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THE 2014 LINEUP*

*Added performances in green
Cabaret/MITF
(See separate listing below)
Short Play Lab
(See separate listing below)
Staged Readings
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Bauer Sisters

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John Dirrigl presents

The Bauer Sisters

Written by John Dirrigl / Directed by Troy Diana

On a hot Saturday afternoon in July, 1986, two elderly German-American immigrant sisters discover and reveal secrets of their past which enables them to both move forward in their separate lives.

(Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 16, 19, 20, 23, 31 - Aug 2, 3

Running time: 90 minutes

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

www.thebauersisters.com




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The Great Bear Folk Theatre & J. Omar Hansen present

Bielzy and Gottfried

Written & Directed by J. Omar Hansen

If God and Satan got together to create a night of theatre what would it look like?

(Musical)

Performance Dates: July 14, 16, 17, 19, 20

Running time: 120 minutes

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



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Rick Burd presents

Champagne Lady

Written by Rick Burd / Directed by Jane Stroll

It's 1965. The Strauss's live in a forty foot trailer in North Dakota. After Thanksgiving turkey, before jello dessert, the whole family goes free range on each other.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 18, 25, 26, 27 - Aug: 1  

Running time: 60 minutes

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




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Renee McNeil presents

Chenel Star! "My Journey at the Strip Club"

Written, directed and performed by Renee McNeil

A stripper tells her journey working at a strip club, with a hard lesson yet still to learn.

(Solo/Comedy/Drama)

Short Subject

Performance Dates: 15, 20, 22  

Running time: 60 minutes

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



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Associazione Culturale Teatro delle Ombre presents  

Clan Macbeth

Written by Shakespeare / Directed by Daniele Scattina

A modern version of ever-present Shakespearian Macbeth reduced into three characters: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and the Joker.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 26 - Aug 1, 2, 3

Running time: 75 minutes

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




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Darknight Productions present

Controlling Interest

Written and Directed by Kevin Clancy

A stressed business executive visits a dominatrix for a brief "vacation from responsibility" only to discover that she has a horrifying agenda of her own.

(Drama)

Short Subject

Performance Dates: July 21, 22, 23  

Running time: 45 minutes

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

www.darknightproductions.com





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Michael Mack presents

Conversations with My Molester: A Journey of Faith

Written and performed by Michael Mack / Directed by Daniel Gidron

What is the cost of forgiveness? Michael Mack's prize-winning play about betrayal and grace – a true story.

(Solo/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 14, 19, 30, 31 - Aug 2

Running time: 90 minutes

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




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Lucio Fernandez presents

Comfort

Written & Directed by Jung Han Kim

About Comfort Women (Sex slaves during World War II) and current political issues around this topic expressed through movement and straight dialogues. Peter must produce a documentary film about Comfort Women when his boss disagrees with this project, and he meets Roksun, a comfort woman in his dream. A great mix between experimental movement & poetry about serious political matter that actually.

(Drama)

Short

Performance Dates: July 18, 19, 26, 27 - Aug 1

Running time: 60 minutes

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





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William Packard presents

Countdown

Written by William Packard

A convicted murderer learns on the day of his execution that his public defender may have made a fatal error in his defense.

(Drama)

Short Subject

Performance Dates: 15, 16, 20

Running time: 30 minutes

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



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Jim Kierstead presents

Cover

Written by Bill McMahon / Directed by Paul Michael (The Network)

Peter has a wife, and so does David. When the two men are catapulted into each others lives, everything they thought they knew -- and everything they thought they were -- is up for grabs. "Cover" is an eloquent, intelligent, and achingly funny examination of the fragility of even the most committed relationships.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 15, ,17, 26, 27, 28, 29

Running time: 90 minutes

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

http://www.kiersteadproductions.com


DejaWho
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Christen Omantra Callahan presents

Deja Who?

Written by Edward Eriksson / Directed by Peter Coriaty

Love is a funny thing.

(Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 - Aug 3

Running time: 90 minutes

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





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Ingrid Griffith presents

Demerara Gold

Written & Performed by Griffith / Directed by Margit Edwards

The long-awaited visa to re-join her parents in America suddenly arrives and now a girl must dig even deeper to survive in her new home.

(Solo/Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 31

Running time: 75 minutes

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

Added performance on Aug 2
The June Havoc Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., first floor



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Meshelle present

Diary of a MILF

Written & Performed by Meshelle "The Indie-Mom of Comedy" / Directed by Rain Pryor

If you have a heartbeat you have one of these "A MOM" but it takes a fearless woman to be a MILF!.

(Solo/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 19, 20, 24 - Aug 1, 2

Running time: 90 minutes

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

www.meshelle.net


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Brian Catton presents

Eddie

Written by Matthew Ethan Davis / Directed by Brian Catton

A hard of hearing student turns the life of a bully around.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 16, 19, 27, 30 - Aug 3

Running time: 90 minutes

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


 

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Pine Hill Production Company LLC and The Show Goes On Productions presents

Eddie & the Palaceades

Book & Lyrics by Roy O'Neil / Music by Stephen Feigenbaum

You're only young once, but the music lasts forever.

(Musical)

Performance Dates: July 15, 21, 26, 30 - Aug 2, 3

Running time: 120 minutes

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

www.eddieandthepalaceades.com




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Titus' Arrow presents

Eurydice Descending

Written by Karin Fazio Littlefield / Directed by Roark Littlefield / Starring Gloria Lamoureux, Dianne Diep and Andy Phillips. 

Wendy and Bill have spent six weeks at home together but they have not run into each other once.

(Comedy)

Short Subject

Performance Dates: July 29 - Aug 2, 3

Running time: 45 minutes

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



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Break A Leg Prods presents

Farm Hall

Written by David Cassidy / Directed by Gerald vanHeerden

August 1945, German nuclear scientists are held captive in an English country manor, Farm Hall, as atomic bombs are on their way to Japan. BASED ON A TRUE STORY

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 15, 19, 20

Running time: 75 minutes

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



Fortune art

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The Rose Fortune Company presents

FORTUNE - A New Work for the Stage Inspired by the Life of Miss Rose Fortune, a Person of Character

Written & Produced by George Cameron Grant / Directed by Joy Kelly

The Most Unforgettable Woman You've Never Known.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 19, 23, 25, 26 - Aug 1, 2, 2

Running time: 90 minutes

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

www.RoseFortune.com



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Ensemble Atria presents

Frame 313

Written by Bill Zeffiro / Directed by Sasha Bratt

A man becomes so obsessed with researching the Kennedy Assassination that he forgets to live and love in the present day.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 17, 18, 23, 24 - Aug 1, 2

Running time: 90 minutes

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

www.ensembleatria.com

 




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Debbie Lannen & Herb McCollom Jr., present

The Geezer Game

Written by Herb McCollom, Jr. / Directed by Debbie Lannen

Age and Arthritis battle youth at the mis-match game of the century.

Doc and his over-the-hill friends are conned into playing a charity touch football game against a much younger team (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 23, 24, 25, 26, 26

Running time: 75 minutes

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



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Bluestone presents

Glam Night

Written by Chip Wheat

A pair of aging bachelors who think they’re still players. Two jaded girls tired of the New York scene. A chance meeting at the Tiki Lounge on Glam Night gives them a shot at changing their lives; some take it others don’t.

(Comedy)

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

Running time: 75 minutes

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


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Mark Rosati presents

Himmelreich

Written by Mark Rosati / Directed by Juan Reinoso

In the last days of World War II, Audie Murphy, the handsome farmhand who became the most decorated American soldier of the war and later a movie star, encountered a man he believed to be SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny, an avatar of Nazism and one of the most dangerous men in the Third Reich.

(Drama)

Short Subject

Performance Dates: July 15, 16, 20

Running time: 45 minutes

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



henry

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Jim Vrabel presents

Homage to Henry: A Dramatization of John Berryman's The Dream Songs.

Written by John Berryman & Jim Vrabel / Directed by Jim Vrabel

Henry tries to find meaning in art and life while struggling with wine, women, fame, and faculty meetings.

(Solo/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 19, 20

Running time: 75 minutes

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





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Mergatroyd Productions presents

Julia & Buddy

Written & Directed by N. G. McClernan

Sparks fly between a neurotic philosopher and a dysfunctional maintenance man - what could possibly go right?

Philosophy professor Julia can't leave her apartment without having a panic attack and maintenance man Buddy has problems of his own. Throw in a dead German philosopher, a space cowboy and a secret affair and what could possibly go wrong? This romantic comedy was originally a one-act in the 2010 MITF and developed from there into a full-length play - and now its world premiere is here in the 2014 MITF. (Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 17, 18, 19, 27 - Aug 2

Running time: 90 minutes

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

http://www.mergatroyd.org/juliabuddy/



Long Division
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Marc Eardley presents

Long Division

Written by James Presson / Directed by Marc Eardley

Long Division is a feisty, fast, and wicked play about family and economics.

(Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 14, 18, 19, 22, 26

Running time: 90 minutes

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




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MFB West 23 Productions presents

Lottie and Leo

Written & Directed by Michael F Bruck

Lottie and Leo: A little story about a big love.

(Comedy/Drama)

Short Play

Performance Dates: July 28 - Aug 2, 3

Running time: 60 minutes

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



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Pat Holley presents

Me And Caesar Lee

Book/Music/Lyrics by Pat Holley / Directed by Jonathan Warman

Year 1985: A 43-year-old recording star/ songwriter becomes deeply infatuated with the 22-year-old manager of a teenage singing group. When they betray her, she confronts the haunting legacy of her mother’s suicide and her own desire to live.

(Musical/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 14, 18, 21, 23, 26, 31 - Aug 6, 8

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The TBG Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., third floor



new dawn

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Aaron Michael Krueger presents

New Dawn

Written by Aaron Michael Krueger / Directed by Lexie Fennell Frare

Football Captain Joey Johnson and his peers discover that life's always darkest before the dawn.

(Musical/LGBT)

Performance Dates: July 16, 20, 27, 31 - Aug 3

Running time: 120 minutes

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





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Phillip Rudy presents

Pistrix

Written by Annie R. Such / Directed by Michael Alvarez

A small village intent on moving into the 20th century disappears overnight, burned to the ground by a grief stricken and deranged toymaker. While institutionalized, he recounts his story and ventures to discover what is reality and what is delusion.

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 18, 22, 27, 30 - Aug 1

Running time: 90 minutes

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



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Ken Kruper presents

Roman Fever

Produced & Written by Ken Kruper

 

(Musical)

Performance Dates: July 28, 29 - Aug 3

 

Running time: 60 minutes

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




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Painted-Pistachio Productions Presents

Saganaki Serenade

Written & Directed by Douglas DuBrin

In this frenzied "existential farce," a trio of hard-partying urbanites (alongside a swaggering, hyper-amorous waiter) are immersed in an Ouzo- and saganaki-soaked bloody badinage about the definition of reality and the merits of video porn.

(Comedy)

Performance Dates: July 28, 29, 30

Running time: 45 minutes

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



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Glynn Borders presents

Sleep Well

Written by Glynn Borders

What happens when two dudes with weird energy become roommates? Darkness.

(Comedy)

Short Subject

Performance Dates: July 19, 27 - Aug 2

Running time: 30 minutes

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




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Yellow Dream Productions & Cassandra Powell present

Storyville Blues

Written & Directed by Cassandra Powell

A melodramatic tale of identity, love and freedom like you've never seen before.

(African-American Drama)

Performance Dates: July 25, 26, 27

Running time: 90 minutes

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



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Brierpatch Productions on behalf of VH Theatrical Development Foundation presents

This Will All Be Yours

Written by Laura Pedersen / Music & Lyrics by Charles Bloom / Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser

The Past and the Future collide on one Family's Farm

(Musical)

Performance Dates: July 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30 - Aug 2, 2, 4, 7

Running time: 90 minutes

Venue: The TBG Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., third floor




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Mixing It Up Productions LLC & Fred Rohan-Vargas present

Tide Beyond the Rift

Written by Fred Rohan-Vargas / Directed by Jose A. Esquea

A painful past rooted in the Cuban Revolution... A new beginning... A happy life... A visit changes it all

(Drama)

Performance Dates: July 14, 19, 27, 31 - Aug 2

Running time: 90 minutes

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


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Lark Productions presents

The Darkroom

Written by Jeanne Chenault Porter / Directed by Richard James Porter

Sparked by the discovery of a box of WWII photographs, Ben,a lonely, bitter old man and his slacker nephew, Harold, form a relationship and restart their lives. Ben's apartment becomes their so-called "darkroom" where good things and bad begin to develop.

(Drama)

Short Subject

Performance Dates: July 15, 16, 20

Running time: 45 minutes

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



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SUNPROJECT presents

THE SWANS – a new dance musical

Written by Sun ae Hwang & Shino Frances

A nasty swans' cabaret show & their inside stories behind the stage @ the SLC (Swan Lake Club)

(Comedy)

Short

Performance Dates: July 24, 25, 26, 27

Running time: 60 minutes

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


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Benjamin Simpson presents

Warp Speed: a Sci Fi Parody Musical!

Book by Clara Hoch & Eva Thorpe; Music by Brandon Boling, Erich Hoch, Elvis Miller, Henry Koperski, Shawn Hollenbach, Jason J. Michael, and Jacob Yates; Lyrics by Clara Hoch, Eva Thorpe, Amanda Humphreys, and Christopher Noffke; Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Noffke; Musical direction by Kevin B. Winebold.

Set your phasers to hilarious as you join the crew of the Interstellar to venture into the last of the final frontiers: Live Musical Theater!

(Musical)

Performance Dates: Aug 1, 2, 3, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10

Running time: 120 minutes

Venue: The TBG Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., third floor





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Brandon Smithey presents

The Whole Damn Thing

Written by Jessica Penzias

When life gives you lemons, sometimes it's best to run away.

(Comedy/Drama)

Performance Dates: July 16, 20, 23, 29 - Aug 2, 3

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Running time: 90 minutes

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


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Joshua Young presents

Woodstock '99

Written by Joshua Young / Directed by Alex Gerdts

Twitter becomes the stage for Shelly's painful past.

(Drama)

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

Running time: 90 minutes

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


John Chatterton presents

Cabaret MITF consists of programs featuring traditional cabaret performers, tributes to Broadway musicals, singer-songwriters, variety acts, and a little rock-and-roll. Every night a new program of unique performers.

Performance Dates:
Doors Open 9:30pm and All Performances Start at 10:00pm. Food and Drinks Will Be Served.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Cabaret MITF Opening Gala Starring Bill Zeffiro and featuring special vocal guests performing a Tribute to the Golden Age of Broadway The TBG Theatre
Friday, July 18, 2014 Jennifer Pace performing an evening of Rosemary Clooney Songs The Dorothy Strelsin
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Jeffrey Williams The Dorothy Strelsin
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Amy Wolk The Dorothy Strelsin
Friday, July 25, 2014 Chloé Perrier From France, a night of French torch songs. The Dorothy Strelsin
Saturday, July 26, 2014 Lennie Watts presents ROCKARRANGE. The Dorothy Strelsin
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Ricky Ritzel The Dorothy Strelsin
Friday, August 1, 2014 The Sometime Boys in Americana Jam The Dorothy Strelsin
Saturday, August 2, 2014 Jon Pousette-Dart Legendary Singer/Songwriter The Dorothy Strelsin

Running time: 90 minutes

Venues: The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., first floor The TBG Theatre – 312 W. 36th St., third floor
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Short Play Lab



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MITF presents

Short Play Lab – Program A & B

The Short Play Lab comprises 2 programs of plays no longer than 10 pages each.
Each program contains about 10 plays and runs about 90-120 minutes.

 

Performance Dates: July 25

Running time: 90-120 minutes

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

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MITF presents

Short Play Lab – Program A & B

The Short Play Lab comprises 2 programs of plays no longer than 10 pages each.
Each program contains about 10 plays and runs about 90-120 minutes.

 

Performance Dates: July 26

Running time: 90-120 minutes

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

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Staged Readings


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MITF presents

Home Body

Sometimes you need a helping hand to move on, even from beyond the grave.

 

Performance Dates: July 30, 2 pm.

Running time: 90 minutes

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

THIS IS A STAGE READING. THERE WILL BE NO ADVANCE TICKETS.
ALL TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE DOOR.


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MITF presents

Old Men Are Full of S**T

 

Performance Dates: July 23, 3 pm.

Running time: 90 minutes

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

THIS IS A STAGE READING. THERE WILL BE NO ADVANCE TICKETS.
ALL TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE DOOR.


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MITF presents

Soundview Summer

 

Performance Dates: July 31, 3 pm.

Running time: 90 minutes

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

THIS IS A STAGE READING. THERE WILL BE NO ADVANCE TICKETS.
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Angie Kristic presents

To Win A Crown Of Thorns

Written by Chris Savery / Directed and Produced by Angie Kristic.

A study of the English Civil War through the eyes of those involved in a revolution that turned the world upside down.

Performance Dates: Aug 1, 2 pm.

Running time: 120 minutes

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

THIS IS A STAGE READING. THERE WILL BE NO ADVANCE TICKETS.
ALL TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE DOOR.


MITF presents

Your Name On My Lips

Music, book & lyrics by Eric B. Sirota / Directed by Angie Kristic / Music Dir. by Devra Seidel

A young artist tries to hold onto his childhood friend and love of his life, as she grows and changes, with the materialistic world tugging her away from him.

(Musical)

Performance Dates: July 29, 2 pm.

Running time: 120 minutes

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

THIS IS A STAGE READING. THERE WILL BE NO ADVANCE TICKETS.
ALL TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE DOOR.


The 2014 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 TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 3th floor; and The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor.