Midcity Productions Presents
by Conor McPherson
McPherson’s The Seafarer, originally produced at The Royal National Theatre in Great Britain, tells the story of Sharky, a down-on-his-luck (and his own fault for it) chauffeur and his recently blind bother, Richard, as they prepare for Christmas festivities in their small home in Baldoyle, Ireland. After a night of heavy drinking, Richard and his friend Ivan, are slowly bringing themselves back around to humanity as Sharky tries to get the house ready for the upcoming holiday. But it’s not until Nicky Giblin, a friend of Richard’s but not so much of Sharky’s, drops by with a stranger bearing a sinister familiarity with Sharky, and a game of cards is suggested, does the real story unfold. As the game progresses, it’s not his money that Sharky is playing with, but his soul.
This production is being directed by MidCity company member James Rees. James has been working and directing in New York for seven years. Among his acting credits are Measure for Measure (Shakespeare in the Park) and The Killer (Theatre for a New Audience). He’s also been featured on Orange is the New Black, Gotham, Bull, and Mr. Robot. In addition to his directing and acting, James is also an audition coach for actors around the city.
When asked about the show, Rees simply stated, “At its core, [it] is a show about hope.” A show like The Seafarer has a level of comfort and “the more comforted we are by it, the more of a detriment it becomes. We have to come face to face with our fears before we can break routine and move past them.”
Ticket website: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/11067
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!
Friday February 3rd - 8 PM
Saturday February 4 - 8 PM
General Admission tickets are $18 each.
Cash and credit accepted at the door.
Reservations suggested - contact Josh at
TheGnomeHaus@gmail.com to reserve your seats
or purchase tickets online here:
SEEKING THE QUEER VOICE
A Monthly Reading Series
Monday, January 30th at 8pm
Our premiere reading will feature The Phillie Triology by Doug Devita, directed by James Phillip Gates and with a cast TBA. There will be an informal meet and greet following the reading, where audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the playwright, actors, and artistic team. Refreshments (alcoholic and non-) will be served. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as space is limited.
About the production company:
The Great Griffon is a non-profit company dedicated to creating new media, film, and theatre that breaks gender and LGBTQ stereotypes.
We do not tell LGBTQ stories; we tell human stories.
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.
EVERY MONDAY AT 7:30PM
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.
R E C E N T P R O D U C T I O N S
One Night Only!
Thurs Dec. 22nd, 7:30PM
13th Street Repertory and GnomeHaus Co. invite you to ring in the new resistance with some of NYC’s finest performance artists, as they come together in solidarity in the chaos of the current political climate. Come laugh, cry, and yell with us as we try to figure out how to move forward together.
$10 suggested donation.
ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE ACLU.
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.
associate editor, Home Planet News
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!”
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!
FRIDAY NOV 11 at 7:30pm
For inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com