The Dirty Blondes is pleased to present THE AMERICAN PLAY, a world-premiere production by Ashley Jacobson and directed by Alexandra Siladi, as part of the 4th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place May 30th through June 24th.
Two college students, Tim and Luis, bond over a fondness for Bret Easton Ellis in American Lit class. As the boys try to define themselves as men, their fantasies of a Bateman-like existence expose deep-seated insecurities and desperations that they will do anything to hide.Created by women and told from a male perspective, THE AMERICAN PLAY asks what makes a man a monster. For more information visit http://thedirtyblondes.org
About the Company: The Dirty Blondes
THE DIRTY BLONDES is a new Brooklyn based theater company focused on creating productions that subvert national stereotypes with an edge of intellect and maturity – to present works using techniques that are identifiable yet unexpected. Founding members include director Alexandra Siladi, manager Elizabeth Sarkady, playwright Ashley Jacobson, associate producer Matt Yeager, and lighting designer John Wilder.
The cast includes: Daniel Bak, Jonathan Craig, Edy Escamilla, Joe Fanelli, Ali Grieb, Denis Hawkins, Scott Lilly, Nicholas Pierro, Gerald Prosser Jr., Bill Purdy, Kelly Riley, Jason Romas, Drew Stark, Chris von Hoffman. Creative team includes: Casper De la Torre (Lighting and Set Designer) and Seth Gamble (Costume Designer).
On The Fritz Productions is pleased to present Are You There Zeus? It’s Me, Electra, a new tragicomedy written by NYIT award recipient Aliza Shane, as part of the 2nd Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The production will be held at The Bleecker Street Theatre, 45 Bleecker Street, in New York City for six performances from June 6-27, 2010. Ms. Shane will direct a cast of 10, including Sierra Marcks (Sonnets For An Old Century), Cas Marino (Torch Song Trilogy), James David Larson, David Michael Brown (Brink!), Tim Mele, Kerri Ford (Psych), Carley Colbert, Felicia Blum, Noelle Fair, and Kate Dickinson.
About the show
Electra is angry, ruthless, and hell-bent on revenge. Too bad she’s only 16…
Electra is determined to avenge her father Agamemnon’s death. Unfortunately, she’s powerless - a teenager stuck at home with nothing but a Greek chorus that just won’t go away. She will need to band together with her long-lost brother, their dim-witted sister, their trusted friend, and a torrent of raging hormones to set her plot for revenge in motion. But will vengeance lead to happiness? And why does puberty have to be so tragic?
This new tragicomedy based on the classic Greek tragedy of Electra. Electra is an odd Greek tragedy, in that it appears to be about a central female character, but Electra spends the entire time waiting for a man to show up on his proverbial white horse and make things happen. The story has always been about the one true heir Orestes; he is the conquering hero, returning home to save the day and all Electra can do is wait and lament… and then lament some more. But what if the story really was Electra’s? What if she grew to believe in her own power and gained the strength to fight back on her own terms? This new show examines the story from Electra’s perspective and mixes it with 90’s grunge rock for an authentic, angst-ridden, teenage experience.
Are You There Zeus? It’s Me, Electra benefits the Children’s Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF), which, since 1952, has supported the incredible work of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. www.childrenscbf.org.
"Hungry Hungry Hobo II: The Moistening” explores many of the topics inherent to the human experience and dares to ask the tough questions: “How much stretching is too much?”“Girl pets: what’s the difference?”“How will you know when the time is right?”
While examining issues from authority to intolerance to long-lost Seussian erotica, you are guaranteed to see people on stage, saying words. And moving.
That’s the Hobo guarantee.
Each performance begins with a reception. Grab a drink or snack from the bar, hang out with the Hobos and Line up for events like: "High Five", "Raising Cthulu", "Cast Petting Zoo", and the "Spanking Machine"--- "What the hell is that?" you ask? You'll have to be there to find out!
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Special guest Rob Paravonian!
Rob Paravonian is a stand-up comedian known the world over for his Pachelbel Rant and viral videos which have been viewed millions of times. Using music to get the laughs, Rob has opened for George Carlin and Lily Tomlin, has appeared on Comedy Central and VH1, and has toured everywhere from Alaska to Afghanistan. http://robprocks.com/
MITF’s LAUNCH PARTY will feature previews of upcoming shows in the MITF, including musical numbers from "Insecurity!" (featuring the Icky House Club) and "That’s Showbiz!", as well as scenes from "Bartholomew Fair, NJ"; "Checking In"; "The Lincoln Continental"; "Monroe Bound"; "Not My Daughter"; and "Southern Man", among others. Food and drinks are available, and there will be raffles for show and event tickets, theatre memorabilia, goods and services, and more.