Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Cavalcade of Curiosities To Open March 14th at The Red Room





Featuring works by J.O.S. Hartung, Daniel Keleher, Danna Call, Hrosvitha, Trav S.D. and F. Scott Fitzgerald


F. Scott Fitzgerald hosts A CAVALCADE OF CURIOSITIES, an evening of short plays spanning over 1,000 years of drama. Featuring plays by 10th Century nun Hrosvitha, local downtown artist Trav S.D., and Fitzgerald himself, as well as other up and coming playwrights, A CAVALCADE OF CURIOSITIES brings you zombies, yuppies and nuns, donuts, guns and drinking. In other words, all the elements of a very Dysfunctional good time.

Fancy Eating You Here
Written by J.O.S. Hartung, Directed by Justin Plowman
Even the undead have relationship issues.

Written by Daniel Keleher, Directed by Justin Plowman
Inside every straight man is a gay man who just wants to watch a robot eat cars.

Safety First
Written by Danna Call, Directed by Nicole Lee Aiossa
Gun Safety for Children at the VFW, featuring Ammo the sock puppet. Free Hi-C and Oreos for all!

Dulcitius, as performed by the nuns of Gandersheim
Written by Hrosvitha, Adapted & Directed by Amy Overman
A convent of 10th century nuns perform a play glorifying the virtues of Christian virgins and the strange ways God protects them.

The Big Donut
Written by Trav S.D., Directed by Peter Schuyler
On a frigid New England night, an act of kindness bears strange and hilarious fruit.

Mr. Icky
Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Directed by Eric Chase
Fitzgerald’s drunken fantasia on old age, jazz and the City gets a modern twist.

The production, presented by the Dysfunctional Theatre Company, will play at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) March 14-23, Monday through Wednesday at 8pm. Tickets ($15) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.smarttix.com.

Starring: Nicole Lee Aiossa, Ann Breitbach, Rob Brown*, Danaher Dempsey, Adam Files, Christopher Gilkey, Josh Hartung, Marissa Levien, Vivan Meisner, Cara Moretto, Tom O’Connor, Vince Phillip*, Peter Schuyler, Amy Beth Sherman*, Stephanie Willing

*AEA Showcase/Approval Pending

DYSFUNCTIONAL THEATRE COMPANY Founded in 1997 Dysfunctional is dedicated to challenging the status quo without taking itself too seriously. Recent productions include A Voluminous Evening of Brevity, The 8: Reindeer Monologues, Arsenic & Old Lace, The Dysfunctional Guide to Home Perfection Marital Bliss & Passionate Hot Romance (winner of the FRIGID 2009 Audience Choice & Sold Out Show Awards), Brew of the Dead (by Patrick Storck) Chosen (by Rick Vorndran; winner of the 2008 FRIGID Sold Out Show Award), and Hoover: A Love Story (by Paul Wells).

Dysfunctional Theatre Classics’ mission is to produce underperformed scripts from previous centuries and to give a new take on “classic” plays of past centuries, as well as continuing the Dysfunctional mission to provide exposure to new playwrights. All of these works are considered Dysfunctional - the Classics Series encourages the audience to perceive them in a new light and to realize that dysfunction isn’t a product of 21st or even 20th century life; it’s a product of the human condition.

“Eclectic, quintessentially off-off-Broadway” Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

“A company dedicated to irreverent ensemble material” Li Cornfeld, Off Off Online

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