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Ripped from the Headlines
Social issues explored in these shows include drug abuse, corruption and unemployment. Oh, my!





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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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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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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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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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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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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