Off-Off-Broadway's 13th Street Repertory Company has announced its winter schedule, Dec. 6-Feb. 2, 1997, which is musical, holiday-oriented, and, of course, Theodorous.
Frumi Cohen's musical, A Show Of Hands, continues at the space. Directed by Gerald Van Heerden, Hands tells of ten teen classical pianists at a competition. For more information on this musical, please see the Playbill On-Line story, "13th Street Hands Is A Show To Hum."
Also in repertory is An American Love Story, featuring "the interracial husband and wife comedy team" of Epstein and Hassan. Just to give you an idea of Epstein & Hassan's outspokenness, their show's previous title was "Big Noses, Thick Lips."
What would a theatre be without its own Christmas Carol? 13th Street's is adapted by Sandra Nordgren, directed by Eric Conner, and suitable for ages 5 and over.
For music-lovers, Mark Birnbaum's one-man show, Ragtime `96, serves up the hits of Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin and Fats Waller. Finally, in his 17th year at the theatre, frail but still frightening, there's Brother Theodore. Theodore's hilarious tirades against milk, seductive women, secret conspiracies in Minnesota, and the eating of food have made him a Letterman celebrity and a NY cult landmark.
For information about these productions, call the 13th Street Rep, located quite appropriately on 13th Street, at (212) 675-6677.
--By David Lefkowitz