A bullying incident escalates to all-out domestic warfare in Mile Square Theatre’s production of God of Carnage, a searing comedy that interrogates the assumed disparity between childish and adult behaviors. Penned by French playwright Yasmina Reza, the play centers on a pair of couples who meet under the pretense of civility to discuss a quarrel between their 11-year-old boys. The parents’ quest for resolution gradually deteriorates into a psychological head-butting contest, culminating in the moment when their inner toddlers break out pacifiers for a soft-sworded duel to the end. An outstanding cast of stage veterans draws laughter with a convincing performance, committing to the chaos while audience members chuckle and shift uncomfortably in their chairs.
With work that has drawn accolades from such notable publications as the New York Times, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has expressed the trials and tribulations of mankind with elegant beauty and fierce honesty since 1954. Dancing doyens mold a full show from a series of short performances, gifting the audience all the variety and brevity of an audio mash-up of the decade's best shampoo commercials.
Murder mysteries should be anything but silly. That’s the view espoused by Live In Theater Productions, the brainchild of prolific actor and playwright Carlo D'Amore. Eschewing the goofy tone of some other shows, Live In Theater plunges participants into cases that take their immersive details from unsolved, historical murders in New York. Showgoers make their way along the city streets where the real crimes once took place, interrogating actors playing roles ranging from 19th-century Irish slumlords to strung-out 1970s junkies. Each event plays out differently as the amateur sleuths weigh evidence, pursue leads, and finally find some use for their pocket-sized polygraphs, creating a one-of-a-kind adventure that earned a 2012 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience.
Internationally renowned comedians descend from the summits of stardom to transform Tribeca Comedy Club into an uproarious sea of laughter during a full schedule of performances. Inside an intimate, 125-seat venue, the club welcomes to its stage renowned, laugh-luring gurus who have graced the spotlights of HBO, Comedy Central, and NBC's Saturday Night Live, including heavy hitters such as Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld. Tribeca Comedy Club ushers in the New Year with a gut-busting bang during its All-Star Comedy series, featuring five headliners, two up-and-coming acts, and one astutely trained Applause sign per show. As quipsters position themselves in front of the exposed-brick wall and lob jokes toward the audience, guests can enjoy pizza and a glass of wine apiece before gathering the courage to whisper their own ideas for a comedy bit into empty glasses.
An estrogen-enthused brain-hatchling from the creator of Girls Night: The Musical, Girl Talk tells the tale of three sassy radio personalities celebrating their last night on the air and discovering the true meaning of friendship. Girl Talk's dramaturgical divas spice their two-hour dialogue with a heel-tapping host of hit songs from Jennifer Lopez, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Underwood, and The Pointer Sisters. When not rousing the crowd with empowering pop tunes, the cast regales audiences with guffaw-inducing gossip about sex, food, babies, men, and Stephen Hawking's controversial theories about cosmological physics and wearing white after Labor Day. Audience members are encouraged to participate by singing along, clapping, or dancing in the aisles. The talented cast get so into their roles that they often stay in character throughout intermission, which can make for remarkably bloody Richard III adaptations, but transforms Girl Talk into a primo bachelorette party activity.
Your first dance can be the highlight of your wedding day. Learn just the basics or let us choreograph something special to your song. Either way we promise userfriendly private instruction for a truly stressfree experience. Classes are team taught by experienced dancer/choreographers who are a real life married couple. All