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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 Aug. 26, 2001
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      A 95% Chance They'll Wind Up Like Larvae
    You've just tuned into the silky-voice of radio host Karen Savage at KOST 103.5 (pronounced COAST). Kost along with Karen through a twisted series of vignettes that explore the . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      A December Eve's Visit with Frederick Demuth
    Long live Karl Marx's only son to live long! Let him take you in, even if his story's not the Respectable Bourgeoisie's cup of tea. Christmas Eve, 1928, in this last of the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      A FIRE AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN
    An epic solo tour de force chronicling the past seven years of American upheaval. The invasion of Iraq, to the NRA national convention, to the looming 2008 election, forty . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      A Gathering of Eagles
    Fighter pilot veterans of WW II, including former enemies, convene prior to the dedication of a controversial memorial for all deceased war pilots. They reveal why men fight, why . . . (more)
    Official site

    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 Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      A Sagacious Hunch
    Two NYC detectives, with a wire tap on a degenerate gambling car thief, must choose between arresting him and profiting from his football bets. Rita, the thief's wife, puts her . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      A Silly Silverstein Show
    Climb THE GIVING TREE and roll along with THE MISSING PIECE as Shel Silverstein's silly and salient words spring to life with poems and puppetry, creating a playful celebration . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 25, 2003

      Ab-Intra
    A new Irish play about the struggle of two souls waiting to be reincarnated. Their names are simply, "!" and "?". "!" has lived seven times over and wears his pessimistic view . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 23, 2002

      Ab2Solomon
    As Hanukkah approaches, the lovable madcap jewish geriatric performance artist warms up for yet another total effort. (See details)

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001
    (SF -- The Sci-Fi Event)

      Abducted!
    Three men, two women, and an alien. One body. Published science fiction author Michael Belfiore combines a close examination of the alien abduction phenomenon with . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 24, 2008
    (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2008)

      About Face
    Suggested by Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing," and set in 1955 amid the sexually charged hijinks of Whittney College, this rollicking, romantic comedy finds Coach . . . (more)

    Closed May 22, 2004

      Absence of a House
    Tells the story of a young couple, Henry and Hayley who find themselves in a new strange world after their car crashes on a dark icy road. This new work explores the . . . (more)

    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 June 23, 2002
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      Abundance
    "The fact that there are enough resources for everyone on this planet shows that the challenge is one of distribution, not production," claims Marty Pottenger. She has spent the . . . (more)

    Closed May 14, 2003

      The Accidental Activist
    Kathryn Blume, Co-founder of the Lysistrata Project, recounts the story of her astonishing inability to save the world. In a show that's part fact, part fantasy, part . . . (more)
    Queen's Company

    Closed Dec. 22, 2002

      Accomplice
    Rupert Holmes' "Accomplice" is a comic thriller that delves into the deeds of four characters coming to grips with greed, lust, jealousy and murder. (See details)

    Closed July 11, 2004

      The Action Against Sol Schumann
    Set in Brooklyn in 1985, THE ACTION AGAINST SOL SCHUMANN centers on Sol, an aging New York Jew and Holocaust survivor. Loved and admired by all, he's a warm-hearted pillar of his . . . (more)
    Hypothetical Theatre Company

    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 Aug. 26, 2001
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      The Adding Machine
    Ever dream of taking a blunt object to the boss's skull? Then, see Mobius Group's production of Elmer Rice's classic, THE ADDING MACHINE, which chronicles the life and death and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Adi Sankaracharya
    This Dance-Drama in the South Indian Classical dance form "Bharata Natyam," focuses on the life of the great saint from South India, from the time of his initiation into . . . (more)

    Closed July 27, 2003

      The Adjustment
    An ambitious political lobbyist finally takes some time for herself, turning to an orthodox Jewish chiropractor for an adjustment. Neither expects to have much of an impact on . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 13, 2003

      Adult Entertainment
    ADULT ENTERTAINMENT is about six members of the porn industry who, tired of working for others, decide to make their own film. Danny Aiello (Moonstruck, Do The Right . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 15, 2002

      The Adventures of Lover-Tron
    Saucy New Sketch Comedy from the East Village Threesome The Bad Astronauts. Written and Performed by Hannah Cabell, Simone Perrin and Gregory Pierce. (See details)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Africana-Americano
    Africana is born into an African village. She grows to love and appreciate her people's rituals, music and dances. She weds Americano, a tourist from U.S.A., and the two leave . . . (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 Sept. 14, 2002

      After the Storm
    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 Oct. 13, 2001

      

      After the Storm
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    The largest ammunition accident since Vietnam sparks this unusual coming-of-age saga: the true story of a young woman caught between the bureaucratic machine that aims to . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      After Wednesday
    Today is Tuesday. The Dewey High School Massacre will take place on Wednesday. If you're one of the Freaks, you'll be a suspect by Thursday . . . The Lake Inferior . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 29, 2009

      Agamemnon
    Historically, English adaptations of Aeschylus' "Agamemnon" have rendered its ancient Greek poetry into proven English poetic forms. The results have been often good and . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 27, 2008

      Alcohol
    Meet Jack. He's twenty-seven. He loves Maria, Hemingway novels and whiskey. And he just went to his first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. In this tragically beautiful one man . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Alice
    Victorian author Lewis Carroll and his child muse Alice Liddell meet for a bitter examination of the modern digital world. Developed from "The GOOD-EVIL Experiments," a project . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Alien Even Then
    Looking to get into something strange? The puzzle-like mind of Franz Kafka isn't a bad jumping off place. Prerecorded and live amplified text is put in opposition with . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      All American Boy
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    Takes a satiric look at the Boy Band phenomenon in America. A group of hot young men with limited talent take the ride of their lives to popstardom, until a well kept industry . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 20, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      All Hail The Great Serpent!
    A journey to the dark horizon of your mind ocean. SUBJUGATE YOURSELVES to the unholy whims of The Serpent King without whom we would not have the power of flight and to become . . . (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 March 14, 2003

      All Of My Stories Are True
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    Opened Feb. 23, 2004

      All Stories Are Fiction
    Performer/writer/monologist Mike Daisey will present ALL STORIES ARE FICTION, a series of brand new shows each and every week. Stories in ALL STORIES ARE FICTION range from . . . (more)

    Closed March 7, 2004

      All's Well That Ends Well (The Trials of Helena de Narbonne)
    Helena de Narbonne, a physician's daughter must heal the King of France of his fatal illness . . . or die trying. Life, death, rebirth, passion, sensuality with a . . . (more)
    Theater Ten Ten

    Closed May 25, 2003

      Almost Blue
    Set in a flophouse at the edge of the city, ALMOST BLUE tells the story of a man just released from prison, still haunted by his crime, who wants to lock himself away from . . . (more)
    Actors Playground

    Closed Sept. 15, 2002

      Almost Grown Up
    Aviva Jane Carlin, who was widely praised for her star turn in "Sitting Pretty" by Amy Rosenthal at Hypothetical Theatre Company in 2001, returns for one week only, September 9 . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Almost Obscene
    MAD Magazine Senior Editor, Joe Raiola wages war on the status quo. A comic rant against censorship, "decency," John Ashcroft and God Himself, not necessarily in that order. "He . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Along the Way
    On an N train deep beneath the city, six strangers explore the ups and downs of trying to be somebody in New York. Coincidentally, they all have relative pitch. Come along for . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 18, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      America 20XX
    In a Technicolor wasteland, America's last superheroes combat an evil computer virus, civic apathy, and snug, form-fitting bodysuits. Inspired equally by Captain America, Alexis . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 23, 2002

      The American Bar, and Celebrity
    a musical variety show about mystic vaudeville. A traveling clairvoyant show has hit a snag and must replace its star, a celebrity psychic. The show depicts the auditions and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      American Fabulous
    A flamboyant gay drifter crisscrosses the country, careening from white trash roots to the heights of '80s New York nightlife. "A full bodied cheer of survival, hope and humor . . . . . . (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, 2003
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      American Mouth: a Musical Black Comedy
    The big DJ at Sex100 gets a call from a guy who wants to blow up the mall.But bomb threats make for great radio. This cutting comedy keeps the hits coming and the sponsors happy. (See details)

    Closed July 7, 2002

      The American Revolution
    Kirk Wood Bromley's verse extravaganza follows George Washington on his quest to defeat the British Empire. He confronts Redcoats, Tories, Hessian mercenaries, mutinying . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed June 16, 2002

      The American Revolution
    Kirk Wood Bromley's verse extravaganza follows George Washington on his quest to defeat the British Empire. He confronts Redcoats, Tories, Hessian mercenaries, mutinying . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The American Revolution
    This hilarious, historical extravaganza tells the story of the American war for independence. With over 80 characters, it features General Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 23, 2003

      American Storage
    A desperate man moves into a storage unit with his dead mother's belongings. His brother and sister plead for him to come out as her death sends them reeling. The last brother, . . . (more)
    Broken Watch Theatre Company

    Closed Oct. 25, 2008

      Amor Cubano: In a bottle, a tube, and a small packet.
    Maceo Cabrera Estévez, born and raised in Brooklyn, debuted her multimedia theater performance, Amor Cubano: In a bottle, a tube and a small packet to a standing room only crowd . . . (more)

    Closed June 22, 2002
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      An Evening at the Starlite Motor Inn
    Adrianne Frost (The Daily Show, TNN's Lifegame) and Ben Hersey (TNN's Lifegame) invite you to hang with the locals at The Starlite Motor Inn on Rural Route 9. No drink minimum. . . . (more)

    Closed June 16, 2002

      An Order of Chaos
    In "An Order of Chaos," the audience orders the play. Freestyle Rep adds new meaning to "have it your way" with its newest production, which is set in a nice, upscale restaurant. . . . (more)
    Official site

    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 Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Anathemas
    This is the combination of different artistic expressions, pulled together with a ancestral language-religion. Anathemas goes beyond the rules and regulations that dictate . . . (more)

    Closed May 19, 2002

      ... and then you go on. An Anthology of the Works of Samuel Beckett
    In this one-man play, Bob Jaffe draws from 13 of Samuel Beckett's works, spanning 44 years, to portray a single composite Beckettian character — one who finds hope and connection . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      And You Gave Me Music
    Faced with a diagnosis of cancer, Maria, a successful corporate executive, does an unusual thing — she starts to sing. She gives voice to her pain, fear and love, finding the . . . (more)

    Closed May 2, 2009

      Angela's Mixtape
    New Georges (Susan Bernfield, Artistic Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Associate Director), the OBIE Award-winning downtown theater company founded in 1992, and Hip-Hop Theater . . . (more)
    New Georges

    Closed April 27, 2003

      The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine
    Premiered as an improvisational piece in 1987 by Theatre Columbus in Toronto, Canada. Still largely undiscovered by US audiences sixteen years later, The Anger in Ernest and . . . (more)

    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. 19, 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 Dec. 15, 2001

      

      Angry Jellow Bubbles
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    Eva Minemars Angry Jellow Bubbles is a theatre experience in which women use their own true-life experiences to perform their issues with being a woman through song, dance, . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 20, 2009

      Angry Young Women In Low-Rise Jeans With High-Class Issues
    To share its 2007 hit with a wider audience, Theater for the New City will reprise "Angry Young Women In Low-Rise Jeans With High-Class Issues," the raucous comedy written and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Angst:84
    An awesome Orwellian nightmare made up like a John Hughes movie, Angst:84 is a satiric look at one day in an ordinary high school, set in that gnarly, totally bogus year, . . . (more)

    Closed March 22, 2002

      Anna Weiss
    John Strasberg, award-winning, internationally known director and teacher and last living member of the original Strasberg family (of Actor's Studio fame), returns to New York to . . . (more)

    Closed July 11, 2004

      Another Life?
    A new musical with book, music and lyrics by Jeffrey Todd Fernandez about a future where the battle lines are drawn between religion and spiritual enlightenment. Utilizing . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 24, 2004

      Anticipating Heat
    When acclaimed young writer Heat Christiansen returns home to Denmark to write his second novel, his relationships with three women from his childhood — sisters Margrethe . . . (more)
    Studio 42

    Closed Oct. 27, 2002

      Antony & Cleopatra
    Director Rachel Macklin supplied the following: "For such a large show, Antony & Cleopatra tells a surprisingly intimate story about one mans struggle to separate loyalty . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Oct. 26, 2002

      Antony and Cleopatra
    Could your passion tear a world apart? The Queen's Company is proud to announce the rarely produced Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare in a Bollywood-inspired . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Jan. 31, 2002

      Anything Can Happen Theater
    Asian-American actors defy all paradigms and stereotypes while being completely un-PC. Share laughs and a drink with the cast afterwards. Presented by the Mellow Yellow . . . (more)

    Closed April 20, 2002

      Apocalypso!
    Where is your Blondie CD? What is post-millennial molecular re-sequencing? Who have you wronged? Settle up now, because the end of the world is approaching and all bets are . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      An Apology For the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening
    Last Fringe we brought The Lost Works of Samuel Beckett . . . Now the tragic and hilarious Doctor John Faustus, live and in the flesh. Let this riveting figure step . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 23, 2003

      Apparition: An Uneasy Tale of the Underknown
    A dark funhouse of deeply theatrical non-optimism. Here urban ghost stories alternate with bouts of fake Latin. The story of Macbeth is told and retold; while waiting to go . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 13, 2010

      Apple Triptych
    Company XIV, a Black Book Magazine ‘Icon Of The Future’, proudly presents an Apple Triptych featuring the World Premiere of their family holiday show Snow White, a revival of . . . (more)
    Company XIV

    Closed July 19, 2009

      Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe
    The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents ARCHBISHOP SUPREME TARTUFFE BY ALFRED PREISSER & RANDY WEINER DIRECTED BY ALFRED PREISSER Featuring two-time Tony Award nominee . . . (more)
    Classical Theater of Harlem

    Closed Dec. 15, 2001

      Are You Dave Gorman?
    One night in the late spring of the new millennium, Dave Gorman was sitting in a London pub with his flatmate, Danny Wallace. Tequila was involved. During the . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 20, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Ariel View
    A violent and intellectual collage of texts by and about Sylvia Plath that questions why we idolize, pity, and use her life and work for our own purposes. A scathing and humorous . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 2, 2009

      Art of Memory
    Weaving together original text, movement, and music, Art of Memory’s four librarians create elaborate scenarios that explore history and illusion from a feminine perspective. . . . (more)
    Company SoGoNo

    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 Nov. 26, 2002

      As I Lay Dying ... in Times Square
    For the first time in New York history, William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying makes its stage premiere as Chashama and Basement Flat productions transform a Times Square store-front . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Sept. 30, 2001
    (The Random Festival)

      As Seen on TV
    Unmasks the myth of the American attention span (in 55 minutes or less), which assumes that live theater is too long to be as enjoyable as its mass-media and TV counterparts. . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 23, 2008

      As We Speak
    "This is not the time to question authority. You are either with America, or you are not." In a post-9/11, post-Katrina world full of the politics of fear and doctrines of . . . (more)
    (re:) DirectionsTheatre Company

    Closed May 10, 2009

      As You LIke It
    Frog & Peach Theatre Company (now in its fourteenth season), will present William Shakespeare’s comedy"AS YOU LIKE IT," directed by Lynnea Benson, and featuring Emmy . . . (more)
    Frog and Peach Theatre Company

    Closed May 4, 2003

      As You Like It
    First presented in a parking lot on the Lower East Side, this fast-paced physical tour-de-force captures the raw energy and beautiful simplicity of one of Shakespeare's most . . . (more)

    Closed July 28, 2002

      As You Like It
    One of Shakespeares greatest romantic comedies follows the journey of the banished princess, Rosalind (played by Cynthia Hartzell), as she tries to reunite with her unjustly . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 21, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Ascension
    It's 1850 on a plantation in Alabama and Ruth desperately loves her Jacob as they dream of a wedding. A rape. A secret. A birth. A mystery. A murder. Sweeping tale of obsession, . . . (more)
    Official site

    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 Jan. 26, 2002

      Asian Sings the Blues
    An award-winning festival favorite that features Filipino funnyman Fiely A. Matias as a campy, self-adoring lounge diva attempting to survive his own ill-conceived evening of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Asian Sings the Blues
    Critically-acclaimed, award-winning, SRO hit spoof of cabaret acts featuring Fiely Matias as a campy, self-centered singing male diva. Best Male Performer' and Best . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Asians Misbehavin'
    A hilarious and thought-provoking collection of performance pieces on the edge and beyond, written and performed by a cast of angry Asian-American underachievers from . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Asians Misbehavin' in 2002
    Standup, sketch, and spoken word, written and performed by a company of angry Asian-American underachievers from Philadelphia. Come see the all-new 2002 edition of our show-we . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 15, 2002

      Ass of Satan
    Ass of Satan — Emceed by Steve Bird, character comedian/raconteur/bee-atch. Is Steve just a poser with nothing to say? A neer-do-well futilely attempting to turn his vanity . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed July 20, 2001

      Ass of Satan
    Imagine a party attended by Richard Simmons, June Cleaver, Williams S. Burroughs, Martha Stewart, Puffy and Santa Claus. Therein lies the subtext of Ass of Satan. Emcee Steve . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Assorted States and Clean Living
    Out-of-the-ordinary sketch and improvisation that challenges the parameters of the norm. Combining elements of alternate theatre, such as abstract physical work and . . . (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 Nov. 18, 2001

      The Asthma Conspiracy
    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 April 24, 2003

      Astro-Discrimination!
    Astrologer and comedian Harry Listig asks mankind to leave behind ethnic, racial and gender stereotypes in favor of mining laughter from the universal personality types known to . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 26, 2003

      At a Plank Bridge
    A drama by Malaysian playwright KANNAN MENNON about one of World War II?s little-known atrocities: the thousands of Asians who were forced by the Japanese to build the ?Death . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      At Home With The Nixons!
    When Antonin Artaud visits Suburbia, will spiritual Rabies consume him? Will Father, Mother and Son perish in the scorching blasphemies of his vision? When, you're "At Home With . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 28, 2008

      Atomic City
    Living surrounded by secrets is a weird existence. Ask any resident of Oak Ridge, TN, the city established in the early 1940s as a base for the Manhattan Project. The parents . . . (more)

    Closed May 11, 2002

      Attempts on Her Life
    Martin Crimp's haunting play about the collapse of identity and geography in the world in which we live now. In the play, a woman named Annie is so shrouded in mystery that . . . (more)

    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 Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Authorities
    Flergh and "Glargh" mean nothing to you, but what if they verbally destroyed an entire race of people? Is the future a world of contracts and constant surveillance? What if you . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 24, 2010

      Auto Da Fe
    A New Play by Masataka Matsuda Directed by Josh Fox English translation by Kameron Steele & Shigeki Morii How often does your world turn upside down? One of New York's most . . . (more)
    International WOW Company

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      The Autumn-Makers
    Assorted body parts. A painters' strike. This year the humans will paint. Watch out Harry Potter. The Perverse Theatrical Initiative brings you THE AUTUMN-MAKERS, a comedy . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 28, 2001

      The Avenue A Conspiracy
    The Avenue A Conspiracy for the last 8 years (in between stints in rehab and jail) has presented a spectacularly unprincipled melange of comedy, music and performance art in . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 30, 2001

      The Avenue A Conspiracy
    The Avenue A Conspiracy for the last 8 years (in between stints in rehab and jail) has presented a spectacularly unprincipled melange of comedy, music and performance art in . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 26, 2001

      Avenue A Conspiracy / Back to the Brothel
    Featuring David Leopold & guests. The Avenue A Conspiracy, for the last 8 years (in between stints in rehab and jail), has presented a spectacularly unprincipled, messy slew . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 25, 2002

      The Avenue A Conspiracy: Laid Up in the Brothel
    The Avenue A Conspiracy for the last 8 years (in between stints in rehab and jail) has presented a spectacularly unprincipled melange of comedy, music and performance art in . . . (more)

    Closed April 20, 2002

      Axis Company: Shorter Works (Cycle Two)
    The Axis Company's second annual series of fully produced short plays and videos by emerging directors. There is no overall theme for the evenings. The pieces presented have been . . . (more)

    Closed March 30, 2002

      Axis Company: Shorter Works (Cycle One)
    The Axis Company's second annual series of fully produced short plays and videos by emerging directors. There is no overall theme for the evenings. The pieces presented have been . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 12, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    A BEAUTIFUL SCENE is a MONTHLY TALK/VARIETY SHOW that celebrates the best writers, comics, performance artists and musicians working and living in downtown Manhattans Lower . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 14, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    A BEAUTIFUL SCENE is a MONTHLY TALK/VARIETY SHOW that celebrates the best writers, comics, performance artists and musicians working and living in downtown Manhattans Lower . . . (more)

    Closed July 13, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, and audience participation. Think "The Dinah Shore Show" meets . . . (more)

    Closed June 21, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, and audience participation. Think "The Dinah Shore Show" meets . . . (more)

    Closed April 12, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, animation and audience participation. Think Playboy After . . . (more)

    Closed March 23, 2002

      A Beautiful Scene, with Girlbomb & Friends
    Comic and gal about town Girlbomb hosts this monthly salon of performance, music, written/spoken word, comedy, animation and audience participation. Think Playboy After . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 3, 2010

      A British Subject
    At the age of 18, Mirza Tahir Hussain, a British subject, arrived in Pakistan. 24 hours later a taxi driver was dead and Tahir was tried for his murder. Condemned to hang in the . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 2, 2001

      A Celebration of Life, Laughter and Freedom
    A benefit for the families of firefighters and police who died in the World Trade Center tragedy. Three theaters, the Kraine, Red Room and St. Marks, host artistry and . . . (more)

    Closed March 24, 2002

      A Crack in the Ground
    A new full-length drama by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, A Crack In the Ground depicts the story of a young man released from a mental hospital returning to his birth place to piece . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      An evening with Burton & Russell
    Divas, Disney, . . . and Dick! Burton & Russell skewer the theatre in a hilarious evening of twisted plays and sketches. From the seedy, sometimes sticky stage of an all male . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      An Evening With Harburg Harrisbrandt
    Harburg, an exceptional singer-songwriter afflicted with Attention Deficit Disorder, attempts to perform his set of soothing songs. Constant distraction, a missing set list, . . . (more)

    Closed March 6, 2004

      A Fairy Tale Festival
    Six Figures Theatre Company presents A Fairy Tale Festival, part of the ongoing Alice Pike Barney Program for women directors. The tales are: A Suit to Please the Lord by . . . (more)
    Six Figures

    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 Sept. 21, 2008

      A Grave for Sister Agatha
    This world-premiere of a new play by Robert Crafford uses the bar play genre to introduce some raucous and raunchy patrons who use wit like a round-house punch. But the bar is a . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      A La Mode
    Hard-to-Get serves up an all-American apple pie 'a la mode,' packed with apple lore, songs and images, spiced with subversion. Warning: May be harder to swallow than Grandma's. (See details)

    Closed Dec. 22, 2002

      A Late Supper
    A Late Supper revolves around two sisters, Diane and Debbie who have chosen markedly different life paths. As the play opens, Diane is excitedly preparing dinner in . . . (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 Aug. 24, 2003
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      A Life in Her Day
    Unconventional and outrageously funny, this day in a life becomes a self-made nightmare. An original amalgam of Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin, this quirky and whimsical . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      A Little Piece of the Sun
    A theatrical documentary juxtaposing the story of the Chernobyl disaster with the life of Andrei Chikatilo, the Soviet serial killer who murdered 21 women, 21 girls, and 11 . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 10, 2002

      A Magic Place in a New Time
    Set in the early 1950s, A MAGIC PLACE IN A NEW TIME tells the story of lonely schoolteacher Amy Baumeister. After enduring a personal scandal in Milwaukee, Amy (with her . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 30, 2001

      A Mammal's Notebook - The Erik Satie Cabaret
    Cabaret theater based on the life and work of Erik Satie (1866-1925), directed by John Bell, performed by Great Small Works, featuring pianist Margaret Leng Tan. The Erik Satie . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      A Message In Our Music
    What happens when a rapper blessed with the gift of spoken word has to make a decision based on his art, love and his destiny. Follow MC Manifest one of America's hottest . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 3, 2010

      A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Winter? Emphatically, yes. In Director Katherine M. Carter’s energetic new staging of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy, follow four . . . (more)
    The Queen's Players

    Closed Dec. 13, 2009

      A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Shakespeare's comic tale of star-crossed lovers, strolling players and magical beings is lovingly re-imagined in an all-new interpretation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, set in . . . (more)

    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 May 23, 2003

      A Midsummer Night's Dream
    In its work with Shakespeare, New Perspectives Theatre Company combines a thorough analysis of the text with a study of source material and historical information to create a . . . (more)
    New Perspectives Theatre Co.

    Closed Dec. 29, 2002
    (N.J. Shakespeare Festival)

      A Midwinter Night's Dream
    For the first time on a professional stage, the delightful madness of Midsummer is transformed into a whirl of wintry revels and a wonderland of snow and ice. Set in a mystical . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 21, 2002

      A Naked Date
    Touches on the perils of being young, single, and perplexed by the insane dating rituals of our country's largest city — Manhattan. Morgan, like the most of us, came to the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 11, 2003

      A Night of 50 Tits
    For our last Fifty Tits show we had a stellar turn out. Men who thought they'd encounter a titty show met female comics, all in one room, and laughed their butts off at the same . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      A Night of Shitty Theatre
    Scared of picking a show to see? Worried you'll wind up sitting through crap? Hey, Pal, set your mind at ease. We're staging embarrassingly awful pieces and giving you permission . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      An Obscure Week During the Coming of Age of Tom Noise
    An Obscure Week During the Coming of Age of Tom Noise drops Tom into this next chapter's public foray in reality and confrontation with himself and love's experiential value. . . . (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 Aug. 26, 2001
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      A Piece of My Heart
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    These are the true-life stories of six women who served in the Vietnam War as nurses, officers and USO entertainers. This powerful, award winning drama portrays each woman . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 23, 2008
    (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2008)

      A Puppet Music Thing
    Curated by Alissa Hunnicutt What happens when naughty, edgy, silly, experimental puppetry procreates with musical theatre? A strange, wild and wonderful demon baby that can . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 15, 2002

      A Queer Carol
    It's "homo for the holidays" as SourceWorks Theatre announces its revival of "A QUEER CAROL," the critically acclaimed play by JOE GODFREY that resets the Dickens holiday . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 21, 2001

      A Queer Carol
    This contemporary spin on the timeless holiday tale casts the famous characters in a new light. Ebenezer "Ben" Scrooge is a wealthy and prominent interior designer who . . . (more)

    Closed June 28, 2003

      A Rehearsal at Versailles
    Who knew that post-modernism existed in the 17th century? Get set for the earliest known self-parodying comedy, A Rehearsal at Versailles, by the famous French playwright, . . . (more)
    Random Arts

    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 Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      A Slant of Sun
    When her son is diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Beth begins the journey to help him find his way into the world. Her story of determination and strength is a . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 10, 2004

      A Slight Ache
    Harold Pinter's A Slight Ache originally surfaced to great acclaim in 1960 in a production the NY World Telegram and Sun cited as "the most unusual play Off-Broadway." . . . (more)
    Cellar Door Theater Company

    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 Nov. 23, 2002

      A Soldier's Death
    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)

    Opened Aug. 7, 2003

      A Stoop on Orchard Street
    Inspired by a visit to The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Jay Kholos' A Stoop On Orchard Street is a new musical that brings to life the colorful and often trying world that . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 2, 2003

      A Street Corner Pierrot
    A performance piece by Terrell Robinson portraying a once-successful and accomplished dancer who wanders the streets of New York missing the years of a life once lived, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      A Taste of Heaven
    Based on the diaries of F. S. Ryman (c.1885), this drama follows two young gay men through college and into traditional married life, while forging an intimate relationship in . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      A Touch of Rigor Mortis
    The delightful tale of three young men hired to take shifts watching over the embalmed corpse of a millionaire's wife. (2hrs) (See details)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      A Touch of the Poe
    The London Independent called Kevin Mitchell Martin's portrayal of Edgar Allan Poe "heart wrenching". Liz Smith called this one-man show "a fascinating Off-Broadway event." A . . . (more)

    Opened Jan. 20, 2005

      A Touch of Vegas
    Robert Ogden and San Remo Productions present the long-awaited return of A TOUCH OF VEGAS, a glitzy Vegas-styled lounge act featuring the fantastically earnest Trent and Trudy . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      A Very Special Sketch Show
    Remember the "Very Special Episodes" of '80s sitcoms? Relive the Nancy Reagan era with four original sketches that tackle the tough issues. A Time Out NY Critics Pick for . . . (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. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      A Yellow Butterfly Called Sphinx
    Marie-Laure is being seduced by one of her students, but she doesn't know which one. A sleeper hit of the French festival circuit makes its American premiere: a mystery about . . . (more)



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