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 A Christmas Carol - A Live Radio Play
 

 
Venue: ( The Arctic Playhouse)
The Arctic Playhouse
Producer: ( The Arctic Playhouse)
The Arctic Playhouse
City: West Warwick

Additional Notes:
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying Bah Humbug!

 A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House
 
John Kevin Jones reprises his outstanding solo performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol for the 5th smash season, directed by Dr. Rhonda Dodd, in the intimate Greek revival double parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum (29 East 4th St). SOLD OUT DATES: Nov. 30-Dec 3, Dec. 5, Dec. 7-Dec. 10, Dec. 12, Dec.14-Dec. 17, Dec. 20 (7PM)-Dec. 24. ADDED PERFORMANCES!!! DEC 30 & DEC 31! (see below for details) Get your tickets today and join our celebration!
 
Venue: ( Merchant's House Museum)
Merchant's House Museum
Producer: ( Summoners Ensemble Theatre)
Summoners Ensemble Theatre
City: NYC

Additional Notes:
December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant and intimate parlors of a 19th century family home, the Merchant's House Museum (29 East Fourth Street, Manhattan). Audience capacity is 44 maximum.Surrounded by festive 19th century holiday decor and period furnishings, A Christmas Carol at the Merchant's House transports audiences back 150 years in this magical one-hour performance created from Dickens' own script. All ticket sales are final.

 A Christmas Story
 
You'll shoot your eye out!
 
Venue: ( Pastime Theatre)
Pastime Theatre
Producer: ( The Pastime Theatre)
The Pastime Theatre
City: Winfield

Additional Notes:
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this holiday favorite follows the exploits of Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB Gun. Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

 A Raisin In The Sun
 
Lorraine Hansberry's Classic Drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN continues at the HRT
 
Venue: ( Tato Laviera Theatre)
Tato Laviera Theatre
Producer: ( Harlem Repertory Theatre)
Harlem Repertory Theatre
City: NY

Additional Notes:
The HRT is honored to once again include Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking New York Drama Critics award-winning drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in its current season.  The plays social impact transcends generations and cultures with universally recognizable themes and characters.  This iconic piece of African American dramatic literature will move audiences of all ages with its passion, humor, and humanity.In his memoir, The Price Of The Ticket, author and activist James Baldwin expresses that, “Hansberry believed in her soul that art contained the energy necessary to produce action – action she believed was essential to creating social change”.  

 A Year With Frog And Toad!
 
Arnold Lobel's treasured characters hop from page to stage in a story of friendship and adventure!
 
Venue: ( The Manor Club)
The Manor Club
Producer: ( Seat of Our Pants Theatre Co)
Seat of Our Pants Theatre Co
City: Pelham Manor

Additional Notes:
Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

 Anna in the Tropics
 
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; a poignant and poetic play set in 1929 Florida.
 
Venue: ( Nutley Little Theatre)
Nutley Little Theatre
Producer: ( Nutley Little Theatre)
Nutley Little Theatre
City: Nutley

Additional Notes:
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Anna in the Tropics is a poignant and poetic play set in 1929 Florida in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and lectors are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, the scandalous lives of Tolstoy's characters start to intertwine with the lives of his listeners with tragic consequences.

 Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?
 
A mensch and his musical
 
Venue: ( PGA Arts Center
(formerly Cinema Six)
)
PGA Arts Center
(formerly Cinema Six)
Producer: ( PGA Arts Center)
PGA Arts Center
City: Palm Beach Gardens

Additional Notes:
In Avi Hoffmans Too Jewish? the award winning actor/director/comedian combines a delightful mix of music, comedy, impersonations, and personal reminiscences to take his audiences on a journey through his own Jewish roots, and to illustrate the traditions and history of his beloved Yiddish culture.

 Black Glove
 
A black glove lost the day before Christmas Eve mystically passes through the hands of neighbors as it bestows a Christmas spirit.
 
Venue: ( Gene Frankel Theatre)
Gene Frankel Theatre
Producer: ( Strindberg Rep)
Strindberg Rep
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Even people familiar with August Strindberg may be surprised to learn that he wrote plays for children. The best example is The Black Glove, the fifth (and least performed) of his Chamber Plays. Its place in history has been obscured by a historical fluke: it premiered in 1911, after the close of Strindberg's Intimate Theater, which it was written for. This kept it out of many anthologies. To share it with New York audiences--and especially New York kids--August Strindberg Rep will present it November 30 to December 16 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, in the New York premiere of a verse translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey. Director is Robert Greer, Artistic Director of the troupe. The piece is recommended for audiences age 8 and up and special family plans are being offered. In Strindberg's lyrical fantasy, a lost black glove found in the entryway to a large apartment building the day before Christmas Eve mystically passes through the hands of many of its residents as it bestows a Christmas spirit. The glove belongs to a young wife who has been mistreating her servants and who is known as too rich for her own good. She has wrongly accused her maid of stealing the ring, but in actuality it is lodged in the glove. Trouble is, there are only two characters who know this: a Tomte (a mythological elf from Nordic folklore typically associated with the winter solstice and Christmas season) and the Christmas Angel. The angel commands the Tomte to take away the young wife's baby daughter in order to teach the wife a lesson about what it feels like to lose something, promising to restore the baby as a Christmas gift. In the course of the play, the wife learns humility and discovers her lost father. The play will be acted by a cast of six women, in the British Travesty tradition of the late 1800s (in which Sarah Bernhardt played Hamlet, etc.), in order to ensure that the play will be children-friendly. The set will be minimal because the primary visuals are projected graphics by Donna Miskend, a children's book illustrator. The Tomte is played by Imani Teague, who previously danced for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. The wife will be played by Natalie Menna. Other casting is incomplete as of this writing. Costume design is by Janet Mervin. Lighting design is by Gilbert Pearto. Premium seating is offered for parents to sit in the first row and their children to sit on pillows in front of them. The cost of these ticketrs is $49 for parent & child, $59 for one parent and two children, $69 for two parents and two children. The package includes goodie bags for the children. General admission is otherwise $29. Strindberg wrote the playscript partly in verse (iambic unrhymed) mixed with prose sequences. The translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey renders his lyrical passages in English verse whenever practicable. Strindberg often concludes a scene with rhymed couplets or four rhymed lines and this is followed in the transltion. Ms. Harvey's translation has only been produced once to-date: by The August Strindberg Society of Los Angeles (TASSLA) at The Norwegian Seamen's Church in San Pedro December 18-19, 2011.

 Blackbird
 
Immensely powerful, said the New York Times. Four Stars! raved The New York Post.
 
Venue: ( Nutley Little Theatre)
Nutley Little Theatre
Producer: ( Nutley Little Theatre)
Nutley Little Theatre
City: Nutley

Additional Notes:
A Tony-nominated and Olivier-winning drama about a young woman who confronts the man who abused her as a child.

 Bloodshot
 
MYSTERY. MAYHEM. MAGIC. MUSIC. MURDER
 
Venue: ( Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center)
Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
Producer: ( Forum Productions and the Greenhouse Theater Center)
Forum Productions and the Greenhouse Theater Center
City: Boca Raton

Additional Notes:
Set in 1957 London, this suspenseful noir mystery follows a photographer who's been hired to follow and snap pictures of a beautiful showgirl. After witnessing her murder, he shifts to finding her killer, leading him through a labyrinth of suspects, including a suspicious hustler, a nefarious magician, and a saxophone player with something to hide...?

“Richly layered...brilliantly serpentine...wholly astonishing...flawless...nothing short of irresistible.”

Highly Recommended! -The Chicago Sun-Times
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Holds the spectator in its thrall. -The London Telegraph

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