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50th & 4th follows Rick and Sue, a married couple in Brooklyn, as they rent their spare bedroom online. Inspired by Lemme's first roommates in New York, 50th & 4th is a tribute to everyone who brought you to the city and the new kind of family you create when you're here. The play features Gloria Lamoureux (Perry Award winner), Emil Ferzola and Kirsten Dwyer. Tara Cioletti (Perry Award winner) directs.
The cast of Eight Is Never Enough delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Broadway.
Written as a love letter to his late father, the infamous owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar," Mike King performs his life story about being a dentist, a stand up comedian, and the son of a "nightclub" owner. A heart-warming, hilarious tribute to his father Sid King, "The Sultan of Striptease."
Obnoxious strangers, overbearing bosses, and unrequited high school crushes are about to get a piece of your mind. The Friday Night Sh*w invites audience members to anonymously write down their repressed rants, cursing-outs, and sultry confessions. Improv performers then use that writing to fuel a fast-paced brawl of hilarity. The cast includes a fistful of New York City's best improvisers with credits on 30 Rock, Comedy Central, MTV, Chicago's Second City, the Onion, and NPR — and at least one Primetime Emmy Award loser.
What does it mean to suffer better? In this one-woman comedy show, six unlucky contestants from different walks of life present their struggles to you, the audience. Hosted by a drunk woman who loves to strip, you'll meet a musical hobo, lovelorn maid, sex-starved octogenarian, stressed clown, and angry teen before you vote to determine who's suffering the best.
Created & performed by Amanda Erin Miller Presented as part of the second Unofficial Upper East Side EdFest
Previous runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, East to Edinburgh at 59E59 Theaters, the Peoples Improv Theater, and SOLOCOM
The Infinite Wrench is a mechanism that unleashes a barrage of two-minute plays for a live audience. Each play offers something different, be it funny, profound, elegant, disgusting, topical, irrelevant, terrifying, or a song; all are truthful and tackle the here-and-now, inspired by the lived experiences of the performers. With new plays every week, The Infinite Wrench is the Neo-Futurists' ongoing and ever-changing attempt to shift the conventions of live performance and speak to audiences, including those unreached or unmoved by traditional theater.
Years ago, a criminal defense lawyer walked out on his wife and kids in Canada. Still guilt-ridden as a newly minted lawyer, he feels no better than the mafioso type he's currently defending. And that murder case appears to be a slam-dunk case for the prosecution — not a good situation. Then, without warning, his two teenage sons are sent to live with him. It's the go-go '80s and the Meyers reunite in an East Hollywood boardinghouse run by a pot-dealing former nun.
Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying "Hmm, that was pretty funny but not enough reading"? Then this is the show for you!
Your hosts Colin O'Brien (JFL New Faces) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central) love to read. They've read upwards of one book between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you!
Each week, the Magnet Theater's resident ensembles converge for a night of improv comedy. The night might include anything from monoscenes to Harolds (long-form improv acts that begin with a suggestion from the audience). Because Megawatt's format gets changed more frequently than a lightbulb, returning audience members can expect to be dazzled every time.
The year is 2006, and there's been a big shake-up in the Milky Way: Pluto has been reclassified as a dwarf planet!
When news of its demotion reaches the small planetoid, Pluto leaves the solar system on a cosmic journey, meeting groovy satellites, fun-loving gas giants, and a galaxy of other celestial oddballs on its quest to become a planet again.
Chris Mann and Emily Duncan's Pluto Is Missing! is a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history. You'll leave the theater with your head full of catchy songs and astronomical knowledge!
Saturday at 6pm: the perfect time to get your jaded mind blown by four improv ensembles. Will the neighborhood kids be driven wild by their new forms and structures? Yes. Will you?
The Rundown features different groups at each performance that unite veteran performers with up-and-comers ready to bring it.
This show is part of an afternoon and evening of shows. The actors use scrolls for each scene, which have each actor's cues and lines, giving actors and the audience an improvisational experience throughout the scenes.
Scenes from Shakespeare comedies (mostly) include:
- Act 1, Scene 2 from A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Act 2, Scene 2 from The Merry Wives of Windsor
- Act 4, Scene 3 from The Winter's Tale
- Act 4, Scene 3 from The Comedy of Errors
Written entirely through improvisation at the Magnet Theater, Sisters Three is a fast-paced, multi-character comedy about a family's reluctant reunion. Without sets or costumes to hold them back, two actors seamlessly intertwine over 30 distinct characters into a heartfelt rollercoaster ride of dysfunction, redemption, and baby pumas.
Starring Elana Fishbein and Elena Skopetos Written by Elana Fishbein, Peter McNerney & Elena Skopetos Directed by Peter McNerney
Over the course of this doctoral-thesis-gone-awry, Tessa Flannery and fellow performer Chris Fayne slide down the slippery slope of consent, fantasy, and female sexuality through the lens of one slimy pornography genre. In the midst of the #metoo movement, Tentacles asks how we reconcile our fantasies with our feminism.
An isolated and aimless gay man with a "roommate wanted" ad on Craigslist finds his life, family, and relationship flipped upside down when the ad is answered by effusive and other-worldly actress Tilda Swinton (Tom Lenk), who demands she be allowed to study and dissect his sad life for her next big movie role. The two very different personalities clash immediately as things get hysterically chaotic and surprisingly cathartic.
Nick Kanellis and Peter McNerney (Statues of Liberty) team up with Magnet Theater veteran Leslie Korein to form a brand-new improv trio with one purpose: rockin' a seamless, high-energy, character-driven, free-form improv set every week.
Peter Michael Marino, Harmon Leon, and Walter Michael DeForest present 12 diverse shows from solo comedies to fake tribute bands that rocked the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This unique theatrical event is back for the second time, again taking over the intimate second floor of the historic Ryan's Daughter on February 24 & 25 from 1-11:30pm. Acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe artists from NYC, Philadelphia, and London will be presenting encore performances of their critically acclaimed shows that played the world's largest arts festival in 2017, as well as revivals of shows from 2012-2016, and previews of new shows headed to Edinburgh in 2018.
Festival Pass is $35. Full bar. Beer specials courtesy of Coney Island Brewery. Brunch catering courtesy NYC's go-to for authentic German meat and sausages Schaller & Webber Catering.
Peter Michael Marino, Harmon Leon, and Walter Michael DeForest present 12 diverse shows from solo comedies to fake tribute bands that rocked the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This unique theatrical event is back for the second time, again taking over the intimate second floor of the historic Ryan's Daughter. Acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe artists from NYC, Philadelphia, and London will be presenting encore performances of their critically acclaimed shows that played the world's largest arts festival in 2017, as well as revivals of shows from 2012-2016 and previews of new shows headed to Edinburgh in 2018.
A comedy of honor, Ana Caro's 17th-century play criticizes the social customs of her era, notably the position of women, in a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan. The play is considered especially remarkable because of its uncommon depiction of its heroine, Leonor, in a storyline whose happy ending finds a woman having solved her own misfortune without the help of a man.
Note: The play is performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext In-Seat Captioning System.
Dean can't believe his luck when he goes to work for his multimillionaire uncle, especially when it lands him in a $19 million lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice. Only Zachary, a retired ballet dancer with a penchant for matzoh ball soup, can save him now.