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 A Cavalier for Milady
 
a grotesque comedic portrait of society and “madness”
 
Venue: ( The Players Club-Great Hall)
The Players Club-Great Hall
Producer: ( White Horse Theater Company)
White Horse Theater Company
City: New York

Additional Notes:
White Horse Theater Company will present Tennessee Williams A Cavalier for Milady, featuring a young woman dressed as a child who is kept house-bound with a tyrannical babysitter. While her Mother and friend Mrs. Aid are out for a night on the town with male escorts, the repressed “Nance” fantasizes about making love to a statue in the hall, which resembles Vaslav Nijinsky. This rarely seen Williams later work will be performed in a site-specific production in the Great Hall at the historic Players Club on Gramercy Park. Written in the late 70s, A CAVALIER FOR MILADY is one of Tennessee William's boldest and most theatrical works. In this play he successfully achieves a stylistic balance between grotesque humor and deep tragic pathos. The result is hilarious, moving and disturbing. The play fills us with a myriad of emotions, while creating a theatrical landscape filled with dance, music, poetry and symbolism.

 A Christmas Carol
 
Can the spirits of Christmas warm the heart of a bitter old miser? Find the answer yourself in David Zen Mansley's production of the classic Charles Dickens tale. Featuring live performances and ghostly, filmed projections, this production is sure to dazzle, surprise and touch you. Rediscover this story - or experience its magic for the first time.
 
Venue: ( Theater For the New City)
Theater For the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
City: New York

Additional Notes:
A CHRISTMAS CAROLCan the spirits of Christmas warm the heart of a bitter old miser? Find the answer yourself in David Zen Mansley's production of the classic Charles Dickens tale. Featuring live performances and ghostly, filmed projections, this production is sure to dazzle, surprise and touch you. Rediscover this story - or experience its magic for the first time.Produced, Directed, Designed, Adapted by and Starring David Zen Mansley as Scrooge with Bob Homeyer as Bob Cratchit and featuring the talents of Crystal Field, Lissa Moira, Mark Marcante, Olivia Hardin, Robert Colpitts, David F. Slone Esq.,  Michael LaPorta, Holly Rae Phillips, Hannah Scheuer, Caitlyn Williams, Candice Burridge, Luke Robishaw, and Susie Perkins. Light designs by Roy Chang with Sound Design by Joy Linscheid.
A CHRISTMAS CAROLCan the spirits of Christmas warm the heart of a bitter old miser? Find the answer yourself in David Zen Mansley's production of the classic Charles Dickens tale. Featuring live performances and ghostly, filmed projections, this production is sure to dazzle, surprise and touch you. Rediscover this story - or experience its magic for the first time.Produced, Directed, Designed, Adapted by and Starring David Zen Mansley as Scrooge with Bob Homeyer as Bob Cratchit and featuring the talents of Crystal Field, Lissa Moira, Mark Marcante, Olivia Hardin, Robert Colpitts, David F. Slone Esq.,  Michael LaPorta, Holly Rae Phillips, Hannah Scheuer, Caitlyn Williams, Candice Burridge, Luke Robishaw, and Susie Perkins. Light designs by Roy Chang with Sound Design by Joy Linscheid.THREE PERFORMANCES ONLYShow Dates:Thursday, Dec. 21st @ 8PMFriday, Dec. 22nd @ 8PMSaturday, Dec. 23rd @ 8PMCast and Characters:David Zen Mansley as Ebeneezer Scrooge and Jacob MarleyBob Homeyer as Bob Cratchit and The Ghost of Christmas Yet To ComeOlivia Hardin as Mrs. CratchitCrystal Field as Mrs. DilburMark Marcante as FezziwigLissa Moira as Daisy the LaundressDavid F. Slone, Esq. As The Ghost of Christmas PresentMichael Laporta as Old Joe and the SolicitorRobert Colpitts as Nephew FredHolly Rae Phillips as Martha CratchitHannah Sheuer as Peter CratchitCaitlin Williams as The Ghost of Christmas PastCandice Burridge as BelleDonovan Kirmser as Tiny Tim
David Zen Mansley is a dynamic and versatile actor, director and designer. His production of Macbeth, which he starred in, at the Celtic Arts Center in Los Angeles received a rave review from the LA Times, was extended twice and ran for two and a half months to packed houses. His production of A Christmas Carol - for which he directs, designs and plays both Scrooge and Marley has played at TNC during 6 different Christmas seasons. Zen has played a great variety of characters in a myriad of NYC productions, including Macbeth, Julius Caesar, King Claudius in Hamlet, Doctor Frankenstein, Quasimodo, Sweeney Todd, Ulysses S. Grant, King Phillip of Spain, Dr. John Dee, crazy Pope Stephan VI, an insane southern Preacher, a messianic king of the cavemen, a mad hypnotist, a Ghyost Tour Guide and an English time traveler in Crystal Field's annual STREET THEATER. He also creates TNC's Halloween HOUSE OF HORRORS for the East Village Halloween Masquerade Ball.He known internationally for his character voice work on such cartoon series as TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, CHAOTIC, and SPEED RACER: THE NEXT GENERATION.With His Shakespearian background and his character building skills, this powerful performer has been known to transform both himself and his audiences.
Reviews:Too bad this charming holiday production only played last weekend — it would have done good box office straight through the holidays, I think. David “Zen” Mansley, a familiar face around Theater for the New City, put his own distinct spin on Dickens traditional Christmas morality tale. He not only adapted, directed and starred in this version, but he designed it. Indeed two of the better elements were the make-up for characters like Scrooge and the various spirits, and the larger-than-life video projections that are the means by which we encounter the ghosts and many of their visions. Of the performances, Mansleys was just the kind of tour de force of spirit gum and scenery chewing I relish, leaping into the part as though it were Lear. Its the old-fashioned way of acting, the old English way, all vocal and visual transformation, and quite magical. I want to see a good deal more of him on the stage. Crystal Field (Herself, as the Irish say) and Lissa Moira were hilarious and adorable as a couple of cockney charwomen. Bob Homeyer brought a meek, dutiful benevolence to his namesake (not to say soul mate) Bob Cratchit. Anyway, this was a perfect show to see on a cold, wintery night, and I wish certain callous and cruel public figures would see it (and pay attention to it), too!- TRAV S. D. TRAVALANCHE ( http://travsd.wordpress.com/ ) 

 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). 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”.  

 America's Favorite Newscaster
 
Theater For the New City (TNC) presents the world premiere engagement of AMERICAS FAVORITE NEWSCASTER, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tom Attea, music by Arthur Abrams, and directed by Mark Marcante (the creative team behind the acclaimed Heather Smiley For President, Living in a Musical, An American Worker, etc.). AMERICAS FAVORITE NEWSCASTER has choreography by Angela Harriell.
 
Venue: ( Theater For the New City)
Theater For the New City
Producer: ( Theater for the New City)
Theater for the New City
City: New York

Additional Notes:
AMERICAS FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will play a limited 4-week engagement, running Thursday, January 4, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Theater For the New City (155 1st Avenue, between East 9th and East 10th Streets, NYC). Opening Night is Thursday, January 18, 2018 (8PM).AMERICAS FAVORITE NEWSCASTER is a new American musical about a young, highly rated TV journalist, struggling to maintain his famously calm yet fearlessly insightful demeanor while dealing with the challenges of todays news cycle.Says book writer Tom Attea, “Having previously written copy for WABC-TV News, the Village Voice, Time magazine, and other outlets, I have a tremendous respect for those who dedicate their lives to reporting the news. This respect, especially given the unprecedented challenges they face – not only the widespread human suffering on which they must report, but also the almost-daily affronts emanating from Washington – inspired me to do what I can to give journalists a voice on the stage at this time. I think they could really use it.”The cast of AMERICAS FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will be announced shortly.AMERICAS FAVORITE NEWSCASTER will be performed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM. Tickets to AMERICAS FAVORITE NEWSCASTER are priced at ? $15 ($10 for Students and Seniors) and are now available online at www.theaterforthenewcity.net , at the Box Office via telephone at 212-254-1109, and, as the first performance nears, at SmartTix.Tom Attea (book and lyrics) Americas Favorite Newscaster is the 14th produced show that Tom as written, beginning with Brief Chronicles of the Time, which was presented as a showcase by The Actors Studio, where he was a member of The Playwrights Unit for 10 years. Since then, he has written the book and lyrics for 11 musicals and two plays that have been presented by Theater for the New City. Two the musicals, Heather Smiley for President and Abstinence, are published by Rebel Belle Publishing. Tom is a published poet. Hes also one of Americas most award-winning copywriters, having won four Clios in one night, Gold and Silver Lions from Cannes, the Gold Telly, the Gold Mobius, LinkedIns Best of Copywriting for 2016, and many other creative awards. Tom received a TNC/Jerome Foundation emerging playwright grant and is a member of The Dramatists Guild.Arthur Abrams (Composer) began his frequent collaboration with Tom Attea at The Actors Studio, while they were working with director Charles Friedman on the revue Brief Chronicles of the Time. His last three collaborations with Tom were the musicals An American Worker, Heather Smiley for President and The Folk Singer.? In June 2018, TNC will present a revival of the musical The Open Gate,? with music composed by Mr. Abrams and book by David Willinger, ?based on the novel The Manor by Isaac BashevisA. Singer. In July of 2016, a ballet, The Velveteen Rabbit, with music by Mr. Abrams, premiered at the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford. Mr. Abrams also composed and directed music for the Yiddish Theater documentary film T?he Golden Age of Second Avenue, often shown on Public TV. He has been honored with numerous awards, including a DAAD music fellowship to Mannheim, Germany, a scholarship to the Orff Institute at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and a Meet the Composer grant for the score of The Golden Bear. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.Mark Marcante (Director) has directed Rizzante Returns From the War, Bennys Barber Shop, Promises Best Kept, British Music Hall, Strangely Wonderful and One Director Against His Cast, written by Crystal Field, which premiered in Italy. This is the 11th musical by Tom Attea and Arthur Abrams that Mark has directed. He also directed two straight plays by Attea. He worked and toured with The Peoples Theater Company, Theater East and The Guthsville Playhouse. Mr. Marcante was the theatrical and technical consultant for the Arts Connection. He is a graduate of Kutztown University, studied and performed Commedia Dellarte with Alessandro Bressanello and Michael Conenna from the T.A.G Theatre of Venice.Angela Harriell (Choreographer) has worked with Attea, Abrams, and Marcante on five previous musicals. She is the director and choreographer of the popular Nutcracker: Rated R, as well as the founder and choreographer of the theatrical dance company The Love Show. Angela has danced with Elisa Monte and David Brown Dance, Randy James Danceworks, Brooklyn Ballet, Opera Francais De New York, The Box, and was a professor teaching ballet at Binghamton University. Cointreau, Vogue magazine, The BBC, and Dom Perignon have commissioned pieces from her. Angela was commissioned to create original choreography for the New York screening of The Antics Roadshow, a new film.Theater For the New City (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New Yorks most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNCs Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Vin Diesel, Oscar Nuñez, Laurence Holder, Romulus Linney and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, The Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and COBU, the Japanese womens drumming and dance group. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Companys 1997 production of Between Life and Death, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 42 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayors Stop the Violence Award.

 An Evening With Christopher Durang
 

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

Additional Notes:

 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 seven 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. The cast (all members of Actors' Equity) consists of Amber Crawford, The Wife; Amy Fulgham, Kristin, a maid; Crystal Edn, Ellen, a maid; Diane Perrell, The Caretaker; Jo Vetter, The Professor; Mary Tierney, Christmas Angel; and Pilar Garcia, Tomte, the Elf. 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.

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