DR2 Theatre

Todays Date: 10/14/19
Last Update: 08/10/17 01:52:35 PM

TheaterOnline.com
Address: 103 East 15th Street
New York, NY    10003

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show  | Open: 09/28/17 Close: 01/31/18
A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  For more information, visit HungryCaterpillarShow.com

Begins September 28, 2017 – February 4, 2018

Performance Schedule:

Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am & 12pm;

Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm & 12pm

DR2 is located at 103 East 15 Street 

That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody  | Open: 11/14/16 Close: 12/31/16
Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, 'That Golden Girls Show!' is a brand new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments - with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. 

From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life, manage her roommates all the while fending off a certain, pesky ex-husband, once and for all. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.

That Golden Girls Show! - A Puppet Parody  | Open: 09/19/16 Close: 12/11/16
Set in that sassy Miami house in 1985, 'That Golden Girls Show!' is a brand new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments - with puppets! Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down. 

From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy's daily struggle to make sense of her life, manage her roommates all the while fending off a certain, pesky ex-husband, once and for all. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.

 

Til Divoce Do Us Part  | Open: 02/15/14 Close: 03/15/14
TIL DIVORCE DO US PART is inspired by the true story of Ms. Ponturo, a Broadway producer’s wife who was unceremoniously dumped by her husband after decades of marriage.    Determined to celebrate a new chapter in her life, Ponturo’s character turns to her friends, who together sing, dance and laugh their way through the ripple effects of divorce and self-discovery.

Love Therapy  | Open: 04/20/13 Close: 05/31/13
Wendy Beckett’snew play, LOVE THERAPY will open at the DR2 Theatre (101 East 15th Street) on Monday, April 29th. Directed by Evan Bergman, LOVE THERAPY is the fourth in a series of ten of Ms. Beckett’s plays that will be broughtacross the pacific from Australia by Pascal Productions.  Previews begin on Saturday, April 20th at 8PM.  For tickets, please visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.

LOVE THERAPY is a play about a young therapist who finds herself out of her depth when intimacy, attraction and passion collide with the healing process.

Featured in the cast are: David Bishins, Christopher Burns, Alison Fraser, Margot White and Janet Zarish. 

Wendy Beckett(playwright) has written more than 25 plays (all staged) and directed more than 40 in England, France Scotland Australia and New York.  A native of Australia, she has also written radio plays for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). She later went on to conduct interviews for ABC with some of the best minds of our time, including Leonard Bernstein, Yehudi Menuhin and Martha Graham.  At the early age of 22, she founded her own women’s theatre company, ‘Colours Inc’ and began bringing to the stage several plays, which toured Australia. Her most notable works includeWithout Limits-Isadora Duncan, Anais Nin-One of Her Lives, Claudel, Losing My Religion, Love Therapy and Refugees.  Her directorial credits include works by Shakespeare, The Cherry Orchard, Waiting For Godot and The Women of James Joyce. Recently, she has directed her own work, For the Love of Alma Mahler at the Sydney Opera House, accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.  She has been a university lecturer, author, librettist and journalist and her work and plays are collected by The Australian National Library in Canberra. 

Evan Bergman (Director) most recently directed the New York premiere of Jack Canfora's Poetic License at 59E59 featuring Geraint Wyn Davies.  Other credits include Off Broadway’s long running New York and Los Angeles productions of The Director starring John Shea, The New York premiere of The Glass House at Theater Row with Harris Yulin (Three IT Award nominations) and The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein (Nominated for 2011 EDGAR Award-Best Mystery/Thriller).  Mr. Bergman will direct the New York premiere of Jack Canfora’s NNPN award winning play Jericho next fall.

Alison Frasercreated the role of Faith in the American premiere of Ms. Beckett’s A Charity Case.  She is a two-time Tony® Award nominee for her role as Martha in The Secret Garden and as Josefine in Romance/Romance.  She received the first ever Barrymore Award for her portrayal of The Blonde in The Wilma Theatre's production of Gunmetal Blues. Other Broadway roles include, Tessie Tura in Arthur Laurents’ Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, Dorine in Tartuffe; Born Again, and Helena in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Recently, Ms. Fraser created the role of The Matron (opposite Shirley Knight) in the world premiere of Tennessee Williams's last play In Masks Outrageous and Austere, Arsinoë in the world premiere of David Ives's The School for Lies directed by Walter Bobbie at Classic Stage Company and Sister Walburga in the world premiere of Charles Busch's Off Broadway hit The Divine Sister. She was a member of the company of Love, Loss and What I Wore.    She co-starred with Shirley Knight in the world premiere of Mr. Laurents’ Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are at the George St. Playhouse, where she has also appeared in Lend Me A Tenor, Lips Together Teeth Apart, and Gunmetal Blues. Other Off Broadway roles Ms. Fraser has created include, Jessie in Terrence McNally’s Dedication, or the Stuff of Dreams, Trina in March of the Falsettos and In Trousers, Miss Drumgoole in Up Against It, Uta in The Green Heart, and Connie, Brenda, and Petula in Beehive. Ms. Fraser has performed her one-woman show, A Tennessee Williams Songbook, at many venues in the past year, and will soon be at the New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festival with the show.

 

The playing schedule for LOVE THERAPY is as follows:  Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees on Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $45 and are available by visiting telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200

The Believers  | Open: 08/08/12 Close: 08/08/12
 

Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan (Robert Saxner, Producing Artistic Director) 2012 Reading Series continues with “The Believers” by Robert Carroll on Wednesday, August 8th at 7:00 pm. The Free reading will be Off Broadway at the DR 2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street – off Union Square.  The exciting new play is directed by Stephen Logan Day.  The cast includes: Laura Bozzone, Brian J. Carter, Joe Danbusky, Jacob Fishel, Sawyer Mastrandrea, Ted McGuiness, Edward Prostak, and Jessica Levesque.  Casting is by Laura Stanczyk. Seats can be reserved atreading@alchemytheatre.org
 
“The Believers” begins the night before the New York City Democratic Primary. Chris Connor has spent two grueling years working to get Gene Johnson elected to the City Council. Chris now believes he has the one thing that can ensure victory. Can Chris make one last push with those around him to do whatever it takes to win? Can Chris turn them into believers?
 
The ALCHEMY THEATRE COMPANY OF MANHATTAN, INC. (Robert Saxner, Producing Artistic Director) a nonprofit, Off-Broadway organization, exists to foster the development of transformative stories by new and emerging voices around the world that need to be heard. Alchemy recently presented, in association with LAByrinth Theater Company, the acclaimed premiere production of Sweet Storm" by Scott Hudson. Alchemy has also presented the acclaimed New York premiere of the 30th anniversary production of Christopher Durang's "The Vietnamization of New Jersey (A American Tragedy)." New and emerging voices produced by Alchemy include Zayd Dohrn ("Haymarket," "Permanent Whole Life"), David Wright Crawford ("Harvest"), and Larry Pontius ("Umbrella"); many new stories/voices have also been developed through Alchemy's reading series. For its inaugural production, David Mamet granted them first official rights to the New York revival of his play, "Speed-the-Plow." Larry Kramer consulted with Alchemy on its next production of "The Normal Heart." Since it's inception, Alchemy has performed works by these playwrights and has produced six New York City premieres, and now this new work.
Another American: Asking And Telling  | Open: 07/12/10 Close: 08/30/10
Obie, Helen Hayes and GLAAD award-winner Marc Wolf will perform his solo show Another American: Asking and Telling at the DR2 Theatre. Another American: Asking and Telling takes the audience on a national tour of sexual politics, the American military, sanctioned discrimination, and its human fallout.  Distilled from over one hundred and fifty interviews with straight, gay and lesbian military personnel (from World War II veterans to anonymous servicemembers serving today), in addition to civil rights lawyers, federal judges, professors and politicians, Wolf portrays a community of characters struggling with the government’s ban on gays and lesbians in the armed forces. Produced by Daryl Roth.

A portion of the proceeds will support various charitable organizations including The Elton John AIDS Foundation (July 12), GHMC (July 19th) and Servicemembers Legal Defense Networks (August 16). 

For more information on Another American: Asking and Telling and to follow the cast and creative team, join the Facebook group at  www.facebook.com/anotheramerican.