Prospect Troupers Show Off Wares With Four Short Works Starting April 15

News   Prospect Troupers Show Off Wares With Four Short Works Starting April 15 The not-for-profit Prospect Theater Company in New York City shines a spotlight on four short works written or staged by its producing and artistic associates in a series called "New PROSPECTives" April 15-16 and April 23-25.

The series is part of the troupe's dark nights series, and performances take place at the West End Theater (Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th St., second floor) on the nights when Prospect's Iron Curtain is dark.

Tickets are $15 (adults), $12 (students) and can be purchased through Theatremania.com.

New PROSPECTives offers the choice of two double bills and a marathon of all four plays. The works are:

SERIES A:

  • 45 Blows written and directed by Donald Butchko. "Two girls test the limits of friendship, and the boundaries of imagination."
  • Leap written by Morgan Allen and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde. "Up in the Sky, will a frantic leap lead to freedom or nothingness?" Series A works play April 15 at 3 PM; April 16 at 8 PM and (in a marathon) April 25 at 7 PM.

    SERIES B:

  • The Duck Variations written by David Mamet directed by Merete Muenter. "A play about life, friendship, survival, and of course, DUCKS!"
  • The Proposal written by Anton Chekhov directed by Dev Bondarin. "Do love, hate, and pride equal happily ever after?" Series B works play April 23 at 8 PM; April 24 at 8 PM and (in a marathon) April 25 at 7 PM.

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    Also upcoming from Prospect is a project called Day, to play April 11 and 12, April 17 and 18 and April 19 an 22.

    According production notes, "Eight talented emerging playwrights were commissioned to write a new piece based on one three-hour period of the day. They were then paired up with eight thrilling young directors and given two weeks to cast, develop, and rehearse. Performed all together, the plays will encompass one 24-hour day. These eclectic new works — from the realistic to the fantastical, the serious to the absurd, including a new musical and an appearance by Fidel Castro, prove that a lot can happen in a Day."

    The featured playwrights are Kristoffer Diaz, Graeme Gillis, J. Holtham, Kyle Jarrow, Marisol Ling, Qui Nguyen, Sonya Sobieski and Lloyd Suh.

    The featured directors are Adam Arian, Kate Pines-Schwartz, Christopher Maring, Dylan McCullough, Andrew Rothschild, Awoye Timpo, Catherine Ward and Kerry Whigham.

    Day appears April 11 at 8 PM, April 12 at 8 PM, April 17 at 8 PM, April 18 at 8 PM, April 19 at 8 PM, April 22 at 3 PM.

    For ticket information call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.theatermania.com.

    For more information about Prospect, visit www.ProspectTheater.org.

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