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THE 2007 LINEUP

2007 Season Plays

A Line in the Sand

WINNER:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Solo Show
NOMINEE
:  ADINA TAUBMAN -- Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show

April 20, 1999. Columbine. Enough said. Apparently not.
Columbine. April 20, 1999. 15 dead. 23 wounded. The worst school shooting in U.S. history until April 16, 2007. 8 years and more than 40 school shootings later, we still have a lot to learn. Based on interviews with survivors, Adina Taubman's solo show searches for answers.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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Addicted to Christmas

WINNER:    jim STEWART -- Outstanding Scenic Design
NOMINEE:  DUANE PAGANO --
Outstanding Lighting Design
NOMINEE:  GREG MILLER -- Outstanding Postcard

Beat the holidays by joining them - and do it before it's too late.
They celebrate Christmas monthly, weekly, sometimes daily. They avenge Santa Claus bashings. They stage vigilante attacks in the name of Currier & Ives. Their time zone is out of sync with the outside world. While resorting to green spray paint to freshen their wilted tree, their Yule Log video is proselytizing like a burning bush. It talks back, and isn't happy. Is this what happens to everybody after falling off the Staten Island Ferry?

 

All the King's Women

Some enthralled, Some appalled, All obsessed!
The life of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of 17 women.

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As Long a Time As a Long Time Is in Longtimeland

nominee:  CHRISTOPHER HURT -- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

Sometimes the very thing that holds us together is the same thing that holds us back...
Two men trapped in a single cell. One believes that amnesia will set him free as the other goes to the depts of pain to remember everything beyond the locked door. Which man holds the key to their freedom?

Bloody Lies

WINNER:    Gabe Beyleu -- Outstanding Sound Design
NOMINEE
Greg Machlin -- Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
NOMINEE CARRIE CIMMA -- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

Boy Meets Girl (Vampire), Boy Loses Girl (Vampire), Girl (Vampire) Gets Angry.
Can Ciem find true love with beautiful vampire? Can he stop the evil count? Will Barney ever say anything besides "Barney?" Find out in Bloody Lies. It's Dracula meets Monty Python: You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll bleed from the neck.

An Equity Approved Showcase

Cat-her-in-e

NOMINEE:  AMY STAATS -- Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show

How do you spell thank you?
A solo comedy about one girl's conflicted relationship with her brilliantly imaginative but troubled older cousin.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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Duplex

WINNER:    Benim Foster -- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
NOMINEE:  JI YOUNG HAN --
Outstanding Scenic Design

Furnished duplex for rent. d/w w/d. High ceilings. Dead body. Stolen diamonds. Lots of light!
Two strangers, working in real estate, witness a murder in an empty rental. Hastily, they decide to steal the diamonds that were the motive for the killing, but deception and past transgressions could bring their plan crashing down around them.

An Equity Approved Showcase

Exhibit This: The Museum Comedies

WINNER:    "Framed" -- Outstanding Overall Production of a New Short Play, One-Act, or Monologue
NOMINEE: 
BRUCE BARTON -- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
NOMINEE:  Jaron Frarnaham -- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

What happens when the Metropolitan Museum of Art comes to life one night?
What happens when paintings, scultures, antiques, drawings, and photography emerge from their molds and frames? Mix in artists, lovers, guards, and curators and you have Exhibit This! The Museum Comedies.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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Five by Three

WINNER:    "28-Years Later" -- Outstanding Overall Production of a New Short Play, One-Act, or
                     Monologue
 
nominee
RICA JENSEN, UMA INCROCCI and NICOLE GREEVY -- Outstanding Direction

Breakups, Makeups, and Breakdowns... 
Learn how to breakup with a friend, move without packing, bite your friend's face and wrestle with a Republican in these funny, smart plays by three funny, smart women.

An Equity Approved Showcase

Fix It

A comedy about love, self-help, and the recovery from both
Can a childhood of self-help therapy prepare Megan Griswold for her husband’s devastating secret? This riotous one-woman show chronicles unusual rites of passage, her husband’s shocking arrest and how she stretches the limits of optimism and therapy in her attempts to “fix it.”

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Four Unfold

An unconventional play with song about four city friends facing together breakthroughs to freedom and the fragile understanding of life
"If no one sees us or hears us, do we exist?" four unfold is an unconventional story with song witnessing the lives of four New York twenty-somethings and the life that is shaped and stolen away. The story centers on a year in Sam's life, an optimistic young songwriter, who has always taken life in stride. But it isn't until his world is complicated by the conundrums his dearest friends face, that he truly begins to reason crucial matters that had once seemed implausible. Together the four journey prominent societal issues that grace their lives with poignancy and power. As each uncovers a freeing light they are forced to embrace and accept life as they've never felt it before.

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I Am Not a Chimpanzee

WINNER:    Nedra McClyde -- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
NOMINEE
:  MICHAEL STOCKMAN -- Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
nominee:  BETTY MCKINLEY -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

A Park Avenue Drama
It's September 11, 2002. Park Avenue couple Margaret and Sam Waxman are losing it. Sam's living under the kitchen table. Margaret's falling for the chimps at a sanctuary. In a drug-addled effort to win his wife back from the chimps, Sam hires a hooker to the apartment.

Directed by Douglas S. Hall**;
Consulting Producer: Jason Kaminsky


An Equity Approved Showcase
with Betty McKinley*, Mort Milder*, and Nedra McClyde*

*    appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
**  member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

I'm In Love With Your Wife

WINNER:    Alex Goldberg -- Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
WINNER: 
  Katie Kreisler -- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play

NOMINEE:
  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play
nominee:  RON PALILLO -- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
NOMINEE MARION WOOD -- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
NOMINEE:  Ryan Kazprzak -- Outstanding Choreography (Dance)

A comedy about multiple seductions where everybody’s getting some. Except Gary.
When Gary’s friend Paul confesses to an affair with Gary’s wife, and when Paul’s wife confides in Gary her own dirty secrets, Gary must face his demons in this story of sexually obsessed New Yorkers.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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Love and Israel

Collected Stories of an Enduring Romance
Love and Israel explores the human side of Israel through the eyes of different Jewish writers who have a deep and complex relationship with the place. This moving, funny show features a series of monologues performed by an ensemble cast.

Nosferatu: The Morning of my Death

WINNER:    Ed Elefterion -- Outstanding Direction
NOMINEE:
  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play
NOMINEE: 
Ed Elefterion -- Outstanding Lighting Design
nominee
Jenna Kalinowski -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
nominee Danny Ashkenasi, Matt W. Cody, Paul Daily, Emily Hartford, Jenna Kalinowski,
                     David Miceli
-- Outstanding Ensemble in a Play

by Stanton Wood adapted from F. W. Murnau’s classic silent horror film
Nosferatu: The Morning of My Death, adapted by Stanton Wood from Murnau’s silent horror film classic and Stoker’s “Dracula”, tells a macabre and timely tale of destruction from within as an insidious spirit of evil infects an entire city with madness turning respected citizens into monsters and the beloved into the terrible.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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Out of the Flames

He came from the depths of hell to find forgiveness....His name is Satan. 
"Out of the flames he came to find peace with the world, but out of the flames this world brought out the worst in him." Its' a tragedy, its a comedy, its the Devil.

Outroverted

NOMINEE:  "Me and Steppin" -- Outstanding Overall Production of a New Short Play, One-Act, or
                      Monologue

NOMINEE: 
"Renaissance" -- Outstanding Overall Production of a New Short Play, One-Act, or Monologue 

It's tough to come out of your shell, no yoke.
A show for the chronically unaccepted, Outroverted shows "reality" through the colorful eyes of those who are different; frustrated gamer geeks, fat lunatic wenches, struggling black actors, closeted virgins, and socially stifled women. Five shows. Five voices. Countless moments of awkwardness.

An Equity Approved Showcase

Papa's Will

nominee:  MARSHALL SHARER -- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play

A story of loyalty...on the rocks.
Through his fractured adolescence and early manhood, Will McCarthy discovers and accepts the inevitability of his family's fate. Papa Gene, his grandfather, provides him unique life lessons, a few handy cliches and a smidgen of hope to get through the rough patches. Jack Daniels, a touch of ecstasy, and his best friend, Carl, play supportive roles on Will's travels through darkness.

An Equity Approved Showcase

Patriot Acts

NOMINEE:  Scott Williams -- Outstanding Postcard

Loss of civil liberties … ID Fraud … High-stakes Poker … Terrorism – ready to laugh?
A pair of short comedies that examine the civil liberties of Americans in the post-9/11 world of today. A series of vignettes that follow the zany adventures of two Federal agents vigorously enforcing provisions of the Patriot Act. The second one-act looks at a pair of NYC roommates who become entangled in a farcical case of “identity fraud” which leads to an eventful undertaking of Vaudevillian proportions.

An Equity Approved Showcase

Secrets Women Share

WINNER:    Leah Bonvissuto -- Outstanding Postcard
NOMINEE: 
"Marta's Spa" -- Outstanding Overall Production of a New Short Play, One-Act, or Monologue 
NOMINEE:  ANNALISA LOEFFLER -- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
NOMINEE:  ERIN LEIGH SCHMOYER -- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

A series of intimate and unexpected encounters.
An evening of theatre which goes into the ladies' room, the hair salon, the mammography waiting room to capture the intimate conversations of women.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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Sons of Molly Maguire

WINNER:    Isabel Fields -- Outstanding Costume Design
nominee
:  Candace O'Neil Cihocki -- Outstanding Direction
NOMINEE:  KEN KRUK --
Outstanding Lighting Design
nominee
:  MICHAEL BASILE -- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
nomineeMichael Basile, J. Dolan Byrnes, Dani Cervone, Mary Egan, Dain A. Geist,
                     Susan McBrien, Emily Moment, Julia Morrissey, Richard Price, Brendan Ryan,
                     Joe Sevier, Gary Troy, Michael Whitney
-- Outstanding Ensemble in a Play

In the 19th century coal mines of Pennsylvania, when bosses cheat and discriminate against Irish immigrants, the new arrivals fight back - through strikes and the terror of the Molly Maguires.
In the coal mines of 1870s Pennsylvania, bosses discriminate against Irish immigrants. Jack Kilbride joins the Molly Maguires, a secret society that protests through terrorism. He finds, however, that the bosses own not only the mines but also the courts.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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Storia

WINNER:    Troy Diana -- Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show
NOMINEE:  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Solo Show

Italian.American.Peruvian.Chinese. One family's collision with culture shock.
Monarch Theater Company presents the world premiere of Storia, Troy Diana's humorous and poignant new play that charts five generations in a journey of hope, loss, love and trial through immigration and assimilation. Troy breathes life into each character as they search for identity and acceptance.

Stray Dog Hearts

WINNER:    Rainbow Dickerson -- Outstanding Scenic Design
nominee
:  KIMBERLY BAILEY -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
nominee:  STEPHEN JUTRAS -- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
NOMINEE:  DAN RENKIN -- Outstanding Choreography (Fight)

Glengarry Glen Ross meets Ab Fab!
When a Mac Daddy mysterious dwarf crashes the office of a flailing art book publisher, what unfolds is an irreverent black comedy with hothouse intensity and whip smart humor. Stray Dog Hearts skewers the art world, corporate culture and the search for the perfect mate.

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Stuck

WINNER:    DEBORAH RAMIREZ -- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
Nominee:
  Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
nominee Tim Meinelschmidt -- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

Two women dream of new lives and start down a path of inevitable destruction. 
Stuck is the story of 2 young women from rural America, looking for a way out. When promising love affairs end in disaster, the play spirals our of control. The girls seek to improve their circumstances, but only move closer to destroying themselves due to their inability to see their way out.

An Equity Approved Showcase

Take Me America

WINNER:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Musical
WINNER: 
  Eric Chan -- Outstanding Overall Actor in a Musical
WINNER:    Ana Maria Andricain --
Outstanding Overall Actress in a Musical

nominee: 
Bob Christianson (music) and Bill Nabel (lyrics) -- Outstanding Music & Lyrics
nominee:  JAN LESLIE HARDING -- Outstanding Overall Actress in a Musical

"It's not a story. It's my life!"
A new musical by Bill Nabel and Bob Christianson

Follow nine refugees in their quest for asylum in the US and the three INS agents who decide their fate. Do they stay or do they go? How would you decide? Get it wrong and you might as well sentence them to death.... or worse. Inspired by true stories from the P.O.V. documentary Well-Founded Fear. They are stories of life and death; real, sometimes humorous, but always compelling.

An Equity Approved Showcase

The Broken Jump

A vaudeville comic confronts his greatest fears in this comedic drama from The Talented Talent Bros.
A small-time vaudeville comic at the end of a broken jump is forced to decide whether it's better to dream a dream he's always had or to live one he never knew existed.

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The Cholmondeley Chronicles

NOMINEE:  RON IDRA -- Outstanding Postcard

Somewhere in midtown Manhattan, a man sits naked on a suitcase...and somewhere, in Paris, France, sits the man he soon will be.
When a mysterious letter arrives one day, it opens a Pandora's Box, propelling the world's two biggest losers on a journey of self discovery they won't soon forget.

The Conjugality Test

WINNER:    Greg ThorNton -- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
NOMINEE
Michael Lazan -- Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script

Who is out to destroy this Upper West Side family?
David is a progressive Manhattanite with an impressive job, a successful wife, and a bright teenage daughter. Who is this young attractive woman who woos him? What lurks under the niceties of a contemporary urban family?

An Equity Approved Showcase

The Executioner

winner   PEDRO SALAZAR -- Outstanding Lighting Design
NOMINEE:
  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play
NOMINEE
:  JON KERN -- Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
nominee
:  PEDRO SALAZAR -- Outstanding Direction
NOMINEE: 
PEDRO SALAZAR -- Outstanding Costume Design
NOMINEE: 
PEDRO SALAZAR -- Outstanding Scenic Design
nominee:  ISAAC WOOFTER -- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play
NOMINEE:  WALKER LEWIS -- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

Even Killers Deserve Love
Barbara Ann and Cort Quactermain, orphaned by the Texas justice system, aim to kill the man who stuck the lethal needle in their mother's arm. The local sheriff must choose: her love, Barbara Ann, or her duty to stop the crime.

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The Hand and The Hen

The Merry Tragedies of Cipresses Street
In The Hand, a calm and retired man suffered a strange and bizarre mutilation of his right hand when he sticks it out of the window to find out if it is raining. This action repeats itself some time after with his left hand, and finally with his head. 
In The Hen, on the other hand, the absurd and distorted operate in a more "realistic" way and its logic has both solution and continuity. The play is the story of a calm and talkative intellectual man whose wife is violated both mentally and physically by the neighbor.

An Equity Approved Showcase

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The House of Blue Leaves

WINNER:    Elizabeth Yocam -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Nominee:
  Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
NOMINEE JESSICA LOVE-ADCOCK -- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play
NOMINEE:  AYALET BLUMBERG -- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Another day in Sunnyside as the Pope visits town, until that damn grenade goes off. 
A zookeeper/nightclub pianist struggles to improve his lot in life despite his hypochondriac wife, insistent mistress, homicidal son, absent best friend (he's famous too!) and a gaggle of nuns. The clock is ticking, their opportunities to be rich, famous, and successful - or at least geographically near to those enjoying such fortune are slowly expiring. Against the backdrop of an overseas war, one apartment in Queens becomes, briefly, the battleground for an entire empire.

The Last One Left

NOMINEE:  ESTHER NEFF -- Outstanding Costume Design
NOMINEE
Chris Rummel -- Outstanding Sound Design

Killer Mexican robots. Falling airplane parts. Welcome Home.
Danny returns home from fighting a senseless war against killer robots with a war buddy in tow, only to encounter unimagined battles in his family's living room.

The Purpose of Matter in the Universe

NOMINEE:  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Solo Show
NOMINEE
Joe Hutcheson and DB Levin -- Outstanding Sound Design

The Geography of a Nervous Breakdown
Traveling from his home in California to a new one in Florida, a man suffers a nervous breakdown and must sift through the tangled mysteries and memories of his past in order to get on with his future.

An Equity Approved Showcase

The Shadow-Pier

NOMINEE:  JONATHAN WALLACE -- Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script
NOMINEE
Julio C. Pena -- Outstanding Sound Design

Desire is dangerous
In 1952, Ferry tenBroek's film noir "The Shadow-Pier" is seized by the FBI. In 1992, a mysterious caller offers him the movie for $1 million. In the film, Johnny attempts to free his bride, Corinne, from a powerful gangster.

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The Speed Queen

WINNER:    ANNE STOCKTON -- Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show
NOMINEE: Outstanding Overall Production of a New Solo Show

A woman on Oklahoma's Death Row tries to set the record straight.
Marjorie Standiford is on Death Row in Oklahoma. Now she is answering questions posed to her by American's most popular horror novelist about the wild life of sex, drugs, and crime that has led to what may be her imminent execution. This is the story of a woman's attempt to set the record straight.

An Equity Approved Showcase

The Street

WINNER:    Fiona Choi -- Outstanding Overall Actress in a Musical
NOMINEE:
  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Musical
nominee
RONNIE COHEN -- Outstanding Music & Lyrics
NOMINEE:  RYAN HILLIARD -- Outstanding Overall Actor in a Musical
NOMINEE:  JONATHAN WHITTON -- Outstanding Overall Actor in a Musical
nominee:  jEN PERCIVAL -- Outstanding Overall Actress in a Musical

Killer Dames take on Wall Street! 
Stock shorts, long odds, undercover moles and a misanthropic metrosexual all collide on America's "Street of Dreams." It's a wild ride as we take on the big guns of Wall Street...only to run head-on into accounting improprieties and business shenanigans.

An Equity Approved Showcase

To the Contrary

nominee:  JIM WEITZER -- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
nominee:  LAURA JORDAN -- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play

Love is not always what you need. 
The story of Bernice "Bernie" Phillips, a savvy, successful New York City Photographer who, in a moment completely against character, falls in love with Michael, one of her most inexplicably attractive subjects. With him, and her best friend, the aging-and ageless-soap-opera star Lesslie at her side, Bernice explores the ins, outs, ups, and ultimate downs, of life, love, and sex. With the writer's eye targeted toward imbuing the play with elements completely "contrary" to the norm, the work demonstrates that love is not always all you need.

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Transit

The pangs of a spiritual awakening and its' absurdities.
From an epiphany on Charles Street in Boston to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Houston Street - via Appalachia and Kansas City - follow the adventures of the white girl in her search for God!

An Equity Approved Showcase

Twist

WINNER:    Gila Sand (book, lyrics, music), Paul Leschen (music) and Garrit guadan (additional
                     music) --
Outstanding Music & Lyrics
NOMINEE:
  Outstanding Overall Production of a New Musical
NOMINEE:  GARRIT GUADAN -- Outstanding Overall Actor in a Musical
NOMINEE:  Reymundo Santiago -- Outstanding Choreography (Dance)

A Musical Based on Oliver Twist
Nominated for Outstanding Music, Drama Desk 2007

Outrageous, provocative and emotionally riveting, Twist weaves Victorian Erotica, exquisite drag, dark comedy and a memorable pop-rock score into Dickens' famous tale.

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Two With Troubles

Friend or foe?
Ice Floes or Don't Stay, Please Go, No Wait . . . by Kate McLeod  begins with an unwelcome encounter that puts two strangers at nature's mercy; a solution must be found.
In Felons and Family by Gerry Sheridan, Betsy, an upper middle class woman ends up going to court when her sister with mental problems goes off her medication and commits a felony. William shows her the ropes and changes her preconceived notions about felons. She also learns the power of hope. Written by the author of "Kerry and Angie" published by Smith and Kraus in "Best Stage Scenes 2006" and Samuel French, Critics Choice Award Samuel French Festival 2005.  Also writer of The Chicago Reader's pic of "the evening's funniest sketch" in "Bowlscrapers to Skyscapers" at the Side Studio, Chicago.

Webeime

WINNER:    Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play
WINNER: 
  LAyon gray -- Outstanding Choreography (Dance)
WINNER:    Justin Biko, Eddie Lewis, Layon Gray, Jay Jones, Jason McGee, Lamman Rucker,
                     Thom Scott, Don Swaby --
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play

On his day of execution, a black man reflects on his past and what has led him up to this event. 
Explores a life story with characteristic sensitivity and emotional intensity. In a story from NAACP award winning writer/director Layon Gray.

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

WINNER:    Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival
WINNER
:    Holly-Anne Ruggiero -- Outstanding Direction
WINNER:    Tuck Milligan
-- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

NOMINEE:  MARIA ZAMANSKY --
Outstanding Costume Design
NOMINEE:  Anne Allen Goelz --
Outstanding Scenic Design
NOMINEE:  Ed Crescimanni -- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
NOMINEE:  MARIA TERESA CREASEY -- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
nominee Ed Crescimanni, Ryan Cross, Jennifer Danielle, Nick Mannix, Tuck Milligan,
                     Eric Rubbe, Morgan Sills, Maria Teresa Creasey
-- Outstanding Ensemble in a Play

A new production of George Axelrod's smash Broadway satire about sex, stardom, and the silver screen! 
A novice reporter gets more than he bargained for when he interviews silver screen sex goddess Rita Marlowe in this devilishly funny satire by the author of the screenplays Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Manchurian Candidate.

An Equity Approved Showcase

2007 Readings at the Main Stage Theatre
He Is

An inspirational adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz." We have all heard the story... but not quite like this!
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La Tosca

WINNER:   Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Puerto Rican stage and screen star La Contessa in a new comic re-telling of the sordid story of lust, lies and love in 1800’s Rome.

Love on Ice

What would you do to live with the one you love--FOREVER?

Moishe and Mohammed

Does peace have a chance?

Spokes

NOMINEE: Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Is the truth for sale? And if so, who's buying? A mediated satire.
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Those Whistling Lads

NOMINEE: Outstanding Overall Production of a Reading

Let Dorothy Parker, the Algonquin Round Table's wittiest writer, along with six lovely young men and women, show you how -- and how not -- to handle them!

Zuly in the Last Place on Earth

They are all here because they have nowhere else to go, and the one dog strong enough to save this war-torn junkyard... just wants to sing.