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    Complete archive, 1999-present

    2008-2009 reviews:
  • Anaïs Nin Goes To Hell
  • ANGER/NATION
  • beast: a parable
  • Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
  • Blasted
  • Buffalo Gal
  • China: The Whole Enchilada
  • The Corn Maiden
  • Crawl, Fade to White
  • Doruntine
  • Extraordinary Rendition
  • The First Breeze of Summer
  • Fringe Festival 2008
  • Fringe Festival favorites
  • The Glass Cage
  • Hair
  • Hidden Fees* (A Play About Money)
  • Jailbait
  • King of Shadows
  • The Longest Running Joke of the Twentieth Century
  • Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising
  • Macbeth
  • The Master Builder
  • Missa Solemnis, or The Play About Henry
  • Mourn the Living Hector
  • A Nasty Story
  • Nowadays
  • the october crisis (to laura)
  • Oresteia
  • Other Bodies
  • Prayer
  • Psalms of a Questionable Nature
  • Raised by Lesbians
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Small Craft Warnings
  • Something Weird . . . in the Red Room
  • Soul Samurai
  • The Sound of One Hanna Clapping
  • Southern Promises
  • The Third from the Left
  • Twelfth Night
  • Voices from Guantánamo
  • The Wendigo
  • Zombie

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    Closed Dec. 16, 2001

      

      12th Night
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    Girls in drag. Drunk relatives on the lawn. A butler in fishnets. Just your typical small-town Christmas. The group who created the long-running downtown hit "Spooky Dog . . . (more)

    Closed July 27, 2003

      

      21 Dog Years: Doing Time@Amazon.com
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    Mike Daisey's explosive ride through dot com culture reveals the darkly humorous compromises made to survive in corporate America. "Between Robin Williams and Spalding Gray" NEW . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed July 13, 2003

      

      7 Blowjobs
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    A very timely production of Mac Wellman's scathing political satire. A Conservative Republican Senator's office on Capital Hill receives a package containing 7 seemingly . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      A Nasty Story
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    "I'm down with the downtrodden!" To prove just how hip and liberal he is, businessman and self-proclaimed champion of humankind Johnny Pralines crashes an impoverished employee's . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Jan. 24, 2004

      

      Abundance
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    Abundance was commissioned by the Working Theater and created by Marty Pottenger through three years of interviews with multi-millionaires and minimum wage workers across the . . . (more)
    Working Theater

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Acts of Contrition
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    A cancer pervades the Church. Hideous secrets, long-kept, threaten the very pillars of the priesthood. Three young maverick priests are out to change the face of ministry. What . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 21, 2002

      

      After the Storm
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    AFTER FIGHTING THE WAR, SHE HAD TO FIGHT THE ARMY Heather Grayson returns one year later with the one-woman military drama the Washington Post called the "biggest and most . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 1, 2002

      

      All in the Timing
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    Theatre in the Schools, Inc. presents "All in the Timing" by David Ives — a series of 6 short comedies about playwriting monkeys, the universal language of love, Phillip . . . (more)

    Closed May 4, 2003

      

      American Ma(u)l
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    The country is on the brink of economic collapse and being run by an idiot. To reduce the federal deficit, the President and Congress have declared that the 14th Amendment is . . . (more)
    Reverie Productions

    Closed Aug. 24, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Anais Nin Goes to Hell
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    Imagine an island in hell with Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria . . . waiting for their men. What happens when women's lib icon Anais Nin arrives to turn their afterlife . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Sept. 27, 2008

      

      ANGER/NATION
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    "ANGER/NATION" explores the contradictory puritanical and hedonistic underpinnings of the American psyche by colliding the psychedelic aesthetic of occult filmmaker Kenneth . . . (more)
    Radiohole

    Closed Feb. 15, 2003

      

      Angry Jellow Bubbles
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    A theatre experience in which women use their own true-life experiences to write their own piece and to bring to the stage their ideas in a dynamic, powerful production. This . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Jan. 26, 2003

      

      Art, Life, & Show-Biz, A Non-Fiction Play
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    252 Years in the Making — Including 6 Obies, 3 Emmys, 2 Tonys & 1 Bessie. Written, transcribed and directed by Ain Gordon, the piece has been culled from interviews, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Ashira69 (Episode #1: Cult to the Chase!)
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    REALLY FUNNY! — Village Voice "I LOVED ASHIRA69!" — New York Times (interview with John Chatterton) The ALL-FEMALE SUPERHERO SHOW — inspired physical comedy — . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 2, 2001

      

      The Asthma Conspiracy
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    When a disgruntled temp-worker uncovers an underground network of revolutionary-minded employees within his office, his health, relationship, and ideals are pushed to the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 8, 2004

      

      Audit
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    AUDIT illustrates the question of human value, or rather, how we attach a "$" to a human life. Inspired by the federal September 11th fund and the ethically dubious cash awards . . . (more)

    Opened Jan. 13, 2004

      

      Aunt Dan and Lemon
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    Wallace Shawn's Aunt Dan and Lemon centers on a romantic friendship between an adult and a child, which nourishes an addiction to vicarious violence. A political horror story, . . . (more)
    The New Group

    Closed Sept. 30, 2001

      

      Babes in America
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    Uses dark comic wit to detail the impact of information overload on Liz Small, an obedient wife and mother of two, who one day finds herself to be living faster than the speed . . . (more)

    Closed April 28, 2002

      

      The Ballad of Phineas P. Gage
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    In 1848 an iron rod passed through the head of Phineas P. Gage. He survived. But how did he live? This groundbreaking neurological case is now the subject of a daring new . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 31, 2004

      

      Barbara Bush Never Slept Here
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    A new play by David DeWitt about winning, losing and surviving. Barbara Bush Never Slept Here is set in a small Texas town in 2001 just after George W. Bush has been . . . (more)
    Circle East

    Closed March 24, 2002

      

      Barman
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    Inspired by his twelve years of career bartending, and more pointedly his four year tenure as the weekend barkeep for New Brunswicks The Plum Street Pub, Alex Dawsons mix of . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 21, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      beast: a parable
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    The director of FringeNYC's 2006 Outstanding Ensemble winner, The Onion Lovers returns with a new one-act. A man and a woman share a dangerously lustful evening at a motel room, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      beat. a play on words - based on the life and writings of Allen Ginsberg and the Beat Generation
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    This world premiere examines the life of Allen Ginsberg, one of this century's most controversial and beloved poets and the obscenity trial surrounding the publication of his . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001

      

      Beirut
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    A powerful drama set in the future, taking place on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A young man named Torch has been quarantined after testing positive for a nameless disease. . . . (more)

    Closed March 2, 2003

      

      Bitter Bierce or, The Friction We Call Grief
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    In this new solo bio-drama, playwright Mac Wellman runs a fifty year jaunt across American History from the Civil War to the Gilded Age through the life of Ambrose Bierce, one of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
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    One natural disaster strikes another! A refugee story whose politics and pathos you have read but never experienced through the eyes of Tennessee Williams' tragic heroine, the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 21, 2008

      

      Blasted
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    A middle-aged man, Ian, and young woman, Cate, enter a hotel room. As private and public violation collide, the world fragments around them. Acknowledged as the most provocative . . . (more)
    Soho Repertory Theatre

    Closed July 14, 2002

      

      The Bomb
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    An experiment in theatrical critical mass, director Josh Fox has gathered a 35-member ensemble from six countries to create an epic play that explores the wide range of opinions . . . (more)

    Closed March 10, 2002

      

      Brilliant Traces
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    An absurdist comedy pitting a man and a woman who meet in the middle of nowhere in a cabin in Alaska, as a snowstorm rages outside. She is a distraught young woman who has fled . . . (more)

    Closed March 24, 2002

      

      Broken Boughs
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    By Clay McLeod Chapman, creator of the enormously popular downtown hit "Pumpkin Pie Show" and author of . . . (more)

    Closed March 16, 2003

      

      Broken Morning
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    A poetic dialectic between the prison industry, the prisoners, their loved ones, and the society that made them that way. Taking place in a sewing factory at the Ellis One Unit . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 3, 2002

      

      Brutal Imagination
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    "Brutal Imagination" presents a unique perspective on the notorious Susan Smith case, in which a young mother insisted that an African-American man had kidnapped her . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 13, 2008

      

      Buffalo Gal
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    A.R. Gurney's comedy centers around Amanda, a once successful television personality whose star is now fading. Life imitates art as she returns to her hometown of Buffalo to star . . . (more)
    Primary Stages

    Closed March 30, 2003

      

      Bush Are "Us"
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    "Unable to organize readings for his THE BUSH DYSLEXICON: OBSERVATIONS ON A NATIONAL DISORDER since 9/11, erudite NYU prof-propaganda weeder by day, charismatic indie news . . . (more)

    Closed April 7, 2002

      

      Calabi Yau
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    A sub-sub atomic adventure story about MTA workers who are attempting to prove String Theory by building a particle accelerator in abandoned subway tunnels beneath Downtown . . . (more)

    Closed July 28, 2001

      

      Cannibal! The Musical
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    The newly founded Saturday Players present their inaugural production, the New York Premiere of Cannibal!: The Muiscal, Live on Stage. This high camp muiscal comedy is a stage . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Jan. 6, 2002

      

      Carl the Second
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    CARL THE SECOND is a new comedy whose title character Carl has one minor flaw; he is, in every sense of the word, second. Born the second child, he can assist but never score; . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Carrot and Stick
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    World premiere of this modern-day vaudevillian extravaganza, replete with live music, slapstick humor, and a howling sorrow at the cruelty of mankind. Poor Conrad just wants to . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 16, 2003

      

      Cats Can See the Devil
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    Cats Can See the Devil begins as a puppet show. But it's not for children. It doesn't have a lot to do with cats, or the devil; but there is a self-hating talking cat, along . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed July 26, 2001

      

      Centralia
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    Official site

    Opened May 26, 2004

      

      Charlie Victor Romeo
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    One of the most unique and riveting theatrical experiences to hit New York in seasons, CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO (CVR) is a live performance documentary derived entirely from . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      China - The Whole Enchilada
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    An irreverent slapstick race through 4000 years of Chinese history in 90 minutes. Three guys speed from Chairman Mao to infected fowl, the greatest wall to the largest mall, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Civil Liberties — An Avant-garde Musical
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    Influenced by electric jazz, modern opera and electronic dance music, the composer uses computers during the show to improvise melodies using the actors' voices. Every . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Clinton's View: a Hell's Kitchen Story
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    Clinton's View follows the volatile socioeconomic changes of a New York neighborhood over the past four decades. With a different writer for each decade all set within the same . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Confessions of an Art School Model
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    "Erotic art is a meditation between the artist, the model and the audience" * Picasso. Bring out your voyeuristic side and discover the difference between nakedness and nudity, . . . (more)

    Opened June 20, 2004

      

      Cooking the Books: A Recipe for Murder
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    An action packed comedy, musical murder mystery about corrupt stock brokers who choose to murder rather than go to jail. The cast features Mykeko E. Bryant, Ann Estill, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 1, 2004

      

      Corporate Rock
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    At Rolling Stone Magazine 30-year-old copyeditor Dylan can't get any of his own esoteric pieces on worthy, but obscure, alternative rock bands published by the magazine's brass. . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 1, 2008

      

      Crawl, Fade to White
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    In "CRAWL, FADE TO WHITE" business is at an all time low for Louise in her profession as a "consultant." So in order to keep her daughter April in school, she must sell an . . . (more)
    13P

    Closed Aug. 2, 2003

      

      Culture Bandit
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    Follow the Hebrew Mamita; a native New Yorker; and her unique, hilarious and sometimes explosive relationships with the diverse cultures that make up our city. Through . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 1, 2002

      

      Cymbeline
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    Official site

    Closed Jan. 20, 2002

      

      Daughter of a Pacifist Soldier
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    "Daughter of a Pacifist Soldier" by Tamar Rogoff ("Demeter's Daughter") is a full-length, multidisciplinary performance piece that explores the . . . (more)

    Closed April 20, 2003

      

      Dear Prudence
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    Susan Kathryn Hefti's domestic comedy about a lovable nymphomaniac, her assorted suitors and the long-suffering roommates with whom she shares a crowded New York walk-up . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 15, 2003

      

      Debbie Does Dallas
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    You may have heard of the film, you may have even seen it but, no matter what, this first-ever live performance of DEBBIE DOES DALLAS will knock your socks off, as well as any . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 31, 2004

      

      Demon Baby
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    An American couple, Art and Wren, move to London for his work where the she knows few people, and misses home . . . a lot. While he's away she is spurred to extreme . . . (more)
    Clubbed Thumb

    Closed April 13, 2003

      

      Depth of Sight
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    A triptych consisting of three short plays, DEPTH OF SIGHT examines the complexities of how we perceive the unknown. DEPTH OF SIGHT starts its engines with the adrenaline . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Deviant
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    Enter the outlaw world of rebel erotica, where sexual misfits are free to roam the landscape of their most secret fantasies. Deviant follows self-proclaimed, "Perverts" searching . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 18, 2004

      

      Dinner with Demons
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    A tasty tour de food — from a man who really cooks onstage! Playwright, Actor, and NY Times food writer Jonathan Reynolds whips up an entire meal onstage while spinning . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Doing Justice
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    After the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999, Adina Taubman went to Colorado to interview members of the Columbine community. Drawing on these interviews, Adina . . . (more)

    Closed April 4, 2004

      

      Dona Rosita the Spinster
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    It is said that the seed for Do — a Rosita was planted long before the play's eventual premiere in 1935. In 1924, Lorca's friend Moreno Villa told him about the "rosa mutabile," a . . . (more)
    Jean Cocteau Repertory

    Closed Oct. 26, 2008

      

      Doruntine
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    A marriage that spurns tradition, an impossible journey on horseback, a brother who defies the grave. Inspired by the Albanian legend as written by Ismail Kadare, DORUNTINE is . . . (more)
    Blessed Unrest

    Closed March 3, 2002

      

      Dream Star Cafe
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    Into a Western-style bar in Waukegan, Illinois walks a charismatic older man — a prosperous horseman named Ralph — who purports to be a buyer for the business. The proprietors of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Drip
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    Seven Lecoq-trained performers use mime, buffoonery and storytelling to create the grotesque universe of Cracker Valley and its vicious Annual Friendly Water Conservation . . . (more)

    Closed March 17, 2002

      

      Drummer Wanted
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    A personal-injury-case musical, "Drummer Wanted" follows the story of a 29-year-old loner drummer who lives at home with his mother. He has been hit by a car, injuring his leg. . . . (more)

    Closed May 18, 2003

      

      The Earth's Sharp Edge
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    Thaddeus Phillips, while carrying a book titled "Extreme Islam," was detained last summer for a half-day at Newark Airport after returning from Colombia and Morocco. The . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 27, 2002

      

      Ecco Porco
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    Poor Porco! Gonzo Porco, Ph.D., the loveable, swinish subject of Mabou Mines' "Ecco Porco", which premieres at P.S. 122 January 3 (through January 27), has . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 18, 2001
    (SF -- The Sci-Fi Event)

      

      Einstein's Dreams
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    A theatrical adaptation of Alan Lightman's 1993 international best-selling novel about a young Einstein working on his Theory of Relativity and the dreams he has as a result; . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Elephant Man: The Musical
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    John Merrick gets to sing and dance on Broadway in this off-beat, big-hearted, wickedly funny parody of all that's excessive and banal in musical theater. (Some small license . . . (more)

    Closed May 9, 2004

      

      The Eliots
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    A poetic performance piece based on T.S. Eliot and his estranged wife Vivienne's relationship. The play, provoked by the recent biography "Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne . . . (more)

    Closed March 3, 2002

      

      Embers
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    EMBERS was inspired by the story of sculptor Louise Nevelson, who climbed the ladder of the New York art world in the middle part of the twentieth century. EMBERS carves out a . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 29, 2003

      

      Epic Family Epic
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    An evening of bizarre humor and surreal food by Obie Award winning writer/director Ain Gordon. Epic Family Epic, or the Hell Family Supper is a furious comedy of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Equal Protection
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    Early, that day, the snow fell gently. Later, cold Great Lakes winds changed the ephemeral dusting into a storm. A normal winter day in Wolverine, Michigan_ or so it seemed. Mom . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 24, 2002

      

      Erotic Adventures in Venice
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    An ironic, sarcastic satire about the colossal scandal in Italian politics during 1991-92. At the end of World War II, the Christian Democrats, with the assistance of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Escape From Pterodactyl Island: a Musical Adventure
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    a foot-stomping Jurassic Park (TimeOut London) A tongue-in-cheek musical homage to Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Sexually-repressed Englishmen shipwrecked on an island with a mad . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Expat/Inferno
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    Post 9/11 New York City. A fateful encounter with a heartbroken French chanteuse at the Cock and a mysterious phone call send Danny on a trip to Paris to look for his missing . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 21, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Extraordinary Rendition
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    An interrogator is obsessed with decoding a mysterious broadcast from an unknown enemy. Are they poised to strike? A secret fear casts a shadow, shaking the interrogator's . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 14, 2002

      

      The Fab Four Reach the Pearly Gates
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    A quartet of mop-tops from Liverpool find themselves holed up at the end of time ith three mischievous and violent angels. The explore, give interviews, and dally with the girls. . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 11, 2009

      

      Fall Briefs
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    Fall Briefs mixes a pinch of QUIRKY (a couple bonds on the things they hate), a splash of SATIRE (on the news media and reality shows), a dollop of COMEDY (Blitzen has been . . . (more)
    Turtle Shell Productions

    Closed April 6, 2002

      

      Fanatics
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    A new play about the life of Galileo Galilei and how his discovery that the world was actually hurtling through space placed him at an ominous intersection with science and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 4, 2001

      

      Featuring Loretta
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    Featuring Loretta is a dark comedy that follows the mishaps of a young widow who leaves her hometown pregnant, broke, and desperate. She winds up in a seedy motel room and . . . (more)

    Closed April 27, 2003

      

      Feed the Hole
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    Feed the Hole centers around Shelly who is having a torrid affair. And everyone knows it, or at least suspects it. Everyone, that is, except for her lover Brett. The affair . . . (more)
    Sideway Theater Company

    Closed April 21, 2002

      

      The Feign'd Courtesans
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    Virgin. Wife. Whore. Which one do we adore? Come ramble the streets and bedrooms of Rome with three women who make a different choice. On the run from arranged marriages and the . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Fifty Minutes
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    Where do you draw the line between self-defense and murder? Based on the true story of the in-flight homicide of a 19 year old passenger last summer, Fifty Minutes flies head-on . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 19, 2008

      

      The First Breeze of Summer
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    Signature's 2008-09 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company begins with THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER. The show takes place over the course of one sweltering weekend . . . (more)
    Signature Theatre Co.

    Closed Feb. 3, 2002

      

      Flicker
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    A dark comedy in which two "films" unfurl simultaneously live on stage. In one "movie," Justin searches for a savior from self-annihilation, but can't be . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 16, 2001

      

      Flight
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    "Flight" is a new two-character play set in three different airport bars around the world. Comparable in literary style to "Bash" (by Neil . . . (more)

    Closed July 22, 2001

      

      The Foul Stench of Death--Parts I & II
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    Part I is a revival of the winner of the 1998 John Golden Playrighting Award. It is followed immediately by Part II, subtitled "The One About the Severed Hand That Kills . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 23, 2002

      

      The Foundation
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    The Foundation is seen through the eyes of an aspiring writer, Thomas, whose remarkable imagination and severe disillusionment have allowed him to immerse his reality-being a . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Oct. 13, 2001

      

      Fuck You or Dead Pee Holes
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    Opens as a group of students assembles for class. It is an average day in an average suburban high school. Suddenly, chaos erupts as three gun-wielding students take the class . . . (more)

    Closed May 19, 2002

      

      Galaxy Video
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    Enter Galaxy Video an hour before closing time, when your average video store turns into a playground for the eclectic employees and customers. Russel (rebel) is a . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Gene De Tueur
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    Performed in French. A real sci-fi French play! We're in 2800. At the age of 4, during a systematic genetic screening, Tyron's future criminal tendancy was detected. Today for . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 8, 2002

      

      Ghosts
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    A New Translation By Lanford Wilson (See details)

    Closed April 13, 2003

      

      The Gift
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    Based on a true story, The Gift is a haunting music theatre piece that travels back and forth between 1939 and 1965. An ensemble, stylized voice-and-movement piece, The Gift . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 23, 2003

      

      The Gifted Program
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    The teenage angst play that John Hughes always wished he wrote. In 1986, the remaining members of the Dungeon & Dragon's Club are the "in crowd" at a special school for gifted . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 18, 2003

      

      A Girl of Sixteen
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    A story of unfulfilled desires from a long ago love affair poisoning the lives surrounding it, the terrible beauty of murder, and the ineffable experience of a girl of sixteen. . . . (more)
    International WOW Company

    Closed July 19, 2003

      

      A Glance at New York
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    The first Off-Broadway revival of Benjamin A. Baker's 1848 melodrama A Glance at New York since the end of the Civil War. The original production of this short play which . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 2, 2008

      

      The Glass Cage
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    By J.B. Priestley directed by Lou Jacob A spellbinding drama about the danger of family wounds left unattended. "This is mystery and suspense of a very special kind, with . . . (more)
    Mint Theater Company

    Closed Nov. 2, 2003

      

      Gone Missing
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    The Civilians, one of Downtown's most acclaimed new theater companies, adds a new wrinkle to the reality show idea with their latest creation, Gone Missing. Both documentary . . . (more)
    The Civilians

    Closed April 11, 2004

      

      Great Men of Gospel
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    Follows the evolution of gospel music in America, celebrating those foundations of music in the world today. Featuring an internationally-acclaimed cast performing a repertoire . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 14, 2008

      

      Hair
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    The musical that created history by bringing rock n'roll to the theatrical stage, Hair defines the '60's generation by examining a group of young adults struggling for . . . (more)

    Closed March 30, 2002

      

      HAR HAR: An Evening With Harburg Harrisbrandt
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    HARBURG HARRISBRANDT is an exceptional singer-songwriter afflicted with an extreme case of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The Pit: a dark, dusty Lower East Side dive. It . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 24, 2002

      

      Heard (But Not Scene)
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    Both plays in the evening, as a result of their innovative concepts and storytelling devices, redefine what a play can be, while providing a unique opportunity for a director . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 31, 2004

      

      The Heiress
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    This revival of Ruth & Augustus Goetzes classic play centers around a socially awkward and painfully shy spinster who stands to inherit a tidy sum. When a dashing but . . . (more)
    Roundtable Ensemble

    Closed Sept. 29, 2001

      

      Helsinor
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    Todd Alcott, best known as a screenwriter for the film "Antz," premieres "Helsinor," retelling the story of Hamlet from a slightly skewed . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Hidden Fees*
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    Capitalist Moscow is booming, as two siblings struggle to read the fine print of their dreams. A new comedy that takes a closer look at the price of progress. Here's a hint: . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Jan. 19, 2003

      

      Holoocaust Stories
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    HOLOCAUST STORIES, performed to critical acclaim in NYC and Canada, is made up of three dance/theater works inspired by literature about the Holocaust. HOLOCAUST STORIES . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed June 1, 2002

      

      Hospice
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    "HOSPICE" concerns the relationship of two African American women: Alice Anderson and her daughter Jenny. Years before, Alice had abandoned her 10-year-old daughter and . . . (more)

    Closed April 12, 2003

      

      How His Bride Came to Abraham
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    Set in the occupied territory of Lebanon near the Israeli border. Here an Israeli Defense Forces lieutenent and a young Palestinian woman are forced to spend a night together. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Hysterical: a Short History of the Vibrator
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    Why was the vibrator developed for home use before the vacuum cleaner or electric iron? "Anyone with a sense of humor and an interest in male-female relations will find this gem . . . (more)

    Closed April 6, 2005

      

      I Found Her Tied To My Bed
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    At Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, the hours are long, the staff is underpaid and the occupants are easy to kill. When a reckless coworker intrudes upon Beth's solitary life, Beth . . . (more)

    Closed April 25, 2002

      

      I Love America
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    A humorous dramatization of the perilous and often tragic journies of the Dominican "yoleros" — a testimony to the faith and perseverance of people who dare to follow their . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 24, 2002

      

      I, Unseen
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    I, Unseen is a portrait of the women of Afghanistan and what they were enduring on a daily basis from the viewpoint of an American psychologist researching the effects on these . . . (more)

    Closed March 30, 2002

      

      Icarus & Aria
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    By Kirk Wood Bromley, a Romeo & Juliet for the 21st century, dazzlingly melding English and Spanish, Anglo and Latino, legit and illegit. Produced across the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Imperative Flight
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    Sensual. Gritty. Delirious. Will dream make the aquaintance of day? Will the beds burn in resounding flame? Will she hit the pavement to finally see the sky? IMPERATIVE FLIGHT: . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 21, 2001

      

      In On It
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    After two consecutive Daniel MacIvor shows transferred to off-Broadway runs last season ("Never Swim Alone" and "See Bob Run"), the Canadian playwright . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Irreplaceable Commodity
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    They're young, sexy and rich. They sing and dance. They're the investment bankers at the heart of "The Irreplaceable Commodity," a new pop musical comedy that follows three . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 22, 2002

      

      It's a Wonderful (One Man Show) Life!
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    Comic actor/impressionist Jason Grossman performs a live solo adaptation of Frank Capra's classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life." Directed by Sharon Fogarty, with minimal set . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 8, 2003

      

      Ivanov
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    Closed July 14, 2002

      

      Jack Kerouac - Last Call
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    Jack Kerouac spent his last night on earth in a small bungalow located in St. Petersburg, Florida, his last residence. It is October 21, 1969. Visions of his past come back in . . . (more)

    Closed April 25, 2009

      

      Jailbait
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    WORLD PREMIERE by Deirdre O'Connor Mentored by Michael Weller Directed by Suzanne Agins Two fifteen year old girls spend a night at a Boston club posing as college . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Jim Carroll's The Basketball Diaries
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    Pascal Ulli, awarded best promising European actor, gives one of his most thrilling performances as Jim Carroll. A wise-ass kid prowling New York — playing basketball, hustling, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious (a Comedy to End All Comedy)
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    Chicago's Neo-Futurists attempt to drive the final nail in the coffin of comedy by explaining it to death, with help from Freud, Bergson, and Uncle Miltie. From the creator . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      The Joys Of Sex: A Naughty New Musical Revue
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    A comic musical romp from foreplay to fireworks. With songs like The Three Way, The Vault, and Intercourse on the Internet, this dirty show is good clean fun. The only thing . . . (more)

    Closed March 16, 2003

      

      Kerouac
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    In a small bungalow located in St. Petersburg Florida, Jack Kerouac, mythical beat poet/novelist, conjures peers and past loves during the final hour and twenty minutes of his . . . (more)

    Closed April 6, 2003

      

      Kimberly Akimbo
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    Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age at an increased rate. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 18, 2004

      

      King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe
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    Richard Foreman, multi-award winning playwright / director, does not make normal plays, but instead stages dance-like, opera-like rituals of objectified trauma — twitching . . . (more)
    Ontological-Hysteric Theater

    Closed May 18, 2002

      

      King John: Mad World! Mad Kings! Mad Composition!
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    This is not your great-great-great grandfather's Shakespeare. By re-examining the story of King John through the eyes of a fictional troupe of modern-day Commedia Dell'Arte . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Sept. 28, 2008

      

      King of Shadows
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    Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Directed by Connie Grappo. KING OF SHADOWS centers around Nihar, a 15-year-old homeless runaway selling sex to survive, who claims he's . . . (more)
    Working Theater

    Closed Feb. 14, 2002

      

      L'Hiver Sous La Table
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    How would you find a place to live in Paris in the winter as a penniless immigrant? What if the only place available was the space beneath a living room table? Well, you might . . . (more)

    Closed July 17, 2002

      

      The Last Carburetor
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    Twenty years ago, displaced steelworker Doug crashed his prized possession, a souped-up 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda. The wrecked remains have sat untouched in his garage ever . . . (more)

    Closed March 9, 2003

      

      The Last Days of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, in Exile
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    The absolutely untrue, completely misleading story of the demise of the woman who called herself "the most hated woman in America." The Last Days of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, in . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 1, 2004

      

      Last Supper
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    A powerful, voyeuristic and painfully intimate view of two brothers' crumbling marriages in the evening after their mother's funeral. John is a psychologist with a cruel . . . (more)

    Closed May 19, 2002

      

      Libidoff
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    A lonely scientist has created a medical patch to help overcome his addiction to the hopeless pursuit of women, but5 when a power-hungry businessman named Bile sees this patch as . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 28, 2003

      

      A Lie of the Mind
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    Sam Shepard, known for such raw family dramas as Curse of the Starving Class and True West, brings us a twisted story of backwoods love, abuse and domestic dysfunction in A Lie . . . (more)
    White Horse

    Closed Dec. 22, 2001

      

      Listen Houdini
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    In the latter part of his life, Houdini began a maniacal crusade against the then hugely popular fad of spiritualism and seances. "Listen Houdini" examines the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Loader #26
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    "You can cut a man's break, you can ax a man's benefits, but you can't take away a man's forklift!" Loader #26 is a humorous glimpse into how mindless company policy . . . (more)

    Closed May 31, 2002

      

      Lone Drifter
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    KEVIN MAHER, one-third of the acclaimed, currently disbanded sketch troupe TV Head, stars in his first one-man show — -playing the Lone Drifter — -a tramp perpetually . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 12, 2003

      

      Love's Labour's Lost
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    Take four young women. They are rich. They are powerful. They are friends. Now add the realization that they are throwing their lives away on parties, men, and good times. The . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 15, 2003

      

      Lovebird with a Mirror
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    C hasn't had sex in years; her regrets and unrequited lusts are consuming her. Until she sends a form letter to every person on her wish I had/ wish I could list: "RE: DO' IN . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 10, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising
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    Five men are on Ohio's death row as a result of the 1993 inmate rebellion at Lucasville. Based on court testimony and recordings made during the standoff, this drama exposes how . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 5, 2004

      

      Lysistrata
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    In Aristophanes' comic fantasy, the women of Athens, led by the fearless Lysistrata, initiate the ultimate anti-war protest to coerce their husbands into signing a peace treaty . . . (more)
    Jean Cocteau Repertory

    Closed April 19, 2009

      

      Macbeth
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    Re-discover Shakespeare's Macbeth, a play about a man with only modest aspirations to be king, who nevertheless horrifies himself by the lengths to which he goes to achieve the . . . (more)
    Hipgnosis Theatre Company

    Closed Feb. 1, 2004

      

      Mao on Line One
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    A fresh, edgy, timely romp of ideas that dives into how to find the air pockets in the never ending, never slowing torrent of our every day lives. Kimberly's rhythmic, musical . . . (more)

    Closed June 16, 2002

      

      Maria Stuart
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    Closed May 17, 2003

      

      Mary Todd ... A Woman Apart
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    One of the most visible and notable first ladies in American history, Mary Todd Lincoln was celebrated for her character, wit and courage, but suffered from the murder of her . . . (more)
    Centenary Stage Co.

    Closed Nov. 30, 2008

      

      The Master Builder
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    Two-time Tony Award winner, James Naughton will star in the Frank McGuinness adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s, THE MASTER BUILDER which opens the twenty-first season at The Irish . . . (more)
    Irish Repertory Theatre

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Mcbeth - Over 2 Million Slain
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    Shakespeares tragedy becomes a timely compelling satire as fast food imagery from the last half century comes to life to depict the downfall of both man and society from its . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 25, 2003

      

      Meat Is Floating By
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    Visible only through fragmented architectural glimpses and an open channel of video and amplified sound, the performers have sequestered themselves in a room within the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 7, 2003

      

      The Merchant of Venice
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    Pearl Theatre Company

    Closed Dec. 31, 2001

      

      Midnight Brainwash Revival
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    An apocalyptic comedy that takes place in Moab, Utah, on the eve of the millennium — New Year's Eve 1999. The only good man in town is lost in the Himalayas; the evil developer . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed July 3, 2004

      

      A Midsummer Night's Dream
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    You've seen him in the movies, even in a fancy proscenium stage, now it's time to see Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot. Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot. has carved an . . . (more)
    Ludlow Ten (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot)

    Closed March 17, 2002
    (Spotlight on Winter 2002)

      

      Milton's Way
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    Milton's Way explores the life and times of one man in gay America of the 70's, 80's, and 90's. As a young man, Milton struggles against the attitudes and values of his elders . . . (more)

    Closed April 14, 2002

      

      Miss Evers' Boys
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    Written by David Feldshuh, this is a warm, humane, surprisingly humorous and moving play. Suggested by the book, Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, by James H. Jones, . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 22, 2008

      

      Missa Solemnis, or The Play About Henry
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    "The people who dressed him for burial were struck by the sight of his knees, deeply callused from praying for an answer that never came." " from an article by Mark Miller . . . (more)

    Closed June 26, 2004

      

      Mono
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    Innovative, unorthodox and literally engaging, MONO uses all 360 degrees of Surf Reality, transforming it into a typical L.E.S. hangout where the action takes place in front . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Mourn the Living Hector
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    FringeNYC Award winners PL115 (2005 Overall Excellence) return to investigate wartime violence on the home-front, interweaving the Trojan hero's last day with the home-leave of . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Jan. 27, 2002

      

      Mrs. Feuerstein
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    The tale of a creative writing teacher obsessed with the painful legacy of the Holocaust 20 years later — whose manner of revenge is to write a play in which she imagines . . . (more)

    Closed April 18, 2002

      

      Mrs. Shakespeare and Mrs. Behn
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    The evening includes "Love Arm'd, Aphra Behn & Her Pen" written and performed by Karen Eterovich and "Mrs. Shakespeare: Will's First & Last Love" written and performed by . . . (more)

    Closed June 6, 2004

      

      The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc
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    Charles Peguy (1873-1914) was a deeply religious French philosopher, poet, and dramatist who combined Christianity, socialism, and patriotism in all aspects of his life and his . . . (more)
    Target Margin

    Closed March 29, 2003
    (HA! Comedy Fest)

      

      Naked Girls Drinking!
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    Glengarry Glen Ross meets The Producers. Critically acclaimed Bon Bock Productions returns to FringeNYC2002 with a wickedly funny comedy. A struggling writer persuades three . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 26, 2002

      

      Namesake Short Play Festival (Series A)
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    "Really?" by Malachy Walsh, "What I Knew Then" by Christopher DePaola, "Hermes' Mother" by Philip Cuomo, "Howard" by Mark Harvey Levine, "Talk To Me" by Judy Klass, "Bridesmaid" . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 3, 2002

      

      Native Son
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    The OBIE Award-winning Classical Theater of Harlem (CTH) will present the premiere Christopher McElroen's adaptation of NATIVE SON, based on the classic novel by Richard . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Nharcolepsy
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    A Belgian cabaret singer and his assistant freeze to death at the North Pole while searching for the Yeti. "Richard Harrington and Chris Kauffman raise the level of comedy to a . . . (more)

    Opened Oct. 9, 2004

      

      Nine Parts of Desire
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    A portrait of the extraordinary — and ordinary — lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women, this solo work lifts the veil on exactly what it means to be a woman in . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 3, 2002

      

      No. 11 (Blue & White)
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    a bitingly funny and unsettling new play about youth in an affluent suburban high school. In her powerful circle, marked by privilege, fierce loyalties and casual brutality, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Nosferatu
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    It's NOSFERATU, where silent film and puppetry collide! This adaptation resurrects the famed Dracula legend. Using rod puppetry, shadow images and biting wit, NOSFERATU . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 26, 2008

      

      Nowadays
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    Written by a leading voice in the women’s suffrage movement, Nowadays pits a head-of-the-household kind of father with a daughter who wants to support herself. But when his . . . (more)

    Closed April 19, 2009

      

      An Oresteia
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    A kaleidoscopic epic trilogy of power, revenge and redemption compiles works of Ancient Greece's greatest tragedians: Agamemnon by Aeschylus, Elektra by Sophocles and Orestes by . . . (more)
    Classic Stage Company

    Closed Sept. 17, 2008

      

      Oresteia
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    The renowned choreographer Luca Veggetti directs this monumental work incorporating theater, dance, music, and projections. This will be the U.S. premiere of the final version of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Other Bodies
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    The creators of last year's FringeNYC Village Voice Audience Favorite Riding the Bull return with this seductive battle of the sexes between a notorious player and mysterious . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 9, 2003
    (HA! Comedy Fest)

      

      Out to Lunch
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    It's Sunday. It's Brunch. Two men are "camping" at the best table. Don't they have coffee at home? When will they ever leave? When will they ever die? KILL THE CAMPERS! KILL THE . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 29, 2004

      

      Outside the Law
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    Imagine Shakespeare's As You Like It mixed with the story of Pretty Boy Floyd, a Depression-era Robin Hood-style bank robber. Then weave in George W, Oprah, Hoover, and Tom . . . (more)
    Irondale Productions

    Closed Feb. 2, 2003

      

      Painted Snake in a Painted Chair
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    Ellen Maddow's PAINTED SNAKE IN A PAINTED CHAIR is a story of five longtime friends, whose unexpected friendship is as solid and intense as a family's. The character's . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Pale Idiot
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    There is an Idiot Problem. The Health Inspector is coming to investigate and eradicate. A fast-paced game of words and wit, this sneaky dark comedy is an allegorical . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Poop - a True Story
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    What Christopher Guest's "Best In Show" did to dog competitions, POOP does to New York's dowtown art scene. A hilariously bizzare and emotional journey led by Micheline Auger and . . . (more)

    Closed April 7, 2002

      

      Portia Coughlan
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    A psychological melodrama about obsession, alienation and inbreeding by Marina Carr, one of Ireland's leading playrights. the play became a hit at London's Royal Court Theatre. (See details)

    Closed Feb. 24, 2002

      

      Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
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    Based on the research of sociologist Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is a groundbreaking new work on race relations that delivers a gut-wrenching, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Prayer
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    In a world of religious fundamentalism, Jacob Bergson finds himself wrongfully imprisoned. His only hope is Sophia, his strangely absent wife. Prayer will challenge your ideas . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 14, 2004

      

      Promised Land
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    Promised Land explores issues of love, recrimination, guilt and responsibility. E.L. Sullins is a successful real estate developer in the Ozark Mountains, who has lost his . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Psalms Of A Questionable Nature
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    Descending the stairs into the basement, sisters become entrapped in their late parents disturbing hobby and realize they may not make it out of the basement alive. Toxic secrets . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed June 29, 2002

      

      The Pumpkin Pie Show: Big Top
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    Enter the realm of THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW — -a storytelling session delivered with the punk rock Kamikaze intensity of an artistic three-way between literature, theatre and . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 10, 2002

      

      Quake
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    The play is the story of Lucy, who crosses the continent to find "the big love." In a succession of surreal, contorted affairs, she fails to reconcile her driving need . . . (more)

    Closed May 17, 2003

      

      Rain, River, Ice, Steam
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    Fires spontaneously erupt in the church, hospital, and fire station that line one quiet small town street. Moments later, sheets of rain flood the burning block extinguishing . . . (more)
    Six Figures

    Closed Aug. 21, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Raised by Lesbians
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    No sixteen-year-old wants to be seen with his parents, lesbian or otherwise. Sprung from the laboratory into the shopping mall, feral freak boy Joe is badgered by his dad, picked . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001

      

      Rave Mom
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    Downtown performance legend Ann Magnuson returns to PS 122 with the final version of her new show "Rave Mom, Or, One Woman's Mid-Life Crisis in the Last Year of the 20th . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      Reasonable Doubt
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    Two former jury members, Anna and Mitchell, reunite in a downtown hotelroom . . . Justice, truth, guilt, honour, courage and love are now on trial as they face the truth of each . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 24, 2002

      

      Red Frogs
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    A fantastical burlesque about an uprising of Coney Island working girls inspired by Aristophanes' "The Frogs." Produced by the same company behind the recent acclaimed revival . . . (more)

    Closed April 5, 2003

      

      Redbird
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    Set below the streets of contemporary New York City during the course of a single night, Clay McLeod Chapman's "redbird" utilizes the subway as its major motif to explore . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Refugees
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    Stephanie Satie's critically-acclaimed solo play set in an English as a Second language classroom. Moving. Hilarious. Timely. New immigrants reinventing their lives in . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk
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    The controversial hit of Los Angeles, Seattle and Edinburgh, this recently unearthed masterwork by playwright/provocateur Lars Mattsun (1849-1912) propels you into a world of . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 21, 2003

      

      Right You Are
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    When a new family moves into town, gossipy neighbors are fascinated by the puzzling nature of their relationships. The more the locals obsess the more Pirandello ridicules their . . . (more)
    National Actors Theatre

    Closed Nov. 3, 2001
    (SF -- The Sci-Fi Event)

      

      Rise Perverts Rise (The Pumpkin Pie Show)
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    Clay McLeod Chapman brings his Southern-fried gothic tales to the stage, with a live soundtrack from One Ring Zero. Featuring three new stories and one classic, The Pumpkin . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 6, 2003

      

      A Ritual of Faith
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    One night in Italy in the mid 1800's there are several loud knocks at the door. A police official enters a Jewish home and demands the removal of a boy by order of the Holy . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 8, 2004

      

      Road House: The Stage Version of the Cinema Classic that Starred Patrick Swayze, Except This One Stars Taimak From The 80's Cult Classic 'The Last Dragon' Wearing A Blonde Mullet Wig
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    Road House, the stage version, is a deconstructed, and comical, version of this modern day western B-movie from 1989. It's about an internationally revered bouncer hired to . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Room to Swing an Axe
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    Dubbed an ANGRY YOUNG MAN by The Village Voice and personally recommended by both author JERRY STAHL (Permanent Midnight) and writer/filmaker WHIT STILLMAN (Last Days of Disco), . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Sajjil (Record)
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    What comes to mind when you hear the word "Arab"? Arab-American collective Nibras presents a theatrical testimonial woven of recorded interviews from a wide cross-section of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Savior of Fenway
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    As the Red Sox loose to the NY Yankees in the ALCS, four loyal Red Sox fans turn a blind eye to their prospective stations in life by retreating behind the cheap wood paneling of . . . (more)

    Closed March 16, 2002

      

      Scab
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    At the beginning of "Scab," Anima has hit rock bottom. An intoxicating drama queen, she is immobilized by the death of her father. Christa, her new roommate, is a straight-laced . . . (more)

    Closed March 22, 2003

      

      Scattergood
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    Closed Dec. 11, 2001

      

      The Scientists
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    What's it like inside someone else's mind? That's the question asked by "The Scientists." Colophon Heavy Industries, a research lab and manufacturer of the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 29, 2002

      

      The Secret of Steep Ravines
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    Every child has a secret place under the stairs where her imagination flies. In "The Secret of Steep Ravines," a young girl tucked away in an old family house voyages beyond her . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Seeing Each Other: A (re)Visionary Blind Date
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    Two women meet for a blind date. When things don't progress as they had hoped, they get to try again. And again. Until they get it right. Thanks to an all-knowing waiter and his . . . (more)

    Closed April 20, 2002

      

      The Set Up, the Stakeout and the Fifty-Pound Prosciutto
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    On the cusp of her 25th birthday, Jane is desperate to lose her virginity, in this modern twist on the fast-talking screwball comedies of the 1940s. It's up to her best friends, . . . (more)

    Closed March 9, 2003

      

      Shanghai Moon
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    Official site

    Closed April 27, 2003

      

      She Stoops to Comedy
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    A farcical gender-bending boulevard romp, SHE STOOPS TO COMEDY is a play-within-a-play about an actress (Greenspan) who schemes to woo back her estranged lover (Copeland) by . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Sic
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    Sic McGraw is an actor who dies well, in fact he's the greatest "die-er" that ever lived ... until he has to confront his own death. Part of a new wave of exciting . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Situation Room
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    A darkly comic, eminently rational answer to a CIA memo re: releasing firebomb-fitted bats over enemy enclaves — "pro-us, anti-them, right?" An eternal bureaucratic cycle of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Slavery
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    Based on the 1930s interviews of aging former slaves by the Federal Writers Project. SLAVERY is a combination of oral and musical traditions creating a rich palette of powerful, . . . (more)

    Closed June 7, 2009

      

      Sleepwalk With Me
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    In his theatrical debut, comedian Mike Birbiglia takes the audience on a hysterically funny and intensely personal journey through his struggles with sleepwalking and his . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Slut
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    Adam has slept with every girl in NYC but never loved one until now. Raucous, witty, profound and profane, Slut is a story of love and loss, friends and fame, raspberry . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Oct. 5, 2008

      

      Small Craft Warnings
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    Set in a seaside bar on the coast of Southern California in the early 1970s, "Small Craft Warnings" offers a glimpse into the lives of the regulars who inhabit the bar as . . . (more)
    White Horse

    Closed Sept. 6, 2001

      

      Snatches
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    "Snatches" uses verbatim portions of the uncensored transcripts of those now-legendary taped conversations between the dynamic duo of Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 11, 2003

      

      A Soldier's Death
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    A soldier is dying. What war is he fighting? Whose side is he on? These questions are never answered. But as he hovers between life and death, he is visited in spirit by his . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 31, 2008

      

      Something Weird . . . in the Red Room
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    Sir Sheever by Benjamin Spiro Aenigma by Sean Gill Directed & Choreographed by Rachel Klein "Sir Sheever" is a creepy, comedic one act about a demented heiress who forms . . . (more)

    Closed March 15, 2009

      

      Soul Samurai
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    Ma-Yi Theater Company in association with Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, will present the world premiere production of "SOUL SAMURAI," written by Qui Nguyen and directed by . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 24, 2004

      

      The Soup Comes Last
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    They were invited to China to mount a musical about two people caught in the middle of a culture clash and ended up in the middle of one themselves. It's 1997 and intrepid . . . (more)
    Kitchen Theatre Co.

    Closed Sept. 27, 2008

      

      Southern Promises
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    When the master of the plantation dies, he wills his slaves to be freed, but his wife doesn't think that good property should be squandered. Pandemonium ensues. The play pulls . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 18, 2001

      

      The Square
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    Sixteen short plays about the Asian-American experience in the U.S. from the Civil War to present day. "The Square" is set in and around a square in New York's . . . (more)

    Closed July 12, 2003

      

      St. Scarlet
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    Written by Julia Jordan, who will have four plays produced in the 2003-2004 season, St. Scarlet centers around Rose, Ruby and Seamus Cummins, three siblings trapped by the . . . (more)
    Women's Expressive Theater

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Star
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    A Marlene Dietrich-obsessed blonde Jewish model uses sex and her Aryan looks to survive Nazi Germany, ultimately turning in fellow Jews to the Gestapo. Explores the banality of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Statue
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    W ho will own Manhattan in fifty years? The Statue offers a satirical "peek behind the velvet rope" at platinum bridge permits, smoking licenses, the future of retro . . . and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Studio
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    A nude sculpture — how is it made? The Model -what does she feel, see? The Sculptor -how does he work, observe? The Studio — how does it sound, vibrate, look? "STUDIO" . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 28, 2004

      

      Suitcase, or Those that Resemble Flies From a Distance
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    Dissertations go nowhere objects get found boyfriends won't get lost love is somewhere (See details)
    Soho Repertory Theatre

    Closed Dec. 1, 2002

      

      The Sweepers
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    Set in Boston at the climax of World War II, THE SWEEPERS plunges into the humorous and often touching world of three women, their families and the Italian-American traditions . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Take
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    Follows the Manhattan arrival of a naive woman who learns life's lessons ... the unpleasant way. From gay boyfriends, to anonymous sex this dark comedy from Timothy P. . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 24, 2002

      

      Take Me Out
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    Critically acclaimed playwright Richard Greenberg's new play is a deeply funny and provocative take on America's favorite pastime, baseball. The boys in the locker room will . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 16, 2002

      

      Tartuffe
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    Closed July 21, 2001

      

      The Tender
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    McMahon's Bar: Yorkville, New York: Joe Morgan is a neighborhood bartender consumed by gambling, drinking and love for a forbidden woman. Over a two-day period, Joe must confront . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 22, 2003

      

      That Damn Dykstra (The Boxed Set)
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    A blistering collection of short plays and monologues from the twisted comedic mind of Brian Dykstra. The characters in Dykstra's world are obsessive, intelligent, passionate . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      The Corn Maiden
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    Marissa Bantry is 11. She has long blonde hair her mommy brushes and braids before school. One day, someone is watching. The next morning, Marissa goes missing. Writer: . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 20, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      The Longest Running Joke of the Twentieth Century
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    Somewhere in the seventeen years of working with the mentally ill, from the Nicaraguan who believed he was blessed with the voice of Elvis to the woman who could have psychic sex . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 18, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      the october crisis (to laura)
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    1945. In a Havana nightclub, sultry torch singer Marguerite Stone launches her career. 1962, the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis. A mysterious telegram and too many whiskeys . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      The Sound of One Hanna Clapping
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    Through hilarious monologue, song and dance, Chicagoan Hanna LoPatin realizes that her life isnt what she planned. With the Why Im Single Tango and an imagined relationship . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 16, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      

      THE THIRD FROM THE LEFT
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    Former Martha Graham dancer, Jean Colonomos, recounts the story of the 1964 revival of Martha Graham's masterpiece, PRIMITIVE MYSTERIES. Five women struggle to master this . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 26, 2002

      

      TheatreSports
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    TheatreSports is actually a hybrid of acting and competitive sports. Each evening is a duel in improvisational theater of rival teams, umpired by an impartial referee. The . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      This Is a Newspaper
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    Who has it worse-hostages in a Moscow theatre, or Winona Ryder caught shoplifting? This dark comedy takes a satirical look at American and British press and proves that the . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 27, 2002

      

      Timsloft
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    The evening, which includes an informal pre- and post-show party, features the best in theatrical eclectica that the off-off theatre scene can provide. Past participants have . . . (more)

    Closed April 20, 2002

      

      Tis Pity She's a Whore
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    An all-female production staged in a nightclub with an onstage band, "Tis Pity She's a Whore" tells a story that is as shocking now as it was in the 1630's — that of a brother . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 4, 2003

      

      transfigures
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    They are: Ordinary tourists in Jerusalem. They have: No psychiatric history. No religious affiliation. But over the last two decades, forty-two of them have experienced . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2001

      

      Travelogue
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    Based on a seven-week, no-itinerary , random drive around the country that choreographer Chris Burnside and his "significant other," Karl, took in the summer of 1997. (See details)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Tuesdays & Sundays
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    Long ago, William and Mary fell in love. Now in limbo, they awake to reveal what really happened . . . humorous, haunting, and inspired by true events. A Top Ten Production of . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 23, 2008

      

      Twelfth Night (Queen's Company)
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    Welcome to Illyria, a land of blind and hungry lovers dancing an age-old dance of love & cruelty. The Queen’s Company brings you an exciting and innovative production of . . . (more)
    Queen's Company

    Closed Aug. 19, 2001
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      The Twilight Series
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    Subtitled "A Play About Killing Time," "The Twilight Series" follows the humorous and strange tale of two sisters and their lovers as they reconstruct their . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001

      

      Two
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    Winner of the Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Stage Play, "Two" takes place in a ravaged German town just after the war. Rabbi Chaim Levi, who has lost his . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 21, 2002

      

      Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement
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    a surreal, genre-bending rock musical set in a suburban basement. It introduces you to a plethora of most unusual characters including exhibitionistic Uncle Jimmy and his devoted . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 9, 2003

      

      Uncle Vanya
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    "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes returns to BAM with a limited run of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Brian Friel's new version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya performed in . . . (more)
    Official site

    Opened Oct. 23, 2001

      

      Underneath the Lintel
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    A librarian rents stage time to present "impressive evidences" that reveal phenomena of great historical significance. His twisty mystery of a tale, subtitled "The Mystery of the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 5, 2002

      

      Uni-tard 3
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    "The Godfather." "Star Wars." "Police Academy." Sometimes once just isn't enough. Now critically acclaimed solo artists Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku have succumbed to . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      Up Your Rabbit Hole
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    In a world where everyone is out of his mind, Alice is scared of losing her head. When a morning commute goes awry Alice is plunged into the shared anxieties and conundrums that . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 31, 2001

      

      Village Halloween Costume Ball
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    Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 25th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Wednesday, . . . (more)

    Closed March 27, 2009

      

      Voices from Guantánamo
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    A dramatization of poems written by detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. These poems, some originally written in toothpaste, others scrawled on foam drinking cups and passed to . . . (more)

    Closed March 30, 2003

      

      A Waiter's Nightmare
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    Theatergoers who are used to barking for service in bistros and beaneries will have plenty of practice for their role in "A Waiter's Nightmare," an audience-interactive, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 1, 2004

      

      Waitin' 2 End Hell
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    A new realistic play by William Parker, about deteriorating black middle class family relationships. "Waitin 2 End Hell" concerns the struggles of an African American husband . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 1, 2004

      

      Weights
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    An autobiographical solo show written and performed by LYNN MANNING about the senseless shooting that left him blind at age 23 and his subsequent efforts to rebuild his . . . (more)
    Theater by the Blind

    Closed Dec. 2, 2001

      

      Welcome to New Jersey
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    This evening of one-acts, Welcome To New Jersey, draws from two of the most vital and acclaimed works in the Bon Bock repertoire. Gritty and toughminded, Welcome to New . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      The Welcoming Committee
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    Locked in a room 8,000 miles from home, interrogated by men with guns. An enemy of the state or a visitor misunderstood? Are you in communist China or the police station down . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 28, 2009

      

      The Wendigo
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    Lost in the wilderness, four hunters venture deep into a world they were never meant to see . . . One of Blackwood's best stories is the magnificent THE WENDIGO, . . . (more)

    Closed July 20, 2002

      

      What the Hell's Your Problem? - An Evening with Dr. Bob Nathelson
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    Writer/Director Tom Noonan is set to return with his Paradise Theater Company to the stage that brought us "What Happened Was," "Wifey" and "Wang Dang" with his latest, WHAT . . . (more)

    Closed May 20, 2004

      

      The Wild Duck
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    "Beyond the cramped and gaslit parlor on which the curtain rises in an Ibsen play, there often seems to be a sense of the immense void of the primeval European wilderness. For . . . (more)
    Jean Cocteau Repertory

    Closed Sept. 30, 2001

      

      Woman Killer
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    Inspired by Japans greatest classical writer Monzaemon Chikamatsus play "The Woman Killer and the Hell of Oil" originally done as a Bunraku Puppet play . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 24, 2002

      

      The Wonder! A Woman Keeps A Secret
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    Celebrating female friendship has never been so much fun: This classic comedy of wit, intrigue and misunderstanding features greedy old men, comic servants and thwarted lovers . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Oct. 13, 2002

      

      The World Over
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    A skewed epic adventure about a wayfarer (Justin Kirk) who comes to believe he is the lost prince of a mythical land, and travels the globe to claim his birthright. With seven . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 2, 2003

      

      World War Zero
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    Zero Boy's sounds of war comedy. A history of weapons and warfare. From the fist to the atomic bomb, Zero Boy will enlight and delight with a comic history through war & peace. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 9, 2002

      

      Yi Sang Counts to Thirteen
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    — -A Play About Love, Surrealist Poetry and Diet Coke — -Winner, 2001 FringeNYC Excellence for Overall Production Award Welcome to the strange and fantastic inner world of . . . (more)

    Closed March 29, 2009

      

      Zombie
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    What happens when outwardly “normal” people snap? Joyce Carol Oates’ ZOMBIE sheds insight into this question by taking you inside the mind of a sexual psychopath. In . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Zoo
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    Picture this: You're trapped in the subway, suddenly a screen appears _ showing surveillance recordings of you those intimate moments that you'd never want anyone to know about. . . . (more)



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