HYSTERICAL: Anna Freud’s Story
Staged Reading of Scenes from Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story
Imagine growing up gay in a household where your world-renowned father calls lesbianism a gateway to mental illness. And it is always, he said, caused by the father and curable by analysis. Now imagine that he analyzes you.
This reading, held in celebration of Anna Freud's 120th birthday, is a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, which provides housing and support services to homeless LGBT youth. Each ticket holder will receive a free copy of Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story. All proceeds will go to the Ali Forney Center.
7:30 pm December 2.
$25 General Admission.
With inquiries contact Margaret Lawler at BeckAndBranch@gmail.com
Dating, Depression & Dirtbags:
A Love Story
Pole dancing, drunk yoga, and sharp shooting...
who says REVENGE can't be FUN?
After her Prince Charming turns out to be the Prince of Darkness, Elza dries her tears, straps on her stilettos and embarks on a journey to find love again; not so easy to do in a city where women outnumber men 5 to 1 . From Tinder to Holy Communion to Ricky's Strip Club, Elza explores all venues where NOT to meet a potential suitor. She learns the hard way about the new war on terror: DATING... and asks the proverbial question: " Have you seen what's out there?!' Turning heartbreak & tragedy on its ass with heartfelt humor and wit, the show is painfully real and laugh out loud funny. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty!
'Very Funny' nytheatre.com
'Great timing and delivery' Hi Drama
'Funny, touching and convincing... Zagreda has an appealing & commanding stage presence' Theatre is Easy
'With her witty monologues & seamless use of storytelling, Zagreda commands your attention and never lets it go... it's a performance that will absolutely touch you' Times Square Chronicles
Cast & Credits:
Written & Performed by Elza Zagreda
Dec 4, 2015 @ 9:30 pm
Dec 10 , 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Dec 11 , 2015 @ 9:30 pm
Dec 12, 2015 @ 9:30 pm
Dec 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Every Saturday at 11am
September 26 to January 2
Show is 60 minutes.
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26
ALL-AGES FAMILY THEATRE
LARD: Life’s A Real Dream
Presented by LARD Dog & The Band of Shy
Are you ready for a HOO-LA-LEE? Join us for an all-ages musical extravaganza that promises to entertain adults and kids alike. The Human Lard Dog is a cartoon character come-to life who descends from planet Belopio on his Giant Pretzel to take you and your family on a musical journey of absurdism, frivolity, and unbridled joy.
Hollywood actor extraordinaire Mark Ruffalo declares, “It’s one of the most original shows I’ve seen in years” and entertainment critic Jonathan Fox raves, “This kind of fun is unstoppable!”
Lard Dog and his 6-piece Band of Shy invite you to their unique audio-visual universe complete with catchy songs, multi-media graphics—including art by star cartoonists Tony Millionaire and Sam Henderson— and a pretzel toss!
Come play along and slurp the noodle of life!
After all, Life's A Real Dream.
The Human Lard Dog, Steven Erdman
Honey Babe (vocals), Kendy Gable
Schwington Boogie (keys), Jeremy Beck
B. Happy (bass), Akira Ohiso
The Lady Wonga (drums), Rosa Avila
Marcel Bowhaus (guitar), Pablo Kessel
He’s Ploop! (Treat Him Nice), Jason Dole
Emcee Louis Luminous, Patrick Holbert
Giant Pretzel, Giant Pretzel
By Israel Horovitz
Directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon
NYC's Longest Running Play ... almost 45 years!
Ever wait in line?
What are you waiting for?
Who are these other people?
Are they your friends? Enemies?
Is someone trying to cheat you. seduce you, cut ahead?
Who can you trust?
LINE, Israel Horovitz’s classic, existential, dark comedy explores these questions in this biting, absurdist allegory that perfectly satirizes the now-timeless theme of America’s constant desire and struggle to be in first place.
Mondays at 9PM
Adult Tickets: $15
Students & Seniors: $10
For all Reservation Inquiries Contact:
For Inquiries: 1-888-273-8668
All Tickets are $49
Every Friday and Saturday @7pm
Begins February 13, 2015
The Accidental Pervert
By Andrew Goffman
Directed by Charles Messina
This side-splitting one-man show tells the true story of a boy whose odyssey into manhood begins after discovering his father’s XXX-rated video tapes, which become an ever-present part of his life.
Andrew Goffman takes his audience on a self-deprecating journey into a world of video vixens, personal fantasies, and dirty movies with no redeeming value whatsoever. But he does find redemption for himself, in the end, through real-life relationships and a perspective that comes with time, distance, and an outrageous sense of humor.
AUDIENCES ARE SAYING:
"Comically, it was a FIVE-STAR performance."
“OK. We only laughed for 80 of 90 minutes!”
“This show was absolutely hysterical! It's a definite MUST SEE! “
"It's been a long time since I've had this much fun!"
THEATRE BLOG AT LEILABRANDT.COM:
This is a coming of age memoir about sex, the loss of innocence, and exchange of values that comes to us all with maturity. The subject is a cache of pornography, discovered by 11 year old Andrew and the role it plays in his life until fantasy gives way to a better reality. It could be anyone's story. The Accidental Pervert is a delightful evening out; come for the fun.
13th Street Comedy Company PRESENTS - BIG DUMMY
13th Street Comedy Company is a standup comedy show featuring New York City's brightest comedians from Comedy Central, VH1, Conan O'Brien, MTV's Guy Code and Last Comic Standing.
Each week offers a different rotation of the best comedic talent available, combining local, national and international acts for an experience that only New York can offer.
The environment is friendly, casual, warm, fun and hilarious. You'll feel at home with your new group of colorful friends as they weave stories, tell jokes, and even dance for you. A night filled with entertainment and laughs!
TICKETS FOR BIG DUMMY
Full price tickets are $49 but there is a $24.50 ticket:
and a $15 ticket
Written & performed by
award winning comedian Mary Dimino
A Heartfelt Comedy About Dads and Daughters
Growing up in Queens, Mary Dimino idolized her dad, a factory worker, but also realized that she was different from him. In Big Dummy: Me & My Old Man, Dimino recalls her father's simple philosophy on life, which she later interpreted to be a cross between Forrest Gump and Aristotle. The comedian also explores her own desire to go to college and avoid the stereotypical careers of the time.
This powerful one woman show uses humor to discover the heart in a loving family. Mary Dimino is the winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Comedian and earned the New York International Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show.
Watch a video introducing the project:
American Slavery Project:
A collectively written monologue play with music bringing to life the men, women and children buried in the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan during colonial times.
Each monologue is based on the contents of a specific grave. Experience the joys, loves and losses of ordinary people who lived during extraordinary times!
Tuesday, December 15
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
"Definitions: a play on love"
is a incredibly collaborative show featuring six one act plays. Although each play deals in the constructs of love each operates in a different genre of theatre.
Join us as we show all the many shades of "love" when applied to satirical text, theatre of the absurd, or dramatic play. We can't guarantee that each production will provide concrete answers, but they will certainly pose questions.
December 5th, 9:30pm
December 6th, 2:30pm & 7:00pm
Sick and tired of the constant war in their country, Lysistrata and the women of Greece devise a sneaky, subversive plot: a sex-strike only to end upon the signing of a peace treaty. But during their protest, they are challenged by hot and heavy resistance. Can they abstain in the name of peace?
Cast & Credits:
Directed by Julie Lucas
Designed by Audrey Bodek
Stage Manager: Rebecca Werner
Producers: Grace Merriman & Sarah Wells
Presented by Equal Truth Productions
DEC 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8pm
For inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org