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Poems from the Platform

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 1:30 pm

Listen to favorite transportation and city-related poems in a vintage subway car! Paint words in pictures, and write pictures in words in this fun workshop. For ages 6+

Danse Macabre

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

A contemporary tribute to Grand Guginol, a horror-theater that used to operate in Paris, "Danse Macabre" follows the traditional program of horror plays paired with humorous skits and musical vaudevilles. In essence, it provides a modern fusion of theater and dance while acting as an homage to Victoriana.

Flambeaux, a Caribbean Musical

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Adapted from "Light the Flambeaux," the play is a powerful drama that moves effortlessly between the front porch drama of human relationships to broader considerations of patriarchal colonialism in the 19th Century Caribbean. Set in a gritty settlement called Homer Yard, the gripping events unfold during a time of great ...

Harriman-Baines

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 2:00 pm

When hermetic, superstar musician Carter Harriman is finally sought out by an opportunistic reporter eager for a scoop, his world of self-imposed isolation slowly implodes. "Harriman-Baines" is a story about love, loneliness and obsession, by turns caustically funny and heart-wrenchingly poignant.

Jack the Bird

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 2:00 pm

Jack, a bird, is in love with Desmonde, a student. She doesn't know he exists--and to further complicate matters, she is a human being, and Jack has only the vaguest idea of what human beings are about. The play explores the interaction of different kinds of powerlessness - linguistic, social ...

One Breath, Then Another

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

"One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show" chronicles Amanda Miller's month long experience studying yoga on an ashram in India. The show depicts her quest for healing and empowerment to avoid destroying herself like her father. Practices in her training conjure memories of her father's lung cancer and death, ...

Peggy Pregnant Skates

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 5:00 pm

In a drama on roller skates, Peggy gets pregnant, but she doesn't want the baby. Nor, however, does she believe in abortion. So in order to preserve her and her boyfriend's souls, she decides to decrease the baby's chances of living by drinking and smoking while on roller skates-- at ...

The Connector

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 5:00 pm

A drama, "The Connector" is the story of a boy who has an incredible gift for connecting to people. He has a million so-called friends, but has never made a real connection with anyone. He charms his way from one person to the next without ever getting to know anyone… ...

The Diary

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 5:00 pm

An absurdist piece based on Gogol's "The Diary of a Madman," "The Diary" takes place in 19th Century St. Petersburg, Russia, where the social classes are stringently held in place by those in power. When Poprishchin, a lowly clerk, falls in love with the daughter of a royal family, he ...

I (honestly) Love You, a Comedy at FringeNYC

Kraine Theater

Manhattan Fri, Aug 16, 2013, 2:00 pm

"I (honestly) Love You" is a comedy gem that follows two people inflicted with a truth-telling disease, as they meet and fall in love.

America’s Breath Of Fresh Air

Theatre 80

Manhattan Sun, Aug 11, 2013, 3:30 pm

A reality show explodes Bob Summers’ dead end life as a department store salesman. For better? His mom’s pumped! For worse? His girlfriend’s pissed. And Bob? Which Bob? Come ride the roller coaster of an Everyman’s unwarranted celebrity.

Pep Talk. One-man Show at FringeNYC

White Box at 440 Studios

Manhattan Sun, Aug 18, 2013, 2:00 pm

Pep Guardiola, the former FC Barcelona coach, is a successful leader. He's also a good guy, a symbol of politeness and perfection. What's the secret? Because he must have one. This one-man show from Barcelona is based on a soccer coach.