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THE 2013 LINEUP*

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* Added performances in red






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The Actual Dance, LLC, presents

The Actual Dance

Written by Samuel A. Simon

A man’s journey with the woman he loves.

A true story, but does it really happen? A tale full of out-of-body experiences, sounds, images, dreams, and a Ballroom for the dance that we will all one day dance. Sam's life reconfigures as his wife battles breast cancer and he prepares for The Actual Dance. (Solo)

Performance Dates: July 21, 23, 25 - Aug 2, 3

Running time: 60 minutes

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





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Rabbit Hole Theatricks, Inc. presents

The Adventures of Superbunny

Written by Michael Mackenzie Wills

A new children’s musical, based on the best-selling book for young readers Thumperino – Diary of a Superbunny, which deals with such issues as healthy eating, environmental awareness, consequences for one’s actions, self-motivation, courage, and confidence.

(Musical)

Tickets: $15

Performance Dates: July 19, 20, 21

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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American Dance Theater Productions presents

Angel on My Shoulder

Written by James Beaumont, O’Mara Leary and Warren Hill

A jazzy update of the classic movie about a murdered gangster who gets a second chance at life – only not exactly alive.

Vicious gangster Eddie Falco is brutally murdered and is approached by the devil, Nick, to destroy Nick's hated mortal enemy Judge Parker, by inhabiting Parker's body. But because of Eddie’s street-savvy actions as Parker and newfound love for Parker’s fiancée, Eddie redeems his wicked past. (Musical)

Performance Dates: July 30, 31 - Aug: 1, 2, 3, 4  

Running time: 120 minutes

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




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Jack Wernick presents  

Azalea Path

Written by Jack Wernick

Sylvia Plath returns to her father’s grave on the 50th anniversary of her death, only to encounter a pair of radical feminists determined to rewrite herstory.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 30 - Aug 2, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor




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Jenifer Badamo presents

Background Voices Calling From A Distance

Written by Jenifer Badamo

Is God really judgmental or do we judge ourselves?

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 31 - Aug 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor  





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James Salem presents

Bending All The Rules

Written by James Salem and Joseph Salem

Hetero, Homo, or in-between – we all play “the game,” and sometimes, we all have to bend the rules.

Secret feelings, provocative exes, commitment issues, and open relationships abound, as we follow the love lives of eight young people of different sexual orientations, dispositions, and philosophies through one crazy NYC summer! Can they find love in our hook-up culture? (Comedy/Musical/LGBT)

Performance Dates: July 18, 22, 25, 27 - Aug 4

Running time: 120 minutes

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





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Ivy Theatre Company/Audrey Alford present

Black Ice

Written by Lezlie Revelle

Friendships hit the ice when a coming-out sends Harmony skidding out of control.

Harmony, Layla, and Polly have been best friends since grade school. When Layla is outed, Harmony must confront her deep seated, misplaced anger toward homosexuality. Will she spin out of control, or will her friends provide the traction she needs? (Drama/LGBT)

Performance Dates: July 21, 24, 31 - Aug 3, 4

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Apphia Campbell/spotlight please productions present

Black Is the Color of My Voice

Written by Apphia Campbell

It’s a new dawn, a new day, and a new life for Mena, and she’s fighting to feel good.

After the untimely death of her father, Mena is sent by a witch doctor on a journey of redemption. Inspired by the life of an American icon, Mena find the closure she seeks with help from songs such as "Feeling Good," "I Put a Spell on You," and many others. Performed by Shanghai-based singer-actress Apphia Campbell. (Solo/Musical/Comedy/Drama/African American)

Performance Dates: July 22, 26, 28

Running time: 105 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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DreamCatcher Productions/Jacquay Waller present

The Black Man-O-logues

Written by Jacquay Waller

Find out why he’s really not that into you!

How does a Black Man express his love? Darnell is determined to be the “knight in shining armor”; Pastor Marlon struggles to balance his love for God, family, and mistresses; Fleetwood desires to fill every woman’s voids. In this piece, nine diverse characters offer a montage of perspectives on love. (Comedy/Drama/African American)

Performance Dates: July 19, 20, 21

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor




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LBDinNYC Productions/Lindsay B. Davis present

Brattleboro

Written by Lindsay B. Davis

Lori, a Thirty-Something would-be writer with a unique case of arrested development, faces the nature of her relationship with James, a Blackberry-obsessed banker she has resolved many times to leave.

(Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 26, 27, 28

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

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




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Joanne de Simone presents

Break None of His Bones

Written by Joanne de Simone

Leopold and Loeb with cell phones, but with not as many gray cells...

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 24, 27, 28

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

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




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C.A.G.E. presents

Coffee\Evil

Written by Michael Hagins

An office temp becomes suspicious of her surroundings at her new assignment.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 31 - Aug 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel  Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Theatre Polyphonic/Sachiko Ishimaru present

Color of Life

Written by Sachiko Ishimaru  Composed by Yasuhiro Ito

A Japanese painter meets a colorful actress on a plane ride to NY and moves into her apartment...Will 90 days be enough?

A lost Japanese painter. A NY actress facing a loss. The two meet on a plane ride to NY & start living together in the City. Will 90 days be enough to explore their color of happiness? (Musical)

Performance Dates: July 16, 19, 20, 21

Running time: 90 minutes

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





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Lifestage, Inc., presents

Crazytown: My First Psychopath

Written by Jude Treder-Wolff

Working in psychiatry can be kind of wack.

Real-life creative arts therapist Jude Treder-Wolff’s comic take – and true story, underscored by original songs – about a shocking encounter with a deceptive, dangerous person: the nicest guy you never want to meet. (Solo/Musical)

Performance Dates: July 17, 20, 22, 25, 30

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Blueline Productions presents

The Dark I Know

Written by Alex Eisen and John Watts

Sometimes, everyone needs a second chance in life

Hannah is a journalist, recently divorced from her pro- Nazi husband. After a crushing tragedy, she and her adopted son, Lukas start anew in Frankfort, where they meet Aaron Freeman and his family. As the relationship blossoms, they discover their lives have been intertwined by the past. National Winner, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, 2013. (Musical/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 21, 27, 28, 31 - Aug 3, 4

Running time: 120 minutes

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

 





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bCreative / Miki Bone present

Division Avenue

Written by Miki Bone

A new play about the intersection of faith, love, and bicycles.

A funny, poignant, and provocative new play by Miki Bone that uses the orthodoxy of the Hasidic culture to explore the challenges facing those trying to find their way in the face of doubt and modern culture. (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 17, 28, 29 - Aug 1, 3

Running time: 90 minutes

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





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The Simon Studio presents

Dream of an Englishman

Written by Ana Ingham

A music hall styled political comedy.

In this music hall styled political British comedy, a failed English musician takes sleeping pills to kill himself. But as he swings between dream and reality, wildly invigorating celebrities break into his flat and interrupt his "sleep" with hilarious encounters that mirror the murky aspects of contemporary life. (A British Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 29 - Aug 1, 3

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Satellite Productions, LLC present

Enter Singing – The Musical

Written by Linda Evans (composer, lyricist, book)

Four finalists vie in Times Square for the title of Best Playwright in the USA and probably the world!

An original musical by MITF veteran, Linda Evans. Four Finalists vie in Times Square for the title of Best Playwright in the USA and probably the world. Jealousy, labor pains, explosions abound. Contestants enter singing and exit standing! (Musical)

Performance Dates: July 27, 28, 29 - Aug 1, 4

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Ensemble Atria/ Christopher Tefft present

Envoy

Written by Belinda Bremner

Twelve student hostages struggle to make one big decision as they fight to keep hope alive moments from death.

In this captivating drama, a dozen college students in a Peace Corps–like organization are kidnapped and held captive by native terrorists. The hostages divide and unite among themselves as fear and hope battle within their ranks. Let their voices reach your heart and open your mind. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 17, 21, 25, 27 - Aug 4

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Michael F. Bruck presents

Fancy

Written by Michael F. Bruck

A Brooklyn couple celebrate their 10th Anniversary in a high-end Manhattan restaurant.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 22, 27, 28 Aug 3

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel  Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Drew Valins presents

Franz/Drew/Rotpeter

Written by Drew Valins and Franz Kafka

A personal dance with Franz Kafka.

Drawing from Franz Kafka’s texts and the stories of his own life, Drew Valins weaves together a tale of man’s struggle between his primal and his artistic self. (Solo)

Performance Dates: Aug 1, 2, 3

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The Jewel  Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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James Judd  presents

Funny Stories

Written by James Judd

A collection of James Judd’s funniest stories from NPR’s Snap Judgment.

(Conedy, Solo)

Performance Dates: Aug 2, 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

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





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Marshall Freeman presents

The HAT Chronicles

Written by Jonathan Johnson

Conversations with people in hats. What’s your story?

Through the tragedy of losing his job, performing artist Jonathan Johnson guides the audience through a journey of amazing conversations that impact his life. The HAT Chronicles celebrates the random, inspirational and sometimes comical moments from meeting a stranger in a hat. (Solo/Drama/African American)

Performance Dates: July 17, 20, 24, 26, 27

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Lauren Hunter presents

Help Yourself

Written by Lauren Hunter

Discover lengths one woman will go to try and cross the divide between who she thinks she is and who she thinks she was born to be.

(Solo)

Performance Dates: July 17, 19, 21

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Write Act Rep Eastside, John Lant present

Hollywood! Hollywood!

Book, Music, and Lyrics: Rocco (Briggs) Vitacco

Young hungry hopefuls faking, taking, and making it in LA for their chance to star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

New York is tough, there’s no way to shake it. The bank in Vegas, you'll never break it. But Hollywood’s the place to make it ... if you know just how to fake it! (Comedy/Musical)

Performance Dates: July 20, 23, 24, 26

Running time: 105 minutes

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





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Shalyn Kempema presents

How To Make a Robot

Written by Garrett Lander

Hate your job? So does the robot replacing you

Tommy is the most sophisticated robot ever made, and he'd rather die than work the McJob he was built for. His corporate overlords are happy to oblige. (Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 16, 27 - Aug 1, 3

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor



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Britton Buttrill presents

Iris

Written by Britton Buttrill

What do you do when the relationship is over, but the art you created lives on?

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 23, 24, 25

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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EstoProductions/EJ Sepp presents

The Linguists

Written by EJ Sepp

Mispronunciation will not be tolerated.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 15, 20, 21

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Gay Walley/Vicki Abrams/Felicia Bass GM present

Love, Genius, and a Walk

Written by Gay Walley

Mahler and Freud, and some others in 2013, face just how hard it is to mix love and work.

A symphony of one heartbeat after the other. Mahler’s wife is cheating while he’s writing his consummate last work. Freud tries to help him solve the problem. A modern writer clings to the importance of art (and Mahler). Her businessman husband says, It’s over. Now for the crescendo…. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 16, 25 - Aug 2, 3, 4

Running time: 90 minutes

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





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Ego Actus in Association with Kim M. Jones present

Love Stinks

Written by Kate Plumb Rader

When love can drive you mad, literally: The sanest of couples can be driven to completely irrational behavior when it comes to love.

A sexy comedy written by Kate Plumb Rader. After making a friendly wager with her boyfriend, Jack, Colleen is determined to prove even the sanest people can be driven to completely irrational behavior. What better way to demonstrate her point than to drive Jack insane? (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Running time: 75 minutes

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




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Emaginer presents

Margarita and Max

Written by Manuel Igrejas

A lonely woman in Cedar Chips, New Jersey, waits for a bus to New York City and finds love with a black plastic bag.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 23, 27, 28

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

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






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Chris Savery presents

Marilyn

Written by Chris Savery

Marilyn Monroe reflects on the life she wanted, instead of the life she had.

Glass can cut as well as reflect, and for Marilyn Monroe, the harder she stared into a mirror, the deeper it cut her.  Share Marilyn’s thoughts as she comes to the end of her life. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 17, 20, 21

Running time: 90 minutes

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





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Jeff Davis/Davis Productions, Cori Gardner, and The PATH Fund present

Motel Rasdell: A New Musical

Written by Danielle DeMatteo and Christina Bracco

Directed by Donnie Kehr

The other side of the white picket fence.

Set in the 1940s just outside of Boston, Motel Rasdell tells the (slightly) true story of the inhabitants of the area’s sleaziest motel fighting to save the only home they’ve ever known. (Musical)

Performance Dates: July 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Running time: 120 minutes

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





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Reliance Studios present

The Names

Written by Alec Gutherz

There is a moment when every name is called... Will you be ready to hear your name?

A man in the presence of death turns to face his life. A mother learns there's no word for a parent who's lost a child. A young woman discovers she's been waiting for everyone but herself. There is a moment when every name is called... Will you be ready to hear your name? (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 24, 26, 29, - Aug 1, 3

Running time: 90 minutes

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




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Heather McCuen presents

Nobody's Bones

Written by Heather McCuen

The unhappy wife of a mobster discovers a hitman stumbling into her bedroom in the middle of the night. An unlikely relationship develops while they wait for the husband to come home.

(Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 16, 20, 21

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Cruel and Unusual Productions present

Our Lord and Savior’s Seahorse

Written by Sean Michael Welch

A sculptor must defend his depiction of Jesus crucified to his benefactor, who thinks that the Savior has been “short-changed.”

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 27, 31 - Aug 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

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




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Lori Mannette presents

Over the Hill

Written by by Lori Mannette

When Karen turns 50, she loses her business, her husband, and her house, forcing her to start her life over again as if she were 18.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 31 - Aug 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

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





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The Past Is Still Ahead, Inc./Patrick O'Neill present

The Past Is Still Ahead

Written by Sophia Romma

One of Russia’s most ill-fated and controversial cult poets of the twentieth century, Marina Tsvetaeva, revisits the tumultuously tragic and sexy events of her life – just before succumbing to “suicide” at the hands of the Soviet Secret Police, in 1941, while exiled in Siberia.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 23, 27, 28

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Saltimbanque Theater presents

Poisoned

Written by J. Boyett

Sam’s in town for her brother’s wedding. She just wants to help out – right?

Sam comes to visit her brother Tom and his much younger fiancée, Dee-Dee. What seems like simple cattiness between the older Sam and the free-spirited Dee-Dee takes a darker turn, as Dee-Dee’s secrets come to light. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 18, 19, 23, 27, 28

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor




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Jeannne Foster-McKelvia present

A Question of Taste

Written by Andrew Ade

What happens when two rebels for the same cause but different generations are thrown into the same a prison cell?

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 25, 27, 28

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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C.A.G.E. Theatre Festival of New York City present

The Renaissance Dueling Play

Written by Michael Hagins

A good duel is hard to find.

A series of stories about the comic sides of dueling in the Renaissance. C.A.G.E. Theatre and Michael Hagins deliver a raucous show of swordplay, hosted by master swordsman Chavros and his assistant, Dandreanna! (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 18, 20  Aug 1

Running time: 75 minutes

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





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Aqueduct Productions, Inc. present

Sacrifice

Written by George Cameron Grant

Hell hath no fury like innocence scorned.

(Horror)

Performance Dates: Aug, 2, 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

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





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Tiger's Heart Players/Wayne Paul Mattingly present

Samaritans, or Where Is Sylvia?

Written by Wayne Paul Mattingly

A confused widower encounters an unconventional couple while searching for his dead wife.

At four A.M., Sidney leaves Senior Hollows in search of his late young wife, seeking her at their former home. But the reluctant Samaritans there – a young married couple with a lifelong secret – refuse to let him in. Sidney’s determined. All is disturbed. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 15, 20, 24, 28  Aug 3

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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John Doble presents

A Serious Person and Then Some

Written by John Doble/Michael Palmer, Producer

Three blind dates: See how they run.

Three blind dates: See how they run. One starts with a question. Another ends in tears. The third is a crime. Three one-act plays: A Serious Person; Tatyana and the Cable Man; and Coffee House, Greenwich Village. Directed by Olivia Harris. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 16, 18, 23, 27, 28

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Jewel  Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Rachel Arbeit presents

The Shallot

Written by Rachel Arbeit

Where losing your job meets losing your mind.

When finding out that unemployment is an impending reality, the Office Manager of satirical news organization The Shallot observes a changing company whose structure, like its product, is funny. Based on a truly hysterical story from comedienne Rachel Arbeit. (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 15, 19, 20, 20, 24

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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SistaStyle Productions presents

SingleVille

Written by Mary McCallum

Three women, one stage: love, sex, dating, marriage – what more could you want?

An exploration of the lives of three women striving to navigate through the thicket of love, singlehood, and survival. (Comedy/African American)

Performance Dates: July 19, 20, 21

Running time: 75 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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AMBER DOSWELL/LITTLEWOOD GROUP presents

Slain in the Spirit

Written by Lisa Milinazzo

Molly Lynch is spinning out of control! She scrambles to bake muffins in her trailer park bus, bedeviled by post partum demons, a posse of angels and a parking lot preacher.

A picaresque band of post partum demons bedevil the conscience of Molly Lynch. We follow her comic odyssey torn between a posse of angels, a charmingly tyrannical husband and other eccentric visitors who converge upon their trailer park home. (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 16, 18, 25, 26, 30 - Aug 3

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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TICKET TO ETERNITY PRODUCTIONS/BRENDAN WAHLERS present

Sleep at Your Own Risk

Written by Matthew Ethan Davis

Guy struggles with the phenomenon of sleepwalking while trying to hold on to the love of his life – and not walk out of his apartment naked.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 31 - Aug 2, 4

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Write Act Rep Eastside, John Lant present

Sophia 

Written by Michael Antin

A “laugh-in”-your-face musical comedy set in the Sixties, where beautiful women look for extraordinary love in ordinary men.

Has your love life been a parade of “hit-and-run” scenarios? Looking for the real deal? Join Sophia in the office of love guru Dr. Jake Kelly learning to toss aside these “hit men” and catch the “invisible man.” (Musical/Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 20, 23, 24, 26

Running time: 105 minutes

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





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Miss Elle Productions presents

Sort of Like Julie... Only Worse...

Written by Julie Hays

An ensemble comedy about Julie, a perpetually sunny, middle-aged white lady with one dream: to perform at the famed Apollo Theater.

An ensemble comedy about perpetually sunny Julie, a middle-aged white lady convinced that the only way to make her dreams come true is to perform at the famed Apollo Theater. Things do not go according to plan.... What happens when life shits all over an optimist? (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 - Aug 4

Running time: 75 minutes

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





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Onyx Vizion Productions, Inc / Tyrone Stanley Enterprise, LLC present

Soul on Fire – The Musical

Written by Tyrone Stanley

Mozes must choose between his love for Kisha and his very existence.

An inspiring musical production set in a seemingly perfect utopian community. In this musical of love & sacrifice - of good versus evil, along with forbidden love, an angel must choose between his love for a woman and his very existence. (Drama/Musical/African American)

Performance Dates: July 16, 18, 19, 20, 21

Running time: 120 minutes

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





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Georges Briard Productions (Mark Stetson) presents

Stetson'd

Written by Mark Stetson and Devin Delliquanti

Mark Stetson sets out to change his cosmic bad luck.

Stetson’d: 1. (v.) Achieving an undesired outcome as a direct result of actively trying to avoid said outcome. 2. (n.) A solo show depicting Mark Stetson’s journey to uncover the origin of his cosmically bad luck and its unfortunate consequences. (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 17, 23, 27, 31 - Aug 2

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor




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RAW Studios/Thomas Jane presents

Suckerfish

Written by W. T. Underwood

On a city street corner, between madness and sanity, all that stands in the way of Hank and freedom is a certifiable homeless man, and a pay phone that can't hear out.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 17, 18, 21

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor




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Rick Cekovsky presents

The Suitcase

Written by Erin Cunningham

Ever met someone on Craigslist?

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 15, 20, 21

Tickets: $15

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor




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William J. Schneider presents

Teach Me to Cry

Written by William J. Schneider

To teach men how to care you must show them caring.

"Tony is a tough guy with a checkered past from a traditional Italian family. He is also in the advanced stages of AIDS. In the 1990s the only support system for people in Tony’s situation was the predominantly gay “Buddy System.” Edgar, an openly gay man, has just completed his buddy training. Will these two diametrically opposite men accept each other and ultimately themselves?" (Drama, LGBT)

Performance Dates: July 30 - Aug 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

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





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Christen Omantra Callahan presents

The Tellin’ Man

Written by Rudy Gray

A black slave informs his master of a slave revolt.

James inadvertently crushes his fellow slaves' plans to revolt by telling his master about it. Why and what results? (Drama/African American)

Performance Dates: July 19, 20, 28, 30

Running time: 90 minutes

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





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Neil Genzlinger presents

Three True Stories

Written by Neil Genzlinger

You know those smarmy stories gloating parents are always telling about their kids? These are the opposite.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 16, 19, 20

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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VAERK9000 presents

Trapped

Written by Henriette Rise

Chained to the box of normality and left to die, five historical artists battle sexual frustration, feminism, and artistic dehydration.

What happens when artists have to fight for their art, sexual expression and beliefs? Do they dare to break out - or will they surrender into the box of normality? "Art - It's dying, so what's left to tell?" (Drama/LGBT)

Performance Dates: July 15, 17, 19, 20, 21

Running time: 90 minutes

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




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Banana Groove/Jung Han Kim present

A Tree, a Dog, and an Ordinary Man

Written by Jung Han Kim

In this surreal world, where animals and plants can talk, a tree and a dog share a tiny apartment with an ordinary man who finds a Playboy magazine on his table – which creates fully unexpected, hilarious physical comedy in his life.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 22, 26, 28

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor



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Titus' Arrow presents

Two Women on a Precipice

Written by Karin Fazio Littlefield

Two women stand at the edge of the abyss, about to hurl themselves into oblivion, and hang on a moment....

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 29 - Aug 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Titus' Arrow presents

The Violin Maker

Written by Roark Littlefield

A dying man reveals the truth to his longtime lover, that she exists only in his mind.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 30 - Aug 3, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Debbie Lannen presents

A Voice in My Head

Written by Debbie Lannen

Secrets, lies, and Snickers.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 29 - Aug 1, 4

Tickets: $15

Running time: 45 minutes

Venue: The Jewel Box Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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Threshold Theater Co/Pamela Billig & E. Brogyanyi present

Web Emporium

Written by Akos Nemeth (Hungarian), translator: Eugene Brogyanyi

Two 14-year-old girls form an illegal prescription drug company, which yields big money and big risks.

Quirky humor and the anguish of adolescence combine to reveal a disturbing world that parents would rather not know about. Adult actors portray teenagers whose thriving prescription drug business brings in big money – but also leads them into danger. American premiere of a new Hungarian play. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 21, 22, 28, 29, 30

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater – 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor





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L. S. Goldberg presents

Yesterday Iran/Today Iraq

Written by L. S. Goldberg

On the eve of his first deployment to Iraq, Pvt. Steven "Stippy" Goodman discovers a mysterious box of World War II letters from his grandfather, Lt. Chester A. "Grumpa" Goodman. (Drama)

Performance Dates: July 24, 25, 26

Tickets: $15

Running time: 60 minutes

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


Staged Readings

Rachel Neuburger, presents

Another Girl 

Written by John Yearley

Aidan, an almost famous musician, returns to the home she has not seen in over 20 years. She expects to see the sister she has not spoken to in years, but not the young neighbor who idolizes her, or the mysterious man who is living in her mother's attic. By the end of Aidan's visit, all of their lives will be changed forever.

Performance Dates: July 30 and 31 at 2:00PM

Running time: 2 Hours

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

*This is a Staged Reading. There will be No Advance Tickets. All Tickets will be Distributed at the Door.


Warwick Street Productions presents

Brooklyn Moonshine War

Written by Arthur Shapiro

Set in post Civil War America, a timeless story about love, betrayal, death and taxes.

(Drama)

Performance Date: July 23 at 2:00PM

Running time: 1 hour 45 Minutes

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

*This is a Staged Reading. There will be No Advance Tickets. All Tickets will be Distributed at the Door.


J. A. Smith, presents

Overdose

Written by J. A. Smith

Three men's reluctance to grow up, stand up and fight their demons sends their family and everyone around them in a tailspin of events.

(Drama)

Performance Date: July 29 at 2:00PM

Running time: 90 Minutes

Venue: The Main Stage Theater– 312 W. 36th St., fourth floor

*This is a Staged Reading. There will be No Advance Tickets. All Tickets will be Distributed at the Door.


The Drake Oration Company, presents

The Premature Burial

Written by Amy Drake

Edgar Allan Poe's Premature Burial comes back to life!

(Drama)

Performance Date: July 16 at 2:00PM

Running time: 75 Minutes

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

*This is a Staged Reading. There will be No Advance Tickets. All Tickets will be Distributed at the Door.


UpMarket Productions, presents

Signal Malfunction 

Written by Kelsey Mathes and R.C. Staab

A farcical comedy about a young female vet at the crossroads of her "terminal engagement" to a dutiful but dull boyfriend.

(Comedy)

Performance Date: July 19 at 2:00PM

Running time: 1 hour 45 Minutes

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

*This is a Staged Reading. There will be No Advance Tickets. All Tickets will be Distributed at the Door.


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.
Further information about the MITF can be found on the Festival Web site, at www.MidtownFestival.org