by John Nizzari & Paul Salvo
The new screenplay is about a young man from the Bronx who aspires to be a Major League baseball player and takes his troubled girlfriend with him. But she becomes the object of someone else's obsession.
Theatre A - Wed. 3/6 - 9p - $5
Two of Moliere's one-act farces directed by Susan Scudder
The Forced Marriage: An old man decides to marry a young beautiful
woman. When, after consideration, he decides not to marry her, he
has to contend with her father and brother. SGANARELLE OR THE
Imaginary Cuckhold: Through circumstantial evidence, Sganarelle is
convinced that his wife has a young lover. The young lover thinks
that his beloved is married to Sganerelle. Fathers, servants and
well-meaning friends confuse the matter
Theatre A - Thurs. 3/7 7p; Fri. 3/8 7p; Sat. 3/9 3p; Sun. 3/10
1p; Fri. 3/15 6p; Sat. 3/16 9p; Sun. 3/17 5p - $15
Is the tragedy of a gifted man whose lack of moral strength costs
him his crown. Into Richard's mouth Shakespeare places some of his
most lyrical passages. This tale of "God's representative on
Earth" includes murder, power and selfishness. Hmm...sounds
just like the 21st century, even though our setting is medieval
Theatre A. Sat. 3/2 8p; Sun. 3/3 7p; Sat. 3/9 5p; Sun. 3/10 3p;
Wed. 3/13 7p; Thurs. 3/14 7p; Fri. 3/15 8p; Sat. 3/16 4p; Sun. 3/17
7p - $15
SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER
By Don Nigro.
Presented by The Wynner's Circle Theater Company. Directed by
Hallie Wynn, starring NoŽlle Gentile and Luan Begetti.
Featuring original music by Tamer Tewfik, stage manager Krista
Sarubbi. Set in a beach bungalow, the young man who lives
there has pulled a lost young woman from the sea. She soon
finds herself fixed in his life and torn between her need to come to
rest somewhere and her certainty that all human relationships turn
eventually into nightmares. The struggle between his passive,
gently ironic tolerance and her strategy of suspicion and attack
becomes a kind of war about love and need, responsibility and
respect, which neither can afford to lose. In other words,
this is quite an offbeat, wonderful love story.
Theatre A - Mon. 3/4 9p; Thu. 3/7 9p; Fri. 3/8 5p; Sun 3/1 11a; Tue.
3/12 5p; Thu. 3/14 5pm
SECOND HAND SMOKE
Murder, drugs, twenty five thousand dollars and a couple of
banana moon pies make for strange bedfellows in this full length
play that mixes comedy and noir in the desperate quest for
redemption. written by Renee' Flemings Directed by Carole Mansley
Theatre A. Sun. 3/17 12p - Reading $5
||THE GREEN DRAGON: A MODERN MYTH
Modern mythology written in response to the tragedies of
September 11th. After the Green Dragon destroys the beloved Castle
on the hill, a man goes on a quest to slay the dragon. The story,
told through the eyes of the members of the community, utilizes the
elements of ancient folklore and myth to try to make sense of
Theatre A - Sat 3/2 5p; Sun. 3/3 5p; Mon. 3/4 7p; Sat. 3/9 1p;
Sun. 3/10 8p; Tues 3/12 9p; Sat. 3/16 7p; Sun. 3/17 3p - $15
||THE TANGLED SNARL & UPSTATE MOURNING
The tangled Snarl directed by Frank Calo: Spuds Idaho 1940s
private dick has to solve the Spumoni mafia murder in this spoof of
the Maltese Falcon. Why does Mrs. Leg Flamingo want the statue back?
Is that blood or lipstick on Spuds' shirt? Will Spuds ever pay the
paperboy? All these mysteries will be revealed in The Tangled Snarl.
Upstate Mourning by Carol Holland: A family gathers together for
a wake when an unexpected event occurs. Chaos Erupts!
Theatre A - Wed. 3/6 7p; Fri. 3/8 9p; Sat. 3/9 8p; Sun. 3/10 6p;
Tues. 3/12 7p - $15
A staged reading of a new play by Edward Crosby Wells. A melodrama within a melodrama, WEST TEXAS MASSACRE follows the
outrageous antics of a West Texas community theatre staging an
old-time, rootin'-tootin' melodrama -- complete with villians to boo
and heros to cheer -- that will keep you laughing right up to its
explosive climax. Bring your own popcorn to throw at this one!
Theater A - 3/16 1p - $5
AWAKEN THE WOLVES
By Kevin Brofsky - Awaken the Wolves takes us into the world of
1938, on the brink of war, from the perspective of a frustrated
young man so tormented that he feels he has not other choice but to
commit murder. Awaken deals with an almost forgotten historical
event, yet one that sparked one of the worst events in history: the
murder of six million European Jews. It is the story of an act of
terror by a young man devoured by history.
Theatre L - Fri. 3/8 9p; Sun. 3/10 12:30p; Mon. 3/11 7p; Tues. 3/12
6p; Wed. 3/13 6p; Thurs. 3/14 8:30; Sat. 3/16 3p; Sun. 3/17 3p
Be is the first full-length performance by The Peyari Dance
Project, a contemporary dance company here in the New York area.
Consisting of roughly 20 professional dancers and directed by
choreographer Jen MacQueen, the group is known for their athletic,
sometimes acrobatic and occasionally witty moves. They are said to
"possess the ability to make even people who hate dance
concerts enjoy themselves." This evening's concert is a
collection of 3 works: "One", "Ludicrous" and
"Dear God", touching on everything from individuality to
faithlessness to Dr. Seuss. Enjoy the show.
Theatre L - Thurs. 2/28 7p; Sat. 3/2 7p; Sun. 3/3 1p; Mon. 3/4
8:30; Wed. 3/6 6p; Thurs. 3/7 6p - $15
Directed by Jimmy Hoffman: Join us for a fun filled evening of
cabaret with some of NY's best unknown talent. A highly entertaining
evening of cabaret. Don't miss it! - Theatre L - Wed. 3/13 8p;
Thurs. 3/14 6:30p; Fri.3/15 7p; Sun. 3/17 1p - $15
By J.M. Barrie and directed by Ken Bachtold brings together a
group of strangers on Mid-Summerís Eve in the country home of a
mysterious little man named Lob. They all have one thing in common.
They all want a second chance. In Act II, in a magic forest, they
get their chances. What do they make of it? See the show for the
very surprising resolution!
Theatre L Ė Fri. 3/1 8:30p; Sat. 3/2 2p; Sun. 3/3 5p; Fri. 3/8
6p; Sat. 3/9 4p; Sun. 3/10 8p; Tues. 3/12 8:30p; Sat. 3/16 6p; Sun.
3/17 6p - $15
An evening of fun, drama, comedy, music and film
featuring excerpts of new work
in progress by Downtown Theater Lives!, a collective of actors,
writers, directors, producers
and designers. This group was created post September
11th by The John Montgomery Theatre Company and
IntraCommunities to develop new
work, to create collaborative relationships and to raise funds for
Downtown Lives. This event is hosted by the one and
only Felicia Scarangello.
All proceeds go to benefit www.downtownlives.com,
a community resource website for downtown
residents created by ICI.
For more information call 212.758.3820 or visit
our website at www.jmtcinc.com.
Theatre L - Sunday, March 10, 2002, 5pm
FISH & CHIPS
MALCOLM GORDON in FISH AND CHIPS - Musical Director: Stephen Phebus. An evening of songs, poems, and monologues from London's streets, pubs, and music halls. 1820-1960. Starting with the Cries, Calls, and Songs of the Costermongers (street vendors) on to the Music Hall with its "Toff" Songs and the "Working-Man" medley - including "Burlington Bertie From Bow", "Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo", "Henry the Eighth, I Am", and the story of "Albert and the Lion." Second Act opens with Songs of the Seaside followed by a selection of Cockney Songs sung in Pearlie Costume. The show closes with contrasting styles from earthy Pub Songs to the sophistication of Sir Noel Coward. -A Light, Bright Fun-Filled Evening-
Theatre L - Tues. 3/5 - 8p; Sat. 3/9 7p & Fri. 3/15 4p - $15
GROVE ST. WANNABEES - CIRCLE OF LOVE
The two time award winning GROVE STREET WANNABEES are back for a
seventh all new production in CIRCLE OF LOVE. A dazzling
musical/comedy revue with something for everyone. Amongst the fun
and excitement and sometimes more sober feelings, are song and dance
numbers, comedy sketches, impersonations, and much more. As one
reviewer put it about a previous production, sheer
"bliss". Don't miss it!
Theatre L - Sat. 3/2 9p; Sun. 3/3 8p; Sat. 3/9 9p; Sun. 3/10 3p;
Sat. 3/16 9p - $15
by Israel Horowitz
A one-act play about a 30yr old man and woman who meet in a park after 12yrs. They were once a couple but he knocked her up and left town. Since the confrontation she has become a prostitute and he has become a demolition estimator. Horowitz is best known for THE INDIAN MEETS THE BRONX which gave AL PACINO his theater debut.
Theater L - Tues. 3/5 - 6p - $7
By J.C. Svec: "Portraits" investigates and portrays the
strengths and weaknesses of women in a variety of historical and
cultural circumstances. A collection of monologues and dialogues
depict the demands on the human heart, a fond remembrance of a
heroine grandmother and two very different and amusing looks at the
world of sports. "Portraits" concludes with a return to an
October Friday in the year 1962 for a one-act story that is both
relevant and haunting in today's world.
Theatre L - Fri. 3/1 6:30p; Sat. 3/2 - 5p; Sun. 3/3 3p; Wed 3/6
8p; Thurs. 3/7 8p; Fri. 3/15 9p; Sat. 3/16 12p - $15
RITES OF ARBOLA
by Richard Morell
Gay relationships can be fated too. But what can a boy do when
his squeeze acts up? Sometimes he just has to turn to Mother to slap
some sense into the guy!
Theatre L - Sat. 3/9 1p - reading - $5
BRAND NEW OPRY
A Country-Fried Musical Jamboree
Join Company regular, singer-songwriter Julie Zee and her musical
family for an evening of countrifried originals and favorite
standards. "The Grand Ole Opry" meets "The Dean
Martin Show", complete with drop-in guest stars! Yippee Ki O Ki
With musicians David Emmett, Lennie Kagan, John Cleveland, Eric Ruff,
Scott Cornwell, and Extra special Guest Stars!!!!
Theatre M - Thurs. 2/28 8:30p; Fri. 3/1 6p; Sat. 3/2 4:30p; Sun.
3/3 2p - $15
By Mark Lambeck: in this pair of independent one acts, new
residents in 2 different apartments of a Manhattan building find
comedy in their unexpected predicaments. A Jewish grandmother
discovers a secret during a surprise visit to her granddaughter only
to reveal a secret of her own in Call Me Bernice. A copywriter gets
off to a bumpy start when he unintentionally antagonizes his
litigation-prone neighbor in Sorry About Cynthia.
Theatre M - Mon.
3/11 6:30p; Tues. 3/12 8:30p; Wed. 3/13 6:30p; Sat. 3/16 2p; Sun.
3/17 4:30p- $15
Effie's Burning is set in the burn unit of a British hospital in
the 1980's. It follows a fledgling surgeon, Dr. Ruth Kovacs, as she
develops the courage to face her own fears and the indifference and
prejudice of the system through the lessons she learns from a mildly
retarded elderly patient, Effie.
Theatre M - Sat. 3/2 7p; Mon. 3/4 6:30p; Tues 3/5 8:30p; Sat. 3/9
7p; Wed. 3/13 8:30p; Thurs. 3/14 6:30p - $15
FIL STRAUGHAN - JOURNEY IN STAGES: 1 - HEALING
Inspired by the events of 9-11, this collection of freshly penned
songs combines elements of dance and drama into a positive and
loosely scripted interactive experience. On this Journey, FiL runs
the gamut of emotions experienced over the past few months and
shares his musical reaction/interpretation, ...with healing as the
Theatre M - Sat. 3/9 2p; Sun. 3/10 2p; Sat. 3/16 9p; Sun. 3/17
6:30p - $15
The raunchilarious One Act from the man who's
brought you absolutely nothing before. Come help us celebrate the
passing of Papa James and share in our love and laughter. Come
properly dressed or as Papa James would say: "You evil old
witch. How you gonna wear brown alligator shoes to my funeral? And
pull up them crooked stockings!" [oops, poor Nana is not
Theatre M -
Sat. 3/16 - 11a; Sun. 3/17 - 11a - $15
A situational melo-comedic play by E. Robert Dunn & Mario Locicero
A dash of drama, a handful of mirth mixed lightly with inspirational
music and folded over with friendship and dusted with some self-help
therapy culminates into a recipe for laughter and tears. In this
uproarious portrayal starting in 1997, four friends overcome and maneuver
through their lives, successes, failures, and health issues to reach
resolution and self-empowerment all under the Ft. Lauderdale sun.
reception to precede all performances.
Theatre M - Wed. 3/6 8:30p; Thurs. 3/7 8:30; Fri. 3/8 8:30p; Fri. 3/15 8:30p - $15
"Milton's Way" explores the life and times of one man
in gay America of the 70's, 80's and 90's. As a young man, Milton
struggles against the attitudes and values of his elders and peers
in order to form an identity which is shattered by the loss of the
love of his life. At the age of forty, his chance meeting with a
stranger averts his spiritually downward journey to one which allows
him, at last, to find his way.
Theatre M - Thurs. 2/28 6p; Fri. 3/1 8:30p; Sat. 3/2 2p; Sun. 3/3
6p; Fri. 3/8 6p; Sat. 3/9 4:30p; Sun. 3/10 8:30p; Sat. 3/16 6:30p;
Sun. 3/17 2p - $15
||MISTRESS ECSTASY'S EROTIC CIRCUS!
Written and performed by Marjorie Conn is a three-ring circus of
the mind, a sort of kinky memoir exploring some adventures from
Conn's life ranging from the serious (back alley abortion, rape
victim, domestic violence in lesbian relationships) to the absurd
and funny (phone fantasy operator, dominatrix, tenured professor) to
the sensual (lover of men and woman, falling into an S & M
wonderland while coming to grips with an unrequited love affair and
companion to animals.) The spectacular backdrops for MISTRESS
ECSTASY'S EROTIC CIRCUS! is an "art show" consisting of 5
paintings each of which is 5 ft. by 8 ft. representing love, sex and
Theatre M - Sat. 3/2 9p; Sun. 3/3 4p; Mon. 3/4 8:30p; Tues. 3/5
6:30p; Sat. 3/9 9p; Sun. 3/10 4p - $15
PSYCHIC ED TABBITAS
Since an early age Ed Tabbitas has been able to communicate with
those that have crossed over. He has been able to reunite relatives
with long gone loved ones. Ed will speak about his upcoming book and
have one-on-one readings with those in the audience. Not to be
missed! Reserve early this evening always goes fast.
Theatre M -
Sun. 3/3 8:30p
(2 one-act plays)
Dying for Success: When you want to join the elite of the art
world you might have the feeling that you're Dying for Success. Find
out how one artist get's his fifteen minutes of fame and how it
affects him and those around him.
The Longest Ride: is a two character dark comey featuring Ginger
Dalton and Ben Lizza. Carmine and Maria are an older American middle
class married Italian-American couple living on Long Island. They
have had their share of problems and heartaches, yet in spite of the
agony they have managed to stay together. On this particular
"day in the life of", which this play explores, the
devotion they share will be extremely tested. Go along for the ride
as what appears to be a short ride to the airport quickly turns into
Longest Ride of their lives!
Theatre M - Sun. 3/10 6p; Thurs. 3/14 8:30p; Fri. 3/15 6:30p;
Sat. 3/16 4p $15
SIX CHICKS IN THE STICKS
By ELIAS STIMAC - A female bowling team bickers, battles and bonds together
in a remote cabin while playing in a tournament championship. During their
stay, one bowler tries to decide which of her teammates should be her maid of
honor; the team chaperone discovers someone has been sleeping with her
husband; two of the women reveal intimate feelings for each other; and
another bowler falls in love with the local serial killer.
Theatre M - Mon.
3/11 - 8:30p; Tues. 3/12 - 6:30 - $5