Monday, July 17th, 2017

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THE WAITING ROOM By Jack Pepper

THE WAITING ROOM By Jack Pepper
A woman working for the Company arrives at the waiting room and meets a man who thinks he recognizes her. Has this happened before? Is this the first time they have crossed paths? Here in the waiting room she is forced to confront more than she asked for.

Thursday, July 13th at 7pm
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm
Tuesday, July 25th at 9pm
 
THE WAITING ROOM will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Thursday, July 13th at 7pm
 
   
 
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm
 
   
 
Tuesday, July 25th at 9pm
 
   
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue

Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 13th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 25th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

EXTRA ORDINARY By Melissa Myers

EXTRA ORDINARY By Melissa Myers

Extraordinary is a heart-touching drama about a girl who is terrified of her future and what she will amount to. 
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
Sunday, July 16th at 3pm
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm
 
 
 
EXTRAORDINARY will perform with the following plays on these days:
 
Friday, July 14th at 7pm
 
   
 
Sunday, July 16th at 3pm
 
   
 
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
 
   
 
Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm
 
   
 
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Melissa Myers (Playwright/EXTRA ORDINARY) is currently a freshman undergraduate at Pace University pursuing a BA in Directing. She is originally from Portland, Oregon and has lived out her dream this past year in New York. She comes from an Acting and Musical Theatre background back home. The theatre she calls her home in Portland is Staged! where she was involved in their Pre-professional conservatory, as well as Assistant Director in the Northwest production of Heathers, the musical! She thanks Chanda Hall, Andrew Bray, Paul Angelo, and her mom and dad for always supporting and believing in her dreams. 

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7pm

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7pm
  • THE WIGGLE ROOM by George D. Morgan
  • THE WAITING ROOM by Jack Pepper 
  • SICK AND TIRED by Diane L. Parker
  • EXTRAORDINARY by Melissa Myers

     

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9pm

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 9pm
  • THE PRIVATE ROOM by Dan Haughey 
  • TREFFPUNKT by Natalie Lifson
  • DOUBLE JOY by Joseph Lizardi
  • TALKABOUT by George Coates

        

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

TREFFPUNKT By Natalie Lifson

TREFFPUNKT By Natalie Lifson

Richard, a WWII veteran struggling with PTSD, discovers that the future may not be so dim after all when he meets Henry, a WWI veteran, and his daughter Cathy.
 
Friday, July 14th at 9pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 5pm
Wednesday, July 26th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Natalie Lifson (Playwright/TREFFPUNKT) is an award-winning playwright, producer, lyricist, screenwriter, and director. At eighteen years old, she has produced and/or written for 26 shows, including 4 musicals and various dramas, one acts, and sketch comedy shows in venues such as The Strawberry Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Players Theatre, The People's Improv Theatre, The Secret Theatre, The Broadway Comedy Club, The Lama Theatre, the International Women Artists’ Salon, and French Woods Festival. 

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, July 14th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THE WIGGLE ROOM By George D. Morgan

THE WIGGLE ROOM By George D. Morgan 

On the evening prior to the Space Shuttle Challenger launch, supervisors from NASA have a conference call with engineers from the  Morton Thiokol Rocket Company to discuss a problem that may jeopardize the entire mission.
 
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th St, NYC.
Between 9th & 10th Avenue.
 

 
Saturday, July 15th at 3pm
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
Thursday, July 20th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm

Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office.  
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
George D. Morgan has a BA in Creative Writing from CSUCI and an MFA in Writing for the Performing Arts through the University of California, Riverside.
 
George has written more than a dozen stage plays and musicals including Second To Die, Nevada Belle, Thunder in the Valley, Pasadena Babalon, and Capture The Sun.  He also wrote the music and lyrics for the children’s musical The Trial of Goldi Locks.
 
George is the author of Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, a memoir about his mother.  It is based on his play Rocket Girl, which premiered in 2008 at Caltech, where he is the playwright in residence. 
 
George is the playwright in residence at Caltech, and a member of both the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.  His personal web site can be found at www.georgedmorgan.com.
 
George and his wife Lisa are foster-adopt parents of three young children. 
 
 

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 pmPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 pmPrice: $30.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Thursday, July 20th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $30.00

DOUBLE JOY By Joseph Lizardi

DOUBLE JOY By Joseph Lizardi
A romance between a middle aged couple who allowed their growing love for each other act as a healing process that helps seal their relationship.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 3pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm
Monday, July 24th at 7pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Joseph Lizardi (Playwright/DOUBLE JOY) was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx and in Long Island. He received his education at Baruch College and Stony Brook University. He served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. He recently retired as an ESL High School teacher in New York City. He studied acting, playwriting, and directing at HB Studios, Playwrights Horizons, and The Ensemble Studio Theatre. He served as playwright-in Residence at the Arena Players Theatre in Long Island where many of his full length plays were produced including The Powder Room, Three on the Run, a John-Wayne-Kind of Hero, The Comedy of Love, The Contract, and El Macho. Two of his plays were produced by Woodie King at the Henry Street Playhouse, The Commitment and The Block Party.  His play El Macho was produced by Miriam Colon at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Theatre-Vision produced some his one-act plays in Manhattan including: Double Fault, Whatever Happened to Adam and Eve?, The Pitch & The Swing,  More Than Strangers, A Night in 1940, and The Other Side of the Bridge. This is Mr. Lizardi’s 18th play produced by the Festival. His previous ones were:  Valentine’s Day, Double Fear, Heroes, Hunters, Double Guilt, Men in a Bottle, Where the Sun Never Shines, Suicide Lover, 4 Murders & A Suicide, Always Faithful, The Reunion, A Bridge For Two, Stranger With A Gun, To Hope Again, Same Time - Same Bench, The Big Flush, Namvets, Saving Legs, December in New York, and In Love Again. His one-act play Sea Waves Inn was published by Samuel French, and scenes from his two plays The Commitment and The Block Party were published by Applause Books. His one-act play Heroes was recently published in Volume 7 of the Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival. Many of his other plays have been produced throughout Manhattan and in regional theaters throughout the country.

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 3:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

SICK AND TIRED By Diane L. Parker

SICK AND TIRED By Diane L. Parker

Dramatic portrayal of Voting Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 5pm
Monday, July 17th at 7pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
Monday, July 24th at 7pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Diane L. Parker (Playwright/SICK AND TIRED), a resident of New Jersey and a native of St. Louis, Mo., is thrilled to have a New York premiere of her original play in the Strawberry One Act Festival.  By day, Diane works as the Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity for an international media company based in Manhattan.  By night, weekends and every spare moment, she is an actor, singer and director. 
Diane has toured with several national theater companies and has been featured in numerous productions in Missouri, New Jersey and New York such as Fences, Ragtime, Big River, A Piece of My Heart, Shrek the Musical, Hairspray and Godspell.  Diane is a recipient of the 2015 New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) prestigious Perry Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Mrs. Muller in the dramatic play, Doubt.  She has appeared in several independent films and most recently in the Oscar nominated film, Fences.  Earlier this year, Diane directed Katori Hall’s play, The Mountaintop, at Villagers Theatre in New Jersey.  She is a member of the Studio Luna Acting Company and, next month, she will direct a one act play in Luna Stage One Act Play Festival.
 
Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a minor in Theater and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University in Missouri.  She is also a certified public speaker.  In 2012, Diane competed against 30,000 contestants to become one of nine finalists and, the only female finalist, in the World Championship of Public Speaking through Toastmasters International.
Diane enjoys spending time with the president of her fan club - her mom, supporting friends in local theater, baking homemade desserts and being number one on her leader board in Bejeweled Blitz.

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

THE PRIVATE ROOM By Daniel Haughey

THE PRIVATE ROOM By Daniel Haughey
Is an exciting new drama about the demands schools can place on teachers and students in the harshest times.  Set on a Midwestern small college campus, this short one-act play will take you through the relationships of three desperate people trapped in a storm of passions.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 7pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Sunday, July 23rd at 5pm
Monday, July 24th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Daniel Ferguson Haughey (Hoy), (Playwright, THE PRIVATE ROOM), Teaching-Artist, Member, Illinois Education Association and Illinois Theatre Association (ITA).  Credentialed in Speech and Theatre Arts.
 
Daniel has a BA in Theatre Arts and a minor in English from Eastern Kentucky University, and an MFA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with an emphasis in playwriting and play production.  He also attended the Florida State University-Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training.  Dan is an Actor, Singer, Director, Playwright and Educator. He has taught for 29 years, thirteen of those at Black Hawk College (BHC) in Moline, Illinois, where he headed the theatre program, served as Cultural Events Chair, and instructed speech and theatre arts classes.  Also he served two years on the BHC Faculty Senate and in 2010 culminated his full-time tenure at BHC with the distinction of Professor Emeritus.  He has six years’ experience as a professional on stage, in TV, and film and is a former member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and currently the Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG).  In addition to his performance resume that features a long list of the more conventional plays and musicals, Dan has toured his one-person show on Ulysses S. Grant, MR. U. S. GRANT, to schools, museums, national parks and service clubs in nine different states since 1981, including the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis.  He also tours in his new one-person show, RangerManDan!, about the wacky things people try to do to the environment.  Additionally, he is a guitarist and singer in his shows GAELIC SONGS and CIVIL WAR MELODIES.  Dan has served as a board member for regional Arts councils, state theatre associations in Tennessee and New Mexico, and on the Illinois Theatre Association Board for over five years, primarily as a University/College Co-Chair.  In 2004 he served as ITA Convention Chair, and in 2005-07 represented ITA as a member of the Illinois Arts Alliance/Foundation, Arts Education Committee, while serving as a past ITA President. He has served as a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.  In 2013-14, he was commissioned as a “Road Scholar” by the Illinois Humanities Council for his Avant Guarde one-person show entitled, EA POE: Edgar Alan Poe’s Imagination!, and returns as an IHC “Road Scholar” in 2017-18 for his show MR. U. S. GRANT. Among the plays he has written are a full-length, YANKEE GENTLEMAN, and one-acts THE DELIVERANCE OF BETSEY REED, LABOR DAY, RUN WITH ME, and a one-act musical about love and growing up in the 50’s, THE BEST MAN OF FLAGPORT, co-authored with Coleman Harris and Traci Davis.  Mr. Haughey has also taught children’s theatre classes and high school theatre. He is a member of the Illinois Education Association and the National Education Association.  Dan performs through and runs his own teaching-artist business, “danact3”.  He is a native of Ohio, where he met his lovely wife Deb Hess-Haughey.  They have three children, Emily, Bob, and Joe now enjoying their own careers.

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 7:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 23rd at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 24th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

TALKABOUT By George Coates

TALKABOUT By George Coates

Talkabout is an absurdist play which aims to ask questions of social convention and compliance to said social conventions.
 
Saturday, July 15th at 9pm
Sunday, July 16th at 5pm
Monday, July 17th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 18th at 9pm
 
Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Box Office
Premium Seats (Rows A-F): $30 Online, $35 at the Box Office
 
At the Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th Street, NYC
Between 9th & 10th Avenue
 
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
 
George Coates (Playwright/TALKABOUT) is a British writer who calls on his left wing politics not only as a source of material for his plays, but also as a way to infuriate his father-in-law. He has been known to use his horrifically orange beard as a conversation starter. 

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, July 16th at 5:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Monday, July 17th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Tuesday, July 18th at 9:00 PMPrice: $30.00

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