by Margo Hammond
A matriarchal story about 3 generations of women (grandmother, 2 adult daughters and 2 grand-daughters) attempting a reunion. “Same as a Singed Cat” is an old Maine saying referring to the cat who seeks warmth under the stove only to wake up singed from being too near the fire. Likewise, the women in this play attempt the warmth of closeness but experience combustion when their past is reignited.
by Joe Butler and Natalie Mosco
Hearts in the City, a play with music, considers how neighbors and friends, living like “eggs in a crate” in adjacent, rent-controlled apartments in a West Village walk up help each other through personal trials, discover a new kind of strength, a new definition of family, and a way to “be not afraid to love.”
a comedy by Rich Orloff
PLAYING DOCTOR is a trio of outrageously comedic one-acts set in a hospital, including the bawdy tale of a couple on their first date who become stuck together during a passionate moment, the bawdier tale of a lonely janitor who leaves his fly open during a nuclear accident and ends up with a three-foot penis, and a comic fantasia about a VERY pregnant woman who gives birth to her fears about childbirth and motherhood. Rated RF for Really Funny.
OBIE and DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNING as well as TONY AWARD NOMINATED, STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON to be Special Guest ofWILL'S PLAYSHOP MASTER CLASS
by Natalie Bates
Overnight is an exploration of the impact on the friendship between two women--Lisa whose marriage is troubled and Barbara whose is grievously ill. What happens when the superficial gestures of support aren't enough. The play explores the unknown regions of a deeper companionship.
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by Tony Sportiello
The year is 1888, the place is England, and the head of Birlstone Castle, John Douglas, is brutally murdered. The clues include a missing wedding ring, a hammer, a bloody footprint and a single dumbbell. So complex is the situation that Britain's leading consulting detective is called to investigate. Taken from the Sherlock Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear is a taut whodunit which will have audiences guessing until the end.
by Liz Amberly
A house fire. A couple on the brink. A man fights for his marriage as his wife fights for her life. Together, they must navigate the unexpected and discover what comes next. In this drama, realism combines with fantasy and things are not always what they seem.
Music by Brad Ross
Book and Lyrics by James Harris
Based on Jules Verne’s immortal adventure story, MICHAEL STROGOFF, Courier of the Tsar follows the newest member of the elite Imperial Courier Corps, young Michael Strogoff, as he races to Siberia’s remote capital Irkutsk to foil the assassination of the Tsar’s favorite brother. To accomplish his mission, he must maintain a disguise, brave Tartar invaders, and elude a ruthless Russian traitor... who happens to be a master of disguise himself.
by Ben Goldstein
On November 22, 1916, Jack London, then the most famous, highest paid and most controversial author of his day, died under questionable circumstances. Jack London and his wife, Charmian, were charismatic figures whose life and exploits were followed by a fascinated public around the world. This is the story of their life, as it was played out in reality and in Jack's fictional work about a love triangle with deadly consequences.
by Philip W. Hall
Marshall Evans is finally back in his Florida home after the police are done with the investigation. There, two days ago, his partner Judge Dashiell Kane was found shot to death. Today in the very same house, Marsh is being questioned by a young female detective who goes by the name of Charley. It seems that there are serious questions about the Judge’s death. The wealthy Mr. Evans finds the interview insulting, but he plays along. Besides, his bar is well-stocked. Throughout the evening, Marshall expounds hilariously on such topics as Health, Infidelity, and yes, even Death. But eventually, he is forced to face the truth.
by Allan Knee
Music by Robert Wolf
Directed by Thomas Coté†
Think Mount Rushmore. -- Now think 75 years later.
Leonard Fisher - a naive 26-year-old street artist - a competitor of the Naked Cowboy - is commissioned by the Arts Council of South Beach, Florida, to create - to sculpt - Mt. Rushmore - to transform South Beach into the cultural capital it longs to be. Rather than sculpt four presidents - as the original Rushmore had - Leonard creates - sculpts - who he is passionate about. His four heads consist of the whistle blower Ed Snowden, the songbird Nicki Minaj, the iconic spaceman Ziggy Stardust and the bumbling Homer Simpson. This leads to controversy among various groups - and even one of the heads rebels. But Leonard - inspired by a growing interest from Disney - and one of the attractive members of the Arts Council - grows up and fights for what he believes in.
by Vincent Marano
Harry "The Mule" Berg was once a big deal in the Bronx mob. Now he's out of jail, living in subsidized housing, working a minimum wage job and trying to reconnect with his daughter and grand-daughter. Still The Mule has some kick left in him, and it won't be long before old habits, enemies and new associates pull Harry back into a world that almost killed him. So which is it? Dangerous criminal or a worn out old man?
by Peter Hempstead
The Stranges have kept their dark secrets hidden from the world for many years, but when another family arrives during a cataclysmic storm on Easter weekend, long-buried sins come to light once again as a ghostly presence rises to demand a reckoning.
by Mary Sue Price
Fantasy, fear, ambition and love, not to mention shake and bake meth and the constant threat of violence, all collide in a messy rent house in small town Oklahoma when three people plus one fantasy championship wrestler — all vulnerable, all trapped in different ways — go after their own versions of the American dream.
by Jack Feldstein
Proving that the clash between old folks’ comedy and young folks’ comedy is very funny, NEIL SIMON’S LAST HIT imagines playwright Neil Simon on the eve of his 90th birthday. Determined to write his last hit.
When Neil Simon meets 20-something Mike Green, Mr Simon believes he has found the right collaborator to do just that.
A fantasy comedic romp through the work and life of Neil Simon, America's funniest and most successful playwright ever while examining the history of American comedy itself.
by Robert Strozier
While researching a book she’s doing on a well-known psychotherapist, now deceased, the writer makes a disturbing discovery about his relationship with a former patient. In digging deeper, she finds herself drawn into the lives of the therapist’s wife and son—and also begins to confront her own shortcomings, as a writer and a person.
written by Leegrid Stevens
directed by Thomas Coté
The mayoral campaign in the retirement community of Mesquite, Nevada turns nasty as accusations of illegal activity surrounding a $90 travel voucher are leaked to the local press. The accusations quickly divide the town and lead to a complete political upheaval in this dark comedy about power and politics in the USA.
by Walter Brandes
Suspense and paranoia surround an archaeological dig that uncovers an unknown foreign object in the Akuhma Desert. It is up to an unlikely team of a chemist, a geologist, and two cooks to reveal the secrets of the mysterious find. In this sci-fi thriller with smatterings of comedy, the group of four begin to unravel the truth of what is in the desert and, in doing so, destroy the reality they once knew.
by Rich Orloff
When you're fighting for a child's soul, what rules apply? A New York Bar Mitzvah brings together three Jewish brothers (a politician, a therapist, and a Buddhist monk), their fading but forceful father, the politician’s 13-year-old son (who doubts he’s ready to become a man), and the boy’s Bar Mitzvah tutor (a woman who loves the boy and possibly one of his uncles). MEN OVERBOARD is Rich Orloff’s boldest mix of comedy and drama as it asks, “What makes a man?”
by Jason Howard
They say Helios carries the sun across the sky in a golden chariot from east to west every day. He may have done it over Providence this morning. Sarah is watching Dawn slowly open her eyes. Amy watches Ryan as he sleeps, their unspoken promises dangerous and unexpected. Some of us inspire and others destroy, twisting around each other as we try to find our balance, moving into the divine.
written by Scott C. Sickles
directed by Fritz Brekeller
When Fletcher Driscoll returned to his hometown to direct Romed and Juliet, he never expected to end up in his own star-crossed romance with Jeff, a recently out divorcé with a complicated past. Nor was he prepared to confront Tommy, his high school best friend who broke his heart.... repeatedly and on purpose. Fortunately Fletcher and Jeff are keeping it simple, so what could possibly go wrong?
by Mark Loewenstern
Nellie Bly, aspiring daredevil reporter, went undercover in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City, 1887. There she befriended a patient named Anne Neville. After 10 days, Nellie was sprung from the asylum to write her story. Anne stayed.
by Maria Micheles
Is it self-destructiveness or freedom, everyone falling for the same person until having offset their life, or a sign of socio-political disconnect? Years later, still contemplating what could’ve been as she’s about to get married, Semele casts actors resembling people from her past to relive it once more, relishing the pre-September 11th times, but when some of them arrive to play in a band nearby, things take another turn...