Discussing #Curio’s “The Matter of Frank Shaefer”

On today’s podcast, we return to Curio Theatre Company. The company has followed the case of Frank Shaefer to create an up to the minute retelling of the whole matter. Melissa Amilani gets the details. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE MATTER OF FRANK SHAEFER

A World Premiere

With gay marriage being legal in 32 states plus D.C., how will religious organizations who now deny marriage to same-sex couples respond? Our play,The Matter of Frank Schaefer, witnesses the United Methodist Church grappling with that very question. Based on the unprecedented religious trial of the Reverend Frank Schaefer, Curio’s new play is an assemblage of discrimination, defiance, love, family and passionate testimony. Still, countless interviews and research have not yet yielded an ending for the play The Matter of Frank Schaefer as this defiant pastor will have his case taken to the United Methodist’s highest court, the Judicial Council. It looks like the Judicial Council will not only decide the fate of The Reverend Frank Schaefer but it will also decide the ending of The Matter of Frank Schaefer.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
http://curiotheatre.org

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The cost of winning in #Exile’s “RED SPEEDO”

sOn today’s podcast, we return to Theatre Exile to chat with Deb Block about the production of RED SPEEDO by Lucas Hnath. Studio X is transformed as we explore this world poolside! Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT RED SPEEDO

A Philadelphia Premiere
by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Deborah Block

Featuring Keith Conallen, Leonard C. Haas, Jaylene Clark Owens and Brian Ratcliffe

The discovery of a cooler full of performance-enhancing drugs sends Olympic hopeful Ray and those who circle around him into murky waters in this spare, pool-side drama. This taut darkly comic, new play explores the battle between building a family and the business of winning at any cost.
October 30 – November 23

Studio X

1340 S 13th St (13th & Reed Sts)

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
http://theatreexile.org

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A studio full of BAD JEWS!

On today’s podcast, we return to Philadelphia to explore a production that was a hit in New York last season and is sure to please in its Philadelphia Premiere! Walnut Street Theatre Studio on 3 presents “BAD JEWS”. Stay Tuned!

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Bad Jews
By Joshua Harmon
October 7 – November 30
Independence Studio on 3
The hottest show in New York last season was the break-out comedy, Bad Jews. It is one of the most-produced new plays in America – and we’re excited to bring you the Philadelphia premiere! Meet Daphna Feygenbaum, a “Real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend that she met on Birthright. When Daphna’s cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody, he declares ownership of their grandfather’s Chai necklace. A vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues. Bad Jews – it’s about what you choose to believe when you’re chosen.

Bad Jews is recommended for mature audiences – for strong language and adult themes.

Bad Jews photo: Sofie Yavorsky and Davy Raphaely

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

www.walnutstreettheatre.org

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Lovely day for “A Walk In The Woods” with KEEN!

On today’s podcast we return to Theater Row to catch up with KEEN COMPANY Artistic Director, Jonathan Silverstein to open the 15th Anniversay season with Lee Blessing’s A WALK IN THE WOODS. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT A WALK IN THE WOODS

Lee Blessing’s drama – a finalist for the 1987 Pulitzer Prize – is an absorbing and revealing debate on the hope and futility of high-stakes politics. Two superpower arms negotiators — one a cynical Russian veteran and the other an idealistic American newcomer — meet informally in the woods after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. A Walk in the Woods is a surprisingly humorous and timely story of the politics that divide us and the humanity that unites us.

Featuring: Kathleen Chalfant and Paul Niebanck

Directed by Jonathan Silverstein

Performance Schedule:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7PM
Fridays at 8PM
Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM
Sundays at 3PM

Venue:
The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (b/t 9th and 10th)
New York, NY 10036

For tickets call Telecharge at 212-239-6200
Or head to http://www.telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/Overview

If you would like to subscribe to Keen Company’s 15th season head to http://keencompany.org/subscribe/index.shtml

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Stealing Sam

On Today’s podcast, we are joined by Stephen T Gallagher in Canada to talk about his United Solo production, Stealing Sam. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT STEALING SAM
Sam and Jimmy were best friends for over twenty-five years, and they promised each other to face “gay middle age” together. When Sam dies, it’s up to Jimmy to plan their final picnic. Jimmy steals Sam’s cremated remains and tries to give his friend the send-off he deserves.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://unitedsolo.org/us/2014-stealingsam/

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