History

2000 & Up

75th Anniversary Benefit

2000

directed by Eduardo Machado
with Lewis Black, Tyne Daly, Semina DeLaurentis, Micki Grant, Judith Ivey, Heather MacRae, Richard Maltby, Jr., Rue McClanahan, Don Scardino, Mark Setlock, David Shire, Dolores Sutton and Barbara Walsh

Event held on March 13th


Havana is Waiting

2001

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

HAVANA IS WAITING
by Eduardo Machado
directed by Michael Garces
with Bruce MacVittie, Ed Vassallo, Felix Solis, and Richard Marquez on percussion
produced by Angelina Fiordellisi, Barbara Ligeti, Annette Tapert and Cherry Lane Theatre Company
sets by Troy Hourie
costumes by Elizabeth Hope Clancy
lights by Kirk Bookman
sound by David M. Lawson

Human Festival finalist

Filmed by Lincoln Center Library

Oct 24 - Nov 25


Saint Lucy’s Eyes

2001

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

SAINT LUCY'S EYES
by Bridgette Wimberly
directed by Billie Allen
with Ruby Dee, Willis Burks II, Toks Olagundoye, and Sally A. Stewart
produced by Angelina Fiordellisi, Barbara Ligeti, and Cherry Lane Theatre Company
sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Alvin B. Perry, lights by Jane Reisman, original Music/Sound by Michael Wimberly

Originally developed with Wendy Wasserstein in Cherry Lane’s inaugural season of Mentor Project

Winner three AUDELCO Awards

Filmed by Lincoln Center Library

July 12 - Sep 2


21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com

2002

written and performed by Mike Daisey
directed by Jean-Michelle Gregory
produced by David J. Foster, Martian Entertainment and Peter Cane
scenic design by Louisa Thompson
lighting by Russell H. Champa


Happy Days

2002

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

HAPPY DAYS
by Samuel Beckett
directed by Joseph Chaikin
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
starring Joyce Aaron and Ron Faber
set design by Riccardo Hernandez
costume design by Katherine Roth
lighting design by Beverly Emmons

This 41st Anniversary Revival of Happy Days was the first production under Cherry Lane auspices.

Sep 29 - Oct 24


It Just Catches

2003

adapted from stories by Ernest Hemingway
by Carol Hemingway with the songs of Cole Porter
directed by Ed Hastings
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre and MODA Entertainment;
consulting producer Carolyn Rossi Copeland
starring David Ackroyd, Ann Crumb, Marsh Hanson
Ryan Shively, Daniel Freedom Stewart, Jessica D. Turner
sets by Riccardo Hernandez
costumes by David C. Woolard
lighting by Duane Schuler


Kiki and Herb: Coup de Theatre

2003

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

KIKI AND HERB: COUP DE THEATRE
created and performed by Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman
directed by Scott Elliott
produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Steven M. Levy
set by Derek McLane
costumes by Marc Happel
lighting by Jason Lyons
sound design by Ken Travis

Drama League Nomination for Distinguished Performance

May 7 - Oct 4


Women on Fire

2003

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre

WOMEN ON FIRE
by Irene O'Garden
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
performed Judith Ivey
directed by Mary B. Robinson
set and costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Pat Dignan, sound design by Bart Fasbender, prop design by Faye Armon

Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Solo Show

Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance

The Dramatist Guild Fund's annual Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award, given "to the actress selected by the Fund for outstanding achievement in the legitimate theatre."

Oct 14 - 25


Open Heart

2004

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre

OPEN HEART
by Robby Benson
directed by Matt Williams
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
performed by Robby Benson, Karla DeVito, and Stan Brown
musical direction by Kevin Farrell
choreography by Luis Perez
set design by Michael Brown
costume design by Ann Hould-Ward
lighting design by Ken Billington
sound design by Aural Fixation
media design by Batwin & Robin Productions

Mar 17 - Apr 25


Miss Julie

2004

by August Strindberg
translated by Truda Stockenström
with Mimi Bilinkski, Michael Aranov, and Opal Alladin
directed by Scott Schwartz
produced by Beowulf Borrit and Jessica Niebanck, and a sponsored project of the
adobe theatre company


Eve-olution

2004

by Hillary Illick and Jennifer Krier
with Sabrina Le Beauf and Carolyn McCormick
directed by Carolyn Cantor
produced by Mari Nakachi, Lucy Anda, and Meg Staunton


Gala: A Salute to 80 Years

2005

A gala celebration of Cherry Lane's rich heritage as New York City's longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre and its role in the future of American theatre.

April 3rd


Slag Heap

2005

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre

SLAG HEAP
by Anton Dudley
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Brienan Nequa Bryant, Alexander Flores, Vincent Kartheiser, Polly Lee, Maggie Moore, Janelle Anne Robinson
directed by Michael Morris
set design by Michael Brown, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Bart Fasbender, fight direction Rick Sordelet, dialect coach Stephen Gabis, casting Judy Henderson CSA, press Keith Sherman & Associates, marketing Walker International Communications Group, stage Manager Kate Hefel

World Premiere.

Slag Heap was first developed with Ed Bullins in Cherry Lane Mentor Project 2003.

Apr 13 - May 7


Gala: Act II, the New Cherry Lane

2006

Directed by Angelina Fiordellisi

Honorees Edward Albee, David Henry Hwang, John Breglio, and the Honorable Christine C. Quinn for their outstanding support of the arts in New York City and emerging playwrights. 

Festivities included Robby Benson and Karla DeVito singing from Pirates of Penzance, Dulé Hill reading from Dutchman, Kelley O’Connor singing an aria from Ainadamar, and F. Murray Abraham, Judith Ivey and Elizabeth Wilson reading from The American Dream.

Lighting Designer: Brian Lilienthal
Stage Manager: John Handy
House Manager: Mary Geerlof

April 3rd


On the Line

2006

by Joe Roland
with David Prete, Joe Roland, John Zibell
Directed by Peter Sampieri
Produced by Mike Nichols, Jill Furman, Boyett Ostar Productions
Set Design by Michael McGarty
Costume Design by Robin L. McGee
Lighting Design by Brian J. Lilienthal
Sound Design by Peter Hurowitz
Press Representation Pete Sanders Group
General Management 101 Productions, LTD.
Stage Manager Jennifer Rogers
Technical Supervisor Aurora Productions, Inc.

Arpil 4th-23rd


Bhutan

2006

Presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.

BHUTAN
by Daisy Foote
directed by Evan Yionoulis
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre in association with New York Stage and Film
with Tasha Lawrence, Sarah Lord, Amy Redford and Jedadiah Schultz
set design by Laura Hyman
costume design by Rebecca Bernstein
light design by Pat Dignan
sound design by Bart Fasbender

Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Playwriting Award Nomination: Daisy Foote

Bhutan was originally developed in Cherry Lane's Celebrating Women Playwrights Program in October 2005.

Oct 29 - Dec 9

DIRECT WOMEN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
following selected performances of Bhutan
Giovanna Sardelli, director
Merle Kailas, executive director, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
Billie Allen, director
Anne Kaufman, director
December 5

Erica Schmidt, director
Martha Banta, director
Lucie Tiberghien, director
Maria Mileaf, director
Nora Peck, president, Leapfrog in America
November 28

Joan Micklin Silver, director
Melissa Kievman, director
Lucie Tiberghien, director
Donna Walker-Kuhne. president, Walker International Communications Group
November 21

Pam Berlin, director
Tisa Chang, Artistic/Producing Director, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre
Janine Nina Trevins, Co-founder, Artistic Director TADA!
Roberta Levitow, Director and Co-founder, Theatre Without Borders
Joan Vail Thorne director and dramatist
November 14

Mary B. Robinson, director
Suzanne Agins director
Pat Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage / Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.
Leah C. Gardiner, director
Robin Bell-Stevens CEO & Executive Director, Jazzmobile, Inc.
November 7

Evan Yionoulis, director
Daisy Foote, playwright
Elizabeth Timperman, Executive Producer, NY Stage & Film
October 24


Dutchman

2007

Presentedy by Cherry Lane Theatre.

DUTCHMAN
by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)
directed by Bill Duke
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Dulé Hill and Jennifer Mudge and special appearance by Paul Benjamin
set by Troy Hourie, costumes by Rebecca Bernstein, lighting by Jeff Croiter, sound by Drew Levy and Tony Smolenski, video by Aaron Rhyne
post performance discussions with Amiri Baraka
filmed by Lincoln Center Library

Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play: Jennifer Mudge

4th Annual Seldes-Kanin Fellowship: Jennifer Mudge

This production of Dutchman, which premiered at Cherry Lane in 1964, was presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Heritage Series.

Jan 22 - Feb 24

CHERRY LANE THEATRE ARTIST FORUM

with Billie Allen, Amiri Baraka, Paul Benjamin, Michael Bradford, Ed Bullins, Kia Corthron, Bill Duke, Katori Hall, Dulé Hill, Woodie King Jr., Nilaja Sun and Bridgette Wimberly
filmed by Lincoln Center Library

Jan 30, following performance of DUTCHMAN


Fugue

2007

by Lee Thuna
directed by Judith Ivey
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre with Roger Alan Gindi
with Ari Butler, Charlotte Booker, Lily Corvo, Liam Craig, Deirdre O’Connell Danielle Skraastad, Rick Stear and Catherine Woolf
set by Neil Patel, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht, lighting design by Pat Dignan, sound design by T. Richard Fitzgerald and Carl Casella, music by Stanley Silverman

produced by Cherry Lane Theatre with Roger Alan Gindi, General Manager
March 13 - April 22


Phallacy

2007

by Carl Djerassi
directed by Elena Araoz
with Lisa Harrow, Simon Jones, Vince Nappo, and Carrie Heitman
presented by Redshift Productions

opened May 15


New York International Fringe Festival

2007

produced by The Present Company

The Mercy Swing by Lane Bernes
An Air Balloon Across Antarctica by Darragh Martin
Lucid by Jordan Smedberg
Out of My Mind by Marvin Novogrodskit and Doug Vogel
Madonna and Child and Other Divas by Tom Johnson
Lost! How a Certain TV Mega-Hunk Stole My Identity by Josh Halloway
Asking for It by Joanna Rush
Joan of Arppo by Gardi Hutter
Roxy Font by Liza Lentini
Earth’s Vacation by Maura Kelley

opened August 10; closed August 25


Cherry Jubilee Celebrates Mentor Project’s Tenth Anniversary

2007

A gala celebration of Cherry Lane’s rich heritage as New York City’s longest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre and its role in the future of American theatre honoring Harold Prince, O. Aldon James, Jr., Lynn Nottage and Tamara Tunie
co-hosted by Harry Smith, Dana Tyler and Adriana Trigiani
with performances by Halley Feiffer, Leah C. Gardiner, Theresa Rebeck, and Alfred Uhry

October 1st


Hoodoo Love

2007

by Katori Hall
directed by Lucie Tiberghien
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
mentored by Lynn Nottage
with Angela Lewis, Kevin Mambo, Marjorie Johnson and Keith Davis
set design by Robin Vest, costume design by Rebecca Bernstein, lighting design by Pat Dignan, sound and original music by Daniel Baker and the Broken Chord Collective
David Debesse, fight director

casting Hopkins, Smith & Barden, Pamela Perrell, press Art Meets Commerce, marketing Walker International Communications Group,adver

Hoodoo Love was originally developed with Lynn Nottage in Cherry Lane Mentor Project 2006

AUDELCO Winner for Lead Actress: Marjorie Johnson

3 AUDELCO Nominations, including the August Wilson Playwright Award


Telephone

2008

by Arianna Reines
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
produced by Amy Kaissar, presented by The Foundry Theatre
with Matthew Dellapina, Gibson Frazier and Birgit Huppuch


The Unseen

2008

by Craig Wright
with Thomas Ward, Steven Pounders and Stan Denman
directed by Lisa Denman
presented by American Actors Company


The American Dream & The Sandbox

2008

written and directed by Edward Albee
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Judith Ivey, George Bartenieff, Lois Markle, Harmon Walsh, Jesse Williams and Daniel Shevlin (Kate Mulgrew replaced Judith Ivey during the production’s extension from Aprill 22 through May 3.)
set design by Neil Patel, costume design by Carrie Robbins, lighting design by Nicole Pearce, music by William Flanagan, sound by Arielle Edwards

This production of The American Dream & The Sandbox was presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Heritage Series. Both plays were originally produced at Cherry Lane Theatre in 1961 and 1962 respectively, as part of Albarwild, a collaboration between Edward Albee and producers Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder.

Filmed by PBS’ American Masters and Lincoln Center Library


Fault Lines

2008

by Stephen Belber
directed by David Schwimmer
with Josh Lucas, Noah Emmerich, Dominic Fumusa, and Jennifer Mudge
presented by Naked Angels


Low Down Dirty Blues

2008

a new musical by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
with Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Deborah Blackwell-Cook, Gregory Porter, Mississippi Charles Bevel, and Terrence Riggins
musicians: Dan Wheetman, Calvin Jones, and Mark Alexander
BJ Jones, Artistic Director, Northlight Theatre

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


The Amish Project

2009

written and performed by Jessica Dickey
directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde

Scenic and costume design by Lauren Helpern; lighting design by Nicole Pearce; sound design by Jill BC Du Boff

Staged as a work in progress

Opened January 10; closed February 1

 


Extinction

2009

by Gabe McKinley
directed by Wayne Kasserman
with James Roday, Michael Weston, Amanda Detmer, and Stefanie E. Frame
produced by Red Dog Squadron


Swan Day 2010

2009

Towards a New WPA: Supporting Woman Artists Now

a play reading and panel discussion: “Mixed Relief,” a one-act play by NewShoe Theatre members Suzanne Bennett, Jill Campbell, Marya Cohn, Dana Leslie Goldstein, Michele Aldin Kushner, and Andrea Lepcio, with Elyse Mirto, Lynn Cohen, Lizan Mitchell, Judith Hawking, Black Eyed Susan, Melanie Nicholls-King, Toks Olagundoye, and Peter Reznikoff, directed by Teresa K. Pond. Lauren Rosen, Sound & Audio Design; Rebecca Snead, Harmonica Player; Annie Deardorff, Stage Manager. WomenArts panel discussion, “Towards a New WPA,” with leading feminist arts activists Martha Richards, Elizabeth A. Sackler, Carol Jenkins, and Arlene Goldbard

Produced by WomenArts in collaboration with NewShoe Theatre Group and the League of Professional Theatre Women

Presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Tango Palace & Dr. Kheal

2009

Presented as part of The 2010 New York Fornés Festival.
by Maria Irene Fornés
directed by Gisela Cardenas

Tango Palace performed by Arjun Gupta and T. Ryder Smith. Dr Kheal performed by Rocco Sisto; Christian Pineda, Stage Directions.

festival presented by INTAR; Gwendolyn Alker, Curator.

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


What of the Night?

2009

four one-acts presented as part of The 2010 New York Fornés Festival
by Maria Irene Fornés

Nadine directed by Jaquelyn Landgraf
with Zuleyna Guevara, Ronald Alexander Peet, Rik Walter, Desiree Burch, Tracy Podell, and Stephanie Hsu; Jeri Silverman; Guitarist

Springtime directed by Kay Matschullat
with Anna Fikhman, Massiel Delgadillo, and Liam Nelligan

Lust directed by Felipe J. Gorostiza
with Walter Krochmal, Gilbert Gruz, Monica Steuer, Mateo Gomez, Elizabeth Acosta, and Ryan Thibeault

Hunger Directed by Mayra Ferrer
with Jack R. Marks, Eve Packer, Ralph Pochoda, Adriana Sonones, and Kaitlin M. Goff.
Ashley L. Fields, Stage Directions for all four plays
festival presented by INTAR; Gwendolyn Alker, Curator.

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Motherlodge Presents The Saints Tour

2009

a walking tour of the West Village with Meal and Music
conceived and written by Molly Rice
directed by Rachel Chavkin
with Taylor Mac and Nick Lerangis. Assistant direction by Knud Adams, production stage management by Stephen Ellis

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Oliver Parker!

2009

by Elizabeth Meriwether
directed by Evan Cabnet
with Johanna Day, John Larroquette, Monica Raymund, and Michael Zegen
produced by stageFARM


The Lady with All the Answers

2009

by David Rambo
with Judith Ivey
directed by BJ Jones
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
set design by Neil Patel; costume design by Martin Pakledinaz; lighting design by Nicole Pearce; sound design by Kevin O’Donnell; wig design by Paul Huntley; stage management by Paige van den Burg

Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance: Judith Ivey

Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Show

Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance: Judith Ivey

Opened October 14; closed December 6


Pinkalicious, The Musical

2009

book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann
music, lyrics and orchestration by John Gregor
directed by Teresa K. Pond
with Bridget Riley, Cara Fish, Jonny Beauchamp, Melanie Dusel, Jonathan Bauchman, Kyla Schoer, and Molly Gilman
choreography by Dax Valdes; Musical Director, Jad Bernardo; with original direction by Suzu McConnell-Wood
produced by Vital Theatre Company


From Breast Cancer to Broadway

2009

Standing Ovation: Telling Our Stories As We Fight Breast Cancer 

an evening of short plays:

Soc it to Me by Phyllis Goldberg
directed by Pat Golden, with George Tynan Crowley, Nate Faust, and J. J. Perez

Cancer Notes by Jackie Richards
directed by Billie Allen, with Lynn Whitfield and Roscoe Orman

Excerpt from In This Life Together by Ruby Dee
directed and performed by Billie Allen

The Joy of Life by Pearl Griffith-Eccles
directed by Chuck Paterson, with Marjorie Johnson, Bobbi Owens, Hechter Ubarry,
and Kate Mailer

Glass by Bridgette A. Wimberly
directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke, with Stephanie Berry

I Luv Valentine’s Day by Carolyn Smith
directed by Nicole Watson, with Marjorie Johnson, Bobbi Owens, Peter Jay Fernandez, Charles Barboza, and Michael Micalizzi

The Blind Eyes Wanted to See by Valerie P. de Beaufort-d’Aubigne
directed by Bridgette A. Wimberly, with Elizabeth Davis, Lelund Durond Thompson, Amanda Duffy. Joshua John McKay, and Francois d'Aubigne

Identification by Kate Mailer
directed by Chuck Paterson, with Performed by Kate Mailer

Sorry Ain’t Enough by Daisy I. Dumas-Featherstone
directed by Stephanie Berry, with Marjorie Johnson, J.J. Perez, Denise Lock, Thyais Walsh, Bobbie Owens, and Nate Faust

Excerpt from In This Life Together by Ruby Dee
directed and performed by Billie Allen

Surviving Cancer and Crazy People by Bernadette M. Scruggs
directed by Pat Golden, with Rosalyn Coleman and Susan Brown

presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Tongues Reading Series


Nunsense

2010

25th Anniversary Revival

written and directed by Dan Goggin
produced by Cherry Lane Theatre
with Bonnie Lee, Bambi Jones, Maria Montana, Jeanne Tinker, and Stephanie Wahl
musical Staging by Teri Gibson; musical direction by Leo P. Carusone; set design by Barry Axtell; lighting design by Paul Miller; production Stage Management by J.P Elins

This revival of Nunsense, which was originally produced at Cherry Lane in 1985, was presented as part of Cherry Lane’s Heritage Series.

Nominated for the Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical Revival.


Imagining Heschel

2010

by Colin Greer
directed by Larry Moss
staged reading with Richard Dreyfuss and Rinde Eckert
lighting Design by Jake Platt; Jonathon Goldman, production supervisor/production stage manager; Kathleen E.G. Munroe, assistant stage manager; Noelle Ghoussaini, assistant director and company manager
presented by The Culture Project

November 4 - 28


Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

2010

featuring Soledad Barrio and guest artists Juan Ogalla and Antonio Jimenez; cantaores: Emilio Florido, Manuel Gago, and Miguel Rosendo; guitarristas: Salva de Maria and Eugenio Iglesias
lighting design by S. Benjamin Farrar; Christopher Thielking, Technical Director; Maria de la O Rodriguez Fernandez, production manager; Michelle Coe, company administrator

presented by Martin Santangelo, Artistic Director and Producer of Noche Flamenca


A Perfect Future

2011

a new play by David Hay
directed by Wilson Milam
with Donna Bullock, Scott Drummond, Daniel Oreskes, and Michael T. Weiss
Produced by Andy Sandberg, Whitney Hoagland Edwards, and Neal-Rose Creations


Teeth of the Sons

2011

by Joseph Sousa

directed by Nicole Haran

 

with  Will Allen, Casandera M.J. Lollar, Shayna Padovano,

Joseph Sousa, and Donald P. Flores

Jacob, played by Sousa, is the younger of two Jewish brothers. Jacob looks after the family house, studying Torah and being pursued by all the families at temple with girls of a marriagble age. His older brother is the family fuck-up, or so we are shown throughout the character’s familial interactions. It turns out that Sam, who has a habit of disappearing on his family for extended periods of time, has re-connected with the boys’ estranged father and his side of the family – who are Greek Orthadox. Meanwhile, Sam’s fallen for – and knocked up – a Polish girl, and now they want Jacob to let them stay for a while.

May 24 - June 22


Manipulation

2011

MANIPULATION
Written By Victoria E. Calderon
Directed by Will Pomerantz
Scenic Design by Bill Stabile
Costume Design by Alejo Vietti 
Lighting Design by Kirk Bookman
Starring Robert Bogue, John-Patrick Driscoll, Gabriel Furman, Jeremy Stiles Holm,
Brendan McHahon, Elizabeth Norment, Saundra Santiago, Rafi Silver, Marina Squerciati,
Michele Vazquez


Naked in a Fishbowl

2011

Naked in a Fishbowl is an outrageous weekly sitcom that chronicles the hilarious and startling honesty between six friends in New York City.

Fully improvised and filmed live, each episode delivers "knockout" performances that WCBS calls "Smart, honest, and definitely fearless."


Crane Story

2011

Presented by Playwrights Realm

Inspired by the Japanese legend of the Crane Wife, Jen Silverman’s odyssey unfolds in the space between two worlds as Cassis embarks on a quest to save her brother’s ghost. Crane Story interweaves puppetry, music, and ancient folklore to tell an imaginative, haunting (and humorous) story that will captivate the hearts of audiences and never let go.

September 6 - October 1


After Paradise

2011

a monoplay remembering September 11th
with Will Swenson
directed by Damien Gray
music by Peter Lurye

Sunday, September 11th at 2pm

AFTER PARADISE is a two-act monoplay combining two texts written ten years apart.
The first piece, 3 Weeks after Paradise, was written in 2001 shortly after the attacks on
the Twin Towers and details the experience of the playwright’s family in downtown New
York on that morning and in the immediate aftermath. The play was filmed in 2002 and
aired repeatedly on the Bravo network, winning several awards. The second piece, 10
Years after Paradise, was written during the past year and centers on the effects of 9/11
on the world today.

 


Charles Winn Speaks

2011

"It's an American dream gone wrong, the aggressive yet tender and appealing businessman... (the excellent Christopher Kipiniak)... left with everything but the girl."

- Backstage

Set against the backdrop of the current financial crisis, Charles Winn Speaks by C.S. Hanson follows a lovesick stockbroker as he struggles to find … and keep the woman of his dreams. Juggling the economy, love affairs and his pursuit of the American Dream might just turn out to be more than he can handle!

September 17 - October 1
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7pm, Sunday @ 3pm

Presented by Living Image Arts. More info at livingimagearts.org


Asuncion

2011

by Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Kip Fagan

featuring Remy Auberjonois, Justin Bartha, Jesse Eisenberg, Camille Mana

presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

October 12th - December 18th

Tuesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm

In Asuncion, Edgar and Vinny are not racists. In fact, Edgar maintains a blog condemning American imperialism and Vinny is three-quarters into a PhD in Black Studies. When a young Filipina woman named Asuncion becomes their new roommate, the pair have a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how open minded they truly are. This hilarious and heartbreaking new play explores the complicated ways we exploit culture and politics for our own needs.


Psycho Therapy

2012

Mindful Media presents

PSYCHO THERAPY

Featuring Angelica Page, Jeffrey Carlson, Laurence Lau, and Jan Leslie Harding

Lily's financee Phillip blows off couples therapy and Dorian, her hot young ex-boyfriend, jumps in to fill the void. When the trio ends up on the couch together, only therapist Nancy Winston can untangle the kinks. Frank Strausser's insanely entertaining new comedy opens the door to a new option - couples therapy for three.

Running time: 90 minutes


Teresa’s Ecstasy

2012

Teresa's Ecstasy
by Begonya Plaza
directed by Will Pomerantz
with original music by Albert Carbonell
featuring Shawn Elliott, Linda Larkin and Begonya Plaza

"Teresa's Ecstasy is a sumptuous comic drama about sex, love and spirituality. A terrific script by Begonya Plaza. Shawn Elliott gives a stunning performance. Linda Larkin sparkles."--Guerra, New York Daily News

"Well written, touching and funny. Shawn Elliott is outstanding. Will Pomerantz ably directs." --Farrar, Associated Press
 

In Teresa's Ecstasy Carlotta's return to Barcelona has two purposes. It's a stopover on the way to Avila, where she is researching an article on St. Teresa, a 16th century nun. It's also to serve her husband Andres with divorce papers. Over a sumptuous lunch of wine and gazpacho, Andres fights to rekindle their relationship. But Carlotta is on a quest for the divine, and in the process of discovering the mystical Teresa's Ecstasy, she discovers herself.


Psycho Therapy

2012

Barbara Ligeti and Wishing Well Productions presents

Psycho Therapy
by Frank Strausser
directed by Michael Bush
featuring Alexander Cendese, Jan Leslie Harding, Laurence Lau and Gabrielle Miller

Lily's would-be fiancé Phillip blows off couples therapy and Dorian, her hot young ex-boyfriend, jumps in to fill the void. When the trio ends up on the couch together, only therapist Nancy Winston can untangle the kinks. Frank Strausser's insanely entertaining new comedy opens the door to an unconventional option - couples therapy for three.


We Play for the Gods

2012

Women’s Project Theater presents

WE PLAY FOR THE GODS

Written, directed and produced by the 2010-2012 WP Lab

with Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Alexandra Henrikson, Irene Sofia Lucio & Erika Rolfsrud

Scenery by Jennifer Moeller, Costumes by Moria Sine Clinton, Lighting by Scott Bolman & Sound by Stowe Nelson

June 1-23, 2012

The copier coughs. The air conditioner stutters. Your Post-It supply is running low. Don’t dismiss the notion that you may be reckoning with forces divine. In the world premiere production of WE PLAY FOR THE GODS, four women go to work on a seemingly ordinary day only to find that a trickster god has slid through the cracks and cubicles of their office to take them on a journey to the other side of ordinary. Who knows? Today, the same could happen to you.

WP Lab:  Charity Ballard, Alexandra Collier, Elizabeth R. English, Jessi D. Hill, Andrea Kuchlewska, Manda Martin, Dominique Morisseau, Kristen Palmer, Sarah Rasmussen, Mia Rovegno, Melisa Tien, Nicole A. Watson, Stephanie Ybarra and Stefanie Zadravec

WePlayForTheGods.com

Watch rehearsal trailer

Left photo: (L-R) Alexandra Henrikson Erika Rolfsrud and Irene Sofia Lucio
Right photo: (L-R) Annie Golden, Amber Gray, Alexandra Henrikson, Irene Sofia Lucio and Erika Rolfsrud. Photos by Chasi Annexy


From Breast Cancer to Broadway

2012

June 22, 2pm

Cherry Lane Theatre


Fringe NYC 2012

2012

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.


Happy Hour Theatre Crawl

2012

Residents & Business Owners of Community Board 2 present
The First Annual Happy Hour Theatre Crawl
 
A local landmarks guided tour through historic Village streets from theatre to theatre, including HERE, Cherry Lane, New Ohio and Rattlestick.
 
September 5

A-paws! A-paws! A Benefit Event for Cherry Lane

2012

A-paws! A-paws!
a unique and inspiring theatrical program, book signing, and reception
to benefit the Cherry Lane Theatre
 
Award-winning set, lighting, and costume designer Lloyd Burlingame,
former chair of the Design Department at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts,
will talk about his career in the theater and life with his two Seeing Eye dogs
 
Then he and his present dog, Kemp, will sign copies of their new book,
Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan: A Love Story,
a funny, fast-paced memoir
 
September 6

All For One Theater Festival

2012

All For One Theater Festival’s 2nd season features ten extraordinary solo shows, including the NYC premiere of Emmy-winner Leslie Jordan's FRUIT FLY and shows directed by  BD Wong, Colman Domingo and Broadway's Lynne Taylor Corbett. We also offer expertly-led workshops and panels for veteran and emerging solo artists. 

September 14 - 30
 


We Are Theatre

2012

WE ARE THEATRE 

A Speak Out Against Sexism in Theatre!

WE ARE THEATRE is an evening of monologues, skits, songs and scenes about sexism in theatre. Works by Anonymous, Tiffany Antone, Brooke Berman, Kate Bornstein, Paula Cizmar, Sarah Duncan, Lauren Ferebee, Mila Golubov, Elizabeth Hess, Yvette Heyliger, Velina Hasu Houston, Penny Jackson, Andrea Lepcio, Marianne McDonald, Irina Merkina, Honor Molloy, Laura Shamas, Caridad Svich, Kathleen Warnock, Sheilah Rae, Theresa Rebeck, Thelma Virata de Castro, Shay Youngblood and Guerrilla Girls On Tour! will be read by New York City based performers.


This one night only event was supported by Women's Project and Productions, the LA Female Playwrights Initiative, Hollaback!, Hedgebrook, Live Girls! Theater, The Queen's Company, New Perspectives Theatre, Judith Shakespeare Company, The Negro Ensemble, Guerrilla Girls Broad Band, Little Black Dress INK, Project Girl, Nashville Dramaturgy Project, Looking for Lilith, Tap It New Works Ensemble Theatre and Gloria Steinem.       

WE ARE THEATRE in the news

 

September 24

Spark

2012

A special Veterans Day reading of the new play Spark by OBIE-award winning playwright Caridad Svich, followed by an expert panel discussion on the experience of women veterans facing trauma and assault while serving.

Produced by Gloria Mann, TECL / Mannatee Films, in collaboration with NoPassport, the cast includes Louis Cancelmi (Blasted, Soho Rep), Marin Ireland (Tony Award nominee, reasons to be pretty), Jocelyn Kuritsky (Woodshed Collective, 13P), and Gloria Mann (Ashes to Ashes, Walkerspace), and Peter Jay Fernandez. Scott Schwartz (Golda’s Balcony) will direct the reading.

Spark centers on a family of sisters in North Carolina, one of whom is a returning veteran from a recent war. Along with hosting the event, after the reading, Tony Award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will participate in a distinguished panel on the role of women in the US military, psychological and physical health for veterans, and the role of art in the healing process.
 
Moderated by Omega Institute program strategist Michael Craft, the panel will also feature one of America’s leading physicians working with military trauma, former Air Force Major Nisha Money MD; acclaimed documentary filmmaker, JulieHera DeStefano, whose new film, Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home, recounts the unprecedented story of women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan; and Gulf War veteran Susan Lynch, Executive Director of There and Back-Again (www.thereandback-again.org), a nonprofit supporting active service-members and providing reintegration support services to combat veterans of all conflicts. The Cherry Lane evening for Spark is sponsored, in part, by Oliver Kita Chocolates and Michael Boris Clothing.

Spark is the third play in Caridad Svich’s American quartet of plays addressing national issues/global concerns that include 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award-winning Guapa and The Way of Water. Spark will receive dozens of readings, including the Cherry Lane Theatre event, across the United States and internationally throughout November 2012. Among the additional national venues that are participating in the national reading scheme are Bristol Riverside Theatre in Pennsylvania, Profile Theatre in Portland, Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, The Playwrights Center of Minneapolis, Theatre Project and Bump in the Road in Baltimore, and Tricklock Theatre in Albuquerque.

November 11


A Summer Day

2012

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents
A Summer Day by Jon Fosse
Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
Featuring Carlo Alban, Karen Allen, McCaleb Burnett, Maren Bush, Pamela Shaw and Samantha Soule

The visit of an Elderly Friend to an Elderly Woman sparks the memory of the Friend's first visit to the house and the mysterious disappearance of her friend's husband. Fosse's play is a meditation on loss.

October 10 - November 25 (Extended through December 8)

 


Legendary Lives

2012

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the League Of Professional Women

Legendary Lives: Sarah Bernhardt, Edna Ferber, and Hallie Flanagan

Written by Milly Barranger, Julie Gilbert, and Ruth Wolff

Featuring Cynthia Enfield and David Spencer

Shellen Lubin, Creative Consultant
Mari Lynn Henry, Producer

December 11

 


Women’s Words

2012

Harriet Slaughter presents
Women's Words
an evening of Women's Poetry as Expressed by
P.J. Gibson, Carol Hall, Anne Hamilton, Harriet Slaughter, Mira J. Spektor and Gayl Teller
directed by Cara Reichel

Presented as part of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s 30th Anniversary 30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years project. The League's mission is to provide visibility to twomen, and this evening is dedicated to life experiences as viewed throug the lens of women poets.

December 12 at 7pm


Silent Disco and Benefit for Haiti

2012

Silent Disco and Benefit for Haiti
Thursday, December 13
7-11pm

VibeTribe partners with Silent Events and The Cherry Lane Theatre for a night of revelry and philanthropy. 100% of the proceeds to benefit RESPIRE HAITI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL in Gressier, Haiti (www.respirehaiti.org)

Tickets are $25 and include beverage service and headphones for the SILENT DISCO with beats by FDVM.

Hot off the plane from France, DJ duo FDVM will be spinning all night, lighting a fire in your dancing shoes. http://www.facebook.com/weareFDVM

If you cannot make the event, you can still contribute by donating items from Respire Haiti Christian School's GIFT CATALOG!
http://www.respirehaitigiftcatalog.com/Respire_Haiti_Gift_Catalog/Gift_Catalog_Home_Page.html

DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD. 
Social change begins with the power of WE.

VibeTribe is goods.gatherings.stories. 
We create media content and immersive experiences driven by social responsibility and sustainability. We partner with for-purpose and non-profit organizations to promote collaboration in solving critical issues affecting the global tribe. 

Please help make our first NY Event a success!

This is a 21+ event. 

Dress: represent your funkiest self, put the FUN in FUNdraising


Rockaway: a Benefit for Hurricane Sandy

2012

Barefoot Theatre Company, Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director proudly presents
ROCKAWAY
a reading of new short plays by some of the best emerging and established playwrights in town.  Proceeds for this benefit event will go towards the support of Hurricane Sandy Victims.
December 18 at 2pm at 7pm

FEATURING SHORT PLAYS BY:
Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Israel Horovitz, Jose Rivera, Stephen, Adly Guirgis, Lucy Boyle, Joe Pintauro, Mike Reiss, Frank Pugliese, Kristina Poe, Kristoffer Diaz, Michael Reyes, Cusi Cram, Tyler Fascett, Craig  "muMs" Grant, Jonathan Libman, Jennifer Skura, Mark von Sternberg, Dwayne Yancey, Jason Furlani, Andrea Ciannavei

FEATURING:
Gina Gershon, Annabella Sciorra, Jesse Eisenberg, Mickey Sumner, Will Rogers, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Craig "muMs" Grant, Stephanie Janssen, Francisco Solorzano, Tala Ashe, Victoria Malvagno, Angelina Fiordellisi, Margaret Ladd Kessler, Alfredo Narciso, Danelle Eliav, John Doman, Jennie West, Sol Crespo, Jeremy Brena, Gillian Rougier, Arjun Gupta, Cristina Pitter, Kevin Geer, Andrew McLarty, Andrea Ciannavei, Mickey Ryan, Jay Nickerson, John Harlacher, John Gazzale, Amelia Campbell, Joseph R. Sicari, Michael Colby Jones and more

DIRECTED BY
Molly Marinik, Shira-Lee Shalit, Francisco Solorzano, Rose Bonczek

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Arthur Kriklivy

STAGE MANAGER: Michael Denis

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Molly Keene

LIVE MUSIC:
Aidan Koehler, Daniella Rabbani, Ronit Aranoff, Mika Nishimura, Trevor Exter

ADMISSION: $20
CASH ONLY AT THE BOX OFFICE

Highly recommended to RSVP at barefootrsvp@aol.com
with name, contact info, time you'd wish to attent and amount of tickets.

Visit barefootheatrecompany.org

This festival of short plays will be a benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways via Mike D's (Beastie Boys) project:  http://www.rockawayplatelunch.org/about

2 pm Show

Monologue by Andrea Ciannavei

John Ford's American Dream Juice
by Michael Reyes
with John Harlacher, Jeremy Brena, and Jennie West
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

My Old Man
by Mike Reiss
with Angelina Fiordellisi, Sol Crespo, John Doman, Jeremy Brena, and Jennie West
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Ribbon In the Sky
by Jonathan Marc Sherman
with Will Rogers and Mickey Sumner
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

The Uniform
by Dwayne Yancey
with Jay Nickerson and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

The Stain
by Krintina Poe
with Gina Gershon and Kevin Geer
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco 

The Fitting
by Frank Pugliese
with Alfredo Narciso and Joseph R. Sicari
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Evreything Else
by Jennifer Skura
with Caitlin Fitzgerald and John Harlacher

Head of a Needle
by Jason Furlani
with Fracisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Exxon Eats The Odalisque!
by Lucy Boyle
with Angelina Fiordellisi, John Doman, Mickey Sumner, and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Naughty Secrets
by Mark Von Sternberg
with Tala Ashe and Jeremy Brena
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Deep into October
by Dwayne Yancey
with Mickey Ryan and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Bianca Christin Gallifuoco

Jump
by Cusi Cram
with Francisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Virtual Alex
by Israel Horovitz
with John Doman and Gina Gershon
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Impact
by Jose Rivera
with Alfredo Narciso and Gillian Rougier
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson  

Monologue by Jesse Eisenberg
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

7 PM Show

Monologue by Andrea Ciannavei

Monologue by Craig "muMs" Grant

My Old Man
by Mike Reiss
with Margaret Ladd Kessler, Sol Crespo, John Doman, Jeremy Brena, Jennie West
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Everything Else
by Jennifer Skura
with Danelle Eliav and Craig "muMs"
Stage direction: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Ribbon in the Sky
by Jonathan Marc Sherman
with Jeremy Brena and Mickey Sumner

The Uniform
by Dwayne Yancey
with Jay Nickerson and Andrew Maclarty
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

The Stain
by Kristina Poe
with Gina Gershon and Kevin Geer
Stage direction: MIchaela McPherson

Head of a Needle
by Jason Furlani
with Francisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage direction: Michaela McPherson

Exxon Eats the Odalisque
by Lucy Boyle
with Angelina Fiordellisi, John Doman, Mickey Sumner, and Andrew Maclarty
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Please Leave the Light On
by Jonathan Libman
with Jennie West, Amelia Campbell, Arthur Kirklivy, and Craig "muMs" Grant
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Naughty Secrets
by Mark Von Sternberg
with Sol Crespoand Arjun Gupta
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Deep into October
by Dwayne Yancey
with Michael Colby Jones and Andrew Maclarty
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Jump
by Cusi Cram
with Francisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Virtual Alex
by Israel Horovitz
with John Doman and Gina Gershon
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco

Impact
by Jose Rivera 
with John Gazzale and Cristina Pitter
Stage directions: Michaela McPherson

Monologue by Jesse Eisenberg
Stage directions: Bianca Christina Gallifuoco


The Revisionist

2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents

THE REVISIONIST

by Jesse Eisenberg

directed by Kip Fagan

featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave

David arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their tenuous relationship develops, she reveals details about her complicated post-war past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.

February 15 - March 31 EXTENDED THROUGH APRIL 27
 


Mentor Project 15th Anniversary Celebration

2013

Featuring Nick Choksi, Elizabeth A. Davis, Ruby Dee, Anton Dudley, Rajiv Joseph, Lisa Ramirez, and 15 years of Mentor Project Alumni

March 4


Basilica

2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents

Written by Mando Alvarado
Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Featuring Jake Cannavale, Bernardo Cubria, Rosal Colon, Selenis Leyva, Alfredo Narciso, Yadira Guevara-Prip, and Felix Solis

In South Texas, two things loom large, The Catholic Church and Texas Pride ... and Joe Garza - a strong, hard working man - embodies one more than the other. But when he learns that Gilbert Gonzalez has returned as the new pastor at the Basilica, Joe's confronted with the choices he made in life and questions the past the only way he knows how -- anger, pride and a biting tongue.

Running time: 120 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.


Waiting…A Song Cycle

2013

The World's Stage Theatre Company 

presents 
WAITING... A SONG CYCLE 
Music and Lyrics by Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy
 
Performance Schedule: 
Wed. June 26th - 8:00pm 
Thurs. June 27th - 8:00pm 
Fri. June 28th – 8:00pm 
Sat. June 29th – 4:00pm & 8:00pm 
 
About The Production: 
The World's Stage Theatre Company Presents 
WAITING... A SONG CYCLE 
Music and Lyrics by Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy 
 
A new musical about relationships found, relationships lost... what are they waiting for?
Waiting..., a new song cycle written by Bob Kelly and Kelly Pomeroy, follows nine individuals as love is found and lost. The show is told through a series of musical vignettes: an upcoming wedding, flirtation at the workplace, a high school dance, a simple dinner date. Each story is different, but each person must make a decision– to go after what they want, or to just keep waiting.

NYC Premiere OFF-Broadway. Limited Run.

Originally Premiered at the Tenth Street Theatre, Milwaukee WI

“The show briskly cascades through the aspirations and perspirations of people dealing with life out of synch with their passions… The World's Stage ensemble manages some heartfelt performances…” – Russ Bickerstaff, Express Milwaukee 
 
“With outstanding performances and radio-ready hits, The World's Stage Theatre Company's production of Waiting. . . A Song Cycle soars high.” – Third Coast Daily Online Facebook 
 
“…then there’s the show’s music, a score music director Colleen Schmidt described in an interview earlier this week as ‘a little bit Ben Folds, a little bit Jason Robert Brown.’ It’s a comparison that pretty much checks.” – Matthew Reddin, Third Coast Daily
 
About The Company/Unique Collaborative Project: 
The mission of The World's Stage Theatre Company is to inspire, entertain, and delightfully shock our audiences with a broad spectrum of theatrical works. The World’s Stage Theatre’s home base is in Milwaukee, WI.  Since founding in 2009 – we have produced over 16 productions. Past works include, “The McDonagh Festival – A celebration of Martin McDonagh”, “punkplay” by Gregory S. Moss, “The Unseen” by Craig Wright, and “Project: Working Title – A look into the play-writing process”. 
 
One of our goals at The World's Stage Theatre is to build new artistic relationships in the community and beyond.  We are excited to be able to bring the talent from our home-base theatre scene of Milwaukee to the vibrant theatre scene in NYC. Part of our unique mission is to collaborate with and help bring the many theatre communities together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Colin Quinn Unconstitutional

2013

Colin Quinn Unconstitutional 

Written and Performed by Colin Quinn

Directed by Rebecca A. Trent

Colin Quinn returns to the stage in UNCONSTITUTIONAL where he tackles 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 Minutes.

“A funny amble through American history. Quinn has always been a little ahead of the curve.” - The New York Times

“Entertaining and a little shocking! Quinn—smoky-voiced, insistent, and florid with funny details—has the air of a barroom sage.” - The New Yorker

“Fast, furious and funny! In Quinn we trust.” - New York Daily News

“Hilarious! Wonderfully riotous!” - The Hollywood Reporter

“70 hilarious minutes of plainspoken wit!” - Broadwayworld.com

“Quinn is pro-funny!”  - Entertainment Weekly

“Fresh, witty and illuminating!” - Theatermania

Critics’ Pick!  - Time Out New York

On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.

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Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2013

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Mike Birbiglia: Working It out

2013

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells some stories, takes requests, and welcomes a guest or two for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux. 


Ashville

2013

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents

Ashville

Written by Lucy Thurber

Directed by Karen Allen

Featuring George West Carruth, Aubrey Dollar, Andrew Garman, Tasha Lawrence, James McMenamin, Joe Tippett, Mia Vallet

Set Design by John McDermott, Costume Design by Jessica Pabst, Light Design by Matt Richards, Sound Design by Bart Fasbender

Sixteen year-old Celia longs for more than her small Western Massachusetts town, but finds herself trapped in an unhealthy vicious cycle with her alcoholic mother and her burnout boyfriend, Jake. When Jake proposes to her, Celia must decide what she wants from her life – especially as a friendship with a neighbor becomes complicated.

Ashville is part of Lucy Thurber's play cycle THE HILL TOWN PLAYS, being presented as part of the first annual Theater:Village Festival.


John Searles - Help for the Haunted

2013

Adriana Trigiani hosts a launch event for a new book:

Help for the Hunted by John Searles
Published by William Morrow/Harper Collins.

Monday, September 16th at 8pm

 


CB2 Cult Happy Hour Theater Crawl

2013

An informal alliance between Community Board 2 and our neighborhood’s Culture scene

Residents of Community Board 2 are cordially invited to:

THE SECOND ANNUAL
HAPPY HOUR
THEATRE CRAWL!

Monday, Sept 23rd from 5:30pm-9:30pm

Join CB2 and some of your favorite local arts organizations for this special FREE community event!

A local landmarks expert will guide us through historic Village streets from theatre to theatre. Once the Happy Hour Theatre Crawlers arrive at a venue, we will enjoy 45-minutes of drinks and snacks and get to know the theatre and its artistic leaders. We hope you can attend the entire crawl, but if you can only join for part of it, here is where the crawl will arrive, and when:

  1. HERE (145 6th Ave – entrance on Dominick) – 5:30pm
  2. SOHO PLAYHOUSE (15 Vandam St) – 6:30pm
  3. CHERRY LANE THEATRE (38 Commerce Street) – 7:30pm
  4. NEW OHIO THEATRE (154 Christopher Street) – 8:45pm

Check out www.cb2manhattan.org for info

Cherry Lane's Facility Manager Janio Marrero lets theater crawlers in on a few behind-the-scenes secrets.

 


Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2013

Bull Journey Productions presents
Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Written and Performed by Mike Birbiglia

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells some stories, takes requests, and welcomes a guest or two for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux.

November 3, 10, and 17

Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission.


One Night…

2013

CHERRY LANE THEATRE Angelina Fiordellis, Artistic Director
and RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER David van Asselt, Artistic Director / Brian Long, Managing Director

present
A WORLD PREMIERE

ONE NIGHT…
By Pulitzer Prize-winner CHARLES FULLER
Directed by CLINTON TURNER DAVIS

Featuring
Grantham Coleman, K.K. Moggie, Matthew Montelongo, Cortez Nance Jr., Rutina Wesley 

Set John McDermott Costumes Jessica Jahn Lighting Nicole Pearce Sound Sean O'Halloran Video Gil Sperling Fights UnkleDave's Fight-House Props Starlet Jacobs Stage Manager C. Renee Alexander Assistant Stage Manager Kristin Pfeifer Marketing Walker International Communications Group / Toni Israel Press Representation Richard Kornberg & Associates / Don Summa; Sam Rudy Media Relations / Sam Rudy Graphic Designer Frank "Fraver" Verizzo
Production Stage Manager Eugenia Furneaux

Associate Producer Seri Lawrence Production Assitant Miles Orduna Assistant Set Designer Clifton Chadick  Assistant Video Designer Aaron Gonzales Production Carpenter Janio Marrero Scenic Construction The Ken Larson Co. Production Photographer Sandra Coudert Graham Opening Night Photographer Walter McBride Lighting Equipment The Lighting Syndicate Master Electrician Jay Sterkel Audio Technicians Paul Piekarz, Ien DeNio, Sam Callahan, Jeffory Barton Wardrobe Courtney Irizarry Lighting Programmer Alling Langin Scenic Artists Jessica Orona, Rachael Silverman, Brian Howard Carpenters Cory Asinofsky, Adam Weppler, Joe Galan Casting Director Calleri Casting  Pyromaniac Ted Rathjen

November 6 – December 3

What happens to our servicemen and women when they come home?
Exploring the lingering effects of trauma, injustice, and one woman’s recompense, One Night… takes an unflinching look at what is happening to women in the US Armed Forces when their decision to serve exposes them to an unforeseen battle against their fellow soldiers. One Night... was commissioned by Cherry Lane Theatre.

Theatermania

 “these are the plays that stick with [sic] long after you leave the theater. These are the ones you think about and talk about, the ones that stand a chance of bringing about change.”

“Clinton Turner Davis' understated direction serves as a solid backbone for Fuller's examination of internal turmoil, just as John McDermott's realistically simple set, a barebones hotel room, provides a sturdy backdrop on which Alicia, Horace, and their occasional guests play out the everyday horrors of their lives.”

“If One Night… has a theme beyond providing awareness to American heroes who are getting the short end of the stick, it's the ambiguity of truth.”

New York Times

"Mr. Fuller's play couldn't be more timely."

"Movingly depicted"

NY Theater Now

“‘Why am I a hero if I die, and a nuisance if I live?’ This is the brilliant question Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Charles Fuller asks audiences on behalf of all veterans in his new and disturbing drama One Night…”

“One Night… fights to keep our damaged servicemen and women and their troubles from being swept under the rug of our public consciousness.”

 “riveting performance by its leading actress Rutina Wesley.”

“The ensemble of One Night… is simply tremendous. Rutina Wesley is simply brilliant as the disturbed Alicia G. Taking on the character’s complexities and playing them with ease and believability made me leave the theatre with her work at the forefront of my mind.”

“Both stars of One Night… Wesley and Coleman seem to have bright careers ahead of them, and I can’t wait to see their growth as actors.”

 “Fuller hits the nail on the head and encapsulates the feelings of vets with heartbreaking and poignant lines of dialogue like Horace’s reply to Alicia’s admission that she could never love him.”

Stage and Cinema

...with John McDermott’s authentic-looking set, Nicole Pearce’s evocative lighting and Sean O’Halloran’s sound, the show is an experience–and an intense one at that.”

Curtain Up

 “gripping”

“Wesley's acting is heartwrenching”

“One Night is extremely moving and very intense.”

 “That is what the play One Night offers its audience -- a good, up-close look at what could happen to two individuals whose war in Iraq is over, but whose personal war to expunge their demons has just begun."

5% of ticket proceeds benefit IAVA, the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Learn more and support the Next Greatest Generation at IAVA.org.

Watch an interview with Charles Fuller as he discusses his early years as a playwright, his craft, theater today, and his role as mentor in Cherry Lane's Mentor Project 2010. Click here

 


Mentor Project 2014 Launch Party

2013

An evening of celebration announcing the artists of Mentor Project 2014

THE HUNTERS by Jen Silverman, mentored by Lynn Nottage

SONNETS ON TAP conceived and directed by Awoye Timpo, mentored by Lisa Peterson

THE RAGGED CLAWS by Lina Patel, mentored by David Henry Hwang

December 4


Hot Fun in the Wintertime

2013

The Cherry Lane Theatre's Late Night Series Presents:

 

Hot Fun in the Wintertime, a late-night show comprised of new comedy and live music. 

 

New blood in an old vein: Hot Fun is serious play, creating a unique social environment, while bringing original comedy to the historic Cherry Lane Theatre.

 

Ages 21 and over

 

What audiences are saying...

 

I just wanted to express what a joy it was to see the youth, energy, exuberance and sheer raw talent of the troupe that produced Hot Fun in the Wintertime.  I came in expecting a showcase of fledgling post-collegiate actors, and ended up experiencing what felt like the makings of an ensemble on the rise - a la The State out of the NYU scene in the 80s/90s.  I've witnessed numerous sketch comedy shows in my time and thought that, for the most part, the writing, performing and overall production was on par with what I've seen at The Groundlings in LA and verging on SNL-quality prospects.  Not all of it worked perfectly - as you would expect - but the irreverence and intelligence of the pieces (even when, admittedly, pushing the envelope taste-wise) made for a truly satisfying whole.  It's great to see young performers who seem to actually have something to say - about culture, politics, stereotypes…life! - but can say it comedically and without a heavy hand.

 

Knowing Cherry Lane's commitment to emerging talent, I hope these young people are given the opportunity to showcase what obviously is a special group of writers/performers and can continue to develop their work at this historic venue. I could see it very quickly becoming a sensation for them (and the theatre).

 

--Larry Morgan 

 

Featuring:

Jon Bass (Book of Mormon)

Kaley Ronayne (Army Wives)

Edmund Donovan (Snow Geese)

 

Performances:

Thursday, December 12th

Friday, December 13th

Saturday, December 14th

 

Thursday, December 19

FridayDecember 20

Saturday December 21

 

All performances start @ 10pm.

 

Tickets are $10 with online reservation. 

$15 at the door. 

 

Tickets on sale soon!


Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out

2014

Bull Journey Productions presents

Mike Birbiglia: Working It Out
Written and performed by Mike Birbiglia

Comedian/filmmaker Mike Birbiglia tells stories, takes requests, and welcomes a guest or two for an informal evening of comedy. Do not wear a tux.