New York City
Give the gift of theatre this holiday season by attending this fundraising event for GTT’s one-act playhouse series.
Support Future Evenings of The One-Act Playhouse + GTT’s New Educational Program, The One-Act Playhouse Jr. Currently In Residence at PS #75 Elementary School.
Quick Curtains is part of The Group Theatre Too, LLC One Act Playhouse Series and features an evening of shorts by contemporary and classic playwrights. Produced by The Group Theatre Too, LLC & Executive Producer Justin Boccitto; Directed by Michael Blevins.
“Michael Blevins is a wizard of a director. . .” –Peter Filichia, TheaterMania.com
Quick Curtains features 5 works, new and time-honored, including:
The Stronger by August Strindberg
In this new modern day adaptation of Strindberg’s classic monologue, featuring three characters, irony abounds and sustains a dramatic intensity that few plays possess. Though but one character speaks, the souls of the three are skillfully laid bare.
Aftermath by Alexander D. Rulin
This Respect-Your-Body One-Act Play for teens is a new original work created especially for GTT’s Social Awareness Theatre Program as has been touring Tri-State Sr. & Jr. High Schools. The fact is, teenagers can make wise choices about drug and alcohol usage, dieting, sexual promiscuity, and other issues pertaining to respect for one’s body. But what choices are they making? And why are they making them? Aftermath, from the pen of a 17 year old inner-city youth, sheds light on the lives of 7 young people as they face daily choices about substance abuse, promiscuity, diet, other social issues and the inevitable consequences of the choices they make. Knowledge is power – arm young people with the power of positive choices. Aftermath shows young people the awesome power in every choice they make.
Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil by Stuart Walker
Stuart Walker’s most popular play, dramatized in the vein of Lewis Carroll, Walker serves us this fanciful bit of action carried out by a boy and six people who pass a pot of boiling lentils. They are on their way to the decapitation of a Queen who is condemned to die having stepped upon the ring-toe of the King’s Great Aunt!
A Pair of Lunatics by W.R. Walkes
In a new adaptation of the classic sketch, A Pair of Lunatics, He and She, on first meeting in a mental institution, are lead to believe the other is an inmate. This ever-popular comedy originally played at the Drury Lane Theatre, London Featuring George Alexander and Maude Millett as “He” and “She,” respectively. The opening generated an overwhelming success- a time-honored classic that delivers laugh after laugh- the fun is immense!
The Pot Boiler by Alice Gerstenberg
This is a satirical vaudeville sketch and American stage classic. The term “pot boiler” refers to a bad play that has usually been written quickly to support a playwrights daily living expenses. In this stage classic, adapted by The Group Theatre Too, LLC our leading man, the playwright demonstrates how a truly great playwright writes a play by employing symbolic stock characters (named after office supplies) such as: Mrs. Pencil, Mr. Ruler, Indelible Marker and Miss Scissors. As his melodramatic and cliche plot unfolds it becomes apparent that this hysterically brilliant satire could be describing several prominent modern-day playwrights.
Also presented by The Group Theatre Too, LLC: Count to Ten.
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