Often the city seems deserted and lonely on Christmas Day, but maybe there’s an upside to the slew of “closed” signs and near-empty streets. Why not chill out and chow down while experiencing the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown on the big screen.
Meet Volpone, the rich old magnifico, whose ingenious schemes and scams dupe his wealthy neighbors into showering him with gold. This Jacobean juggler robs the rich to feed the richer, himself! Limited engagement performances for ‘Volpone’ through December 23rd.
This 25-year old troupe performs all over the tri-state area, celebrating the shortest day of the year at the Winter Solstice and the rebirth of the New Year. On Saturday, December 15, The Hudson River Mummers will be singing carols of the season, dancing a few reels (country line dances), and performing the traditional, time-honored, and uproarious play, St. George and the Dragon, a metaphor for the death of the old year and the birth of the new.
This favorite Christmas season drama will be brought vividly to life in a stage adaptation of Frank Capra's classic film of sacrifice and redemption in small town America. December 5th through December 30th.
Jon Fosse’s "A Summer Day" is an enigmatic play, weighty, with repetitive dialogue and portentous glances. It is like a live Bergman film, a grim Scandinavian drama with mysterious overtones written to be purposely vague. Fortunately, Mr. Fosse, a Norwegian, has been translated and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and acted by six talented actors, led by Karen Allen making a remarkable return to the New York stage.
Speak about a cause you believe in on November 21st. Join a revolution of intelligent passionate people doing real things to make this world a better place. Be part of a process to express your ideas, poems, and insights about the current social issues of the day
Join the fight against hydrofracking! Stand alongside Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Lennon, Josh Fox, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, and the Artists Against Fracking for a special screening of “Gasland.” Proceeds will benefit the Water Defense International WOW Company. Thursday, October 18th, at 7pm.
"Digital Dilemmas," running through October 21st, shines the spotlight on a modern American family totally addicted to computers, iPads, iPhones, Androids and gaming consoles, just when they receive a visit from their eloquent and witty grandmother, who insists her smartphone is the dumbest thing she ever owned and prefers to remain in the analog age. As the confrontation heightens, she dares them to a challenge that any touchscreen age family might never recover from – going without their beloved devices for one full day. Let the withdrawal pains begin!
Exploring the surreal, bizarre, and outrageous comedy that lies in dealing with death and healing, WILD WITH HAPPY, opening on October 9th, follows the journey of a young man named Gil who plans to scatter his mother’s ashes in the place where she was the most happy.