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Writer, composer, and lyricist Bryan Williams crafts a beautiful and hilarious coming-of-age story about what it takes to pursue your artistic dreams in New York City. Think Rent meets the digital age, Alex & Eugene is a world-premiere musical, suggested by Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, but set in contemporary New York. A group of recently graduated theater kids valiantly fight to hang onto friendship, love, and idealism while pushing to make it in the cutthroat entertainment business. Alex & Eugene is a thoroughly modern tale of young artists struggling to find themselves in a world where their bond with each other is often the only refuge from despair.
In Jonathan Yukich's Apes at Play, a seasoned assassin is hired to wipe out an obscure fringe playwright. Yet as she moves closer to the kill, she uncovers an inexplicable link between herself and the target. Part detective story, part meta-noir, this Kafkaesque comedy takes us on a topsy-turvy quest that explores everything from black holes to criminal clowns.
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.
A new sci-fi musical comedy about the end of the world in — where else — a basement in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Chronicling the fabled New Brunswick basement music scene during the apocalypse, this new show, which had its premiere as part of New York Winterfest back in January, includes a New Brunswick basement rocker, the rising star astrophysicist he used to date, a committed performer from Medieval Times, a giant snake, cannibals, a group of mole people, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The end of the world is about 12 hours away.
The Eleventh Hour swept the 2018 New York Winterfest with seven awards: Best Production, Best Score, Most Creative Play, Best Director, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design, and Best Singer.
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.
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.
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.
Torn Out Theater, famous for its outdoor, naked Shakespeare productions, returns to Prospect Park with Aphra Behn's famous Restoration comedy, The Rover. This will be the company's first mixed-gender play, and it will use full nudity as a celebration of body freedom and empowerment.
Set in Italy during Carnival, The Rover is a wild-eyed and transgressive story of love, deception, and liberty. For a few enchanted days, the nobility of Europe can become anyone they like — nuns turn into libertines, pirates into socialites, and lovers into strangers. Safe behind the secrecy of their masks, they mingle and play, looking for love, and finding danger.
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.
Shake and Bake: Love's Labour's Lost is a production of Shakespeare's comedy, but with a twist. The show combines theater and food in a full-sensory experience: audience members are served an eight-course tasting menu (with wine pairings), with all the food prepared in front of them throughout the performance.
In Love's Labour's Lost, the ailing King of France owes the King of Navarre money. Unable to make the trip himself, the French king has his daughter go to negotiate the settlement. But just before she and her ladies (Rosaline and Maria) arrive, Navarre and his men (Berowne and Longaville) make a pact to swear off women, eat only six meals per week, and sleep three hours per night. Why? So that they can devote the rest of their time to study, obviously. When the women arrive ,the men are exhausted, hungry, and lonely. Nevertheless, Navarre sticks to the plan and tells the women that they may not enter the gates and must instead camp in the field. The women, having none of it, hatch a plan to outsmart the men.
It's life coach Fred Sigman's wedding day. His fiancée is histrionic, mercurial, and already planning their annulment! No wonder he's depressed! Believing that laughter is, indeed, the best medicine, this play employs over-the-top humor to address the serious realities of depression while offering strategies to help loosen the grips of despair, hopelessness, and helplessness.
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.
A mysterious corpse is knocking about Victorian London, and two unscrupulous cousins are desperately trying to find it — except when they're desperately trying to lose it! If the corpse in the train wreck turns out to be Uncle Joseph, then Cousin Michael wins the family inheritance, unless Cousin Morris can dispose of the body first. Family rivalries give way to complete chaos in this energetic and farcical musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic black comedy of death, greed, and jealousy.
A world-premiere musical black comedy with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant, based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. Michael Chase Gosselin directs and choreographs a cast of 14, including James Beaman, Jianzi Colón-Soto, Thomas M. Conroy, Dennis Holland, Brian Kilday, Robin Lounsbury, Christopher Michaels, Tim Realbuto, Nate Rocke, Simon Schaitkin, Brandon Shockey, Tristan J. Shuler, James Stafford, and Joe Veale.