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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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.
Papa's Boy and The Dead Fish
Written and directed by William Banks and Bridget Johnson of Chads Company,
Papa's Boy and the Dead Fish is an unfiltered, salty comedy with a taste and charm all its own."
"It is the year 2015, and all of the fish in the Mexican Sea have died, thanks to a chemical spill from ChemiCo, a giant Mexican chemical plant.
Now it is the job of Trout and Lassie, two ChemiCo interns, to restore aquatic order... all before sunrise!
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Since 1974, LINE has been a staple of the 13th Street Rep and now the play returns with a young vibrant cast reflecting how the world and its social mores have changed since the 70s.
The 1967 one-act play by Israel Horovitz, his first play produced. It is an absurdist drama about five people waiting in line for an unknown event and their struggle to be first on this hypothetical line.
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Returning By Popular Demand in 2017 - Watch This Space
RETURN TO LALA LAND
Written by Mark Blickley
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.
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