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    Complete archive, 1999-present

    2008-2009 reviews:
  • Anaïs Nin Goes To Hell
  • 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 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 June 27, 2004

    As the sixth and final production of its 2003/2004 Season, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will present the World . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      FACE [Every Good Boy Does Fine]
    FACE — A rebellious mix of live music and unscripted theatre. Together onstage the band and actors create a uniquely fascinating synergy. The cast twists the narrative in new . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003

    Jeromy, a young man whose life is becoming more like the circus he inherited, struggles with the impending dementia of his grandparents and his relationships with the local . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Fairy Tale
    Horny, cursing dwarves, an alcoholic princess, a not so charming prince, and a cast of other dysfunctional characters. The "Real" story of Cinderella and Snow-White. Total mayhem . . . (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 Aug. 26, 2001

      Fairy Tale Odyssey
    In this magnificent journey through classic fairy tales, we visit Little Red Riding Hood, Frog Prince, Pied Piper, and other memorable characters. Children and adults are . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Fairytales of the Absurd
    From our Ionesco Festival: Tales for Children, "Pop-art panache," (the Village Voice) and Hard Boiled Egg. New: One Head Too Many. Ionesco's bizarre, amusing stories, and a . . . (more)

    Closed April 21, 2002

      The Faith Healer
    William Vaughn Moody's 1909 play about a wanderer who possesses mystical healing powers and the chaos he causes to the community he visits. (See details)

    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 Oct. 13, 2004

      The Fallen 9/11
    The Fallen 9/11 deals with the tragedy of September 11th through the experiences of an injured Manhattan attorney and a veteran New York City firefighter. Amidst the chaos of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003

      Fallen Patriots
    A runaway slave joins the Union Army to reclaim his lost love. A school teacher eagerly anticipates his M.A.S.H. assignment in 1945 France. An ex-factory worker arrives . . . (more)

    Closed April 25, 2002

      Falling Man and Other Monologues
    An evening of solo pieces by WILL SCHEFFER ("In The Gloaming") exploring gay love and sexuality. Utilizing an amalgam of the comic and the serious, "FALLING MAN AND OTHER . . . (more)

    Closed April 25, 2004

      Fame, What's Her Name?
    An evening of one-acts exploring class, power and of courseFAME. Among the selected plays included are: The Tiger, by Saki. Set in the 1930s, Mrs. Packletide, a socialite . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001

      Family Portrait
    From a long table a manipulative yet benevolent father eats voraciously meanwhile his siamese twins daughter tries to find a response to decisions that we all must make sooner . . . (more)

    Closed April 6, 2002


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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 Oct. 5, 2008
    (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2008)

      The Fancy Boys Follies
    Book & Lyrics by David Pevsner Music by Michael Skloff, Jamie Forsyth, Michael Orland, Mark Hummel, Chris Lavely & David Pevsner Featuring Jim J. Bullock (“Too Close For . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Fancy Guts & Ghosts
    This absurdist two-woman show from Seattle, set in and around an inflatable pool filled with packing peanuts, explores the themes of birth, death, and friendship and the rituals . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 30, 2001
    (N.J. Shakespeare Festival)

      The Fantasticks
    New Jersey Shakespeare Festival's 2001 Season concludes with THE FANTASTICKS, the charming and intimate classic of the musical stage by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Directed by . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001

      The Fantasy Plays
    5 short plays: Sucker Punch, Fucked are the Meek, The Pilkington Princess, Pinch, & Perfect, 5 directors and 15 characters explore the oft twisted, violent, and abusive sex . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 16, 2003

    A contemporary adaptation of George Orwell's political satire, "AnimalFarm." It premiered August 8, 2003 in celebration of the centennial of Orwell's birth at Civita di . . . (more)

    Closed June 20, 2004

      The Fastest Woman Alive
    Based on the amazing and true story of Jackie Cochran (1914 -1980), the little-known aviator who holds more flight records than any other human being in history. This . . . (more)
    Praxis Theatre Project

    Closed March 9, 2003

      Fate Would Have It
    An unexpected cross-country phone call leads to a most unusual meeting between a young enigmatic woman and the assumed friend of her drug-addled lover . . . in this New Play by . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 19, 2009

      Fault Lines
    A new play by Rebecca Louise Miller inspired by the infamous Polly Klaas kidnapping that rocked the United States in the 1990s. FAULT LINES " which was a semi-finalist at . . . (more)
    Invisible City Theater Company

    Closed Dec. 8, 2002

      Faulty Logic
    After a resounding success last Spring, the Faulty Logic comedy ensemble is scheduled to return with an all-new collection of original scenes, songs and social . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 11, 2002

      Faulty Logic
    Erin Keating, Caitlin McClure and Esther Silberstein invite you to explore the shaky state of the human condition in FAULTY LOGIC, our upcoming comedy variety revue. Together . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001

    Fire Your Senses, Water your Vices, Air your Soul, Rule your Earth, in Lunch Production's (new) interactive cinematic House musical experience. Join your elemental escorts down . . . (more)

    Closed April 26, 2003

      The Feast of the Goat (La Fiesta del Chivo)
    Mario Vargas-Llosa's story of General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, "The Goat" himself, who subdued the Dominican Republic in a cruel dictatorship from 1930 — 1961. The story . . . (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. 24, 2003

      The Feldman Dynamic
    "So have you come up with a synopsis yet?" "No." "Brian, you're thinking too hard on this." "No, it's just that this synopsis is really important. It's going to last longer than . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 15, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

    Something's wrong with Jesse Metcalfe. His wife and kids know it — even the family ghosts know it. But they don't know how to get him up off the kitchen floor . . . and why his . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 8, 2003

      Femme de la Femme
    The most notorious women on the Lower East Side are gathering for a night of serious funny at Femme de la Femme, presented by Collective:Unconscious. Not just another . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003

    Does who you love change who you are? The incredible adventure of a married mother spinning out of a closet she didn't know she was in — becoming part of a world she didn't . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 25, 2001

    "Ferdydurke" is based on the underground classic novel of the same name by Witold Gombrowicz, a famous dissident novelist and playwright whose works were long-banned . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001

    Fever, based on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, is set in the turbulence of the late 1960's East Village. A young idealist's rage drives him to radical deeds. The NYPD is hot . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Fever Pitch
    Ride the twisted logic of PR goons Sedatem and Hyde as public policy, Good and Evil, and the ukelele explode in a cartoon-like world of public relations and corporate . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001


      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 July 18, 2009

      Fight Girl Battle World
    Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, now in its 8th season, will remount their award-winning production of the sci-fi adventure, "FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD," created by co-artistic . . . (more)
    Vampire Cowboys

    Closed Nov. 30, 2008
    (Made in Poland)

      The Files
    THE FILES is based on actual Secret Police reports on the theater’s activity written during the period from 1975 to 1983 (reports that by definition also covered the actors’ . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 13, 2009

      Filthy Lucre: A Burlesque Christmas Carol
    Pinchbottom Burlesque announced the first round of guest stars for the holiday extravaganza FILTHY LUCRE: A Burlesque Christmas Carol, which will run from December 2-13 at . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003

      Final Countdown
    A Balkanesque comic tragedy about balloons, children and deviant parents. Zozo, a homeless Romanian, confronts her weird past as the daughter of a professional mourner and an . . . (more)

    Closed May 30, 2004

      Finnegan's Wake
    A new work for the theatre created from the classic modernist novel by James Joyce. Joyce's novel has been praised as both a "comprehensive summa of twentieth- century . . . (more)
    Medicine Show Theatre

    Closed Dec. 9, 2001

    A new take on Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker." FIRECRACKER is a story about Tiny and Junior, twin sister and brother with a Chinese mother and a Jewish father in . . . (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 May 8, 2004

      First You're Born
    Meet Lis (Ventouras) and Tis (Goethals), twin sisters who've never been away from home. Meet pessimistic Axel (Arend) — who fears he is slowly disappearing — and his . . . (more)
    Studio 42

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Five Frozen Embryos + The Sleepers
    Singularity offers 2 new one acts by 2 of NYC's hottest playwrights. Five Frozen Embryos is David Greenspan's biting, witty take on fertility & body politics. In The Sleepers, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001

      Flaminco Twist
    From TEBA's controversial Creative Writing Circle, a bilingual collective work that breaks the stereotype of the Latino image and faces the new Latino blood. A surrealistic new . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 3, 2002


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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


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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 Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Flight Triptych
    A piece of magic and poetry. The creature begins in the water and climbs onto earth, and finally moves to flight. Female and beast. This is a solo piece made in Canada and . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 29, 2002

      The Flotilla DeBarge Chanukah-Kwanzaa-Christmas Spectacular
    Drag supa-star Flotilla DeBarge returns to Fez with her full-length, fully denominational holiday extravaganza. The dark n' lovely diva gives a holiday slant to her melange . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 22, 2004

      The Flu Season
    THE FLU SEASON tries to be an authentic love story, in spite of certain impossibilities. It moves forward in fits and starts, looking back, looking sideways, deriving a flailing . . . (more)
    Rude Mechanicals

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

    Jack's an actor; Olivia's a playwright. They're better at kissing than communicating! Can they learn the language of love? Watch as they perform classic scenes: "first . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

    Flux is the state we live in, crazy, modern, confusing, twisted and jarring. Tony Dunham's look at a one-night stand between a man and a woman turns into a psychological . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 30, 2008

      The Footage
    THE FOOTAGE exposes the dark underbelly of the YouTube generation and the insidious encroachment of online behavior in our everyday lives. This multi-media story roves between . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 23, 2008

      For Flow
    25 to Life Productions, LLC will present "For Flow," a hip-hop Vladimir-and-Estragon play, at Theater for the New City from November 6 to 23. This new play by Kesav M. Wable . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

    Bradley comes home and finds a present on his sofa. The gift? A big poo. What does he do? Or perhaps, what did he do? Inspired by a true story, this new whodunit comedy explores . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003

      For the Love of Tiffany
    Stephanie's life seemed pretty ho-hum, until it began to resemble the lives of her beloved heroines from Women's Television. All of the trash, tragedy and triumph of a Lifetime . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Forteez Bluntz Chickenhedz 'N' Uva Necessateez
    Forteez Bluntz Chickenhedz 'N' Uva Necessateez (a hiphoptic tragedy) explores the hopes and passions of two homeless poets — a father and son — reflecting on their lives and the . . . (more)
    Official site

    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 March 1, 2003

      Four Play
    Four plays, two directors, one ensemble. A night of battle and intimacy. Four Play is an evening of four one-acts: two by published writers: Harold Pinter's The Lover and . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Four Quarters
    Playing with yourself has never been so good! A play in which two adults discover a love for their inner halves while searching for their other halves. Four Quarters. Come with . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

    Caught in the pages of her final issue, nineteen-year-old math whiz and comic book buff Veronika Pharaohnessa gives a sweaty recount of the characters and experiences that have . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Fragile Deliveries
    The story of a disillusioned woman, who has a chance meeting with a handsome, provocative stranger. With his attention she rediscovers herself, but also uncovers his hidden . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001

      Fragments of Henry VI and Richard III
    "Fragments of Henry VI and Richard III" by William Shakespeare, directed by Andrei Serban. Evil, endemic in the time and space of history, manifests itself on the . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 30, 2001

      Francais Comme en Anglais, It's Easy to Criticize
    The creation of a collective of artists who come from the two Canadian metropolises: anglophone Toronto and francophone Montreal. The fluid process of translation and . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 16, 2005

    The Flying Machine will apply its signature performance style — a unique blend of storytelling that combines music, movement and novel stage designs — to Mary . . . (more)

    Closed May 25, 2003

      Free-Associated Press
    Bring In Da News, Bring In Da Brecht Imagine if groundbreaking German poet and dramatist Bertolt Brecht had an influence over the way our news is presented. . . . (more)
    Freestyle Rep

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003

      Freedom of Speech
    "Stunningly Virtuosic" -LA TIMES. "Wildly funny, genuinely poignant" -Drama-Logue. Journey 317,000 miles through America in an ambulance with South Park's Eliza Jane . . . (more)

    Closed March 1, 2009

      Fresh Kills
    Set in the heart of blue-collar Staten Island, Eddie is unhappy and restless but his wife is too concerned about the new kitchen cabinets to notice. When Eddie meets mop-top . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 2, 2004

      Fringical!: A Fringical!!
    August in New York City can only mean one thing: The New York International Fringe Festival. This new musical tongue-in-cheek romp centered around the famed festival has . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 26, 2003

      The Frog Prince
    The whole family will love David Mamets take on The Frog Prince?a classic fairy tale of a prince who is transmogrified by a witch (earth mother meets Agnes Moorehead) into a . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001

      From a Distance
    Slovakia's independent Stoka Theatre presents in From a Distance the yearnings and pains of a society where freedom has never been a given. The play's two actors find solace in . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      From Table Mountain to Teluk Intan
    Alia escapes apartheid-South Africa for a new life in Australia. Love then takes her to Malaysia where she faces a new equation of race, religion and disability. Based on a true . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      From the Inside, Out
    Smoking. Drinking. Cutting. How do you cope? A patchwork of true stories delve into what it really means to be a self-injurer. Tying it together? One young woman, sitting in an . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 22, 2003

      From the Top
    A contemporary comedy of manners about the things we keep from the people we love. In FROM THE TOP, however, it is not just the story but how it is presented — the play tells . . . (more)

    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 Aug. 26, 2001


      Fuck You or Dead Pee-holes
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    The White Trash Hamsters invite you to take your seat amongst middle American teens at their most vulnerable hour. After a classroom is held hostage by three villains, hilarity . . . (more)

    Closed April 28, 2002

      The Fugitive Girls
    A dark, wild action comedy adapted from one of the last works of notorious cult director Edward D. Wood. Jr.. Ed Woods obscure sexploitation cult favorite presents four . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 20, 2002

      Full Frontal Julie
    FULL FRONTAL JULIE brings you the private parts of comedy in all of its exposed, well-hung truth. Experience the Other Sister of comedy with original music, video shorts . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 2, 2002

      Full Frontal Julie
    FULL FRONTAL JULIE brings you the private parts of comedy in all of its exposed, well-hung truth. Experience the Other Sister of comedy with original music, video shorts . . . (more)

    Closed June 26, 2002

      Full Frontal Julie
    FULL FRONTAL JULIE brings you the private parts of comedy in all of its exposed, well-hung truth. Experience the Other Sister of comedy with original music, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed May 22, 2002

      Full Frontal Julie
    FULL FRONTAL JULIE brings you the private parts of comedy in all of its exposed, well-hung truth. Experience the Other Sister of comedy with original music, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 24, 2002

    Explores the public hunger for spiritual affirmation and the manipulation of that hunger by the media, mystics, entertainers, con artists and zealots. Using the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 15, 2009

      The Funeralogues
    MC Squared Productions will present a return engagement of THE FUNERALOGUES, a site-specific look at eulogies and the people who deliver them. Conceived and performed by Stacy . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 13, 2008

      The Funeralogues
    MC Squared Productions presents the New York premiere of THE FUNERALOGUES, a site-specific look at eulogies and the people who deliver them. Conceived and performed by Stacy . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 28, 2001
    (The Random Festival)

      The Funniest Ever John Topping Show
    This LA transplant hits NY with its first taste of the lewd and demented mind of John Topping. Pas shows have included: "The Whistling Man," "Familiar Lyrics to . . . (more)

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