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An evening of ten-minute plays developed through Athena Theatre's playwright group inspired by this year's theme "Undiscovered Inhibitions."
Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In Bad With Money he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem—or get rich trying.
The Smiths, The Martins, Mary and the Fire Chief represent the absurdity of daily life. What Ionesco called 'The Tragedy of Language' more than half a century ago still resonates today. A satire of bourgeois lifestyle and ideas, an unparalleled work of art and ultimately a whimsical theatrical experience.
The Butter and Egg Man follows our hero, Peter Jones, a likable Mid-Western boy, as he navigates the sometimes exasperating and always exciting world of Broadway. Written in 1925, it is a hilarious satire about a seemingly simple country boy who comes to New York to break in to theatrical producing under the misguided idea that he will double his money. But the young man may be smarter than he seems – will he be able to turn a "flop" in to a "wow"?
We're well into summer and the tourists don't seem to be coming. Maybe the primaries will stir something up.
Who's that at the door? In the other room? In my office? Casting my shadow?
Did You Know is a dark comedy about two middle-aged siblings living in the armpit of Long Island, engaged in a life or death battle to save their relationship and their 38-year doddering old cat Paddy, who holds the entire family's dark secrets. When Carla, a pious spinster, calls her twin brother Rob, an overweight slob with a mediocre future in retail, in a panic to come to their family home for a life and death matter, Rob is forced to risk his job and his sanity to come to his sister's aid.
In this expertly executed satire, audiences will join the Simpson family as they frantically prepare for their annual celebration of "Christtide". Christtide is almost like Christmas, in very much the same way that the world of Shearman's play is almost the world we live in today: mothers worry about wrinkles, fathers drink whiskey, and children play, but something is amiss.
This dark and twisted comedy explores an alternate reality full of not-so-natural selection, xenophobia, fundamentalism, extreme gender roles and censorship, while expertly revealing a subtler horror story surrounding the lies that families tell each other and the lengths they will go to protect themselves through laughter.
Eleven Reflections on September is a spoken word, multi-media performance on the Arab American experience, Wars on/of Terror, and "the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty" that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world. Music, poetry and movement interweave in an immersive environment, asking us to reflect on what has changed, and for whom.
This multi-disciplinary project includes community dialogues, an interactive visual art exhibit, Open Mics and more, in partnership with Hi-ARTS!
Emily Climbs (Machine Méchant) imagines a future looking back on a past that is still in our future. Through a collection of performed materials (stand-up routine, excerpts from a one-woman show, journal entries, interview transcripts, found documents, and role-playing scenes) the show explores the person-hood of Emily Climbs: a failed science-experiment, a devoted companion, a benign provocateur, a socialized woman struggling with the burden of individualism and the American Dream.
Matthew Cox's Kapow-i GoGo is an epic, three-part, live-action hybrid of Dragon Ball Z, Cyberpunk Space Operas, most of the Final Fantasies and every other after-school cartoon you watched in the mid-to-late '90s. It's a Geek Coast of Utopia. A Nerd Gatz. A Normal Person Season of House on Netflix. With cooler hair. And more robotic appendages and random encounters.
Kapow-i GoGo began as one of the most popular plays at The Flea Theater's #serials@theflea. For the PIT run, the show has been expanded and re-conceived into three totally new, separate evenings: Kapow-i GoGo Gooooo!, Kapow-i GoGo Z, and Kapow-i GoGo Returns; spanning three decades and following our plucky blue-haired fighter on her journey to collect all the legendary Hydra Crystals, to compete in the World's Ultimate Warrior Tournament, to far-flung future dystopias and fights with power-mad cybernetic generals, giant robots, mountain monsters and assorted other final bosses. And, of course, saving the princess.
Nobody's perfect... except my child.
When sweet and kindhearted Kindergarten teacher Pam reveals to Alpha-Mom Jill that her son may not be as perfect as she thinks, she has no idea she is setting off a powder keg. Jill's reaction to her son's shortcomings quickly lands Pam and her fiancé Doug in an increasingly bizarre situation that forever changes their lives. Now they must work together with Jill's trophy-husband Eric in order to put the pieces of this family back together. Can Pam and Doug's relationship survive an unexpected change? Will Jill and Eric accept that a weakness in their child doesn't reflect poorly on their parenting? And how much peanut butter is too much peanut butter?
Line, the Israel Horovitz's comedy classic, perfectly satirizes the now-timeless theme of America's constant desire and struggle to be in first place. Who really wins?
Friend Laurence Olivier gave them the nickname "The Celestials," and Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me Kate was inspired by their offstage battles, but married stage duo Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne are now mostly forgotten. Actor-playwright Mark E. Lang co-stars with his wife Alison Murphy in this entertaining new play exploring their lives and careers, from their beginnings in the 1920s through a jaunt to London during World War II, to opening night of "The Visit" on Broadway in 1958.
Mammoth is a poetic and seriously funny new play about love and destruction, invoking the nostalgia of science and the hard data of the human heart. At a moment in time where we can envision our own extinction, this atmospheric new play by Adam R. Burnett will meditate upon why we destroy what we love – from the personal to the universal – and once vanished, what compels us to revive what we've lost.
Journeying from the Siberian tundra to a genetic laboratory to your own backyard, Mammoth will be a bounding and far-reaching new work of theatre engaging the surreal and humorous tenor audiences have come to expect from Buran Theatre (The House of Fitzcarraldo, Magic Bullets).
Ten explorers. Four boats. One grand canyon. A true(ish) story.
The New Stage Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere of Night, or Thyestes 2.0, a movement theatre piece written by Charles L. Mee and directed and designed by Ildiko Nemeth. Inspired by Seneca's Thyestes, the piece combines sections of the classic tale with an equally dark modern vision. A whirlwind of vivid scenes bridges the torture, murder and cannibalism dogging ill-fated Tantalus to modern plagues both frightening and banal, from war crimes to YouTube vapidity. In this world premiere performance, The New Stage Theatre Company brings its bold mix of standout choreography, video projection, costuming, lighting and sound to Mee's rhapsodic vision, resulting in a night of dazzlingly disorienting theatre.
Frustrated artist Ben Schmitt discovers the paintings of an old friend who mysteriously disappeared 3 years ago. After sharing them with his agent, the art world suddenly falls under the spell of the work and the artist's disappearance. Ben is left to ponder: what about me?
Inspired by the Orpheus myth and the neuroscience of memory, the Deconstructive Theatre Project collides cinema, radio play, and theater vocabularies into an art-house film created and screened in real time.
With backbreaking work in a ramshackle lab in Paris, Marie Curie and her husband Pierre achieve a revolutionary understanding of radiation and share a Nobel Prize. When her beloved Pierre dies in an accident, Marie is plunged into depression. Paul Langevin, fleeing an unhappy marriage, gives her the strength to return to her work. But the scandal over their affair threatens to end her career just when she might become the first person ever to receive a second Nobel Prize.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White are triplets stolen by an angry witch. Each Princess is catapulted into her own fairy tale, awaiting rescue by their own personal (bumbling) Prince Charmings.
Sonnet Rep brings the street to the stage in this new take on the classic comedy The Servant of Two Masters, a wild and zany farce of disguises, tricks, traps and lovers-back-from-the-dead. This hilarious modern adaptation will feature the robust talents of some of NYC's street performers to create a mosaic of music, beatboxing, dance and laugh-out-loud comedy that is not to be missed.
In a post-apocalyptic "Lost Vegas", an ex-lawman enlists the help of a young swordstress and her cursed strongman to help avenge the murder of his lover. However, the gang they'll be going against has powers that go way beyond just gunpowder and steel. To get revenge, they may have to become just as blood-thirsty as the monsters they're facing.
Inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin and other nameless black men, Strings follows one man's road to execution, and hopefully, another's toward redemption. As Man awaits his impending hearing and execution for cleaning up his neighborhood, the only person that wants seems to want Man to live is his brand new lawyer, Derek. While Derek prepares to defend a man he just met, for a trial they each find that they some things are inescapable and no one is truly innocent.
A new play about identity, radicalism, and the passion of youth by Asa Merritt. Joshua Kahan Brody directs Kersti Bryan* in a solo performance with original live music by Bay Bryan.
A young journalist returns from the Arab Spring hungry to build a more just society at home. Yet after she fails to publish her writing and can no longer relate to her apathetic peers, despondency sets in. Insomnia--a domestic terrorist group--reverses that. By recruiting her to write their manifestos they give her the agency she craves. Soon she is embroiled in an attack against her own country. As Insomnia moves closer and closer to taking action, a romance with another woman in the group, and a powerful conscience, threaten her commitment to the cause. Which will win out--her passion for people or her passion for justice?
In Two of Them, Looking a contentious pair face off in a barren landscape stretching across a nameless place. Sam and Lee struggle to remember who they are, how they got there, and how they might leave. Their journey is a romp into a bizarre existential landscape shaped by sound, by memory, and by their own foibles. Stillness threatens these two companions as they reach and struggle to grasp their own existence. They are at odds; not only with each other, but with their memories, and their sense of self. Physically driven and darkly funny, this existential piece is an immersion into two individuals' manic search for a liberation of personal truth. Written by Katie Northlich, Directed by Jamie Watkins, Sound Design by Mark Van Hare.
The Upper Room is a new play with original music inspired by the back-to-the-land movement. Set on an island way off the north coast of Maine, the last participants of a once thriving commune meet the sea. Anxious and restless, the quorum gathers around the table in their upper room to confront the rising water and certain members' curious ailments. A darkly humorous consideration of spirituality and the dangers of our changing environment combines with a live mixed score, antique scuba suits and an overhead projector to create a brand new music theater event.
When the Cat's Away is a whacky farce that tells the story of the Sea Hawk Inn and the wild goings on while its own is lost at sea, and the even wilder goings on when he suddenly returns.