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

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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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Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

Today’s podcast features Bob Brader and Suzanne Bachner of the United Solo production of “Spitting In The Face Of The Devil”. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT SPITTING IN THE FACE OF THE DEVIL
In this daring, uplifting and comedic monologue, Bob Brader tells the riveting totally true story of discovering his abusive and charismatic ex-Marine father is a pedophile. Hailed by New York critics as “brilliant” and “unforgettable”, The Beat Arts in London called it “Eighty minutes of
brilliance!”, “Down to earth masterful storytelling” and named it “Best Show of the London Fringe”.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://www.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com

http://unitedsolo.org/us/2014-spitting-nov-9/

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Be Happy, Be Mormon

Today’s podcast is an East coast/West Coast connection. We are joined by Kimball Allen and Emma Hassett to talk about the United Solo production of BE HAPPY BE MORMON. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT BE HAPPY BE MORMON

“Be Happy Be Mormon” is a voyeuristic look into the childhood of a Bambi-loving vegetarian, ballet slipper wearing, Diet Coke drinking gay Mormon Boy Scout. Born into a large conservative Idaho family he doesn’t relate to, Kimball Allen chronicles his upbringing as a fabulous black sheep through colorful narration, private home movies, songs, dance and the occasional acrobatics in this hysterically tragic performance.

Allen’s latest play will premiere at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district as part of “The Official Selection of 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival.

Playwright/Performer: Kimball Allen.
Director: Emma Hassett

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
http://unitedsolo.org/us/2014-behappybemormon-sept-27/

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A little “Something Something Uber Alles”

On Today’s podcast, we explore the life of a Hitler lookalike, two gay pastry chefs and the Queens-bound F Train. Matthew Glass performs SOMETHING SOMETHING UBER ALLES. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT SOMETHING SOMETHING UBER ALLES

A dark comedy about a present-day Hitler lookalike who is abducted by two gay pastry chefs. Soon, they make him the idol of a Hitler-worshipping cult in a cathedral below the Queens-bound F Train. Playwright Assurbanipal Babilla was forced to flee Iran because of his controversial writing. In 2006, he was awarded a Hellman/Hammett grant in recognition of his courage in the face of political persecution. Playwright: Assurbanipal Babilla. Director: Michael Yawney. Photo by Tibi Tibi Neuspiel.

United Solo™ is a New York-based company dedicated to the genre of one-person performance. Our goal is to present solo pieces, both local and international; discover original scripts; bring creators together; exchange perspectives; assemble performers, companies, and institutions, as well as other activities related to solo performance. We believe the single person on stage gives us the opportunity to connect and focus on the uniqueness of human being. Through the exploration of existential themes, solo artists reflect upon political, sexual, economical, religious, and social diversity. This diversity unites us all in a constellation of unique solos.

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

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