Sunday, June 30, 2013

Road Trip Alert: Mystery of Irma Vep on Long Island

You should take any chance to see Charles Ludlam's THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. And Bay Street Theater's production that begins performances on July 2, is especially promising as it stars the amazing David Greenspan and is directed by the terrific Ken Elliott.

Here is a short video of Elliott speaking about the play:


Tuesday, July 2 - Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bay Street Theatre
Corner of Bay and Main Streets
Sag Harbor, NY, 11963

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

5 Shows To See in July 2013

Written by Wallace Shawn
Directed by André Gregory
Featuring Deborah Eisenberg, Larry Pine and Wallace Shawn

THE DESIGNATED MOURNER is a monologue-triptych in which three artist-intellectuals recount their experiences as their once-liberal country sinks into political crisis. A famous poet-intellectual, his daughter, and her husband—people made of very different moral fiber despite their shared highbrow interests—witness the subtle and flagrant transformations of everyday life, public affairs and personal relationships until they finally are dragged into the middle of things themselves. This searing and disturbing drama, prescient of much that occurred during the Bush/Obama years, has been called Shawn’s masterpiece. This is first New York revival is a co-production between The Public Theater and Theater for a New Audience.

Now - August 25
Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

There will be $20 day-of rush ticket lottery for every performance.

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by David Koteles
directed by Jason Jacobs

Inspired by the Eugene Ionesco absurdist tale, David Koteles’ After the Chairs tells the story of two men, Marc and Richard, alone in a quiet hospital room waiting for what happens next. A visit from friends? The telling of stories? Results from a doctor? A big performance? End of life as they know it? It is a play about family, marriage in sickness and in health, death, drag, drugs and (like the Ionesco play) many, many, many chairs. 

Part of The Fresh Fruit Festival


Wednesday, July 10 @ 7pm; Saturday, July 13 @ 7pm; Sunday, July 14 @ 4:30pm

The Wild Project
195 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

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With Lea Delaria & Maggie Cassella

The Loudest Show On Earth is an exploration of the queer urban existence as seen through the eyes of two of the queerest urbanites to exist since Eileen Warnos and Kitty Carlisle. Lea DeLaria and Maggie Cassella met at Hartford Pride in 1988 and because they’re rageful, opinionated, Italian, dyke comics, they’ve been yelling at each other ever since. And so goes The Loudest Show on Earth. Rageful. Angry. Musical. Funny. And did we mention loud? Many F-bombs will be dropped. Bring the kids!

Part of the Hot Festival

$20 in advance

Fridays and Saturdays at 10PM 
July 12, 13 19, 20, 26 + 27

Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002


Book, Music and Lyrics by Phil Darg

Arthur the Sasquatch is an intelligent, gentle, loquacious, and dignified creature. When he becomes lost in Columbia National Park, he is befriended by young Sam. Together, they encounter quirky locals and elude a ruthless TV crew investigating “Bigfoot” – as the stage erupts into hilarious social commentary on human-Sasquatch relations and a fun, rockin’ musical romp through the woods. 

Part of The New Musical Theater Festival [NYMF]


Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 1pm
Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 4:30pm
Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 8pm
Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 11am

PTC Performance Space
555 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

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CollaborationTown presents
Written and created by Boo Killebrew, Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell, and Jordan Seavey
Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Co-created with Lee Sunday Evans and TJ Witham

HELP ME TO MAKE IT weaves together stories about several generations struggling from inside the architecture of contemporary families. As questions arise about fidelity, sexuality, gender, and the myths created to help us comprehend it all, the characters try to make sense of themselves and of familial love. These stories hinge on how personal moments of everyday existence add up to lifetimes of monumental compassion, devastating betrayal, and inevitable transformation. 

Part of Ice Factory Festival

JULY 17 - 20

New Ohio Theater
154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

PREVIEW: 2013 River To River Festival

The 2013 RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL runs June 15th - July 14th.  Here are some of our picks of things to check out.  All events are free; reservations are accepted for some events.

600 Highwaymen


Jul 10 – Jul 13 8pm daily

Pier 17 Storefront, South Street Seaport

This Great Country is 600 Highwaymen's re-spin of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Death of a Salesman. In an everyday, vacant space, 17 individuals come together with an audience to breathe new life into Miller’s epic portrait of self-worth amid shifting economics and fading dreams. Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run in Austin’s Fusebox Festival 2012, This Great Country is restaged with both Texas and New York actors, fusing Millerʼs drama with 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s unique theatrics and highly charged performance style.

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Andrew Ondrejcak

Jul 13 – 14 2-6pm 

Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island

Writer, director, designer Andrew Ondrejcak and the cast of over 30 characters invite you to view a work-in-progress play based on influential Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s A Dream Play. The play presents the scenario of a divine visitation into the contemporary tedium of the everyday human. Despite unremarkable existences, the characters’ stories layer and culminate in a portrait of the interconnectivity of all humans, with each individual both the center of the world and part of something they cannot comprehend.


JoAnne Akalaitis


Jun 17 6:30pm

Poets House, 10 River Terrace

Acclaimed American theatre director JoAnne Akalaitis welcomes audiences into her creative process with this staged reading of her newest piece Bad News!. Stitching together messenger speeches from classic plays, Akalaitis and her guest performers explore the role these deliverers of information have played in the evolution of the dramatic moment.


Laurie Anderson

Rockefeller Park

June 18-19, 7pm
Jun 19: SONGS

On June 18 Laurie will be joined by Gerry Leonard (guitar), Doug Wieselman (horns), and Eyvind Kang (viola.) On June 19 by Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola), Jacob Garchik (horns) and Yuka Honda (keyboards).

On June 19 by Richard Devine (electronics), Doug Wieselman (horns), Eyvind Kang (viola), Jacob Garchik (horns) and Yuka Honda (keyboards).

Anderson explores the themes of transportation, politics, money and love that animated her multimedia 1983 opera United States 1-4 in this two evening events that look both forwards and back. 


Two-Headed Calf
Jun 30 3pm, 8:30pm
Jul 2 8:30pm
Jul 3 3pm

Pier 17, South Street Seaport 

You, My Mother: a chamber opera in two parts, is an elusive investigation into the ever-shifting relationships between mothers and their adult children. Under the direction of Two-Headed Calf co-founder, Brooke O’Harra, the two composer/playwright teams of Brendan Connelly with Karinne Keithley-Syers and Rick Burkhardt with Kristen Kosmas, create a strange and flickering event that draws upon reminiscences and observations of their own mothers. Performed by a quartet of singer/performers including Gelsey Bell, Beth Griffith, Laryssa Husiak, and Mike Mikos, and the new music ensemble Yarn/Wire.

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For more info on all of the RIVER TO RIVER Festival events: Click Here