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THE 2012 LINEUP

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Once upon a Twisted Time... Mirror, Mirror In a Land Far, Far Away Putting the Fun in Funeral


SHOWS         SHORT SUBJECTS       READINGS

Braced

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Rebecca Steele presents

Braced

Written by Rebecca Steele

Life becomes twisted for a teenage girl entering the social hierarchy of high school with scoliosis.

After 13-year-old Lauren is diagnosed with scoliosis, she finds herself braced in more ways than one. Transitioning among more than a dozen characters, Rebecca Steele tells the story of a girl who finds the will to endure life’s shortcomings and accept herself for who she really is. (Solo)

Running time: 60 minutes

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

Official Website: www.indiegogo.com/braced

http://www.facebook.com/BracedAOneWomanShow


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Tjasa Ferme via The Cell Theater presents

Cocktales

Written by Tjasa Ferme

Farcical confessions of a nymphomaniac.

After being dumped by Adam, confused Eve embarks on a journey to understand her predilection for erection. Her curiosity draws her to a Parade of Virgins who turn out not to be so innocent … nor women. Together they stir up a stew of Cocktales. (Comedy)

Running time: 70 minutes

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

Official Website: www.tjasaferme.com


Falling Awake

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Ticket 2 Eternity Productions presents

Falling Awake

Written by Matthew Ethan Davis

The wacky encounters of two women with the reincarnations of the men they loved.

The Downtown Village News, on the verge of closing, is a place Suzanne, Denise, Phoenix, and Jeremy all call home. But, when Phoenix and Jeremy suddenly die, Suzanne and Denise must join forces to find the men in the afterlife and save the newspaper. Their lives are turned inside out as the men start reemerging through mystic channelers, boisterous blues divas, mysterious messages, and a myriad of other characters who all seem to be Jeremy and Phoenix reborn. Can the love the women seek in the afterlife save them in reality? (Comedy)    

Running time: 90 minutes

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


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DeVida Jenkins on behalf of Villar-Hauser Theatre Development Fund, Inc., present  

Final Analysis

Written by Otho Eskin

In a gesture of compassion, Sigmund Freud almost destroys the world.

Final Analysis, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser, is set in turn-of-the-century Vienna – the crossroads of civilization – a major confluence of art, music, science and politics.  But, festering beneath the façade of frivolity and joy, the city is rotting at its core, sickened by moral corruption, obsessed with death, and ravaged by a growing hatred of the Jews.   Against this background – Gustav Mahler, the great composer and conductor, falls in love with the talented, tempestuous Alma Schindler; Joseph Stalin meets a dangerous young man over a game of chess; Ludwig Wittgenstein, destined to become a dominant force in world philosophy, runs into an old schoolmate with unpleasant consequences, and in the midst of this, Sigmund Freud faces what he has always denied – the essential – evil nature of man.  Final Analysis is a powerful reminder of a past that continues to follow us. (Drama)

Running time: 90 minutes

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


...in Saudi

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Sala Productions Limited presents

Head Over Heels in Saudi Arabia

Written by Maisah Sobaihi

Enrich your understanding and prepare to laugh as you slide into Saudi Arabia and see what’s really going on for most women.

Maisah Sobaihi leads you into the intriguing and challenging worlds of Saudi women, where you will laugh, ponder, analyze, and see Saudi Arabia as you’ve never done before. Prepare to experience some romance and classism with an eye-opening approach and to leave mystified through this insightful and cultural performance. (Solo)

Running time: 75 minutes

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


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Oberon Theater Ensemble presents

Keep On Truckin’– It's War

Written by Walter Brandes

Beckett meets Stoppard in this fish-out-of-water trucker tale.

Beckett meets Stoppard in this fish-out-of-water comedy of two stranded souls, lost in a strange desert, searching for identity, purpose, and reality. Plus, it seems they’ve driven their truck right into a war zone and now find themselves in a definite pickle. (Comedy)

Running time: 75 minutes

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


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Left & Right Productions presents

Left & Right

Conjoined twins on a search for love: a double-sided comedy.

After their morning routine, conjoined twins “Left” and “Right” make a fantastic discovery: It’s Valentine’s Day! Sequined bell bottoms and a flashy vest set the tone for the upcoming day and an interactive theatre experience. Will they find the love of their lives in the audience? (Comedy)

Running time: 60 minutes

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


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Jeanette Bonner presents

Love. Guts. High School.

Written by Jeanette Bonner

When you wear your heart on your sleeve and have his hands on your mind, things can get messy.

Superhighschooler Jeanette achieves everything she sets her mind to … except for love. Traveling from 8th-grade awkwardness to 90210-style sexuality, her biggest crush quickly goes from “like-like” to obsession. See what happens when Jeanette stops listening to her Magic 8 Ball and starts listening to her heart. (Solo)

Running time: 75 minutes

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


love lies

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420 West Entertainment, LLC present

Love Lies Treat Her Like a Lady

Written by Hinton Battle

Love Lies – Treat Her Like a Lady: a musical using pop/R&B/gospel hits to show what happens when three women discover they were all engaged to the same newly dead man.

Love Lies – Treat Her Like a Lady is a musical tale of three beautiful women – Kim Anderson, Victoria Davis, and Pam Jackson – who discover they have each been engaged to the same man when they arrive to say their final farewells at his funeral. In this story of love, lies, and betrayal, sparks don’t just fly – they explode! (Musical)

Running time: 75 minutes

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


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Dina Plotch presents

Multiple Plotchanalities

Written by Dina Plotch 

The story of an infantilized, overprivileged, indecisive girl's journey into adulthood...and how she finally got her shit together...well, enough at least to write a play about it.

The modern day runaway bride story for the infantilized, indecisive, 30 year-old in all of us. With a multitude of kooky characters, Multiple Plotchanalities is the story of one girl trying to find her own voice, while shutting out all the crazy. A light-hearted and poignant tale of growing up, moving on, and of course, bikini waxes. (Solo - Comedy)

Running time: 75 minutes

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


Prince...

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Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal Inc. (CETM) and Cutter Productions Inc., present

The Prince and the Pauper/Le Prince et le pauvre

Written by Julien Salvia (music), Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal (original French lyrics and book), and Michael Conley (English adaptation)

A new English–French bilingual musical reimagining of the classic tale of fate and fortune.

A fresh retelling of the classic tale of two boys from different worlds who switch identities to see how the other half lives. In partnership with the Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal, this bilingual production presents a cultural exchange that will speak to all ages and beyond just words. (Musical)

Music directed by David Terriault.

Running time: 120 minutes

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


Relax Alice

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Spookfish Theater Company presents

Relax! Alice

Written by Ming Pieffer

Torn between reality and Wonderland.... Will Alice ever find escape?

Frequent fainting spells and bizarre stories never worried her family until a recent suicide attempt brings the troubled, young Alice’s sanity into question. Caught down the rabbit hole, Alice must choose to return to reality, or to remain forever in Wonderland. (Drama)

Running time: 90 minutes

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


SpoolieGirl

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ATLOR Music & Publishing present

Spoolie Girl

Written by Rosemary Loar and Robert Atwood

A family-friendly fractured fairy tale.

When a 16-year-old orphan lands in NYC, she discovers her new makeover has given her magical powers: She can hear the thoughts of others as songs. Spoolie Girl is a fractured rock fairy tale that proves you don’t need to be famous to be loved. (Musical)

Running time: 120 minutes

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


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Timothy Ware presents

A Taste of Chocolate

Written by Timothy Ware

"Sweeter Words Have Never Been Spoken."

Preaching is not his game. Kofi, the self-proclaimed Pied Piper of spoken word has taken poetry to a whole ‘nother level! Infusing eclectic prose with smooth rhythms and sweet    melodies, he’s determined to prove his calling is fame, not the pulpit. (Musical)

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor

Official Website: www.CHOCOLATE-MUSICAL.com


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Lot In Life Productions and Egads! Theater present

Thank You Notes: Headed to Heaven with Flat Jimmy Fallon

Written by Vicki Vodrey

You've never attended a funeral like this. 

Thank You Notes: Headed to Heaven with Flat Jimmy Fallon is a funeral service you’ve never experienced! One gunshot, and Angela is headed to the afterlife – taking cardboard Jimmy with her! Celebrate her life and love of pop culture, family and “everything Jimmy.” (Comedy/Drama)

Running time: 60 minutes

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

Official Website: www.lotinlifeproductions.com   www.egadstheatre.com


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Brandon Wood presents

Tombstone: The Legend of Wyatt Earp

Written by Brandon Wood

Dust off your boots, shine up your spurs, and ride! This rockin’ musical follows Wyatt Earp on his quest for redemption.

Tombstone: The Legend of Wyatt Earp, the rock musical adaptation of the Old West’s deadliest gunman and his quest for redemption. Wyatt attempts to walk the line between right and wrong, only to find out that nothing is black or white.… Dust off your boots, shine up your spurs, and ride! (Musical)

Running time: 120 minutes

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

Official Website: www.TombstoneTheMusical.com


Volcano

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Aram Krikorian presents

Volcano

Written by Aram Krikorian

On Volcano Beach, no one can predict the eruptions – they can only be prepared.

Somewhere in the middle of the ocean, on a waxy little island, a volcano awakes. Three friends must stick together to fight off intruders trying to conquer their home. But the mountain grumbles and cracks open, spilling magma at every turn. (Musical)

Running time: 105 minutes

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


WhattaYaNuts

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Gennaro Productions presents

Whatta Ya Nuts!

Written by Vincent Gogliormella

Whatta ya get when you mix a couple of wiseguys, a lawyer, a nurse, a hillbilly, two actors, a receptionist from Staten Island, and a psychiatrist? … “Whatta Ya Nuts?!”

Whatta Ya Nuts! follows angsty, lovelorn mob boss Lou “The Big Cheese” Locatelli as he contemplates retirement to pursue the woman he loves. Faced with a redneck for a potential son-in-law, The Big Cheese secretly seeks help from Dr. Stewart Epstein, a psychiatrist dealing with a love triangle of his own. (Comedy)

Directed by: Charles Messina

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The June HavocTheatre – 312 W. 36th St., first floor


what@ if

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The Independent Theater Collective presents

wh@ if?

Written by Jeremy F. Richter

A new musical mindfuck about a “what if?” scenario blown out of proportion.

Playwright Jared Finn has arrived on his fiancée’s stoop on New Year’s Eve in hopes of reconciling after a fight. But when he hears another man’s voice in the apartment, his imagination spins its own tale to identify the unknown suitor. (Musical)

Running time: 90 minutes

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


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Short Subjects



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Lisa Kimball presents

Alpha Jaws

Written by Lisa Kimball.

The jaws of dominance take a bite out of these humans who desire to have a life of treats and rewards.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Daniel Guyton presents

Attic

Written by Daniel Guyton.

One man’s journey into the darker recesses of his mind – and his home.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Ronnie Cohen presents

Correction

Written by Jane Beale and Ronnie Cohen.

Sometimes when we make mistakes, life happens.

Tickets: $17

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Deb & Ted present

Deb & Ted’s Excellent Adventures

Written by Debra Castellano and Ted McAdams.

Two 30-minute shows (Stolen Thunder and The Further Adventures of Swamp Girl) about love, family, and screaming matches.

Tickets: $17

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor


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Jack Wernick presents

Destination Wedding

Written by Jack Wernick.

A family wedding forces a mother and her son to face the rift in their relationship.

Directed by Cedric Hill

Tickets: $17

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Matthew Klein presents

Domestic

Written by Matthew Klein.

Two cops checking out a domestic disturbance find a babysitter alone. They need a straight answer: Where are the parents?

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Laura Pedersen presents

A Dozen Perfect Moments

Written by Laura Pedersen.

Life-altering decisions need to be made by young people, thereby creating chaos among the adults who have always been in charge until now.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Molly Rydzel presents

Erotomania

Written by Molly Rydzel.

One woman’s adventures seeking love in the city – battling her own delusions and the psychoses of others, only to find happily ever after in the most macabre of places.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Bruce Colber presents

Frozen Borders

Written by Bruce Colbert.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor


HamletBound...
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Andrew Rothkin presents

Hamlet Bound & Unbound

Written by Andrew Rothkin.

Something is rotten in the City of New York.

Tickets: $17

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Joe Healey presents

His Father’s Son

Written by Joe Healey.

The powerful, life-changing force of Acceptance.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Riley Jason presents

How Herman Commike Saved My Life

Written by Riley Jason.

A captivating story demonstrating the surprising power of a teacher’s impact on a young man’s life.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor


 

 

            



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Will Snider presents

Mogadishu: A Ghost Story

Written by Will Snider.

The Old Grand brings its trademark intensity to the story of a former war correspondent haunted by memories of Somalia during Operation Restore Hope in 1993.

Tickets: $17

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Jeanne Chenault Porter presents

Parting Company

Written by Jeanne Chenault Porter.

Financially doomed, the toxic family of Wall Street mogul Victor Zoltan Maxx struggles to survive … or not!

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The June Havoc Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Tony Taylor and Adele Anderson present

Sneasons of Liz

Written by Tony Taylor and Adele Anderson.

Half the world has allergies, and it doesn’t have to be spring that brings them on.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Sean Michael Welch presents

Staged Reading

Written by Sean Michael Welch.

The play’s the thing; the reading is something else entirely.

Tickets: $14

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Dr. Daniel Jean presents

’Til Death Do Us Part?

Written by Dr. Daniel Jean.

Two young black newlyweds face many obstacles to staying committed during their first year of marriage.

Tickets: $17

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Dorothy Strelsin Theater – 312 W. 36th St., first floor


Readings 

ALL READINGS ARE FREE ADMISSION

 

All readings take place at The June Havoc Theatre -  312 W. 36th St., first floor

 


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

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Shareef Hadid Jenkins

Getting Your Life!

Written by Shareef Hadid Jenkins

Crystal meth, two boys, and a tranny – it’s all about getting your life!

Crayola Yum Yum, a transsexual crystal meth dealer, takes in two runaway, throwaway gay teens off the street to give them a lesson in life! Getting Your Life! is the story of the fight to love ourselves and all the trials that we put ourselves through – with crystal meth teaching us how to love and hate. (Drama, Reading)

Running time: 60 minutes

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WWHT Productions, LLC

No Complications, Please!

Written by Rosalie Greenfield Matzkin (words) and Alfred Blatter (music)

Three partners in a holistic wellness center near Bleecker Street engage in a series of inept and farcical plottings that nearly sabotage their already complicated romantic lives.

A romantic musical comedy mostly set in a chiropractic and wellness center, where three partners create entanglements of the heart – encouraged by colorful clients and friends. Mantras and marriage counselors notwithstanding, disasters are averted when crazy complications are replaced by simple truths. (Musical, Reading)

Running time: 120 minutes

 


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Garage Musicals/Lynn Appelle

Petunia  

Written by John Levy

Haunted by a houseplant!

An old man rejoices at the sudden death of his nagging wife, Petunia, but is rudely awakened when she comes back from the grave to haunt him. A bizarre musical journey follows, with only one way out. (Rock Musical, Reading)

Running time: 95 minutes