STUPID F**KING BIRD
An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Original songs composed by James Sugg draw the famously subtextual inner thoughts of Chekhov’s characters to the surface. STUPID FUCKING BIRD will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.
by Darlene Craviotto
It's a hot summer evening and Julie Rodgers has had a bad day. Her boss made a pass at her that she rejected, so she got a pink slip with her check. Julie's broke and disillusioned, so she drinks and turns on the stereo full blast to make the pain go away. Then her roommate comes home in the midst of an eating frenzy; her boyfriend has gone back to his wife, so Alice has turned to food to forget. Julie suggests another way to vent their man-caused frustrations: they should pick a guy, any guy, and take advantage of him. Men have been doing it for years; why can't a woman? Enter a pizza delivery man who agrees to come in and share a beer with them. The evening gets crazier, wilder, angrier, and very, very funny
COMING IN MARCH
The Jerry Duncan Show
Jerry Duncan, 40ish, is an arrogant bombastic, nationally syndicated radio host who interviews politicians in the headlines.
Everyone from Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders.
Off the air, Jerry is an insecure nebbish.
He is single and lives alone in an apartment.
A victim of circumstance, his life has suffered from a domineering mother named Maggie, now deceased.
But not out of his life.
She is still driving him crazy from heaven.
The Two Character Play
by Tennessee Williams
The ultimate brother-and-sister act, Clare and Felice, a pair of genetically matched hams who combine the narcissism, fearfulness, shabbiness and splendor of every actor who ever walked the boards. Tonight they must put on "The Two Character Play" no less than brilliantly, for it might mean the end of their tour. They are competitive and codependent in a fierce, scary way that is particularly associated with show people and siblings. Just put them on a stage, then step back and watch them burn, possibly to a pile of ashes.
This weekend, we’ve invite you to experience a landscape we've created to pay homage to his embattled mind. The Two Character Play is one of his more obscure and abstract plays from his latter explorations. It contains Tenneseee's signature feud of the Carnal vs. the Sensitive, the twinkle of the supernatural, the co-conspiring sibling relationship, and of course- the lyrical, shimmering poetry.
Please find tickets at TwoCharacter.BrownPaperTickets.Com
LONE STAR by James McLure
Directed By: John Joe Battista
Cast: Matt de Rogatis* (Roy) Chris Loupos (Ray)
Michael Villastrigo* (Cletis)
*Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
The story takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar in 1972. Roy, a brawny, macho type who had once been a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and realizes that about all he has left are memories of his glory days, his adoring younger brother Ray, his wife Elizabeth, and his now-crumbling 1959 pink Thunderbird.
Joined by Ray, Roy sets about consuming a case of Lone Star beer while regaling his brother with tales of his military and amorous exploits.
But with the arrival of Cletis, the fatuous, newlywed son of the local hardware store owner, the underpinnings of Roy's world gradually begin to collapse.
Ruth Stage's production of Lone Star will be only the second New York City revival of the show since Powers Boothe originated the role of Roy on Broadway in 1979.
With a new concept from past productions, Lone Star features a performance by the all female band, The Chalks, inside a Texas roadhouse saloon in 1972.
WEEK 1 Musical Guest: The Chalks
JUNE 6 7 8 at 7:30pm
JUNE 9 at 3:00pm (Sun Matinee)
WEEK 2 Musical Guest: Solo Performance by Leenya Rideout
JUNE 13 14 15 at 7:30pm
JUNE 16 at 3:00pm (Sun Matinee)
Tickets available thru Brown Paper Tickets (click the button below)
WOMEN BEHIND BARS
by Tom Eyen
This black comedy is set in the Women's House of Detention in Greenwich Village. Among the range of women within the prison are an innocent young woman, a chain-smoking street-wise tough girl, and a delicate Southern belle reminiscent of Blanche DuBois.
The innocent young woman was framed by her husband on a charge of armed robbery, and is brutalized, betrayed, and sexually assaulted throughout her eight years in prison. She is ultimately broken by the system and leaves jail as a hard-edged, gum-chomping drug dealer.
These women are overseen by the prison's sadistic matron and her tough sidekick.
Produced by Roslyn McKay
Directed by Joe John Battista
Starring Amy Stiller*
Kelli Lyn Harrison*
* Actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity
MARCH 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm
APRIL 4, 5, 6, at 7:30pm
SPECIAL MATINEE APRIL 7TH at 3pm
FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY APRIL 7TH at 7:00PM
PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME FOR THIS PERFORMANCE
Tickets are $25 online at
SAVE $10 with our early bird special by using
Code EARLYBIRD15 at check out before November 15th.
$11 Tickets also available on TDF for TDF members only.
Tickets sold at the door are $25 Cash ONLY based on availability.
BETRAYED BY THE MIND II by S Karlan
Directed by Roger Gonzalez
S Karlan is the pseudonym of a NYC Government official who would rather remain anonymous, and let his (or her) plays do all the talking.
In this new collection of short plays, under the direction of Roger Gonzalez, we travel deep into the mind of an average couple confronting their daily fears, real or not; explore our obsession with the perfect physique and other desires we don't always want to admit we have; travel to a modern day "film noir" style crime story filled with lust, deception, and a gun in the wrong hands; we go "cat-fishing" for love in a digital realm where nothing is real and the players love it that way; and we make assumptions about the things around us that betray the mind...
Are they real characters, figments of our imagination, or a moment in S Karlan's life that the playwright is willing to share, but not confess to have lived? You decide in this evening of short plays and one-acts that are preview to the upcoming S Karlan Short Play Festival in 2019!
Described by LocalTheatreNY.com as "a playwright with a twisted perspective that is all too real and worth exploring."
November 21 - December 2, 2018.Dates & Times
Wednesday, Nov 21 ~ 8pm Preview
Thursday, Nov 22 - Thanksgiving NO SHOW
Friday, Nov. 23 ~ Black Friday 8pm Opening
Saturday, Nov. 24 ~ 8pm show
Sunday, Nov. 25 ~ 2:30pm Matinee
Wednesday, Nov. 28 ~ 8pm show
Thursday, Nov. 29 ~ 8pm show
Friday, Nov. 30 ~ 8pm show
Saturday, Dec 1 ~ 8pm show
Sunday, Dec 2 ~ 2:30pm Matinee
Performances run Nov 1-11,
Thurs-Sat at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm
Special Monday evening performance at 7pm on Nov 5.
Tickets are just $24.
Small Craft Warnings
by Tennessee Williams
Regeneration Theatre is proud to bring this rarely seen 1972 Williams play back to New York City in an intimate production at 13th Street Repertory theatre.
This intensely personal piece centers on a motley group of people gathered in a seedy coastal bar in Southern California. The bar's patrons – from the disillusioned to the destitute, the vulnerable and the lost – reflect on the cards life has dealt them, and struggle to find answers even if they are answers none of them want to face.
Through all their disagreements, it's misery that loves the company
Directed by Regeneration Theatre founders Barnaby Edwards and Marcus Gualberto, the cast features Nicole Greevy*, Jenne Vath*, Robert Maisonett, George A Morafetis*, Jed Peterson*, Jon Spano*, Jason Pintar*, and Christian Musto*
There are just 10 performances of this elegiac and poetic work that Clive Barnes felt would endure more than some of the playwright's more well know pieces, so don't miss out.
* Actors appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Assoc.
NOVEMBER 17 AT 8PM
Reserve your tickets by texting 818-530-3541
and pay at the box office the night of the event
SERGEANT YORK: THE PLAY has been touring the south and is coming to New York City for one night only, and the YORK FAMILY will be in attendance!
Written by award-winning playwright Lisa Soland, the play received full support from the York family and has been produced alongside Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation’s events commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI.
SERGEANT ALVIN YORK was one of the most decorated WWI soldier of the U.S. Army. He received the Medal of Honor for killing 28 German soldiers and singlehandedly capturing 132 in the battle of the Argonne forest, France. Gary Cooper received the Academy Award for best actor portraying Alvin York in the beloved 1941 film, Sergeant York. SERGEANT YORK: THE PLAY depicts the entire story of York’s life, and projects the positive ideal that, yes, one person can make a difference.
"Playwright Lisa Soland has really captured the heart and soul of what my great-grandfather, Alvin York, was all about. It's simply a wonderful play."
– Deborah York, Executive Director of the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation and
great-granddaughter of Alvin York
“Sergeant York: The Play...a powerful statement
on the nature of war and the power of faith.”
– Peter Colley, playwright/screenwriter/librettist
"Fantastic play!! A job well done!!!”
– Colonel Gerald York, grandson of Alvin York
" Sergeant York: The Play is incredibly historically accurate.”
– Joshua Wagganer, Sgt. Alvin C. York State Park Manager
“I thoroughly recommend Sergeant York: The Play for any organization seeking
an inspirational, wholesome tale of a true American hero."
– Burt Rosen, President and CEO of Knox Area Rescue Ministries Knoxville
“Soland has devoted her significant abilities to share the story of Alvin York’s deep personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ."
– Sam Polson, Lead Pastor of West Park Baptist Church
Coming to The 13th Street Rep in October to commemorate BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: Sympathy in C, by Suzanne Mernyk, a new play that tackles cancer and terrorism with inspiration, music, and a little comedy.
SYMPATHY IN C, a new symphonic play juxtaposing cancer and terrorism, opens October 3rd for a two week run, and closes October 14th. The production is timed to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month so that it can bring awareness to all of those who are touched by cancer, as well as those who stand up to fight it.
This riveting play with music captures stories of courage and determination by exploring these parallel threats as well as the choices we make when confronted by the inconceivable. Written by New York City playwright, Suzanne Mernyk, and directed by Terry Hanson, it features eight “voices,” spoken and instrumental, intertwining to expose a diagnosis of cancer and the threat of terrorism, a growing cancer in the soul of society.
Accompanied by a cellist and violist, six actors make their stories personal as they dare to confront these adversaries with anger, love, hope, humor, surrender and ... sympathy.
Skillfully directed by Mr. Hanson, the ensemble presents dazzling staging and a memorable theatrical experience.
To acknowledge this important month and cause, a portion of all proceeds are being donated to StandUp to Cancer.
SYMPATHY IN C is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of "Sympathy in C" must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
THE LOST TEASPOONS is a new play by Vince D'Onofrio having it's World Premiere September 6 - 16, 2018 at The 13th St. Theater in NYC!
Part of the emerging wave of twenty-first century American plays, it’s written in the classic style that looks back in order to see forward. The play is the journey of a teen- Doug, navigating his way through the urban mine fields of the 1950s Bronx.
The Lost Teaspoons is topical and universal in its themes: Youth, Struggle, Broken Homes, First Loves, Forlorn Dreams, PTSD Veterans, Dementia in old age, and of course Hope.
Under the direction of WENDY TONKEN, we've assembled a cast of top-notch actors who will bring this play to life! OBIE Award winner ROSINA FERNHOFF*, ROBERT FUNARO* (The Sopranos, Vinyl, American Gangster,) CHRISTIAN MUSTO*, PATRICK HERAGHTY, WILFREDO ROLDAN, EMILY DALTON, MARY LAHTI, and LOUIS HERRERA.
* Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Assoc.
THE MAD MAD SCIENTIST PLAY
The Gnome Haus is pleased to announce the world premiere of The Mad Mad Scientist Play by E.E. Wade, directed by Josh FS Moser and running at the 13th Street Repertory Theater.
The Mad Mad Scientist Play follows Ron, a black professor and theoretical physicist on a race against the clock to finish his greatest invention: the first humanoid time machine the world has ever seen. As Ron's time machine gets stronger and smarter, he finds himself risking his career, love life, and safety for the chance to answer the "what ifs" he left behind. The Mad Mad Scientist Play is a thrilling sci-fi comedy that questions if living in the past is worth sacrificing your future.
When asked why she chose to explore time travel in her new work, Wade responded, “For me, The Mad Mad Scientist Play is about all the “what ifs” behind each decision we make in life. We all have moments of self-doubt and wonder, but for marginalized folks, worst-case scenarios are often just reality. What if you could go back in time? What would it change?”
This production marks the conclusion to Wade’s year-long residency with The Gnome Haus, after a successful run of her one-woman show, The Rhythm/Da Blues, which premiered in August 2017. The playwright and performer will transition into a permanent role as a member of the company’s core literary and educational development staff.
The cast features Michael D. Baldwin*, Jacqueline Springfield*, Jerome Brooks, Jr*, Bergin Michaels*, & Lev Harvey.
(*These Actors appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association - An Equity Approved Showcase)
About The Gnome Haus: The Gnome Haus is a non-profit theatre company based in NYC. Our mission is to create a safe space for artists who identify as queer and/or people of color to develop new works that represent their individual communities through a lens of “magic.” We make theatre for today. We believe in magic. We’re gnomes (yes, really). Find out more: gnomehaus.org
RED LIGHT WINTER
Written by Adam Rapp
Ryan Reed / Leila Berkane / Jarred Harper
Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter is the story of two former college buddies who decide to fulfill the American fantasy of a vacation in Amsterdam, filled with all of the obvious vices one would be arrested for doing here in the U.S.
Although comedic at times, Red Light Winter is not a comedy. It is an examination of the strong affect friends and strangers can have on one another.
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Music and Lyrics by Elizabeth Turner
Book by Elizabeth Turner, and Vince Pelligrino
Directed by Vince Pelligrino
Musical Direction by Andreas Häberlin
Set Design by Joshua Warner
Costume Design by Jesse Raye-Court
Lighting Design by Allison Hohman
Cast: Elizabeth Turner, Andrea Galatà, Juliana Philippi, Tim Allen, Sam DiRosa, Patricia Lawrence, Robert Long, Davide Ferrari, Alexandra Schwartz, Daniele Ascani, Alex Johnson, Matt DeLuca, Marina Colonna, Emmie Wright, Jovani Perez, Benjamin Hitchcock.
Ciao Bambino is the story of a young, courageous woman from Italy who in 1950 moves to New York City in hopes of creating a new life, and ends up finding herself through music, laughter and love. Adapting to new life in America, Elizabetta deals with the challenges of trying to fit into an “American” society, while also staying true to her “Italian” traditions.
While pursuing Love and Music, Elizabetta discovers her passion and joy in the areas where she least expected she would. Such as by teaching at the rowdy St. Anthony’s school, where she discovers new and exciting challenges that await her in life.
Songs include original music that reflects the sounds of the Mediterranean infused with the sounds of the 60’s, titles including “It feels good to be Italian”, “I want to be in Italy”, “Vita Mia” and “La Mia Estate Amore”.
Ciao Bambino tells the story of overcoming heartbreak, language/social barriers of Italian Americans in New York during the 1950’s, It is a story filled with passion, determination love, and laughter that the entire family can enjoy, and sing along too!
Produced by EAT Creations, LLC
New Light Theater Project presents
TIME STANDS STILL
A Play by Donald Margulies
Directed by Jerry Heymann
Time Stands Still revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb, and her reporter boyfriend James who is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone in Iraq. They receive a visit from their friend Richard, a photo editor, who introduces them to his new girlfriend Mandy, who is much younger than he. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James' prospects at a more conventional life.
Thurs Feb 8 thru Sat Feb 24
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Alliance Media Theatricals presents:
BETRAYED BY THE MIND: 6 Short Plays by S. Karlan
Directed by Bernard Bosio and Roger Gonzalez
BETRAYED BY THE MIND: 6 Short Plays By S. Karlan features:
"I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT"
Connie rents her basement to Teddy, who is charming, helpful, and the surprise answer to her financial woes. But is there more to the secretive Teddy than meets the eye? And who is that guy screaming as he runs out of her basement?
Starring Kimberly Simek and Justin Younts
In a "FAIR EXCHANGE," Harvey is lonely, well off and ready for a girlfriend. Is Sybil the answer to his dreams, or did he get the deal wrong? Starring Amber Bloom and David K. Moseder
In "SHADOW OF ORPHEUS," love is in the air between Allan and Ellen, even Nikos can see it. . Or is it just another Summer Romance? Starring Stephen J Ryan, Jessica Baird, and Hugh Tipping
In "WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH YOU," David has found the perfect woman. There is just one little thing standing in the way of the perfect romance. What will they do? What have they done? Will they survive? Starring Matthew Dean Wood, and Samantha Coppola
Hunters are in town, but what are they really hunting? And if so, what are they hunting. In "THE HUNTERS," Jeffrey and Madge grapple with what's really going on and if they need to worry. Starring Nikki Dos Santos, Bernard Bosio, David K. Moseder, Elle Genevieve and Justin Younts. Robert just wants a ride. Jimmy is ready to give him more.
In "CAB," sometimes you just want to sit in a cab and not talk. Jimmy has other ideas and it involves more than driving around. Starring Hugh Tipping and Jeff Alley
The Last Sicilian is an evening of true stories from Actor/Writer Nick Albanese. Stories about his childhood years spent in his family’s bakery, how generations of his relatives met, married and overcame much to come to America.
The audience is treated to some winning stories that have been passed down over raucous family dinner tables for year after year.
There's some Sicilian history and the negative perception of Italian immigrants in America when they first came to the States and then switches back to the family stories.
You'll learn a little history, get a bit emotional and definitely have tons of laughs as Nick tells his funny and heartwarming tales of growing up Sicilian in America. You don't have to be Sicilian to appreciate this story of an amazing journey that spans a century, from the immigrants arrival in the New World, all the way to modern pop culture. Many will be brought back with nostalgia and others will learn how it really was for their ancestors but most of all, after experiencing this Play, you may want to bring back family dinners around the table and start sharing your own stories filled with Comedy, Drama and Family!
Written & Performed by Nick Albanese
Directed by Joe Battista.
Produced by Nick Albanese, Staci Albanese, Armen Garo and Paul Gervais.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Seth Freeman’s plays have been presented at over a hundred seventy theaters and festivals around the world. He has written for print (The New York Times, Southern Theatre Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, California Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, theHuffington Post, The Hill), screen and television, for which he created the series Lincoln Heights. He has received multiple Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, Golden Globes, Peabody, P.E.N., First Amendment, Christopher, Humanitas, Cine Golden Eagle and numerous other honors for screenwriting, fiction writing and journalism. He contributes non-writing time to community and international organizations dealing with health care, education, the empowerment of women and human rights.
Written by Seth Freeman
Directed by Joe Battista
Produced by Roslyn McKay
A brutal incident at a fraternity house reverberates through a college campus and across decades, shattering lives and forcing a young woman, a young man and the people they know to confront some chilling and unpalatable truths.
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RETURN TO LALA LAND
Directed by Joe Battista
Produced by Roslyn McKay
Stage Manager: Allison Hohman
La Forrest Cope (Lala), Freddie Duggard, Chris Fougere
Return to Lala Land is the creative nonfiction tale of a highly successful musician/songwriter/performer struggling to tear down borders and construct boundaries between her present day artistry and a golden past that threatens to crush her under its glittery weight.
Burning up the Billboard Charts with four top-five songs in two years, Lala's explosive songwriting talent helped launch several careers, most notably, Whitney Houston's. The fiery "YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE" earned LaForrest Cope (a.k.a. LaLa), a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Song and an ASCAP Honors Award for Most Played Songs in the 1985 Survey Year (an award she shared with Prince), while giving Whitney her first #1 single.
Lala toured as a backup singer and keyboard player on Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour. She has played, sang, written for and/or produced artists as diverse as Ice Cube, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Luther Vandross Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Johnny Gill and Burt Bacharach. Ms. Cope recorded a vocal duet with Jermaine Jackson for the Summer Olympics Album on Arista Records and executive produced by Clive Davis. Her second solo album, Lala Means I Love You, was released on Motown Records.
13th Street Repertory and The Gnome Haus present
An evening of Latino-American storytelling.
Two solo shows, one evening of magical entertainment.
Orgullo Boricua featuring Josh Moser
Magic Tape featuring Valeria Aviña.
🔺A Gnome Haus Production🔺
The evening will be 90 minutes with a short intermission.
TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Only 60 seats available each evening!
THE MILKMAN'S SISTER
When Nuclear Annihilation is Just Hours Away
A New Play By Mark Blickley
The Milkman’s Sister takes place inside a Bronx tenement during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 when nuclear annihilation was no longer an abstraction, but just hours away. Despite a historic last minute save from atomic murder, the Spinner/Furfante household could not have been more devastated had the bomb exploded inside their 3rd floor apartment.
The nerve-wracking countdown to their impending deaths unleashed an explosion of heroism, cowardice and delusion for an overweight housewife, an unemployed milkman, an angry supervisor of hospital linen and their neighbors.
Featuring John F. Kennedy and a game of Limbo Rock you will not soon forget.
Directed by Joe Battista
Stage manager Alison Hohman
Producer Roslyn McKay
Starring Robert Funaro*
of HBO's The Sopranos and Vinyl
Concetta Rose Rella*
* appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity
Though conceived long before the election of November, 2016, the panic riding the 1962 Cuban missile crisis that consumes the memorable characters of Mark Blickley's "The Milkman's Sisters" casts an eerie and accurate echo of the feelings seizing so many of us right now generations later. His play is perhaps prophetic by default, but brilliantly so.
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PALEO - The Fat Free Musical
Written by Mark Blickley
Directed by Joe Battista
The recent election has thrown our current political, cultural and geographical climate into extremis that threatens the very definition of who we are as a people. So what is in store for our nation’s future?
I mean the real future--- the America of 2929?
Discover the foot tapping, mouthwatering answer in Paleo: The Fat Free Musical.
Visit the world your descendants will inhabit and witness the battle between two extremist authoritarian societies fighting for the soul of humanity. Who shall be victorious? Will it be the organically fed and calisthenics led tribal Paleo Evolutionists? Or will it be the libertarian artificially fed, mechanically led hedonist Natural Selectionists? Your progeny will prove we truly are what we eat by choosing to chant “Better Dead Than Bread!” or “Eat The Wheat, Suck The Sweet!”
For inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com