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Coq tôt

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 6:30 pm

"Coq tôt" is a melange of original works based on works by Jean Cocteau and adapted by theater group Concrete Timbre, as well as newly created works inspired by Jean Cocteau. It's a multidisciplinary piece with live music, text, poetry, movement and dance.

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.

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 ...

Once and Future

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Fri, Aug 23, 2013, 9:00 pm

In "Once and Future," the Seven Knights of the Round Table search for grace as their cruel, medieval world moves into our modern one. An experimental and collaborative piece, tales from the King Arthur legends are performed in different random combinations for each show--but no matter how the stories are ...

To Dream of Trees

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Mon, Aug 19, 2013, 6:30 pm

In this futuristic drama with puppetry, a young girl searches in a post-apocalyptic landscape, a giant trash mound, for the strange creatures of her dreams: trees.

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 ...

Lisolette in May

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 6:30 pm

When a lonely woman in her thirties realizes that the years are passing her by without a partner, she desperately tries to get herself a man by various means. Through no fault of her own, each of her prospective partners dies on the first date. It is produced in Europe ...

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, ...

The Loneliest Whale in the World

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 9:00 pm

Lucy, a mutant, friendless whale, washes up on a garbage-strewn beach in Babylon, Long Island intent on killing herself. As she waits to die, perfuming her surroundings with the stink of desperation, strange, magnetic forces that have been ripped with her from the sea work their way into the lives ...

Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting

Theater for the New City

Manhattan Sat, Aug 24, 2013, 8:00 pm

It is a manifesto of the ritual of waiting, presented by four characters in representation of the general public and artists. The ritual, addressed upon life/death and reality/illusion, will be shown by paronomasia within the conversation, by metatheatre, by the interaction among the animate beings (characters) and the inanimate beings ...

SummerStage: Mac DeMarco

East River Park Amphitheater

Manhattan Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

Mac Demarco, a 21-year old Canadian, released his debut album, Rock and Roll Night Club (RNRNC), just a short while ago in the spring of 2012.  This album was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinged live performances and a not-so-subtle disparate range of promo photos. ...