They say that comedy is tragedy plus time. After over 100 days of Trump, the creators of 2006’s acclaimed musical revue Bush Wars declare that, it’s time! Their new show, ME THE PEOPLE—The Trump America Musical, is an uproarious entertainment that takes aim at the embarrassment that is the topsy-turvy presidency of Comrade Donald J. Trump.
From his Crony Cabinet, to his Supremely Radical Court, White House grifters Ivanka and Jared and of course, the Trumpcare debacle, no one is spared. ME THE PEOPLE also offers a hilarious diagnosis from Sigmund Freud and a tour de force earful from Hillary Clinton.
Set in an NYC rehearsal room, DEAR JANE journeys into the life of a passionate artist, Julie, who explores the many divergent paths of her past. From her fractured relationship with her identical twin Jane, to love affairs, questionable parenting skills, and her time as a political activist — she strives for something beyond our boundaries, reaching for art as the ultimate expression of meaning.
The cast includes Jenny Piersol (National Tour: South Pacific), Amanda Rose (Broadway: Holiday Inn. National Tour: Wicked), Santina Umbach (Broadway: Mamma Mia), Brandon Timmons (Regional: Young Frankenstein, The Music Man), Holly Cinnamon (Regional: Into the Woods, A Christmas Carols), Jon Kovach (TV:” Little House on the Prairie“), and Michael Romeo Ruocco (NY: The Underclassmen)
The creative team includes John McDermott (Scenic Design), Gertjan Houben (Lighting and Projection Design), Lara de Bruijn (Costume Design), Andy Evan Cohen (Sound Design), Giles T. Horne (Production Stage Manager), Stephanie Klapper Casting (Casting) and Perry Street Theatricals (General Management). DEAR JANE is being presented by Undercover Productions.
A Note from the Playwright, Joan Beber:
Dear Jane is my most meaningful play. About me and my identical twin, She died ten years ago. We adored and hated and adored each other. She was first born and first to die. She was everything to me.
She teaches me how to live and how to die.
I always think: what would Jane do or say.
The Aquila Theatre and American combat veterans/actors of the Warrior Chorus collaborate on a unique theatrical experience – Our Trojan War, where the classic myths of ancient Greece and Rome are set against the compelling narratives of modern war. Our Trojan War performances and workshops for veterans, their families and interested community members.
Our Trojan War Performance Schedule:
Workshops: Exact times are to be announced.
Our Trojan War uses epic moments from Homer’s Iliad and scenes from other classical Greek drama and poetry to propel a thrilling chronicle of men and women at war. The clash of gods and heroes, the rage of Achilles, the suicide of Ajax, the fall of Troy and the rise of Rome are among the many stories of war and homecoming told by the Aquila Theatre alongside members of the Warrior Chorus.
Additionally, Aquila Theatre will be holding veteran-led Warrior Chorus workshops at these venues around the performance dates. Using classical texts like The Iliad and The Odyssey, these workshops will encourage a deeper level of understanding between the veteran and civilian communities, generating honest and constructive discussion through the power of storytelling. Workshops are open to active members of the military, veterans, spouses and significant others, parents, high school and adult-aged children, and anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the military community.
The Warrior Chorus is a national program that brings together men and women who served in the United States military and trains them to the highest level in the performing arts and humanities. The Warrior Chorus is Veteran-Made American Art and is supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is hosted at New York University, Columbia University, The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Southern California.
For more information please contact Aquila Theatre at (914) 401-9494 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picture it! Miami, 1985…
‘That Golden Girls Show!’ is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments – with puppets!
Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put down.
From Sophia’s get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose’s tales from St Olaf, Blanche’s insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy’s daily struggle make sense of her life, keeping her roommates in check–while fending off a certain, pesky ex-husband, once and for all.
Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series.
Created and Directed by Jonathan Rockefeller
Cat Greenfield as Blanche, Emmanuelle Zeesman as Sophia,
Arlee Chadwick as Rose and Weston Chandler Long as Dorothy
Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical is based on real Craigslist Ads – “Your Personal Ads Set To Music” written by Canadian Humorist Bill Richardson, Indie Folk Artist Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone. The show features a cast of six; three men and three women. It was developed and premiered at the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, BC, 2012. Craigslist was originally produced in a 20 minute version by Theatre Replacement as a co-commission with PuSh and Theatre Conspiracy, Vancouver, BC, 2009. It has since had productions in Toronto, ON, Calgary, AB, and Edmonton, AB.
Veda Hille – Playwright/Composer / Amiel Gladstone – Playwright
Directed by Phillip George
ED DIXON – 2017 DRAMA DESK WINNER
OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
This roller-coaster of a show captured audiences in New York City and Washington like none other. Everyone was talking about this unique tour-de-force. Everyone was leaving the theatre in awe of what they had just witnessed. Everyone was speechless. Some reviews from the New York Production at The Loft at the Davenport Theatre:
“In recent years Ed Dixon—actor, writer, composer—has delivered two of the most wrenching literary stomach punches I’ve ever received: punch one with his autobiographical memoir, Secrets of a Life On Stage… and Off, which I read a few years ago, and punch two with his incandescent performance in his play Georgie, which just opened at The Loft at the Davenport Theater. In both cases, the punch was swift, unpredicted and straight to the gut.” Glen Roven – Huffington Post
“It has been said that theatre at its most basic is great storytelling. Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose is an exhilarating story, and indeed brilliantly told.” – BroadwayWorld
“… a first class ticket on a theatrical time machine ride. We get to sit at the feet of a great storyteller getting punch drunk on theatre memories. Brilliant text, astounding performance, astute direction – unforgettable evening.” – New York Theatre Guide
“Dixon is priceless….he holds you in his thrall for the entire 90-miniutes and proves not only a great interpreter of Rose’s life and work, but a worthy successor to his stage presence. Oh, what a relief!” – Michael Musto – Out
“As the story progresses, the jovial, sunny performance he delivers begins to morph into a rigid and deeply sad one by the end. Director Eric Schaeffer guides this multifaceted performance into a beautifully appropriate balance of lightness and darkness. Yet even as such a horrible story comes to life before our eyes, it’s clear that no matter what, Dixon still respects his late mentor, even if his feelings now are weightier and more complicated than they were when the two first met. Georgie is a tribute to one of Broadway’s greats, while reminding us that everyone we see onstage has a story all their own.” – TheatreMania
“Hugely funny, and masterfully constructed. For an actor, seeing this show is one of those times when you remember why you got involved in the first place.” – McPhillamyActoBlog
You’ve never seen Austen like this! Called the “greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history,” this rollicking, ingeniously-staged new adaptation follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne – after their sudden loss of fortune.
Bursting with humor, emotion, and bold theatricality, ‘Sense and Sensibility’ asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
– Huffington Post
“Goofy, joyous and deeply moving”
– Daily News
“Downton Abbey on roller skates….Go! Go! Go!”
– Philadelphia Inquirer
“It’s by far the smartest Jane Austen adaptation to come along
since Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, and at least as much fun.”
– Wall Street Journal
the Gym At Judson
55 Washington Square Park
Check out the photos from the Production!
A PLAY WITH SONGS
NOVEMBER 14–DECEMBER 20 2015|
NEW OHIO THEATER |154 CHRISTOPHER STREET
by steven sater | music by burt bacharach | directed by eric tucker
Committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience BEDLAM creates theatre in a flexible, raw space and is interested in contemporary reappraisals of the classics, new writing and small-scale musical theatre.
The theatre we make always includes the audience. Storytelling is paramount to us. We believe that innovative use of space can collapse aesthetic distance and bring the audience into direct contact with the dangers and delicacies of life––inciting laughter and chaos, exciting thinking and recreating the thrill of lived experience.
ERIC TUCKER, Artistic Director ANDRUS NICHOLS, Producing Director