Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex

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Last Update: 01/20/14 02:43:00 PM

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Address: 312 West 36th Street - 1st Flr
New York, NY    10018

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Bob: Blessed Be The Dysfunction That Binds  | Open: 09/29/13 Close: 09/29/13
Meet Anne's special needs brother Bob and her family in this hilarious, bravura, heart warming, solo show. If you've ever wondered about your own or anyone else's sanity, BOB reminds us that we can always acquire the tools we need to see us through.


Comedy"

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Love Slap! & Michael In Room 2  | Open: 09/13/13 Close: 09/21/13
"Love SLAP!", A Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy dealing with love & relationships. When it comes to love, timing is everything. And when it comes to life...well...SH!T HAPPENS! "Michael in Room 2", A New drama dealing with love & loss. A man finds himself in a therapist's office. Realizing the therapist is half the man's age, doubt begins to surround him as he questions if the young man can really help. People say that "therapy" helps to guide one home. But to be prepared for such a personal journey into the memories of one's life, one must first accept the circumstances that have led them there. And for one to fully accept such circumstances, one must first remember.


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Alligator Summer  | Open: 06/29/13 Close: 06/29/13
The dark-dark-darkly comic memory play centers on young Antietam Julep, a closeted prepubescent coming of age during the reptilian rapture in 1940s Louisiana. Sequestered with his family and the neighbors who have well-outstayed their welcome, Antietam discovers that the real blood-thirsty beasts are not the ones that lurk below. With wit, gore, sentiment, idiocy, archetypes, accents, and Gators, Alligator Summer is the guiltiest of pleasures for the refined sadist in all of us. ALLIGATOR SUMMERby Dylan LambDirected by Brandi VarnellFeaturing:Nicholas Yenson*Mark A. Keeton*Annalisa Loeffler*Dylan LambJackie Krim*Nathan Brisby*Erin E. McGuffJune 20 - July 7In the Dorothy Strelsin TheatreAbingdon Theatre Arts Complex312 West 36th Street(Between 8th and 9th Avenues)Tickets are $15 in advancePlease note: Online sales end 12 hours before showtime. $18 tickets will be available at the door until they're gone!** Please Note: This play includes many adult themes. Please use discretion when purchasing tickets for anyone under 16 years of age **An Equity Approved Showcase*Members Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity AssociationThis play is not a production of The Abingdon Theater Company, Inc.


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Look Homeward, Angel  | Open: 03/13/13 Close: 03/23/13
Based on the autobiographical novel of Thomas Wolfe. Look Homeward, Angel is the coming of age story of Eugene Gant. Eugene lives in Altamont, NC, it is 1917 and he is surrounded by his boarding house owner mother, Eliza, his stone cutter father W.O., his brothers and sister, the ubiquitous borders, AND the beautiful visitor, Laura, who becomes his first love.


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Trunk Songs  | Open: 12/21/12 Close: 12/22/12
Phil Springer is the a composer of hundreds of hit songs including "Santa Baby." Hear his would-be hits featuring famous lyricists performed by the best singers in town.


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Mitf Symposium - Theatre Stimulus Program  | Open: 12/18/12 Close: 12/18/12
Not to be outdone by President Obama, The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announces  a unique Theatre Stimulus Program for its current (14th annual) season (including free wine and cheese).

 

“Whenever I talk to people about producing a show in the Festival,” says the MITF’s executive producer, John Chatterton, “all I hear is how expensive it is to produce theatre anywhere in New York City. All the extras, like rehearsal space, insurance, storage, set design, lights…. I finally couldn’t take it any more and decided to offer most of these things as freebies to any show coming into the Festival. If you’re smart (and have smart friends in your company), you should be able to produce a show in our Festival for nothing (after paying a nominal participation fee). If I could figure out any more ways to make theatre cheaper, I’d do it!”

 

Chatterton and other members of the MITF staff will be explaining the MITF stimulus program at the fourth annual MITF Symposium on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6pm at The June Havoc Theatre in the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W 36th St., first floor, NYC.  Admission is FREE but reservations are requested (E-mail to midtownFestival@gmail.com).

 

This year’s Symposium will feature a panel of Festival staff and previous Festival participants.  The panel will discuss the Festival and why to produce in it.   There will be a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session; the panelists will also be available after the Symposium to address individual concerns. The Symposium, true to its name (“drinking together,” in Greek) will end with a wine and cheese reception in the upper lobby of the theatre.

 

Extras included in the Theatre Stimulus Program include the following:

 

  • 20 hours FREE rehearsal time
  • FREE external storage, availability permitting
  • FREE marketing consultation
  • FREE showcase insurance
  • NO side letter with Equity, so NO hidden costs
  • Festival participants COMPED to each other’s shows
  • FREE wine and cheese (while supplies last LOL)

 

The Festival accepts submissions in all genres – any sort of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classic, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche.  To be eligible, each show must have a producer and production team attached to the project. In addition, the MITF will include a Short Subjects division, much expanded from previous years.

 

Mr. Chatterton created the MITF in 2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. The MITF’s artistic emphasis is on the script itself, and therefore the Festival focuses on minimal production values.

 

The 14th season will run from July 15 – Aug. 5, 2012.  Application forms are available online at www.MidtownFestival.org (see the Festival Manual, “Application Process”).  Applications must be completed online. Scripts must be sent by e-mail. A non-refundable reading fee of $30 must be mailed or sent by PayPal (no reading fee for Short Subjects). All submissions must be e-mailed or postmarked by January 21, 2013 to guarantee consideration for the 2013 Festival.  Financial plans for shows are flexible, depending on the resources and ambitions of applicants.

 

The 2013 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. 

The Austerity Of Hope  | Open: 10/19/12 Close: 11/03/12
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The Best Of Theaterworks!: Stories From The 99%  | Open: 06/14/12 Close: 06/17/12
An off-Broadway production featuring the best short plays to come out of Working Theater's playwriting and performance classes TheaterWorks! over the past 10 years.Directed by Tamilla WoodardFeaturing plays by Gail Baskerville, Mirsada Damms, Bernadette Elstein, Michael D. O'Hara, Julian Pimiento & Eric SpositoWith Maria Helan, Andres Munar, Tony Naumovski, Jens Rasmussen, Jeanine Serralles, Gabriel Sloyer & Nikki E. WalkerJune 14th – 17th, 2012The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex312 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Aves)Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7pm / Sat at 2pm / Sun at 3pmSet & Props Design: Deb O Costume Design: Emily DeAngelisLighting Design: Christopher WestonSound Design: Jeremy LeeProduction Stage Manager: Amy Francis SchottAssistant Stage Manager: Nicholas Betito


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Obama In Naples  | Open: 04/25/12 Close: 05/06/12
Could President Obama, who inspires strength and courage, solve the problems of Naples and Southern Italy, a region plagued by corruption, poverty and political infighting? In this comedy, our President arrives there, miraculously, and is welcomed like a new San Gennaro. But will his message of peace and hope really carry the day?


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Rain Pryor Fried Chicken And Latkes  | Open: 04/18/12 Close: 04/22/12
Back by popular demand comes the funny and wild One Woman Show, Rain Pryor FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES, yes Richard's daughter. Created, written and told through a plethora of characters including her world famous black father, her militant Jewish mother, her fussy yenta maternal grandmother and her brothel living paternal grandmother, Pryor moves smoothly between her two worlds, capturing the stereotypes and nuances of both her people, letting us know that it was not always easy and yet, that SHE IS STILL HERE, SHE STILL STANDS.

For Press Inquiries contact: Bonita Lynch/bonita@bonitalynchpr.com


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Rain Pryor Fried Chicken And Latkes  | Open: 04/20/12 Close: 04/20/12
Back by popular demand comes the funny and wild One Woman Show, Rain Pryor FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES, yes Richard's daughter. Created, written and told through a plethora of characters including her world famous black father, her militant Jewish mother, her fussy yenta maternal grandmother and her brothel living paternal grandmother, Pryor moves smoothly between her two worlds, capturing the stereotypes and nuances of both her people, letting us know that it was not always easy and yet, that SHE IS STILL HERE, SHE STILL STANDS.For Press Inquiries contact: Bonita Lynch/bonita@bonitalynchpr.com


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The Best Of Theaterworks!: Stories From The 99%  | Open: 04/10/12 Close: 04/15/12


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Call Me Waldo  | Open: 03/02/12 Close: 03/11/12
Working Theater presents the off-Broadway premiere of Rob Ackerman's 'Call Me Waldo', directed by Margarett Perry.

Extraordinary things happen when an ordinary electrician begins channeling the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

featuring Matthew Boston, Brian Dykstra, Rita Rehn and Jennifer Dorr White.


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Call Me Waldo  | Open: 03/10/12 Close: 03/10/12
Working Theater presents the off-Broadway premiere of Rob Ackerman's 'Call Me Waldo', directed by Margarett Perry. Extraordinary things happen when an ordinary electrician begins channeling the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson. featuring Matthew Boston, Brian Dykstra, Rita Rehn and Jennifer Dorr White.


Comedy"

Theater.Comedy