“Bess Welden made it impossible not to laugh…Kids or no kids, this energetic woman’s portrayal of the crazy life and conflicting demands of a young mother…is comedic genius.” – The Portland Phoenix
WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Presents the New York Premiere of
THE PASSION OF THE HAUSFRAU
“A universal experience.” – The Boston Phoenix
Co-Written and Performed by BESS WELDEN
Co-Written by NICOLE CHAISON
Co-Written and Directed by ANNETTE JOLLES
FEBRUARY 3 – 13, 2011
Tickets are $39 ($29 previews)
www.wppac.com or 877-548-3227
Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theatre Box Office (Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thursday & Friday 11:00 AM – intermission; Saturday 2:00 PM – intermission and Sunday 12:00 PM – intermission).
"The Passion of the Hausfrau" is a laugh-out-loud comedy about a mother who discovers that the roller coaster ride of raising young kids is actually the path to creating her own masterpiece. "The Passion of the Hausfrau" is the first hero’s journey (in the classic Joseph Campbell sense) from the point of view of the mother. Welden and Chaison wanted to show that “every mother is a hero: like James Joyce’s 'Ulysses,' 'The Passion of the Hausfrau' shows the heroism in daily life. In parenting, every day is a roller coaster of passion.”
The play follows the Hausfrau (which means “housewife” in German), her husband, two children and twenty other characters (all played by one actress) as she faces each challenge on The Road of Trials. Finally, like all heroes, she must plunge into the inferno and face her own demons in order to emerge victorious and ready to fulfill her creative self. Turning the classic hero myth on its head by making the central character a middle-aged mom, the play pokes fun at the mistakes parents make with an honest and irreverent humor. Over 100 original cartoon projections help tell the story and add an engaging visual layer that illuminates the text, much like a graphic novel.
One Arm Red
Lake Simons’ & Chad Lynch's
February 3-13, 2011
at One Arm Red's "Red-Space"
(10 Jay Street - 9th Floor - Brooklyn)
Tickets are $20
www.smarttix.com or 212.868.4444
Performed by Lake Simons, ETIQUETTE UNRAVELED is a comedic solo piece that spotlights the struggle to live an organized life when chaos prevails. To escape the mundane patterns of life, an unusual woman dives into her make believe world of imagination. Driven by curiosity, she’s lead into a series of vignettes that begin with order but swiftly unravel…leaving her fantasy world in tatters. A tea party with a misbehaving guest, a chance meeting culminating in a kiss, a captain at sea, a cowboy taming his mare, and a final duet make up a day-in-the-life of ETIQUETTE UNRAVELED.
MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS presents
The 2011 National NewBorn Festival
The City College of New York
North Academic Campus (NAC)
138th St & Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan
Thu, Feb 3rd through Sat, Feb 5th at 6pm & 8:30pm
Sun, Feb 46h at 5pm
This year’s selected playwrights are Jacqueline Goldfinger from Pennsylvania, Rich Rubin from Oregon, Marilynn Barner Anselmi from North Carolina, Duncan Pflaster from New York, and Riti Sachdeva from New Mexico. Kicking off NewBorn will be the resident reading of David Stallings’ The ReEducation of Arizona, helmed by resident director Cristina Alicea.
Each play receives a free reading with the possibility of a second to the recipient of the Audience Favorite Award (announced Saturday, February 5th before midnight on the MTWorks website). Prior to the festival, the MTWorks’ board of directors will bestow the first Excellence in Playwriting Award.
The 2011 National NewBorn Festival is sponsored by
The City College of New York’s Psychology Club and Department
Red Fern Theatre Company presents
LABA Theatre at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street between First and Second Avenues, NYC
January 27 – February 13, 2011
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m. (Super Bowl Sunday, February 6 at 2pm) Additional performance on Monday, February 7 at 7pm.
www.redferntheatre.org or by calling 866.811.4111
In GENTRIFUSION, playwrights Carla Ching, Joshua Conkel, Michael John Garcés, Jon Kern, Janine Nabers and Crystal Skillman, explore the different truths surrounding the gentrification of New York’s neighborhoods. The playwrights were charged with breaking down the cliched idea of "gentrification". Their pieces dig deeper to address the ways that change both improves and diminishes a community. All residents are given voice in this series, ultimately discovering that both long time residents and the new crop of gentrifiers benefit and suffer in different measures and different ways.
Directors include John Giameptro, Colette Robert, and Moritz von Stuelpnagel
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