Workshop Mainstage

Todays Date: 06/26/22
Last Update: 10/24/11 09:00:51 PM
Address: 312 West 36th Street
New York, NY    10036

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The Wastes of Time  | Open: 10/25/11 Close: 10/28/11
All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival and Cross-Eyed Bear Productions present

The Wastes of Time

A gay play by Duncan Pflaster
Directed by David Stallings

Starring: Peter C. Cappello*, Mark Emerson*, John Heath, and Susan Barnes Walker*

*indicates member of Actors' Equity Association. An Equity Approved Showcase.

When a young man starts dating a guy 10 years older, his mother tries to be accepting, until she discovers she has more than one reason to be wary of her son's new boyfriend. A powerful and provocative play that challenges what we think we know about love.

"It's uncommon these days for a gay-themed play to tackle the issues surrounding AIDS — both because it's a heavy, potentially unpopular subject and because it might seem irrelevant in an age of seemingly magical drug therapies that have extended many AIDS patients' lives. That's why it's such a pleasure to watch a play like The Wastes of Time that not only tackles the thorny subject but does it in a way that is relevant, insightful, and emotionally moving, without depending on nostalgia or maudlin gimmicks." - Jerry Portwood, Backstage (Critic's Pick, 2006 MITF production)

“The Wastes of Time is a beautiful and well-constructed play by Duncan Pflaster. I have often admired the actress Susan Barnes Walker, and here she is perfect, as usual, in the role of Mary Ann, a mother who loves her son and accepts the fact that he is a homosexual.” – Mario Fratti, America Oggi

“Pflaster has bravely etched three memorable characters and set them dancing emotionally against the backdrop of the gay disco scene and AIDS. Yes, this is an AIDS play, but one that handles the subject with disarming naturalness and perspective.” – Bob Ost, TRU

Limited Run of 4 performances as part of All Out Arts' 2011 Fresh Fruit October Festival.
Tuesday, October 25th, 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 26th, 5pm
Friday, October 28th, 9pm, Saturday, October 29th, 1pm

At the WorkShop Theater Mainstage: 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, New York

Tickets $18 at or 866-811-4111

Don Gio  | Open: 07/16/11 Close: 07/31/11
The Midtown International Theatre Festival Presents:  Don Gio

Don Gio, portly lover of pleasure, is after his next great conquest, the lovely Ana. However, to win her he'll have to overcome several obstacles, including a long dead brother, a transsexual witch, and his affair with his butler in this gender-bending, hedonistic romp.
Sidekick Productions will be presenting Don Gio, an original play by Joshua R. Pangborn, at the 12th Annual Midtown International Theater Festival.
Featuring: Chris Morris, Drew Moerlein, Emily Gittelman, Jennifer Kent, Jimmy Brooks Jr., Kimberley Shoniker, Linda Blackstock, Michael Thieling
Penang  | Open: 11/05/09 Close: 11/22/09
MADISON STREET PRODUCTIONS in association with BOO-Arts PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce their production of the 2008 Midtown International Theatre Festival nominated play, PENANG by James L. Larocca, directed by Donya K. Washington. PENANG will play a 3-week limited engagement at The Workshop Main Stage Theater (312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018) Performances begin Thursday, November 5 and continue through Sunday, November 22. Opening Night is Saturday, November 7 (8 p.m.).

Their hearts and minds torn by fear, pain and grief, two young American officers in Vietnam have lost faith in themselves, their families, their country and their God. When they meet in Penang in a brief respite from the Mekong Delta, they learn what every soldier comes to know: In war, the only thing that truly matters is the guy next to you. But is this truth enough to save them?

Penang earned five nominations at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, including Outstanding Overall Production of a New Drama Play, and won the Playwrights First Award at The Players in Gramercy Park.

Advisory: Penang contains full frontal nudity.

The production features Ray Chao, Jacqueline Gregg*, Rushi Kota, Chris LaPanta, Scott Raker*, Peter Sabri* (2008 MITF Nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Penang), Jeffrey Evan Thomas* and Kurt Uy*.

Dana Monagan and Kathleen O’Neill are the associate producers. Set design by Craig Napoliello, lighting design by Zach Blane, costume design by David Withrow, sound design by David Schulder (2008 MITF Nominee for Best Sound Design, Penang). Michelle Kelleher* is the production stage manager.

PENANG plays the following schedule through November 22nd:

Wednesdays at 8 P.M.
Thursdays at 8 P.M.
Fridays at 8 P.M.
Saturdays at 2 P.M. and 8 P.M. (no 2 P.M. performance on November 7)
Sundays at 2 P.M.

Tickets are $18.00. Advance tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased at the theatre’s box office half hour before the performance.

**120 minutes.**

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Crossroads  | Open: 07/16/09 Close: 08/02/09
Howling Moon Cab Company presents


Written by Meri Wallace

The place to get a cut, a perm or change your life.

There’s trouble at Crossroads hair salon. Wing wants to sell. Angela is trying to leave her husband. Nicole is having an affair. Frank wants to be white and Guisseppe discovers that Manhattan women want lawyers, not hairdressers. When someone trashes the shop, the culprit must be found and the rest help each other to make over their lives.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor