Midtown International Theatre Festival 2013 Season

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The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is pleased to announce the lineup of full-length plays and musicals for its fourteenth season, running from July 15 to August 4, 2013. This year's lineup is as follows - listing (in order) title, author, times, venue, and a brief description, with running time: The Actual Dance, by Samuel A. Simon The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC The Actual Dance. 60 min. The Adventures of Superbunny, by Michael Mackenzie Wills The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC The Adventures of Superbunny is 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. 60 min. Angel on My Shoulder, by James Beaumont, O'Mara Leary and Warren Hill The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC A jazzy update of the classic movie about a gangster who gets a second chance at life-only not exactly alive. 120 min. Azalea Path, by Jack Wernick The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Sylvia Plath returns to her father's grave on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her death, only to encounter a pair of radical feminists determined to rewrite herstory. 45 min. Background Voices Calling From A Distance, by Jenifer Badamo The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Is God really judgmental or do we judge ourselves? 60 min. Bending All The Rules, by James Salem and Joseph Salem The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Whether you're gay, lesbian, bi or straight, you've got to bend the rules to win the (dating) game! 120 min. Black Ice, by Lezlie Revelle The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC A tale of lifelong friends struggling with issues of sexuality and loss. 90 min. Black is the Color of My Voice, by Apphia Campbell The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Who is Mena Bordeaux? 105 min. The Black Man-O-logues, by Jacquay Waller The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC 90 min. Break None of His Bones, by Joanne de Simone The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Leopold and Loeb with cell phones, but with not as many grey cells.... 45 min. Coffee\Evil, by Michael Hagins The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC An office temp becomes suspicious of her surroundings at her new assignment. 45 min. Color of Life, by Sachiko Ishimaru The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC A bittersweet love story told through song. Using colors as a metaphor for living, we paint a picture of two lives intertwining, there colors blending, and new colors emerging in their lives. 90 min. Crazytown: my first psychopath, by Jude Treder-Wolff The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC A comic take on how an encounter with a psychopath helped an over-eager therapist get over herself...when nothing else seemed to be working. 75 min. The Dark I Know, by Alex Eisen and John Watts The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC The Dark I Know tells the story of two families, one Jewish, during the rise of Nazism in Germany during the early 1930s. 120 min. Division Avenue, by Miki Bone The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC What happens when the Internet pierces through the invisible walls of sequestered lifestyles? 90 min. Dream of an Englshman, by Ana Ingham The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC When a person has a dream they are never alone; and their life is much better for it. 60 min. Enter Singing, the musical, by Linda Evans (composer, lyricist, book) The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC 120 min. Fancy, by Michael F. Bruck The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC A Brooklyn couple celebrate their 10th Anniversary in a high end Manhattan restaurant. 45 min. Fetal Attraction, by Sarah M. Chichester The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Laura plans on doing a life-changing commitment and ends up changing someone else's instead. 45 min. Franz/Drew/Rotpeter, by Drew Valins and Franz Kafka The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Drawing from Franz Kafka's texts and the stories of his own life, Drew weaves together a tale of man's struggle between his primal and his artistic self. 75 min. The HAT Chronicles, by Jonathan Johnson The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC A hat, a stranger and an open mixed with inspiration, encouragement and wisdom combine for a great journey of self-discovery in The HAT Chronicles. 90 min. Hollywood! Hollywood!, by Lou Briggs Vitacco The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Through song and dance, laughter and tears, joy and sorrow, young starry-eyed hopefuls get together to tell their tales in the exciting new musical, Hollywood! Hollywood! 105 min. How To Make A Robot, by Garrett Lander The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC A human-like robot is great, until it starts acting human. 90 min. The Linguists, by EJ Sepp The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Mispronunciation will not be tolerated. 45 min. Love Stinks, by Kate Plumb Rader The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC "Love Stinks" - When Love Can Drive you Mad, Literally. 75 min. Love, Liz, by Missy Maramara The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Learn to be a star from a Filipino FOB through this funny and heartbreaking quest for Hollywood. 75 min. Love, Genius and a Walk, by Gay Walley The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Freud, Mahler and contemporary artists wrangle out in their personal lives if genius can be married and what it is an artist needs to work. 90 The Man and Words, by Mehdi Mashhour The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Do you ever feel lonely? 45 min. Margarita and Max, by Manuel Igrejas The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC A lonely woman in Cedar Chips New Jersey waits for a bus to New York City and finds love with a black plastic bag. 60 min. Marilyn, by Chris Savery The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Who was the Fairest of them all. 90 min. Me and Caesar Lee, by Pat Holley The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Mama, these kids'll to be the death of me! 105 min. Motel Rasdell, by Danielle DeMatteo and Christina Bracco The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC 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. 120 min. Naked Brazilian, by Gustavo Pace The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Struggling against his father's wishes to become a lawyer, a young man journeys from Rio to NYC to fulfill his own dreams to become a clown. 75 min. The Names, by Alec Gutherz The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Are you waiting for your name to be called? 90 min. The Past Is Still Ahead, by Sophia Romma The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC 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 she succumbs to committing suicide at the hands of the Soviet Secret Police, in 1941, while exiled in Siberia. 60 min. Poisoned, by Jim Boyett The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Sam's in town for her brother's wedding. She just wants to help out--right? 90 min. A Question of Taste, by Andrew Ade The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC What happens when two rebels for the same cause but different generations are thrown into the same a prison cell? 60 min. The Renaissance Dueling Play, by Michael Hagins The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC A swordsman and his assistant introduce the pros and cons of dueling. 75 min. Reunion Run, by John Doble The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC 90 min. Samaritans, Or Where Is Sylvia?, by Wayne Paul Mattingly The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Sidney seeks Sylvia, his dead wife: Where is she? 75 min. The Shallot, by Rachel Arbeit The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC Where losing your job meets losing your mind. 90 min. SingleVille, by Mary McCallum The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC SingleVille- is an exploration of the lives of three women striving to navigate through the thicket of love, singlehood and survival. 75 min. Slain in the Spirit, by Lisa Milinazzo The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Slain in the Spirit follows Molly Lynch through the battlefield of the bible belt joined by her 4 kids and a group of scruffy comic angels, tugged at from every side to bound through holy hoops, using her animated dream life to attempt escape. 90 min. SLEEP AT YOUR OWN RISK, by Matthew Ethan Davis The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Guy struggles with the phenomenon of sleepwalking while trying to hold onto the love of his life…and not walk out of his apartment naked. 60 min. Sophia, by Michael Antin The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC A "laugh-in-your-face" musical comedy set in the 1960s, where a beauty is looking for an extraordinary love in an ordinary man. 105 min. Sort of Like Julie... Only Worse..., by Julie Hays The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC A comedy... about a comedy... about a middle-aged white lady who isn't fat or sassy and has one dream... to perform at the famed Apollo Theater. 75 min. Soul on Fire the Musical, by Tyrone Stanley The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC SOUL ON FIRE, an inspiring musical production set in a seemingly perfect utopian community, is a poignant drama that follows Kisha and Mozes as they discover forbidden love woven through a web of secrets, lies, and hypocrisy. 120 min. Stetson'd, by Mark Stetson and Devin Delliquanti The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC In Mark's search for meaning in his life, his battle with the universe has been one of attrition. This is a story of survival. 90 min. The Suitcase, by Erin Cunningham The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC How far will two people go to fulfill their obligations to one another? And will they notice the man hiding under the bed? 45 min. Three True Stories, by Neil Genzlinger The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC You know those smarmy gloating-parent stories people are always telling about their kids? These are the opposite. 60 min. Trapped, by Henriette Rise The June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC TRAPPED - Chained to Reality and left to die. 90 min. Trudy Carmichael: My Life on the V-List, by Robin Rothman The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Through a collection of song parodies, mash-ups and original songs, Las Vegas Lounge legend, Trudy Carmichael bares all (FIGURATIVELY speaking) and strikes many a bittersweet note in this soulful and soul-searching Cabaret. 60 min. Two Women on a Precipice, by Karin Fazio Littlefield The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Two women stand at the edge of the abyss, about to hurl themselves into oblivion hang on a moment. 45 min. The Violin Maker, by Roark Littlefield The Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC A dying man reveals the truth to his longtime lover, that she exists only in his mind. 45 min. Web Emporium, by Akos Nemeth (Hungarian)translator: Eugene Brogyanyi The Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor, NYC Two 14-year-old girls form an illegal prescription-drug company which yields big money and big risks. 90 min. Yesterday Iran/Today Iraq, by L. S. Goldberg The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor, NYC 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. 60 min.

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