That’s right, we’re back with another of William Shakespeare’s timeless classics!
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Johnny Young
After a sudden summer squall, twin campers wind up on the wrong side of the lake and find themselves at Camp Illyria! After getting separated in the storm, Viola and Sebastian must contend with lovestruck Administrators and Athletic Coaches, vivacious Accountants, Kitchen Staff that has to be seen to be believed, and the surliest ”Camp Cheer Counselor” they could possibly imagine, all the while trying to meet back up with each other, and get back to where they came from! Their twisted and madcap journey of fun and discovery takes place summer 2012 in: Brooklyn at McCarren Park on July 14th at 4pm Queens at the Forest Park Bandshell on July 15th at 4pm Brooklyn at the East River State Park on July 16th at 6:30pm Manhattan at Cherry Hill in Central Park on July 20th at 6pm and 21st at 2pm The Bronx in Van Cortlandt Park on July 22nd at 3pm
Viola – Ayo Oneké Cummings
Sebastian – Bryndon Cook
Olivia – Tai Verley
Malvolio – Susan E. Young
Feste – Mark Dunn
Toby Belch – Jim Anderson
Orsino – Ian McDonald
Curio – Mike DeRosa
Antonio – Chris Wentworth
Maria – Malini Singh McDonald
Fabian – Jubilee Figueroa
Andrew Aguecheek – Trey K. Blackburn
Mundus – Cas Marino
Costumes designed by Deborah Erenberg
Mum’s (not) the Word
A collection of nursery rhymes, spoken word and monologues
conceived, written and starring Donna Barkman*, Nicole Jesson*, Elizabeth June* and Malini Singh McDonald
Stage Manager: Samantha Hooper-Hamersley
Altered Stages II
150 West 28th street
Dates: Friday May 6th at 7:30pm; Saturday May 7th at 3pm and 7:30pm
*“These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.”
Black Henna Productions presents The Unlikely Adventure Of Race McCloud, Private Eye!
When you run out of options, there’s always other options. When you run out of other options, there’s Race.
The Unlikely Adventure of Race McCloud, Private Eye is a comic-book style adventure/comedy about the second-most clueless detective in Westside City. When his secret-agent family goes missing, it is up to Race and his 15 year-old super-genius niece Cookie to find them. Their search takes them around the world, and they soon face off against a masked vigilante, vampires, werewolves, ancient Egyptian curses, “Perfect” Troopers, and more as they hunt for their missing relatives.
American Theatre of Actors: Chernuchin Theatre
314 West 54th Street
New York,NY, 10019
(Between 8th & 9th Aves.)
Much Ado is Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, laughter, and even a bit of treachery (both good-natured and sinister). Join us at the luxurious ”Club Messina”, and watch as Claudio woos Hero, Beatrice spars with Benedick, and all the while Donna Joan plots revenge on the Prince and his companions. Listen to the melodious strumming of The Friar, and lounge on the sun deck with a boat drink and a bottle of suntan lotion – but remember, no running by the pool.
Starring: Cas Marino, Ian M. McDonald, Susan Erenberg, Christian Thomas, Amie Backner, Chris Kelly, and Mary Lynch
Directed by Malini Singh McDonald
Assistant Director: Amanda Doria
Sound Design by Susan Erenberg
Costume Design by Deborah Erenberg
Performed as a staged reading, Michael Quiñones’ play Poaching The Elite chronicles the rise and fall of Drew, a young gossip journalist struggling with not only his own addictions but also the shallowness of the high society celebutante culture.
When your plastic-surgery disaster of a mom puts you into shock therapy and your famous father suggests you shoot heroin after you’re incestuously raped, the revenge play (starring Al Pacino) practically writes itself. Michael Quiñones’ scathing expose of entitlement and depravity.
The New York Revival, performed at Altered Stages, Lee Blessing’s Down the Road is a chilling examination into the mind of a serial killer. Dan and Iris Henniman, journalists from New York, have been tasked with interviewing and then writing the biography of William Reach, convicted killer of nineteen young women. But the more they dig into Reach’s psyche, the more he begins to invade their lives. Can Iris and Dan finish the book and return to the way things were, or has working with this monster completely changed who they once were?
Black Henna Productions first fully staged production, Deserters is Michael Quiñones’ noirish look into cocaine, international smuggling, government conspiracy, and the struggle against them by the common man. Edwin, a fact-checker for the New York Times becomes embroiled in a plot to expose a government sanctioned cocaine pipeline, and with the help of his drug-dealer, Wrecker, he may be able to do just that … if he can get past his conspiracy theorist boss, concerned girlfriend, psychotic government agents, and his own addiction.