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THE 2010 LINEUP


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The Melting Pot Isn't It Bromantic? Breaking Up is Hard to Do Off the Mortal Coil
The Art of the Con Remember My Name From the Pages of History GRRRL Power!

 


SHOWS          SHORT SUBJECTS         READINGS

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Alice and Elizabeth's One Woman Show

Written by Alice Barden

Can two forty-something BFF's finally "have it all", without succumbing to the evil forces of plastic surgery, married people, or even their own bodies turning on them?

Two forty-something best girlfriends finally get their acts together when life throws them a curve. Everything, including their bodies, seems to be saying "game over"- but they put up a fight by writing a show about it. Based on a true story, this play looks at the funny and moving ways that women can help each other grow into themselves.

Running time: 70 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Asian Belle

Written by Michelle Glick

What happens when a sweet southern belle realizes.....she's not so southern after all??

An Alabama nail salon, Vacation Bible School, school musical type casting- the daughter of a Vietnamese war bride spends her youth aspiring to be a Southern Belle...a funny, touching and true solo show. Y'all come see it!

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Marc L. Bailin & Holson Productions  present

Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke?

Written by Amy Holson-Schwartz

He's handsome, he cooks, he tolerates Jane Austen. He's even Jewish. But there's Jewish and there's JEWISH.

Eleanor's ready to foreswear 5,770 years of Jewish heritage and devote herself to her grad studies until she meets Aaron. Can a secular Jew find love with a religious Jew? ….Yarmulke is a romantic comedy about being young, American, and Jewish in the twenty-first century. 

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Beckett Theatre  - 410 West 42nd Street           


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Alma Villegas and Bob Ost/Wildly Productive Productions
in association with Rough and Ready LLC, Jaye Maynard and Sheila Geltzer

present 

Civil War Voices

Book by James R. Harris and Original Musical Arrangements by Mark Hayes.

The real words, the real music. The real heart of a country divided.

A slave who became Mrs. Lincoln’s confidante. A Southern couple separated by war. A Yankee professor turned military hero. A plantation owner with a conflicted conscience. The real people, the real songs, the real heart of a country divided. Truths rediscovered as we now approach the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Running time: 90 minutes 

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Meri Wallace and Karen Raphaeli presents

Closure

Written by Meri Wallace

Nice work if you can get it.

Meet up with an old boyfriend on Facebook, talk to an urn, get rid of that ridulous birthday present. These are only some of the possibilities in Meri Wallace's evening of short plays about tying up those disturbing loose ends in life.

Director: Arthur French, Duncan Pflaster, Debra Savage, Andrew Rothkin and Karen Raphaeli.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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Negro Ensemble Company  presents

Colored People's Time

Written by Leslie Lee

Can you hear the clock ticking - Colored People's Time, the past, present and future.

Colored People's Time is a series of humorous and stirring events that begin with African American slaves secretly meeting to celebrate the "white man's religion", to the supreme court decision to ban segregated busing. 

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Beckett Theatre  - 410 West 42nd Street      


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TrackTwelve Productions presents

Conspiracy: A Love Story

Music by Ronnie Reshef;  Book and Lyrics by Victor Lesniewski

Paranoia at First Sight

Robbie can't hold down a relationship due to his obsession with conspiracy theories. When he meets the girl of his dreams, can he make it work or will his paranoia get in the way?

Director: Elizabeth Carlson

Cast: Mark Cajigao, Elaine Moran, Eddie Schnecker*, Danielle Treuberg*

*Appearing courtesy of AEA

Running time: 85 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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ettyplay inc. & Susan Stein present

Etty

Written by Susan Stein

A portrayal of one woman's struggle to sustain humanity in the face of Nazis' brutatlity

"If I should not survive, how I die will show me who I really am." (Hillesum) Etty writes the life she is living - her loves, her work, her wry sense of humor, her deep sensuality and the moment in history. Etty asks us to consider our own responsibility today, in a world where the promise of "never again" has not yet been realized. 

Directed by Austin Pendleton

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.ettyplay.org


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Joshua Rivedal &Small Pond Entertainment present

The Gospel According To Josh

Written and Performed by Joshua Rivedal

A thirty character, twelve song, comedic tour de force of a one man show

The tale of Joshua Rivedal, a small town guy who follows his dreams to Hollywood, despite the great obstacle of his life: the tempestuous relationship with his father. Joshua takes a detour to Hollywood by starring in not one but two reality shows, and ends with a final showdown with his father.

Director: Joshua Gaboian

Running time: 80 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Audience: Appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Official Website: www.thegospelaccordingtojosh.com


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Emerson Theater Collaborative presents

Gray Matters

A new comedy by Jacques Lamarre

No memory. No insurance. No opportunities. What's an actor to do?

After an emergency hospitalization, actress Sarah Gray finds herself with faulty memory, no insurance and no opportunities. Is it possible for an actor with an Etch-a-Sketch for a brain to get back to what matters?

Directed by Joshua Lee Ramos

Cast: Stephen Sherman, April Woodall, Jen Anaya, Kathryn Kates

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Audience: Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Strong Language

Official Website: www.emersontheatercollaborative.org


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Agony Productions presents

In Our Own Image

Written by Christopher Heath

Absurdity mixes with reality in this exploration of death, religion, and responsibility

In Our Own Image is a humorous exploration of death and our use of religion to deflect personal turmoil, a frank reconciliation of living up to our parents' dream, and an absurdist look at the consequences of our societal behavior. 

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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Jeffrey Boles and ReniGraef Productions present

The King Of Bohemia: The Life And Times Of Franz Kafka

Written by Jeffrey Boles

An inside account of the deception that created an icon.

Bohemia. 1924. On the night following the death of author Franz Kafka, Max Brod (Kafka's friend and executor of his will) wrestles with Kafka's instruction to destroy all of his unpublished manuscripts. To solve his dilemma, Brod recalls the period, people, and experiences that shaped their friendship. 

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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Howling Moon Cab Company presents

Layla and Harley, Together Again

Written by Jonathan Wallace 

You're nobody unless you'd fight the devil for your friends.

The supernatural women of Grutto's Tavern in Brooklyn are back--Layla, the bartender, whose angel wing tattoo kills anyone who sees it; her friend Harley, who found being dead very irritating, and decided to come back; and Harley's daughter Sanka, who traveled from the future to slap her mother and decided to stay. A supernatural comedy with overtones of horror.

Director: Jonathan Wallace and Ed Matthews

Cast Members: Elisa Abatsis, Orion Delwaterman, Tatiana Gomberg*, Aaron Kapner, Cinda Lawrence, Ed Matthews, Dave Powers, Ian Roettger

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Audience: Appropriate for ages 12 and up


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James V. O'Connor  presents

Literary Disruption

Written by James V. O'Connor 

Trust and ideals collide with the deceit of a predatory stranger.

A play that rips the cloak of intellectual naivety from the ivory tower of academic life. A college English department is forced to question their utopian world view when a new professor exposes their impressionable under belly to the ruthlessness of the con. 

Director: Paula Riley

Running time: 80 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Audience: Appropriate for ages 13 and up


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DQDI Productions presents

Love Humiliation Karaoke

Written by Enzo Lombard

San Francisco's Sedaris brings his award winning six city love letter back to MITF with added scenes.

Running time: 100 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Mike Reardon & Write Paths Studio present

Love Me Tinder

Written by Martin Dove

Sometimes home is not where you came from... it's where you've been.

In 1983 seventeen year old Dusty Simmons left his home in Secaucus, New Jersey. He left everything...his girlfriend Cindy, his best friend Thomas Gentry, and his youthful dreams. Ten years later, on Valentines Day, Dusty returns...and finds that sometimes it's just too late to go home.

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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Massimine, Roytman & Presentations present

Lovers

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Christopher Massimine

Arriving at her apartment, Jolie finds a mysterious package with a note attached from her ex-fiancee, Chip. Jolie's just returned from a funeral, Chip's funeral, and the note and package are postmarked a week ago from today, the day of Chip's death.

An edgy, sexy contemporary two-person musical scored with an original array of contemporary punk, pop, rock, and infused jazz, LOVERS, explores the darker side of a relationship.

Starring: Broadway's WILL TAYLOR (La Cage Aux Folles, A Chorus Line, The Producers, 42nd Street) and COURTNEY HAMMOND (former television host of ShamuTV on Animal Planet and the gameshow Splat! on Nickolodean). 

Director:  CHRISTOPHER M. CZYZ: Distracted (Roundabout Theatre Company), Something She Did (Primary Stages).

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The Beckett Theatre  - 410 West 42nd Street    


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Robert Intile, Jr. and Alina Gutierrez present

Merrily Merrily Merrily

Written  by Becca Schlossberg

Life is but a dream.

Merrily Merrily Merrily explores the final moments of a teenager, Cade, a victim of a lesbian hate crime, as she lies alone in a field. As Cade’s mind dreams up a world free of pain, she cannot escape recollecting the beautiful moments of her life and the young woman who has taught her how to love.

Director:  Madeleine Rose Parsigian

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Broadway Clubhouse.com present

Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical

Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael Tester

It's the Glees vs. the Goths, the Drama Queens vs. the Jocks in a senior Superlative Showdown!

Most Likely To employs a high school senior superlative ceremony to give voice to the class clown and drama queen in all of us. 

Direction and Musical Staging: Abbe Gail Cross

Cast Members: Andrew J. Beck, Gina Marie Bilardi, Amanda Castanos, Alexander Greif, Christopher Hlinka, Katherine Hoffmann, Steven Liberto, Lyle Colby Mackston, Melissa Rapelje, Lauren Renner, Sarah Sixt, Matthew Walsh, Jesse Zeidman

Running time: 95 minutes with no intermission

Venue: The Beckett Theatre  - 410 West 42nd Street    

Audience: This is a family show appropriate for ages tween thru adult!

Official Website: www.broadwayclubhouse.com

Facebook Page: Most Likely To: The Senior Superlative Musical


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The Collective Objective presents

Never Norman Rockwell

Written by Kyle Baxter

It's the day before the wedding and the best man is coming out!

In the morning-after of Dan's bachelor party, Jack announces he's gay! What does this say about their friendship and what's going on with the bride's brother? It's a post-modern, screwball comedy bromance, sure to please all audiences.

Director: Anthony Gargano

Cast: Elizabeth Allerton, Sarah Barry, Paul Bellantoni, Dan Belmont, DR Mann Hanson, Austin Mitchell, Michael Selkirk

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Beckett Theatre  - 410 West 42nd Street 

Audience: Appropriate for ages 18 and up - strong language, adult content, adult themes

Official Website: www.nevernormanrockwell.com


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Anna Grace presents

Peking Roulette

Written by Ben Thompson

A quirky look at life (and love) for an aging expat in Beijing.

The Beijing Olympics are over, but this intercultural May-December faux-mance has only just begun. Her desire for a child and his desire for her finds them pitted against fate in a game of chance. Each roll of the dice puts them face to face with questions of love, cultural morés, family, freedom, and sex.

Director: Anna Grace

Composer: Michelangelo Sosnowitz

Cast: Jim Williams, Kristen Hung

Crew: Kelly Vieau, Production Stage Manager ; Chad Helmer, Assistant Stage Manager/Tech

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Audience: Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Strong Language. Adult subject matter

Official Website: www.pekingroulette.com


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Divine Productions, in association with Strings Attached Theater Company present

Prevailing Wins

Written by Robin Pond

How far would you go to make your ex jealous?

Broken up couple Sarah and Teddy went to extremes by planning a double date with their nonexistent new partners. Con artist Even Steven tries to capitalize on the lie by creating a stir in an already chaotic situation.

Director: Michele Pace

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Obsidian Media Group presents

ResurGENTS: The Reappearance Of Hope

Written by Damion Sanders & Lawrence Floyd

A new millennium choreopoem from the male perspective.

ResurGENTS explores the issues, questions and passions of African Ameican men in the "age of Obama." It examines, through poetry monologues, song and movement, the connection to the world as five men take us on a spiritual and intellectual journey. 

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Badlands Theatre Co.  presents

Screenplay

Written by Scott Brooks

They made him an offer he should’ve refused.

A failed screenwriter sells out, even by Hollywood standards - to an old friend turned producer. Ambition, envy and the quest for fame are brought into sharp focus as their dirty little secret takes them all the way to Oscar night.

Directed by Jenny Greeman

Cast: Jonathan Sale, Diana De La Cruz, Heather Dilly, Scott Brooks

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor

Audience:  Appropriate for ages 16 and up

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Oberon Theatre Ensemble presents

The Starship Astrov

Written by Duncan Pflaster

A Chekhovian Space Comedy

A play written in the style of Anton Chekhov set on a starship in the year 3047. A diplomatic mission brings a professor and his lovely alien wife and faithful doctor aboard the Starship Astrov, where unspoken love and misunderstandings abound between the ships' crew and guests. 

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Beckett Theatre  - 410 West 42nd Street 


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Tallish Tales

Written by Amy Kitzhaber

Adapted for the Stage by Amy Kitzhaber, based on the book "Slovenly Betsy" by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman

Music, Puppets & Gore!

Tim Burton meets Leave it to Beaver in this hilarious stage adaptation of Victorian cautionary tales for girls. Set in the 1950’s featuring music, puppets and gore, an old toybox teaches two naughty girls a lesson.Susie and Betsy soon learn to think outside the toybox – literally.

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Burning Nickels Productions, Phil Newsom Productions & Michael Roderick present

Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home With You

Book by: Kelly Nichols; Lyrics by: Bobby Cronin, Jason Purdy, Andrew Byrne, and Blake Hackler; Music by: Bobby Cronin, Jason Purdy, Andrew Byrne, Steven Silverstein, Alan Bukowiecki, and Phillip Chernyak

A funny and heartfelt musical about a girl who discovers she has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds Prince Charming.

Katie is a funny, smart, single actress, looking for a new leading man. She's followed her career from Minnesota to NYC, and now she's following her heart through the twists and turns of dating in Manhattan -- and she's not afraid to sing about it!

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Vincent Scott & Lori Marra  present

Three American Women

Written by Lori Marra

American Woman: A trilogy exploring the inward journey of an African American, an Indian, and Asian woman. 

Odessa, waiting for her car repairs, desperately needs to get home. Rachel, a lawyer in New England, struggles with Indian mores. And Janice, a Taiwanese store clerk gabs incessently about everything from great musicals to her grandmother's tragic death. 

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Brain Trust Productions presents

The Tragedie Of Cardenio

Written by Ben Bartolone

The lost play of William Shakespeare turns up in the hands of an idiot.

Jeffrey Rome has the life every detective novelist could dream of, all the success and none of the friends. When Jeffrey discovers a lost copy of Cardenio, Shakespeare's lost play, this elusive grail changes his life for good when he is visited by visions of the lost man himself. 

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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MSK Productions presents

Until We Find Each Other

Written by Brooke Berman

Three psychic cousins wrestle with angels, family, mysticism, sex, and Judaism.

Sophy thinks she's the holy whore, Miriam runs from the family, and Justin tries to keep them all together. These three cousins with uncanny psychic abilities embark on a strange road trip in order to say goodbye.

Directed by David Winitsky

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The MainStage Theater - 312 W. 36th St., 4th floor


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What Makes You Think I Want to Talk to You

Written by Martin Joseph

Come and let me show you the “Marvelosity” that lies within you !

What happens when a narcissistic talk show host uses the personal stories and tragedies of four of his guests to answer his own internal conflict of why people want to talk to him.

Director: Carl Ford

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre - 312 W. 36th St., first floor


 

 

 

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A Sweet Word of Advice

Written by Sophia Romma

She’ll reel you in, she’ll get under you skin, and she’ll never relinquish the bet, that’s that! 

This one-act play inspired by Anton Chekhov’s 19th century short story, “The Mire” spins a stark tale of a young Jewish Russian Émigré, Svetalana Moiseyevna—eccentric, enchanting and poetic, who captures the heart of a renegade Lieutenant and debt-collector, James Perso Arrivederci. The play is an explosively, liberating, funny and maniacal assault on the banality of materialism, and the hypocrisy of war—ultimately, a celebration of unearthly, unexpected and untimely love. 

Director: Sophia Romma

Cast: Naomi McDougall Jones as Svetlana Moiseyevna; Tosh Marks as Lieutenant James Perso Arrivederci; Carolyn Seiff as Tovah Rothstein; Allan Mirchin as Slava Rothstein

Running time: 45 minutes


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All Folked Up

Written by Joshua R. Pangborn

The classic tales as they weren’t meant to be told…

Before Cinderella can meet and marry her prince, she has to learn important life lessons all little girls should from Hansel & Gretel, Little Red, and the Frog King. However, fairy tale lessons really aren't all that progressive…

Director: Joshua R. Pangborn

Cast: Ron Barba, Anthony Castellano, Danielle Connor, Genevieve Frey, Michele MacShane, Jill Maybruch, Leslie C. Nemet, Mickey O'Sullivan, Stephen Suarez

Art: Nicholas Keller

Running time: 60 minutes

Audience: Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Adult situations.


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An Ode to the Washermen

Written by Andre Richardson Hogan II

Two men are hired, rather forcibly, as janitors, and are trying their best to drift from these responsibilities.

A multi-memory play, it is the story of two men whom were hired to perform custodial work rather than pursue their own passions. 

Running time: 55 minutes


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Blow By Blow

Written by Jen Forcino

With Isabella's voice as a guide, Blow by Blow dramatizes the life and death of a lonely aristocrat who reinvented herself into a demanding muse and artistic force - yet couldn't wrestle the demons within her soul

Director: Sally Burtenshaw

Running time: 60 minutes

Audience: Not appropriate for children as there is strong language


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The Burning

Written by Lori Fischer

Two sisters test the meaning of “family” as they guard their house against a neighborhood arsonist. 

In 2009, there were 30 suspicious fires in Coatesville, Pennslyvania. To thwart the arsonist and to guard their families, neighbors took to staying up all night on their porches. When a mysterious neighbor moves next door, two Colombian/American sisters learn the truth about each other and their father, who was kidnapped by the FARC and murdered. 

Director: Melissa Maxwell

Cast: Bonnie Barrios, Christina Ghubril, Miguel Govea, and America Soli Pabon

Running time: 50 minutes


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Fête

Written/Performedy by Raquel Cion

Instructing us on how to throw a flawless party our hostess, Mindy, rummages through stories of childhood and how frighteninig living among other people can be.

Director: Cynthia Cahill

Running time: 40 minutes


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Hey Mary!

Written by Bella Poynton

What really happened in Mary’s room that night?

A comic retelling of that oh-so-special night when the 14-year-old Virgin Mary is told she will be mother to the Savior. Just like most teenagers, she definitely has something to say about it!

Running time: 30 minutes


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Hot Mama Mahatma

Written by Karen Fitzgerald

I went to India to get Enlightened, but got Turned On Instead!

Post divorce, this recovering Catholic embarked on a comic spiritual journey, from treatment centers to India, to learn to open my heart. Instead it opened my sexuality! But in the process of saying “YES” I had to first learn how to say “NO”. Think Eat, Pray, Love run amok!

Director: Matt Hoverman

Running time: 55 minutes


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How I Became An Astronaut

Written by Fara Greenbaum

It ain't easy becoming the world's premiere metaphorical astronaut

One night, in the depths of despair, a woman gets hungry, buys a sandwich, and is inspired to change her life. Discovering that she is allowed to pursue any dream she has....even becoming an astronaut if she damn well wants to…

Running time: 20 minutes


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How Many Goodbyes Must I Say?

Written by Raymond Jones

Running time: 60 minutes


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The Hyenas Got It Down

Written by Daniel Damiano

A solo depiction of 4 disparate (and desperate) individuals who outrageously convey their triumphs and breakdowns in a jungle of a world.

A darkly comedic solo depiction of 4 disparate individuals who, in one way or another, relay and reflect on the bizarre experiences which have ultimately made them who they are, for better…or much, much worse. 

Director: Aaron Gonzalez

Cast: Daniel Damiano

Running time: 50 minutes

Audience: Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Strong Language, adult subject matter.

Official Website: http://thehyenasgotitdown.blogspot.com/


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Inside Voices at the Girl Aquarium

Written by Gina Inzunza

Hear what teen magazines don't want you to know - the real voices of teenage girls.

A poetry workshop on a Saturday afternoon? For this group of troubled girls it's what they need. Here they discover Ms. Dee who inspires them to shout out their anger and create a manifesto for all girls to hear.

Director: Marcus Yi

Cast: Angela Collard, Katya Collazo, Danielle Geeslin, Lotus Huynh, Betty Kaplan, Ingrid Running

Running time: 45 minutes

Audience: Appropriate for ages 14 and up


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Julia & Buddy

Written by N. G. McClernan

Can a frustrated maintenance man and a stressed-out philosophy professor find common ground – and mutual desire?

When Julia the philosophy professor has a panic attack, Buddy, her building’s maintenance man comes to the rescue. Buddy is intensley frustrated with his life’s course while Julia has gone completely off course thanks to all the life-changing events of the past year. What could they possibly have in common, and was Buddy’s butt on Julia’s radar?

Director: N. G. McClernan

Cast: Julia: Kat Chua, Buddy: Daniel Genalo

Running time: 45 minutes

Audience: Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Some strong language - the F bomb is thrown several times There are mild adult situations.

Official Website: http://www.mergatroyd.org/jb/


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Love Stinks

Written by Kate Rader

When love can drive you mad, literally.

After making a friendly wager with her boyfriend Jack, Colleen is determined to prove that even the sanest of people can be driven to completely irrational behavior. What better way to demonstrate her point but to drive Jack himself insane.

Director: Gary Cavello

Running time: 30 minutes

Audience: Appropriate for ages 14 and up.


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Magdalena's Crossing

Written by Carolyn Nur Wistrand

The guarded secret of a Mexican prostitute leads to murder in a seedy American lounge on the Southwest border.

Shifting between Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas an ill-fated encounter between an illegal Mexican girl and an African American soldier erupts into violence. This is the tale of women who are victims of the present day immigration crisis.

Director: Elena Araoz

Cast: Flor Bromley, Jennica Carmona, Gabriel Gutiérrez, Cary Hite, Adriana Llabrés, Clem McIntosh, Melinda Peinado, Alejandra Piñeiro, Aamira Welthy, Natalie Woolams-Torres

Choreographer: Carlos A. Cruz Velázquez

Running time: 60 minutes


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Once Upon a Mama

Written by Monifa Brown, Annie Guetti

Directors: Willow Norton & TBA

Running time: 50 minutes


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The Reunion Plays

Written by J. Boyett

The one thing that stays the same about people: they're always different from what you remembered. . . 

Running time: 55 minutes


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Searching for Soula

Written by Marisa Petsakos

Two Astoria, Queens childhood friends learn love ain’t easy but friendship trumps it all. 

Irena and her best friend, Soula Papodopoulos, - 2 chicks from Queens- see life very differently but Irena is taught a life lesson by her friend Soula who believes you "have to live your life balls out or the Buddha is gonna make you come back and do it again." 

Director: Don Bill

Running time: 45 minutes


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Stone Wall

Written by Jase Egan

What happens when an unstoppable force runs into an unmovable object?

An interrogation room is the setting for an intense “Cat and Mouse” game between a psychopath and the disgraced cop who let him slip away. What starts out as a simple dialogue, quickly escalates into a deadly game of one-upmanship as the two men must confront the demons in each other as well as themselves.

Director: Brett Miro

Running time: 45 minutes


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That Color Blind Kind of Love

Written by Rebekah L. Pierce

When Love transcends Time and Race, things are bound to get explosive!

Twyla and Sampson are forbidden to love – the slave and master- and after being forced to abandon it over the course of 150 years, their souls are reconnected in 2009. But is love truly colorblind in the modern world?

Director: Gene Hughes

Running time: 55 minutes


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Til Death Do Us Part?

Written by Daniel Jean

Director: Fulton C. Hodges

Running time: 58 minutes


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Visionaries

Written by Vivian Vertes

What's wrong with the NY School System? Come find out in VISIONARIES, a one-act play by Vivian Vertes, directed by Dina Epshteyn.

Spend some time with the hellish Principal (Larry Greenbush), do-gooder Teacher (Janet Dunson), and seasoned Secretary (Mimi Anderson) at P.S.168, where things aren't quite right. Can they possibly get any better?

Director: Dina Epshteyn

Cast: Amelia Anderson, Janet Dunson, and Larry Greenbush

Running time: 35 minutes


 

 

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Ted Swindley Productions Inc. presents

Becoming Kinky

Written by Ted Swindley

The world according to Kinky Friedman

And now for somethig completely different from the creator of Always…Patsy Cline is Becoming Kinky. If you know about Kinky Friedman, you may know what to expect. If you don't know the Texas Jewish cowboy, you are in for a wild ride.

directed by Jamibeth Margolis

Running time: 120 minutes


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Phil's Literary Works LLC presents

Blacks and Whites

Written by Phillip W. Weiss

One Nation- Really United

Four persons, 2 black and 2 white, engage in separate but parallel discussions on the status of race relations in the United States.

Director: Phillip W. Weiss

Running time: 90 minutes


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Amy Fogelman presents

For the Duration

Written by Ross Berger

An American intellegence officer comes home to find that his newborn son and wife, while suffering a tragedy at home, are complete strangers to him now. 

An Army interrogator serving in Iraq rushes home when he discovers his newborn child is gravely ill. When he is filled w/ rumors that his wife - through a disease called Munchausen Syndrome by proxy - might be the cause of the child's illness, the husband uses enhanced interrogation tactics on his own wife to find out the truth of their son. 

Running time: 90 minutes


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VMHF Theatricals presents

Hadleyburg

Lyrics by Mae Richard; Music by John Cliffon; Book by Bob Griffiths

A rollicking musical about human nature, hypocrisy, and the joys of come-uppance.

Hadleyburg, 1905. Apple-pie America, where good people always do the right thing- until they're forced to reveal that the apples are rotten and the pie's half baked. A rollicking musical about human nature, hypocrisy and the joys of come-uppance.

Director: Gerald vanHeerden

Running time: 115 minutes


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Wildcat Theatricals presents

Miss Pell is Missing

Written by Leonard Gershe

New York premiere of the sparkling comic puzzler by Oscar nominee Leonard Greene

Aunt Augusta Pell has gone missing! Where is she? Whodunnit? What happened? This charming comic caper by Leonard Gershe ("Butterflies are Free"), suggested by a story by Saki, was a smash London and on tour- and this reading is Miss Pell's NYC Premiere!

Director: Daniel Haley

Running time: 90 minutes


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Negro Ensemble Company presents

Rising

Written by Carolyn Nur Wistrand

What country did I come to live in?

An African American schoolteacher goes behind the Confederate line to teach abandoned slaves. A pregnant Irish girl lies chained in a Northern penitentiary for sleeping with a Black man. Based on true stories of women during the Civil War.

Director: Marie McKinney

Running time: 90 minutes


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Owens-Herrmann Entertainment LLC presents

Safari's Song

Written by Catherine Owens-Herrmann

Director Antonio Fargas states "This could be the next Lion King!"

Safari's Song is a majestic jouney of love, laughter, leadership and belief in self. This original heartfelt musical tale is perfect for all the young at heart.

Director: Catherine Owens-Herrmann

Running time: 90 minutes


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Negro Ensemble Company presents

Soleda Red and Yellow

Written by Raymond Jones

Soleda Red and Yellow is a fiery fusion of murder mayhem and unthinkable love…or is it?

Soleda is feeling pressure from her family and police partner, Savannah, about finding Mr. Right. Southwell is feeling pressure from his baby's mama and a recently failed relationship. Through an ill fated case, they become intertwined in uncharted waters that can become the death of one of them.

Director: Charles Weldon

Running time: 90 minutes