The Actor's Nightmare
Description = Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie has been in an auto Accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is assured of what play is being performed But George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to seems to find himself in a scene from PRIVATE LIVES, Surrounded by such Luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles cue After another the actors shift to HAMLET, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climatic scene from What might be a MAN FOR ALL SEASONS-- by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. Yet, in the closing moments of the play, he rises to the occasion and finally says the right lines, where upon make believe suddenly gives way to reality as the executioners axe (meant for Sir Thomas Moore) instead sends poor George to oblivion- denying him a well-earned curtain call.
Location = The Independent
52 West 8th Street (right off of sixth avenue)
Date; Time = May 22nd-May26th, May 22nd 7pm, May 23-26th ; 7:30pm
PostedBy = Lissa Toole
Description = Cloud Nine opens the doors to examining our individual, moral and sexual codes. What is your idea of conventional behavior? Come and get spun around, knocked off balance, and see how Cloud Nine explores class struggle, homophobia, orgasms, the British Empire, sexual roles, family, and the irrepressible strangeness of the human heart. Cloud Nine weaves together the truth of its characters--and the pain and humor that emerges as they travel through life.The cast of Cloud Nine includes: Robin Bloodworth, Rachel Fowler, Nicole Golden, Derek Manson, J. Chris O'Connor, Paula Stevens and Chris Tomaino.
Location = Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street, between West and Washington
Date; Time = May 24th - June 10th; Weds thru Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pm, additional matinee on June 9th @ 3pm
Reservation Hotline: 212-780-4813
PostedBy = Rachel Fowler
Media Contact: Laurie Sheppard 212-459-9017
Description = The Live Theatre Gang presents, "Cafe Millennium", last year's longest running African American play is back by popular demand! Now at a great new location in Harlem. Nine young urban poets reveal their contrasting personalities through poetry and interaction. With live music and original poetry, their lives will give us food for thought as we enter a new age. The AUDELCO award winning play has two new casts, will feature special guest appearances and is directed by its 20 year old writer, Ah-Keisha McCants. For ticket information please call Smarttix at (212)206-1515 or visit the website: www.smarttix.com. For additional info about LTG call (212)946-1244. The cost of tickets is $10.00 Cover charge plus a 2 drink minimum.
Location = Lady Luci's Cocktail Lounge
2306 8th Ave.(Fredrick Douglas Blvd.) the Corner of 124th Street in Harlem. Across from the Magic Johnson Theater.
Date; Time = Saturdays Starting May 12-June 1; 6pm
PostedBy = Robert Reed
Description = Delicious Biscuit enters befuddled in fancy mangled outfits stroking astuffed cat. Stories of unruly melodrama, tragedy and porn. Three tiny women, a wrestler and a stripper camp out gourmet style.
Location = Collective: Unconscious
145 Ludlow Street, NYC (212) 254.5277
Date; Time = May 10-13; 8 PM
PostedBy = Holly Twining
"Five Women Wearing The Same Dress"
Description = "Five Women Wearing The Same Dress" by Alan Ball ("American Beauty") is a witty treatment of women in the modern age, conveyed via the story of five bridesmaids hiding from the mother of all Southern weddings.
Location = Wings Theatre
154 Christopher Street (west of Greenwich Street)
New York, NY
Date; Time = May 31 - June 16, 2001; Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm
PostedBy = Glass Slipper Theatricals, Inc.
Flowers for Algernon
Description = A 27 year old retarded man is part of a revolutionary experiment that brings his intelligence to genius level and beyond. During his brief time on 'the other side', he learns to challenge his demons, and discovers that there is more to life than being 'smart'.
Location = Raw Space, 42nd St.
Date;Time = 5/4-5/5; 8:00 PM
PostedBy = Big Lil
FUNNY... SHEESH Variety Fest 26
Description= The Funny... Sheesh Alternative Performance Collective celebrates Spring with its 26th Variety Fest. As always, there's a plethora of talent in this vaudevillian festival which takes place on 2 stages simultaneously with 20 artists performing original music, sketch comedy, ultramodern dance, informal stand-up and fast-paced improvisation. Audience members can stroll from stage to stage to catch their favorite acts or schmooze in the cafe at this performance party event. Comedienne JAMIE MELSER is the special guest co-host with JASON GROSSMAN.
Location = Manhattan Theatre Source,
177 MacDougal St.
Date; Time:5/8/01;8:00 pm
reservations: 212-501-4751/ $10.00
Jason S. Grossman
Hopscotch: The New York Sex Comedy
Description = Written and Directed by Wendy R. Williams, Hopscotch: The New York Sex Comedy is a campy trashy bar play about singles and sex in New York City.
Location = The Duplex
61 Christopher Street New York, New York 10014
Date; Time = Wed at 9PM, Thurs at 10PM and Sunday at 7PM Wed. at 9PM: 7/11 & 7/18, Thurs. at 10PM: 7/12, 7/19 & 7/26 and Sunday at 7PM: 7/29
PostedBy = Wendy
Description = A one act family drama about memory and the struggle for outsiders to make sense of the relationships between family members.
Location = The New York Comedy Club
241 E. 24th St.
Date; Time = May 14-23 (no show on the 19th); all shows 6:30pm except Thurs. @ 8:30 and Fri. @ 8pm
PostedBy = devin burnam
Description = A new musical set in 1939. A stranger enters the lives of 7 people changing them forever during one extraordinary weekend.
Location = New Jersey Repertory Company,
179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 732-229-3166
Date; Time = Through May 20;Thursdays - Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
PostedBy = S. Barabas
In The Parlance by Richard Harland Smith
Description = A new play about surveillance, sex and the death of the sun. Produced by Lightning Strikes Theatre Company (http://www.lightningstrikes.org)
Location = Pulse! Theatre
432 West 42nd Street, Between 9th and 10th Avenue
Date; Time= May 11th-14th, 16th-19th, 21st-26th; Various:8PM, 5PM, 7PM depending on the night
PostedBy = Nicholas J. Coleman
The "I" Word: Interns and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Description = The "I" Word: Interns by Michael Louis Wells is a romantic comedy set in the White House just after the Monicagate scandal. These are the OTHER interns.
Location = Producers Club, Royal Theatre
358 West 44th St.
Date; Time = May 9, 10, 15-17 @ 6:30 p.m;May 11, 12, 18 @ 8:00 p.m; May 13, 19 @ 3:00 p.m.
For advance ticket purchase call SMARTTIX at 212.206.1515 or online at www.smarttix.com
PostedBy = kt
JUDY SPEAKS!: gumm's last tape
Description = Mary Birdsong stars in a solo odyssey through the mind of Judy Garland, featuring a jazz quartet and several of Judy's hits.
Location = PSNBC @ HERE, 145 6th Ave (@Spring St)
Date; Time1 = May 31st, 2001; 7:00pm & 9:00pm
PostedBy = Mary Birdsong
Mother's Day in The Holding Tank
Location = Producers' Club
358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Date; Time = June 8-10, 2001; Friday and Saturday 8 PM, Sunday 3 PM
Description = Four women from very different circumstances end up together in a county jail on Mother's Day. They start out hostile, but as they learn each other's secrets, the walls come down and an unlikely sort of community is formed. Examines the deep issues of a woman's heart.
PostedBy = Underground Railroad Productions
Midsummer Night's Dream (classically updated)
Description = WOMAN SEEKING...'s all female production coupled with a classically updated script add spice and humor to Shakespeare's fantasy tale that everyone can understand and enjoy. Midsummer is a fantasy of poison, passion and love set on a sultry night in the forest.
Location = Center Stage NY
48 West 21st Street, 4th Floor Between 5th & 6th Aves.
Date; Time1 = May 31- June 10; Wed - Sat @ 8pm; Sat. & Sun @ 3pm
PostedBy = Holly Storms
Description = A fabulous comedy based in the entertainment industry with many many twists and turns.
Location = Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street
Date; Time1 = May 7th, May 14th, May 23rd; 6:30PM
PostedBy = Amy Dorris