Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016

    When:
    July 16, 2016 – August 7, 2016 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2016-07-16T00:00:00-04:00
    2016-08-08T00:00:00-04:00

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    Midtown International Theatre Festival

    July 16 – August 7, 2016

    ALL PERFORMANCES ARE AT:
    The WorkShop Theater’s Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters
    312 W 36th Street, New York City

     

    A CHRONIC LINE written, directed, and performed by Adrian Miranda. Physical Therapist Adrian Miranda brings us A CHRONIC LINE: Theatre RX: Music & Medicine. (Solo Musical)

    Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 7:00pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    ACUTE…GIRL written and performed by Julia Sun, directed by Christine Renee Miller. How much bullsh*t can a girl put up with just to have nice things to wear? Come and listen to her stories told in a heartbreakingly hilarious way: between amateur modeling gigs and mail-in beauty pageant, what could possibly go wrong? (Comedy; Solo Show)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 7:15pm; Sat 7/23, 7:00pm; Sun 7/24, 6:00pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    ALTHEA, SHE WENT TO HELL by John Barrow, directed by Cecelia Riddett; starring Deborah Mahaney, Craig Myers, Sean C. Turner, Maryam Benganga, Kelly Taylor*, JoAnn Cunningham*, David Wirth*, and Mark Speyer. The Rev. “Boy” Boykin, Jr. is in trouble. His megachurch and his television ministry are losing money. His wife Althea is fed up and wants out. Death arrives one day to claim Boy and then all hell breaks loose! (Comedy) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/28, 6:00pm; Sat 7/30, 2:45pm

    Running Time: 85 minutes.

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    BEHIND THE MASK by Annie Pulsipher, directed by John Moriarty; starring Tory Berner, Nick Sacks, and Ethan Davis Butler. Gary belongs to an ancient society of masked murders dedicated to protecting “wholesome family values” i.e. killing teenagers who dare to explore their sexual urges. However, when Gary botches a routine “meet and spook” and reveals his unfortunately handsome face to his victim he finds himself face to face with Becky, a sexually liberated teenage girl not willing to let the patriarchy force her knees shut. A sex-positive farce deconstructing the gory camp and regressive morality of 80s slasher films! (Farce)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/21, 8:30pm; Sat 7/23, 3:15pm

    Running Time: 40 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    BETWEEN MEN by Dennis Porter, directed by Hannah Wolff; starring Fleur Alys Dobbins*, Galway McCullough*, and John Noel. A female academic charged with sexual harassment on campus discovers the dark fissures in her relationships with men. (Drama) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 9:00pm; Fri 7/29, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 1:30pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    BORN FAT by Jacques Lamarre, directed by Steven Raider-Ginsburg; starring April Woodall*. Our national obesity epidemic and body image issues are examined by Elizabeth who takes you on a hilarious and heart-breaking roller-coaster ride from fat to thin to fat and back again. (Solo Show) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 6:00pm; Fri 7/22, 8:15pm; Sun 7/24, 1:00pm

    Running Time: 70 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE by Mary Elizabeth McDonnell, directed by Joel Timothy Kirk; starring Rebecca Knowles, Erica Pappas, Emily Brewster, and Luke Doyle. Murder. Mayhem. Macaroons. These are just a few of the desserts the farcical Customer Service has to offer. (Dark Comedy)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 7:00pm; Sat 7/30, 7:00pm; Sun 7/31, 4:30pm

    Running Time: 35 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    DIVAHOLIC written and performed by Heather Siebert, directed by J. Andrew McNeal. Some people are addicted to drugs. She’s addicted to DIVAS. A one-woman show about diva worship, shattered illusions, self-discovery and reclaiming one’s life. (Solo Show)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 7:45pm; Sat 8/06, 7:00pm; Sun 8/07, 3:30pm

    Running Time: 30 minutes.

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    DROUGHT written by MJ Glazier in collaboration with Rachel Pasculli, Omar Gallardo, Daniel Ramirez, Sharmaine DeLuna, Hoshimi Ames and Nancy Garcia-Camarena. Directed by MJ Glazier; starring Jose Navarrette, MJ Glazier, Rachel Pasculli, Omar Gallardo, Hoshimi Ames, Daniel Ramirez, Sharmaine DeLuna, and Nancy Garcia-Camarena. From California’s Salinas Valley to New York City, this multicultural collaborative reclaims the water commons through dance, mask, and montage. (Movement/Mask)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 8:45pm; Wed 8/03, 9:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 9:15pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes.

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    EITHER/OR by Dayle Ann Hunt, directed by Rachel Flynn; starring Mimi Bessette*, Courtney Bess*, Ken Perlstein*, Kathleen Clancy*, and Joseph Rose*. On the occasion of her 40th birthday, will Deni Rutland find the courage to finally break free of her past and escape her dysfunctional family, or will the twisted ties that bind pull her under even further? (Dramedy) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 6:15pm; Sun 7/24, 6:30pm

    Running Time: 70 minutes.

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    ELLEN AND TROY AND ELOISE by Warren Paul Glover, directed by Laurie Rae Waugh; starring Beth Newbery, Lily Marceau, and Joshua Rugiano. If you love someone, set them free. Really? But first meet her mother! (Light hearted Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 8:45pm; Fri 7/22, 7:00pm; Sun 7/24, 2:45pm

    Running Time: 30 minutes.

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE music by Fernanda Douglas, book and lyrics by Danielle Smith, directed by Emi Lirman, music director Sofia Geck; starring Patrick Brady, Gabby Bullard, Maria Diez, Skylar Gottlieb, Robert Poole, and Zachary Small. Before there was One Direction…Before there was NSYNC…Before there was the Beatles…There was From Russia, With Love—the first boy band to nearly start a nuclear war. (Musical Comedy)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 8:00pm; Sun 7/24, 5:15pm

    Running Time: 30 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    FURNITURE: THE MUSICAL by Natalie Lifson, composer Jeffrey Schmelkin, directed by Sean O’Shea, musical director Dan Narvaez; starring J. Scot Cahoon, Ryan Hudzik, Samantha Kahn, Adrian Rifat, Gabriel Elizabeth Kadlan, Juan Drigo Ricafort, Megan Koumis, Dustin Schlairet, Blaize Emily Hall, Michael Schatz, Scott Keith Wat, and Fern Lim. Furniture: the Musical is a quirky new musical about the lives, loves, and interactions of the sentient pieces of furniture that live within a college freshman’s dorm room. (Musical)

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 6:00pm; Fri 7/29, 7:45pm; Sun 7/31, 2:45pm

    Running Time: 40 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    GLOCKCOMA by Robert Rotay, music and lyrics by Rachel Rotay, directed by Brian Catton, musical director Andy Evan Cohen; starring Loni Ackerman*, Amber Crawford*, Rachel Rotay, Carmen Lamar*, Madison McGhee, and James Soller. A Lifetime of regrets with only one way out. (Musical) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 8:30pm; Fri 7/29, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 1:00pm

    Running Time: 75 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    IN THE SHADOW OF A DREAM by John A. Adams, directed by Alexander Harrington, starring Elizabeth Bove*, Matthew Porter*, John Fennessy*, Laura E. Johnston*, Nick Ryan, and Robert Vincent Smith*. A violent homophobe…a dying AIDS patient…explosive. (Drama) *AEA\

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 7:30pm; Thurs 7/21, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 12:00pm

    Running Time: 75 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    INSOMNIA: A NEW MUSICAL Music and lyrics by Charles Bloom, book by Theo Wolf, directed by Ovi Vargas, musical director James Followell; starring Philip Skinner, Jesse Manocherian*, Anette Michelle Sanders*, Lauren Lukacek*, Chris Brick*, Tyler Milliron*, and Dennis Holland*. At 30whatever, Brad Harrison has had tremendous success writing for young adult television, but he can’t help but feel that something is missing from his life. Family? Love? Artistic fulfillment? Whatever it is, it’s keeping him up at night and he won’t rest (literally) until he can figure it out. (Musical) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 7:45pm; Wed 8/03, 7:45pm; Fri 8/05, 6:00pm; Sun 8/07, 1:45pm

    Running Time: 110 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    LAM-ANG: THE JOURNEY OF A HERO directed by Nelson Eusebio; starring Jeremy Rafal, Marissa Carpio, Jordan Carey, Joyce Lao, Phillippe Garcesto, Jill Jose, Hailey Sakamoto, Anna Bredikhina, Jasmin Malave, and Mark Drum. Lam-ang is a Filipino epic poem which will be presented as a hybrid of verse, music and movement. Adapted by The Ally Artists Group – Joyce Lao, Jeremy Rafal and Zilong Zee. (Adventure, Realism, and Physical)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 7:45pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm

    Running Time: 90 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    LAMARIYA by Crystal Rae, directed by Troy Scheid; starring Byron Jacquet, Brenda “BeBe” Wilson, LaKeisha Randle, Jarred Tettey, Rita Hughes, Adrian Porter, Samuel Harvey, Kyle Anthony Mosley, and John Hall. A sci-fi parable set in Jim Crow-era Mississippi. (Magical Realism)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 8:45pm; Sat 7/23, 8:30pm; Sun 7/24, 4:45pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    LETTERS TO ZOEY: A PLAY WITH MUSIC by Garrett Buhl Robinson; starring Garrett Buhl Robinson. Take a journey through lyrical letters and foot stomping songs on a young man’s search for liberation and love. (Musical)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 8:15pm; Sat 7/30, 4:15pm; Sun 7/31, 7:00pm

    Running Time: 75 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    LIFE IN THE BIG CITY written and directed by Michael F. Bruck; starring Louise Gallanda*, Mike Callahan, Lawrence Frank, and Sharon Shah*. A wife shares a shocking secret with her husband and a widow and widower meet aboard the Staten Island Ferry in a pair of comedies that make up “Life in the Big City.” (Comedy) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 7:30pm; Fri 7/29, 7:30pm; Sun 7/31, 12:00pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    LIGHTS written and directed by Ashley Nicole Audette; starring Kelsey McClarnon, Melissa Porcaro, Sarah Kate Innes, and Matthew Mauer. What happens when life takes a turn that is unexpected? Is anything really a coincidence? In Lights we search for these answers and more as we meet two strangers that cross paths far from home on Christmas Eve. (Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 6:00pm; Fri 8/05, 9:00pm; Sun 8/07, 12:30pm

    Running Time: 75 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Johannes Galli, directed by Simon Geronimo; starring Simon Geronimo, Clara Kundin, and Barbara Remus. On the way to visit her sick grandmother, Little Red Riding Hood encounters the wolf who tricks her into revealing the location of grandmother’s house. Just when Little Red Riding Hood, thinks it will be dark forever, suddenly, there appears a ray of light. (Fairytale Theatre for the whole family)

    Performance Schedule: Sat 8/06, 1:00pm; Sun 8/07, 11:00am

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    MACINTOSH MACINTOSH AND THE DINOSAUR SALESMAN by John Schoneboom, directed by Sharon Fogarty; starring Dorie Casper, Will Young, and Helene Galek*. What is a boy to do when he’s supposed to go to bed without any nonsense but a salesman shows up at this window offering real, live dinosaurs? (Children’s Show) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Sun 7/24 at 11:30am; Sat 7/30 at 1:15pm; Sun 7/31 at 11:30am

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    MARTIN SHKRELI’S GAME: HOW BILL MURRAY JOINED THE WU-TANG-CLAN by Lauren Gundrum and Joel Esher, directed by Jono Hustis; starring Jon Bander, Ally Barrale, Patrick Caldwell, Steven Charles, Kelley Nicole Dugan, Mario Haynes*, Avionce Hoyles*, and Monique Moses. In the musical heist you never knew you needed, Bill Murray teams up with the Wu-Tang Clan to steal back their priceless album from pharma bro Martin Shkreli. (Musical) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 8:00pm; Wed 7/20, 8:30pm; Fri 7/22, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 4:15pm; Sun 7/24, 3:30pm; Sun 7/31, 7:30pm

    Running Time: 70 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    MATT & MADDIE written and directed by Milo Van Houten; starring Olivia Konteatis, Jimmy Berry, Tye Musante, and Sarah Sumner. When Matt and Maddie’s parents start to notice them acting differently a family secret comes to the surface that threatens to tear the family apart in this heart-warming, edgy play about love, acceptance and questioning the social forces that bind us together and tear us apart. (Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 8:30pm; Sun 8/07, 4:45pm

    Running Time: 75 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    MIDNIGHT ON A MONDAY by Katie Housley, directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan*; starring Katie Housley and Tania Kass. Two very different women form an unlikely bond after a late night encounter on a subway platform. (Comedy) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 7:45pm; Fri 7/22, 6:00pm; Sun 7/24, 3:45pm

    Running Time: 30 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    MOZART AND SALIERI by Alexander Pushkin, music from the opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, directed by Roland F. Udvari and Igor Jarovinsky; starring Igor Jarovinsky and Roland F. Udvari. A fictional, yet possible, final encounter between the two masters of 18th century classical music. A classical drama with operatic elements, based on the play by Alexander Pushkin that inspired Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. The show includes excerpts from the recently discovered work composed together by Mozart and Salieri. (Opera)

    Performance Schedule: Thurs 7/28, 7:00pm; Fri 7/29, 9:15pm; Sat 7/30, 1:30pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    MELVILLE’S PLAYHOUSE written and directed by David Lally; starring Trent Carson, Rachel Palmer Jones, Steven Lally, Ignacyo Matynia, Bob Leeds*, Amy L. Smith*, and Timothy Weinert*. Come on in, and pull yourself up a chair! Let the fun begin, it’s time to let down your hair! Mr. Melville’s so excited ’cause all his friends have been invited to go wacky, at Mr. Melville’s Playhouse! (Comedy) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/27, 7:15pm; Fri 7/29, 9:00pm; Sun 7/31, 4:00pm

    Running Time: 35 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    TOOLE by Vivian Neuwirth, directed by Cat Parker; starring Todd d’Amour*, Brenda Currin*, Laura Butler*, Richard Vernon*, Lou Liberatore*, and John Ingle*. The teacher a student will never forget becomes a legend the world will never forget – John Kennedy Toole. (Drama) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Thurs, 7/21, 8:00pm; Sat 7/23, 2:00pm; Tues 7/26, 8:15pm; Sat 7/30, 5:00pm; Sun 7/31, 5:15pm

    Running Time: 90 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    NAE-CHIN-GU-NEUN-SIN-BAL-DO-DUK (MY FRIEND IS A SHOE BURGLAR) by Ye-seong Hong, directed by Seung-il Shin; starring Collin Jongwoon Lim, Jimmy Kim, HyunSuk Han, Saeme Shim, Eun Gyeong Do, and Donghoon Lee. Count the holes of the sieve while you imagine your random and make-believe places. You never know what’ll happen to you (Musical)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 8/02, 6:00pm; Fri 8/05, 8:30pm; Sun 8/07, 4:15pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    RADON DAUGHTERS by Bronwyn Rucker, directed by Jason Ellis; starring Evelyn Sullivan, Tatiana Gomberg*, Rachel Murdy, Kate Ruby Klenfner, and Anna Foss Wilson*. Experience the Snap it Baby Radon Revolution. (Musical; Abstract Feminist/Futurist) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 6:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 8:15pm; Sat 8/06, 1:00pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    SPAGHETTI SPUMONI written and directed by Suzann Capra; starring Marc Gettis and Carole Boniece. If Eat can become Ate then I will skip the Eat go right to Ate and lose WEIGHT. TEA isn’t fattening is it? (Comedy Farce)

    Performance Schedule: Wed 8/03, 7:45pm; Fri 8/05, 6:00pm; Sun 8/07, 2:15pm

    Running Time: 40 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS written and directed by Dewey Moss; starring James Kiberd*, Ben Curtis*, Kathryn Leask*, Kathleen Huber*, Jacques Mitchell*, George Faya, James Padric, and Julie Campbell*. The adopted child of a gay couple has been targeted and killed in a school shooting, causing national media attention on their Texas town. On the day of the funeral, the entire family arrives at the couple’s house, including the family patriarch Big Jim, a radicalized Baptist minister determined to use the situation to save his gay son, Jim Jr., from the clutches of sin. As the family tries to make it through the day, beliefs are challenged and truths surface that change all of their lives. (Drama) *AEA

    Performance Schedule: Wed 7/20, 6:00pm; Fri 7/22, 8:00pm; Sun 7/24, 1:00pm

    Running Time: 105 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE EYE OF THE WAKE written and directed by Chima Chikazunga; starring Sarah Teed and Chima Chikazunga. Following her father’s death, Elaine reflects on their time together and confronts both his and her deepest, darkest secret through words that have stuck by since her Sweet 16…”Life isn’t about living. Life is about what you do before you die.” (Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 8:15pm; Thurs 8/04, 6:00pm; Sat 8/06, 3:45pm

    Running Time: 30 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE FUNNY THING ABOUT BLOOD written and directed by Mary Elizabeth Gilbert in collaboration with the cast. Assistant directed by Rebecca Silbert; movement choreographers Julia Meyer and Julie Hackett; starring Mary Elizabeth Gilbert, Victoria Rulle, Toby Irving, and Kim Taff. In a political climate where we seem to be moving only backwards, how can glitter and lollipops and one of the most controversial topics in women’s rights – through clown and stand up – make you smile? (Abortion comedy)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 7:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 7:00pm; Sat 8/06, 5:45pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE by Rebecca Dzida, directed by Carl Randolph; starring Emily Cerwonka and Matt Blanchard. It’s the first day of school. All Miss C wants to do is teach, but situations outside the classroom keep getting in her way. (Dark Comedy)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 7:15pm; Thurs 7/21, 7:15pm; Sat 7/23, 2:00pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE HOUSE OF THE SETTING SUN by Thomas Blakeley, directed by Took Edalow; starring Sam Krivda, Lindsey Gradwohl, Barbara Bayes, Brian Mason, and Emily Nan Phillips. The last surviving member of a prominent Georgia family invites Madame Eudora, a sideshow fortuneteller, to his decaying southern plantation in an attempt to divine who murdered his long-dead parents. (Musical)

    Performance Schedule: Sat 7/30, 7:15pm; Sat 8/06, 2:45pm; Sun 8/07, 6:00pm

    Running Time: 70 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE MUSEUM AT CLIFTON PARK by Cody Beltis, directed by Jasia Ries; starring Jasia Ries, Daniel Conroy, Julia Barnett, and Justice Hehir. The owner of a small museum is interviewed by a local journalist about his medley of artifacts, but the interview turns into a heated investigation about his personal history and even history itself. Meanwhile, two troubled high school students go inside the museum for an art history project. The sets of characters brush past each other in a comedic drama about the idea of historical truth. (Comedic Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/19, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 5:45pm; Sun 7/24, 7:30pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE NOSE by Kit Goldstein Grant, directed by Lacy Reily, music director Matthew Bennis, book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant; starring Christopher Michaels, Jo Walker, Scott Caron, Adrian Rifat, Ron Orlovsky, and Loulu Luzi. Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol. A man’s nose disappears from his face, and turns up the next day gallivanting around St. Petersburg dressed as a general — what a lot of nonsense! (Children’s Musical)

    Performance Schedule: Fri 8/05, 1:00pm; Sat 8/06, 11:00am; Sun 8/07, 12:00pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE POST MODERNIST by Mona Curtis, directed by Maria Aladren; starring Lacey Andreanszky, Darian Bencosme, Casey Chartier, John Gryl, Eric Holzer, Gabe Spector, Brett Temple, and Hailey Turiello. The Post Modernist is the story of social science gone awry. Do we really want to kill all the stupid people? A chilling look at bumbling bureaucracy. (Absurd Comedy)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/18, 8:30pm; Thurs 7/21, 6:00pm; Sat 7/23, 4:30pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes.

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE PULL OF THE MOON by Paige Zubel, directed by John Steiger and Sophia Grasso; starring Jenny Boot, Montgomery Mauro, and Ned Brennan. Framed in a college professor’s lecture on the cycle of waves, couple Erin and Kaleb struggle to keep their relationship afloat when the lasting effects of trauma are crashing down around them. (Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 8/01, 6:00pm; Thurs 8/04, 8:15pm; Sat 8/06, 4:45pm

    Running Time: 30 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE SEVENTY YEAR OLD BRIDE by Marshaline Letcher, directed by Deborah Adams; starring Helen Sanders, Saundra Vaughn-Cooke, and Sean C. Turner. Latrice is marrying a younger man. Her best friend is concerned. What secrets are revealed right before the wedding between the two best friends? (Comedy)

    Performance Schedule: Tues 7/26, 6:00pm; Sat 7/30, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 5:45pm

    Running Time: 30 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    THE Y2K PLAY by Sean Pollock, directed by Melanie Hublard Hershman; starring Conor Shatto, Kate Owens, Melannie Vasquez, Marquis Wood, Bear Spiegel, Sergio Castillo, and Jazzy Harris. On January 1st, 2000, two people wake up in a pile of diffused technology and rubble and discover the world has ended because of the Y2K bug. However, an otherworldly creature called “The Nurvula” appears and grants them the opportunity to transcend time and prevent Y2K from ever happening–but can they rise to the challenge? The Y2K Play is a play about time travel, the multiverse, and the role of technology in our everyday lives. (Science Fiction)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 6:00pm; Thurs 7/28, 8:30pm; Sat 7/30, 3:00pm

    Running Time: 35 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    TO JANE WITH LOVE written and directed by Deon Denton; starring Geoff Mays, Mish Tam, Philip Cairns, Fraulien Almariego, Shobha Hatte, and Aviv Cohen. A recovering alchoholic struggling with a painful past. (Drama, Family)

    Performance Schedule: Sun 7/24, 8:15pm; Mon 7/25, 8:00pm; Tues 7/26, 6:00pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    TRUTH OF A CAUSE by Rafi Abramowitz, directed by Gadi Rubin, co-directed by Zack Abramowitz; starring Matthew Ip Shaw, Michael Greehan, Alyssa Kempinski, and Corrine Britti. When a DIII baseball player gets a chance to play for Duke, he must choose between his dreams and his brother. Framed around a woman’s quest towards self-forgiveness, this dramatic-comedy tackles depression, love, and family. (Dramatic Comedy)

    Performance Schedule: Mon 7/25, 7:15pm; Wed 7/27, 6:00pm; Sun 7/31, 3:00pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    WOMAN SEEKS GOD by Laura Porché, directed by Kate Szekely; starring Laure Porché. A young woman’s quest for meaning intersects with her ancestor’s quest for a home in this solo show about existential loneliness and the need for God. When being human turns out to be more than we can chew, when magic wands are broken and letters come back unopened, where can we find enough hope to sustain us? An exploration through time, movement and words. (Solo Show)

    Performance Schedule: Fri 8/05, 7:15pm; Sat 8/06, 2:15pm

    Running Time: 60 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    DIG: A major archaeological discovery is about to be unearthed. Will it be amazing or something that should have remained hidden forever? Join us at the dig site to find out in this improvised adventure as we discover what lies buried below. Just remember to be careful what you dig for. Original concept and directed by Curt Dixon; starring Alena Acker, Robert Baumgardner, Nicole Beninato, Nannette Deasy, Cedric Lilly, Jamie Maloney, and Jeff O’Leary. Featuring live music perfomed by Tym Moss. (Improv)

    Performance Dates: Sat 7/30, 9:00pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    GUTLESS & GRATEFUL: Written by and starring Amy Oestreicher, directed by Jerold Goldstein. Amy was an audacious teenager with her sights set on Broadway, until a blood clot caused her stomach to explode. But 27 surgeries and 6 years unable to eat or drink could never stop her Hunger for life.

    Performance Dates: Sat 8/06, 8:30pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    JAMES WARREN: You’ve Been James’d! Chasing the Impossible With Magician James Warren Following the advice of the White Queen in “Through The Looking Glass,” who always tried to believe six impossible things before breakfast, magician James Warren takes the audience on a quest for the impossible – and finds it, with magic and personal anecdotes, in the ordinary things around us. (Magic)

    Performance Dates: Thurs 7/28, 8:00pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    M CENTER VOCALS: GREY IS THE NEW BLACK written and directed by Jay Michaels and Mary Elizabeth Micari, musical direction by Dan Furman; featuring Christine Conway, Emmy Pai, and Dave Richards. There’s nothing more temporary than a permanent job. (Cabaret)

    Performance Dates: Sat 7/23, 9:00pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    NATALIE LIFSON: Pleading the First by Natalie Lifson, directed by Ed Mathews; starring Brian Gurien, Blaize Hall, Kayleigh Shuler, Mike Schatz, and Jane Kehoe. Pleading the First, a series of short comedy sketches, puts various quirky characters in compromising positions to create a show that is sarcastic, a little odd, and very funny. Why bother taking ecstasy when you can get the same exhilarating delirum from seeing Pleading the First. (Sketch Comedy)

    Performance Dates: Thurs 7/28, 9:15pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    PHIL BROOKS: What Happened Was… (Standup)

    Performance Dates: Sat 7/30, 9:00pm; Sat 8/06, 10:00pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    VICKIE PHILLIPS: A Carousel of Colors With Brel, Weill, and Aznavour by Bob Ost and Vickie Phillips, directed by Bob Ost. With New York Bistro Award winners Vickie Phillips and music director Gerry Dieffenbach who explore the human fragilities of life and sweep their audience on a rapturous carousel ride as they keep alive all the magic of these composers. Encore! (Cabaret)

    Performance Dates: Sun 7/17, 7:00pm

    Running Time: 45 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    3 THE HARD WAY written and directed by Chima Chikazunga; starring Audrey Martells, Summer Dawn Hortillosa, and Ebonée Collens. Stage directions read by Sarah Teed. After years of therapy dealing with her son’s untimely death on 9/11, a grieving mother’s newfound peace is compromised when her son’s widow is introduced to his mistress almost 10 years since the last time they saw him. (Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Fri 7/22, 2-5:00pm

    Running Time: 90 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    BECOMING REGENT written and directed by Leo Rockas; starring Linda Demmery, Nili Olay, Rick Safran, Fran Schultz, Paul Shea, Leo Rockas, and Jerry Vetowich. (Historical Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Fri 7/29, 2-5:00pm

    Running Time: 90 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    TRAIN by Marshaline Letcher, directed by Jeannine Foster-McKelvia. A young, female law student is gang raped at a college party. She forgets about the rape. Some 30 years later she encounters one of the rapist. He recognizes her but she doesn’t recognize him. Or does she? (Mystery)

    Performance Schedule: Fri 7/29, 2-5:00pm

    Running Time: 120 minutes

    Venue: Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street.

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    WHY ARE YOU NOWHERE? written and directed by Ethan Warren; starring Lewis Gardner, Christine Smith, Caitlin Duffy, Ryan Gilreath, Samantha Disney, Michele Lyman, Eileen Sugameli, Bryant Jager, and Kevin McGee. A family reunion takes a turn for the frighteningly surreal with the arrival of two mysterious strangers. (Drama)

    Performance Schedule: Thurs 8/04, 2-5:00pm

    Running Time: 120 minutes

    Venue: Main Stage, 312 W. 36th Street.

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