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AWAKEN THE WOLVES

BE

BRAND NEW OPRY - A JULIE ZEE JAMBOREE.

CABARET TIME

CITYSCAPES

DEAR BRUTUS

DOWNTOWN THEATRE LIVES:

EFFIE'S BURNING

FIL STRAUGHAN - JOURNEY IN STAGES: 1 - HEALING

FISH & CHIPS

GRAND SLAMMED

GROVE ST. WANNABEES - CIRCLE OF LOVE

HEAVEN'S SOUTH GATE

HOPSCOTCH

LIPSYNC

MILTON'S WAY

MISTRESS ECSTASY'S EROTIC CIRCUS!

MOLIERE! MOLIERE!

PORTRAITS

PSYCHIC ED TABBITAS

RICHARD II

RIDING AND DYING

SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER

SECOND HAND SMOKE (Reading)

SIX CHICKS IN THE STICKS

THE GREEN DRAGON: A MODERN MYTH

THE RITES OF ARBOLA

THE TANGLED SNARL & UPSTATE MOURNING

WEST TEXAS MASSACRE

 

 

 

Theatre A

 

GRAND SLAMMED 
(Reading)

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

 

 

MOLIERE! MOLIERE!  

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


 

RICHARD II   

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 times.

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.

www.wynnerscircletheatre.com

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
 
(Reading)

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 terrible tragedy.

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


 

WEST TEXAS MASSACRE 

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


  

Theatre L


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.

www.geocities.com/awakenthewolves

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  

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


 

CABARET TIME  

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


  DEAR BRUTUS  

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


 

DOWNTOWN THEATRE LIVES!
Benefit Performance

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

Tickets: $15


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

 

 

HOPSCOTCH

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


 

PORTRAITS  

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


 

THE 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


 

Theatre M

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 Aye!! 

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


 

CITYSCAPES

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

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 destination.

Theatre M - Sat. 3/9 2p; Sun. 3/10 2p; Sat. 3/16 9p; Sun. 3/17 6:30p - $15


 

HEAVENíS SOUTH GATE  

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 wearing stockings!]

Theatre M - Sat. 3/16 - 11a; Sun. 3/17 - 11a - $15


LIPSYNC   
(Staged Reading)

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.

Wine 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  

"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 fantasy.

www.connartists.org

www.ptownfringe.org

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.  

www.sixthsense.to

Theatre M - Sun. 3/3 8:30p

 

 

RIDING AND DYING    
(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  
(Staged Reading)


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