The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announces the 2011 Season, running from July 11 – 31, 2011. 22 plays and 11 musicals have been chosen. Tickets are $18-15. Tickets are available at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111.
The 2011 Festival will take place at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.
"Alice: A New Musical", Book by Andrew Barbato, Music/Lyrics by Andrew Barbato and Leslie Desantis, Produced by Cellar Door
When Alice decided to run away from her 13th birthday party, she never could have imagined what she'd find down the rabbit hole.
"The Banana Monologues", By John Brennan, Jason Cooper, and Mary Cimino, Produced by Gregory Taft Gerard
All men listen to their bananas!
"Between the Bricks", By Anthony Giorgio and Cecilia Ceresa, Produced by Blair Hotchner
Ding Dong the Wizard of Oz is…Dead.
"Boomers,The Musical of a Generation", Book, Music & Lyrics by Peter Baron
Boomersis a personal journey of a baby boomer through three decades, with the culture shock of the Boomers’ history as a backdrop.
"Children of God", Written and Produced by Charles Murray
A modern musical melodrama of inspiration for the next generation.
"Dad Doesn’t Dance", By Nora Brown, Produced by Small Pond Enterprises
A quest for Biodad, her ultimate dance partner.
"The Dickening", By Ben Ferber and Donald McEwan, Produced by Fop! Productions
A pitch black, absurd series of vignettes.
"Dirty Paki Lingerie", Written and Produced by Aizzah Fatima
A glimpse into the secret sexual lives of Pakistni-American Muslim women.
"Don Gio", By Joshua R. Pangborn, Produced by Sidekick Productions
Men, women…all he wants is pleasure from them…it's not his fault corpses, lesbians, zombies, and witches are part of the package.
"Ethan’s People", By Richard L. Gaw, Produced by Buds of May Productions
Four friends struggle to hold on to each other as the world around them falls apart.
"Flowers: A Thorny Romance Story", By Carolyn M. Brown and D.E. Womack, Produced by Carolyn M. Brown
Love shouldn't hurt…But sometimes it does…
"The Fundamentalist", By Juha Jokela, Produced by Scandinavian American Theater Company
Until someone puts a foot down we are all fundamentalists - How far are we prepared to go to defend our beliefs?
"Gated", By Marisa Marquez, Produced by The Isa Company
The new millennia answer to Our Town.
"Georgia & Me", By Sarah Ford, Produced by Small Pond Enterprises
Never too late to pier up lost dreams.
"Hanky Panky", By Vicki Vodrey, Produced by Lot In Life Productions, LLC
A hilarious dark comedy that proves there is no appropriate way to act in the face of death.
"Home Movies", By Hank Winters, Produced by The Treehouse Theatre Company / Stephen Brown
Sam and Ellie's pasts converge one night after Sam re-writes their history together in his new film.
"Kelly and Lindsey Do New York: Literally", By Kelly Wallace-Barnhill and Lindsey Gentile, Produced by Kelly Wallace-Barnhill
Kelly and Lindsey: One cup sexy, one dash of acting out, and sarcasm to taste.
"Lavender Shore", Written and Produced by Lawson Caldwell
What happens when fate throws two men from different worlds together during the 1930s and they fall in love?
"Mad Mel and the Marradians", Written and Produced by Gary Morgenstein
The fate of the human race depends upon an egotistical writer whose phony scholarships have stumbled upon a deadly plot by the alien Marradians.
"Mother Eve’s Secret Garden of Sensual Sisterhood", By Uma Incrocci, Kirk McGee, and Erica Jensen, Produced by Mother Eve LLC/Co-Executive Producers, Erica Jensen and Ashley Wren Collins
It's always funnier when it's someone else's problem.
Ocean in a Tea Cup, By Joel Krantz, Produced by JK Entertainment
One man's quest to find redemption in war-torn India.
"Peg O’ My Heart", Adapted as a Musical by Karin Baker, Original play by J Hartley Manners, Produced by Hell’s Kitchen Musicals
She's young, she's strong, she's Irish, it's 1920, and she's out to change everyone's world…She's Peg O' My Heart.
"The Picture Plane",Written & Produced by Bruce Colbert
What happens when art and life get mixed up?
"RIP!", Music, Lyrics, & Book by Dan Furman, Additional lyrics by Mary-Liz McNamara, Produced by Massimine/Roytman/Presentations and Wildly Productive Productions, Executive Producer: Christopher Massimine
A story of love, revolution and what is possible.
"Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead", By Tom Stoppard, Produced by Panicked Productions
Do you want to play Questions?
"The Royal Weight Watcher", By Franziska Huber and Brian J. Borkowski, Produced by Franziska Huber
See the original "Fergie," Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, in all her comic, tragic, resilient glory!
"Sarke", By Lia Bakhturidze Sirelson, Produced by Dancing Crane, Inc.
A classical Georgian woman tries to marry-off her daughter to a "rich" Georgian-American.
"Sex Curve", Written and Produced by Merridith Allen
What if a girl could use science to control who she falls in love with?
"Sistas: The Musical", By Dorothy Marcic, Produced by Dr. Dorothy Productions
The Story of African-American women told through popular music, from "God Bless the Child" to Destiny's Child.
"Surviving Love", By Robert Chionis, Produced by Daniel Wolfsbauer
The Story of the boy from Nowhere, USA and how he found his way out of "real America" and into the real world.
"Tea in a Tempest", Written and Produced by James V. O’Connor
They say the truth will set you free - but not always.
"Trouble: A New Rock Musical", Book by Michael Alvarez, Music & Lyrics by Ella Grace, Produced by Saving Grace Productions
In 24 hours, six high school friends tackle their biggest troubles as they are confronted with the pleasures, pains and realizations of growing up.
"Truth", Written and Produced by Ellis Gaskell
A dramatic speculation about the question that marked an epochal schism among Jews 2,000 years ago: What is truth?
The MITF’s 2011 Season runs from July 11 – 31, 2011 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.
Dan Fogler directs the cast comprised of Kate Gersten (The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall, Williamstown Theater Festival, Hysterical Psycho), Kelly McCreary (Passing Strange), Nancy McNulty (Future Me; I Knock at the Door/Pictures; Williamstown Theatre Festival), Kelly Hutchinson (Desire Under the Elms; Hysterical Psycho; Catch Me If you Can), Bjorn Thorstad (Elephant in the Room, The Drama League, Scooby-Doo In Stagefright); Yang Miller (The People's Improv Theatre); Dennis Staroselsky (Mambo Kings - pre-brodaway; It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; Elephant in the Room). EXPOSED! will feature set design by Casey Smith, costumes by David Withrow, lighting design by Zack Brown and sound design by Rich Meitin. Angie Hesterman is the production stage manager, and Gina DeMayo is the producer.