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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.

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

Bread and Puppet Theater: Our Domestic Insurrection Circus/ The Honey Let's Go Home Opera
 
Bread & Puppet Theater is an internationally celebrated company thatchampions a visually rich, street-theater brand of performance art filled withmusic, dance and slapstick. Its shows are political and spectacular, with hugepuppets made of paper maché and cardboard. Founded in 1963 by PeterSchumann on New York City's Lower East Side, the theater has been based inthe North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s.
 
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:
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BREAD & PUPPET THEATERTO PERFORM AT THEATER FOR THE NEW CITYPerformances:Week 1Our Domestic Insurrection Circus Thursday 12/7 8:00 PM Friday 12/8 8:00 PM Saturday 12/9 3:00 PM and 8:00 PMSunday 12/10 3:00 PMWeek 2The Honey Let's Go Home Opera  Thursday 12/14 8:00 PM Friday 12/15 8:00 PM Saturday 12/16 3:00 PM and 8:00 PMSunday 12/17 8:00 PM

From Brooklyn to Beirut
 
Premiere Film Screening and Discussion
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( American Jewish Historical Society)
American Jewish Historical Society
City: New York

Additional Notes:
What is the fate of artifacts and architecture left behind by a people in flux? A lamentation; a funeral dirge for a city wounded but still living. This film explores the landscape of belonging of the community of Lebanese Jews in New York, as well as the fragilities, and complexities of a politicized identity. The history of the Lebanese Jews dates back to 1,000 BCE. After the creation of the state of Israel, and the onset of the Israeli-Arab Wars, Lebanese Jews began to emigrate, and settle abroad in countries such as France, Israel, Brazil and the U.S. They have formed vibrant, dynamic communities where Lebanese traditions and values are maintained, Arabic language, music, and cinema are used and celebrated, and where memories of Lebanon, are constantly recalled and shared.

This event was originally scheduled for November 9. If you purchased tickets for that date, they will be honored on December 14.

Gallery Admissions
 
CJH and YUM admissions
 
Venue: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
Producer: ( Center for Jewish History)
Center for Jewish History
City: New York

Additional Notes:

HISTRIONICS
 
A World Premiere PlayBy Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith & Ben ForstenzerStarring Brendan Hines
 
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:
Following his acclaimed 2011 show “Woody Guthrie Dreams”, Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith returns to Theater for the New City with the explosive World Premiere of Histrionics. Framed through the contemporary scope of a bookish high school history teacher, Smith and long time writing partner, Ben Forstenzer, get up close and personal with James Buchanan, largely considered to be the worst president in American history. Histrionics is a one-man show, starring Amazons The Tick star, Brendan Hines. This fall, he returns to the stage to play a high school history teacher who makes a series of terrible decisions involving students and firearms. Instead of taking proper action, he makes excuses and mounts a rousing defense of James Buchanan. In the mid 1850's, during Buchanans presidency, The United States of America was a mess of internal turmoil; lines were drawn, and the country was divided. Instead of taking action, Buchanan faltered, and the country erupted in civil war. In this one act play, we look at the past, consider it in relationship to the present, and examine the ways in which actions today can have great repercussions in the future.

Irving Berlin Salutes America
 
“A song & Dance tribute to a Broadway Legend”
 
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:
Lush ballads. Memorable standards. Patriotic anthems.
“Irving Berlin IS American Music.”
A spirited and patriotic celebration of the music of the greatest composer in American history, with hit after hit like Alexanders Ragtime Band, Cheek To Cheek, Steppin” Out With My Baby, Puttin” On The Ritz, Heat Wave, Theres No Business Like Show Business, God Bless America, and many more.
  • God Bless America
  • Puttin on the Ritz,
  • Steppin out with my Baby
  • Alexanders Ragtime Band
  • Always
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • This is The Army
  • Mr. Jonesand many more
Rose
 
AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF ROSE FITZGERALD KENNEDY?
 
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:
Directed by Steve Scott
Starring Linda Reiter

An intimate portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Camelots “queen mother,” as she retraces the rise and fall of her great family. Based on never-before-heard interviews compiled by distinguished Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer, returning to the stage after a sold-out Chicago and Off-Broadway run!

3.5/4 Stars “REVELATORY…terrific…fascinating”

Highly Recommended! -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“Enchanting…Charming…MOMENTS OF MAGNIFICENCE” -The New York Times

Special gala performance of ROSE on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m., to benefit the Unicorn Childrens Foundation, a Boca Raton-based, international nonprofit organization dedicated to building communities of acceptance, support and opportunity for individuals and families challenged by special needs and neurodiversity. This performance will feature a special V.I.P. ticket with a Pre-show Champagne Reception and a show-only ticket.


STALKER BOB AND HIS MOTHER
 
A WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
 
Venue: ( Empire Stage)
Empire Stage
Producer: ( Empire Stage)
Empire Stage
City: Ft Lauderdale

Additional Notes:
Loosely based on actual events, STALKER BOB AND HIS MOTHER is a comedy that asks the question: When you retire, is it the end of the adventure or the beginning? Jim and Jimmy have retired to Florida and are thrown into an adventure when a trick turns out to be the son of a career criminal who uses her sons sexual charms to lure her next victims.

Winter Wonderland
 
Five orphans, a flight attendant, an ex-con… and the prince of darkness... will any one survive the spirit of Christmas?
 
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:
Written and Directed by Marvalee PeartChestnuts roasting on an open fire…. Jack Frost nipping at your nose… Times Square bus depot...an ex-con returns after a five year stretch north of the city…Across town in a rundown tenement building, a mother searches for her missing son…and at Saint Anthony's Home for Boys...five young runways struggle to survive the spirit of Christmas… 'Yuletide carols being sung by a choir... and kids dressed up like Eskimos… Beyond the Christmas lights and yuletide carols... the Prince of Darkness lurks.  Cast:Paolina WeberMatthew PalumboNicholas FoxTroy RobertMaggie WestonKelcei Loraine GarberBobby AllanJulian SarinJake DylanKhalil Jai FasonTheresa ArthurMichael FiliskyDeAngelo KearnsIzzy Durakovic

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