Twelve Angry Men | Open: 02/15/08 Close: 02/24/08
St. Bart's production of Twelve Angry Men is of the officially licensed adaptation of the courtroom drama performed by a mixed cast of men and women. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father; it appears to be an open-and-shut case until one juror begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. Each juror reveals his or her own character while re-examining testimony in hopes of and reaching a final verdict. Tempers become frayed and arguments grow heated as this riveting drama reaches its climax and the jurors put aside their differences and work together for the sake of justice. The success of the 1954 TV show led to the 1957 film version starring Henry Fonda; it has been produced several times on stage including a 2004 Broadway production at the Roundabout Theatre.
A Christmas Carol | Open: 12/10/07 Close: 12/12/07
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come "do it all in one night" - three nights in a row. Victorian London will come alive as The St. Bart's Players present, a staged reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, complete with songs of the season. Dickens' beloved characters will spring to life and fill the intimate Chapel; so, you'll hear Marley's clanging chains and Scrooge's "bah humbug", feel for the long suffering Bob Cratchit, laugh with jolly ‘ol Fezziwig, and smile at Tiny Tim's "God Bless us, everyone," as he reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. This special holiday event will benefit the LIFE Shelter's Christmas Miracles program and The St. Bart's Players as they celebrate their 80th Anniversary Season. For tickets call St. Bart's Central: 212-378-0248 or 212-378-0222.
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play | Open: 12/11/06 Close: 12/13/06
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry will be presented as a fundraising event to benefit the LIFE Shelter's Christmas Miracles program. This Christmas classic, inspired by the Frank Capra movie, will be performed with live sound effects in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast in front of a live studio audience - you! It will be performed in the Chapel of St. Bartholomew's Church. The LIFE Shelter is a facility on Manhattan's lower east side addressing the housing, educational and social needs of homeless families; the Christmas Miracles Program provides a party, dinner and gifts for all the children living at the shelter.For tickets call St. Bart's Central 212-378-0248