We’re just a week or so out from our first ever full-length festival Soap Gets in Your Eyes and yet LRR playwrights still find time to do OTHER projects. It’s crazy we know!
FROM TIM ERRICKSON | LICKSPITTLES, BUTTONHOLERS AND DAMNED PERNICIOUS GO-BETWEENS
Illustration by Stefano Imbert
Mr. Errickson is not only an LRR playwright but he’s ALSO the Artistic Director of Boomerang Theatre Company and they’ve got a killer show in Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens. We’ve got the details and a sød (sweet!) discount below, hope to see you there!
Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war. The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer and go-between, their female counterparts. Plots abound, flying machines are destroyed and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers. The main characters speak in rhyming Alexandrine verse, while a host of supporting characters converse in sestinas, haiku, free verse, limericks and sonnets. In a rhyming, metered world, the offbeat rules.
Stay up to date on show news and check out some HIGHLY enjoyable production shots on Boomerang’s blog: Boomerangtheatre.wordpress.com
Tickets are $25 but Lather Rinse Repeat readers save $10 when using code Boom2015 to purchase tickets. Get yours NOW!
May 1st-May 17th, 2015 | Teatro Circulo, 64 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
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FROM ISAAC RATHBONE | DEB & JOAN AT PULP GULP w/ PULP STAGE
Ike first presented Deb & Joan at LRR’s second night of short works, Mistakes Were Made, and we’re really pleased to see it out and about, in fact it’s pretty far from home, all the way in Portland, Oregon with Pulp Stage and their series Pulp Gulp.
Pulp Gulp: Actors. Dialogue. Forbidden love amongst aliens, robots…and nerds.
60 minutes of riveting science fiction and fantasy storytelling through dialogue. Featuring “Deb & Joan” about an android who falls in love with her research scientist.
To see the full line-up visit Stage Pulp’s website by clicking right….HERE.
You can also give them a follow at any of these local social media sites, Facebook: ThePulpStage Twitter: @ThePulpStage.
Seating starts at 7:30pm and their’s a suggested donation of $5-$10 but we know Ike’s show is worth at least $10, so if you go, go with a tenner.
May 8th, 8pm | Sip D’vine 7829 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
FROM MARIAH MACCARTHY| UNTIL SHE CLAWS HER WAY OUT
It’s marathon season, at least at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Word on the street is that this year, EST received a whopping 1,078 submissions for the 35th Marathon of One-Act Plays and somehow narrowed it down to 14 plays. One of those plays is Until She Claws Her Way Out by our own Mariah MacCarthy. Until She Claws Her Way Out is directed and choreographed by Sidney Erik Wright and will run in Series A.
The marathon begins on May 13th and runs, (get it, runs) until June 27.
The full line-up for Series A, B and C as well as specific performance dates and times, ticket prices, the whole shebang really, can be found at the usual spot and by that we mean the EST WEBSITE!
FROM LATHER RINSE REPEAT | SOAP GETS IN YOUR EYES
Join Lather Rinse Repeat: A Playwrights Collective for their inaugural festival of new works. Featuring readings of 11 new plays! We have alot, ALOT, in the great plays and performances for you from May 10-May 20. All of the details are below. Make sure to reserve your seats ASAP as seating for every reading is LIMITED! Reservations can be made HERE
Join us Sunday, May 10, at 1pm for a celebratory toast as we dive into our first ever full length festival! Reservations for any of the scheduled shows earns you a Mimosa!
FULL PLAY DETAILS
Hags, Mopes, and the End of All Existence
Written by Jen Browne
Directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon
Sunday, May 10, 130pm
Hags and Mopes have been married for as long as they can remember and they’ve had just about enough of each other so maybe it’s not such a bad thing there’s a comet making its way straight towards them, the blizzard of the century isn’t letting up, or that the cow and the goats have moved to Florida because the end is near.
Princess Clara of Loisaida
Written by Matt Barbot
Directed by Melissa Crespo
Sunday, May 10, 4pm
With Mamá gone and Papá out of commission, José is in charge of his video-game obsessed little sister Clara. When José finds out the fairy tales he’s been telling his little sister, Clara, might be true – that she’s not really his sister, that her parents found her by the fairy-castle in Central Park with a note pinned to her blanket – he is forced to fight a magical battle for her destiny.
Honors Students; or, The Avenging of Kruppcake
Written by Mariah MacCarthy
Directed by Christina Roussos
Sunday, May 10, 7pm
Kora and Minnie are best friends. And honors students. And are plotting something involving a lot of money and a little blood. When their volatile relationship is threatened by Minnie’s friendship with awkward YouTube sensation Megan, all bets are off. In the tradition of Heathers and The Virgin Suicides, Honors Students asks one question: Who will survive?
Go That Way
Written by Amanda Keating
Directed by Molly Clifford
Monday, May 11, 730pm
In the wake of their mother’s death, three estranged siblings take to the road with their best hometown pal in search of their even more estranged father. As they drive across America, eating McDonalds, sleeping in motels, and playing tunes on the boom box (the stereo is broken, of course), they sift through the shit that’s piled up between them over the years. When they get to where they’re going, it’s not what they expected, but hey. Maybe that’s a good thing.
Written by Isaac Rathbone
Directed by Linda S. Nelson
Tuesday, May 12, 730pm
Gary and Jill buy their two-year old a hand puppet for his birthday. At first, it’s the best present ever. But then the puppet develops an odor that threatens to destroy their marriage. A satirical look at the darker side of parenting.
Written by Brandon Marianne Lee
Directed by Sara Lyons
Sunday, May 17, 1pm
Waking up believing she is Emily Post, overnight Catherine goes from hot mess to corporate revolutionary. If manners are a form of respect, perhaps a delusion of grandeur could be a hammer that breaks a glass ceiling.
The Good Girl’s Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder: One Body at a Time
Written by Mila Golubov
Directed by Daniella Caggiano
Sunday, May 17, 4pm
An eager newbie joins an absurd advertising agency and quickly learns that to make it as a woman in a man’s world she needs to grow a pair. Except those times when she needs to show some leg. Except those other times when she plays the saint or the slut or the repentant sinner or the willing chump. After some not so subliminal advertising, awkward sex sessions and unnecessary bloodshed, will good girl go over to the dark side?
Written by Jeremy Wine
Directed by Kel Haney
Sunday, May 17,7pm
Munderton, an underground inventor on the forefront of the early days of drone research, has been repeating unauthorized experiments out of Nikola Tesla’s confiscated notebooks. Pressured by the leading diplomat negotiating peace in Yugoslavia, she is caught between helping end the war, repairing Tesla’s legacy, and Kevin, the sandwich delivery guy.
Written by Natalie Wilson
Directed by Josh Hecht
Monday, May 18, 730pm
A young woman expects to die; an old woman expects to live forever. A mystical inn has different ideas.
The Violet Sisters
Written by Gina Femia
Directed by Ivey Lowe
Tuesday, May 19, 730pm
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Pam comes home to attend her father’s funeral. When she arrives, she is greeted by an angry sister, a dilapidated house and a past that she can’t escape. The Violet Sisters is a play about forgiving when you cannot bring yourself to forget.
Written by Tim Duncheon
Directed by Kyle Metzger
Wednesday, May 20, 730pm
Philadelphia, 1793: In the middle of a deadly epidemic, a man named Nathaniel dreams of becoming a doctor. The problem? He’s a slave. Worse, his owners won’t free him until he unravels a major political conspiracy — a dangerous task requiring disguises, a trip to meet George Washington, and just a bit of treason. What wouldn’t you do to be free?
All readings take place at Shetler Studios 244 W. 54th Street, 12fl, New York, NY 10019. You can find us in Shetler 1.
Join us after the final performance to celebrate with the directors, the actors, and of course the playwrights!
We’ll obviously be celebrating after every reading so come meet up with us at Characters
, our official festival sponsor, to chat about what you saw and buy all of us starving artists a well deserved beverage.
See there was zero exaggeration when we said May was gonna get busy. We’re pretty excited about all of these delectable theater offerings and hope you’ll join us for one, two, or really ALL of them, we want you at all of them, if we’re being honest, you should mark them all in your calendar and be there, okay see you soon.