Dear Friends of THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY,
This weekend, we have the opening of a new play by Matt
Morillo and Maria Micheles, STAY OVER. Also, this Saturday,
we are pleased to have a reading of a play by Patrick
Fenton, JACK'S LAST CALL (SAY GOODBYE TO KEROUAC).
Next week, a new play from Jack Tynan, directed by Mark
Marcante, STRANGELY WONDERFUL.
Also, a couple of SAVE THE DATES:
On Monday Night, January 19th, TNC, in conjunction with the
Action Arts League, will be hosting a participatory art
Obama Pre-Inaugural event and celebration. More information
On Monday Night, February 9th, TNC will be holding our 6th
Annual LOVE N' COURAGE BENEFIT at the National Arts Club.
This annual event is a benefit for TNC's Emerging
Playwrights Program. Scheduled Performers include Elaine
Stritch, Marian Seldes, Tammy Grimes, Vinie Burrows, Angela
Harriell's THE LOVE SHOW, and more!
Written by MATT MORILLO & MARIA MICHELES
Directed by MATT MORILLO
Dark sex comedy of a couple trying to reconcile after
infidelity teaches an important lesson: if you're trying to
kiss and make up on a snowy night, don't answer the door
"Stay Over" by Matt Morillo and Maria Micheles, directed by
Matt Morillo, is a comedy of what can happen to you when trying to make up after an infidelity. Mark and Michelle, a thirty-something couple, are settling in for an affectionate reconciliation on a snowy night in New York. Mark's a bit of a rake, and Michelle had allowed him an outside affair, in the hope that he would "get it out of his system." She relents on her tolerance when Lilly, the twenty-something dancer that Mark had dallied with, bursts into their apartment out of the snow, hoping to stay over.
The play spins hilarious comedy out of Mark's game to have his cake and eat it too. He's a cool operator, but he's outsmarted and outmaneuvered by the two women, each of whom is a sexual marauder in her own right. He plots to escape with Lilly after his reconciliation with Michelle is completed. Michelle, determined to punish Mark for his dalliance, is equally determined to conceal that she had an affair of her own during their hiatus. Lilly is a dancer with a dazzling body, and she is testing her sexual power on Mark, who can't resist her. To add insult to injury, she's a family friend of Michelle. When these three settle in for the night, Mark's apartment becomes a pressure-cooker for sexual chutzpah, stoked with strong temptations, daring stratagems and equally daring apologies.
The playscript is actually Matt Morillo's comedic adaptation of "Sleepover" by Maria Micheles (2007), a gloomy dramatic treatment of a menage-a-trois in modern New York. It was produced to little notice by Theater for the New City in April, 2007. Morillo, whose metier is comedies on the mating game, saw in it the humorous potential of a play about three libertines trying to outsmart each other.
Lilly will be played by JessAnn Smith, who is choreographing her own dances and writing and recording her own music for the part. Mark will be played by Tom Plutik. Both appeared at TNC in "Angry Young Women… " Michelle will be played by Lori Faiella. Set design is by Mark Marcante. Lighting Design is by Amith A. Chandrashaker. Costume design is by Nora Gustuson.
For more information, please visit www.stayoverplay.com.
Thursday - Sunday, January 8 - 31
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
All Seats $15/TDF Vouchers Accepted
JACK'S LAST CALL
(Say Goodbye to Kerouac)
Written by PATRICK FENTON
The drinking, the fame that grew after On the Road was published, the differences with his family, these parts of Jack Kerouac's life, which made him a cultural icon of the American 50's, are well known to many. But there is another part of Kerouac that only a few villagers from the quiet hamlet of Northport on Long Island had the chance to see up close. This is the Kerouac presented in Patrick Fenton's play, JACK'S LAST CALL (Say Goodbye to Kerouac.)
It is the end of the summer in 1964, a major cultural shift is starting to happen, and on his last night in Northport, Long Island, the America Kerouac saw through a rear view mirror along side of Neal Cassady is slowly playing again in his mind. While wondering back on his road days, he receives a series of soul--searching phone calls from his daughter Jan.
RON RYAN as Jack Kerouac
ANNA LISA MCCLELLAND as his Daughter
JACK O'CONNELL as his Father
MARY TIERNEY as his Mother
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Suggested Donation $5
Written by JACK TYNAN
Directed by MARK MARCANTE
Jake is having a bit of trouble fitting in since he lost a love he once had.
Living on the edge, he dances his way back home.
Performed by JACK TYNAN.
COMMUNITY SPACE THEATER
Thursday - Sunday, January 15 - 25
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
All Seats $10/TDF Vouchers Accepted
SAVE THE DATE!!!
ARTIST PARTICIPATION CALL & SAVE THE DATE:
Monday, January 19th (schedule & program TBA)
DREAMS FOR A NEW ERA
A participatory art Obama Pre-Inaugural event and celebration
Organized by Theater for the New City, Action Arts League (Tompkins Scare Park & Figment*), Girls Club, and more.
@ Theater for the New City
Artist Call & Community Organization participation: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Love N' Courage
6TH ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY'S EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009 at THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 GRAMERCY PARK SOUTH
Hosted by CHARLES BUSCH & JULIE HALSTON
Featuring Performances by:
ANGELA HARRIELL'S THE LOVE SHOW
SOUNDS OF TANGO by DANIEL BINELLI and POLLY FERMAN
LOVE 'N' COURAGE, the 6th annual benefit for Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program will be held at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, February 9; Cocktails begin at 6:30pm; dinner at 7:00pm, followed by performances at 8:00pm. Tickets are $125 (tax deductible).
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