, Noel Coward and more.


Drama"

Theater.Drama

That Lady From Maxim's  | Open: 09/27/12 Close: 10/21/12
After a night on the town at the notorious Parisian nightspot Maxim’s, a respectable married doctor wakes up to find a (nearly) naked lady in his bed. His attempts to extract himself from this scandalous situation only further entangle him in a web of intrigue and misunderstandings ~ gleefully abetted by the Lady in question. A rowdy and deliciously decadent musical farce set in late 19th century Paree!


Classical"

Theater.Classical

Shadowlands  | Open: 10/02/12 Close: 10/20/12
A true life story about C.S. Lewis, author of “The Narnia Chronicles.” In midlife his stable 1950s Oxford world is rocked by his romance and eventual marriage to a younger woman, a Jewish American divorcee and former communist, who has a young son. After a joyous period of remission, she succumbs to cancer, shaking this Christian writer’s faith, until the need to care for her son restores his will to live. A beautiful and haunting play about life, love and loss.


Classical"

Theater.Classical

That Lady From Maxim's  | Open: 09/27/12 Close: 10/20/12
After a night on the town at the notorious Parisian nightspot Maxim’s, a respectable married doctor wakes up to find a scantily clad Lady in his bed -- and has no idea how she got there. Desperate to explain himself to his pious wife and his rich uncle, he finds himself entangled in a web of misunderstandings, intrigues and mistaken identities -- gleefully orchestrated by the Lady in Question. A rowdy and deliciously decadent musical farce set in late 19th century Paree!


Classical"

Theater.Classical

Shadowlands  | Open: 10/02/12 Close: 10/19/12
A true life story about C.S. Lewis, author of “The Narnia Chronicles.” In midlife his stable 1950s Oxford world is rocked by his romance and eventual marriage to a younger woman, a Jewish American divorcee and former communist, who has a young son. After a joyous period of remission, she succumbs to cancer, shaking this Christian writer’s faith, until the need to care for her son restores his will to live. A beautiful and haunting play about life, love and loss.


Classical"

Theater.Classical

I'm Sorry: How An Apologist Became An Activist  | Open: 08/18/12 Close: 08/26/12
FringeNYC presents I’m Sorry, one woman’s funny, heartbreaking and bold journey to finding her voice, written and performed by Katya Lidsky, directed by Gilles Chiasson. Every performance will provide awareness and donations to a non-profit organization which helps animals.

Do you like me? Do you ‘get’ me?  Where do I belong? A people-pleasing apologist turns animal-loving activist in an entertaining and poignant story about finding your purpose and affecting positive change.  Katya Lidsky plays 16 characters– some female, some male, some four-legged – shining a spotlight on contemporary animal welfare issues while tackling the challenges of integrity and self-esteem.  Sometimes you have to find something to believe in before you can stop saying I'm Sorry.

Tall Tales of True Stories  | Open: 08/01/07 Close: 08/04/07
Propinquity Productions presents the premiere of TALL TALES OF TRUE STORIES by Jonathan Todd Ross from August 1-4, 2007 at 440 Studios. Six plays follow six young men who connect with women but can't commit to them. One-night stands, obscene fantasies, sexually fraught male bonding and chance encounters with old girlfriends reveal their anxieties run deep and their egos loom large but they might be ready for something more just maybe not quite yet?

In Morning Breath, Mark (Brian J. Carter*) wants more than a one-night stand with Julie (Rachel Martsolf) but has he been single for so long that he only knows how to communicate through insults and evasions? Directed by Jeff Tabnick.

After an elevator ride with a model, a computer programmer (Birch Harms) becomes obsessed with a certain obscene phrase in The Spring I Was a Man. Directed by Helena Prezio.

Roommates Troy (Matty D. Stuart*) and Brett (Daniel Cohen*) watch football on a Sunday afternoon. Intimacy takes many forms... Halftime. Directed by Joseph Ward.

In Comfortable Pants, the hunt for a new wardrobe leads a young couple to wonder what other changes they need to make in their lives. With Ari Butler*, Emily Hagburg and Nick Cearley.* Directed by Courtney Phelps.

A young man (Matty D. Stuart*) runs into his former girlfriend (Shannon Kirk) in the park. They broke up so long ago. He is totally over her. Absolutely over her. There are just one or two small things he'd like to get off his chest ... in Closure, directed by Steve Bebout.

In Force of Habit, a perpetually lonely guy (Brian J. Carter*) pontificates to his bartender (Talia Rubel) on why being alone on his 30th birthday is so great. When she gives him a taste of her own loneliness, he finds what he didn't know he was looking for. Directed by Jeff Tabnick.

Jonathan Todd Ross has previously written Dear Grandpa (part of Latkes and Applesauce, Merkin Hall); and the screenplay "Time Machine Girlfriends" with Jeff Tabnick. As an actor, he has appeared in a variety of plays, cartoons, and television shows, including an upcoming episode of the ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning. Theatre credits: Happy Days: The Musical (Falcon Theatre), One Hundred Years Into the Heart (NYMF, Primary Stages), Evening with Richard Rodgers (Westchester Philharmonic), Cupid and Psyche (Altered Stages). Television credits: "Bronx Is Burning," "One Life to Live," and voiceovers for "Yugioh," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and "GI Joe."

Founded in 2002, Propinquity Productions, LLC, strives to make entertaining theater by pumping new life into already existing theatrical forms. The company recently produced Jeff Tabnick's An Intelligent Design in The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee presented by The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Past full-length productions include I Found Her Tied To My Bed at UNDER St. Mark's, Galapagos (with Lightning Strikes), and The Moral Value Festival presented by The Brick Theater; Barrymore's Body at the 2004 New York City International Fringe Festival; Two Rooms; and 68. In addition, Propinquity presented a one-act play, The Disease of Geography, at Developing Artists, primarily for high school students.

The Woman's Room  | Open: 07/14/06 Close: 07/15/06
Featuring: Jessica Aris, Alice Dranger, Lipica Shah, Pia Shah, and Meagan Shimizu Stage Manager: Nikita Nadgar The Woman's Room is a new play addressing the continuing struggle for women's rights in the Middle East; a young woman from Saudi Arabia is imprisoned and has visions from the outside world of women suffering just as she is. Tickets $10, RSVP by email to TheWomansRoom@aol.com
Testify: Conversations in Congress  | Open: 04/14/06 Close: 04/15/06
TESTIFY: CONVERSATIONS IN CONGRESS
Episode 3: Disclosing the Identity of an Intelligence Officer

TESTIFY: CONVERSATIONS IN CONGRESS is a reading series that dramatizes excerpts of congressional oversight hearings. Staged simply, each episode focuses on the human drama underlying the witness statements and Q & A exchanges, reveals startling facts that rarely receive the media coverage they deserve, and inspires debate on the issue of government accountability. The script for this, the third installment of TESTIFY, is drawn from a hearing investigating the consequences of outing a covert CIA operative.

Soliloquy - An Evening of Shakespeare  | Open: 02/24/06 Close: 02/25/06
Act One: Shakespeare put on seriously. Beautiful sonnets, soliloquies, and monologues, framed around an original dramatic narrative about love.

Act Two: Not so serious. Shakespeare used in an audition setting, all the drama, and all the comedy.

Directors: Samuel A. Morris and Chelsea Glickfield

Reservations: ATWASTheatreCo@aol.com

The Siblings  | Open: 02/13/06 Close: 02/19/06
with
Arthur Aulisi*, Amanda Broomell, Paul Daily, Emily Hartford,
Kathryn Velvel Jones*, and Catherine Siracusa

*AEA member

The Siblings  | Open: 02/13/06 Close: 02/19/06
Cast:
Arthur Aulisi*, Amanda Broomell, Paul Daily, Emily Hartford,
Kathryn Velvel Jones*, and Catherine Siracusa

* - Member, Actors' Equity

Seascape with Sharks and Dancer  | Open: 02/03/06 Close: 02/06/06
Late one night in 1976 a young writer drags a drowning girl from the water, and brings her to his Cape Cod home. In the months that ensue she finds herself struggling between the desire to become part of his quiet life and her inate feeling that all relationships end up painful losses. An unconventional and sweet love story.