Anton Chekov's fast paced dramedy follows the story of various characters unhappy with their life ona farm. With tensions high and nowhere to go drama unfolds as the characters fight eachother and battle their own demos. Lives unfullfilled, dreams crushed, and intertwining love triangles, what could go wrong?
Here is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."
LA-based comedian Mikey Day is member of Saturday Night Live‘s writing staff. Day is also a member of The Groundlings’ Main Company, a regular on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out, a correspondent on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, and a writer/producer for the Cartoon Network sketch show Incredible Crew. Day also co-created the wildly popular web series David Blaine Street Magic and Puppet High. The latter was for Above Average, the official YouTube channel of Lorne Michaels’s production company Broadway Video.
Street Scene is a play by Elmer Rice that opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on January 10, 1929 and ran for a total of 601 performances. The action of the play takes place entirely on the front stoop of a New York City brownstone and in the adjacent street in the early part of the 20th century. It studies the complex daily lives of the people living in the building (and surrounding neighborhood) and the sense of despair that hovers over their interactions.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Broadway adaptation of a classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic plot as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.
Honk! is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance. The book and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe and music is by George Stiles (of the British song writing duo Stiles and Drewe). The musical is set in the countryside and features Ugly – a cygnet who is mistaken as an ugly duckling upon falling into his mother's nest and is rejected by everyone but Ida (his mother), a sly tomcat who only befriends him out of hunger, and several other barnyard characters.
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Director: Kyle Chittenden