PRODUCTIONS 2014 WINTERFEST LIST

List of the shows in Alphabetical Order
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At The End Of The Century

A Word from Mr. Owl: A Fable

Aftermath

Bedspread

Behind A Rolling Ball

behind these walls

bread-and-butter-a-situation

Brian And Kim

Carte Blanc

Dating 101: Nina’s Orientation

Death and Peace at Ten in The Morning

Ding! Or Bye Bye Dad

Hazard A Little Death

hOMAge

Immunity

In The Blood

Love Questionmark

Manny’s Last Stand

REFLECTIONS IN A DITCH

Reflections

Satan VS God

the boy in the high heel shoes

THE BRINK

The Long Rail North

1944 Brent Lane

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The Long Rail North

by Michael Hagin

February 3 @ 8:45 – Monday

February 7 @ 7 – Friday

February 9 @ 2 – Sunday

Private Thomas Morgan (Xavier Rodney), a former slave,

rescues a young white girl, Molly Barnes (Mary Sheridan),

from her destroyed home. The Long Rail North follows

their arduous journey to evade both Union and Confederate

forces, as Thomas tries to bring Molly to safety. Written

and directed by Michael Hagins, The Long Rail North features

Michael Rehse, Emily Russell and Sam Lopresti

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Reflections

by Nelson Chimilio

February 5 @ 8:45 – Wednesday

February 8 @ 8:15 – Saturday

February 9 @ 6 – Sunday

An urban one act set in the South Bronx. Themes of family,

relationships, death, abuse, self-esteem and self identity.

Getting to the core, the characters are forced to thoroughly

examine the question “Why do some people choose to live

the life they are living?”, or is it because they want to or have

to? The play will integrate live action on stage

with short video segments.

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Love Questionmark

by Katie Mack & Okema T. Moore

February 6 @ 8:30 – Thursday

February 8 @ 9:45 – Saturday

February 9 @ 8 – Sunday

Narrated by Cupid, Boxed Out Productions brings you Love Questionmark.

This collective takes you on a journey of several relationships, and the types

of love they represent. With humor and candor, Cupid takes the audience

on an emotional ride. Fear.Less, Hope.Less, and Love.Less…three tales that

express how four letters can melt a heart, or mangle a mind – L.O.V.E.

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REFLECTIONS IN A DITCH

by Dane Joseph

February 10 @ 8:45 – Monday

February 14 @ 7pm – Friday

February 16 @ 2pm Sunday

In REFLECTIONS IN A DITCH, the Hardin family has gathered to

plan the funeral of a troubled loved one whose body was gruesomely found only

days earlier. As preparations get underway, forgotten memories resurface and

unsettled wounds reopen leading the family to question the true

meaning of love and loss.

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Dating 101: Nina’s Orientation

by Claudia McCoy

February 11 @ 8:45 – Tuesday

February 14 @ 9 – Friday

February 16 @ 4 _ Sunday

After ending a 10 year relationship Nina asks, “What is dating?”

Unsure of the rules, her friends share hilarious gendered

perspectives leaving audiences asking: “Should women pay on dates?

Do women sacrifice too much in relationships?” With blindsided twists,

Nina just might get the closure she need to move on.

Does she even want to? Would you?

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In The Blood

by Suzan-Lori Parks

adapted by Brandon A. Wright

February 12 @ 8:45 – Wednesday

February 15 @ 8:30 Saturday

February 16 @ 6 – Sunday

Sex, money, and loyalty clash in Suzan-Lori Parks’ gripping drama.

Hester lives in extreme poverty with her 5 children; and desperate times

call for equally desperate measures. Fighting ferociously for her family,

Hester discovers those she turns to for help, threaten the stability she’s

struggled to maintain! Will Hester overcome the odds,

or will her story end in tragedy?

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A Word from Mr. Owl: A Fable


by Andrew Horton

February 17 @ 8:45 – Monday

February 21 @ 7 – Friday

February 23 @ 2 – Sunday

Take a journey down a forest path and meet some friendly rodents

who teach us that even rodents have trouble with acceptance and understanding.

Mr. Owl gives the rodents some words of wisdom regarding living in harmony,

which isn’t always easy, especially when one rodent has “an issue” with another.

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Hazard A Little Death

by Sara Fellini

February 18 @ 8:45 – Tuesday

February 21 @ 9 – Friday

February 23 @ 6 – Sunday

Florence and Georges, two burned lovers, re-ignite a tense and charged

affair that conjures up the spirits of the past. An eccentric Résistance fighter,

a searingly hopeful widow, and a spurned and unrequited lover resurrect

to smoke their cigarettes once more while a time bomb

ticks away between the two former flames.

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the boy in the high heel shoes

by Matt Weinstein

February 19 @ 8:45 – Wednesday

February 22 @ 7 – Saturday

February 23 @ 8 – Sunday

the boy in the high heel shoes” tells the story of a young boy and his point of view of the

world from atop a playground slide. The boy deals with the loss of his mother, his alcoholic

father, and a world that doesn’t quite understand him. He encounters many others on the

playground, and finds himself in love with the moon, all within small vignettes leading

eventually to a closing chapter of the boy’s life.

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Carte Blanc

by Stella Perry

February 20 @ 8:45 – Thursday

February 22 @ 9 – Saturday

February 23 @ 4 – Sunday

Take a twisted romp with Madam, Libby and Amador where echoes of Silent

Film Histrionics and the Scottish Highlands meet. A Man-Child and his

housekeeper order the perfect wife from a catalog. Or is she?

Who’s playing who in this saturated melange of maniacal madness?

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hOMAge

by Natanya Silverman

February 25 @ 8:45 – Tuesday

February 28 @ 9 – Friday

March 2 @ 4 – Sunday

Based on real correspondence between an Oma (German for “grandmother”)

and her granddaughter over a 15-year period, hOMAge?? is the story of a woman

sorting through her clutter to find her voice. Through physical images, music,

projections, collaged script and paper, The Clearing’s 14-woman ensemble shares

a meditation on heeding the lessons of the past to create

original, life-affirming expression.

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Brian And Kim

by Adam Delia

February 26 @ 8:45 – Wednesday

March 1 @ 7 – Saturday

March 2 @ 6 – Sunday

When Bryan helps Kim confront a traumatic event from her past,

their relationship faces unforeseen challenges in the present they

never could have predicted. This award winning, critically

acclaimed play features Charlie Gorrilla and Samantha Posey

with the direction of Aimee Todoroff.

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1944 Brent Lane

by Sarah Schultz

February 27 @ 8:45 – Thursday

March 1 @ 9 – Saturday

March 2 @ 2 – Sunday

Meet Toby and Karen, two thirty-something recovering addicts, determined to forge a new life.

When Toby succumbs to the ghosts of his past, his children, Shelby and Sam, along

with Karen, are left to cope with his erratic and destructive behavior.

1944 Brent Lane reveals a family who experiences the strength of hope,

the pain of loss, and the gift of what remains.

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THE BRINK

by Eugenie Carabatsos

March 3 @ 8:45 – Monday

March 7 @ 7 – Friday

March 9 @ 2 – Sunday

Helen and Charlie have witnessed the death of two of their friends. As they try

to figure out what happened and why, they also unintentionally embark on a

journey to reevaluate their own changing relationship.

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Aftermath

by Holly DeMorro

March 4 @ 8:45 – Tuesday

March 7 @ 9 -Friday

March 9 @ 4 – Sunday

Jack and Vivian have no idea where they are, how

they got there, or why they’re there together-since

they’ve been avoiding each other for the last six months.

The only other person there is a mysterious Being who

shows them pieces of their past to help them find their

purpose in life in this suspenseful story of fate vs. free will.

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Manny’s Last Stand

by Ben Monk

March 5 @ 8:45 – Wednesday

Msrch 8 @ 7 – Saturday

March 9 @ 6 – Sunday

Shooting for television the play Manny’s Last Stand. A burlesque club featuring

an alcoholic comedian who achieves greatness through sobriety. Manny Aarons

goes on the wagon. Goes to AA, does yoga, see’s a therapist, meditates.

He works on new material. We end with Manny’s sold out show at Carnegie

Hall. Audience members get orchestra seats and are encouraged to heckle.

You can buy tickets for this event at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/593608

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Immunity

by Shari Umansky

March 6 @ 8:45 Thursday

March 8 @ 9 – Saturday

March 9 @ 8 – Sunday

 

 

In 1942 Auschwitz, a deadly game is being played by a by a young SS

Officer and his once beloved teacher, a Jew who now

finds that her most prized pupil has become her tormentor.

Will his plan to make himself immune to his humanity by torturing

her each day succeed or will his humanity betray him?

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Beadspread

Bedspread

by Daria Tavana

March 10 @ 8:45 – Monday

March 14 @ 7 – Friday

March 16 @ 2 – Sunday

Ruby stops relying on marriage for satisfaction and finds

short-term comfort between the neighbor’s sheets. When her tense

husband and twisted cousin take arms against fate,

new lines are drawn and old bridges are burned as Ruby struggles

to survive a living nightmare. Can she escape the

clutches of her lovers without losing her grip on reality?

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Behind A Rolling Ball

By Dan Chen

March 24 @ 8:45 – Monday

March 28 @ 7 – Friday

March 30 @ 2 – Sunday

We open on a house for sale. Warren and Jen are looking to buy,

and Nora is looking to sell. But all of their hopes and dreams turn to

nightmares when Warren’s daughter, Danica, and Nora’s husband,

Dave, get involved. The road to happiness is hardly black and

white in this dark allegory about driving on the highway of life.”

Tickets for this event can be bought at

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/582947

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Bread and Butter. A situation

by Mary Kelly

March 25 @ 8:45 – Tuesday

March 28 @ 9 – Friday

March 30 @ 4 – Sunday

Anna and Nick are forced to build a home out of a pile of junk

in order to protect themselves from an approaching storm.

Surrounded by 10,000 soldiers they can not see, they struggle

not to get lost in memories of the past, and try to build a home

which can protect and hold their illusion of happiness.

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Ding! Or Bye Bye Dad

by Jayme Kilburn

March 26 @ 8:45 – Wednesday

March 29 @ 7 – Saturday

March 30 @ 6 – Sunday

Two sisters, Hamiere and Boomer, creep silently towards their sleeping father,

one armed with a bat the other with a frying pan. At the sound of a bell we are

swept into a high-pressured speed-dating scenario. Hamiere is a ball of insecurities,

a relationship dunce. Boomer, her sister, serves as a fire-starter and manic

cheerleader. Ding! centers on the father / daughter relationship and what

happens when that relationship is ill-formed.

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Death And Peace At Ten In The Morning

by Carol Billings

March 18 @ 8:45 – Tuesday

March 22 @ 9 – Saturday

March 23 @ 8 – Sunday

Norman was ready to end it all this morning; then he ran into Betty.

She drags him to New York’s seediest coffee shop, where Sheila

the waitress gets more than her usual dose of crazy as Betty fights

to convince Norman that Death and Peace are not the same thing.

A screwball comedy from Upper West Side playwright Carol Billings.

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behind these walls

By Staxx Cordero

April 7 @ 8:45 – Monday

April 11 @ 7 – Friday

April 13 @ 2 – Sunday

A woman in a domestic violence relationship still mourning the death of her

ex-husband. She is struggling with her sanity and the effect that domestic

violence has on her daughter, Autumn. Autumn is smart, sassy and in high

spirits due to the visits from her deceased father and her dance classes.

By tickets for this event to

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/596496

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by Deaon Griffin-Pressley

April 8 @ 8:45 – Tuesday

April 11 at 9 – Friday

April 13 @ 4 – Sunday


The time is now. 2014. Satan wants to come back to the kingdom of heaven,

but God is unmoved by Satan’s desperate plea. Finally, Satan begs God

to let him end the world because his earthly children constantly disobey him

and rebuke his bible. Will God change his mind and give

Satan the consent to end the world and return to heaven?

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Sandy’s Rain

by Renee Elizabeth Wilson

April 9 @ 8:45 – Wednesday

April 12 @ 7 – Saturday

April 13 @ 6 – Sunday

Set in ­a 1950’s brothel, Sandy’s Rain is the story of five women exploring the boundaries of

love and loyalty, in the wake of a super-storm. When the ladies realize one of their own is o

ut in the storm, an exploration of what love means in the journey of attaining

the goals of each of these jezebels ensues.

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At The End of the Century

by Aminta de Lara

April 10 @ 8:45 – Thursday

April 12 @ 9 – Saturday

April 13 @ 8 – Sunday

Is a play about how a man and woman

share their love for the same man. They meet after his death

believing that by doing so they will settle their unfinished legal obligations

for the man they both loved.. Little do they know that this

unfinished business will release a firestorm of personal resentments, fears

of inadequacy, unresolved mourning and a strange unexpected attraction.

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