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James Lecesne portrays every character in this play of a small Jersey shore town as they unravel the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy who goes missing. A luminous force of nature whose magic is only truly felt once he disappears, Leonard becomes the unexpected inspiration for a town as they question how they live, whom they love, and what they leave behind.
Tony Speciale directs, with original music by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik.
Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality.
"The Accidental Pervert Will Arouse Your Socks Off!" - Village Voice
Let acclaimed performer and comedian Andrew Goffman take you on a whirlwind tour of his funny romance with magazines, video, and off-color fantasies while you roll in the aisles. However, it's not all laughs in this layered show, which ends on a touching moment of redemption as he struggles to find true love and perspective through real-life relationships.
• The Accidental Pervert has eclipsed 1000 performances in the legendary Greenwich Village area of New York!
• Award winning run in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
• Winner 2013 BEST COMEDY Award in Panama City, Panama!
• Opening in Zurich, Switzerland and the Island of Malta 2014! 2015 premiers in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway!
So come have some good dirty fun with The Accidental Pervert! Oh, and leave the little ones home. The show has mature themes and is meant for audience members over 16.
In Colin Quinn The New York Story, Colin bemoans the rise and fall of his hometown, the city formally known as New York, from its modest beginnings as Dutch outpost to the hipsters of modern Williamsburg to the vermin below and above ground. Quinn is once again at his satirical best, taking aim at the prejudices, paranoias, and peculiarities that make New York City the crossroads of the world. Based on Colin's best-selling book, The Coloring Book.
Performer Cita Rodriguez is set to grace a different stage for two more one- woman theater performances about her experience as the daughter of salsa legend, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, and the personal impact of their dense relationship.
Back by popular demand!
Using an erratic and energetic performance style, and evocative details of his week attending the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference in Washington, DC, Gardiner Comfort shares his life as an actor with this neurological disorder and discovers, for the first time in his life, how he can be himself. Created by Comfort and his frequent collaborator, Kel Haney, who also directs.
Being a freshman at a liberal arts college is hard. In between studying, drinking, and making friends, the diverse residents of Beasley Hall are trying to figure out who they are. Will these freshmen make it through the first week of school? Or will their dreams be dashed before they even have a chance to come true?
Beautiful Songs is an exploration of what makes a song not just pretty, but beautiful. Singing songs from a wide variety of genres from Broadway, folk, pop, and beyond, the critically acclaimed Maxine Linehan will give audiences a rare hour filled with beauty created from irresistible melodies, with elegant and incisive lyrics. Beauty, of course, is in the eyes (and the ears) of the beholder, but the critics have been unanimous in their praise.
Stephen Holden of The New York Times called Maxine "Fiercely talented….she takes favorites that you thought you knew and infuses them with an intensely personal point of view." Steve Schoenberg of The Huffington Post called Maxine "A powerful and confident singer," while Cahir O'Doherty of the Irish Voice concurs, describing Maxine as a "Megawatt talent…She is outstanding…Pitch Perfect…an Irish actress and singer of the first rank."
Written and performed by David Lefkowitz, The Miracle of Long Johns tells of his many years as a New York City theater critic—including "the most embarrassing, uncomfortable, humiliating" night of his life!
MotherStruck sets forth Staceyann Chin's personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian and activist who does not have health insurance or a "serious, stable financial set up," but wants to have a child. Told through Chin's uniquely personal and poetic lens, this solo show explores how the process changed her life and how she makes peace with what she learns from this profound experience.
Written and directed by Zimmerman, My Son the Waiter tells the story of how Zimmerman, now pushing 60, waited tables in New York for a mind-numbing 29 years, before finally taking himself seriously enough to study stand-up comedy, and write a one-man show about waiting until his mid-50s to perform on stage.
With Pike St. Nilaja Sun continues her partnership with Epic Theatre Ensemble for her first solo show since her international hit, the OBIE Award-winning No Child.
Madeleine is an ugly duckling but convinced she's a swan. She spends her days on her grandfather's farm hanging daisy chains on fences and befriending chickens, wearing frocks and black patent shoes and dreaming of the day when Johnno Boyle O'Connor will return her affections. But there's nothing idyllic about this childhood.
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman in her one-woman play, shows us another story that shines a light through the cracks in Madeleine's view of life. A strange lonely child who lives life in the grip of her own vivid imagination, one minute she is innocent and vulnerable, the next knowing and dangerous.
This play for one man is written by noted African-American playwright Henry Miller and performed by noted opera singer Arthur Woodley. The title character, anonymous in name and age, engages in a one-way conversation with the audience, revisiting crucial events of his life to avoid having to confront the impending funeral of his true love. His disjointed, somewhat frantic dialogue illustrates how people need to tell their stories as a way of making peace with them.
Tales From Geriassic Park – On the Verge of Extinction, returns to The United Solo Theatre Festival for an Encore Performance. Last year, the production won an award for Best Comedic Script and played to sold-out houses at the United Solo Festival. Tales From Geriassic Park is written and performed by Verna Gillis. Eva Tenuto who is the Executive Director of the TMI Project, directs.
From playing Meryl Streep's lover in Woody Allen's Manhattan, to her heart-rending film portrayal of Ethel Rosenberg in Citizen Cohn, to her many on and Off-Broadway theater performances, Karen Ludwig has shared the New York stage and screen for over four decades with some of Broadway and Hollywood's biggest stars.
Now, in Where Was I?, Karen tells the funny and poignant story of a lifetime spent in one of our most passionate professions. From her quirky Jewish upbringing in San Francisco to the triumphs and challenges of a professional acting career in New York, Where Was I is a moving and often hilarious journey of a dedicated artist trying to make sense of it all.