Medusa Volution Coming to Brooklyn
SAMIEVA THEATER is pleased to present Medusa Volution, written by Sophie Amieva and Suzanne Bagert, directed by Sophie Amieva. Medusa Volution will play a three-week limited engagement from February 8th through February 24th, 2019 at happylucky no.1 (734 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216).
“It all started with the story of Medusa: a young maiden is turned into a monster as punishment for being raped by Poseidon. The piece actively presents classic female archetypes and rejects them, ultimately allowing Medusa to transcend her condemnation, expressed through grotesque, storytelling and butoh.” - shares writer/director Sophie Amieva. “Reading Ovid’s version triggered images and emotions about her isolation and the slow loss of her humanity. The play explores the male and female duality by stripping us of our imposed social and societal roles in order to open new possibilities of partnership and interaction.”
Medusa Volution, inspired by Medusa’s story, is about women and the stories of their bodies and pleasures. From Salome to Eve, how do we define a woman’s ascent to pleasure and orgasm? To be feminist, do we need to redefine sexuality as a whole? Today, can we look Medusa in the eyes?
Casting and design team will be announced at a later date.
Medusa Volution plays the following schedule through February 24th:
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 P.M.
Sundays at 5:00 P.M.
Tickets are $20.00 ($15.00 Students/Artists/Seniors)and are currently available to purchase at www.artful.ly/sophie-amieva
Running Time: 80 minutes with no intermission
IDEATION PRODUCTIONS is pleased to present LOVE SICK: A ROCK-OPERA, by composer/lyricist Georgia Shreve, directed by James Matthew Daniel. Love Sick: A Rock Opera is performed by seven opera singers and features the six-piece rock band, Contraband, with musical direction by William Day. Love Sick will play four performances Thursday, December 6th through Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust (80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249).
Love Sick: A Rock-Opera follows Paul on his quest to cure the age-old problem of lovesickness. Thrown out on the street and facing the pain of rejection, Paul embarks on an epic journey to cure his serious ailment. Along the way, he meets Kate, and together they travel through time and space in search of the cure. Together they encounter doctors, a pharmaceutical empire, 17th–century herbalists, and more, but there’s a nagging question: Could the cure be right in front of them the entire time?
Starring Cameron Bartell (Philadelphia Orchestra, Cincinnati Playhouse), Jessica Fishenfeld (Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach Orchestra), Edith Grossman (Opera Saratoga, Crane Opera Ensemble), Georgia Haege (Mamma Mia American National Tour), two-time Grammy nominated Lebanese-American tenor Roy Hage (Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera), Carla Jablonski (Metropolitan Opera), and Timothy McDevitt (NHK Symphony-Tokyo, Carnegie Hall, New York City Center),
Contraband features William Day on Trumpet, Matthew Sheens on the piano, Nick West on bass, Joshua Samuels on the drums/percussion, Emily Brausa on cello, and Hugh Stuckey on guitars.
Featuring scenic and prop design by Clark Parkan, costume design by Aidan Griffiths, lighting design by James Matthew Daniel and projection design by Maxwell Bowman. Thomas Dieter is the production stage manager, and Yanni Burton is the executive producer.
Love Sick: A Rock-Opera plays the following four performances:
Thu, December 6th at 7:30 PM
Fri, December 7th at 7:30 PM
Sat, December 8th at 2:00 PM
Sat, December 8th at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $20.00 and are currently available to purchase by calling 6467798455or by visiting www.nationalsawdust.org. Tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before showtime.
Running Time: 1 hour and ten minutes with no intermission.
LIVE FROM MERKIN HALL it’s IN YOUR FACE - NEW YORK, hosted by food writer Ruth Reichl, who will have a conversation with Danny Meyer of Union Square Café and Shake Shack fame. Featuring special guest Tony-award nominee Karen Akers (Nine and Grand Hotel), Fiddler on the Roof violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. Award winning novelist A.M. Homes offers the next installment of our serialized novella “Author to Come,” and filmmaker Heather Quinlan (If These Knishes Could Talk) will explore the myths and truths of the New York accent, plus another sketch by Sex and the City writers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky. The performance is December 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Merkin Hall (129 West 67th Street (btw Broadway and Amsterdam)). Get details & tickets.
New Yorkers loves good food. Ruth Reichl loves good food. New Yorkers love Ruth Reichl. She's one of our very best food writers. Join her and legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer as they talk about food, New York, tacos, tofu and all things edible or almost edible.
IN YOUR FACE - NEW YORK captures the spirit, energy, music, noise and creativity of this capital of the world. A real slice of New York City—where art, fun, and politics meet on stage in a live performance extravaganza featuring the best of New York’s actors, writers, musicians and more. For the 21st century urbanite, it’s a raucous, head-on collision between a Marx brothers romp and the New York Review of Books. IN YOUR FACE - NEW YORK brings together the best of New York’s actors, writers and musicians for supercharged revues featuring live stories, sketches and songs.
IN YOUR FACE - NEW YORK is available to audiences around the world as a video/audio podcast see BETTY and Gopnik take the stage In Your Face - New York, October 24th’s episode:
IN YOUR FACE - NEW YORK UPCOMING SHOWS INCLUDE:
Wed, Mar 13, 7:30 pm
Hosted by MSNBC’s Ari Melber and featuring a cast TBA.
Thu, May 16, 7:30 pm
Host & guests TBA
Tickets are $25-35 and are now available online at https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/in-your-face-new-york/ or by calling 212-501-3330. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Box Office, Sun-Thu: 12 - 7 pm, Fri: 12 - 5 pm, Closed Sat.
New Yiddish Rep, in association with The Theater at the 14th Street Y, is pleased to present a fresh new production of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot (Vartn Af Godot), translated by Shane Baker, and directed by The 14th Street Y’s artistic director of Arts & Culture, Ronit Muszkatblit. Waiting for Godot will perform in Yiddish with English super-titles for a five-week limited engagement from Sunday, December 24st, 2018 through Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003). Official opening is Sunday, January 6th at 2:00 P.M..
"Beckett's play (which was originally produced in French) may finally have found its mother tongue." -The New Yorker
“We’ve tried to fashion a season that gives us and our audiences a way to resist the resurgence of the ‘big lie’ through the voices of playwrights like Beckett,” states Artistic Director David Mandelbaum. “For us this is a season of protest and resistance. It’s no longer just about Yiddish or Jewish. It’s about not standing by and mutely watching the transformation of our society into a replica of the tragic past.”
“Was I sleeping while the others suffered?” Waiting for Godot depicts the other, the refugee, the stranger looking for a safe haven. Estragon and Vladimir aren’t waiting for god, they’re waiting for humanity to evolve, to break down the walls that separate us and embrace them. In order to endure the absurdity and confusion they must occasionally laugh in the darkness and embrace each other. At its core, Yiddish, the language of tears and laughter, is particularly suited to this tragi-comedy. It informs and illuminates Beckett’s seminal post-modern masterpiece.
Performed in Yiddish with English super-titles.
With David Mandelbaum as Estragon, Rafael Goldwaser as Vladimir, Gera Sandler as Pozzo, Richard Saudek as Lucky. Noam Sandler and Myron Tregubov alternate as the boy.
Featuring scenic design by George Xenos, lighting design by Reza Behjat, and supertitles by Eli Rosen.
Waiting for Godot plays the following schedule through Jan 27, 2019*:
Mondays at 7:30 PM
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 P.M. and 7:30 PM
*Schedule Exceptions: There will be NO performances Wed Dec 26; Sun Dec 30 at 2pm; Sun Jan 6 at 7:30 pm; Mon, Jan 7 thru Fri, Jan 11; Wed, Jan 16 thru Fri, Jan 18; Wed, Jan 23 thru Fri, Jan 25.
Tickets are $35.00 and are currently available to purchase by calling 646-395-4310 or by visiting www.newyiddishrep.org. Tickets may also be purchased 30 minutes before showtime.
Running Time: 2 hours with one 10 minute intermission.
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