Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Announcement - Get S.O.M.! (Theatre of the Small-Eyed Bear)




Theatre of the Small-Eyed Bear, a new repertory theatre company formed by the union of Theatre of the Expendable, Small Pond Entertainment, and Cross-Eyed Bear Productions will present GET S.O.M.! at The Workshop Theater in midtown Manhattan, May 10-30. In today’s declining economy it’s getting harder and harder for indie theatre companies to be able to afford to produce their work in New York City. These three companies have banded together to share production costs, performance space, design teams, and resources to present a month long repertory merger of three bold new plays, Squiggy and the Goldfish by Lenny Schwartz, Ore, or Or by Duncan Pflaster, and Mare Cognitum by David McGee (S.O.M.).

The creative team for GET S.O.M.! includes Wilburn Bonnell (Lighting Design), Jesse L. Hathaway (Props Design), Jennifer Raskopf (Costume Design), Elisha Schaefer (Set Design), Jared M. Silver (Sound Design), and Norah Turnham (Production Manager).

All performances will play at the Workshop Theater (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). Tickets ($12 for 1, $25 for all 3) are available at www.brownpapertickets.com

Theatre of the Expendable presents
Mare Cognitum
By David McGee
Directed by Jesse Edward Rosbrow

Featuring Devon Caraway, Justin Howard, and Kyle Walter

Previews Saturday, May 9 at 6pm & Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm
Opening Night Friday, May 15 at 7pm
Saturday, May 16 at 4:15pm, Sunday, May 17 at 7pm, Thursday, May 21 at 8pm, Saturday, May 23 at 1pm & 9:15pm, Sunday, May 24 at 4:15pm, Wednesday, May 27 at 8pm, Friday May 29 at 9:45pm, and Saturday, May 30 at 7pm.

A country on the brink of war. A city wracked by ineffectual protests. An extraordinarily odd job interview. Faced with such perils, three young idealists do the only thing they can: fly to the Moon in a homemade rocketship.

Small Pond Entertainment presents
Squiggy and the Goldfish
By Lenny Schwartz
Directed by Michael Roderick

Featuring Dana Aber*, Elyse Ault, Eric C. Bailey*, Joshua Breslow*, Jonathan Miles*, Sarah Novotny, Joe Testa*, and Katrina Ylimaki.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity. Showcase approval pending.

Previews Sunday, May 10 at 2pm & Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm
Opening Night Friday, May 15 at 9:15pm
Saturday, May 16 at 6:30pm, Sunday, May 17 at 1pm, Tuesday, May 19 at 8pm, Friday, May 22 at 6:30pm, Saturday, May 23 at 3:15pm, Sunday, May 24 at 6:30pm, Thursday, May 28 at 8pm, and Saturday, May 30 at1pm & 9:15pm.

Squiggy has a lot of problems. His home life is rough, his love life sucks, and his goldfish has just started talking to him. But things are about to change. In the play of Squiggy's life, he's about to make some cuts. Will he find the answers he's looking for or will he end up at the bottom of the goldfish bowl?

Cross-Eyed Bear Productions presents
Ore, or Or
By Duncan Pflaster
Directed by Laura Moss

Featuring E. Calvin Ahn*, Elizabeth Erwin*, Clara Barton Green, Rachel Lin, Shawn McLaughlin, and Robert Torigoe*.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity.

Previews Sunday, May 10 at 6pm & Thursday, May 14 at 7pm,
Opening Night Saturday, May 16 at 1pm & 9:15pm
Sunday, May 17 at 3:45pm, Wednesday, May 20 at 8pm, Friday, May 22 at 9:15pm, Saturday, May 23 at 6pm, Sunday, May 24 at 1pm, Tuesday, May 26 at 8pm, Friday, May 29 at 6:30pm, and Saturday, May 30 at 3:45pm.

A zen exploration of the gap between truth and convenient fictions that employs the known facts about General Tomoyuki Yamashita and his legendary gold to illuminate the tangled love lives of four disaffected New Yorkers trying to ignore their pasts.