Monday, February 25, 2013

5 Things To See In March 2013

1. THE (*) INN

The shtetl turns uncanny in Hirschbein’s 1912 classic of Yiddish life, continuing Target Margin Theater's two-year exploration of Yiddish Theater. You might be expecting the farm life, the chicken-plucking and the arranged marriage, but not the S&M lust and the body-snatching wedding guests. The ( * ) Inn was an early touchstone for experimental theater in Yiddish, a sensation in Vilna, in London and in a 1917 New York production. This play is a perfect example of why Target Margin Theater believes Yiddish drama is as innovative and challenging as any in the world. It’s Tevye on drugs. Watch out. The incomparable) David Greenspan stars.

Target Margin Theater presents
The (*) Inn
by Peretz Hirschbein
Directed by David Herskovits

March 6-30, 2013

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002

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With over 400 years of history, legend, and pop culture as its sources, Little Lord reconstructs the American myth of Pocahontas in their fifth full-length stage work, Pocahontas, and/or America. Taking up the mantle of the early 19th-century dramatists who invented the American theater, Pocahontas, and/or America recreates our country’s origins through the lens of the immortal Indian princess, belle sauvage, Pocahontas. Using contemporary historical accounts, 19th-century melodramas, YMCA Indian Guides, archaeological research, and more, Little Lord digs into disputed histories to find out if it’s still even possible to make a patriotic piece of theater. Part historical pageant, part roadside attraction, Little Lord corrupts over 400 years of fact and fiction to grant America the founding myth we all deserve.

The Bushwick Starr and Little Lord Present:
Pocahontas, and/or America
Written and adapted by Michael Levinton and Laura von Holt
Associate Producer / Dramaturg: Sarah Bishop-Stone
Directed by Michael Levinton

March 5-23

The Bushwick Starr
207 Starr Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Tickets: Click Here


One hour of mind-bending head-scratching, meta-meta-quasi-romanti-tragi-dramedy.
Question the characters.
Question the actors.
Question yourself.
Penny is Penny.
But Richard is William.
And you are just a member of the audience.
Or are you?
Just how impenetrable is the fourth wall?

Personal Space Theatrics and HERE Arts Center present
By: Julien Schwab
Directed by: Nicholas Cotz

March 1 - 23

145 Sixth Ave. (enter on Dominick Street)
New York, NY 10013
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When Happy’s junkie brother Timmy is found dead, Happy returns to his old clown life to ask a few questions. But can he go home again without getting sucked into the seedy clown underbelly of vice and violence?

Pipeline Theater Company presents
Clown Bar
Written by Adam Szymkowicz
Music & Additional Lyrics by Adam Overett
Directed by Andrew Neisler

March 1 – March 23, 2013

Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002

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Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto's death--including Condoleezza Rice and Bhutto herself--we see how Bhutto's life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world's struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.

Culture Project's Women Center Stage presents
Shaheed: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto
Written and Performed by Anna Khaja
Directed by Heather de Michele

Culture Project
45 Bleecker Street
New York NY 10012

March 8 — April 1

Tickets: Click Here

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Conversation with Nicky Silver

The Drama Book Shop will present A Conversation with Nicky Silver, who will discuss and read from his work, including his newest black comedy, The Lyons, which premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre before moving to Broadway – to great acclaim – last spring. Joining Mr. Silver will be Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director of the Vineyard, who will moderate a discussion to be followed by a Q+A and book signing.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Time: 5-7 PM
          250 West 40th Street
          New York, NY 10018
Price: FREE!