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Belfast Blues
Saturday, September 20, 2014 through Sunday, October 05, 2014
 
The award-winning Belfast Blues, written and performed by Geraldine Hughes (Jerusalem, Translations, Cyrano) and directed by Emmy-winner Carol Kane (Wicked), returns to the Barrow Street Theatre for ONLY 6 PERFORMANCES this fall.
 
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City: New York

Additional Notes:
Geraldine Hughes's one-woman Belfast Blues is a tapestry of stories told from Hughes’s perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. Passionate, riveting, often humorous, these stories bear insightful witness to the many faces of “trying to live a normal life” amidst the violence born of the longstanding grudge between Catholics and Protestants. At thirteen, Hughes temporarily left “The Troubles” to star in a TV movie, Children in the Crossfire, only to return to a different kind of confusion and pain. Playwright and performer Hughes depicts over 20 characters in the multi-award-winning performance, which has played to rave reviews in Chicago, Los Angeles, Belfast, London, and New York. Belfast Blues was developed in collaboration with Kim Terrell and The Virtual Theatre Project and is being produced once again with Firefly Theater & Films (www.fireflyinc.com). Set and lighting design are by Jonathan Christman and sound design is by Jonathan Snipes. "One in a million" - British Theatre Guide "Exceptionally moving" - American Theatre "Maybe the best solo show I have ever seen" - Back Stage West "Outstanding" - LA Times "Awe-inspiring" - Talking Broadway "Takes your breath away" - Chicago Tribune "A bravura performance" - London Morning Star

pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 through Monday, November 24, 2014
 
pool (no water) is what happens when you mix creativity, camaraderie, and art with the kind of envy that rarely sees the light of day...

But seriously, what’s a little jealousy between friends?
 
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Barrow Street Theatre
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Barrow Street Theatre
City: New York

Additional Notes:
One Year Lease Theater Company brings their sold-out critically-acclaimed 2012 production of pool (no water) by controversial English playwright Mark Ravenhill back to NYC for a limited run. pool (no water) is a visceral play about the fragility of friendship and the jealousy inspired by success. A famous artist invites old friends to her new home for a long awaited reunion. But the celebration comes to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. An almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could her suffering be the group’s next work of art?
"Full of perceptive commentary on the tension between affection and antipathy among friends — and the interior tensions in the individual soul between self-love and self-hate." - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times "In 60 minutes of shadow-cut theatrical witchcraft, Demos and her superb cast make Ravenhill's vinegary misanthropy dance, literally and figuratively." -Scott Brown, NY Magazine "Three cheers for the small but ambitious One Year Lease Theater Company for bringing this terrific 2006 play to local shores, in a vividly acted production. . ." - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Ianthe Demos directs a cast that includes Estelle Bajou, Eric Berryman, Nick Flint, Maja Wampuszyc and Richard Saudek. The production features choreography and movement direction by Natalie Lomonte, music by Estelle Bajou, set design by James Hunting, lighting design by Mike Riggs, costume design by Kenisha Kelly and multi-media design by Scott J. Fetterman. Photo: Emily Raw

Riding The Midnight Express With Billy Hayes
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014
 
An epic journey of self-discovery. Written and performed by the man who lived it.
 
Venue: ( Barrow Street Theatre)
Barrow Street Theatre
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Barrow Street Theatre
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport in 1970 with two kilos of hashish taped to his body. The Turkish High Court sentenced him to life in prison. Five years later, Billy escaped from Imrali Island prison in the dead of night - rowing 17 miles across the open sea in a raging storm. On his return to the US, Hayes wrote MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Published in 18 languages, the book was an instant best-seller. When the iconic film was released in 1978, Billy Hayes became a mythical figure, a cultural anti-hero known around the world.
"Sensational...Intrinsic power...Engrossing" - The New York Times "Hayes is a master storyteller" - Times Square Chronicles
EACH PERFORMANCE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN INTIMATE Q&A WITH BILLY. Preview Performances: September 24th thru October 1st Opening night: Thursday, October 2nd

Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT
Thursday, September 04, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014
 
Somewhat astonishingly, one of the most enigmatic plays of the 20th century -- Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" -- is now making total sense. In Yiddish.
 
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Barrow Street Theatre
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Direct from the Beckett Festival in Northern Ireland...New Yiddish Rep's groundbreaking production returns to New York as part of the 2014 Origin's 1st Irish Festival. 12 performances only! If this production doesn’t render the play in its true language of origin (as some have claimed), the production does, with haunting resonance, return “Godot” to the historical context of post WW II Europe in which Beckett was writing, in effect tracing it to its elemental moral and social roots. Beckett, a member of the French Resistance, wrote the play in French in ’48-’49. "Audacious... a revelation!" - The Forward “A production of zeal and intelligence! Hilarious and merciless! Essentially it’s perfect Beckett.” - The New Yorker Director Moshe Yassur, a veteran of both the Yiddish and modern theatre, notes that this production “is particularly Jewish, the characters are Holocaust survivors, they are facing the unimaginable, and they are waiting for answers that may not come. Yiddish, the language of laughter and tears, captures this sound, this feeling like no other language.” The authorized translation is by Shane Baker, a leading expert on Yiddish vaudeville and theatre who is an Episcopalian from Kansas City. Go figure. Joining the production’s distinguished multilingual and multi-ethnic New York cast as Pozzo is Allen Lewis Rickman (Coen Brothers’s “A Serious Man” and television’s "Boardwalk Empire"). Returning cast members include Rafael Goldwaser, who runs Théatre en l’Air in Strasbourg, France, as Lucky, and, as the hapless hobos Shane Baker, as Vladimir, and New Yiddish Rep’s artistic director David Mandelbaum, as Estragon. The 10-year-old Nicholas Jenkins, as the boy, also continues with the production. Presented in Yiddish with English supertitles.

SWAMP JUICE
Friday, November 28, 2014 through Sunday, January 04, 2015
 
A shadow puppet comedy, about one man's romp through a swamp.
 
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Barrow Street Theatre
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Barrow Street Theatre
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Welcome to a swamp like no other. Using shadow puppets made from bits of rubbish, Jeff Achtem presents a gurgling adventure about life in a swamp, with an eye-popping 3D shadow puppet finale. Watch out for the jellyfish! Swamp Juice is a playful and immersive puppet experience, for all ages.
WINNER - Total Theatre Award Edinburgh Fringe 2011 “Wonderfully enchanting, an absolute delight!... breathtaking moments!" London Evening Standard “One of the most spellbinding moments of puppet theatre I have ever encountered.” The Stage (UK) "Gasps of wonder and amazement" Edinburgh Reporter
TJ & Dave
Thursday, September 11, 2014 through Sunday, September 14, 2014
 
THEY'RE BACK!
 
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Barrow Street Theatre
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Barrow Street Theatre
City: New York

Additional Notes:
Two of Chicago's most highly regarded Second City veterans, TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, have been entertaining New York audiences for the past 8 years with their brand of long-form improvisation at The Barrow Street Theatre. Fans of TJ and Dave forever marvel at their technique, mental dexterity, and uncanny ability to create incredible, hour-long instant plays out of thin air (without audience suggestions). See the duo The New York Times calls, "Always riveting!" Bar opens 30 minutes prior to performance.

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