Theater for the New City, Cino

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 04/08/19 02:05:39 AM
Address: 155 First Avenue
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History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

Where Do All The Ghosts Go?  | Open: 04/11/19 Close: 04/28/19
Five ghosts who faced adversity in life will be homeless when the historic building they inhabit is demolished. Sarah Bernhardt, baptized Catholic, faced anti-Semitism in the 19th century for her Jewish heritage; Elizabeth Keckley, former slave and companion of Mrs.Lincoln, was subjected to racism during travels with the widow; Buffalo Bill, Indian fighter in his youth, mourned the death of his great friend Chief Sitting Bull; Marcel Duchamp created a controversial genre of visual art using found objects; Alice Lansen, accused thief, was a self-proclaimed baroness. Together, they look to a “living” lesbian couple to help them find new homes.

The Plague (a Play For Everyone And Nobody)  | Open: 09/16/11 Close: 09/25/11
With the world premiere of The Plague (A Play for Everyone and Nobody) Katharsis Performance Project presents a poetic journey inspired by Anatolian limerick patterns, while focusing on the physical and verbal effects of rationality on human beings, whose minds and bodies are forced to be separated.

A watchman, after guarding the houses of quarantined plague victims during the Black Death, comes from the dusty path of history to tell us about the plague of reason. The hidden truth this messenger reveals will re-invigorate our gradually petrifying bodies, which are enslaved by callused 'why' questions, and our paralyzed limbs, which are imprisoned in our unresponsive minds. The verbs will get away from echoing in the abyss and re-activate their own subjects.

Performances by E. James Ford, Steven Carlino, Cesare Papetti, Timothy R. Pickerill, Benjamin Stuber

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Trapped, An Evening Of Two One-act Dramas  | Open: 03/08/11 Close: 03/13/11
"The Invisible Miss Whitney" written by Darlene Troiano, performed by Patricia Dodd, takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride inside the mind of a woman, lost in a world of dreams and imagination and her journey into the abyss.

"As Directed" written and performed by Dawn Sofia, about a woman in crisis, torn between her loyalties and her sense of ethics, confronted by the stresses of modern technology.