Cinema / Theater

The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation presents the 25th anniversary of Free Summer theatre beginning on July 15th. The Civil War is the story of people from different backgrounds fighting for the future of the nation - both sides believing they are fighting for freedom


Thicker Than Water Short Play Festival, playing through July 17th (see website for selected dates), is a series of funny and moving vignettes addressing the ups and downs of family life


False Solution is the third play by Oren Safdie set in the world of architecture. It tells the story of a famous architect who’s just won a competition to design a Holocaust museum, and his encounter with a young intern that throws everything into question.  Through June 30th.


Directed by Craig Griffin, Uncharted Waters, playing on June 27th at Village East Cinema, is a feature length documentary about legendary Australian surfer Wayne Lynch. It traces his upbringing in the seaside town of Lorne on Victoria's south western coast and his turbulent experiences as a 'conscientious objector' on the run from conscription and the Vietnam War.


Be Bold! Productions' Treasure Island is a rollicking musical adventure through the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson's most beloved novel . Join Jim Hawkins, on July 18th, as he takes the journey of a lifetime while seeking buried pirate booty and finding real treasure within himself. 


Geppetto meshes two classic and favorite stories, Pinocchio and The Old Man and The Sea, to tell a heart-wrenching and hilarious tale of prosthetics and aging beginning on June 13th. It contemplates resilience in the face of change and loss


On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned


Don’t miss out on the queerest series in town! Each month, Queer/Art/Film invites one of New York’s most unique and homosexual artists to pick a film that’s inspired them and share it with our audience. Curated by filmmakers Adam Baran and Ira Sachs, Queer/Art/Film is intimate, provocative, inspiring… and like nothing else out there. On June 3rd, “PERFORMANCE” takes viewers on a hallucinogenic trip through the underbelly of 1960s bohemia as seen through the eyes of a sadistic gangster on the lam (an ultra-glam James Fox).


 

Conor McPherson’s The Weir, opening on May 15th, is a haunting evocative evening in the theatre you will never forget. In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there.


Selected as one of Hollywood Fringe Festival's "Best of the Fest," The Last of the Knotts, is a semi-autobiographical solo show from performer/poet Doug Knott. In it, Knott's character -- a carefree L.A. hipster -- agonizes over whether or not to become a father after putting up with a lifetime's worth of pain from his own dad, an abusive Florida judge. On June 22nd, at 3pm.


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