ArcLight Theater

Todays Date: 06/29/22
Last Update: 10/15/14 04:54:46 PM
Address: 152 West 71st Street
New York, NY    10023

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Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story  | Open: 11/18/14 Close: 12/14/14
SELF MADE MAN: THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS STORY, a new play written and performed by Phil Darius Wallace, will have its world premiere Off-Broadway at the ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71st Street), beginning Tuesday, November 18th , with opening set for Monday, November 24th .  The production is directed by Melania Levitsky. SELF MADE MAN: THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS STORY takes the audience on a journey through Douglass’ life, dramatizing the heartbreak, humor, outrage and charisma that were embodied by the life of this slave-turned Abolitionist leader. This story is adapted from the writings, speeches, letters and autobiographies of Fredrick Douglass.    Tickets are $49 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 866-811-4111.

At The Ark At Eight  | Open: 12/18/13 Close: 12/29/13
Penguin’s Friendship and the Great Flood

"Penguins are faithful spouses; their families are their whole lives… If, for some reason, one of them has to leave for some time – they will definitely track each other down among hundreds... Penguins are good parents. Penguins like to take walks, talk about life's trivialities or debate global problems, discuss Antarctica - they really are similar to us," shared Steps Theatres’ Artistic Director Slava Stepnov. During the Winter Holidays we are going to present the new production “At the Ark at Eight," a play by German writer Ulrich Hub, as translated by Heinar Piller.  Our premiere is an event for kids and adults, this is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the theatre together”.

 “At the Ark at Eight” is a new production by young director Anna Nesterova. This charming tale is both funny and serious, with a bewitching and captivating plot, full of unexpected turns. You’ll join three inquisitive and inventive penguins and a guarding dove in their exciting adventures on Noah’s Ark. You will learn about the meaning of real friendship and importance of camaraderie and mutual aid, and even have a chance to contemplate God. The story is told with a creative twist, partially using the language of film, live stage performance and music to depict its message.“At the Ark at Eight” will take you back to your childhood; will help you to find the right words and understand those around you…

This play by Ulrich Hub has won different literature and playwright awards in both Europe and the United States. 

 Steps Theatre, a multicultural theatre company, has produced plays in English, Russian and Spanish.

 Stepsworks with actors, designers and musicians representing different cultures and theatre schools.

“Steps is the place where the theatre and its audience create together. We try to discover things that unite people rather than separate them,”said Steps Theatre Artistic Director Slava Stepnov.

Ex-Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in his letter to the Steps Theatre said, “Steps Theatre has been a necessary and important part of the New York City landscape”

 Cast: Adam Swartz, Ross C. Bergen, Elise Williams, Chrissy Basham, Michael Griffiths, featuring young actors: students from the acting program at the “Brooklyn Children's Theatre”

Director: Anna Nesterova
Music & Songs: Ellina Graypel
Cinematography: Njordy Jovanovich

Group discount is available, Information and booking: 212-841-5454

About the Company: Steps Theatre

STEPS, a multicultural theatre company founded in 1997 in New York by Slava Stepnov, works with actors and stage artists coming from different countries and schools. The Theatre produces plays in English, Russian and Spanish languages.